Originally Posted by jason387
It could be that hot because at stock your TDP is already at 125. Overclocking it would increase it further. It at 4.2Ghz would would be higher than the 6300 at 4.2Ghz. Good to know that it's going well with buffybill as I will be getting the same setup expect I'll be getting the Revision 5.0 of the mobo. Have you tried taking the FX 6300 past 4.5Ghz on this mobo?
No I havent tried taking it anywhere above 4.2Ghz, yet, jason387, as I am still currently using the stock cooler. I had originally settled on taking it to the stock turbo speed of 4.1Ghz, but pushed 4.2Ghz just to satisfy my OCD need for it to be officially overclocked lol. Everything is running great with no probs so dont want to tempt fate until I get better cooling. I have a feeling this CPU will handle 4.5Ghz without too much effort, but lets wait and see. I will report back my results as soon as I get better cooling installed.
EDIT: I also would have loved to get the REV 5 model of the board, but couldnt find it anywhere at time of purchase. I got the REV 4.1 from Amazon in the end and it came with bios F4 installed.Edited by buffybill - 8/4/13 at 6:56am