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Help please! Overclocking my fx 6300, what do I do next?

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Using this guide
http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
I was able to get my fx 6300 oc'd to 4.8ghz by just adjusting the multiplier and the voltage, havent touched the ram except to manually set the speed and voltage on it. I was able to run prime95 small ftts for 1 hour with no errors. My question is what if anything do I need to do with the ram settings? Or any other settings for that matter. I have dug around the internet, but the information is so varied that by now I am just confused and not sure what to do next.

Here are my specs

Motherboard - Asus M5A88FX Pro R2.0 (per the above guide I disabled cool n quiet etc)
CPU - AMD FX 6300 Vishera @ 1.425V (temps are about 30C idle and got up to 53C while running Prime95)
Memory - 2x4gb Corsair DDR3 1600 Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B manually set to 1600Mhz @ 1.5V
PSU - OCZ 750w 80Plus Bronze
Cooling - Corsair H80i All in One Water Cooling Kit (had the fans running at max speed but would like to back them down to a quieter level)
Graphics Cards - Dual Sapphire 7870s in xfire

From what I have gleaned by poking around, most good overclocks seem to have the cpu frequency set higher than what I have currently along with adjusted ram settings ie northbride freq, ht link frequency, ram voltage etc, so I feel like I need to adjust these settings but I am not sure how to do it. The only thing I have changed in my settings is the cpu multiplier and voltage, which are at 24x and 1.425 respectively plus manually setting the memory to 1600mhz and the memory voltage to 1.5 because the stock settings were only reading it at 1333mhz.

If anyone can point me in the right direction or offer me some ongoing tips, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by Babagahnush - 8/21/13 at 11:07am
post #2 of 5
Hello,

The trick to it all is adjusting one setting at a time. So adjusting FSB also increases Memory clk and HT clk and cpu clk. So find the highest multiplier on stock voltage then adjust voltage up from there when it fails to boot into windows. When you find a comfy voltage that you are ok with. Back the multiplier back down and find you max FSB by only upping the FSB. Most likely your limitation will be how high your memory will go. If this happens change the fsb:memory ratio is the best way. Timings are more important then memory clock speed in most cases. Best not to raise your memory voltage up more then .05v higher then rated.

Every system and every chip is different. Its experimenting and finding the best for your system. If you got anymore questions just let us know.thumb.gif

Good Luck!!!
 
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4.8 you should be happy have mine at 4.58 @ 1.4375V on air,would love 4.8, every chip is different.
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After reaching 4Ghz. Try raising the FSB to reach 4.9Ghz. Might help.
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Originally Posted by highendpcgamer View Post

Hello,

The trick to it all is adjusting one setting at a time. So adjusting FSB also increases Memory clk and HT clk and cpu clk. So find the highest multiplier on stock voltage then adjust voltage up from there when it fails to boot into windows. When you find a comfy voltage that you are ok with. Back the multiplier back down and find you max FSB by only upping the FSB. Most likely your limitation will be how high your memory will go. If this happens change the fsb:memory ratio is the best way. Timings are more important then memory clock speed in most cases. Best not to raise your memory voltage up more then .05v higher then rated.

Every system and every chip is different. Its experimenting and finding the best for your system. If you got anymore questions just let us know.thumb.gif

Good Luck!!!

Could you elaborate on what you mean here? Take the multiplier back to 17.5? How do I know what my max FSB is? Should I be able to boot into windows? Do I need to adjust memory settings at the same time? Im not sure how to change the fsb:memory ratio. What about the cpu/nb frequency and the ht frequency? Do these need to be adjusted at all? Some guides suggest that they do, while others dont. This is what I mean by being confused. Sorry if I am asking too much at once, but I am really at a loss on how to proceed. I thought I was done with my overclocking when I hit 4.8 with a decent voltage and temp, but then I read somewhere that I needed to do a stability test with Prime95 blend to test the memory and it failed almost instantly.
Edited by Babagahnush - 8/21/13 at 7:28pm
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