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Thanks for tips guys, I will try this out tonight and see how it goes. I'll be pretty busy the next few days, so I'll let you know how it goes, I'm going to keep track of everything via spreadsheet to see the results.
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Ull see in the end that your chip perfers FSB overclocking instead of Multi-Increase! It seems to me like both my fx 6100 and my 8350 are the same way,plus the results ive noticed from other users as well. Try to cool those vrms if you can-It will help! Good luck thumb.gif
     
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I noticed w/ auto-tune mine topped at 4.0-4.1 on my 6100 but haven't gone in to pushing it past that manually. but also I'm not on the same MoBo. Hopefully you can make the leap into the 4.0 arena
     
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my 8120 + gigabyte 990fxaud3 don't take fsb overclocking very well.
for me it was finding the maximum multiplier it would boot at (stock voltage) which was 4.1;
then upping the voltage until my cooling couldn't take anymore (1.4v-1.42v) and increasing the multiplier.

it runs at 4.6 1.45v but jumps to 1.5v even with llc extreme, this is too much for air cooling.

i settled at 205*22, any higher fsb and stress testing would fail.

also, good vrm cooling is a must for bulldozer/ am3+
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I Just installed a Vrm fan today on this ****ty mobo ( m5a97) but in all honesty iam not expecting to get anything xtra out of it, just to keep the temps down somewhat. Iam stuck with it for now, but next build will be Intel for sure~
     
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With the XSPC EX280 750 kit I'll be getting tomorrow, my processor won't need to worry about heat. It's my VRM that I need to install a fan on it or something.
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With the XSPC EX280 750 kit I'll be getting tomorrow, my processor won't need to worry about heat. It's my VRM that I need to install a fan on it or something.

watch your core temps,,,it will start becoming unstable after 55.c,,,62.c max core temp ,,,if I remember right,,,you can use core temp or open hardware monitor,,,cupid hardware monitor seems to have compatibility issues with AI suite II"""false warnings"""
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post #18 of 39
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max for fx-4*** and fx_6*** is 70C, fx-8*** is 62 wink.gif

Core temps won't move much with a 280 rad I think tongue.gif
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max for fx-4*** and fx_6*** is 70C, fx-8*** is 62 wink.gif

Core temps won't move much with a 280 rad I think tongue.gif
With the water cooling setup I have. My FX-8320 @ 4.5ghz hits 40c under full load. So heat shouldn't be a issue with your water cooling setup. I say it again. The only issue I would be worry about is the VRM temp.
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This is as far as I can bring it....I set the voltage to 1.425 for cpu core in bios, but it seems to go over that....

http://valid.canardpc.com/2899665

Anything above 210 bus causes crashes/bsod/hangs, anything above 19.5x does the same too. Tempatures never exceed 40C, could it be my VRM limiting me??
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