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Hey guys just started overclocking yesterday with my new gaming rig. I have m5a99x evo R2.0, FX-6300 with hyper 212 plus

I found a guideline and I was able to get my CPU to overclock to 4.6 GHZ at 1.416 volts. I'm running OCCT now 30mins now and still stable, max temp 54c.


If after an hour its stable, is it necessary to start messing with RAM and NB, FSB stuff?

Ill mostly only using computer for gaming.

Also my chip VID is 1.2500, do I have a good chip?
Edited by ImJJames - 9/19/13 at 8:53am
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I have the same board and CPU. Same overclock.

Yes, you can overclock the memory too.

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It isnt necessary to overclock them, but it can help with giving more performance. RAM probably wont help that much in general gaming, but boosting your CPU/NB and HTT can help a bit. A lot of people like trying to run their CPU/NB at 2600MHz in sync with their HTT, but some people cant get their processor stable that high. These FX processors dont like as high of CPU/NB as the older processors did. Since you still have some voltage and heat headroom I would try to get another 100-200MHz out of your core speed as well if possible.
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Ran 1 hour of OCCT stable on all cores. MAX 54 C

Ran 1 hour of prime95 with 75% memory usage, 1 core fails within 21 minutes, rest core is fine. MAX 56 C


1 core failing is okay right? Considering no games I play use more than 2 cores...
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No, try 4.5ghz with that voltage

Ht link to 2600 and nb speed to 2000
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No, try 4.5ghz with that voltage

Ht link to 2600 and nb speed to 2000


On the guide it said recommended to have NB and HT same speed.


Just and update: I ran prime 4.6 Ghz at 1.417 vcore for 4 hours 1 processor failed at 26 minutes, another @ 48 minutes, rest stable for 5 hours.

So I decided to keep same vcore and just decrease to 4.5 ghz. Ran prime and now its been stable for 2 hours no cores fail @ 1.417. Temps were really high though during whole test it stayed at around 62c-63c. (Temps would be a lot lower if it was at night, my room today was extremely hot)

Now that I found a multiplier stability settings, im going to mess with the FSB stuff.

I'm guessing I have to decrease multiplier and increase FSB to match the same speed I had multiplier on, please someone correct me if im wrong. Also does increasing HT/NB increase temps?
Edited by ImJJames - 9/19/13 at 5:57pm
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Now that I found a multiplier stability settings, im going to mess with the FSB stuff.

I'm guessing I have to decrease multiplier and increase FSB to match the same speed I had multiplier on

FSB x Multi = CPU speed, but changing the FSB alos changes the memory speed.

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post #8 of 8
Yeah piledrivers don't really benefit much from NB increase.
What I did notice is that NB has to be equal or faster then RAM speeds.

On my board if I set 2400 RAM the NB automatically goes to 2400.
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