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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 is not a good mobo to oc on. It is a 4+1 power phase. I hope you put some VRM coolers on the mobo and a fan blowing on them too.

ya dixson is right,,maybe some people are getting 5 ghz with your board,,but your playing Russian roulette with the VRMs on that board,,,i wouldn't go past 4.5ghz,,also like Dixon said you could purchase copper heatsinks for the VRMs

you can find them at newegg,,,very cheap20-30$

I just read your last post and "yes" if you can decrease voltage and keep it stable,,,get some proper cooling or if you really want to have a 24/7 high overclock,,,,like 5.0ghz,,,you should really think about getting a better motherboard,,because a high overclock on your current board will degrade the board very fast,,this one has 6+2 power phasing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131851
m5a99fx pro r2
or you can go all the way with a sabertooth or crosshair-v
Edited by trailer park boy - 10/6/13 at 2:41pm
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post #12 of 15
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Thanks very much for all this advice and helping me o.c.

I will get a new mobo ASAP and attempt to increas my o.c.

Thanks again.
post #13 of 15
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Thanks very much for all this advice and helping me o.c.

I will get a new mobo ASAP and attempt to increas my o.c.

Thanks again.

if your using the stock cpu cooler,,its not gonna get you to 5ghz,,a decent air cooler might get you to 5ghz,but it to will be farely hot ,,a closed loop water cooler like a h100 or some other brand is the best,,especially for a 24/7 overclock,,,all cases will support a 120mmx120mm radiator,,,but not all cases will support a 240x120mm radiator,,,just something to think about,,,basically a 24/7 5ghz overclock needs a high airflow case,,,good cpu cooling,,,a motherboard that can deliver the required power,,8+2 power phasing is the best,,whatever brand of board you get,,also a decent PSU,,no offence but your PSU is pretty budget and could burn up and take your new motherboard and cpu with it,,,so that's something else to think about,,,you need a good quality 550watt,,,gold series,,,would be best,,,

just as an example my CM hyper 212+ had a coretemp of 60.c at 4.5ghz under load with my FX6300,so I backed it down to 4.2ghz for acceptable temps,,at one point I had it to 4.9ghz,,but wasn't able to stress test because of high core temps
Edited by trailer park boy - 10/6/13 at 4:11pm
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post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Okay, yeah.
I am going to back to look back on this and get all the stuff I need as soon as I can:
PSU was budget for the time being and will be changed.
post #15 of 15
One thing you never mentionned is the CPU cooler youre using, this will greatly influence your oc target and possibilities as TPB pointed out, before we can give you insight in precide numbers then wed need that factor ^^
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