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I have just installed my very first non-stock CPU cooler (H60) and I am hoping to OC. I am far from the computer noob, I know all my parts and have built many computers, but never have OC'd for the fear of breaking something. I have a few issues/problems I'm not too sure about when it comes to OC'ing so here's a little about my situation.

According to one of my friends, my CPU heat sensor could be broken. It is reading just under 10 C while idle or doing light browsing, and in the low 20's C when playing Battlefield 4. All of my mobo settings related to GPU/CPU/RAM should be at stock. I've been using the program called CoreTemp and OpenHardwareMonitor and they are getting the same readings. The last time I checked my CPU temperature in the BIOS it said it was at 30 C.

My other problem is, where do I start. I've seen a few videos, read up a little, but I would really like some direction from some real pros. And I'm sorry to say but I need straight forward directions because I am not really sure how to control the OC. I know where everything is in the BIOS, I just do not understand nearly all of the different fields and options in it. I'm not looking to maximize my CPU to 100% of its potential. I know it can hit up to 4GHZ but I'd be happy with 3.8GHZ.

Also, running a CX600 power supply and 6850 (hoping to get a 7870 or 670 this holiday).

Thanks for reading smile.gif
post #2 of 7
heres a guide

http://www.overclock.net/t/1140459/bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming
post #3 of 7
I would love to help but I need to know what mother board you are on?
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you beat me to it, I wanted to know if maybe he had a less usual board though just in case. thumb.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 8120 Gigabyte 990fxa-ud5 MSI TWIN FROZR GTX 650Ti TURBO BOOST CORSAIR VENGEANCE BLUE 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SEAGATE  ASUS 24X DVD-R STOCK FOR NOW WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM  
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SEAGATE  ASUS 24X DVD-R STOCK FOR NOW WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM  
PowerCaseMouseAudio
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 8120 Gigabyte 990fxa-ud5 MSI TWIN FROZR GTX 650Ti TURBO BOOST CORSAIR VENGEANCE BLUE 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SEAGATE  ASUS 24X DVD-R STOCK FOR NOW WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM  
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR TX750M SEMI MODULAR NZXT PHANTOM FULL TOWER WHITE GENERIC WIRELESS  ONBOARD 7.1 
Other
PCI 4 PORT HOST (FIRE WIRE) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SEAGATE  ASUS 24X DVD-R STOCK FOR NOW WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM  
PowerCaseMouseAudio
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saw the board in the tittle, my bad
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SEAGATE  ASUS 24X DVD-R STOCK FOR NOW WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM  
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR TX750M SEMI MODULAR NZXT PHANTOM FULL TOWER WHITE GENERIC WIRELESS  ONBOARD 7.1 
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The A.o.K.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 8120 Gigabyte 990fxa-ud5 MSI TWIN FROZR GTX 650Ti TURBO BOOST CORSAIR VENGEANCE BLUE 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SEAGATE  ASUS 24X DVD-R STOCK FOR NOW WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM  
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR TX750M SEMI MODULAR NZXT PHANTOM FULL TOWER WHITE GENERIC WIRELESS  ONBOARD 7.1 
Other
PCI 4 PORT HOST (FIRE WIRE) 
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post #7 of 7
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Are the temperature readings I'm getting accurate?

Also, is it pretty much standard to update the BIOS to the latest for all OC'ers?
Edited by t6lock - 12/1/13 at 12:54am
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