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Medium overclocking for this FX 8350 bundle

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Hi, I just would like to ask first what is the possible medium overclock or at least the fastest speed without compromising longevity for this specs. I just actually upgraded some parts of my PC
Proci: FX 8350
Mobo: GA-970A-DS3P
CPU Cooler: Master Cooler Hyper 212X
Case: Ostrog Enermax Limited Edition Black
PSU: Huntkey Green Power 500 watts
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB (OS)

My second question is---I'm sorry for being noob but I am really am (as a matter of fact, this is first time just in case and I am not really PC savy---how would I do it. I scour already the net and most of the times I am only seeing FX 8350 being overclock to an asus mobo or to gigabytes' higher end mobos. With this I would really appreciate it if someone could be gracious and kind enough to at least provide me a step by step procedure on how to do it. I tried to read and watch most over clocking guides but perhaps since I don't know the terms (or maybe the one discussing are not just really giving a detailed instruction, I got lost really. With this I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this.

Thanks
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You may try to hit 4.2 GHz, this is the frequency that may be easily achieved. Reason is that 4.2 is the turbo frequency for 4 active cores, on 8 cores its 3.9 as you may know, you may easily be able to hit 4.2 stock voltage, maybe one or two ticks higher but its not hard.
Go through the Bulldozer and Piledriver Overbidding Guide for ASUS MoBos.

NOTE: You have a 970 chipset board so its possible that you may not be able to OC quite well, I own an ASUS M5A97 R2.0, an AMD 970 board and I couldn't go beyond 3.9. See if your board has at least 6+2 phase power phase then you should be able to hit it nicely, on 4+1/4+2 phase power boards its really difficult to OC, you get throttling issues, freezing etc. So just keep that in mind and don't lose hope wink.gif
    
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AMD FX-8150 ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD Radeon HD 6670 Corsair  
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Western Digital Caviar Blue Samsung Super WriteMaster AMD FX-8150 Stock Air Cooler Windows 8 PRO x64 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD Radeon HD 6670 Corsair  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Blue Samsung Super WriteMaster AMD FX-8150 Stock Air Cooler Windows 8 PRO x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Lenovo 17 inches CRT Lenovo Cooler Master Thunder 500W Cooler Master Elite 311 
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