Originally Posted by ruskiwi
At the time I was planning to get a Asus M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard so I could OC the thing, However when I went to buy the parts they were initially sold out of that motherboard and had to go with the Gigabyte mobo due to the deal they had on that day.
I can't seem to find any overclocking guides based on multiplier and fsb alone. I had a vcore of 1.440 at first when I tested the system after installation until I updated the bios.
I've done a search for a guide on overclocking the AMD 8320 but am a bit lost.. can't find any reference whether I need to disable Turbo Boost and Cool n Quiet which seem the norm..
Can anyone direct me to a easy to follow guide? Better to OC through BIOs or AMD Overdrive?
Never use software to OC a CPU. The software requires an OS to operate (obviously) which leads to complications in the way the motherboard and the program communicate. BIOS is the only way to go.
Tuning your BCLK is not suggested either. Leave it at 100 Mhz and call it a day.
Change you multiplier to your desired clock. Unlock the voltage (take off auto) and adjust to a higher setting. Try taking to 1.4V for testing. Adjust Load Line Calibration to a higher setting (don't suggest the highest setting, but a tier below, which is Turbo on Gigabyte boards). Then boot into OS and stress test for about 15-20 minutes (download a program called Prime95). If all is well with no BSOD's or errors, then go back into BIOS and bring down voltage by .005V. Keep temps below 60C (I know that 62C is TJ Max, don't get near it)
Rinse and repeat.
Be careful about overvolting too. That board might not even like 1.4V, so you might have to settle for lower. Maybe even begin testing at a lower voltage.
Another thing, do you have proper cooling for this? If you are on a stock fan, do not do anything I just said until you get a decent cooler.Edited by truestorybro545 - 1/1/14 at 8:48pm