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yes overclocking your 8320 is worth it, start low and go from there.

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Don't be discouraged just yet! Like I stated before - give it a try - see what it can do!
4.5GHz may be possible with your board. I actually overclocked my FX-4100 last year to 4.9GHz under water on the MSi 970A-G46 motherboard and it was a 4+1 power phase. (I actually reached 5.0GHz stable under water - but required 1.55v and after a few weeks the CPU just died one day, too much vcore - lol). So it's not impossible, you just need a bit of luck I guess.

BTW I DO NOT recommend vcore increase with your motherboard unless you are willing to risk losing the board, your CPU - or possibly both! Remember I fried my CPU! (I fully expected the MSi board to fry first, but it actually lasted and I still use it today!)

If you do attempt a higher OC, you might try an extra fan for the motherboard mosfet area - might help thumb.gif

I think he can increase VCore, just not to the lengths of 4.5 Ghz IMO. Maybe I am just being extra cautious though. How much, out of curiosity, does the average FX need these days for something like 4.2 or maybe 4.5? I haven't owned one since the disastrous 8120/8150, and I know that they have been much improved since then.
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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?
post #14 of 19
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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
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I have a Noctua D14.which is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

You should be fine with cooling then. The motherboard is the only thing to be concerned about.

Sorry about the delay in response. I'd say go for it. But be careful. It can be risky...
post #17 of 19
I achieved 4ghz stable without effort with the 8320 on a Gigabyte 990fx UD3 Revision 4 with no increase in the voltage and just adjusted the multi to 20 its running at 1.36v. How ever I did have throttling issues disabling C6 and adjusting my load line calibration fixed it how ever. I have not tried to go past 4ghz. I suggest starting your Vcore around 1.36 and bumping up as needed , not starting at 1.4 , start low work up.
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If you can you should check the VRM temps during a stress test. It'll give you an idea of how far you can go before you blow them out.
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When overclocking your setup and doing stress tests keep an eye on your cpu clock speed as well, watch for sudden drops in speed.

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