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Hi, I want to over clock my AMD FX-6300 from 3.5Ghz to 4.0Ghz while on the stock CPU cooler, I have read it is possible to maintain 'alright' temperatures with it, and anyway I will be getting a 212 EVO next week anyway so please ignore CPU cooling as that is all sorted. The main thing is, I have no idea how to overclock, I know it's all done it the BIOS and there is voltages to be changed and multipliers and things like that but what values are they to be set to to make it run at 4.0Ghz? I have not tried other posts on hear for overclocking this processor as no other post has on that includes the motherboard I have.

My Setup is:

AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz 6-Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower
PSU: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V

(Copied exactly from my PCPartPicker Build)

So any help at all would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
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Originally Posted by alannm37 View Post

Hi, I want to over clock my AMD FX-6300 from 3.5Ghz to 4.0Ghz while on the stock CPU cooler, I have read it is possible to maintain 'alright' temperatures with it, and anyway I will be getting a 212 EVO next week anyway so please ignore CPU cooling as that is all sorted. The main thing is, I have no idea how to overclock, I know it's all done it the BIOS and there is voltages to be changed and multipliers and things like that but what values are they to be set to to make it run at 4.0Ghz? I have not tried other posts on hear for overclockingthis processor as no other post has on that includes the motherboard I have.

My Setup is:

AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz 6-Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower
PSU: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V

(Copied exactly from my PCPartPicker Build)

So any help at all would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif There's a search bar on this site, and on your browser, you could probably use that. Overclocking a cpu on one quality board to another quality board is the same as tomato and tomahtos.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
They're different layouts with the same functions.
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I might do a write-up on OCing with the UD3P. I expect it will become a popular budget tuner board, and most of the information would carry over to other Giga AM3+ boards as so many of them seem to share the same features and settings with a similar BIOS. It's really not that hard to do but there's just some hurdles to get over at first (learning how to "drive" the voltage correctly).
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Sounds good. I managed to overclock it to 4.0Ghz myself since I posted this.
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Sounds good. I managed to overclock it to 4.0Ghz myself since I posted this.

Don't be afraid to add more voltage. I can run my 6350 at 4.5GHz easily with only LLC at max setting (25% for Asrock Extreme9)
Make sure you add some voltage to your CPU NB as well. I need 1.33v to run those clocks.
Edited by cookieboyeli - 3/4/14 at 9:29pm
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Edited by cookieboyeli - 3/6/14 at 9:29pm
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What's your CPU Ratio, Voltage and CPU NB Values exactly as you have them?
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hello,

list of guides to follow here,

http://www.overclock.net/t/226939/amd-cpus-current-tech-essentials-older-tech-link-included

please read a guide to understand how your bios setting work.

I like this one the most,

http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard

if you do understand then its easy as this....Disclaimer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disclaimer

if you follow the advice below, you do this at your own risk and at risk, your personal computer is all your own property and problem, and is not mine.


mine.....

please monitor your temp with hwmonitor and cpu-z for reading clocks,

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

70c of any cpu temp [cpu or core temp] is max for the FX4xxx and FX6xxx
and 61c of any cpu temp [cpu or core temp] is max for the FX8xxx,

then....

one: go in to bios, hit del at start-up till you get to a blue-grey screen before windows.

two: go to the advanced tab, then go in to cpu config and disable cool and quite and everything there on that tab.(c1e,c6 state, hpc and apm (application power management))

three: press esc and go down one to northbridge, go in there and theres one thing to go in to , there you will see ECC enabled, disable that.( happens on asus mobo's)

now for the overclock......

four: got to the ai tuner tab of bios and change it to manual from auto.

five: got to cpu ratio and change to 20 x

six: disable turbo core

seven: go to ref clock and change to 200

eight: change your ram to the right speed, 1600mhz or whatever and set your ram timings.

nine: go to cpu load line calibration and change to high (I use ultra high on my m5a99x evo and on the sabretooth i found it to be medium)

ten: go to cpu voltage change to manual and change that to 1.29v (1.325v is stock).

eleven: got to power options and go to bottom of the tab and set your fans up.

twelve: save overclock to profile.

now got to that last tab in bios save and exit.

you should now boot at 4ghz and be near stable under full load.

download cpu test programs

hyper pi is a memory test program, but it runs cooler than most cpu tests and will usually crash with os still running.
good for instantly knowing if your cpu is nearing stability.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Hyper-PI.shtml

occt is stability test program, will usually crash hardware and software if cpu/system is unstable.
good for long term oc tests.

http://www.ocbase.com/

need to test your cpu load line config with a heavy load ,use hyper pi, watch your voltage and give it a 1m test, what voltage do you get under full load?,
now move you load line up or down for increases or decreases to voltage and make it level under full load.
if you go extreme llc, lower voltage of cpu as it will climb a bit under load.

now run a full hour cpu test to see if it's stable, I used occt medium test for 2 hours.

i got a nice 4ghz stable at 1.284v at idle and under full load.

I did manage to get six core of the eight up to 4.6ghz with 1.464v showing in cpu-z.
it had heat issues after that, and my mobo is only a 6+2 vrm.

EDIT;this is my copy and paste advice for fx.

please let me know if I missed anything wink.gif
    
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Hi, thanks for such a detailed reply but since I last posted here I managed to overclock the CPU by myself without any help to 4.3Ghz with stock cooling and the temperature does not go above 60 Degrees while I ran Prime95. thumb.gif
Edited by alannm37 - 3/5/14 at 2:20pm
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