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I need tips OCing FX-8320

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Hey friends please help me out!

Ok… so I’m going to be as detailed as possible! Obviously I’m a noob and I’m super lost lol! I’m trying to over clock my CPU to a stable 4.1mhz-4.2mhz I prefer 4.2mhz I will start with my specs first to give you guys an idea what I’m working with.

MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990fx
CPU: FX-8320 (clocked at 4.0)
COOLER: Corsair H55 water cooler (please tell me if this cooler can’t accomplish 4.2mhz)
GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2gb (SC)
PSU: Corsair 750watt gold
OS: Windows 7 Premium
CASE FANS: 5

Alright with that ^ out the way this is my problem... Please go easy like dump stupid easy no abbreviations PLEASE! Unless they are terms that can clearly be seen on my motherboard. Like CPU……lol right now as we speak my CPU is sitting at 4.2mhz with 1.26v I noticed that when I went from 1.45v to 1.26v heat when down A LOT! But I’m still running very hot! I ran prim95 for 10-15min and already was at like 65c-67c I just found out that the more volts you push the more heat you get! I’m telling you guys I’m new at this I’m not joking =) but I think for some reason 1.26v is very low and it might affect performance! So I don’t want to keep lowering the volts! Unless it’s a good thing?? Another thing when over clocking do I only focused on 2 things? CPU multiplier and voltages? Like what are NB voltage and all that other extra stuff??... I have disabled all the power saving stuff and AMD turbo crap and so on... I’ve done a lot of reading but nothing is dummy proof everything has abbreviations I don’t understand... Please if someone is kind enough to give me a break down in your own words that would be easy to understand I would really appreciate that! One last thing I promise. I’m volts are at 1.26 and still hot everything else is on auto... Maybe something else has too much voltage causing the overheating? Like NB which I don’t know what that is but noticed a lot of people talking about it in over clocking forms... Thanks for ready and all the help!
Edited by ULTIMATEPLATANO - 5/16/14 at 8:18am
post #2 of 51
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hey friends please help me out!


I’m an over clocking virgin desperate for my cherry to be POPPED --- LMBO! !


I don't think that is very appropriate.
post #3 of 51
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Come on just having a little fun. Sorry if it bothered you. Lighten up! 😊
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Come on just having a little fun. Sorry if it bothered you. Lighten up! 😊

I found it gross but whatever. You need to post screenshots like the guys asked you at the other forum where you started a thread. It is work on your part. If you want real help you will do it.
post #5 of 51
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Your right its overboard it was funny at first... But now its not.. But back on the reason I'm here I haven't had the chance to do that yet. I was at work. Did you have any tips? Or just policing around? I understand if you are no biggy 😊
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Your right its overboard it was funny at first... But now its not.. But back on the reason I'm here I haven't had the chance to do that yet. I was at work. Did you have any tips? Or just policing around? I understand if you are no biggy 😊

Right off the bat you need a better cpu cooler. Like I said, you need to post screen shots of hardware monitor after stressing your rig for 20 minutes using Prime95 to see your temps, voltages, etc.. screenshots of all the tabs in CPU-Z etc.... Then I am sure the more knowledgeable posters here or elsewhere will help you. But they aren't going to do your legwork for you.
post #7 of 51
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Cool thanks!! 😊 I'm not expecting them to do it for me but some tips help just to help me process things. As soon as I get home I'll do what he asked. Thanks for the time. And again sorry if you got grossed out just messin around.
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Cool thanks!! 😊 I'm not expecting them to do it for me but some tips help just to help me process things. As soon as I get home I'll do what he asked. Thanks for the time. And again sorry if you got grossed out just messin around.


No big deal.thumb.gif
post #9 of 51
Not to be rude, but this is your third thread in two days about the same thing. The more appropriate thing to do would be just continue on in the thread that you already started. Usually threads are more or less about one main topic. So if the question you are having is related to your original post then you should likely keep updating the original thread. This keeps the forum cleaner by having less duplicate threads, and also helps you because all participants in a thread are notified when a new post is added to that thread. So you'll get the same people coming back and helping instead of trying to generate new interest in the same topic.

That, and try to keep it age appropriate. OCN is a family friendly place, and we want to keep it that way.

Now that that is out of the way...

Voltage is most definitely directly connected with temperatures. The more voltage you use, the higher your temps will be. Too much voltage can cause heat issues (as you noticed), and can damage your chip. Too low of voltages make your system unstable (might not boot, might bluescreen, crash at random, corrupt your OS installation, etc). In general, higher clock speeds require more voltage to be stable. So you are in a sense balancing three things 1) Temperatures 2) Voltage and 3) Stability. You want the most stability, with the lowest voltage and temperature you can get (a simplification, but close enough for this simple explanation).

NB stands for North Bridge. The NB is what is used to communicate between the CPU and the IMC (Integrated Memory Controller). I've been away from things for a bit, but last I can remember was that NB overclocking did improve performance by a measurable amount on phenom II's, but that generally NB OCin hasn't been super productive for most FX chips. Other than that, I don't recall having to mess with it tons. Since you are just trying to overclock the CPU frequency right now, I wouldn't bother with adjusting the NB voltage.

Oh, and the cooler isn't great, but it should be fine for 4.2GHz smile.gif.

And finally, while I know you said you have read some, read up a bit more. There are many guides out there to help you learn the basics of overclocking, many written by members of OCN (I even wrote one for Phenom II's that can mostly apply to FX chips) that do a much better job of explaining things than anyone can do in a single post. I know I had to read through the guides I could find more than once before I even got the basic idea of what was going on. Eventually it sinks in though biggrin.gif.

Good luck with the OC, and let us know when you have more questions thumb.gif.
post #10 of 51
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First off I'd like to say thank you for an amazing reply I understand this a little better now smile.gif sorry for being inappropriate 😢 I was just Trying to be funny... But like I said to the last guy I apologize. And I respects everyone's views! This is my first time posting so I thought to get more ppl involved you post again.. How do I delete the other post? I don't want to give anyone a hard time.

really quick! When I installed my H55 2 days ago I smeared some of the thermal compound of not much but I did leave my finger prints on the block should I put new thermal paste?
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