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Hello everyone! This is my first post in this forum, aswell as my first attempt to overclock my 8320 processor.
Ive read the guides around here (and googled ofc) but they don't seem to answer all of my questions and im still worried not to fry anything frown.gif

My PC specs are the following
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Corsair 500r
XFX 650watt
gtx 760
amd 8320
8gb kingston value 1600 mhz (cl11)
Asus m5a97 r2.0
Alpenfohn Himalaya 2

My cpu overclocks fine at 4.0ghz on 1.35 voltage and it runs smooth the prime95 stress testing for like 30 minutes (temperatures are around 38-40 core and 52 socket).
But the problem occurs when i wanna push it further.Ive tried setting the vcore to 1.45 for 4.2ghz (which is a lot i reckon) and my PC freezes around the 1st minute of prime95 stress testing (blend).
It also gave me plenty of BSODs after the windows logo.

The only things i've changed in my BIOS settings are

CPU Multiplier (ofc)
D.O.C.P setting
LLC Enabled (i can't find my UEFI settings for some weird reason so i can set my LLC to very high)
Both Spectrums disabled
Power saving disabled, and manual settings on voltage


CPU config

CnQ Off
c1,c6 off
SVM off
HPC ON
apm off


Should i give up on overclocking? Is my motherboard not enough? Do i have a bad luck with silicon lottery or do i need to tweak around more? I'd really like to get it to 4.5 or atleast 4.3. mad.gif
post #2 of 5
First, welcome!

Secondly, have you read this thread? http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard/0_100

Come and make a thread in the AMD CPU forum after reading if you still have questions.
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post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by p4inkill3r View Post

First, welcome!

Secondly, have you read this thread? http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard/0_100

Come and make a thread in the AMD CPU forum after reading if you still have questions.
Υeah ive read this, it helped me understand the features better but that's all.Alright ill make the topic in the AMD section, excuse me smile.gif
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No need for an excuse, its just that there'll be a lot more eyes and responses over there.

Welcome aboard!
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I created the topic, thank you! smile.gif
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