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post #11 of 34
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And one more thing. whenever I do stress test. no matter what multiplier I'm in. there's this ball sound in the PSU. sounds like a ball is jumping over and over. I just opened my PSU and cleaned the dusts out because I thought its just kinda dirty. but it didn't do the trick. any ideas?
post #12 of 34
What psu are you using?
post #13 of 34
Just wondering cause if it's a lower quality one, you could be getting abnormal voltage fluctuations and that can cause issues.
post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 
So that's probably why. I only have an AOne probably a korean psu going with 600watts. just bought it for $15. Wouldnt expect much from it. Any PSU suggestions that goes around from about $25~30?
post #15 of 34
Honestly, your psu is the one component that you absolutely do not want to skimp on. I mean, your cpu, gpu, ram, etc are all crucial parts. But they won't be able to perform their best without adequate power. Here's a link to the recommended PSU thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Use this guide as a starting point for picking out a power supply that will fit your needs. You'll end up having to spend closer to $50-$70 unless you can catch a good deal somewhere like microcenter if you have one close to where you live.

As far as your current psu goes, you may still be able to get your overclock to 4.0 Ghz, but it'll take some fine tuning and even then it may not be completely stable.
post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by NicksTricks007 View Post

I semi agree with saint on this. For the sake of simplicity, only using the multipliers works perfectly fine. However, when you look at the bigger picture it will benefit you more to tinker with the other options you have available.

For instance, a good majority of the FX chips will run on lower voltage even when overclocked. Got my 8320 running 4.2 Ghz @ 1.275 volts with a bclock of 205 and multiplier of 20.5. RAM runs slightly above the stock 1600 Mhz. I don't have the guide in front of me, but I do know that I followed it pretty close when it came to disabling certain functions to maximize overclock potential.

The trick is to find a balance between all that and then trial and error. Try not to rush it and you'll be fine.


By just using the multiplier no one means not tweaking ram speeds or even timings or changing voltages manually. What is meant by this is not changing the BCLK. You can overclock your ram alone without messing with you BCLK in many cases by just trying to see if it will run at the next highest divider. 1300-1600, or 1600-1866 with a voltage increase.
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by javsanity View Post

So that's probably why. I only have an AOne probably a korean psu going with 600watts. just bought it for $15. Wouldnt expect much from it. Any PSU suggestions that goes around from about $25~30?
Don't get anything less than a gold unit from a quality brand and have a lot of extra headroom. PSUs are best when operated around 50% of their capacity because otherwise they tend to get noisy.
post #18 of 34
I've had good luck from corsair cx430 and just got one for $25 after $20 mir
post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by superstition222 View Post

Don't get anything less than a gold unit from a quality brand and have a lot of extra headroom. PSUs are best when operated around 50% of their capacity because otherwise they tend to get noisy.

With low wattage units, noise isn't much of a problem (well, provided you didn't buy the worst chinese brand junk), because fans are temperature regulated and in a bottom mounted case, the PSU simply doesn't get hot enough to cause excessive fan rpm. I use cheap 300-400W units all the time for years. Never had noise issues from them and even overclocked to 4.5Ghz on Corsair VS350 (although i wouldn't do that on daily basis). Granted, usually my typical max load is something like 220W or less.

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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

I've had good luck from corsair cx430 and just got one for $25 after $20 mir

That's great price. Here the best price for that is 46 euros, while the average is above 50 €. Despite gamers loathe anything cheap, if you don't have high wattage demands and keep max load 80% of max wattage, cheap PSUs are actually doing fine. After 5 years i usually check the capacitors and then once a year. Usually change them in 5 or 7 years though. Never had problems. I 've only had problems with 2 PSUs. 1 Seasonic (Corsair CX400) failing after 5 years and another Seasonic (XFX) that has terrible coil whine and don't use it. The problems with cheap become evident, when you go to high wattage or with some extra crappy PSUs with claims for high wattage and/or fake protections. Of course something else to consider is that it can be an overclocking limit, but like i said, i 've done 4.5Ghz on VS350 as well as EVGA 430W (both considered blasphemy here), so if you are not after records, they do fine. I 've been pounding PSUs of that category with x264 (or XVid before) for years for hours and hours and never had issues. Bottom mounted PSUs are a bliss for the PSU capacitors, provided that you clean the PSU filter from time to time. biggrin.gif
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FX-8320@4Ghz Gigabyte 970 UD3P rev2.1 Gainward GTX 750Ti Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Crucial BX100 250GB Western Digital Green 2TB LiteOn Blu-Ray Burner IHBS 112-2 LG BH16NS55 Blu-Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Katana 3 Windows 7 Pro 64bit ASUS 22" VS228HR Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 430W Sharkoon VG4-V Logitech M90 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8300 Asrock 970 Extreme3 HIS 6570 Silence Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 8GB (2x4GB) CAS9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M6S 128GB Toshiba 2TB SATAIII LiteOn Blu Ray burner IHBS 112-2 Xigmatek Balder 
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post #20 of 34
Thread Starter 
Okay so anybody got ideas on what maximum wattage should I get?

AMD FX8320e
Gigabyte FXA990-UD3
Radeon 6850 1gb 256bit
500gb HDD
4 System fans.


Would it work on a 500watts psu? and even hold an overclocking process?
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