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Hi,
I am new to this and need some assistance in overclocking my system.

I have the following.

AMD FX-8320 3.5 liquid cooled with LEPA LPWAC240-HF AquaChanger 240 Liquid CPU Cooler

Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0

Core X9 case with 6 fans

Saphire Radeon R9 270 2GB

16GB GSkill Sniper DDR3 1866 RAM


I am trying to figure out how to over clock my system to is max. I read that you can get to 4.5 without issue as long as you have liquid cooling.


Thank you,

ScooterNC
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Here's a good place to start http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
 
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This is a recent post i made in another thread that may help you !

The best overclock is always under BIOS mode. Forget about Software CPU overclocking utilities.

Fist off, be sure that you have a proper cooling in the CPU and a good quality PSU. Also, it´s always a good ideia to install a FAN in the VRM heatsink of the MotherBoard, to avoid toasty/throtlling problems.

Be sure to have good air flow in the case. It´s very important a correct air flow to remove the heat from the case.

So lets go.

1° - Make a Full Clear CMOS in the MotherBoard jumper. Let´s start from ZERO !

2° - Reconfigure the BIOS basic (date, boot). Disable C1E, Cool ´n Quite and all energy saving devices.

3° - Increase the CPU multiplier step by step with small increases in clock. Example: | CPU STOCK = 200 * 21 = 4200 | CPU OVER = 200 * 22 = 4400 |. Also increase a noth the CPU voltage.

4° - Increase by 0.1v / 0.2v your NorthBridge and HTT Voltages.

5° - Run stock clocks in the memory for now. But overvolt it a little, if stock voltage is 1.5v, increase to 1.6v. @ 1600Mhz minimum clock.

6° - Enter Windows and test the CPU with IntelBurn in test for five cicles or at least 30 minutes. Check your CPU and socket temps, maximum is 70°c.

7° - If tests fail enter BIOS again and add a little of voltage in the CPU.

8° - Do the steps above until reach your termal CPU / Socket limits.

9° - Monitor your temperatures with HW Monitor or HWiNFO64.

Always increase voltage and clocks by small amounts. Do not make large jumps it´s difficult to stabilyze the hardware and is a risk.

Good Luck !
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the proper AVX enabled IBT can be found in the FX83XX club link in my signature. first page, first post.
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