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AMD FX 8370 on Giga-Byte GA-78LMT-USB3 can be overclocked? PLZ HELP

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My Specs

AMD FX 8370 4.2Ghz (ATM) Default
MSI GTX 970 3.5Ghz
CX600M
Giga-Byte GA-78LMT-USB3
8GB DDR3 RAM

My question is
Should I even be using my CPU on this motherboard(I heard a lot of bad comment on this motherboard with this CPU)?
Can my CPU be overclocked, if not why and what would happen if I do, do it.

Thanks in advance for your time.

EDIT: My motherboard supports 95W only and my CPU uses 125W and if I overclock it, it would at least be at 140W. How would this affect my PC?
Edited by QOApplesOQ - 7/4/16 at 5:52pm
post #2 of 23
That mobo only has a 4+1 VRM setup. They'll get very hot and probably reduce the motherboard's lifetime quite a bit. I wouldn't even recommend using that CPU with that mobo, let alone overclocking on it.
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May I ask, so the main problem is the temperature? If I keep it cool enough it would be fine? Please explain more in details that would be great thanks!
post #4 of 23
Cramming more amperage through a system made for less current can lead to a lot problems down the road: burning a trace, burning MOSFETs, burning chokes, and more importantly possibly killing your CPU in the process. Just because it works doesn't mean it's a good idea. \

I mean, it's your stuff and you can do what you want with it, just know all the bad stuff that could happen.
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I'm scared to do anything now frown.gif

In what way can it kill my processor and what are the chances of burning a trace, burning MOSFETs, burning chokes
post #6 of 23
I agree.. Fine for a 95 watt CPU but I would advise against using a 125 watt CPU in that mobo let alone trying to OC said CPU..
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post #7 of 23
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Is there a way for my motherboard to pump up its wattage?

I heard about overclocking motherboard if that is a thing :/

I am even more worried now frown.gif
post #8 of 23
Basically you'll need a new motherboard, preferably one with at least a total of 6 power phases to OC the 8370. 8 phase is really the way to go.

As for your question: No. Your motherboard automatically provides the correct amount of power for your CPU, even if it consumes more power than your motherboard advertises that it can handle safely. Sure, you could slap a 9590 in that mobo and it would work. But for how long? I wouldn't bet on very long.
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Do you have any recommendations? I have a Vibox PC Case Model and a similar size motherboard would probably be the best and one that can overclock it to 5Ghz safely. Also anything else that I might need to change in my specs?
post #10 of 23
What's your budget? You'll also have to consider aftermarket cooling. OC'ing an FX-8XXX needs some decent cooling. That little stock cooler won't cut it.
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