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I found a lot of helpful information on whether my setup would help me boost my FX 6300 to at least 4.5 GHz, from what I can tell it should.

But the thing that really confused me was a lot of guides say that you need to disable a lot of settings in the BIOS, whereas some say you just need to change voltage and multiplier.

What do?

Also, alongside could anyone possibly provide any tips for how much voltage I should raise between GHz? I saw some people's results needed considerable voltage increases above stable 4.5 GHz, but I plan on staying at 4.5 or 4.6. How much should I increase it from the climb? How often should I stress test, every 500 MHz, or can I go a little faster?
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Originally Posted by Justiceinacan View Post

I found a lot of helpful information on whether my setup would help me boost my FX 6300 to at least 4.5 GHz, from what I can tell it should.

But the thing that really confused me was a lot of guides say that you need to disable a lot of settings in the BIOS, whereas some say you just need to change voltage and multiplier.

What do?

Also, alongside could anyone possibly provide any tips for how much voltage I should raise between GHz? I saw some people's results needed considerable voltage increases above stable 4.5 GHz, but I plan on staying at 4.5 or 4.6. How much should I increase it from the climb? How often should I stress test, every 500 MHz, or can I go a little faster?


If you plan on going 4.5 or 4.6 as opposed to the 4.0 in the other thread you probably will have problems with that board.
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Originally Posted by chrisjames61 View Post

If you plan on going 4.5 or 4.6 as opposed to the 4.0 in the other thread you probably will have problems with that board.

i agree with chris

4.5 a no no mayb e use the turbo feature first see how it goes....if all is well bump it up a little at a time

dont go mad and blow stuff up biggrin.gif
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ain't no Phenom II days anymore, I miss those... pop it to 4.0 from 3.2 and do 1.4v and golden... ._.
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I was told VRM throttling could be an issue (78 LMT USB3) but according the friend who referred me to it the heatsink mounted on it and 2x intake blowing across and 2x exhaust sucking out through the top should be enough for 1.4v which I was told would be the ballpark where my voltage would end up around.

Also again could I ask what particular settings do I need to change besides voltage and multiplier? Anything?
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post #6 of 8
www.amd.com/Documents/AMD_FX_Performance_Tuning_Guide.pdf
There are some screenshots of BIOS settings and some other very useful information. I recommend that you make all adjustments in the BIOS instead of using AMD Overdrive.
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Yeah I was planning on that, their auto tuner probably is a 1 way ticket to a fried CPU judging from the intelligence of AIs these days, heh
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post #8 of 8
Overclocking can be simple or complicated and in your situation you should stick with simple. Just turn off turbo and the energy saving stuff, crank up the memory voltage to 1.6 as this adds a little stability, and then play with the clocks, volts, and temperatures until you hit your sweet spot.

Playing with the FSB stuff only makes a real difference once one goes to 4.8 ghz or more.
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