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Hi everyone!
May I ask anybody who have experience with overclocking AMD FX8370 on Sabertooth 990fx R3.0 ???
There are some manuals for Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 but I'm not sure if I can put the same values for R3.0 as well.
To be more precise with what want to achieve.
I don't need overclock my PC to 5GHz.
4.6 - 4.7GHz is maximum I want to set, to gain maximum performance from CPU but with stable settings.
All depends on temperatures I'll get from cores.

I suppose there are differences between sabertooth R2.0 and R3.0 motherboards but I'm not sure what is R3.0 capable of.
I mean, I don't want to set bios settings which fit on R2.0 if I can get better results and more stable system with R3.0 settings. Maybe there are no differences at all, so if anybody knows, let me know, please.

If anyone will be so good to post kind of manual or just straight values which I need to set in BIOS I'll be very grateful.


Thanks a lot for help!


MY RIG:

CPU: AMD FX8370
MTB: Asus Sabertooth 990fx R3.0
COOLER: Noctua NH-D15S
RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 16 GB Kit (2x8 GB) 2133MHz DDR3
PSU: EVGA Supernova 650W G1
SSD: Kingston 400UV
GPU: ZOTAC GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega
Edited by elpueblo - 1/13/17 at 3:23am
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I used this guide for overclocking my 4170 on the Sabertooth R1: http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard/0_100
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Thanks for guide link, I'll take a look on it.
Edited by elpueblo - 1/13/17 at 3:23am
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Isn't the Sabertooth R3.0 for AMD the only board with PCIe 3.0?
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that is on the FX Processor platform.
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According to the specs I saw it only supports PCIe 2.0c like all other FX boards I've ever seen but it does have native support for M.2 instead of you having to use an adapter/add-on card to use an M.2 module.

The one I have has shown itself to be picky with RAM vs what the 2.0 likes but all else is very similar including what it takes to get some good clocks from it.
Nice board and I'm glad I picked one up just to have if nothing else. thumb.gif
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