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Overclocking the FX 8100? On a 4+1 Power Phase?

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As stated, I have an FX 8100. I have had a pleb motherboard for the longest, and wanted to overclock for ages. I finally scraped up enough for a proper motherboard, the Gigabyte 970A-D3P rev 2. My problem is, I didn't realize this sucker was a 4+1 power phase, and that apparently overclocking is DANGEROUS at that level. I was wondering, with my pleb CPU that is 2.8 GHz (15.5x multiplier with 95W TDP running at 1.24 Max V on the CPU VCORE) that turbos to 3.1 GHz and always is below 50C on max load would be safe to overclock to 3.5GHz with turbo disabled. Since this board can handle FX 8350's 125W TDP and 1.375) And if so, what voltage is recommended to stay below, what voltage should I try to do 3.5 on, and any other info would be great! thumb.gif
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I believe that a good 4.2~4.3 Ghz is possible, however you relly need good case ventilation and a FAN in the VRM to avoid throttling problems.... Be carefull with temps to avoid toasty problems.

With a good Power Supply, CPU Cooler and FAN in the VRM you can do some good clocks.

Check your temps while testing the system (max 65º~70c on load) with prime or IBT, disable power saving features and dont let the CPU thottle... You will be fine !

Good Luck !
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First don't set goals, but just take what the system gives you. Also remember that the entire system must work in harmony. If the power supply is not good enough it will cause instability. If there is not enough air flowing through the case it will overheat.

It is recommended that you use IBT AVX for the stress test. It is easy to use plus it finds faults quickly. http://www.overclock.net/attachments/13202

HWINFO64 is generally the best program for monitoring your system. https://www.hwinfo.com/download.php
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