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Hello guys, I'm new to overclock, and I'm trying to overclock my FX6300.

Here are my system specs:
GA-970A-UD3P
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
DDR3 1866Mhz PC15000 8GB G.Skill ARES 8GAB 1.5V CL9
Thermaltake GermanySeries - Berlin (630W) 80+ retail (W0393RE)


I managed to get it to 4.3 Ghz (Cpu clock ratio - 21.50; Vcore - 1.35000). I run Intel Burn Test 15 times, and it appears to be stable (see screenshots below).


I also tried the following:

Cpu clock ratio - 22.50
Vcore - 1.35000
BLUE SCREEN

Cpu clock ratio - 22.50
Vcore - 1.38000
STABLE, BUT TEMPS TOO HIGH (>63°C - and it's winter here!)

Cpu clock ratio - 22.50
Vcore - 1.36250
BLUE SCREEN

Cpu clock ratio - 22.00
Vcore - 1.35000
IBT ERROR MESSAGE: SYSTEM UNSTABLE


My question is: Is there a way to push it further without increasing temps?






post #2 of 12
1.3/1.35v is still fairly low voltage for Bulldozer. Just stay under 70c at the socket and you're fine - I wouldn't worry about trying to stay under 63C.

You could also try lowering the NB/HT Link speeds, but it really doesn't have that much effect on stability on CPU generations past Phenoms/Athlons IIRC.
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Yes replace your PSU as its is rather poor and is holding the rest of the system back which means you can overclock higher and get it more stable with a better PSU
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1.3/1.35v is still fairly low voltage for Bulldozer. Just stay under 70c at the socket and you're fine - I wouldn't worry about trying to stay under 63C.

You could also try lowering the NB/HT Link speeds, but it really doesn't have that much effect on stability on CPU generations past Phenoms/Athlons IIRC.

The problem is the noise from the cooler fan: at 62°C it seems an airplane. That's why I asked if there is a way to push the CPU further without increasing temps, so that the cooler fan doesn't make too much noise.

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Yes replace your PSU as its is rather poor and is holding the rest of the system back which means you can overclock higher and get it more stable with a better PSU

What PSU would you recommend?
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Replace the fan and/or set a custom fan curve.
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If I set a custom fan curve, wouldn't the fan run at maximum RPM anyway at 62 °C?
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Hmm, most of this seems to check out. I agree with Pook about the voltage still being reasonable.  Are you sure the cooler was seated properly, or if there is proper airflow in your case, or if thermal paste was correctly applied?


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What PSU would you recommend?
Depends on where you are from what you can find and what you can or want to spend
If you need something cheap but still a lot better than what you have now there is the Corsair CX550 or the Seasonic Foucs Plus Gold if you want something better

There is also the Seasonic Prime Ultra if you want one of those but they are not cheap
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The problem is the noise from the cooler fan: at 62°C it seems an airplane. That's why I asked if there is a way to push the CPU further without increasing temps, so that the cooler fan doesn't make too much noise.
What PSU would you recommend?

Its physically impossible to increase clock speed without increasing power consumption at a given voltage. You could try under bolting, or buy a get cooler, or set a fan curve that doesn't go to full speed at 62C.

The 212 isn't terribly noisy from what I recall, but maybe that has changed.
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