Hello new here I just got my crosshair v three days ago. First post so not sure if I even formatted this right or how many times this question has been covered, I have been reading but still not haveing much luck. I have an fx-8150 which I would like to get to 4.2 ghz and so far all I have been able to do is 3.99 but now I am stuck at 3.97. This has been with autotune from the AI suite II. I have tried the overclock routine in the catalyst manage that only took me to 3.7. I have a 600 watt power supply, crosshair V, FX-8150, OCZ agility 3 120 gig, 1.5 TB 6 gbs sata drive, 16 gigs ram (4x4 known weak spot of the system they are 1333mhz), sata II dvd burner drive, and a gigabyte hd6870 video card (the nice beffy one with three fans and unlocked) I had a coolermaster V-8 but I would get an odd error from time to time so I grabbed a hyper 212, course now I understand the error was due to the pwm settings so may change back depending on how the temps play out..
I also have a laptop handy with ROG connect installed and ready to roll. I upgrade from an fx-6100 on a ga-990fxa-ud3 with a 5770 video card. I KNOW the windows expirence score is crap but I have been using it to gauge my machine. Right now I have 7.7, cpu 7.7 ram, and 7.8 on 2d video 3d game video, and hard drive. (on the ga-990fxa the ram showed 7.8 and the hard drive was 7.9). I have installed the microsoft hotfix for bulldozer. My overall goal is 4.2 ghz which i think will get me a 7.8, the hard drive I need to figure out why it dropped did I mess with a bios setting from ide to achi (I doubt but will check), and the ram I may need to just switch out I wonder how much some FAST 4x8 chips would run me!! (I know more ram=bad for overclock from what I read so far though).
I printed out some bios pages I think tweeky posted (if I am wrong sorry!!!) back on page 329 on 2-17-2012. Which resulted in a no boot for me. I need to find a GOOD overclock guide with step by step directions. I have a hard time learning until it clicks so so help would be great!!. I have pictures to post of the system but I wanted to get it running right and valadated. Thanks for ay help!!