Hi, first of all this was my first overclock, i think it went pretty well
AMD 8320 @ 3.5Ghz
MSI 990FXA GD65
ATI R9 270 2GB COOLER: CM EVO 212
So, my goal was to put my cpu @ 4.5/6/7Ghz, which isnt possible (right now) as i'll explain later on, i got it at 4.4Ghz, as you can below are my attempts to OC the CPU
For the last OC i ran PRIME for 30MIN
My final settings are the CPU 4.4Ghz @ 1.452V, 25 idle and 50 at load (56 at PRIME95)
I changed this in the BIOS
AMD COOL N QUIET - DISABLED
CORE C6 STATE - DISABLED
C1E SUPPORT - DISABLE
SPREAD SPECTRUM - DISABLE
I used PRIME95 and HWTMonitor.
The idea of this thread was to help achieve 4.5/6/7 if its possible with a few tweaks
Hey, don't knock it. The GD65 is currently the best board MSI offers and it could go much higher than that with proper cooling and software. I don't know if the Control Center and Click bios II for the GD80 works with the GD65, but if it does then that board is good for 4.8 or so with reliability.