New to overclocking!

NMP40

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Hello,
This is my current system
Asus Sabertooth 990 FX r2.0
16 GB Corsair Vengeance memory
AMD FX 8350 CPU
Coolermaster Evo 212 with 1-120 mm Jetflo PWM fan
Coolermaster V850 PSU
Evga 2-way SLi 660 FTW signature 2 GPU's
Rosewill Ultra gaming case with plenty of fans
I would like to try to get into overclocking my CPU to try to get it up to like 4.5 maybe a bit higher but I have never really got into overclocking before. I think this would give me a slight better performance on some games that I currently play.
So if anyone has a set list they can give me to what to setup in Bios & AI suite II please let me know. Thanks for the replies.
 

NMP40

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So anyone out there got any ideas, I just did a few hours of searching but cannot really find a straight forward guide on how to overclock my system, everyone starts out with what settings work but then like always go off on a tangent about something else.
 

NMP40

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Well I started the OC'ing of my Mobo & CPU last night
I was getting some temps not sure if I might need a different Heatsink or go liquid cooled,
I got my CPU power at 1.3625 I had my CPU ratio set at 4.5, my Vcore 1 was at 60-65 degree celsius & my CPU was steady at 60 degrees celsius, I am not sure this is really good temp set for on 20 min of a prime95 blend test.
 

primetime

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Well for starter that cooler is ok, but not exactly high end IMO. (So dont expect to match some others temp wise) I know a few members off the top my head has a similar setup.
cageymaru cageymaru send him a pm since he dont check this area often. I have an Intel setup so my experience wouldn't help on board specific info.
pendragon1 https://hardforum.com/members/pendragon1.8409/ might could help as well.


 

NMP40

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I already have 2 120mm pmw fans already installed on the heatsink
One is a Coolermaster Jetflo PMW fan the other is a low profile 120 PWM fan both have get airflow I got them in a push & pull setup.,
 

DrLobotomy

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As mentioned on another similar thread, you may just not have hit the silicon lottery. My AMD triple core wouldn't unlock the 4th core. I threw the dice, I crapped out. Sometimes you just can't get a good overclock on a particular chip.
 

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Well so far I got it set at 4.4 GB CPU ratio, been stable with Prime95 for 30 minutes, got the voltage at 1.350 did some tweaking in Bios I am thinking I can get it to a stable 4.5 here soon got some more playing around, I did play on 4.4 setting Witcher 3 for about just over a hour had one freeze up on the game but that has happen before since I think that Witcher 3 is a glichy game.
 

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What is the voltage limit on those chips? I'm poor and haven't gotten play with much new tech.
 

primetime

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Well so far I got it set at 4.4 GB CPU ratio, been stable with Prime95 for 30 minutes, got the voltage at 1.350 did some tweaking in Bios I am thinking I can get it to a stable 4.5 here soon got some more playing around, I did play on 4.4 setting Witcher 3 for about just over a hour had one freeze up on the game but that has happen before since I think that Witcher 3 is a glichy game.
Highly unlikely a game causing BSOD's.....your just rationalizing that it wasnt from the cpu/motherboard bios overclock settings. I doubt it driver related either from your cards.... Not to mention what were the temps when it crashed? Games can somtimes stress the cpu and memory just a tad differently than what your usual stress test does. ( but that doesnt mean its the games fault! lol)
 
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NMP40

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Yeah been kinda getting answers from other thread areas, Well so far holding steady at 4.4 GB CPU ratio, voltage is at 1.3625 I will be trying something else here soon got some more tweak ideas.
 
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