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Overclock FX-6300 with stock cooler

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April 9, 2013 11:59:18 AM

Hi, I need help overclocking FX-6300 using stock cooler. Im looking at 4Ghz mark since 70mm stock cooler is pure loud crap, but unfortunately i cant replace it before July (looking at Hyper evo 212). I never overclocked any CPU so im scared to do it on my own. Is raising only multiplier to 20 enough ? also what monitoring software are you recommending ?

Rest of my specs are:
MSI 970a-g46
MSI GTS 450 - replacing it with 7870(maybe 7950) on summer
8gb 1866Mhz Patriot Viper 3 Black mamba DDR3 ram
Hitachi 500gb HDD - adding Kingston HyperX 3k SSD on summer
LC Power 600W - replacing it with 630w 80smart+ Thermaltake also on summer
Case is Thermaltake Versa II with 1x120mm rear exhaust fan(received with case) and 1x120mm Cooler Master SickleFlow side intake(blows on CPU).

thanks in advance
April 9, 2013 12:20:13 PM

You can turn on the Turbo which should up it to 4.1GHz, but I'd hold off any serious overclocking until you get a better aftermarket cooler.
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April 9, 2013 12:38:39 PM

You do not overclock on stock cooler only morons do that.
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April 9, 2013 1:20:01 PM

Yeah get a better cooler before you oc.
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April 10, 2013 6:56:34 AM

I saw bunch of articles and videos where people overclocked little bit with stock cooler. a friend also told me that it is kinda safe since im not going for big overclock .

Last night i overclocked it to 4GHz by raising multiplier to 20 and turning off turbo. I run prime95 for 1h 6m and with no errors temp was constant at 62C (59C if i manually set fan to 100%). I also ran AMD Overdrive for 1 hour and temp was 56C. Tried for 10+ minutes 4 games (Bioshock Infinite, Skyrim, Tomb Raider and Startcraft II Heart of the Swarm) and temp was about 45C. As war as i can see those are not too high temps. In idle temp is really low since CPU speed drops to 1.4GHz
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