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Overclocking of my FX-8350 causes strange lag

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April 27, 2013 12:30:19 PM

I asked this same thing a long time ago but never found an answer and anyways I really want to overclock my CPU now. My specs:
FX-8350
AsRock 970 Pro3 mobo (AM3+ of course)
8GB RAM
600W PSU
HD 7950 (just thought I'd include that)

So I basically am just curious as to why even the SLIGHTEST overclock of +0.5x core multiplier will make for this strange lag in games such as Minecraft. I have a video for you to watch.
Basically, when in the game, there isn't fps drops or lag like that, but it's much worse in my opinion. It's this lag that makes my character glitch around and makes the game feel almost like it's running faster or something than it should (if that makes any sense), because it feels like it's just WTF WEIRD.
Any help is appreciated. This ALSO happens if I under-clock too, just say'n.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAjSE25C6D4&feature=yout...
a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 1:00:41 PM

First of all, were you overclocking through AMD overdrive? Never use software to overclock your CPU - it should always be done through the bios.

Second, what the video showed me were signs of an unstable overclock; if you overclock in the bios, slightly increasing voltage to achieve stability, you should be fine.
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 1:02:50 PM

same thing happens to me when i try through amd overdrive. i hve yet to try directly thorugh bios
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April 27, 2013 1:04:35 PM

What voltage do you use? Did you disable turbo? Also remember that at some point performance is lower if you clock it too high. My 8150
got to almost 5Ghz but performance was worse than when I clocked it to 4.7Ghz...over time I realized that the differences are so minimal that there is no reason to torture the CPU so right now I am 4.2. If you want to see more performance increase in games clock your 7950.
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April 27, 2013 1:06:25 PM

Also disable all the power saving features for the CPU
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 1:14:38 PM

well when i attempted to overclock (about 2 weeks ago) i used amd overdrive disabled turbo and bumped it slowly up to around 4ghz. I ran a stress test for 2 hours got no errors and max temp was like 65C. The voltage was 1.3? i dont remember exactly but i had disabled all power saving features in bios, and set it so the fan connected to my wate rcooler ran on max. Then when i went to run far cry 3 i got horrible micro stuttering. Every game i ran was like that, and as soon as i set it to default it went back to normal.
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April 27, 2013 2:57:47 PM

Overclock through your bios, don't use AMD overdrive. I got a stable overclock at 4.8 with the 8350 using bios overclock. I currently run 4.5 as the 4.8 isn't really needed at the moment.
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April 27, 2013 3:23:01 PM

maxinexus said:
Also disable all the power saving features for the CPU


How do I do this?
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 4:06:05 PM

chase3567 said:
Overclock through your bios, don't use AMD overdrive. I got a stable overclock at 4.8 with the 8350 using bios overclock. I currently run 4.5 as the 4.8 isn't really needed at the moment.


Did you disable any cores?
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 4:06:54 PM

industrialdonut said:
maxinexus said:
Also disable all the power saving features for the CPU


How do I do this?


To launch your bios hold delete while booting up. Then find the menu where the power save options are
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April 27, 2013 7:01:54 PM

guitargod213 said:
chase3567 said:
Overclock through your bios, don't use AMD overdrive. I got a stable overclock at 4.8 with the 8350 using bios overclock. I currently run 4.5 as the 4.8 isn't really needed at the moment.


Did you disable any cores?

I did not disable any cores.
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a c 391 K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 7:11:11 PM

What PSU are you running,make and model.
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a c 391 K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 7:15:42 PM

Should not push the FX8350 past 65 degrees.
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a c 391 K Overclocking
April 27, 2013 7:24:08 PM

I only use Seasonic and XFX PSU's which Seasonic also makes.Some versions of Corsair are decent too.
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