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FX-8320 Overlock on Asrock 970 Extreme4?

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June 20, 2013 5:09:17 PM

I'm planning to overclock the 8320 to 4.0ghz (same as 8350) on the Asrock 970 extreme4 with a H60 cooling. Will this be a problem?

I know what you guys going to say, "that board only has 4+1 VRM phase, it's terrible!)

The reason I didn't get a 990FX is because I bought the 970 extreme4 for only $50 :)  while the 990FX extreme4 will be around $140. The $50 deal for the 970 Extreme4 (half off) seemed like a really good deal so I went for it

plus I'm not planning crossfire my 7870 so a 990FX seems a little overkill for me

Note: I went with the extreme4 instead of the 3 is because of the USB 3 header :) 

CPU: FX-8320
Mobo: Asrock 970 Extreme4
Cooler: H60
Ram: 8gb (2gb x 4)
Case: Antec 300
PSU: 730w
GPU: Sapphire 7870
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June 20, 2013 5:12:40 PM

H60 isn't a great cooler...you'd honestly be just as well off with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. If you wanted to go more than that...look at something like the Noctua NH-D14...which would cool equivalent to something like the H100i. Honestly though, the CM 212 EVO is plenty for an OC over 4.0 GHz...
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June 20, 2013 5:20:18 PM

I haven't order the H60 yet, but was actually planning to. I already have a Cooler Master TX3 from a previous comp, will that suffice?

What do you think about the 970 Extreme4 4+1 phase overclocking the 8320 to 4.0 though? I'm scared I'm gonna blow up something :( 
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June 20, 2013 5:38:26 PM

That board is good for overclocking...just don't get too crazy. Asrock has beefier VRMs than some of the other companies.
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June 20, 2013 5:43:07 PM

I'm only wanting to get the FX-8320 to 4.0ghz (same lvl as the 8350). That isn't asking for too much is it?
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June 20, 2013 5:44:03 PM

Nah, you're fine there...you could probably get over 4.0 if you wanted.
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June 20, 2013 5:55:42 PM

The Noctua NH-D14 is around $80 while the H80i is around the same price

Still stay with the Noctua instead of the H80?
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June 20, 2013 6:38:43 PM

Yes! Noctua is equivalent to H100.

Don't forget to pick a solution :) 
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June 20, 2013 6:45:44 PM

gotcha, thanks :) 
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December 27, 2013 3:55:17 AM

Azndude263 said:
I'm planning to overclock the 8320 to 4.0ghz (same as 8350) on the Asrock 970 extreme4 with a H60 cooling. Will this be a problem?

I know what you guys going to say, "that board only has 4+1 VRM phase, it's terrible!)

The reason I didn't get a 990FX is because I bought the 970 extreme4 for only $50 :)  while the 990FX extreme4 will be around $140. The $50 deal for the 970 Extreme4 (half off) seemed like a really good deal so I went for it

plus I'm not planning crossfire my 7870 so a 990FX seems a little overkill for me

Note: I went with the extreme4 instead of the 3 is because of the USB 3 header :) 

CPU: FX-8320
Mobo: Asrock 970 Extreme4
Cooler: H60
Ram: 8gb (2gb x 4)
Case: Antec 300
PSU: 730w
GPU: Sapphire 7870


did u saw that FX 8320 doesn't come under the supported cpu list for Asrock 970 extreme 4? i have this two things and my temperature is horribly high.. whats ur temperature at load while playing high end games?

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April 12, 2014 5:51:26 PM

Im running the fx8320 @ 4.2ghz
I do have a waterblock keeping temps 35-40c on high end games
Asrock extreme4 970 does not have this cpu under supported list, but its been running fine for almost a year now, and still going.
Also have a gtx 660 Superclocked FTW/acx cooler, overclocked and using bios mode to overvolt the card. All running extremely well, with temps never going above 75c on max load.

Personally i think this is a pretty good combo for the price.
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