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Will the Asrock Extreme4 overclock Fx-8320 fine?

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June 20, 2013 5:18:21 PM

I'm planning to overclock the 8320 to 4.0ghz (same as 8350) on the 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!)

Because I've read quite a few saying that the 4+1 phase is not nearly enough to overclock the 6 or 8 core FX series

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 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 5:23:59 PM

Yes you should be fine.
June 20, 2013 5:26:45 PM

The 4+1 power phase is fine to overclock the Fx-8320 to 4.0ghz no problem? I won't blow anything up right? :( 
a b K Overclocking
a c 134 V Motherboard
June 20, 2013 8:07:28 PM

That power design can run a FX8350 without any problems, so an OC-ed FX8320 with a bit higher vcore than stock 8350 shouldn't harm your board any at all. You're good to go.

[sarcasm] and if something blows, your H60's coolant can get rid of the fire :lol:  [/sarcasm] /jk
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