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Overclock amd fx-6300 on an ASRock 970 PRO3 AM3+

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August 2, 2013 9:36:55 PM

Hi guys! So I have a question about overclocking my CPU. I have been all over trying to figure out exactly how to OC my CPU but all I find is posts and videos telling everyone what to put their settings at for stable clocks for specific boards.
Now I know my MOBO can not handle extreme OC's so is what I want to do is keep my CPU down to 50 degrees Celsius. How would I OC to achieve that? Where would I start? I am not sure what settings to adjust.

My system specs are:
ASRock 970 PRO3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm

Where do I start? And if you need anymore info just ask. I am so afraid of frying my board. lol

And so far I have it OC'd to the settings in this video:
Overclocking AMD FX-6300 Vishera CPU to 4.01GHz
And I run at about 41 degrees Celsius under a stress test in cinebench. and about
16 degrees Celsius idle.

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August 6, 2013 12:08:46 PM

So you're already at 4GHz stable? How far do you want to go?

Here's a thread where some users discuss overclocking this CPU, and they all agree that past the 4GHz it becomes much more complicated, give it a look: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282067-29-overclockin...

But trying to answer your initial question, your CPU is unlocked, just increase the multiplier a bit until it becomes unstable after running Prime95 for a while, then back off to the latest stable speed that has good temps. Veteran overclockers claim that in order to call an overclock "stable", you should be able to run Prime95 for a long time, 12 hrs or so.
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