I am planning to buy the AMD FX-8320 with the ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 motherboard and a Thermalright True Spirit 140 CPU cooler, I have been googling for a while but couldn't really find a lot about this motherboard and CPU combination. Will this overclock to 4.0 ghz without problems? What would you recommend or would I be able to OC to with these parts?
Thanks in advance
The board has the ability to OC, but no one can tell you if your CPU will push to 4.0GHz or beyond, it varies on a chip by chip basis, i was just telling someone else on here, my 8320 only went to 3.8 before it starting having issues (though i admittedly didn't spend much time trying different ways to push it further). It depends if it's a chip that was made an 8320 just to fill out the product stock, or if it couldn't run cool/stable enough to make the cut to be an 8350...
In general, the 990fx chipset overclocks better, but as Jaxem said it isn't a certainty that you could hit 4.0ghz on either chipset motherboard. You could hit higher too, won't know until you try the overclock.
Seems like that cooler will be able to handle a mild to medium overclock though from the reviews I've seen.