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Overclocking an AMD FX 8350 with a Hyper 212 EVO Cooler [HELP]

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October 9, 2013 2:50:14 PM

Hello everyone, I was wondering if I could get some help with overclocking my AMD FX 8350 CPU, I like to play games, which a lot of other people also like to do. But I also like to get the most out of my hardware, and I did a little research and with the correct components and cooling I could do so with my processor. But I've not managed to get a confirmation on my hardware if such a thing is possible for me to go ahead with.

I have no idea when it comes to overclocking, I know how to do it. I'm just not sure what I need and what is best for my system in terms of the voltage and what to actually push the processor up to.

Which is why I'm making this thread, I wanted to know if I had the required components to overclock my processor. I'll list them below, I also wanted to know that if I did and could. What could I push it up to, I was looking to get around 4.5Ghz, if I could do that, what sort of voltage am I looking at.

Below are some possible useful links I added in that may be useful. I used CPUID HWMonitor and I used AIDA64 Extreme Edition to perform a 1 minute stability test on the CPU.

Here are my specifications, if you need more information or specifications please ask away. I apologise if I have given useless results or information, I'm pretty new to overclocking. Thanks a lot.

Processor: AMD FX8350 4.0Ghz with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler.
Graphics Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB GDDR5.
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 version 1302.
Hard Drive Space: 1TB of Hard Drive Space.
Case/Fans: Cooler Master Storm Stryker with a Cooler Master 800w Power Supply with x3 120mm, 1x 200mm case fans.
RAM: 16GB of RAM.

Other possible useful links:
CPUID HWMonitor: http://i.imgur.com/PSbXqZf.png
Stability Test (CPU) CPU Usage at 100%: http://i.imgur.com/zQaSV1I.png
AMD Overdrive: http://i.imgur.com/0x1eOXk.png

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a b K Overclocking
October 9, 2013 5:13:44 PM
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I got my 8350 up to 4.5GHz without any problem, but I did have to slightly bump the voltage up from the default. I don't recall how much, though, but as I type this I'm running between 1.356-1.368V. As long as you have good airflow in your case, you should be able to get close to or at 4.5GHz with that cooler, no problem.

This video should help you a bit when it comes to OC with an 8350 and an Asus board and it includes a section about voltage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk
October 9, 2013 5:30:01 PM

No2rdame said:
I got my 8350 up to 4.5GHz without any problem, but I did have to slightly bump the voltage up from the default. I don't recall how much, though, but as I type this I'm running between 1.356-1.368V. As long as you have good airflow in your case, you should be able to get close to or at 4.5GHz with that cooler, no problem.

This video should help you a bit when it comes to OC with an 8350 and an Asus board and it includes a section about voltage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk


I have been watching this exact video, thanks man. I'll give it a go. I'm on a similar level of voltage with you. I'll give it a tweak and see how it goes in the tests.

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October 9, 2013 6:16:44 PM

Ok, I've pushed it up to 4.5Ghz and I performed a stability test with AMD Overdrive, I received an error with "ILLEGAL SUMOUT". I did some research on that name and it seems it is to do with the voltage. I lowered it from 4.5Ghz down to 4.4Ghz with the voltage set at 1.350, did another stability test and everything seems fine. Here is an image if you want to look.

Amd Overdrive: http://i.imgur.com/CSpVil4.png
Temperature: http://i.imgur.com/TBM8I0F.png

What would I want to do to get it up to 4.5Ghz, I am currently on 4.4Ghz due to the error report "ILLEGAL SUMOUT". When I attempted to push the voltage up further on AMD Overdrive the colour had changed and I didn't do it because I figured that colour was a bad sign so I set it down to a stable level for 4.4Ghz, everything is fine at this level. But I would like to go up so I am at 4.5Ghz, what should I do? thanks a lot.
a b K Overclocking
October 10, 2013 2:37:37 PM

Are you using the AMD Overdrive tool for overclocking? If so, I would recommend that you follow the bios instructions in the video because he addresses a few things such as turning off the turbo control and setting some things from auto to manual. In addition, you may need to crank down the frequency of the RAM. I don't know what yours is rated at but that could be part of the problem.
October 11, 2013 3:19:05 AM

No2rdame said:
Are you using the AMD Overdrive tool for overclocking? If so, I would recommend that you follow the bios instructions in the video because he addresses a few things such as turning off the turbo control and setting some things from auto to manual. In addition, you may need to crank down the frequency of the RAM. I don't know what yours is rated at but that could be part of the problem.


Yea, in the end I went with my BIOS. Got it stable at 4.5Ghz on a similar voltage to yourself. Core Temperatures are between 20-57C when performing a stability test and some benchmarks. So I believe I'm good to go, thanks to you also. Thanks again mate.
October 19, 2013 6:17:27 AM

Hi peeps I got same cooler as u evo 212 and similar oc
Using MSI 990 fxa GD65 mobo
Currently running 4519mhz @1.334 volt
FSB 226x20 which boosts my ram to nearly 2133
Getting 11c temps idle on core temp got loadsa fans
few questions

how much further do you think I can go?
Is this mobo up to the job?
If I overclock my ram passed 2133rated speed will it still post?
All my voltages are auto except cpu voltage is this ok?
a b K Overclocking
October 19, 2013 12:15:40 PM

It's hard to say - each CPU has its limits. Can you probably push it beyond 4.5GHz? Most likely, yes. Of course, voltage increases will really up your temps so that could be your limiting factor even if the CPU can handle it. As far as the RAM, I don't think your mobo will support anything beyond that and I don't know what your RAM supports so you're probably at the limit there. You wouldn't notice any difference with the RAM in this particular situation anyway. I believe you're okay with the voltages as well. As long as you're seeing system stability and temperatures are good I wouldn't worry. The big question is, though, what is your CPU core temp when you're maxing the computer out? The 11c idle is obviously wrong because I don't your PC is at 52 Fahrenheit, but Asus CPU censors are known to be inaccurate when the system isn't being pushed. Mine's reading at 14-15C even though ambient room temperature is 21C.
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