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How much can I overclock my CPU?

I just bought a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. I put it so it looks horizontal when I open the case and the fan is pushing the air. Also, right on top, there are 2 fans pulling hot air out. In my case there's great airflow as there are 6 fans. 2 in the front taking in air, 2 in the top taking out air, 1 in the back taking out air, and 1 in the side taking in air. I just OCd my processor to 4.4GHz without any trouble. Do you think I can do more?

On the picture it only shows 3 fans. The other 3 are connected to molex.

Specs:

CPU: AMD FX 8350 (OC'd to 4.4GHz) Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280x
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
PSU: Corsair RM750

http://s21.postimg.org/tqufqfynn/temperatures.jpg
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  1. That only shows your idle temps, what do the temps read under a load test eg prime95?
  2. zink1701 said:
    That only shows your idle temps, what do the temps read under a load test eg prime95?


    This is during the stress test. http://s21.postimg.org/8soqbqfqr/Capture.jpg


    I think 4.4GHz. Is enough since it's still air cooling. But, do you think I should go any higher?
  3. What software are you using to test your overclock?
  4. The max stable OC depends on a variety of factors, cooling is only one. The only reliable way to see how far you can push the overclock is to incrementally increase speeds while testing. This takes a long time but ensures a stable clock with reasonable settings. There is no real shortcut for OCing. From the sounds of it you need to do some more research, no offense but the format of the questions screams "I'm a clueless noob, tell me the answer".
  5. zink1701 said:
    What software are you using to test your overclock?


    Prime95
  6. ddpruitt said:
    The max stable OC depends on a variety of factors, cooling is only one. The only reliable way to see how far you can push the overclock is to incrementally increase speeds while testing. This takes a long time but ensures a stable clock with reasonable settings. There is no real shortcut for OCing. From the sounds of it you need to do some more research, no offense but the format of the questions screams "I'm a clueless noob, tell me the answer".


    It's not "tell me the answer." It's asking of other's opinions to see what they think because to me, I think I could go just a little higher.
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    XxKINGxX40 said:


    It's not "tell me the answer." It's asking of other's opinions to see what they think because to me, I think I could go just a little higher.


    AMD's CPUs will safely run up to 60C safely. It may not run stable at this speed depending on the method used to overclock the CPU and may need a voltage bump. On top of that if you're OC'ng RAM the system may not be stable although it may not be the CPU. at the Prime95 works ok but I've found it leaves vast areas of the CPU unstressed, I would run a couple of different stress tests to see if the CPU is stable. I've found that BOINC tends to stability issues quicker than any other program.

    In most cases OC'ers tend to mention ambient and peak CPU temps. The number of fans doesn't really matter, I've seen systems with just 2 fans run fine versus systems with 10 fans that overheated for various reasons. You can see there are a lot of important details you left out that of the question that affect your overclocking potential, hence the noob comment.
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