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Successful 4.5GHz with FX-6300!

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October 24, 2013 3:27:18 PM

Now even with my crappy motherboard BIOs I managed to get a stable 4.5GHz overclock with the highest temp (4 hours into prime95 test) of 61.C.

Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD3 (Rev 3.0) [Manual clocking and messing with power settings stopped throttles that millions of people have gotten. I may post a tutorial for those who don't know how to do so though I am new to messing wth BIOs]

Cooler Hyper 212 EVO
Vcore is 1.47-1.44
Multipler 22.5
RAM 1886

My only concern, how will this effect the longevity of my CPU and board? And is it bad that my RAM is at 1886? Its supposed to be 1866 but something I changed brought it to 1886 (accidental overclock) lol

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October 24, 2013 3:38:28 PM

Generally CPUs are quite tough. Even overclocked, they will last a fair amount of time. Running stock, they could last up to 15 years, OC'ed maybe 5-10? Either way, your more likely to be due for an upgrade before your CPU dies.
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October 24, 2013 3:41:41 PM

PyjamasCat said:
Generally CPUs are quite tough. Even overclocked, they will last a fair amount of time. Running stock, they could last up to 15 years, OC'ed maybe 5-10? Either way, your more likely to be due for an upgrade before your CPU dies.


Thank you for your reply :)  maybe I should've been a little more specific though... My main concern is CPU health and performance longevity. Cause I've seen some old overclocked CPUs not dead but end up slowing performance but this is true. By the time I notice any difference I'll probably have a whole new build (maybe 5 years minimum 7 years top)
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October 24, 2013 3:54:45 PM

Ortiz94x said:


Thank you for your reply :)  maybe a should've been a little more specific though... My main concern is CPU health and performance longevity. Cause I've seen some old overclocked CPUs not dead but end up slowing performance but this is true. By the time I notice any difference I'll probably have a whole new build (maybe 5 years minimum 7 years top)


Nope, hardware that ages should not slow. Some people believe it does, though. What can cause it to slow is the build up of dust in the cooler, software that is old and generally not doing maintenance for a few months.
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