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November 12, 2013 11:26:25 AM

Hello there,
I know this should be in the overclocking forums, and it is, but nobody seems to be in there haha. So I'm pretty new to overclocking and have some pretty decent experience with computers but always heard overclocking your CPU can be potentially dangerous for it. Here is my CPU I just bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YORK/ref=oh_deta... it's an AMD 6-core FD6300, and my motherboard is an ASUS M5A97: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008V9959O/ref=oh_deta... Is there a program I would download to overclock my CPU? Also could I get some details on how it works and what it actually does?
Thanks, Jonathan

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November 12, 2013 11:37:22 AM

Overclocking increases the clock speed of your CPU, which improves speed and performance. The limiting factor is the voltage and temperature (I never go above 1.5v and temp wise never above 70, although I think the recommended for that CPU is 60). In order to overclock properly you should have an aftermarket cooler as the stock one flat-out sucks. To overclock you should do it manually through the BIOS, probably the safest way since you can fully control it.

Your board (same as mine) is not OK for overclocking (one of the best 970 boards for it, but the 990fx boards are better). You may be able to get to 4.4-4.5 with a decent aftermarket cooler.

Honestly, others can explain the process better than I. Here is one video that may help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk
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November 12, 2013 12:07:10 PM

JOOK-D said:
Overclocking increases the clock speed of your CPU, which improves speed and performance. The limiting factor is the voltage and temperature (I never go above 1.5v and temp wise never above 70, although I think the recommended for that CPU is 60). In order to overclock properly you should have an aftermarket cooler as the stock one flat-out sucks. To overclock you should do it manually through the BIOS, probably the safest way since you can fully control it.

Your board (same as mine) is not particularly good for overclocking (one of the best 970 boards for it, but the 990fx boards are better). You may be able to get to 4.4 with a decent aftermarket cooler.

Honestly, others can explain the process better than I. Here is one video that may help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk


Ahhhh thank you! Did you overclock yours at all? If so how much did you overclock it? I don't have an aftermarket fan on my CPU, but I do have 2 aftermarket fans and one that game with my case in there with some pretty good thermal paste. My temps on my CPU are are 19 degrees Celcius right now, and I think they get up to around 25 or 30. Think I'd still be able to overclock a bit without the aftermarket CPu fan?

Thanks, Jonathan
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November 12, 2013 12:18:32 PM

Wow, really that low? Surprising. As long as your temperatures stay below 70 I'd say your safe, but I think the official acceptable temps are 62 or something.

I'm going to overclock mine soon when I have time, not that I need any extra power but just to do it. Yes I do think you'd be able to overclock. But on this board, probably not past 4.4 Ghz as I said. Cheers.
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November 12, 2013 2:26:21 PM

JOOK-D said:
Wow, really that low? Surprising. As long as your temperatures stay below 70 I'd say your safe, but I think the official acceptable temps are 62 or something.

I'm going to overclock mine soon when I have time, not that I need any extra power but just to do it. Yes I do think you'd be able to overclock. But on this board, probably not past 4.4 Ghz as I said. Cheers.


Yeah this thermal paste is pretty awesome. Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound only like $8 on Amazon. But thanks again man really appreciate the help.
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November 12, 2013 2:30:18 PM

Any time. :) 
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November 12, 2013 3:59:12 PM

Jonny101892 said:
JOOK-D said:
Overclocking increases the clock speed of your CPU, which improves speed and performance. The limiting factor is the voltage and temperature (I never go above 1.5v and temp wise never above 70, although I think the recommended for that CPU is 60). In order to overclock properly you should have an aftermarket cooler as the stock one flat-out sucks. To overclock you should do it manually through the BIOS, probably the safest way since you can fully control it.

Your board (same as mine) is not particularly good for overclocking (one of the best 970 boards for it, but the 990fx boards are better). You may be able to get to 4.4 with a decent aftermarket cooler.

Honestly, others can explain the process better than I. Here is one video that may help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk


Ahhhh thank you! Did you overclock yours at all? If so how much did you overclock it? I don't have an aftermarket fan on my CPU, but I do have 2 aftermarket fans and one that game with my case in there with some pretty good thermal paste. My temps on my CPU are are 19 degrees Celcius right now, and I think they get up to around 25 or 30. Think I'd still be able to overclock a bit without the aftermarket CPu fan?

Thanks, Jonathan


Yes, a comfortable degrees for me is about 50~60.
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