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AMD FX-6100 Overclocking, NEED HELP!

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December 5, 2013 8:35:52 PM

Hello, i'm quite new to overclocking, i started trying to overclock my cpu because why not? anyways i managed to get it to 3.9Ghz through the multiplier only, whenever i try something else it's unstable. can you guys help out and tell me what i need to increase to get atleast 4.2Ghz? thanks!

Specs:

CPU - FX-6100
Motherboard - Asus M5A97 R2.0
RAM - Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz
PSU Corsair TX-650w

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December 5, 2013 9:43:23 PM

Stick to multiplier only, for simplicities sake.

You didn't mention what cooling you have. Are you using the stock cooler? If so, that is probably the first issue. Other than that, things look fine. Your motherboard isn't the absolute greatest for overclocking, but it's acceptable for moderate but I don't think I would push it to extreme limits.

In the meantime, here is a nice little guide to look at and extrapolate from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk
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December 6, 2013 8:28:05 AM

Calculatron said:
Stick to multiplier only, for simplicities sake.

You didn't mention what cooling you have. Are you using the stock cooler? If so, that is probably the first issue. Other than that, things look fine. Your motherboard isn't the absolute greatest for overclocking, but it's acceptable for moderate but I don't think I would push it to extreme limits.

In the meantime, here is a nice little guide to look at and extrapolate from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk


I'm using the Cooler Master Hyper 212+, but can you tell me like how much i need to increase the voltage by to get at least 4Ghz?
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December 6, 2013 10:01:43 AM

I honestly don't have a clue, and no one else can tell you.

You'll just have to bump up your voltage, notch by notch, until you start to pass your stability tests.

I can tell you that anything beyond 1.45 volts for your Vcore is getting into the "wary" zone. 1.5 and beyond, to the maximum of 1.55, is where dragons be - venture at your own risk.
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January 28, 2014 5:50:20 AM

First you need to run a stress test program for about half hour or so like OCCT, You will temperature monitoring software.

In that time if it passes the test you need to make sure the CPU clock isn't throttled to a lower speed, the northbridge doesn't go over 60 degrees and the processor stays under 65 degrees.

If you are getting hot try knocking the multiplier down a bit and raising the FSB as this uses less voltage allowing the chip to run a bit cooler on some boards.

I'd make 1.4v your max at first and do the same again. By the end of it you should have got your target speed. If not you need to improve the cooling in the case.

Re test with stress test every few months to make sure parts aren't starting to degrade (which they will eventually with higher voltage) as VRM's are weak on that board (mine lasted 9 months).

Don't forget the northbridge, ht link and ram speeds will change with FSB so you may need to set them manually.

There is no ultimate setting, the longer you play the more you will get out of it. I believe 2000mhz is stock nb and 2600 is stock ht link for 6100. Ram is best kept as close to 1600mhz as possible and tighter timings won't make much difference. I've overclocked a lot of AMD I forget some of the official numbers tending to remember what generally works best. That would be 2200mhz on northbridge.
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January 28, 2014 9:49:50 AM

no1spank said:
First you need to run a stress test program for about half hour or so like OCCT, You will temperature monitoring software.

In that time if it passes the test you need to make sure the CPU clock isn't throttled to a lower speed, the northbridge doesn't go over 60 degrees and the processor stays under 65 degrees.

If you are getting hot try knocking the multiplier down a bit and raising the FSB as this uses less voltage allowing the chip to run a bit cooler on some boards.

I'd make 1.4v your max at first and do the same again. By the end of it you should have got your target speed. If not you need to improve the cooling in the case.

Re test with stress test every few months to make sure parts aren't starting to degrade (which they will eventually with higher voltage) as VRM's are weak on that board (mine lasted 9 months).

Don't forget the northbridge, ht link and ram speeds will change with FSB so you may need to set them manually.

There is no ultimate setting, the longer you play the more you will get out of it. I believe 2000mhz is stock nb and 2600 is stock ht link for 6100. Ram is best kept as close to 1600mhz as possible and tighter timings won't make much difference. I've overclocked a lot of AMD I forget some of the official numbers tending to remember what generally works best. That would be 2200mhz on northbridge.


Thank you so much for answering, i'll pick yours for the solution but, I've upgraded to the FX-8320. If the steps are the same could you let me know? Thanks!
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February 23, 2014 2:15:54 PM

Would be the same but you might need to cable tie a fan to the VRM's/northbridge etc to keep them cool as 8 cores generate a lot more heat.
My FX8120 liked faster ram (1866mhz) as I think the 8 cores have a better quality memory controller but 1600mhz is still good.
Stock northbridge speed is 2200mhz on the 8 cores as well even if your board doesn't automatically set it to that.
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February 23, 2014 4:31:23 PM

http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-pi... Read through here.

It's a long read but you'll learn lots.

The board you have is ok for overclocking. With my 8320, I was able to hit about 4.1-4.2 on it. Anything beyond that, I had to upgrade boards. Now I can hit 4.8
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