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Need help overclocking AMD FX6300 please!

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January 6, 2014 10:32:52 PM

Hey everyone, I built my new computer about 3 months ago and I wish to know how to overclock my cpu to a certain GHz please. I'm totally new to overclocking, so I have no clue what to do. My CPU is currently running at stock 3.5 GHz and it can go up to 4.1 GHz. I want to get to at least 4 GHz and no higher than 4.1 GHz. I'm also wondering if my system might mess up or die if I overclock. Please anyone.

My System Specs:
CPU: AMD FX-6300
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo.
Power Supply: Corsair CX600M.
GPU: Radeon 7790.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

If you want me to post anymore specs of my computer please let me know. Thanks!
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January 7, 2014 3:23:38 PM

The easiest way to get a stable overclock on AMD platforms is to increase the CPU multiplier.

To achive this boot into your BIOS/UEFI, advanced settings and set your overclocking mode to "Manual", then slightly inrease the CPU multiplier (e.g. from 17.5 to 18). Also ensure to set the right voltages for your CPU and NB (to do that, scroll down a bit on the same BIOS/UEFI page, I'm sure you find it).
The voltages for your standard settings are next to the "Auto" fields where you can set the voltages.

Boot back then into Windows and test for stability (get a tool called "Prime95" and run a simple Blend-Test for about 15 min. and check, if each core passes the tests).

Always check for temperature with e.g. HWMonitor from CPUID.

The safe temperatures for your CPU are:
Socket temp.: max. 70 °C
Core temp.: max. 62 °C

If all cores passes the prime test and you are save with your temps boot back into BIOS/UEFI and increase your multiplier again and test the temps. and stability.

Do this until you reach your 4Ghz.

If a prime test should fail and you are ok with temps, then slightly increase the power of your CPU (e.g. from 1,356 Volts to 1,380).
Make small steps and always keep an eye on your temps and you should be fine.

Good luck, if you have any further questions feel free to ask.
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January 12, 2014 4:15:55 AM

Hello everyone :
@ Asif -Maybe its better to disable the turbo !.

By normal the master setting of the fx6300 is running at 3.5ghz on 2 cores of all 3 modules = all 6 cores are active.
The OC futures will change the frequency of the master setting for all the 3 modules = 6 cores.

The first step of the turbo will bring the processor to 3.8 ghz on 2 cores of 2 modules = 4 cores are active
the second step will do basically the same with 4.1 ghz on 4 cores.

Turning the turbo off will be a good choice if you want to avoid a negative turbo after overclocking.
Better choice is to OC the master frequency to 4,5 ghz (22.5x200) with turbo disabled ( and vcore = voltage at 1.39 /or 1.40
Or try 4.4 ghz (22x200) with vcore at 1.37. This are generally very save settings. Only thing to check is your temperature (with above settings and good cooler fan between 59 and 61 Celcius) and do a 1h30 test with a program like OCCT to be sure all the 6 cores of the CPU are running fine.

You can also use the programs advised by fkabs, specialy HWmonitor is a good choice.

Let us know how it turned out for you - it can help other people to get the max out of there fx6300.

Regards dutchman24


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January 14, 2014 10:38:31 AM

Running stable on corsair H100i
Core Speed 4.009GHz
Multiplier x19
Bus Speed 211.02 MHZ
HT Link 2532MHZ
Voltage 1.25V

Up your DRAM Frequency a little, mines at 845MHZ (x2) so 1690, relax timing I did 11-11-11-28
Running Strong for 2 weeks.
Disable any and all Power savings to prevent up voltages or drooping and to keep your Clock multiplier from bouncing.
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January 14, 2014 11:47:47 AM

I suggest only disabling the power saving features until your overclock is fine tuned.
A good overclock also works with C1E, Core6 State, APM and Cool 'n' Quiet so you have the extra power of the overclock and still the benefits of the power saving features.
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