OC'ing FX8320 on gigabyte UD3

I have been custom building computers for 14 years but have never over clocked a system before. I want a stable overclock for my CPU so that is what I am asking for. I use my system for heavy HD editing and some gaming.

Below is my setup.

- AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
- Silverstone Strider 600W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
- Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
- A-Data XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
- A-Data XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
- EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)

Thanks for any help!
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  1. Best answer
    You can easily overclock to 4.2GHz with absolutely no problem.
  2. Awesome - thank you!
  3. What cpu cooler are you using? These chips get hot under full load.
  4. I forgot to put that in my initial post.

  5. As long as your temps stay 70 and under for the CPU socket temp and 62 and under for the CPU core you should have no issue getting to 4.5 I would think. If you still have the stock cooler, take the fan off it and rig/mount it to the back of your case behind the cpu socket it helps keep the socket temps down a lot.

    edit: Since your using water cooling, make sure you have airflow across your motherboards VRM circuits next to the cpu socket so you don't run into throttling because of overheated VRM's.
  6. wshinn said:
    I forgot to put that in my initial post.


    Have you bought it or you are planning to buy it.
  7. I already have it.
  8. I agree with "dacquesta1" that while the temperatures are below 70 your processor will have no problems . You can overclock it 4.2GHz(stable) and you can go for more clockspeed but many people start having bluescreens and crashes so it is better on the safe side. Rest is upto you.
  9. wshinn said:
    I already have it.

    I don't personally prefer Liquid cooling, never used one in fear of leaking, if it leak, it will take out the CPU for sure and maybe the GPU and MB too.

    So finally its your call.
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