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Any advice and tips for a First-Time Overclocker?

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January 31, 2014 12:33:17 PM

I plan on OC'ing in the future, and i want to ask someone if i could overclock these specs, and if so how far?

PowerColor PCS+ HD 7850 2gb (1000MHz core, 1225MHz memory with %15 extra stability)

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz (after i unlock it)

Mobo: MSI 970A-G46

Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (heard this one was THE best aftermarket heatsink)

8gb RAM (just thought I'd add this just in case)

Also, the clock speeds mentioned for the card were the defaults it came with. I'm going to use the Catalyst Control center to do so!

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a b K Overclocking
January 31, 2014 2:38:09 PM

I see no problem overclocking anything! Just make sure you have good case ventilation to keep those components cool. Once you unlock that 6300, you should be able to get a nice OC on it. The GPU should be able to get a decent OC on it also. As for how much of an overclock depends on your individual CPU and GPU. How far you can push the OC is completely dependent on the individual CPU and GPU. Just make sure you have a nice name brand PSU with some headroom on your wattage as OCing does use more power.
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January 31, 2014 3:10:56 PM

BigBAWZ said:
I see no problem overclocking anything! Just make sure you have good case ventilation to keep those components cool. Once you unlock that 6300, you should be able to get a nice OC on it. The GPU should be able to get a decent OC on it also. As for how much of an overclock depends on your individual CPU and GPU. How far you can push the OC is completely dependent on the individual CPU and GPU. Just make sure you have a nice name brand PSU with some headroom on your wattage as OCing does use more power.


I have a 650-Watt PSU. Is that good enough?

Also, when i went to the settings in the CCC i noticed that the highest the sliders could go to were 1050Mhz core speed & think it said either 1250MHz or 1400MHz memory speed. What i have been hearing about this card was the fact that CCC actually limits it so those are it's highest speeds. I'm fairly certain that is to prevent damage and/or overheating if you decided to go any higher even though you can't. (unless you had another program such as MSI Afterburner or GPU/CPU-Z, but i won't be using those)
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a b K Overclocking
February 2, 2014 1:15:38 PM

A 650w PSU is decent depending on the brand, and yes they do that that way you do not overheat. I've used MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision X and i love them both.
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February 5, 2014 6:19:11 PM

BigBAWZ said:
A 650w PSU is decent depending on the brand, and yes they do that that way you do not overheat. I've used MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision X and i love them both.


My PSU brand is by a company called Ultra. Also, i can pretty much just max out the settings in CCC on the card since it's limited for safety reasons without problems? I won't OC my CPU until a later date but i was gonna take it slow before i decide to try OC'ing further than 1050MHz, 1300MHz on the GPU. I still didn't attempt OC'ing it yet but i will tomorrow.
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