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March 28, 2014 9:14:50 AM

Hi!
I'd like to ask what specs i'd need to set in my BIOS if i wanted to overclock my FX-6300 CPU. It will be water cooled.
Thanks for the answers.

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March 28, 2014 2:54:45 PM

There are 2 ways to increase the speed of the processor; raise the base clock or raise the CPU's clock multiplier of the base clock (in BIOS). Since the FX-6300 has an unlocked multiplier, that is the easiest way. Eventually, you will get it to an unstable state that will need SLIGHT bumps in the CPUs' Vcore (voltage). But if this is your 1st attempt at O/C'ing, just play with the multiplier. Besides, that MB is not a great board for taking to extremes.

Take the multiplier up a click at a time and test the stability of the system with something like Prime95 for about an hour. If it remains stable, take it another click... etc. But keep an eye on temps during the Prime95 runs.
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March 30, 2014 10:44:32 AM

clutchc said:
There are 2 ways to increase the speed of the processor; raise the base clock or raise the CPU's clock multiplier of the base clock (in BIOS). Since the FX-6300 has an unlocked multiplier, that is the easiest way. Eventually, you will get it to an unstable state that will need SLIGHT bumps in the CPUs' Vcore (voltage). But if this is your 1st attempt at O/C'ing, just play with the multiplier. Besides, that MB is not a great board for taking to extremes.

Take the multiplier up a click at a time and test the stability of the system with something like Prime95 for about an hour. If it remains stable, take it another click... etc. But keep an eye on temps during the Prime95 runs.


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March 30, 2014 10:46:19 AM

Is there any chance i could use the numbers from someone else on the internet? I want to OC it to 4.2 max cuz my mobo isn't a 990 chipset and i don't want to push it to much. Or do i need to test and play with it myself?
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March 30, 2014 11:18:56 AM

Any numbers you take from someone else, you do at your own risk. Each FX-6300 is a unique piece of micro-technology. They each have different tolerances. Best to work up your OC yourself. The only thing you'll lose is time. The alternative may cost you the processor.

When you run the stress test, look for CPU temps going over... say 70C steadily. If Prime95 drops a core from its testing or shuts down, it means that OC is not stable. Btw, you do have an after-market cooler, right?
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March 30, 2014 11:48:00 AM

i'll buy the corsair hydro h60 water cooling =P. I've seen some people that pushed it to 4.0 with the stock cooler but i don't want to risk it. Wel i'll have to watch a tutorial about oc-ing cuz i have literally no idea what to do xD. Thanks for the advice.
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March 30, 2014 12:11:16 PM

I have both the H60 and a 212 EVO. Temps w/my i5-2500K seem better with the air cooler than the AIO liq cooler. but, your mileage may vary.

The FX-6300 will probably reach 4.2GHZ with just the multiplier increases... on AUTO voltage. Mine did, anyway. Do you know how to increase the CPU clock multiplier?
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March 30, 2014 12:17:26 PM

A how-to guide wouldn't be that bad =P. I'm a real begginer at stuff like this. I built this computer in January this year (my first self-build computer). So i'm still learning stuff like this but i don't want to risk my components because i don't really have the money to re-build my computer and my father would go crazy if something would happen xD. Any tips you got for would be apreciated. =D
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March 30, 2014 12:33:41 PM

Go to page 45 of your MB manual. There you will find the location for increasing/decreasing the multiplier. I believe they call it "Multiplier/Voltage Change". Just be sure the overclock mode is set to manual so it will allow you to make changes. Raise the multi a click at a time, save and exit BIOS, and run Prime 95 for about an hour to see if there is any faults. Repeat until instability results.

If you don't want to wait for Prime95 to do its thing, I've found that Intel Burn Test works well by letting it do its default 10-run test: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=213
It only takes a few minutes to verify if the OC is stable or not. I found it works just as well on AMD processors as Intel. But even after you come up with a stable final OC, I'd still do at least an hour w/Prime 95.
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March 30, 2014 1:05:16 PM

Thanks for all the answers you have provided me =D. I'll probably make the one hour test with Prime95 just to make sure. Hope it will work =D.
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