Hi everyone, i am a total newbie when it comes to overclocking. I have been playing games over 13 years on pc but never tried to oc.
My question is can i oc my cpu to 4.0-4.2ghz without changing voltage. I tried every possible way on the net but my socket temps keeps getting over 60 degrees so i stop prime95
my board is sabertooth 990fx r2.0 and cpu 8320. as for cooling i am using hyper 212 evo.
idle temps on stock clock 33C, with prime95 it is around 51C. (by the way i am looking at the value just besides cpu not package on hwmonitor.
but when i try to overclock with the manuals on the web it stables around 63C which is max for amd chips i belive.
So my question is, are my stock degrees too high to begin with or i am doing something wrong with the oc. (i used jayztwocents video for oc)
That should totally be possible to achieve and there are different ways to go about it. Most people will suggest using the multiplier but I prefer using a combination of multiplier and bus speed. Take a look at this site as it can provide some good tips on overclocking.
i have been reading that site over and over again trying multiple things but i am missing something which keeps the temps go really high. by the way is there something wrong with my current standart clock temps with a cooler. maybe they are high to begin with.
The temps look fine to me but of course under load is where it really counts so I can understand your concern. Someone that has your board maybe able to provide more detailed help but If you have good high speed ram you can try increasing the bus speed to reach your amount. This would allow you to not depend so much on cpu voltage.