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AMD Fx-8320 Overclocking

I am relatively new to overclocking.

I currently have a AMD FX-6100 overclocked at 4.0. I am thinking about upgrading to the AMD FX-8320.

Other hardware:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-970a-D3
PSU: Rosewill Hive 750w Bronze
RAM: 2x 8gb G.SKILL Ripjaw DDR3 1866 9-10-9-28
GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850

I know the 8320 is stock 3.5 but does anyone have a stable clock at 4.0 without messing with the voltage.

Also, if I do this what is a good aftermarket cpu cooler that I can use that won't break the bank?
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  1. Coolermaster EVO 212 is generally regarded as excellent performance / cost.
  2. The board isn't very good for overclocking due to its poor power and thermal design.
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    The board isn't very good for overclocking due to its poor power and thermal design.


    What should I look at for replacing the mobo?
  4. Good power and thermal design.
  5. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $134.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-10 21:38 EDT-0400)
  6. Or if your on a budget this has a 8+2 Power design.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $89.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-10 21:38 EDT-0400)
  7. I'm probably year late but you probably won't even notice the difference between those 2 processors, if I was you I would just overclock it to 4.5
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