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Looking for help in overclocking my AMD FX 6300 6 Core on a Biostar A960D+ MOBO

I know a lot of you have seen these text but I am new to overclocking but not new to computers.
I have a AMD 6300 FX 6 core running on a stock fan but getting a THERMALTAKE WATER 3.0 PERFORMER CPU LIQUID COOLER for over clocking. I am running it on a Biostar A960D+ MOBO with 8 gigs of ram at 1600. I would like to push this CPU as hard as I can so could someone help me please in doing this.
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  1. Do not overclock with that motherboard. There's essentially no point with a 760G chipset as it won't be safe. Either upgrade your motherboard, or cancel the liquid cooler order IMHO.
  2. I have the same MOBO and when i installed cpuz it read the chipset as 780G so i downloaded and installed AMD overdrive and turned my AMD Sempron 145 2.8 single core up to 3ghz I have not tested the stability with Prime95 but your boar my have the 780G chipset like mine. It would be worth checking out.
  3. JOOK-D said:
    Do not overclock with that motherboard. There's essentially no point with a 760G chipset as it won't be safe. Either upgrade your motherboard, or cancel the liquid cooler order IMHO.


    ^This
  4. I have my AMD Sempron 145 2.8 overclocked to 3.5ghz and set the HT link to 2ghz so that my ram would still run at 666mhz running on a BIOSTAR A960D+ . I have been stress testing with Occt and Prime95 for about 2hrs so far so good. I will post the results later today after running Prime95 for about another 6 hrs. also i only used the AMD Overdrive app to test how far i could push it before i got instability I found that i could not go past 3.1ghz with out turning the memory down once i figured how to set the HT link speed in the bios i could go past the 3.2 mark and i set the clock at 250mhz. idle temp is 35C and max with a load is 45C.
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    well after testing for 8 hrs no errors on prime95 max temp 45C idle 35C @ 3.5 clocked @ 250mhz HT link set @ 2ghz because of RAM underclocked @ 1066 and currently running @ 666.7mhz NB @ 2500mhz no instability so far cooled with stock cpu aircooler and two 120mm fans one inlet and two exhaust fans. AMD Sempron 145 @ 2.5 stock running on a Biostar 960D+ MOBO with 780G chip set . So I say go for it but be cautious.
  6. Gimlie said:
    I know a lot of you have seen these text but I am new to overclocking but not new to computers.
    I have a AMD 6300 FX 6 core running on a stock fan but getting a THERMALTAKE WATER 3.0 PERFORMER CPU LIQUID COOLER for over clocking. I am running it on a Biostar A960D+ MOBO with 8 gigs of ram at 1600. I would like to push this CPU as hard as I can so could someone help me please in doing this.


    JOOK-D said:
    Do not overclock with that motherboard. There's essentially no point with a 760G chipset as it won't be safe. Either upgrade your motherboard, or cancel the liquid cooler order IMHO.



    1. goto AMD website and download the AMD Overdrive application. install it.
    2. Download CPU_Z and install it.
    3. download OCCT and install it
    4 download and install coretemp
    5. download and install Prime 95
    6. open AMD Overdrive and run a bench test and save the results. then goto the cpu menu and there you can turn up the FSB on the cpu and adjust the HTlink multiplier. At the top it will show the Target speed and current speed turn the clock up in incrimets of 10 or 20 mhz and then click apply do this until you get instability then adjust the HT link multiplier usually it will need to be turned down to get the ram running at stock speed . these settings will only take affect for this session once you reboot it will revert back to whatever the BIOS is set to. After applying the settings with overdrive run the coretemp and cpuz and start OCCT and run a stress test from the second tab with the memory set to 25% right under that is three check boxes check off the first two and the click ON. try and keep the CPU core temp under 55C but check the specs on processor first. Run OCCT with those settings for about an hr then if your core temp is stable go to cpu z and see what speed the ram is at i kept mine at stock speed 666mhz and also check the North Bridge and try and keep it as close to stock as possible.
    7. Once you have adjusted the HT link in Overdrive to match the stock speed for Ram. Then reboot and go into the bios.
    8. in the Bios go to the proformace tab cpu tunning. Turn your clock up to the whatever you have it set in the AMD over drive app then enable the pstate and then you can set the HT link to a setting that will keep the memory at stock speed and then it will take some trial and error for the NB FID to get to stay at stock speeds once you get it set then reboot.
    9. Now that you have set all the settings in the Bios you will need to run Tempcore, OCCT, Prime 95, and in Cpu z check all the clocks and frequencies to make sure they are close to stock speeds for Ram and NB. if so proceed.
    10. Run Occt for about an Hr and then run Prime 95 tourture test for over 8hrs once you stop it will list any errors if there are not errors then the system is stable and you can leave the settings and enjoy your overclocked CPU!!
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