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FX8320 overclocking surprisingly well without doing anything. Am I missing something, or should I join team AMD?

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May 5, 2014 1:51:26 PM



Hello TH,

I am kinda new to overclocking, but everything has gone so smoothly I am unsure if something is wrong...lol.

Essentially...I have a FX 8320 and a meh-ish Zalman 92mm CNS5px Shark Fin cooler, pasted with thermal paste Arctic Silver MX-2.

So I have been reading about people with a Cooler Master 212 and 8320/50 idling at 30-35 getting up to 55c during full load at like 1.4.

Meanwhile, I have been able to overclock my 8320 at stock voltage (maybe even below) to a whopping 4.4ghz, without touching anything but the multiplier.

Furthermore, it runs stable at around 20-30 idle and 50 full load during gaming and 55c during Prime95. Wow. Is it that easy to overclock a good chip?

Help appreciated, thanks!

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May 5, 2014 1:56:25 PM

well, im not surprised because the 8320 is just a down-clocked 8350. i would bump the voltage up by about 0.025v just to make sure it is stable under stress.
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May 5, 2014 1:56:58 PM

Congrats, you have won the silicon lottery!
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May 5, 2014 1:57:21 PM

It's just that easy.
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May 5, 2014 2:01:50 PM

yeah, with a good cooler you should be able to hit ~5.0-5.2 with that chip :D 
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May 5, 2014 2:23:22 PM

I thought it was more likely to die in a plane crash than win the lottery :p 
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May 5, 2014 2:26:30 PM

lol you just got a chip from a lucky batch :) 
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May 5, 2014 7:01:34 PM

Run that on maximum...
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May 5, 2014 7:16:19 PM

there will most likely be no 8370, amd's roadmap for 2014/20115 shows no work on am3+ chips.
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