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How Far Can I Overclock (AsRock Fatal1ty AM3+, FX 8350, 700 Watt PSU, Corsair H110i)

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June 15, 2014 5:22:53 AM

how far can i overclock my CPU on this mobo? I bought it to overclock, I want to OC to 5ghz if possible if not, how far can i?

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a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2014 8:38:28 AM

The TDP maximum of this board is 140W, this shouldn't give out more than 4.4, maybe 4.5GHz.
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June 15, 2014 8:48:59 AM

BigBadBeef said:
The TDP maximum of this board is 140W, this shouldn't give out more than 4.4, maybe 4.5GHz.


really? is there any better option for the money?
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June 15, 2014 8:49:07 AM

BigBadBeef said:
The TDP maximum of this board is 140W, this shouldn't give out more than 4.4, maybe 4.5GHz.


really? is there any better option for the money?
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a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2014 9:00:56 AM

I think this is the best 990FX OC mobo you got. Unless you really wanna dump ridiculous amounts of money into a professional motherboard that is designed to support the 9-series FX, that's what you're gonna get for it.
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June 15, 2014 9:38:18 AM

BigBadBeef said:
I think this is the best 990FX OC mobo you got. Unless you really wanna dump ridiculous amounts of money into a professional motherboard that is designed to support the 9-series FX, that's what you're gonna get for it.

thanks. is oc'ing to 5 ghz on this mobo feasile?
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a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2014 10:38:41 AM

With proper cooling and some luck with the silicone lottery its possible but don't be surprised if you hit a voltage wall around 4.8ghz where the amount of voltage needed for the small mhz bump becomes too much heat for such a small gain.
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a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2014 10:51:50 AM

AMD guarantees your cou to be stable at stock clocks and lower. That's it. Any OC is a pot luck lottery. You may get 4.1 stable, or 5.4 stable, I've even seen reports of an 8320 stable at 6.1, but that's an absolute fluke, and the owner probably went through god knows how many CPUs to get that 1 chip. Basically, what you believe should be feasible with an OC, and reality with OC are 2 different things, all I can day on it is good luck, hope it works for you.
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June 15, 2014 4:27:12 PM

thanks, I have an H110 so i dont think cooling would be an issue, i'll try 5 ghz, but would 5.4 ghz overheat iwth an h110?
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a b K Overclocking
June 16, 2014 6:59:27 AM

Have you gone mad? If you can get 5GHz stable you'll be lucky!
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June 16, 2014 7:30:22 AM

BigBadBeef said:
Have you gone mad? If you can get 5GHz stable you'll be lucky!


haha no! just wondered if a 280 rad could do the job.
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a b K Overclocking
June 16, 2014 8:38:07 AM

My 8320 is stable at 5ghz but requires 1.53v and that runs way too hot. I run mine at 4.5@1.36v for long encoding sessions when it will be going non-stop for 30+ hours and 4.8@1.425v for everyday use. To me the extra heat going past 4.8 on my chip just is not worth it.
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a b K Overclocking
June 16, 2014 9:37:00 AM

Unless you want to consider a watercooling solution.
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June 16, 2014 12:49:50 PM

dacquesta1 said:
My 8320 is stable at 5ghz but requires 1.53v and that runs way too hot. I run mine at 4.5@1.36v for long encoding sessions when it will be going non-stop for 30+ hours and 4.8@1.425v for everyday use. To me the extra heat going past 4.8 on my chip just is not worth it.



Wouldnt the h110 help with the thermal issues, so couldnt my 8350 go to 5 ghz?

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a b K Overclocking
June 16, 2014 1:31:40 PM

It all depends on your chip man, it may do 5ghz @ 1.45v or it might not go over 4.8 @ 1.5v thats why it's called the silicone lottery.
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a b K Overclocking
June 16, 2014 7:50:17 PM

The max OC has nothing to do with your cooler. The cooler only applies to keeping a high OC under thermal max, TDP. Depending on whether you got lucky and got a good binned CPU, is what ultimately decides how high you can get a stable OC. If you are lucky you might get 5GHz or better, if you got unlucky you may only get 4.2GHz at stable, no matter how much voltage you feed it. There is a poster here who took a fx4100 to 5.1GHz stable at 1.74v. That's massive for an x1xx CPU, but he got lucky in the silicon lottery and got a good chip. I can't get my i5 3570k past 4.4 stable.. I lost on the lottery, big time.
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a b K Overclocking
June 16, 2014 9:14:29 PM

I can't watch you do this anymore. You are a stubborn, ruthless, soulless, pc killing cur!
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June 20, 2014 8:26:29 PM

BigBadBeef said:
I think this is the best 990FX OC mobo you got. Unless you really wanna dump ridiculous amounts of money into a professional motherboard that is designed to support the 9-series FX, that's what you're gonna get for it.


BigBadBeef said:
I can't watch you do this anymore. You are a stubborn, ruthless, soulless, pc killing cur!



After some testing and prime 95 i got 4.6 ghz stable, which is nice. I wanted 4.8, but cant or else the computer goes off. 4.7 doesn't work either. Too bad :p  but i'm good with 4.6!
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a b K Overclocking
June 20, 2014 10:04:26 PM

Just keep cranking it up, buddy, don't worry, everything will be fine!
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June 21, 2014 8:16:34 AM

BigBadBeef said:
Just keep cranking it up, buddy, don't worry, everything will be fine!


hahah! jesus, is how cold is your PC then?
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