Is this mother board good for over clocking?

Is this mother board good for over clocking?
GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Classic, On/Off Charge, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
I know my cpu is as it is AMD fx-6300
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  1. ya thats a decent motherboard in that price spectrum whats your budget?
  2. Since it is a 95w CPU it should run fine. If you plan on upgrading your CPU to the 125w series of cpu's i would recommend a board with a 990fx chipset.
  3. I already have my pc put together but every time I try to overclock my screen just goes black and I have no idea what is going on.
  4. whats your exact specs?
  5. I am also using amd overdrive to over clock.
  6. CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

    COOLANT: Standard Coolant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.50 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

    CS_FAN: Default case fans

    FAN: Asetek 510LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Enhance Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

    HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

    MOTHERBOARD: * GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Classic, On/Off Charge, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI

    POWERSUPPLY: 500 Watts - Corsair CX500 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply [+16]

    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+259] (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)
  7. The only reason I wish to overclock is because I am lagging on games that I really shouldn't be lagging on.
  8. You may need a larger PSU. Try that. 650w-750w should do.
  9. Gigabyte motherboards are bad to over-volt with settings on *Auto* Take manual control of your voltages, and be sure to disable any core boost functions.

    The -DS3P is okay --- the -UD3P would have been a better choice for OC'ing.
  10. Okay and how would I go about taking manual controls of my voltages?
  11. that powersupply is of weak quality. id upgrade it before attempt any future overclocks
  12. Oh sorry I upgraded my psu it is now a evga 600 watt
  13. So do you think I would be okay to for me to have the same settings as him with the 20.5 ratio?
  14. Best answer
    its worth trying or ask the overclocking section of toms im not a oc guy tbh.
  15. The 'stock' CPU multiplier is 17.5x across all cores at load --- 'Turbo' core boost will raise the CPU multi to 20.5x across 1-2 cores (while bumping the VCore on them). So ...

    If you do not disable the core-boost function, when you raise the standard multiplier to 19.5x you are raising the Turbo to 22.5x, and driving the VCore even higher when it's set to *Auto*

    Read though the BIOS section of your motherboard manual to get a general understanding of your system. Disable the core boost function in the BIOS (though, you might be able to accomplish this in AOD).

    You may use the voltage sliders in AOD to adjust your VCore. Carefully monitor the slider setting and compare it to the reported volt reading. If you cannot reconcile the 2 (within reason), you will have to enter the BIOS and set the VCore to manual --- I'm certain this will allow the sliders in AOD to function properly.

    Under 'Preferences' in AOD you may make your changes permanent for boot.
  16. let us know how the oc went
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