Overclocking for a dusty old FX 4100

So I could OC my Procc to about 4GHz using this guide here http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
The problem arises when I try to go above that to about 4.1 or 4.2 as I wish to OC it to 4.5GHz if possible. I don't get any errors, only the PC shuts down, restarts and takes me to BIOS to revert to the previous settings
Specifications
Motherboard: M5A97 Evo R2.0
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3G OC
Ram: 8 gigs(different companies)
Hard drive: 2 tibs
Any help would would be appreciated
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  1. The CPU is capable of 4.5 with proper cooling and the MB is supposed to be great for overclocking.

    That memory is not good and might be making everything unstable.
    What CPU cooler are you using? What overclock settings?
  2. harrisjb78 said:
    The CPU is capable of 4.5 with proper cooling and the MB is supposed to be great for overclocking.

    That memory is not good and might be making everything unstable.
    What CPU cooler are you using? What overclock settings?

    Sorry for the downvote first, wasnt intended and I cant change it even
    As for the cooler, I'm using Stock now but im planning on buy one of those swanky Coolermaster coolers and the OC settings are currently 4.0GHZ as its the only stable ones I can use because of the immense heat generation
  3. Use HWmonitor or speedfan and measure temps.
  4. harrisjb78 said:
    Use HWmonitor or speedfan and measure temps.


    When I OC'd to 4.2GHz, the temps went up to 80 C+ and then the PC shut down, is that a crash or a heat safety guard?
    Also I'm buying a Cooler Master Hyper 212 to keep the temps down, is it good enough?
  5. Heat safety guard most likely. What where your voltages?

    I have the Evo 212. It's nice for it's price but there are definitely better.
    http://noctua.at/en/nh-d15.html is maybe the best air cooler out there.

    What is your case fan configuration?
  6. harrisjb78 said:
    Heat safety guard most likely. What where your voltages?

    I have the Evo 212. It's nice for it's price but there are definitely better.
    http://noctua.at/en/nh-d15.html is maybe the best air cooler out there.

    What is your case fan configuration?


    Sorry for the late replies, Internet is a bit dodgy
    Okay so the voltages were stock and
    Is my CPU fan configuration and I'm just getting the 212 fixed in the CPU
  7. Yeah that is a good setup. What are your voltages at when you try to hit 4.1?
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