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is AMD Overdrive Auto-tune reliable

Hi all i reset my computers settings all the way down to defaults and i used AMD overdrive since i got a cooler master hyper 212 led ,and a new AMD 8320 processor a few months back the cooler is the newest addition anyways back then i ran AMD overdrive auto tune and it tuned this same processor to 4.2 Ghz with its stock cooler since then i got a new case and anew cooler and i added in an additional 8gbs of ram my system is now 16gbs at 1333ghz as two of my sticks wont go any higher ,back to the main point i ran AMD overdrive again with everything at defaults and it clocked my system to over 6Ghz!!!! (6.2 to be exact) it changed the multiplier up to 31.00x with the base of being 200 Mhz i have not applied this setting yet as i am worried if it will fry my system or not i do have a spare processor in my room but if it fries my motherboard too im gonna need to fork out for a new processor and a new motherboard. i read that the AMD overdrive auto tune feature doesnt clock speeds that go as much as beyond 1 degree Celsius over the "safe zone" and that it apparently test each of the clocks it reads for over heating instability or going over that safe boundary

i would like to know if i can trust this reading or not

Note: the spare Processor is an AMD FX-4100

my system specs:

MSI 970 Gaming motherboard
AMD FX-8320 processor
Cooler master 212 Hyper LED Cooler (2 Fans in push pull configuration)
MSI RX 480 Gaming X (8GB) Graphics card
Corsair cx750M PSU
2x4GB corsair vengeance pro 2133Mhz Ram
2x4GB Team group 1333Mhz Ram
1Tb Seagate HDD
250Gb samsung 850 EVO SSD

and 5x Red LED cooler master sickle flow 120mm Fans (2 in front for intake,2 on cooler for push pull 1 in back for exhaust)

all this in a Thermaltake versa c21 RGB Case
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    It's perfect for monitoring and testing but as a tool to OC not so much. 6GHz ???? well you'd need some pretty cooling with dry ice for that. You may not burn CPU but neither it would run. Your MB may suffer as well, can you imagine voltage and wattage it would require for 6GHz ??
  2. CountMike said:
    It's perfect for monitoring and testing but as a tool to OC not so much. 6GHz ???? well you'd need some pretty cooling with dry ice for that. You may not burn CPU but neither it would run. Your MB may suffer as well, can you imagine voltage and wattage it would require for 6GHz ??

    thanks bro for the reply i didnt end up applying that 6Ghz setting i re ran the test but this time with the voltage boost deselected and it clocked me to 4.3Ghz using the same standard default voltage my pc runs fine and doesnt burn out or goes into emergency/safe shutdown even after hours of use, when i get more familier with OC i am going to increase my voltages a smidge see what i can get then thanks for reply bro
  3. AOD is software and SW can make some pretty crazy choices and also be error prone. If you must, use AOD as testing tool, apply some OC but write it down and use BIOS to make same settings. Much more reliable and you can get much better OC.
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