FX 6300 Overclocking Question

Earlier today i made a thread about turbo core on this old chip and someone answered about overclocking it will be the best choice to get out of it even on my alt crappy mobo Asus m5a78l-m lx3 (im using it until I upgrade to ryzen5/i5 cause my old mobo died *not from overclocking*). So is it even possible and safe to overclock on this cheap board (3.8/4.0 GHz ) without damaging it ?
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  1. I dont ask how to do it, I ask is it possible on this mobo ^
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  2. Its possible , I'm not sure I'd go above 3.8ghz though & keep voltage below 1.38v.
    That's a 3+1 phase vrm setup on there , it'll run hot.

    3.8GHz still gives you a fairly big benefit over stock speeds with turbo enabled though believe it or not.

    Always , always disable turbo core when overclocking.
    I did a big post on this ages back (I can't find it now) that showed 3.8ghz with no turbo performs substantially better than stock , runs slightly cooler , & barely uses any more voltage .
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  3. madmatt30 said:
    Its possible , I'm not sure I'd go above 3.8ghz though & keep voltage below 1.38v.
    That's a 3+1 phase vrm setup on there , it'll run hot.

    3.8GHz still gives you a fairly big benefit over stock speeds with turbo enabled though believe it or not.

    Always , always disable turbo core when overclocking.
    I did a big post on this ages back (I can't find it now) that showed 3.8ghz with no turbo performs substantially better than stock , runs slightly cooler , & barely uses any more voltage .

    I got 212x (I used to OC to 4.3 on 1.38 back then when I had good mobo) so I can try 3.8 on stock right ?
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  4. Try just multiplier at 19x , disable turbo.
    Leave voltage at stock , if you get any instability under stress testing then set the llc to around 34%.

    Should set your load voltage at around 1.365 then (check that with cpu-z while under load)

    Honestly about as far as I'd go with that board myself.
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  5. madmatt30 said:
    Try just multiplier at 19x , disable turbo.
    Leave voltage at stock , if you get any instability under stress testing then set the llc to around 34%.

    Should set your load voltage at around 1.365 then (check that with cpu-z while under load)

    Honestly about as far as I'd go with that board myself.


    Yea obviously the board is crap I got it cheap until I upgrade my cpu to ryzen5/i5. I will leave voltage on Auto and just will increase to 19x without turbo
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  6. ^ it is what it is , a cheap $40-50 board.
    You could have picked worse , a cheap MSI/asrock would be much worse - you can at least trust Asus with component quality IMO.


    When you stress test run amd overdrive & check core clocks , there is a chance you may still get clock bouncing / drops under heavy load because these boards have very limited power management options.

    There is a software solution that will counteract this if necessary.
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