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FX 4100 and Asus M5A97 EVO overclocking problem?

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December 21, 2011 9:16:57 PM

I've recently bought the FX 4100 processor, with an Asus M5A97 EVO motherboard. I've read and read all around and it seems people get it up to above 4.0Ghz pretty easily on air, so I am really confused as to why I immediately get BSOD's when I try to increas it above 3.8Ghz...it's not the cooling, I got a HyperPlus 212 heatsink/fan and I monitor it and it doesn't go above 40C on idle. Should I update the BIOS of the motherboard? Or could the problem be memory incompatibility? The reason I bring up memory incompatibility is because whenever I reset the CMOS I have to press this Asus 'MemOK!' button in order for it to recognize the memory. And sometimes it only recognizes 4gB of the 6GB, and sometimes it boots up recognizing all 6GB. Below is a detailed description of my build. Any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated!

CPU: AMD FX 4100
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO
RAM: Kingston HyperX 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory - Non-ECC, CL9, Unbuffered DIMM, 240-pin KHX1600C9D3T1K3/6GX
Graphics: EVGA Nvidia GTX 460 1GB (cooled by Icy Vision GPU Cooler Rev. 2 )
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC
OS: Win7 x64

FYI, I have the ability to change motherboards. I have an MSI Socket AM3+ 970A-G45, as well as another type of ram, a Corsair Vengeance Blue 4 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B..just in case any of you think it's a good idea to change motherboards..
December 22, 2011 6:25:20 AM

I managed to raise the speed to 4.0GHz with a voltage increase from 1.4125v. to 1.43750 but got an error on prime95 within 5 minutes on blend test. Should I up the voltage more?
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December 29, 2011 5:03:37 AM

I'm running my BE at 1.5 volts at 4.04 ghz if that's going to tell you anything
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December 30, 2011 9:08:41 PM

Maybe try the Corsair Vengeance Blue 4 GB PC3-12800 instead of the Kingston HyperX 6GB DDR3 1600MHz.
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December 30, 2011 9:12:03 PM

Asus M5A97 EVO is a good MOBO
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April 5, 2012 8:28:14 AM

stryk3r1215 said:
I've recently bought the FX 4100 processor, with an Asus M5A97 EVO motherboard. I've read and read all around and it seems people get it up to above 4.0Ghz pretty easily on air, so I am really confused as to why I immediately get BSOD's when I try to increas it above 3.8Ghz...it's not the cooling, I got a HyperPlus 212 heatsink/fan and I monitor it and it doesn't go above 40C on idle. Should I update the BIOS of the motherboard? Or could the problem be memory incompatibility? The reason I bring up memory incompatibility is because whenever I reset the CMOS I have to press this Asus 'MemOK!' button in order for it to recognize the memory. And sometimes it only recognizes 4gB of the 6GB, and sometimes it boots up recognizing all 6GB. Below is a detailed description of my build. Any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated!

CPU: AMD FX 4100
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO
RAM: Kingston HyperX 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory - Non-ECC, CL9, Unbuffered DIMM, 240-pin KHX1600C9D3T1K3/6GX
Graphics: EVGA Nvidia GTX 460 1GB (cooled by Icy Vision GPU Cooler Rev. 2 )
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC
OS: Win7 x64

FYI, I have the ability to change motherboards. I have an MSI Socket AM3+ 970A-G45, as well as another type of ram, a Corsair Vengeance Blue 4 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B..just in case any of you think it's a good idea to change motherboards..



Hey did you ever come right with your overclocking? Same setup except for the RAM and GFX card, I get to 4.5ghz then start the real over clocking. Hit 4.9ghz this morning without breaking a sweat , all on air cooling.
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