hi im gonna try to overclock my amd fx-8150 cpu (which is 3.60 ghz) up to 8.43 ghz but i havent the slightest clue how to overclock at least not much of one. i know i probably shouldnt but i want to so please give me DETAILED instructions on EVERY part of it i will need it to be completley explained to me i have this build:
NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case
2 Cold Cathode Neon Light
AMD FX-8150 CPU 8x 3.60GHz/8MB L2 Cache
Liquid CPU Cooling System Fan
8 GB 4 GB X2 DDR3-1600 Memory Module
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB
3-Way SLI ASUS Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX
Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface
1000 Watt Extreme Gaming Power Supply
2 TB HARD DRIVE 64M Cache 7200rpm 6.0Gb/s
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD R RW CD-R/RW Drive
ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card
Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64 Bit
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse
Razer Vespula Gaming Mouse Mat
19" LCD 1366x768 -- Sceptre X195W-Naga
15 ft. DVI to DVI Cable
2.1 Channel Stereo Subwoofer Speaker System
ASUS 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
MS Media Center Remote Control and Receiver
Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard
Killer 2100 Network Gaming Card
note: i dont have it yet but will get it soon so please just tell me how to overclock it a video would be nice cant find any on youtube that explain HOW to overclock so that being said i cant give any EXACT specifics i just want to know everythhing id need to know about overclocking
afaik 8150's 8 ghz record was done by using liquid nitrogen cooling somthing system and by disabling other cores. the overclock is for one, single core. not on all 8 cores.
with decent liquid cooling you might reach 5 ghz on rare occasions, typically between 4.6-4.8 ghz on all 8 cores. it will use a !@#$ load of power though.
8 ghz on single core doesn't have any real world benefit other than bragging rights.
your pc could use a display upgrade, imo.
I have an 8150 and I have all eight cores stable at 4.8GHz @ 1.65 volts and a custom liquid cooling setup and it scores ~24,000 3D-Marks on Vantage (29,000 combined with two 6970 2Gb in CF).
Getting to voltage right took time. If you go too high to soon you will regret it.
Get use to OCing a cheaper processor first if you can!
Just a hint... Disable 6 cores to save power for a higher OC, you'll get a higher clock with less cores.