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January 21, 2012 5:11:20 PM

I'm trying to get the best out of my CPU and I believe that I have the adequate components to OC a reasonable amount. My motherboard has OC'ing utilities that seem to have all the right items to adjust I just dont know where to start and am looking for pointers. Im currently running the following:


ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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January 21, 2012 5:54:21 PM

aim for 4.5 ghz I have my friends FX 6100 running at 4.7 with a lesser cooler.

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January 21, 2012 5:57:57 PM

What kind of settings should I be looking at to achieve ~4.5ghz? I've read up on OC'ing but want to be sure that I'm going about it the right way. Im really not "too" concerned about heat as my system at idle is running 8-14c and on bf3 ultra settings its 32-40 on the high end.
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January 21, 2012 7:16:58 PM

You should be just fine with that board and that chip. I was able to overclock my FX-8120 @4.2GHz without touching the stock volts. Just make sure if you have a LLC (load line calibration) option set it to very high or ultra, this will assist with keeping your power supply from suffering severe Vdroop.
January 21, 2012 8:39:46 PM

I'll be using Asus TurboV EVO for the OC'ing unless I absolutely need to go into the bios. What should I be looking to change?
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January 22, 2012 12:19:52 AM

tgarver said:
I'll be using Asus TurboV EVO for the OC'ing unless I absolutely need to go into the bios. What should I be looking to change?


Generally its recommended to use BIOS when Overclocking, any reason why you do not wish to OC through the BIOS?
January 22, 2012 11:54:42 AM

Alright I guess I'll be using bios
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