Will I need to upgrade my cooling unit to OC?

So I bought the new FX-8150 and a Gigabyte 990fx ud3 mobo. I know the overclocking won't be that difficult (but it will be my first time). My question is will I need to upgrade my cooler before I OC.

I bought my pc from Ibuypower, and I researched it and it looks like the cooler I got was the Asetek 550LC.

Any help on this would be great! Thanks
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  1. Start your OC slowly and just monitor your temps to make sure they are in a safe range. If they are getting high, look at other cooling options then.
  2. What is the "safe range" I have been looking but I haven't found the temp ranges.
  3. o_tipper_x said:
    What is the "safe range" I have been looking but I haven't found the temp ranges.


    Different CPU's and Motherboards have diffrent setting and capabilities, so overclocking is a trial and error thing, just be careful and watch the temp of the CPU cores, because as you put more voltage on the cores, you will also increase the temp. I suggest downloading the CPU-Z, H/W Monitor and Real Temp, these softwares will help you monitor the entire system of you PC.
  4. Thanks aqe. I just looked closer, and it looks like i got the asetek 510L so i will be upgrading to the corsair h80 before I try and OC and I have seen the cpu-z pics showin in almost every benchmark vid posted out there. Where is a reliable source to download that from?
  5. o_tipper_x said:
    Thanks aqe. I just looked closer, and it looks like i got the asetek 510L so i will be upgrading to the corsair h80 before I try and OC and I have seen the cpu-z pics showin in almost every benchmark vid posted out there. Where is a reliable source to download that from?



    CPUID.COM is the site.
  6. o_tipper_x said:
    What is the "safe range" I have been looking but I haven't found the temp ranges.

    Looks like the max safe temp is 61 C:
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8150.html

    But I do not know how that is measured.
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