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AMD FX-4170 Overclocking Attempt to 5Ghz

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April 21, 2012 5:24:38 PM

Hi guys, got my system built finally. I have a dodgy RAM stick which may effect my ability to reach my goal today, but hopefully today I will manage to get the fx-4170 to 5Ghz :D 

Right currently its 6:16PM GMT and I have managed to get my fx-4170 to 4.7 Ghz with a slight bump in the voltage to 1.38v.

Here's le proof: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2339794

Seems stable although prime95 has only been running for about 20 minutes.



What voltage do you guys think I should go to? I was thinking no further than 1.45v, bearing in mind that I will be using this computer a lot and I don't really want to fry it, obviously as low as I can go the better.

Temps on full load at 4.7Ghz seem to be hovering between 52 and 53 degrees.

Will keep you guys posted :D 
April 21, 2012 5:52:27 PM

Declaring 4.7Ghz Stable at 1.38v with a max temp of 54 degrees :) 
April 21, 2012 7:11:36 PM

got an illegal sumout error on core 4. 4.8Ghz at 1.39v max temp 55 degrees
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April 22, 2012 1:03:54 PM

Keep getting illegal sumout errors. Apparently might be down to the RAM, which would mean that the broken RAM stick is holding me back. Going to have to stop trying whilst I get it replaced :) 
April 22, 2012 1:24:12 PM

Quote:
You can keep pushing, however you will hit a limit.
What is your cooling?


Corsair h60 got to 4.8Ghz and it was only maxing out about 55-57 degrees temp wise.

I do think it's the RAM though because I then started playing DIRT 3 with it still at 4.8Ghz and it handled it fine :) 
April 22, 2012 1:29:27 PM

Quote:
If you get rounding errors in P95 you need to add voltage.


I know, the illegal sumout error isn't about the rounding error. with the illegal sumout error you get this error:
Quote:
ERROR: ILLEGAL SUMOUT
Possible hardware failure, consult readme.txt file, restarting test.


and with the rounding error you get this:
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FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
June 13, 2012 5:42:00 PM

Hey guys i use the ASUS sabertooth 990fx motherboard and i went to BIOS and just took the multiplier to 21.5 and frequency to 220 and it adjusted the voltage automatically to 1.564V (i think) as i have seen in various forums it is considered to be high oltage for CPUs right ? So i threw it from The turbo EVO application to 1.375 and lowered the frequency to 4.4Ghz my q is should i lower the CPU/NB voltage (an option on EVo) or not ?
June 27, 2012 11:16:52 PM

lukeylad118 said:
Hi guys, got my system built finally. I have a dodgy RAM stick which may effect my ability to reach my goal today, but hopefully today I will manage to get the fx-4170 to 5Ghz :D 

Right currently its 6:16PM GMT and I have managed to get my fx-4170 to 4.7 Ghz with a slight bump in the voltage to 1.38v.

Here's le proof: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2339794

Seems stable although prime95 has only been running for about 20 minutes.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5818908/P95.png

What voltage do you guys think I should go to? I was thinking no further than 1.45v, bearing in mind that I will be using this computer a lot and I don't really want to fry it, obviously as low as I can go the better.

Temps on full load at 4.7Ghz seem to be hovering between 52 and 53 degrees.

Will keep you guys posted :D 

hi i have a fx4170 asrock motherboard 970 extreme what settings do i go into to get it up what do i increase with doing all these please let me know asap thanks
June 27, 2012 11:20:20 PM

how do i get it to 5.0ghz stable what settings do i go into plz help
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June 28, 2012 2:02:38 AM

Remember, every chip is different.

His chip may hit 5ghz, but yours may not!

September 27, 2012 11:01:11 PM

lukeylad118 said:
Hi guys, got my system built finally. I have a dodgy RAM stick which may effect my ability to reach my goal today, but hopefully today I will manage to get the fx-4170 to 5Ghz :D 

Right currently its 6:16PM GMT and I have managed to get my fx-4170 to 4.7 Ghz with a slight bump in the voltage to 1.38v.

Here's le proof: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2339794

Seems stable although prime95 has only been running for about 20 minutes.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5818908/P95.png

What voltage do you guys think I should go to? I was thinking no further than 1.45v, bearing in mind that I will be using this computer a lot and I don't really want to fry it, obviously as low as I can go the better.

Temps on full load at 4.7Ghz seem to be hovering between 52 and 53 degrees.

Will keep you guys posted :D 



i have reached to 4.5Ghz on stock fan with max of temp 65c
and trying to cross it
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October 2, 2012 3:11:33 AM

Needs more volts.

October 3, 2012 2:13:42 PM

Careful with the temps!
I fried my FX-8150 at 63°C!
AMD's chips and Intel chips have a different max temp!
October 4, 2012 5:10:56 PM

Another caution, I was running my FX-4100 @ 5022MHz with VCore at 1.58v - It was P95 stable overnight (Water cooled max temp 48c) - but 2 days later I was gaming and the chip just died. So it required more voltage to reach 5GHz, but it couldn't maintain it. Just a word of caution.
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October 4, 2012 7:46:01 PM

techbullets said:
i have reached to 4.5Ghz on stock fan with max of temp 65c
and trying to cross it


Stock fan? stop now and go buy a decent aftermarket cooler if you want to clock properly
Moto
May 23, 2014 9:22:06 AM

Wtf?? I can't even start windows 8 with 4.7GHz at 1.38v? Why?
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May 23, 2014 9:27:50 AM

Eifty Ahmed said:
Wtf?? I can't even start windows 8 with 4.7GHz at 1.38v? Why?


These chips vary a lot, and some need huge amounts of voltage to clock high. My FX-4100 needed like 1.65v to stabilize 5GHz.

And of course:





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May 23, 2014 9:43:34 AM

1.55 is the absolute maximum voltage you want to take these chips. Anything above 1.45 is the danger zone.

I needed 1.38 volts to get to 4.6 ghz on my old chip, and 1.44 for 4.8. 1.488 allowed me to boot and run stress testing programs, but I would meet my thermal threshold of 61-62C. I used a Thermalright Archon SB-E X2.
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May 23, 2014 10:03:52 AM

pfft I have pushed 1.85v through mine. They can handle it. You don't set HWBOT records with 1.55v.

I seriously doubt you could reach 61'C socket temp before automatic throttling occurs.

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