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July 8, 2012 6:20:35 AM

To what extent could I overclock my AMD FX-6100 on the stock/default fan?

If any further specs are required, here's the newegg page for the product:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, I'm running a 550w PSU if that's an issue. Thanks in advance!

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July 8, 2012 9:22:21 AM

I wouldnt overclock on stock cpu heatsink wouldnt be good on your processor
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July 8, 2012 4:40:53 PM

i recommend you get a hyper 212 or a arctic freezer 13 or if u wanna be safe go for some sort of liquid cooling like h80 or h100 hope this helps
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July 8, 2012 5:26:20 PM

You could probably get a few MHz on it. The stock AMD coolers actually arent that bad. Use Intel Burn Test or Prime95's Small FFT test and do a little overclocking and see what you get. May even be able to hit 4.0 since most BD's can do 4 gig on stock voltage.

As mentioned though, you really should invest in a better cooler. You can get top of the line air coolers for well under $100 so it shouldnt take you that long to scrape together enough cash.
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July 9, 2012 4:06:49 AM

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll end up purchasing a new cooler. I'd like to stick to air-cooling. Stew, of the two air coolers you recommended, which one would you favor?
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July 9, 2012 6:50:46 AM

go with the hyper 212 or if u have a big case go for a Noctua NH-D14 (make sure it fits in your case tho!)
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July 9, 2012 7:08:32 AM

oh and another this what ram do u have? the hyper 212 sits on top of of ripjaws flush! which have a small heat sink if u have something like corsair vengance ram with the high heat sinks then neither will fit. this is only from what ive read
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July 9, 2012 3:27:11 PM

You can use the high profile Vengeance RAM with a Hyper 212 but you have to use the 2 outside slots. The 2 inside slots are blocked. So as long as you're using the outside slots, a Hyper 212 will work.
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July 17, 2012 9:35:42 PM

axe1592 said:
You can use the high profile Vengeance RAM with a Hyper 212 but you have to use the 2 outside slots. The 2 inside slots are blocked. So as long as you're using the outside slots, a Hyper 212 will work.


Thanks, I'm using ripjaws, but i'm using all four slots. Will the Hyper 212 still fit?
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July 18, 2012 2:02:31 AM

The newer fan mount allows you to move the fan up the heat sink for some extra clearance.

-Just checked a couple pics of ripjaws and they look like they could fit without mounting the fan higher. But you can move the fan if needed.

I have a hyper 212 with a push-pull fan setup and had to shift one of the fans up the heat sink to clear one stick of Patriot Sector 5 RAM. (All my slots are in use too)
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