Overclocking fx 4100 problems

Before I updated the bios I was able to oc the chip to 4.1 GHz with stock voltage. When I was getting the multipliers up to reach 4.6 ghz I set the bios to 1.55 v but all my diagnostics software were saying that my voltage was reaching 1.49. When I downloaded the latest patch i started getting alot of crashing and reset the cpu to the default. Now the weird part is how the default voltage went from 1.37 to 1.44. Does anyone have any insight on this matter?
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  1. tentaclegrape said:
    Before I updated the bios I was able to oc the chip to 4.1 GHz with stock voltage. When I was getting the multipliers up to reach 4.6 ghz I set the bios to 1.55 v but all my diagnostics software were saying that my voltage was reaching 1.49. When I downloaded the latest patch i started getting alot of crashing and reset the cpu to the default. Now the weird part is how the default voltage went from 1.37 to 1.44. Does anyone have any insight on this matter?
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  2. Nothing is 100% energy efficient. Still, that seems like alot to lose. What is the current when you set 1.50v in bios to windows?
  3. There was no problems with fluctuation, the problem with the older bios was that the max voltage was not matching with my diagnostic tools (cpuid hw ect). As long as I have energy saving settings off, the multiplier is just fine. The newer bios on the other hand can't seem to give me a stable oc even with 4.1ghz. The older bios I was able to get a stable oc at 4.6 at about 1.55 v but the cpuid was telling me the max was about 1.47.
  4. I overclocked a 4100 to 4.4Ghz on a UD3. I had to update the BIOS and disable APM. I also had to set the load line control to "high" and use a +.025v vcore offset. (I, used a push-pull TX3 for cooling on that rig.)

    I didn't even attempt to OC with the F5 BIOS because I saw the thing throttling down to 3.3 in prime95 stock.

    4.6 might have been "doable" but it wasn't my rig and I wanted a safety cushion.

    As for the change in default voltage, I think that changes with speed, automatically.
  5. Ok for some reason the stock voltage went down to 1.75, atm I am testing at 4.2 ghz and no problem so far.
  6. whoops forgot to put the 3, its 1.375 volt
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