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Fx-6100 Overclock

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September 5, 2012 4:48:53 AM

Hello, I built my first system about 5 months ago and didn't bother with overclocking now I want to see what GHz I can achieve with this chip however I've never done this before so need some help on what I should do.

Current Spec

Cpu: FX-6100 (3.3GHz)
CPU Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 - Current temps idle (cpu) 32 C (MB) 30 C according to Asus AI Suite 2
Motherboard: M5A97 PRO
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
PSU: Corsair GS700
GPU: XFX Nvidia 9600 GSO (Upgrading to MSI AMD Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III/OC 2048MB GDDR5 soon)
Case: Zalman z9+

I currently have 1 intake fan on the front and 2 on the side. I also have 2 exhaust fans on the top and 1 on the rear which I believe is sufficient air flow.

I would like to achieve something around 4GHz+. Thanks for your help.

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September 5, 2012 5:27:19 AM

First you need to buy a good CPU Cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is probably the best cooler you can buy below 50$ after rebate.

After than you should either download AMD Overdrive or just go in your BIOS and increase the multiplier to 22.5.After you've done that your CPU will work at 4.5 GHz
September 5, 2012 5:35:36 AM

Kamen_BG said:
First you need to buy a good CPU Cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is probably the best cooler you can buy below 50$ after rebate.

After than you should either download AMD Overdrive or just go in your BIOS and increase the multiplier to 22.5.After you've done that your CPU will work at 4.5 GHz


Is it really necessary to have a water cooling for 4GHz? Under load while gaming on this fan it reaches to about 49 C which isn't too high I believe.
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September 5, 2012 6:25:45 AM

I went ahead and used AMD Overdrive to bump the multiplier from 16 to 18.5 which has increased the GHz to 4.0 however when I tried to do 4.3 it worked for a few seconds then froze. Im happy with 4.0 though and was wondering if someone could check this picture for me just to ensure I aint done something stupid.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p489/bushwig/f25fdf...
September 5, 2012 7:56:29 AM

After deciding to use the bios as AMD Overdrive was telling me lies I managed to get it to 20 multiplier at 4.0GHz 1.32V (Ofset) is this fine for 24/7 use? I ran tests for 30 mins and nothing came up this time and the system seems alot more stable.
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