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.
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.
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.
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.