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Am i able to overclock my fx 4100?

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September 5, 2012 4:02:09 PM

under full load with my tx13 evo cooler, my cpu runs at 52C, i want to overclock it to 4.0ghz, how much hotter would it run and is it possible? also how do i go about overclocking my cpu and putting my 1600mhz vengeance ram to 1600mhz (its running at 1333 currently) can anyone link me to a step-by-step guide?
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September 5, 2012 4:32:20 PM

as long as 52C at 4ghz stable you can raise OC untill temp 65C max for fulload, it will save for CPU, i don't know how high you can rasie OC. just do it step by step (41,42 .. 4.5 maybe ).. for ram go at memory setting (bios ) set manual at 1600(800) also check again in CPUID
September 5, 2012 5:09:36 PM

eveything seems stable at 4 ghz i changed the ram from 667 to 800 to get its full potential but cpuz still shows it at 667mhz, any idea why?
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September 5, 2012 5:33:12 PM

667mhz is 1333. The ram is dual channel so the total bandwidth is spread out across a pair of memory modules. So for 1600mhz ram, each module will be running at 800mhz.

As for running ur cpu at 4ghz, the fx4100 will do that easy. If you want more help you should give your full system specs, most importantly your motherboard.

Read the overclocking amd sticky threads on this forum for a step by step guide.
September 5, 2012 7:12:25 PM

Keep an eye on the voltage, the auto setting will lost likely over compensate.
Look into setting the cpu voltage your self. You shouldn't run into any problems at 4ghz however.
September 6, 2012 12:21:52 AM

i ran intel burn test for an hour and the temps didnt exceed 53C and after the test it said everything was successful but it inly gave me scores of 14.8 gflops?
September 6, 2012 7:56:35 AM

That sounds about right, off the top of my head I think that's about q6600 standard. Which is about where it should be.
Anything 70c and under is fine under load.
October 11, 2012 2:41:20 PM

Lee-m said:
Keep an eye on the voltage, the auto setting will lost likely over compensate.
Look into setting the cpu voltage your self. You shouldn't run into any problems at 4ghz however.


I have my FX-4100 clocked @ 4.2 it seems stable, I'm just worried about my PSU. It's a Corsair CX500 and I'm also running an overclocked HD 6850 with it. I think the minimum requirements is 500w. Do you think its safe to have the CPU at that speed on daily basis with the little power supply I have? I also have to set my voltage in the bios to 1.425 to keep it stable, but i've read around and alot of the same owners can easily go up to 4.4 mhz @ 1.3v... maybe my PSU isn't strong enough?
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