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October 13, 2012 10:09:07 PM

OK so I just recently started to Overclock my FX-8120 and I got it to 4.5 ghz with i think it was 1.25 extra volts... it is running stable and i was wondering if i should push it to 4.6 or even 4.7

my temps on 4.5
underload(using y-cruncher) I get a max of 49 Celsius(using core temp)

I am using a Hyper 212 plus too cool my chip

Motherboard
GA-970a-UD3
http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-970A-UD3-AM3-SATA-Mot...

and in case HAF 912 case
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Airflow-RC...

With a 3x120mm in
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPFBG/ref=oh_deta...

and a 1x120mm and 1x200mm out
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LE8BJA/ref=oh_deta...

The rest of my specs
GPU- GTX 670 MSI power eddition
RAM- 2x4gb 1333 DDR3
PSU- Corsair 850w enthusiast series
HDD- 1tb Caviar black

Thank you in advance! :D 

note: how much would the 4.5 or higher overclock affect the CPUs life expectancy?

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October 13, 2012 10:51:09 PM

You could push it a bit more, tough your overclock looks really good, with max temp of 49 under load. As CPU´s life expectancy is one of your concern, then I´d not go any further.

If you really want an improvement in performance, then get yourself a SSD, as the HDD might be the bottleneck of your system.

I´ve got a SSD recently, which made my system fly! :) 
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October 14, 2012 12:26:16 AM

lol ok thank you do you recommend any? also do you think that would boost a bf3 performance i get 40-60 now with the 4.5 ghz and a gtx 670 power

note i was thinking of getting a second gen fx chip when a few months after they come out so maybe i can push it further how hot is too hot?

lol this oc will heat my room during the winter :lol: 

one last note how much power do you suppose the 8120 is taking from me?
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October 14, 2012 12:52:23 AM

A SSD will definitively improve BF3 performance, specially in a 64 people scenery -- it will make things load a lot faster.

The max temperature for the 8120 is 61C :(  you can´t go that hot with AMD like you´d with Intel.

I also have a Corsair 850W -- it should be enough even if you SLI 2x your card, but if you just want to know, then use this calculator http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index...

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October 14, 2012 1:11:32 AM

know i know it is :p  im just wondering how much i will have to pay for electricity XD
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October 14, 2012 2:19:21 AM

OK well it turns out my other account was banned for some reason even though im not sure why... so thank you, now i have to go cry in a corner because i have to get back my 13000 points! :p 
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October 14, 2012 4:58:42 AM

LOL I want my A/C back too :bounce: 
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October 14, 2012 5:23:20 AM

you were banned as well... i guess i said the f word so i mean i guess it makes sense... but i just wish it is not permanent or that would just be sad

oh yeah and i got banned again so im on another one
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October 14, 2012 12:32:45 PM

rng ramen85_76 said:
you were banned as well... i guess i said the f word so i mean i guess it makes sense... but i just wish it is not permanent or that would just be sad

oh yeah and i got banned again so im on another one


DAm... I even don't know what I'm blocked for .. [:pyree] and you said you were on 13000 points .. I guess that's gonna pyre you alive .. my condolence with you mate :D  it would have got me total mental breakdown ... [:pdxalex]
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October 14, 2012 3:11:45 PM

yeah man apparently i was banned for using the f-word :/  i mean not even a warning and i guess im also completely banned from the site ALL accounts my ip is banned the account gets banned after like an hours or so :( 

I loved this site i actually was helping people i guess thats what you get right :pfff: 
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October 14, 2012 3:15:01 PM

oh and lol i just checked my account(old one) apparantly it does not matter if i get my old account back... i lost everything apparently i have -points and 1 post :(  they must just be having one hearty laugh at there cubicals
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October 16, 2012 5:29:28 AM

guess back to the pavilion :D 
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October 16, 2012 7:31:26 AM

Dem mods...
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October 17, 2012 10:36:32 PM

:o  i got it back XD! well atleast i know not to break the rules again :/  and to read them :lol: 
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October 17, 2012 11:14:00 PM

Welcome back! :) 
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