Overclocking Bulldozer on a low-end motherboard Tags: CPUs Overclocking Bulldozer Motherboards Last response: November 8, 2012 6:58 PM in Overclocking Share bosing November 8, 2012 3:06:51 PM I have a 970A-DS3 motherboard paired with a FX-6200 and I'm considering an overclock. Any advice out there if I'm safe to give it a go with this motherboard? I've read some negative stuff on mosfets, and apparently the mobo has a lower TDP rating compared to the CPU. However, the FX-6200 is on the motherboards supported list which makes me think otherwise. Specs: FX-6200 Arctic Pro Freezer 7 (CPU Cooler) 750W OCZ Fatality PSU GTX 660 2 X Sata HDDs Wireless Network Card, etc. Any advice, much appreciated. More about : overclocking bulldozer low end motherboard Z1NONLY a c 78 à CPUs a b K Overclocking a b V Motherboard November 8, 2012 3:28:30 PM I would not push hard with that board and CPU. Run some stress tests and not the voltage. Then bump the multiplier and use a negative offset to bring your max voltage back down to the voltage you notes at stock speeds. Keep bumping the multiplier and bring the voltage back down to stock until you get unstable. Then back off on the multiplier a little and leave it. bosing November 8, 2012 6:58:40 PM I've ended up undervolting my CPU from 1.36v to 1.33 on the stock multiplier of 3.8ghz. I couldn't really get anything stable adjusting multiplier beyond that. Even 3.9ghz at 1.38v crashed within 20 minutes of a Small FFT Test on Prime. At least we've got the CPU running a little cooler. Thanks for your help. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLow-end motherboard and high-end CPU and GPU Forum SolvedCPU/Motherboard/RAM Combination -- low-end gaming Forum SolvedHelp with overclocking AMD Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 4130 Black Edition 3.80GHz Forum Are there any problems with running a high-end gpu on a low-end motherboard? Forum SolvedWhat heat fan/sink and motherboard combination will work well with AMD Bulldozer FX4130 or AMD FX 4100 ? Forum SolvedBulldozer bios update motherboard help Forum Solvedis a AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo compatible with my n68 vs3 motherboard Forum SolvedOverclocking The AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Forum SolvedIs my motherboard bulldozer ready? Forum SolvedLook for a Motherboard for i7-4790k processor - No overclocking or gaming Forum Overclocking Question Cpu Preformance Bulldozer Forum SolvedCan my motherboard handle overclocking? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard should I choose for overclocking the FX-8320? Forum SolvedBest Overclocking Z97 Motherboard? (Intel i7-4790K) Forum SolvedOverclocking i5 - 3570k w/ Z77-DS3H motherboard Forum SolvedBest AM3+ 990fx Overclocking Motherboard Forum SolvedOverclocking Limits with the Asus Formula V 990fx Motherboard Forum SolvedBest cost-effective gaming LGA 1150 motherboard (no overclocking) Forum SolvedBest motherboard for overclocking athlon x4 760k Forum Solvedcheapest motherboard for overclocking i7 4770k Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !