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 b 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: ForumIs the ASUS crosshair V+580 giving biased results for the Bulldozer ? ForumPhoronix AMD Bulldozer Linux review ForumDoes PCIe3 make Bulldozer obsolete before it's out? ForumAMD to bring SMT/CMT Solution to Bulldozer Forumamd bulldozer : will it bulldoze or will it be bulldozed? ForumIs this a workable, low-end gaming computer? ForumLow-end Tbred B DLT3C, how overclockable? ForumZ68 Motherboard for low-end build ForumOverclocking bulldozer 5 ghz ForumOverclocking The AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 ForumCPU/ Motherboard /RAM Combination -- low-end gaming ForumLow-end Athlon II X4 750k build suggestions solicited ForumBulldozer and Windows 8, the perfect marriage ForumASUS M5A97 R2.0-FX8350 won't overclock ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !