Note** Motherboard - ASUS m5a78lm x V2(cpu support 125w)
Thing is I am a complete noob with overclocking and i heard the FX-4100 is great for overclocking I want overclock my system to 4.5 ghz . Got a aftermarket cooler ( Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Cooler) Is it safe to overclock it to 4.5ghz on my cheap motherboard and a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Cooler :O
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you will want something like a hyper 612 or better. fx puts out a ton of heat and not so much performance.
with a tx3, you can try 4.2ghz. if temps go above 80c, it would be too hot for most
I have the same mobo/cpu combo as you and I safely overclock to 4.3Ghz, anything over that and I get the blue screen of death. I am currently using a coolermaster hyper 101 for cooling.
I want to push for the the 5.0Ghz, I am using CPUID Pro to monitor the heat and I dont seem to be getting above 34C under load so will probably replace the motherboard for something more substantial as I dont think heat is an issue.