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December 30, 2012 7:56:00 AM

I have a and fix 4300 and I'm looking to overclock, its my.first time overclocking and I was wondering if anyone.had a stable setup I could use to overclock it.

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a b K Overclocking
December 30, 2012 8:12:46 AM

I have not overclocked that chip in particular but if there's anything I've learned it's that all CPU's overclock differently, and using an overclock you find online could kill your processor. Here's one of my favorite YouTubers' tutorials. It should cover what you need to know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u7MIwphuoE

ALSO! Make sure you have sufficient cooling for overclocking, excessive heat could also damage your CPU.
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January 14, 2013 4:50:10 AM

I have one of these in a Gigabyte motherboard and it overclocked to 4.2ghz using the stock cooler.
I ran Prime95 on it for 14 hours without any faults and it never rose above 60*C.
I left the FSB at 200 and HT at 2000 and just upped the CPU multiplier.
I didn't have to change any of the voltages for it to be stable at 4.2ghz, but I probably will get get it running at 4.3ghz as one of Prime95's workers faulted at this speed. I've got a CoolerMaster X6 heatsink/fan in the post and when they arrive I'll see if I can get up to 4.4/4.5Ghz. I've heard rumours of people getting these chips to 5ghz but I've never seen the specs for this so it might just be someone spreading rumours based on AMD's projected theoretical performacne data.
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January 18, 2013 12:54:36 AM

Coolermaster X6 heatsink/fan has arrived and been installed.
Core voltage raised by +0.075 and a simple multiplier increase has the chip running at 4.5Ghz.
After an 8 hour run with Prime95 every core was still active and temperatures peaked at 64*C.
Overclocks past 4.2Ghz with my chip/mobo combination failed Prime95 testing without the vCore increase.
Now that I've raised the vCore, I will see how far it can go on this new voltage.
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January 20, 2013 11:16:49 PM

Looks like every step past 4.2Ghz will need a vCore increase. Luckily my motherboard (Gigabyte GA-730A-D3) can step this up at +0.025v incrememnts.
At +0.075v the FX-4300 runs nicely at 4.5Ghz but moving to 4.6Ghz will boot and show similar temperatures as 4.5Ghz but fail the Prime95 test on core 4.
At the moment I've still got a *lot* of volatage room to play with (depending on what kind of lifespan I want from the CPU and motherboard power components to last.
More results as I get the time to properly research voltages, Hypertransport link speed and run decent 8-hour Prime95 tests.
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a b K Overclocking
February 3, 2013 7:36:19 PM

i would just keep researching on overclocking that cpu
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June 5, 2013 7:04:43 PM

Hello this link helped me overclock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk

I currently have Fx4300, CM HAF 912, Cooler Master GeminII S524 cpu fan, 8 gb 1666hz ram, ssd and rad 7950 saphire boost.

I was able to OC with 1.4volts and get 4.7gz. Multipler 20, bus 235mhz
I used the gigabyte fxa990-ud3 bios in order to OC.

Use the video it really helps.

(I did stress test prime2, and checked speedfan etc, for over 4 hours ran fine.)
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a b K Overclocking
June 6, 2013 7:40:56 AM

istudy92 said:
Hello this link helped me overclock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk

I currently have Fx4300, CM HAF 912, Cooler Master GeminII S524 cpu fan, 8 gb 1666hz ram, ssd and rad 7950 saphire boost.

I was able to OC with 1.4volts and get 4.7gz. Multipler 20, bus 235mhz
I used the gigabyte fxa990-ud3 bios in order to OC.

Use the video it really helps.

(I did stress test prime2, and checked speedfan etc, for over 4 hours ran fine.)


nice overclock
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June 15, 2013 1:29:13 AM

Overclocking the fx-4300 seems to be quite the hassle, or at least to get anything decant out of it.

Currently running 5.2ghz prime 95 24 hour stable.
Asus m5a97 motherboard, 1.6V cpu, 100 percent load at 55 degrees. (I am on watercooling mind you.)
Performance test (passmark) went from 4700 or so, to 6200. Makes quite a differance in score (the fx 8350 now is only 24% faster.)
I have a feeling i could go higher, as this core is pretty much brand new, so im breaking it in.
216mhz fsb with 24x multi.
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June 14, 2014 6:17:47 PM

I have gotten 4.6ghz with stock cooler and stock voltages and no problems thinking about going even further
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June 14, 2014 6:21:40 PM

no way you did...What board you using? 4.6ghz is pretty high for stock 1.3-1.32 core voltage.....still I bet if you actually ran Prime 95 for hours it would lock up haha..... Core temps were probably pretty high but I would be worried more about the VRM's going crazy.... do not go further....one word "unstable"....
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June 14, 2014 6:28:54 PM

Asrock 980de3 u3s3 and I have been running prime 95 for an hour now and no problems and it has never risen over 60c
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June 14, 2014 10:22:50 PM

I'm not talking the CPU temp....WORRY MORE ABOUT THE VRMs!!!!! that board like a few others don't have heatsinks on them damn I bet yours are just crying haha....don't be surprised when it stops working soon.
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June 15, 2014 10:01:09 PM

Fidgetmaster said:
I'm not talking the CPU temp....WORRY MORE ABOUT THE VRMs!!!!! that board like a few others don't have heatsinks on them damn I bet yours are just crying haha....don't be surprised when it stops working soon.


Hello! I just upgraded my ga78lmt-usb3 rev 5.0 and my 4300 and added a tx3. I am running at 4.0ghz at stock clocks and under intel burn test (don't like prime95), got under 49 degrees for a 3 hour burn in. Should I go to 4.2? Here's a pic of my rig and the temps.

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a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2014 11:24:27 PM

u can give it a shot an oc to 4.2 or 4.3 or higher
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June 16, 2014 12:57:26 AM

That Cooler Master Heatsink is a Monster haha
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June 16, 2014 7:54:57 AM

Should I go straight to 4.2 from 4.0 at stock voltages? Temps aren't bad and vrm has a nice little heatsink
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August 2, 2014 9:14:26 AM

I have my fx4300 to 5ghz no probs on a 1.44v temps no higher than 60 under load using of course a asus sabertooth 990fx 25 multi cpu llC set to ultra high and exat volts 1.443750
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August 2, 2014 10:34:55 AM

dang.... cooler?
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August 3, 2014 8:43:53 AM

Pcbuilder123 said:
dang.... cooler?

a zalman 9500 vertical flower cooler

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August 3, 2014 10:16:09 AM

That is a really, really bad idea. Have you stress tested? Post a pic of hwmonitor running w/ intel burntest. Ugh, you must be killing the vrm's. 5.0ghz on air on really any cpu is a bad idea unless you have an nh-d14
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August 3, 2014 1:40:39 PM

He is not really killing the VRMs on that board....as long as he has good cooling and it sounds like it and hes VID is pretty decent too for that .... and obviously still running okay/stable.
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August 3, 2014 2:18:20 PM

Yea, the sabertooth is super high end and can run a 9590. The cooler isn't that good, though.
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August 3, 2014 3:12:51 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
That is a really, really bad idea. Have you stress tested? Post a pic of hwmonitor running w/ intel burntest. Ugh, you must be killing the vrm's. 5.0ghz on air on really any cpu is a bad idea unless you have an nh-d14
yep stressed it for an hour with Intel burn test and max was 61 c of heat vim are fine cooled by 200 mm top fan in strike x are cool bench case all is good. Will get pics tomorrow it might be the 9700 zzalama I have lost box and papers for it. But is a very good cooler that I am going to mod with 120 mm notched industrial 3000 rpm fan .In order to get to 5.3 ghz stable. It's a test computer so if it breaks I would not really care. P's the AMD fx 4300 is a rubbish cpu only posting 26gflops in Intel test.

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August 3, 2014 3:20:56 PM

Hmm, cool! What gpu are you using? An 8350 would be great. I don't really like how the Zalman likes, but doesn't matter to you i'm guessing. I like my hyper tx3
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August 3, 2014 6:30:05 PM

26 gflops is pretty sad.....
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August 3, 2014 6:33:09 PM

Zalman may be a bit more pricey....hyper TX3 isn't even that good few other similar heat-sinks that perform like it... the low end arctic freezer's probably do even better, their better ones are actually pretty nice ....and the dang 212 EVO is beyond overrated....when clearly even Zalman has just as good/better quality heatsinks..

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August 3, 2014 6:34:38 PM

The tx3 isn't too good, except with my noctua nf-a9x14, it is quite and perfroms well. The zalman are good just a bit ugly.
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August 4, 2014 10:24:47 AM

Fidgetmaster said:
26 gflops is pretty sad.....

Whats you best score on the intel burn test

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August 4, 2014 10:46:48 AM

with the 920?? like 50-65 at 4ghz....
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August 4, 2014 11:58:40 AM

+Gilonator

So I have the 4300 with a ga78lmt-usb3 (760g chipset, vrm's run way too hot even at 4.1ghz), and I have pretty good specs.

Xfx force 750w (coming in the next few days, enough for the fastest 780ti)
Nzxt Phantom 240
2tb segate green
120gb pny xlr8 ssd
8gb ddr3
2gb asus 7770 (after I upgrade my monitor near Christmas, I am getting an r9 280x)
fx4300 @stock for good temps w/ noctua fan
ga78lmt-usb3


So yeah, I will be upgrading my monitor, gpu, and then after that cpu, mobo, and possibly ram. When I make the switch, should I go for the 990fx mobo and an 8350 or intel z97 w/ ddr4, because it will be out by that time.
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August 4, 2014 12:07:43 PM

Gilonator is right the 4300 gflops is just abysmal not much better with six core FX's either

the 8350 is much more acceptable...

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August 4, 2014 12:49:46 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
+Gilonator

So I have the 4300 with a ga78lmt-usb3 (760g chipset, vrm's run way too hot even at 4.1ghz), and I have pretty good specs.

Xfx force 750w (coming in the next few days, enough for the fastest 780ti)
Nzxt Phantom 240
2tb segate green
120gb pny xlr8 ssd
8gb ddr3
2gb asus 7770 (after I upgrade my monitor near Christmas, I am getting an r9 280x)
fx4300 @stock for good temps w/ noctua fan
ga78lmt-usb3


So yeah, I will be upgrading my monitor, gpu, and then after that cpu, mobo, and possibly ram. When I make the switch, should I go for the 990fx mobo and an 8350 or intel z97 w/ ddr4, because it will be out by that time.
Yep your board may be the oc problem go with an asus 990fz sabertooth amazing for over clocking. But if you are upgrading your board, can't stress enought how much better and intel cpu and board will be even an i3 is better than amd top cpu in memory tests.


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August 4, 2014 12:57:29 PM

Hmm, so probably after getting the r9 280x, I will switching to intel.
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