Hello, I am a newfag here after lurking these threads for quite some time, and have what must seem like a noob problem, but here goes.
So I have and AMD FX-4170 on a ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 mobo and have been overclocking it simply by raising the core multi, and raising the voltage when need be.
I have seen threads about where people have managed to oc this same cpu to 5mhz on the stock fan. I know its stupid to expect my cpu to go the same frequency as those experienced oc-ers, however I believe mine can go higher than the 4.6mhz it is stuck at.
the 4.6mhz is achieved stable from a 21.5x multiplier, with about 1.4v and upon trying to raise this multi to 22x (4.7mhz), the voltage demand dramatically increases for the cpu to remain stable during prime tests.
On 1.4v during prime, the cpu temp is at 57c. But when I try to multiply to 22x, the voltage demand is so high, that my cpu would be running over 80c, so I stopped increasing voltage and prime testing for my cpu's own safety.
I dont know many other methods to help the cpu ocing besides multiplier increasing and voltage, but I am keen to learn.
Also - I have 16g of G.Skill 1600mhz DDR3 memory, but my motherboard defaults it to 1473mhz, and does no have the option to set it to 1600, the next available option is 1763... Not sure if that means my mobo is not correctly identifying my memory or if this is normal...
Keen to hear what you have to say!
M5A99FX PRO R2.0 mobo
G.Skill 16GB DDR3-1600 Dual Channel [NT] F3-1600C11D-16GNT memory
AMD FX 4170 CPU
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