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WORST FX-6100 ever?

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February 3, 2013 11:52:29 PM

I cant even OC it to 4 ghz without disabling cores...

stock voltage is 1.325 - i set it to 1.375 and started raising multipliers..

3300 mhz - stock
3400 mhz - worked well
3500 mhz worked well
3600 mhz worked well
jumped straight to 4000 cause i was lazy ( ran each test around 20-40 mins )
4000 mhz 1.375 volts, froze..
4000 mhz 1.4 volts, froze..
4000 mgz 1.425 volts, froze..
4000 mhz 1.45 volts froze..

didnt try higher... decided to go 4 core 4,2 ghz 1.415 volts, (after vdrop) stable

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February 4, 2013 12:10:19 PM

Its more likely you have set something wrong, maybe if you gave more details all your settings and hardware specs we could help you
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February 4, 2013 12:57:55 PM

mobo = asrock N68C-GS FX ( getting a better one next month )
ram : 1600 mhz kingston hyperx 4gb (2x2gb)
cpu : fx-6100
cooler : scythe ninja 3
gpu : hd5850
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February 4, 2013 2:21:48 PM

i followed that overclock guide step by step and here are results ;

4.5 ghz 1.45 volts turbo removed --> couldnt get into windows
4,5 ghz 1.45 volts removed all energy saving features set fsb etcetc.. -- > windows
4.5 ghz lowering volts for bios.. 1,425--> bios
4,5 ghz 1.4 --> bios
4,5 ghz 1.375 --> bios
4,5 ghz 1.35 --> bios
4,5 ghz 1.325 --> no bios
4.5 ghz 1.375 windows boot ; froze
4,5 ghz 1.4 windows boot : froze
4.4 ghz 1.4 windows boot : froze
4,3 ghz 1.4 windows boot : froze
4,2 ghz 1.4windows boot : success, prime 95 freeze after 3 seconds
4,1 ghz 1.4 same as above
4 ghz 1.4 windows boot : success , prime 95 core 6 stops working after 3 seconds

dont really feel like upping the volts to 1.425...
and the one who posted the OC guide got 4,8 ghz @ 1.298 volts...

like i said, worst fx-6100 ever


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February 4, 2013 2:54:49 PM

I'd imagine the mobo is holding you back on the overclocking front not the cpu, what NB and HT frequency have you set and what cpu NB voltage have you set
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February 4, 2013 3:07:36 PM

no offence but that is a very "budget oriented" motherboard and will hold you back. but as you are finding out; no all chips overclock the same. but i'd think that if you lurk around some forums and see what motherboards seem to get the best results, you'd have a better understand what board to look for when you look to buy one.

in the meantime, at least your getting some experience . .
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February 4, 2013 4:18:21 PM

would ASUS M5A97 R2.0 be good enough?

it has heatsinks on mosfets / VRMS and 4+2power phases '

+ all the other nice stuff thats in there
February 4, 2013 4:32:18 PM

I have mine on 4 ghz stable without even raising the voltage because of my crappy mobo.
February 4, 2013 4:34:58 PM

I'm not to sure if they are similar for how much voltage they can take, but I had my FX-4100 up to 4.7 stable with around 1.43 volts.
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February 4, 2013 4:42:24 PM

The asus would be a good motherboard the reason why your having trouble and people are saying same voltage but higher overclock is your motherboard is am2+ socket and although it can support your am3+ processor it will struggle to overclock due to the amperage of the socket, when you get the asus board you will get better overclocks
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February 4, 2013 4:50:04 PM

chromic said:
would ASUS M5A97 R2.0 be good enough?

it has heatsinks on mosfets / VRMS and 4+2power phases '

+ all the other nice stuff thats in there

thats better but try to shoot for this if you can:
ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 $138.99
$118.99 after $20.00 rebate card

if you do the rebate thing its worth the few extra bucks.
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February 5, 2013 11:32:14 PM

Buy cheap you buy twice, learn your lesson and buy something decent this time around. Save up if you have to, the board looniam posted above is a solid choice.
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February 6, 2013 9:42:41 AM

I'm afraid if you want high overclock your not going to get a decent mobo under €100 if your willing to spend that kind of money I'd probably go for this msi one http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/990FXA-GD65 it has its downfalls but its pretty competitive performance with an asus sabertooth and crosshair v and quite a bit cheaper than them both on the site you linked,
read the review and look at the benchmark results too here http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/11/22/whats-the-b...
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February 6, 2013 10:16:57 AM

kiezz said:
I'm afraid if you want high overclock your not going to get a decent mobo under €100 if your willing to spend that kind of money I'd probably go for this msi one http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/990FXA-GD65 it has its downfalls but its pretty competitive performance with an asus sabertooth and crosshair v and quite a bit cheaper than them both on the site you linked,
read the review and look at the benchmark results too here http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/11/22/whats-the-b...



not really looking for a "high" OC, just something between 4-4.5 ghz.

i think ill go with the 80€ ASUS M5A97 R2.0
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February 6, 2013 5:09:35 PM

Ok cool asus is a good choice and thats a decent board
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February 6, 2013 8:35:18 PM

chromic said:
not really looking for a "high" OC, just something between 4-4.5 ghz.

i think ill go with the 80€ ASUS M5A97 R2.0

i posted the EVO because it is a great enthusiast budget board. that A97 is good enough, i didn't understand you were on the other side of the pond, sorry.

i am sure you will get what you are looking for with that choice, i wish you well with that :) 
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February 8, 2013 1:57:23 PM

Getting the mobo on monday.

I will post results here when i will get them.

thanks for the assistance :) 
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February 8, 2013 6:14:37 PM

just wondering but whats the difference of..

Asus M5A97 R2.0
-------------------------------
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2013 8:09:38 PM

I think the LE stands for light edition its minus a couple of features on the board and it doesn't have 4+2 power phase
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February 8, 2013 11:36:54 PM

chromic said:
just wondering but whats the difference of..

Asus M5A97 R2.0
-------------------------------
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0



click on each link
http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/M5A97_R20/
and
http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/M5A97_LE_R20/

then on each page tick the box to the left of: Add to comparison list

then on the upper right in the black bar click Compare List

and then the Compare Now button.
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February 9, 2013 1:01:33 AM

good then i ordered the right one.

it says there that the card has

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)

so was just wondering can i use SLI/CF, well enough?
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February 9, 2013 4:32:37 AM

SLI needs at least a x8 speed and a x4 speed will hurt the performance in crossfire. AFAIK about 10% less than a x8, x8 configuration; which is common.
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February 11, 2013 3:51:30 PM

got the mobo today.

no success oc yet.

i think i just give up.

i have no idea what llc is, i have no idea what offset mode is, i cant run anything over 4 ghz without over 1.4 voltage.

after installed new mobo cant connect to internet with pc.. this sucks
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February 11, 2013 4:05:36 PM

i did occt test run 4,3ghz 1.42 volts

cputin temp 62-63c

core temp maxed at 49,7c

after a minute or 2 pc shuts down a.d wont boot up, opened case and touched mosfet heatsink and it was blazing hot, couldnt keep my finger there even a second. i let it cool off a moment and now its starting again
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February 11, 2013 5:10:58 PM

llc is load line calibration its to help your cpu stay stable by allowing a certain amount of extra voltage when the cpu is on load,
can you post the exact settings you are using in bio's don't leave out any details
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February 11, 2013 5:24:30 PM

ill do that, mobo is Asus M5A97 R2.0

atm its 4300 mhz @ 1.398 volts, prime 95 5 mins core #0 never moved anywhere
core #5 got 100 warnings

back to bios, ill post screenshots here
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February 11, 2013 5:40:40 PM

these are not the settings that crashed my pc, these are the latest where cores #0 and #5 failed
when i stress test vcore jump to 1.39-1.4



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February 11, 2013 5:59:48 PM

is 1.5v the stated voltage for your ram? I think this is too low, you may need to bump up the CPU/NB frequency to around 2500 whatever is closest on your list,
If you have the box for your ram or check kingston website i reckon 1.65v may be needed
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February 11, 2013 7:25:52 PM

ive raised the ram volts to 1.65 its corsais xs3 and it needs the 1.65 :D 

but back to the point, the nb freq is now 2390 if im correct, now its stable 4,3 ghz 1.404 volts but its kind of high =(

my goal was 4.5 ghz with <1.4 volts, i think i cant never achieve it, tried everything, cant even get to 4.4 without crashes / bsods under 1.4
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February 11, 2013 8:45:44 PM

Getting to 4.5ghz on less than 1.4v seems unrealistic if you look in the amd overclocking club thread at the top of the forum most stable overclocks to that are using 1.45v to 1.5v to keep stable
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February 12, 2013 10:48:28 AM

max temps are

60c socket
49-50c core

IBT , standard test.

1.37-1.38 volts 4.3ghz

to me they feel kind of high... i have ninja 3 with mx-4 paste and kind off push / pull config.

i would probably re-apply the paste but im just too lazy to take the mobo out of the case, unplug everything, reseat cooler etcetc..

are these too high or OK?
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