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June 8, 2012 12:11:04 PM

Hey, so I have a:
fx-8120
990fxa-ud3
corsair gs600
2x4gb 1600mhz ram

So, atm its at 3.8ghz @ 1.3V on stock cooler and prime95 after 5min is 50C and stays that way.
I was wondering, how far can i push my cpu with a:
1. hyper 212 evo
2. corsair h60

Any suggestions ? :) 

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June 8, 2012 12:14:32 PM

Can't tell you how far you can go, but I CAN tell you that it'll be about the same with either one.
June 8, 2012 12:55:03 PM

can i get 4.5ghz at 60C with hyper 212 ?
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June 8, 2012 1:03:20 PM

cheti said:
can i get 4.5ghz at 60C with hyper 212 ?


I honestly don't know. Anything I told you about that would purely be a guess. Just don't know much about AMD (and particularly Bulldozer) OC'ing.
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June 8, 2012 2:40:06 PM

cheti said:
can i get 4.5ghz at 60C with hyper 212 ?

Maybe, if your ambient is below 20c or if your chip takes minimal voltage to reach 4.5ghz

AFAIK, To run a fx8120 @ 4.5ghz, you'll need a top tier cooler like the NH D14 or the H80.
June 8, 2012 3:29:04 PM

4.2 is reachable with 212 evo i believe if i can get 3.8ghz with a stock cooler at 50C
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June 8, 2012 5:18:58 PM

3.8ghz @ 50c with stock cooler is great. your ambient must be quite low.
Yes, 4.2ghz might be a fair OC. what happens is, for 4.5ghz your voltage will most probably exceed 1.4v, hence the 212 evo might have a hard time.
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June 22, 2012 2:46:47 AM

4.64 is the highest semi-stable OC i could get with my hyper 212 evo.
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June 22, 2012 2:47:33 AM

4.0 and super stable with evo even under heavy load.
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