Solved A few questions before Overclocking Tags: CPUs Overclocking Last response: July 5, 2012 3:27 AM in CPUs Share kazenteshi June 24, 2012 8:00:54 PM Ok so here are my specs, Case: NZXT Phantom white (plastic Enthusiast) Mobo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 CPU: FX-4100 Cooler: Hyper 212+ (dual fan push and pull setup) RAM: 16GB (4x4) 1866Mhz DDR3 GPU: EVGA 560Ti 2GB First question, What raises heat the most in Overclocking; is it the HT speed, the Multiplier, or the Voltage (if you can put them in order from what produces the most to the least heat. Second question, my current clock is 4.6GHz at 49C full load (8 hours of Prime) my config is as follows Multiplier: 21x HT Multiplier: 220MHz CPU VID: 1.3875V NB VID: 1.2875V would it be safe to say i could bump it up even more? and if so what would i need to bump up voltage, HT, or Multiplier i dont want my temps to exceed 63+ any help is appreciated More about : questions overclocking | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution bayern June 24, 2012 8:09:36 PM the voltage is the main reason of raising the heat I think I f don't exceed the (voltage-temperature) safe limit I think it wont harm | Report abuse bayern June 25, 2012 11:44:33 AM and I think it's better if you look for an article about overclocking your FX-4100 | Report abuse kazenteshi July 5, 2012 3:27:20 AM Best answer selected by kazenteshi. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>A few questions before Overclocking> Related ressources: ForumA few questions before i buy ForumA few questions before I start building: ForumLast few questions before I buy my rig ForumA few questions before I start. Forum$1,200 Gaming PC---A few questions before I take the plunge ForumA few questions before I commit to buy ForumHow does this look before i buy and a few questions ForumA fair few questions before I go buy components for my new system! ForumA few questions before installing windows 7 public beta... ForumA few overclocking questions ForumQuestions about cpu overclocking before I get started tomorrow ForumOverclocking again and have a few questions ForumFew questions about overclocking ForumUpgrade My Comp. ForumUpgrading to New CPU/Mobo Questions? ForumNeed help with overclocking i5 3570k ForumCore i3 Questions ForumRig Building Questions ForumRig Building Questions ForumCan i overclock fsb without overclocking the ram? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !