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Windows 7: Thought about OCing my CPU, could use help.

15 Jun 2013   #1
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Thought about OCing my CPU, could use help.

Ok, so I want to try and OC my AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX - Newegg.com

I have a stock heatsink right now but want to upgrade it before trying to OC obviously, but need something that can fit into my case as well which is this: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

I have 8gb of standard DDR3 ram and this is my PSU: SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply - Newegg.com


if you have any insight as to how to OC it and give me step by step instructions i would be very pleased.

if you need more info just let me know and ill be pleased to provide it.

and thank you for the help!


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15 Jun 2013   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With the motherboard you have, do yourself a favor and don't. That board was never made for the FX series CPU's, and all Gigabyte did (and Asus and MSI as well) is change the socket and bios so that they would accept the FX CPU's. Also ther eis a good possibility that you could cook/kill the VRM circuitry,

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as it was not designed for the extra power requirements that overclocking would require (lack of a heatsink over it doesn't help either).
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16 Jun 2013   #3
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Alright, and what if I was to upgrade to these parts and also a heatsink?

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL - Newegg.com

I know ill need a newer heatsink as well and was planning on upgrading to a wider case so i can. but if you can suggest one that can fit and keep it cool that would be awesome
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16 Jun 2013   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

The 990fx board will do fine
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16 Jun 2013   #5
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Would having that RAM instead of my current low MHz standard RAM? Plus any insight on a good heatsink that will fit?
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17 Jun 2013   #6
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

The 990fxa well run the fx6100 nicely. The 990fxa's can have NB temp issues, you may want to change out the oem heat sink. I put a Thermaltake copper heat sink with fan on mine and it solved my NB over heating problems.
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17 Jun 2013   #7
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

when you say NB you mean North Bridge right?
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17 Jun 2013   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yeah he meant North Bridge. I would also look to purchasing as high a Mhz ram as you can afford as with the new mobo and future upgrades it will serve you well even if you can't fully exploit all of it's Mhz now, maybe 2133 Mhz.
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17 Jun 2013   #9
Gary

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Maybe I am an old fuddy duddy but I don't believe in OC'ing.
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17 Jun 2013   #10
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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