Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Overheating? Not enough power? from Overclocking

08 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Overheating? Not enough power? from Overclocking

Every time I do a little overclocking on my AMD FX 8350 to 4800Mhz or any overclocking it overheats and crash. Same for my GPU it is an EVGA GTX 660 SC, when I overclock it to something extreme like this EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked Graphics CardReview | Overclockers, it works for a while when I play a game, then the screen goes black.
My CPU heatsink is a Coolermaster GeminII S524: Cooler Master: GeminII S524
My PSU is a Corsair CX 600M: CX Series
Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I would suggest this thread be moved to the overclocking section, I will put in a request as you may get more help there.

Regarding the CPU I think Solar will be the man to help you on that.

Regarding the 660, I found with my old 660ti it would not overclock well at all, I could barely increase the speed at all without it becoming unstable, mainly due to the locked voltage. I don't think the 600 series was very good for overclocking unless you got a good one or flashed a custom bios onto it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Well Paul is right Nvidia cards are not really for overclocking unless you get a tweeked bios

Your 8350 needs to be watercooled anything above 4.6 a normal heatsink or even the one you have simply won't do they recommend using water cool for extreme Oc which 4.8 is an extreme oc

the max is 61c I would say to 62c it should shut down or lock

you just need better cooling the voltage alone at the speed will make it hot and the VRM voltage regulator module will just increase the heat

Mine reaches 55c max IBT Prime and i am running water
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Is anyone able to get their EVGA GTX 660 SC anywhere this high?Overheating? Not enough power? from Overclocking-oc.jpg I used the Fur Test, it didn't found any artifacts, and the highest I got over 15 min is like 70. Is that going to damage the card? Also have anyone tried what they did here: did it work?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2013   #5

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

70*c is not to hot for a gpu. Running your OC to the point of crashing well certainly shorten the lifespan of the chips. Back off on the OC, the few % of improvement is not worth it. I don't "see" any difference with my 8350 at 4.5 or 4.9, I may get higher test numbers but for everyday computing there's not a noticeable difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Overheating? Not enough power? from Overclocking

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
CPU overheating and at 99% utilization after Power strip unplugged
So I accidently unplugged the power strip cord on my desktop computer. Plugged it back in and it wouldnt start properly, would get to the startup screen to log in and then it would stop and reset. And then I would get an error of my CPU overheating. Got an external Hard drive that I plugged in...
Hardware & Devices
OK, so I posted before about how my laptop crashes, well it's overheating.. this dude checked the error log or whatever for me, and yea. Well any suggestions on fixing this issue? I heard with a air compressor? I tried taking it apart and getting to the fan, to take it out, but there's a couple...
Performance & Maintenance
Hello all, I have a GTX 470 and when ingame it seems to hit 98c! What temps do you get from your 470 or something similar?
Graphic Cards
Cpu overheating
my cpu and overheating and causing my PC to do wierd things , is there anyway to fix it , or monitor my cpu temp without having to go into bios , ?
Performance & Maintenance
How To: Overclocking Your AMD Processor : Introduction: The Basics Of Overclocking,9-J-180487-1.jpg,9-K-180488-1.jpg Tom’s Hardware readers know all about overclocking, of course. In fact, many processor and graphics card reviews would be deemed incomplete without coverage of...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+