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Proper overclock for my CPU?

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Just now, DJ25380 said:

So i have an AMD FX 8320 with a Hyper 212 Evo installed.

Would 4.5GHz be safe?

depends on your chip , but it seems doable .


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3 hours ago, DominicNikon said:

every chip is different so no one can tell you

Im using a MSI 970A gaming MB if that helps

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Just now, DJ25380 said:

So i have an AMD FX 8320 with a Hyper 212 Evo installed.

Would 4.5GHz be safe?

Start at around 4 ghz and test for an hour, if it's stable, bump it up. The only info you can really take from other peoples is a rough estimate of how far you can push your chip. Since most people OC to above 4ghz, you know that you can at least start at 4ghz. 

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1 minute ago, DJ25380 said:

Im using a MSI 970A gaming MB if that helps

4.5ghz is safe depending on voltage. but again every chip is different 1 cpu could do 4.7ghz and the same one might get 4.0 ghz depending on the silicon lottery  

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3 hours ago, gsheph252 said:

I would strongly advise against overclocking your CPU with a Hyper 212

 

Why you're the first

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1 minute ago, DJ25380 said:

Why you're the first

The 212 evo is meant to out perform stock coolers. It was designed for CPUs that ship with out a stock cooler. It is in no way meant to handle the extra burden overclocking has on the CPU. You will hit a point where your cpu is constantly near or just over max temps and it will kill your cpu's life span. 

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7 hours ago, gsheph252 said:

The 212 evo is meant to out perform stock coolers. It was designed for CPUs that ship with out a stock cooler. It is in no way meant to handle the extra burden overclocking has on the CPU. You will hit a point where your cpu is constantly near or just over max temps and it will kill your cpu's life span. 

 ^I have no idea where you got that from, the hyper 212 is meant as an affordable decent air cooling  solution, which is used mostly for overclocking. To this day it's considered the best value cooling solution on air for overclocking. 

 

 

OP: before you start to overclock what's your motherboard ?

 

As for overclocking just increase speeds in steps and while stress testing ( i recommend prime95) don't let it pass 62c (you can use hwmonitor to check temps while you oc), up to that your perfectly fine since in real life applicability you can't get as high as with stress testing this leaving a safety margin.

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13 hours ago, gsheph252 said:

The 212 evo is meant to out perform stock coolers. It was designed for CPUs that ship with out a stock cooler. It is in no way meant to handle the extra burden overclocking has on the CPU. You will hit a point where your cpu is constantly near or just over max temps and it will kill your cpu's life span. 

bro, no. 

 

The 212 is more than capable of handling a 8xxx at 4.5 and ~1.45v

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Turn HT and CPU-NB to x12

Upclock the CPU frequency to 4.5

increase voltage to 1.42

See if it is stable, increase voltage if it's not, increase clock if it is. 

If it's nearly stable you can often times use CPU-NB/NB voltage to gain stability. 

 

IMO. 

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