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AMD FX-4100 OC

So recently I got a Hyper 212 Evo and I've always wanted to overclock so I just tried it out (very simply) and when I did my Cinebench test I got a 199. That looks to be really bad. If anyone has any suggestions on how to overclock my CPU better it would be very helpful. The FX-4100 is a quad core CPU, but it shows up as a dual core with 4 threads? Also if anyone has tips for optimizing my system for streaming it would help because my performance is terrible while streaming. :)) Thank you!!

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4 minutes ago, harryhuelsemann said:

Also if anyone has tips for optimizing my system for streaming it would help because my performance is terrible while streaming

You need a better CPU. 

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

that's a little low, even for stock... what have you set?

Set as in what?

The BIOS settings?

 

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Just now, harryhuelsemann said:

Set as in what?

The BIOS settings?

 

as overclocking settings, you did it in the bios?

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

as overclocking settings, you did it in the bios?

Yes I did

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

what did you set?

There was an option saying CPU OverClocking so I set it to Overclock Profile, Overclock 10%. I'm not experienced at all so is this bad?

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tbh, I've never overclocked on the amd side of things. maybe try to disable that and set the mulitplier up a bit? btw, if you want the best advice, look up some guides

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

tbh, I've never overclocked on the amd side of things. maybe try to disable that and set the mulitplier up a bit? btw, if you want the best advice, look up some guides

Okay thanks!

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Did you have programs (ANY) open during Cinebench? That will heavily degrade your score.

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15 minutes ago, harryhuelsemann said:

So recently I got a Hyper 212 Evo and I've always wanted to overclock so I just tried it out (very simply) and when I did my Cinebench test I got a 199. That looks to be really bad. If anyone has any suggestions on how to overclock my CPU better it would be very helpful. The FX-4100 is a quad core CPU, but it shows up as a dual core with 4 threads? Also if anyone has tips for optimizing my system for streaming it would help because my performance is terrible while streaming. :)) Thank you!!

First of what is your motherboard ? Also that's just a missreading in Cinebench, because AMD used a different approach for multi core CPU's by pairing 2 of them in a module sharing various resources, but it will properly test it regardless.

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@harryhuelsemann

 

If what you are wanting is better streaming performance, overclocking in this case won't do anything for you since the FX 4100 is awful and only slightly faster than a Celeron G4900 (2C/2T).

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25 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Did you have programs (ANY) open during Cinebench? That will heavily degrade your score.

24 minutes ago, Strike105X said:

First of what is your motherboard ?

30 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

tbh, I've never overclocked on the amd side of things. maybe try to disable that and set the mulitplier up a bit? btw, if you want the best advice, look up some guides

So after adjusting some settings I got the base CPU clock, 3.60 GHz, to 4.25 GHz. Then I ran Cinebench two more times, improving my 199 to a 236, eventually to a 265. This seems like a big improvement but still very bad. Thoughts?

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1 minute ago, harryhuelsemann said:

So after adjusting some settings I got the base CPU clock, 3.60 GHz, to 4.25 GHz. Then I ran Cinebench two more times, improving my 199 to a 236, eventually to a 265. This seems like a big improvement but still very bad. Thoughts?

My thought is still to post your motherboard model ? , its an improvement but the reason i'm asking for it is to see what exactly it can and cannot handle.

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28 minutes ago, Strike105X said:

First of what is your motherboard ? 

Sorry I forgot to mention my motherboard, it's an Asus M5A88-M

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4 minutes ago, harryhuelsemann said:

Sorry I forgot to mention my motherboard, it's an Asus M5A88-M

How exactly did you overclocked ? Using an automated bios function or manually ? If manually did you modified the CPU voltage ? Lastly are you monitoring your CPU voltage ?

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31 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

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I'd take the Celeron any day lol

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57 minutes ago, harryhuelsemann said:

Also if anyone has tips for optimizing my system for streaming it would help because my performance is terrible while streaming. :)) Thank you!!

Did you really expect anything other than terrible performance from an FX 4100? 

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11 minutes ago, harryhuelsemann said:

Sorry I forgot to mention my motherboard, it's an Asus M5A88-M

Btw i forgot to mention if your objective is really just for streaming you can give up now, you can't overclock to a level where it will help with streaming, however if you want to overclock to improve some gaming performance we can continue.

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3 minutes ago, Strike105X said:

Btw i forgot to mention if your objective is really just for streaming you can give up now, you can't overclock to a level where it will help with streaming, however if you want to overclock to improve some gaming performance we can continue.

So I'm using this OC Tuner Utility, it's a BIOS program, and I'm not monitoring the voltage and I didn't change it manually.

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16 minutes ago, harryhuelsemann said:

So I'm using this OC Tuner Utility, it's a BIOS program, and I'm not monitoring the voltage and I didn't change it manually.

Your motherboard has a simple 4+1 power phase design, and without a radiator at that, pushing it to far will brick it. If you want to overclock it you will have to do it manually.

 

1. you need to reset bios to recommended settings.

2. Set CPU voltage to manual control and make sure this is the value set: 1.325v

3. Set CPU-NB voltage to manual and set it to: 1.225v

4. now increase the CPU multiplier in increments of +1x, then restart see if it enters windows, restart, enter bios do a +1x again enter windows, the moment it fails to enter windows decrease the multiplier to the previous stable value, if the computer hangs you will have to do a bios cmos reset.

5. Once you reached your maximum multiplier valuetest it with Cinebench (with HWinfo in the background to monitor the temps, in just a sec i'll explain what temps to watch out of and the value limits), if it works stress test it with Prime95 while still having HWinfo running in the background, if for the first hour or so temps don't increase past 62c for core temps and 72c for the socket temp you just have to look it over every now and then to see if all is well with the test, leave it for about 8-12 hours or so to see if its stable, if it fails prime95 decrease the multiplier again, then jump straight to running prime95 again, if the temps increase past the suggested value btw of course you will have to decrease the multiplier till its within safety range.

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Just now, harryhuelsemann said:

I'll try my best, thanks

I did a few edits on that post make sure to read it again just in case ? .

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