Originally Posted by Super XP
I believe you misunderstood the discussion regarding Prime 95 and FX chips. Even at default speeds,Prime 95 gives errors on FX chips, reason they have to update the software so it can properly recognize the new chips.
Anyhow, I think the Intel Burn Test is the best to measure stability.
Oh no I understand completely, I'm just in disagreement with that statement for I am running the same CPU and do not receive such errors with Prime95. I'm simply stating my opinion that If I do not see an instability with my FX-8350 and Prime95 then I would not say Prime95 is at fault. Yet again I could be completely wrong because I may just have a "golden chip". This would be a good topic to start up in a different thread, with some screenshots displaying stock voltages & frequencies with errors in Prime95.
But anyways in regards to the topic at hand I've gotten to 4.8GHz @ 1.45V but found it to be to hot to stress test with my air cooling. If your not to familiar with overclocking and are unsure about the correct voltages to use, some motherboards give you color coded warnings in the BIOS when you start increasing them to high, such as yellow (caution), red (dangerous). If these are available in your BIOS then stick with increasing the voltages into the low yellow ranges and only play around with the NB, CPU, and CPU-NB voltages while performing your trial and error increases of the CPU Multiplier and/or Bus Speed. Everytime you perform a stress test always keep some sort of temperature monitoring software open such as AIDA64 and watch for any drastic changes to the temperatures such as over 10c on the motherboard and keeping the CPU under 60c is a good idea.