Originally Posted by Papagimp
Ok i have a question i am new to OC and just built my first computer and want to play around with the settings and get some OC done and get my CPU to reach around 4.4-4.6 GHz safely.
My setup is:
ASUS sabertooth 990FX R2.0
AMD FX 8320 Black Edition
XFX R7770 HD Core edition
Kuhler H2o 620 CPU cooling system
16GB Kingston Hyper predator Ram
If anyone could help me out because i am using the AI Suite II to try and do my overclocking and i can change all of the mutli and CPU bus Freq. But i am scared to touch any of the volt setting if someone could help me out i would be very thankful.
The two most important things by far, are the temperatures of your hardware, and the voltages.
I'd say that if you keep closely watching the temperatures of the CPU SOCKET(71C max), CPU Cores(61C max) and the VRM's '(I'd say about 70C max, but they can probably take a lot more), you're OK for temperatures.
When it comes to voltage, make sure you do it in small steps at a time (0,05V for an instance), and dont go over 1,55V.
Furthermore some OC-ing tips with that board:
Disable Turbo in the BIOS before you start OC-ing,
Disable APM in the BIOS.
Set the CPU Load Line Calibration on ultra high,
CPU/NB Load Line Calibration on High,
CPU Current Capability on 130%,
CPU/NB current capability 120%,
CPU Power Phase Control on Extreme and
CPU Voltage Frequency on Auto with spread spectrum Off.
I'm sure others in this thread will also have some more tips, but this is what I directly thought of