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Overclocking the AMD FX 8350 to 5ghz

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also ive been testing and benchmarking the fx-8350 on 5022.67mhz according to cpuz which is 5ghz and some change on crysis 3 and other intensives games as well no BSOD's and no freezes and temps go no higher than 40 degrees celcius. Even today no application uses all eight core's so why not take advantage of the headroom that your bios have to offer.:)

a side note being that my mobo is a C3 revision of the 990FXA-UD3 even on eight cores my cpu will never stabilize at 5ghz in less i have some serious cooling. to make a long story short by going this route i can make my 8350 run pare to pare with an i7.
and by doing it this way the 8350 has to adjust its voltage so it uses lesser voltage vs eight cores henchforth the TDP will be lower. trust me the 8350 has a lot of potential.
Thanks for this, what RAM do you use?
 

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Hi all,
Well i have done the same thing as kenshin6104, I am at 5ghz using 4 cores, Here is my setup


Motherboard: "ASrock 970 pro3 r2.0"
Cpu: "Amd FX 8350 (4 cores) @5GHZ 1.432v with Corsair H100i liquid cooler"
Ram: "Corsair Vengeance 8GB @ 933MHZ 9-10-9-27"
Gpu: "Sapphire R9 270x in crossfire 2gb"
Psu: "Corsair CS750M 80+ Gold"
Storage: "SSD Samsung Evo 840 120gb + HDD 240gb + HDD 160gb"
Case: "Corsair 330r"
Cooling: "2 front 120mm coolermaster 69.9cfm intake - 1 rear exhaust and 2 exhaust on H100I"
OS: "Win7 ultimate SP1"

Oh and people said it cant be done with my 4+1 powerphase motherboard, yet i could run 4.6ghz stable 24/7 with 8 cores
 
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I don't see the OP posting anything maybe he OC'ed too much and fried something
 
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Interesting thread with a few links to other interesting threads. I've followed several guides to the letter and yet I can't even hit 4.6 stable using intelburntest. My cores hit over 70c when I tried 4.8+! Tried using the offset voltage (not sure how to calculate it) but it's still too hot. How can I set things up so that the OC drops when I'm idle and only goes up when I play demanding games? I have the Asus M5a99FX Pro R.20 and the 8350 with an H80i cooler.
 
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Not using air. :) H80i is a water cooler. Currently using a 4.5+ GHZ OC to get me by until I can figure things out. Took some of what kenshin6104 said and tried to apply it. Didin't pan out, possibly because he has a different board. At 4.5+ GHZ temp at idle is 22c (PC downclocks to 1.446 so I'm only utilizing my OC when I need it) . Playing BF3 I think I'm around 40C.
 
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I just bought
AsRock Fatal1ty 990FX KILLER
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AMD FX-8350
And i wished to get it run at 5Ghz, what cooler should i buy? (or if appears that air cooler is better for me, max frequensy i can get from it)
And is it even plausible with that MoBo?
I prefer air cooling as with air cooling i can keep it at desired temperature till world is as hot as my cpu, but with water the water will heat up in time so i cant run it 24/7

Also i have never used water cooling, and water cooling might be trikky as i go to Assembly (computer festival) 2 times a year, at that time i have to transport my whole system over 300 kilometers.
Witch is bit tricky as i have notised that my friend who happens to have water cooling and he carried his case in horisontal position, something (dont remember what) happened to his water cooler and he had to fix it, it was not big thing but it was something more than normaly to worry about.

Also i dont have time to "do scheduled maintenanse" to my watercoolingsystem, so ansver would be obviously closed loop watercooler, but the guestion is are the closed loop ones as powerfull as normal or custom ones?

Also my case has no windows so it does not matter if the cooler is flashy or not as no-one will see it, also i have anchienty case so i dont know where i would put my watercooler, i have 5 fan slots in my computer all 120mm 2 fanslots at top of case (dont know if they can mount a radiator) 1 at front (definately impossible to mount anything but a default fan) 1 at bottom (same as front) 1 at back (possibly able to mount 1 120mm radiator and fan)

I dont know certain model or even manufacturer of my case so its not realy easy to find out... I dont even know exact dimensions of the case, basicly only things i know about it is that it can house 1x ATX mobo and 2 centimeters longer than default PSU Also it has no cable management space.

And no i dont have money to buy new case atleast yet, for a while ill be going with default 8350 cooler till i have money to buy better cooler, witch is why i m asking here witch would be the best cooler for my case, i suspect that i could use decent hight tower aircooler but i m not sure yet, as i dont have measurements of my case, in the cooler i planned to buy (Dark rock pro3) dimensions are as following 150(L) x 137(W) x 163(D)mm from witch point of my case are those dimensions, from the socet of my mobo, from mobo or top of processor? (the most conserning factor is hight as i m not sure if my case is wide enought for that cooler.)

As a side note i m from Finland so my english is not very good, so i hope you understood my guestions and did not misunderstand anything.

And yes i know this is old thread but i did not want to create new one as there is allready a thread for thing i m trying.

And to keep thread about OC:ing i have some over (and under) clockking experiense with unlocked phenom II x4 B55 (from phenom II x2 555) (i managed to get it to run stabily at 3.4 without voltage alteration, witch is 0.2 higher than default with all 4 cores of the original 2).
So i m not total noob but i m still average noob, in OCing.
 
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I dont know certain model or even manufacturer of my case so its not realy easy to find out... I dont even know exact dimensions of the case, basicly only things i know about it is that it can house 1x ATX mobo and 2 centimeters longer than default PSU Also it has no cable management space.

And no i dont have money to buy new case atleast yet, for a while ill be going with default 8350 cooler till i have money to buy better cooler, witch is why i m asking here witch would be the best cooler for my case, i suspect that i could use decent hight tower aircooler but i m not sure yet, as i dont have measurements of my case, in the cooler i planned to buy (Dark rock pro3) dimensions are as following 150(L) x 137(W) x 163(D)mm from witch point of my case are those dimensions, from the socet of my mobo, from mobo or top of processor? (the most conserning factor is hight as i m not sure if my case is wide enought for that cooler.)
Hello,

Its difficult to suggest a cooler when we don't know much about the size of the case - I wouldn't want to suggest something and it doesn't fit. Is there anyway you could find out more information about your case? Could you physically measure the distance between the side panel and where the processor is seated to have at least an estimate.

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Hello,

Its difficult to suggest a cooler when we don't know much about the size of the case - I wouldn't want to suggest something and it doesn't fit. Is there anyway you could find out more information about your case? Could you physically measure the distance between the side panel and where the processor is seated to have at least an estimate.

Layton
16.5 from surface of the old MoBo as new MoBo has not arrived yet.
And that value is not exact as I did not have proper means of measurement, I used old ruler witch had about 0.3 CM space at the end, and I included that in value I posted above.

There is about 13cm space above RAM sticks (witch are default size)
 
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16.5 from surface of the old MoBo as new MoBo has not arrived yet.
And that value is not exact as I did not have proper means of measurement, I used old ruler witch had about 0.3 CM space at the end, and I included that in value I posted above.

There is about 13cm space above RAM sticks (witch are default size)
Something like the Dark Rock Pro 3 would be extremely tight, and perhaps a little too big. I think the maximum size would have to be a 150-160mm tall cooler, but maybe even that could be very tight in your case. One possible solution could be upgrading your case, which could make future upgrades easier. But I understand this is perhaps not quite within your budget, and would take time to transfer everything. Here's some good lower profile coolers:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm

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Temperature has a huge impact on stability, any cooler capable of holding an fx8350 at 5ghz below 45c would be a custom loop with about 240 or more of rad space.

Also cooling the vrms is important!

And not all chips are capable of 5ghz!
 

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I would argue they are all capable of 5ghz just not are capable on air/water. Most of the ones that wont hit it on air/water are your crazy clockers.
 
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Temperature has a huge impact on stability, any cooler capable of holding an fx8350 at 5ghz below 45c would be a custom loop with about 240 or more of rad space.

Also cooling the vrms is important!

And not all chips are capable of 5ghz!
I think @aquaraider11 is unlikely to be able to hit 5GHz due to case constraints for larger coolers. We can dream though... :toast:
 

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I think @aquaraider11 is unlikely to be able to hit 5GHz due to case constraints for larger coolers. We can dream though... :toast:
you just have to get creative. I managed to stuff dual 120mm rads into a baby silverstone.
 
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you just have to get creative. I managed to stuff dual 120mm rads into a baby silverstone.
They said they'd prefer non-watercooling. But I agree, for a case that is fairly small, has airflow issues, etc. then watercooling is a good option for overclocking. Ditto its one of the best options for large overclocking.

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Air cooling and 5ghz?! I ain't got no time for that!

Just be happy with anything up to 4.5ghz on air. Unless ya want to spend the cash on the over hyped 5ghz!
 
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Thank you for all of your responses, as I said the cooling is not yet within my budget, nor the room temperature is low enough for anything that pushes heat in for 5Ghz so I'll wait and save some money till the autumn and consider upgrades at that point as by then Ill have enough money for new case and new cooler and outside temperature is low enough for cooling to be use at all.

So in case I'll be upgrading my case and cooler what cooler should I by if the case is not limit?

For case I have considered antec P183 v3 as it looks cool as it is simple and not the kind of "exploding everywhere all at once in a big led light show" but the problem is that I see that that neither is a spacey case...

And d1nky, it's not over hyped, as no one wants it, and Linus even referred to it as "one hell of a toasty chip"

And I did consider water cooling with custom loop, so that the radiator(s) would be hanging below by window outside at 30 degree- Celsius in mid winter, so I would not fry myself in my room, and I could keep my computer nice and cool :)
 
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For case I have considered antec P183 v3 as it looks cool as it is simple and not the kind of "exploding everywhere all at once in a big led light show" but the problem is that I see that that neither is a spacey case...
I hear a lot of rave for the Fractal Design Define R4 - looks fairly clean and unassuming, good noise dampening, and plenty of room inside for internals. And much cheaper.

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I hear a lot of rave for the Fractal Design Define R4 - looks fairly clean and unassuming, good noise dampening, and plenty of room inside for internals. And much cheaper.

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Thanks, You actualy are the first one who actualy managed to change my opinion!

Most who have tried it (as an example when i was choosing CPU) failed because they did not explain why it was better choise, other than "its better" *example* "witch CPU should i buy? AMD fx 8350 or AMD A10-7850K Black Edition" Answer was allways "intel this and that because intel is faster" and zero support for their claim.

But yeah, what cooler should i buy with that?
 
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Thanks, You actualy are the first one who actualy managed to change my opinion!

Most who have tried it (as an example when i was choosing CPU) failed because they did not explain why it was better choise, other than "its better" *example* "witch CPU should i buy? AMD fx 8350 or AMD A10-7850K Black Edition" Answer was allways "intel this and that because intel is faster" and zero support for their claim.

But yeah, what cooler should i buy with that?
You're welcome :)

Depending on your budget, there is a whole spectrum of coolers. For budget, definitely the Hyper 212 EVO - the best on a budget. Then there's watercooling vs aircooling. For a 5.0GHz overclock, you will need watercooling however. But I reinstate - it all depends on your budget how far you can go.

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You're welcome :)

Depending on your budget, there is a whole spectrum of coolers. For budget, definitely the Hyper 212 EVO - the best on a budget. Then there's watercooling vs aircooling. For a 5.0GHz overclock, you will need watercooling however. But I reinstate - it all depends on your budget how far you can go.

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I bought 600€ GPU so if i realy want something money is not problem, the time witch will take to buy it is the only thing that changes depending on prize, but in that ammount i m on budget that i have no money for intel nor nvidia.
And as i said, in my first post, i might not need 5Ghz it was just nise fun number to target as it is realisticaly possible as the chip allready runs at 4.0 and it is nise even number and all...
But as long as watercooling is made simple and it does not require maintenanse (except at maxium cleaning dust and all the basic stuff) i m fine with it, and if it is durable enough for transport while installed.

AMD you have 78€ more to use for cooler as you got me cheapper, and better case :)

I was prepared to pay around 273€ for cooler and case, but you dropped prize of case to 100€ so you have 173€ to use for cooler, and thats variable, if you can get best cooler for my system for few (maxium of hundred) euros more, ill take that.

As an example when i was buying gpu i considered some cheap ones, but i ended up buying the most expensive one of the cheap ones, meaning AMD flagship with MSI twinfrozer cooler :)
 
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I bought 600€ GPU so if i realy want something money is not problem, the time witch will take to buy it is the only thing that changes depending on prize, but in that ammount i m on budget that i have no money for intel nor nvidia.
And as i said, in my first post, i might not need 5Ghz it was just nise fun number to target as it is realisticaly possible as the chip allready runs at 4.0 and it is nise even number and all...
But as long as watercooling is made simple and it does not require maintenanse (except at maxium cleaning dust and all the basic stuff) i m fine with it, and if it is durable enough for transport while installed.

AMD you have 78€ more to use for cooler as you got me cheapper, and better case :)

I was prepared to pay around 273€ for cooler and case, but you dropped prize of case to 100€ so you have 173€ to use for cooler, and thats variable, if you can get best cooler for my system for few (maxium of hundred) euros more, ill take that.

As an example when i was buying gpu i considered some cheap ones, but i ended up buying the most expensive one of the cheap ones, meaning AMD flagship with MSI twinfrozer cooler :)
Could you fill in your system specs within the Profile section of the forum. I think the 173 euros you have is more than enough for a good cooler, so we could see what other stuff you could get. I'll edit this post with some suggestions in a little bit.

EDIT: So for air cooling, some of the best models are the Noctua NH-D14, the Dark Rock Pro 3, the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. They perform fairly similarly, with some differences in noise levels, and there is also aesthetics for some people.

Looking at watercooling, the Define R4 hasn't got the best compatibility for the higher performing 240mm radiators (eg. Corsair H110, H100i, H105), but is pretty good for the 120mm radiators if mounted at the back (eg. Corsair H80i, H75).

Another opinion would be good.

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Could you fill in your system specs within the Profile section of the forum. I think the 173 euros you have is more than enough for a good cooler, so we could see what other stuff you could get. I'll edit this post with some suggestions in a little bit.

Layton
So i have updated specs and all of those parts that are listed there are allready purhased and payed (few have not arrived yet {MoBo and CPU})
Case is not purhaced yet but i have desided to buy it, as you recommended it, so i put it there as i dont know anything about my current case
 
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Processor AMD FX-8350
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty 990FX KILLER
Cooling Case 3x fractal design silent series 2 140mm CPU BeQuiet dark rock pro 3 +1 FD silent series 120mm
Memory 8 GB DDR3 By samsung (no idea what model :D )
Video Card(s) MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming 4GB, AMD Radeon HD 5770 (for other monitor to work)
Storage 2x 7200 RPM HDD's (1Tb and 3Tb) and 1x SSD 60GB
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl
Audio Device(s) Integrated in mobo
Power Supply Super Flower SF-600P14XE
Software Windows 8.1
#75
Could you fill in your system specs within the Profile section of the forum. I think the 173 euros you have is more than enough for a good cooler, so we could see what other stuff you could get. I'll edit this post with some suggestions in a little bit.

EDIT: So for air cooling, some of the best models are the Noctua NH-D14, the Dark Rock Pro 3, the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. They perform fairly similarly, with some differences in noise levels, and there is also aesthetics for some people.

Looking at watercooling, the Define R4 hasn't got the best compatibility for the higher performing 240mm radiators (eg. Corsair H110, H100i, H105), but is pretty good for the 120mm radiators if mounted at the back (eg. Corsair H80i, H75).

Another opinion would be good.

Layton
So, you recommend Noctua NH-D14 whats the differense between that and D15, as if i remeber correctly that is the newest of that series i even saw good reviev for D15 a while ago