[SOLVED] A question about Overclocking

Aug 25, 2019
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I have an AMD FX 8350, AMD RX 480 8 GB, and 16 GBs of RAM, could I benefit from overclocking? New to this but my hardware is getting a little old, so would overclocking help at all til I upgrade?
 

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The FX8350 and FX6300 are rather respectable CPUS, and depending on what resolution youre playing on, the FX series has alot of potential. You'll need a hefty cooler though.
 
Jul 12, 2019
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I'm in a similar boat. I have a FX-6350 and a RX 570 so we're not that far off and I also want to upgrade soon. I recently overclocked my CPU from 3.9Ghz to 4.4Ghz, with thermals being the limiting factor. I've noticed quite a boost in performance from it. The thermals can get pretty hot at high speeds which would damage the CPU in the long run, but if you're upgrading soon it shouldn't matter.

In short, I'd suggest doing it. The FX processors aren't the best so if you're willing to trade of that extra bit of CPU lifespan for those precious frames it's a good idea.

As I say, I'm new to this too but I would recommend it completely.
 
Not really, the FX series was a pretty bad CPU line for gaming. You may see a small bump but pretty much any modern graphics card will be held back in modern games. I would suggest a Ryzen 3600 build since its pretty much the best bang for buck right now.
 
Aug 25, 2019
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Should I get a whole new rig or just upgrade the Mobo, Processor, and RAM? The RX 480 8 GB still good in 2019?
 

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The FX8350 and FX6300 are rather respectable CPUS, and depending on what resolution youre playing on, the FX series has alot of potential. You'll need a hefty cooler though.
 

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