AMD 8370e Overclocking with a Asrock 970 pro3 R2.0

VeQQQQ

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Hi, This is my first post on this site so bare with me...

i would like to get my cpu to a stable 4ghz, so is it possible with my setup?

should i disable all turbo-core things and just increase the multiplier?

on the Asrock CPU support list it says = For cooling the CPU and its surrounding components, please install a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design. (i dont have a top-down blowing design cooler.)

Setup=
CPU: AMD 8370e 3.3ghz (4.3ghz turbo)
Motherboard: Asrock 970 pro3 R2.0
RAM: 2x4GB 1600mhz Kingston SDRAM (KVR16N11S8/4)
CPU cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev 2
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Twin Frozr V Gaming 4GB
PSU: Cooler Master B500 - 500 W
OS: Windows 10....(pls no hate ;-;)


Thanks for your help.

 

Themastererr

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That is a failure. The maximum safe temp is 62'C. While it is ok to surpass safe guidelines in Prime95, you should not be at the temp at that voltage. Use a medium or high Load line calibration. If this doesn't not help the issue, you may have installed your cooler wrong by not applying thermal paste properly.

Is it very hot and humid where you live?

 

lakimens

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Well, it's not the best overclocking motherboard, but it's possible to reach 4GHz.
Go into your BIOS and increase CPU Frequency by small amounts, remember that there is a multiplier, I don't know how much it's set, but it will multiply the number that is there, so don't do anything crazy.
After increasing, test your CPU with Prime95 and look at the temperatures and cores, if a core is at 0% it means it's parked, this could be solved with increaisng voltage or decreasing clock speed.
Reapeat until you hit the limit where it's stable with safe temps.

EDIT: That CPU is definitely bottlenecking the GPU now.
 

Themastererr

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Yes. Easily possible with the 8xxx series.

Windows 10 does unparks cores automatically, you should be o.k in that regard.
Use advanced core features to remove stepping.

-Disable Turbo
-Disable C1E support
-Disable Cool and quiet
-Disable HPC mode
-Disable APM mode

You must disable these or CPU will not stay at 4Ghz stable. It will drop

If you decide multiplier overclock it is very easy 200 x 20 = 4000Mhz. So use 200 Clock bus with a 20x multiplier. You should need to touch the voltage.
 

VeQQQQ

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i did some testing and these are the results

http://imgur.com/a/IaT6x

the cpu was at 63-64 celsius(Stress test Prime95 only for 9 minutes) and at idle its 40.5 celsius

would you call it a success or is the temps too high?

the ambient temp is like over 20 celsius so that might effect it a little
 

Themastererr

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That is a failure. The maximum safe temp is 62'C. While it is ok to surpass safe guidelines in Prime95, you should not be at the temp at that voltage. Use a medium or high Load line calibration. If this doesn't not help the issue, you may have installed your cooler wrong by not applying thermal paste properly.

Is it very hot and humid where you live?

 

VeQQQQ

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its over 20Celsius right now and somewhat humid.

my cooler is properly installed and fan figuration is good i think
 

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