Help overclocking a amd fx-8300

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Ultra_Gamer

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Hi, I'm over clocking my amd fx-8300
Base clock 3.3 GHz Hopefully to 4.0 or 4.2 GHz, but I need help because I have never overclocked a CPU. I have, cpu: cooler: Thermaltake CL-P0503 80mm, mother board:
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard, RAM: HyperX Fury 8GB
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The CL-P0503 has a TDP tolerance of 65W while the FX-8300 is rated at 95W TDP; you have no room for overclocking with that cooler. You need a better top-down cooler that will cool both the CPU and the poor 4+1 phase VRM on your motherboard. Overclocking is useless if throttling occurs and the frequency drops to 1.4 GHz.
 
The CL-P0503 has a TDP tolerance of 65W while the FX-8300 is rated at 95W TDP; you have no room for overclocking with that cooler. You need a better top-down cooler that will cool both the CPU and the poor 4+1 phase VRM on your motherboard. Overclocking is useless if throttling occurs and the frequency drops to 1.4 GHz.
 

lordmogul

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With a 65W rated cooler on a 95W TDP CPU I'm surprised that you dont run into thermal issues even without overclocking.
And note that the FX chips don't like to get hot, try to stay below 60°C
 

DSzymborski

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With a rather weak cooler and a poor motherboard for overclocking, it's unlikely you'll eke out much of a safe overclock (if anything). You could overclock more with a better cooler/motherboard, but it's not worth putting any more money into this platform in 2016 just to overclock.
 

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i have the same mother board. i have a fx 6300 oc to 4.51 GHZ at 1.41 volts. Overclocking is only possible with Vrm cooling otherwise the Vrms thermal throttle, i used the stock heatsink fan to cool vrms so no thermal throttling. When it does thermal throttle speeds will drop to 1.4 ghz and cause noticeable frame drops in games.
 

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i have the same mother board. i have a fx 6300 oc to 4.51 GHZ at 1.41 volts. Overclocking is only possible with Vrm cooling otherwise the Vrms thermal throttle, i used the stock heatsink fan to cool vrms so no thermal throttling. When it does thermal throttle speeds will drop to 1.4 ghz and cause noticeable frame drops in games.
4 years later.....
 
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