I need assistance overclocking my cpu

MickeyPCbuilder

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I have an AMD FX-8350 cpu, I love all my cores as they are, but I know I have the option to improve their performance. I also have the AMD Catalyst to choose to "overdrive" my components. What exactly is this? What should i set my speed to? (Default is 4100, max is 4400) How much is too much? Please help, I know enough but am not an expert. Thanks!
 

computertech82

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Why overclock for results you will probably never notice? At best 1-2fps. Toms has proven over and over again, it's not really worth overclocking.
 

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What do you have for a motherboard? The best way to overclock is from the BIOS but there as programs like "overdrive", I would use AMD PSCheck ( http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_143396256150111&key=7777bc3c17029328d03146e0ed767841&libId=iar49ufe01000kb5000DAb3ajvgkg&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclock.net%2Ft%2F1374253%2Fwhere-is-the-pscheck&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&title=Where%20is%20the%20PSCheck%3F&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip ) it will allow you to change voltage and multipliers in windows. Overclocking can make a huge difference if set right. I would think 4.7-4.8Ghz should be attainable on most 8350's with slight voltage increase and higher cpu multiplier. Good luck. As always feel free to GOOGLE stuff and get more info
 

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Do you know of any good step-by-step videos that I could use as references? That would be great if you did, or articles that I could read? Thank you for the previous answer, it has already helped me! Thanks!
 

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My motherboard:

Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co,. Ltd.
Product: 990FXA-UD3
 

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