Overclocking fx 8320?

LeonelFreak

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i used to have a fx 6200 that had 3.8 ghz and i wanted to know if it would be fine to oc my 8320 since its at 3.5? i have a M5A97 LE R2.0 so i felt that if my other processor was that high then i should be fine to do so right?
 
Not a great motherboard, but you can probably get it to 3.8-4.0. Any higher will overheat the VRMs and throttle your speeds, which you may actually run into even at those speeds.

I'd suggest putting a fan around the VRMs behind the CPU.
 

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It depends on whether you have good enough cooling. I wouldn't recommend overclocking a AMD processor if you're using a stock cooling fan. If you're using a 3rd party cooling solution like Hyper EVO 212 or like water cooling then it will be fine. Make sure to monitor your tempertures using a software like Hwmonitor
 

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any motherboard you'd suggest me to maybe upgrade? i dont think i'll be upgrading anything else so far since im able to run games at 1080 with a solid 60fps so im happy with what i have right now. ddr3 ram gtx 950 an hdd and sdd 700 psu
 


I'd try it with a cooling solution for now (CPU cooler + VRM cooling solution (heat sink, case fan right behind, or small fan right over VRMs).

If you do experience throttling back to 1.4 GHz, worthy upgrades would be:
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P (8+2 VRMs)
MSI Gaming 970 (8+2 VRMs)
990 series motherboards (more expensive)
^Any of these will push 4.2-4.5 with ease.
 

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It depends mainly what you're looking for that motherboard to do. I recommend this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130790&cm_re=AM3%2b_Motherboard-_-13-130-790-_-Product
 

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