OC on my PC?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Grantapus, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Grantapus

    Grantapus Member

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    Hello. I want to overclock my AMD FD6300WMHKBOX FX-6300 6 Core CPU to 4.0 GHz.

    I think its clocked at 3.5 right now. I am sure i need a better cooler than the stock one that came with the CPU.

    So im wondering what cooler i need in order to get 4.0 GHz out of this CPU.
    I have a asus m5a97 Mobo, and a vivo gaming case (CASE-V02)
     
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  2. Hunter Rees

    Hunter Rees New Member

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    If I'm not mistaken I think that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo would be a good option if you only want to pay $30.
     
  3. Grantapus

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    will that provide the right cooling to support oc to 4.0 GHz? will it fit in my case?
     
  4. Hunter Rees

    Hunter Rees New Member

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    It will fit in your case, but if you are willing to spend some extra money, I would suggest going with liquid cooling. I myself am a budget builder and I use the 212 evo but if you have extra money just go with liquid cooling.
     
  5. Grantapus

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  6. Hunter Rees

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    Yeah, it should do just fine for overclocking.
     
  7. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You can probably hit 4.0 at stock voltage.
     
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  9. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    He said stock voltage. That means you don't need to update the voltage to the CPU in the BIOS.

    Voltage is electricity, not a CPU cooler.
     
  10. Grantapus

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    Okay
     
  11. Hunter Rees

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    I would just get the 212 evo to be honest it will do fine
     
  12. beers

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    Was just indicating that voltage is the primary contributor of additional heat, you could try multi OCing while forcing the stock voltage in BIOS (so it doesn't auto overvolt) and keep an eye on the temps while testing.

    To reduce user error it'd probably be a good idea to get a better cooler first though.
     
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  13. Grantapus

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    Okay , I will do so.
     

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