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Offline Louie

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FX-6300 Overclocking worth it?
« on: July 12, 2016, 04:40:58 PM »
Girlfriend's PC inherited my GTX 760 and has an AMD FX-6300 as the processor. Right now, the CPU is the bottleneck and the GTX 760 is making the case too hot. I'm thinking of buying an all-in-one watercooler like the Hydro series and then overclock the FX-6300.


It's either that or upgrade my i7 and give her mine. I'm thinking that maybe overclocking the FX-6300 would be worth it since I can always use the watercooler on a future processor as well. Anyone had luck oc'ing these processors? It's been years since my last overclocked rig.

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Re: FX-6300 Overclocking worth it?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 06:30:33 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hmNltwUUsc FX-6300 vs i5-4460 @ stock speeds gaming comparison with GTX770. I suppose overclocking the FX-6300 may be worth a try.
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Re: FX-6300 Overclocking worth it?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 06:44:28 PM »
Been reading up as well. Looks like I need to double check what motherboard I bought for that unit. And then maybe get a decent watercooler.


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Re: FX-6300 Overclocking worth it?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 10:41:42 PM »
I 'm an AMD cpu user (FX 8350). In my opinion, FX 6300 is one of the best Value/Performance CPU in their FX lineup, but you need to overclock to reach its full potential. You can easily reach 4.1 - 4.3Ghz just using a good aircooler like CM Hyper 212x. 4.5Ghz and above i suggest you use an AIO cooler. My FX 8350 is now running 4.5ghz without any issues, im using Frostflow 240L AIO.


And btw, you need to check your board if it does support overclocking. Research about your board power phase, 6+2 or 8+2 power phase are those recommended for overclocking (heat considerations). Hope it helps.