Micro stutter in some games after CPU overclocking!help!

Hi i recently got an AMD FX 8300 CPU to replace with my FX4100 and since its stock clock is 3.3GHZ..i wanted to OC it for better performance since some games has a lil fps drop.so i used AMD Over drive utility.in default turbo mode was on but when i checked CPU status after running a cpu intensive game named beamng(crash physics simulator)the core clock drops to 2.9ghz frm 3.3 and doesn increase too..occasionally..tho there is no micro stutter with the game i tested(but it was kinda slow in fps)Temp was ok on around 60 degrees.and voltage drops frm 1.25v(default for 3.3ghz i think)to 1.050 and around 1.10..so i OC it to 3.6ghz with voltage set to 1.28v..i did a stability test but it gets too hot..so i changed to 1.84 i think..stability test was gud and temp was ok around 65-75 degrees..started beamng and every 2 seconds it suffers frm micro stutter until at one point the game crashed!(the core and voltage was the same and didn increase nor decrease,also turbo mode was off)i tried far cry 4..crashed at loading..idk wat i did wrong..if anyonr could help me il be glad thanks :)
I have an AMD HD 7950 windforce 3gb
8gb RAM
Windows 7
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  1. if your using software (amd overdrive) to oc the chip i would go back to all stock settings and retest then if you need to oc do it through the bios as software ocs do some goofy things I myself had a similar experience with a fx-9370 using the overdrive utility
  2. You're experiencing throttling, which could be caused by thermal maximums being reached, or by APM, or some of both.

    In order to overclock PileDriver, we have to have a strong motherboard with beefy VRMs, active cooling for those VRMs, and a large aftermarket CPU heatsink and fan. If you're trying to overclock on the stock cooler or a weak motherboard expect poor results.
  3. Yea im using stock cooler
    My mobo name is M5A78L-M LX PLUS
    Is it a gud mobo
  4. aikor said:
    Yea im using stock cooler
    My mobo name is M5A78L-M LX PLUS
    Is it a gud mobo


    No its not. There are no boards really suitable for an eight core in anything but full ATX form factor. Despite the claim it is "compatible" with your 95 watt cpu. mdocod is spot on. Overclocking only exacerbates the situation.
  5. Bad mobo and bad cooler, dont expect to overclock at all. You need a better cooler and mobo to overclock.
  6. The cooler that comes with these "95W" AMD CPU's is a total joke and doesn't have any useful headroom for overclocking, in fact, often it is inadequate to support the CPU at full load at factory settings and will throttle in an "OEM" like application.

    To make matters worse, your board has a pretty pathetic 3+1 phase CPU voltage regulation configuration. In reality, this type of VRM configuration is already at its limits in the 95W TDP envelope, let alone any attempts to overclock.

    When you see the CPU drop down to those reduced power states (lower clocks and voltage) when under a load, you are witnessing the results of hitting the limits of your CPU cooling and VRM power delivery.

    If you need a mATX board that can overclock the FX-8300, the best you are going to find is the GA-78LMT-USB3. It's good for ~160W, or, even a little more with some well placed active cooling.
  7. mdocod said:
    The cooler that comes with these "95W" AMD CPU's is a total joke and doesn't have any useful headroom for overclocking, in fact, often it is inadequate to support the CPU at full load at factory settings and will throttle in an "OEM" like application.

    To make matters worse, your board has a pretty pathetic 3+1 phase CPU voltage regulation configuration. In reality, this type of VRM configuration is already at its limits in the 95W TDP envelope, let alone any attempts to overclock.

    When you see the CPU drop down to those reduced power states (lower clocks and voltage) when under a load, you are witnessing the results of hitting the limits of your CPU cooling and VRM power delivery.

    If you need a mATX board that can overclock the FX-8300, the best you are going to find is the GA-78LMT-USB3. It's good for ~160W, or, even a little more with some well placed active cooling.


    Oh but a friend of mine OCed upto 4.2GHZ and he can play rly smoothly with far cry 4 and also beam ng...so i guess its the mobo and cooler which is the problem right
  8. If you want to overclock that chip, you will need a new motherboard and HSF.

    On the other hand, you could figure out how to performance tune the CPU you have, with the cooling and motherboard you have within your power limits.
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