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I recently finished building my PC and I am getting into overclocking, but I haven't heard good things about overclocking on a 970 chipset mobo. My mobo is the MSI 970 gaming, and I am wanting to know how much I can overclock on it? Also, I am running an FX-8320 at 1.38v at 4ghz with a 200 x 20 multiplier. Is it very stable?
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    The 970 is not the best chipset for extreme overclocking, specially for the octa-cores, but it will probably still give you a decent overclock. Don't expect to run 5GHz, by any means, but 4GHz should be very possible, if your CPU cooler is up to it. The only way to know for sure is to slowly bump up the clock rate until you get instability; just don't make big jumps to avoid damaging the hardware.
  2. Epsilon_0EVP said:
    The 970 is not the best chipset for extreme overclocking, specially for the octa-cores, but it will probably still give you a decent overclock. Don't expect to run 5GHz, by any means, but 4GHz should be very possible, if your CPU cooler is up to it. The only way to know for sure is to slowly bump up the clock rate until you get instability; just don't make big jumps to avoid damaging the hardware.


    Thanks lots! How much do you think I could possibly OC to?
  3. Getting 4GHz is very common, even in entry level motherboards. It's hard to say how much more you could get, though, since it's really up to the silicon lottery and how much the motherboard will let you do. Just remember to do it in small increments to avoid damaging your hardware.
  4. Epsilon_0EVP said:
    Getting 4GHz is very common, even in entry level motherboards. It's hard to say how much more you could get, though, since it's really up to the silicon lottery and how much the motherboard will let you do. Just remember to do it in small increments to avoid damaging your hardware.


    Ok thanks!
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