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I need assistance overclocking my cpu

I have an AMD FX-8350 cpu, I love all my cores as they are, but I know I have the option to improve their performance. I also have the AMD Catalyst to choose to "overdrive" my components. What exactly is this? What should i set my speed to? (Default is 4100, max is 4400) How much is too much? Please help, I know enough but am not an expert. Thanks!
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  1. Why overclock for results you will probably never notice? At best 1-2fps. Toms has proven over and over again, it's not really worth overclocking.
  2. What do you have for a motherboard? The best way to overclock is from the BIOS but there as programs like "overdrive", I would use AMD PSCheck ( http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_143396256150111&key=7777bc3c17029328d03146e0ed767841&libId=iar49ufe01000kb5000DAb3ajvgkg&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclock.net%2Ft%2F1374253%2Fwhere-is-the-pscheck&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&title=Where%20is%20the%20PSCheck%3F&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip ) it will allow you to change voltage and multipliers in windows. Overclocking can make a huge difference if set right. I would think 4.7-4.8Ghz should be attainable on most 8350's with slight voltage increase and higher cpu multiplier. Good luck. As always feel free to GOOGLE stuff and get more info
  3. utroz said:
    What do you have for a motherboard? The best way to overclock is from the BIOS but there as programs like "overdrive", I would use AMD PSCheck ( http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_143396256150111&key=7777bc3c17029328d03146e0ed767841&libId=iar49ufe01000kb5000DAb3ajvgkg&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclock.net%2Ft%2F1374253%2Fwhere-is-the-pscheck&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&title=Where%20is%20the%20PSCheck%3F&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip ) it will allow you to change voltage and multipliers in windows. Overclocking can make a huge difference if set right. I would think 4.7-4.8Ghz should be attainable on most 8350's with slight voltage increase and higher cpu multiplier. Good luck. As always feel free to GOOGLE stuff and get more info


    Do you know of any good step-by-step videos that I could use as references? That would be great if you did, or articles that I could read? Thank you for the previous answer, it has already helped me! Thanks!
  4. utroz said:
    What do you have for a motherboard? The best way to overclock is from the BIOS but there as programs like "overdrive", I would use AMD PSCheck ( http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_143396256150111&key=7777bc3c17029328d03146e0ed767841&libId=iar49ufe01000kb5000DAb3ajvgkg&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclock.net%2Ft%2F1374253%2Fwhere-is-the-pscheck&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&title=Where%20is%20the%20PSCheck%3F&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F11%2FPST_3_4_1.zip ) it will allow you to change voltage and multipliers in windows. Overclocking can make a huge difference if set right. I would think 4.7-4.8Ghz should be attainable on most 8350's with slight voltage increase and higher cpu multiplier. Good luck. As always feel free to GOOGLE stuff and get more info


    My motherboard:

    Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co,. Ltd.
    Product: 990FXA-UD3
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