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fx8350 overclock on msi 970 motherboard

okay to start off i have an fx8350 with a mis 970 motherboard.
i am liquid cooled so heat isnt an issue

i would like a step by step tutorial on what settings to change in the bios im looking to get 4.7 thats exactly what i want and no different, i havent tryed anything to sketched out would love if someone helped me!!!

update: willing to try lower ghz heard 4.7 was alot but im easy to work with lol
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  1. AUnlikelyPotatoe said:


    this isnt helping me to be honest, i need it to be far more specific as to, say what settings i need to change in my bios for voltage and cpu hz... i already have some numbers im playing with with and wanna try but just simply dont know how in the hell to apply them
  2. Best answer
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.
  3. MeanMachine41 said:
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.



    Hey I would also like to know what other numbers to hit 4.5/4.6/4.7 along with the voltages if u don't mind
  4. jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.



    Hey I would also like to know what other numbers to hit 4.5/4.6/4.7 along with the voltages if u don't mind


    It's not a matter of me just giving you numbers and Voltages and expecting the OC to work.
    Within the limits of your MB, I would not go above 1.45V on the core if you want your chip to last.
    All chips vary on what can be achieved with the Cooling system you have.
    You can try a CPU Ratio of 23 for 4.6GHz and 23.5 for 4.7GHz. Stability will then depend on temperatures and CPU temps should not go over 65-70C under load. You can use HWMonitor when stress testing.
  5. MSI 970 what exactly ?? There are 6 different MSI 970 series boards at the last count.
  6. MeanMachine41 said:
    jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.



    Hey I would also like to know what other numbers to hit 4.5/4.6/4.7 along with the voltages if u don't mind


    It's not a matter of me just giving you numbers and Voltages and expecting the OC to work.
    Within the limits of your MB, I would not go above 1.45V on the core if you want your chip to last.
    All chips vary on what can be achieved with the Cooling system you have.
    You can try a CPU Ratio of 23 for 4.6GHz and 23.5 for 4.7GHz. Stability will then depend on temperatures and CPU temps should not go over 65-70C under load. You can use HWMonitor when stress testing.
  7. MeanMachine41 said:
    jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.



    Hey I would also like to know what other numbers to hit 4.5/4.6/4.7 along with the voltages if u don't mind


    It's not a matter of me just giving you numbers and Voltages and expecting the OC to work.
    Within the limits of your MB, I would not go above 1.45V on the core if you want your chip to last.
    All chips vary on what can be achieved with the Cooling system you have.
    You can try a CPU Ratio of 23 for 4.6GHz and 23.5 for 4.7GHz. Stability will then depend on temperatures and CPU temps should not go over 65-70C under load. You can use HWMonitor when stress testing.



    Thank you so much! I prolly won't go above 4.4 then but right now I have it at 1.35v at 4.4 stress tested for about 15 minutes on p95 temp never went above 35 and almost a 25% increase in fops for multiple heavy single and duo core games!
  8. jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.



    Hey I would also like to know what other numbers to hit 4.5/4.6/4.7 along with the voltages if u don't mind


    It's not a matter of me just giving you numbers and Voltages and expecting the OC to work.
    Within the limits of your MB, I would not go above 1.45V on the core if you want your chip to last.
    All chips vary on what can be achieved with the Cooling system you have.
    You can try a CPU Ratio of 23 for 4.6GHz and 23.5 for 4.7GHz. Stability will then depend on temperatures and CPU temps should not go over 65-70C under load. You can use HWMonitor when stress testing.



    Thank you so much! I prolly won't go above 4.4 then but right now I have it at 1.35v at 4.4 stress tested for about 15 minutes on p95 temp never went above 35 and almost a 25% increase in fops for multiple heavy single and duo core games!


    If you have your system stable and can run P95 on small FFTs for 15mins then be happy with that. There is not much to gain chasing the extra 100-200MHz when gaming. I don't believe your temps never exceeded 35C using P95. That must be an error or your living in Norway.
  9. MeanMachine41 said:
    jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.



    Hey I would also like to know what other numbers to hit 4.5/4.6/4.7 along with the voltages if u don't mind


    It's not a matter of me just giving you numbers and Voltages and expecting the OC to work.
    Within the limits of your MB, I would not go above 1.45V on the core if you want your chip to last.
    All chips vary on what can be achieved with the Cooling system you have.
    You can try a CPU Ratio of 23 for 4.6GHz and 23.5 for 4.7GHz. Stability will then depend on temperatures and CPU temps should not go over 65-70C under load. You can use HWMonitor when stress testing.



    Thank you so much! I prolly won't go above 4.4 then but right now I have it at 1.35v at 4.4 stress tested for about 15 minutes on p95 temp never went above 35 and almost a 25% increase in fops for multiple heavy single and duo core games!


    If you have your system stable and can run P95 on small FFTs for 15mins then be happy with that. There is not much to gain chasing the extra 100-200MHz when gaming. I don't believe your temps never exceeded 35C using P95. That must be an error or your living in Norway.


    I just left the test on for three hours and I hit 45 avg was 42
  10. jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    jksquires5 said:
    MeanMachine41 said:
    Not the best MB for OCing unfortunately as the Bios is limited.

    Check your version of Bios first and update to latest M.4 and clear CMOS to default if already updated. You must establish stability at stock frequency by stress testing to establish a base line for your desired OC. And btw, Heat can be an issue at higher than 4.4GHz. It will be the VRMs on the MB that will overheat at any more than 1.45V on the Core.

    Enter Bios>Adjust CPU Ratio to 22 for a 4.4GHz OC.
    Cpu core voltage to 1.4V
    Turn OFF Turbo Core Technology.
    Enable XMP if your DIMMs support that.
    Disable Cool and Quiet.
    C1E Support disable.
    Leave the rest and stress test the system for stability and temperatures whilst under load.



    Hey I would also like to know what other numbers to hit 4.5/4.6/4.7 along with the voltages if u don't mind


    It's not a matter of me just giving you numbers and Voltages and expecting the OC to work.
    Within the limits of your MB, I would not go above 1.45V on the core if you want your chip to last.
    All chips vary on what can be achieved with the Cooling system you have.
    You can try a CPU Ratio of 23 for 4.6GHz and 23.5 for 4.7GHz. Stability will then depend on temperatures and CPU temps should not go over 65-70C under load. You can use HWMonitor when stress testing.



    Thank you so much! I prolly won't go above 4.4 then but right now I have it at 1.35v at 4.4 stress tested for about 15 minutes on p95 temp never went above 35 and almost a 25% increase in fops for multiple heavy single and duo core games!


    If you have your system stable and can run P95 on small FFTs for 15mins then be happy with that. There is not much to gain chasing the extra 100-200MHz when gaming. I don't believe your temps never exceeded 35C using P95. That must be an error or your living in Norway.


    I just left the test on for three hours and I hit 45 avg was 42


    That's amazing jksquires5, you must have a very good AIO cooling system and if that's correct you still have headroom.
    What frequency did you test at.? Don't run the stress test untended as P95 is an aggressive tester. I only use it for an initial 10min test.
    For a comparison download and run AIDA64 and test the CPU and FPU. Go to the Tools menu and choose the stress test. Take screen shots at the 10min mark showing temps and voltages and stop the test if temps reach 80C.
    Upload the results to IMIGUR as a file host then obtain the BBurl and link here for analysis. You can also use it to test your sub systems.
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