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Problems Overclocking AMD FX-8350 to 4.8 GHz

Hi! Recently I've been trying to overclock my AMD FX-8350 to 4.8 GHz and have had no luck with it. I used to think it was because it didn't have enough power to it, but i recently got a 650W power supply to see if that helped. But it seems to help a little bit, as it lasts longer that 10 minutes while I am gaming; but it still crashes my PC. The hottest it gets is around 70 C and rarely gets higher than that, right now I have it at 4.6 GHz but I'd rather have it running at full capacity. I would completely blame it on how hot it gets, but I tested this by turning off "Motherboard Over-Temperature Protection" and my PC still crashed while testing it in OverWatch. I have also been overclocking my GPU and I have set the power target to 110% just in case not enough juice has been going to it, so maybe that may be a problem as well.

Here are my PC Specs just to see if it is a compatibility issue:
Asrock 970M Pro3 Micro ATX
AMD FX-8350
Cooler Master Hyper T2
HyperX Fury 8GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC
-Overclock Specs
Power Target: 110%
GPU Clock Offset: +62
Memory Clock Offset:+625
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  1. I wouldn't be OC on that board at all.
  2. They have this warning on their site for 125w CPU's
    * For cooling the CPU and its surrounding components, please install a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design.


    Horrible board to OC on , not recommended.
  3. Best answer
    Yep that board is luck to run that CPU at stock speeds without overheating the vrms at 4.8 it'd be surprising if it didn't actually make performance worse than running at 3.0
  4. That motherboard is not made for high OC in mind.It doesnt have enough power phases and they are probably not quality enough to keep that level of OC stable.
    Also Hyper T2 is also on lower end cooling solution so you will be limited with temps.
    PSU can also play big roll in overclocking if you dont have a quality one. 650W means nothing if PSU is rated for office use and use low quality parts that cant provide stable power at higher loads.
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