Overclock AMD FX 4300 Quad Core 3.8 Ghz

I want someone to help test what would be perfect for my processor.
Specs:
RAM: 8 GB DDR3
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB Single Fan
CPU: Obviously AMD FX 4300 Quad Core 3.8 Ghz
Motherboard: GA-78LMT-S2 (Gigabyte Technology)
Stock Fan
Tell me what else I need if missing info
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  1. CPU cooler? You don't want to oc with the stock one or you'll probably just overheat and actually perform worse under load
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  2. Supahos said:
    CPU cooler? You don't want to oc with the stock one or you'll probably just overheat and actually perform worse under load
    Stock (I've seen Youtubers upgrade to 4.8 Ghz with stock
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  3. Twinkleroot said:
    Supahos said:
    CPU cooler? You don't want to oc with the stock one or you'll probably just overheat and actually perform worse under load
    Stock (I've seen Youtubers upgrade to 4.8 Ghz with stock




    Not trustworthy I'd say. The FX-4300 stock cooler is pretty crappy without an overclock already. Overclocking is slightly out of league for that little bugger.

    Buying/Using an aftermarket cooler is kind of an unwritten law in the world of overclocking. You should get something decent while you're at it, too, so you can take that cooler to your next platform.
    Reply to ZRace
  4. Yep. Unless it's the newer Wraith cooler that AMD provides, you really can't expect to overclock on the "stock" cooler -- & even then, there's no what that a Wraith cooler can manage to get those CPUs up to 4.8GHz (unless maybe you keep it in a sub-zero freezer 24/7).
    Reply to spdragoo
  5. That is the Wraith cooler on a 8 core FX CPU .

    Given that your CPU is a 4 core FX Vishera (like mine in sig.), these release considerably less heat. That being said, you should not set voltage higher than 1.42500V on the stock cooler.

    I suggest you set voltage to 1.40000V and work from there. At this voltage you may achieve 4.2-4.5 GHz depending on luck. My FX 4350 gotten 4.4 GHz then when I had the stock cooler.

    Do monitor your CPU temps to make sure it stays below 61.1°C.

    Good luck overclocking! :)
    Reply to kgt1182
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