Processor makers have eased overclocking for computer fans and manufacturers. Overclocking the AMD FX 8350 processor is no longer a “fun thing to do.” The days of playing with FSB (front-end bus) for the random speed increase. Which can lead to affecting RAM synchronization, chipset synchronization, etc.
To overclock an AMD FX 8350 processor requires increasing the multiplier. And it requires evaluating CPU performance. Both AMD FX 8350 and Intel have K (Intel) and Black (AMD) editions for overclocking purposes. Almost all AMD processors sold today are unlocked. Although Intel often charges higher prices for unlocked processors. But, if you are already planning to buy an Intel processor, it is usually best to use an unlocked model.
I’ll go over my “best practices” for overclocking and stress testing the AMD FX 8350 here. This article will be the antithesis of stress testing. Based on my experience and trial-and-error. I hope this article will give you a solid starting point.
Voltage And Temperature
Let’s talk about tension before we begin. Before overloading, working with multipliers, or building CPUs, know these concepts.
Set the processor’s temperature and voltage. Intel Ark provides complete information about each Intel processor. AMD’s product page explains how to overclock FX 8350 processors.
AMD product pages sometimes do not have information about specific models. Because CPU-World is a trusted source of processor knowledge. Cross-referencing CPU specifications is also a brilliant idea.
Avoid Motherboard BIOS Or Software Auto-Overclocking Feature
Automatic overclocking seems excellent on paper. It’s possible to damage the processor if you’re not careful when using these chargers.
Even at low temperatures, extreme voltages can damage or destroy a processor. The experiments with Sandy Bridge show that Voltage is a silent killer. So it’s essential not to use it too much.
Take a look at the AMD FX 8350. This is what CPU World has to say about the voltage of AMD’s FX 8350, which is:
- Stock voltage: – 1.35-1.37v @ 4.0 GHz
- Turbo Mode 1 – 1.4 V @ 4.1 GHz
- Turbo Module # 2 – 1.425v @ 4.2Ghz
In other words, if I overclock the AMD FX 8350, I won’t go above 1.42V Vcore. This is the maximum voltage I would use for overclocking if I had a water cooler. As this overvoltage can reduce the processor’s life.
Overclocking With Low Voltage
Overclocking should use the lowest voltage and highest stable clock speed. The AMD FX 8320’s low voltage spell shows how to reduce the voltage to increase and shorten the chip’s life.
At 1.39-1.44 volts, an AMD FX 8350 should run at 4.4-4.5 GHz. In the chip’s stated voltage range, this is a suitable 500 MHz overclock. A “silicone lottery” exists because not all chips are equal. Some are larger and more stable at Mhz, while others only remain stable at lower Mhz.
Overclocking an Intel processor follows the same formula. Intel Ark and CPU-World are good resources for processor power and voltage. Then keep Vcore in that range.
VDROOP – Difference Between Idle and Load Voltage
Finally, many motherboards include an MMC option for Vcore / Voltage. Some overclockers swear by this, but I avoid it. Intel coined the term VDROOP for the modern VDROOP CPU function. VDROOP reduces Vcore CPU when the processor and motherboard are under heavy load.
Overclocking AMD FX 8350 can cause stability issues, but that’s because of the way it’s built. By limiting VDROOP to heavy loads, LLC hopes to compensate. When working with an LLC, I am extremely cautious. Reducing clock frequency and gaining stability is preferable to using LLC. You should not change MMC settings to overclock AMD FX 8350. Because only overclockers understand processor voltage risks. VDROOP is intentional, so you should leave.
Lighter in weight, as with temperature. The processor’s maximum rated temperature must never be exceeded.
The average temperature for AMD processors is 61 degrees Celsius. In contrast, the average temperature for Intel processors is 72 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are listed on Intel Ark, AMD Product Pages, and CPU-World. And don’t overdo it. Operating the processor at the most temperature set for the chip may damage the chip. So make sure there is enough cooling.
Overclocking AMD FX 8350
Overclocking AMD FX 8350 is an easy process. Once the voltage and temperature limits are understood.
Replacing An Unlocked Processor
To replace an unlocked processor, follow these steps:
- Enter the BIOS and set the Multiplier to the desired value.
- Download the computer to Windows
- If Windows loads, restart your computer in the BIOS.
- Reduce Vcore CPU in one step.
- Try reinstalling Windows again after a restart of your computer.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 in the previous step if Windows has started up.
- Finally, the system will be a BSOD or may not run Windows. At this point, you have reached a low voltage level.
- Return to BIOS and increase Vcore CPU by 1 Growth.
- A half-volt overclock with undervotes can be found by downloading Windows.
It’s time for you to take the stability test.
Note: During the stability test, you may notice that your computer is loaded with Windows. And then crashes during the stability test. Go into your BIOS and increase your Vcore CPU by one step if this happens to you. Keep the maximum Vcore specified in the chip’s specifications to a bare minimum.
Stress Testing and Stability Testing
This is where I’m at odds with the majority of people. Test your system for a stress/stability test. Overclockers recommend Prime95, Intel Burn Test, or LinX Stress Testing Tool. For some reason, I do not agree with this concept for an average PC player.
Prime95, Intel Burn Test, and LinX only work to overheat the processor. I’ve seen games crash in seconds with a stable CPU. Like Intel’s Burn Test Stable and a stable GPU like Prime95 Stable. Also, there is a circular reason to determine how long the program will last. How did they conclude that 48-72 hours was the ideal time frame? A failure to crash in 72 hours doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t crash in 73 hours. Prime95 should always be running in the background to prevent crashes.
The system will crash if overclocking AMD FX 8350 is unstable for an ordinary player. In nine out of ten situations in the first few minutes.
This approach is not “my stability/stress test.” It was adequate for me. So how should a typical player test for stress and stability? Simple!
- Install Asus Realbench
- Check your temperature by downloading CPUID Hardware
- Check Core Temp, Open Hardware Monitor, or HWINfo.
- Perform five iterations of the Asus Realbench Benchmark (not the stress test)
- Observe the temperature when using an actual bench. And make sure that the temperature does not exceed the safest temperature.
- If you have completed all five Real Benchmark jobs without any problems or accidents. Make sure that the temperature is monitored as you increase your Vcore CPU in BIOS by one step.
- Download Cinebench and test the CPU using it.
- If there are no problems or crashes while testing the Cinebench processor, it is ready. Go back to step 5, make sure you haven’t exceeded the maximum CPU voltage or frequency, and then try again.
- Play around with the temperature controls in some of your favorite games for a while. If you haven’t had an accident and the acceptable temperature, you’re done. Check your improved performance.
The stability of your Overclock is often 99% if you can run 5 Real Bench runs.
- I’ve never had a problem with Real Bench Stable OC. Prime95 is a more artificial test than Real Bench. Which allows you to run a larger number of tests on your processor. Unlike other tests that overheat the CPU, this one only tests one subset. Real Bench will also test several serious tasks, display movies, and code. And run other programs to ensure that CPU OC is stable when using the GPU for demonstrations.