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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:50 pm

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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:54 pm

After a couple of vid card reviews that I am working on, I will be moving onto the FX 6350. I will do some testing on the 6300 for comparative purposes. I will see what I can fit in.
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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:48 am

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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:08 pm

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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:26 pm

The FX 6350 is still a 125 watt cpu at the end of the day. Why compare that to a 8350. It's a hot cpu too! OP. Your much better off getting a 6300 @ 95w and overclock it. Less heat at higher clocks, and multitasks just fine. Secondly, its 20 dollars less than a 6350. Take that savings and invest in a 212 Evo.

Personally, I was going to go with a 8350, but its not worth it. Anything over 4.5g, you better jump on some water to cool that beast down. Then you better invest in a higher end motherboard with a better vrm, and heatsinks, to handle a power hungry 8350, if overclocking is your goal. At that cost, Intel is looking much better. An i5 and a mid-range board will serve you more justice. Power requirements would be much less.

The 6300 is a great cpu. I am using this with a 660 SC and can play most games on Ultra. It overclocks easy and stays cool. Add a 212 Evo and your set. Multitasking is great.Here are some prime testing screens below. I was using a 560Ti (1) gig at the time, and still played Far Cry 3 on Medium / Mostly High settings @ 60fps. That was just using the multiplier and bumping up the cpu core voltage. The cpu never went above 40C @ 4.4g on 1.35v prime testing 2 hours. Gaming around 32- 35C. Your much better off using the FSB to overclock. You will get better single core performance. I set up different profiles. My gaming profile is at 4.6g @ 1.4v.Temps never exceed 46 - 50C. Everyday profile is at 3.6g on 1.27v. AMD recommends not to exceed 62C on the cpu ,and 70C on the socket. I have headroom to push it more, but really no need. I plan on going Intel for my next gaming rig, but I will always run an AMD rig. The 6300 makes a great gaming cpu on a budget. Then use that savings for a better gpu.

1. Bios reads out socket temp.

2. AOD has (unless they changed it lately) always read a socket temp.

3. HWMonitor in the TMPINx's reads the socket temp.

4. HWMonitor in the "package" temp for the newer versions reads the core temp.

5.The program, " Core Temp" is very accurate on load. Idle temps not so much.

Suggest 70c ish socket temp and 60c ish "package" temps using HWMonitor.



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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:12 am

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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:04 pm

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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:05 pm

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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:53 pm

silentvoices wrote:
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clone wrote:I'm not centric to the FX 6350, the problem was I couldn't find a full review of either cpu, I suspect (could be wrong) that the TDP ratings for both cpu's were more a result of stock clock rates than the nature of the chip itself given they are almost identical.

with this in mind a 6300 or a 6350 will most likely be consuming similar amounts of power / generating similar amounts of heat when running above 4800mhz.

my focus was in comparing the FX 63xx series overclocked running to an FX 83xx to see how much the overall perf would suffer compared to the lower heat generation and easier cooling requirements.

I agree with FX 8350 it's the cooling needs that make it disappointing, power consumption matters little to me but keeping it cool / stable does and in this case the FX 63xx seems to be the porridge is just right blend.


I agree. The power savings is not going to huge difference with either cpu, but heat will make a difference. I take the point of view that you need to control that power consumption, and squeeze out performance. Your motherboard has alot of control in that regard. You'll notice the cheaper boards, below 100 dollars have a 4+2 power phase vs 8+2 power phase. Those boards will get hotter quicker, and there using cheaper parts. Any performance gains, and better control are lost. The 990 boards have better chipsets, heat sinks, vrm control, and cooling. The one exception I found is the the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 (around 100 dollars). The main advantage is a 8 +2 power phase, but the heat sinks are smaller and the vrm fluctuates using power saving features. To test this, you can see CPUz showing the voltage fluctuate like a multimeter that cant adjust. To correct that problem I run a everyday profile at a low constant voltage, and set load line control to extreme to compensate for v-droop. On better boards that's not a issue. You can have some power saving features on, using your overclock, so your voltage will cycle down on light loads. On the 970 I make a few profiles, and get the same results. Gigabyte makes some nice boards, even in the budget range. I have (3) of there 970' s. One took a dive because of the psu. I also ran a 965 oc @ 4g for 2 years 24/7 with no issues. If your going with 6300 you can get a decent board mid-range board for around 130 dollars. A 212 Evo can handle a 8350 with a decent mid-range board, but don't push it past 4.5g or heat will be an issue. Going from 4.5g and above, I would be using a Asus high end board.
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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:57 am

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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

Postposted on Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:56 am

Hiya clone,
I know you are a gigabyte fan like me. I just wanted to let you know that Gigabyte has released a version 3.0 of there 990FXA-UD7 Rev 3. Equipped with a high amperage 10 phase VRM system, 6 Physical PCI-E 16 slots and a lone PCi slot for older legacy stuff.
Looks to be equipped for the new 220watt fx 9000 series chips. It might be overkill for your project but if you plan on pushing a 6300 or 6350 to its absolute limit I would get it for sure :) Plus it looks awesome. All black with a wee bit of orange accents on the beefy heat pipe connected VRM and chipset cooling solutions.

Here are the linky dinks.
http://www.techpowerup.com/186340/gigab ... e-set.html

Unfortunately after 30 minutes of looking this is the only place i could find to purchase the new revision 3 of the motherboard was in the UK. sorry :(
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =MB-452-GI
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Re: full FX 6300 review including overclocking... anyone?

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