Need OC help fx8150
Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:10 PM
My specs are (1) GTX 460v2, 12gb ram G skill 1333mhz , 600w rosewill, AMD fx-8150 (awesome cpu and what im trying to overclock), and the Antec Kuhler 620 h2o
Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:03 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:23 PM
also, do you know if i can combine two different rams together? I have 4x3 ram(12gb) from g skill, if i bought an 8gb stick from g skill (all ripjaws) will it work and say 20gb?
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:32 PM
Overclocking an FX-8150 requires a hefty amount of power. I'm not kidding when I say you can see 400 watts going to just the CPU. Depending on which Rosewill 600w PSU you have, you may be okay or you may be skirting danger when you overclock.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:39 PM
What is dual channel mode? [RAM]--->http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231313
This is my PSU-->http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182032, Is it enough or am i skirting danger?
400w is alot?
Edited by Pteroduck, 14 April 2012 - 08:39 PM.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:53 PM
Dual channel mode is enabled whenever you have the same amount of RAM in both channels (IE: four 4 GB sticks, or one 1 GB stick and one 2 GB stick in each channel (for a total of 6 GB)). If you mix densities it won't run dual channel. It's not a huge difference performance-wise, but I'd get a fourth 4 GB stick just to keep things consistent.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:51 PM
oh ok so just keep it constant? 16gb and 20 gb, any noticable difference?
speaking of constant, how can i keep my cpu after i overclocked it running at OC speed constantly, meaning all 8 cores run OC speed, without any cores missing or dipping?
Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:46 PM
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:17 AM
Here's how i like to explain dual channel memory to my friends: Imagine that instead of 4GB of ram you have 4 liters of water. Single channel mode means you have it in one 4L bottle while dual channel mode means you have it in 2 2L bottles. All these bottles have the same bottleneck size so when you want to get water out you will be able to do so faster through 2 bottlenecks (dual channel) rather than 1 (single channel) and same goes for getting water in. Basically you should have higher bandwidth but as I explained to you in another post (you sure started a lot of these in a lot of places ) DDR3 has quite the large bandwidth anyway and will never really be able to use all of it even in Single Channel mode. Someone correct me if I'm wrong
Edited by Rofltroll, 15 April 2012 - 12:18 AM.
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RAM: OCZ Gold 2x2GB @ 1440 CL7 1.65v.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:53 AM
Oh ok, so it's good either way?
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:37 PM
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:21 PM