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So this is my first overclock and after a couple weeks of tweaking I finally setteled at 4.2ghz. Either the motherboard or the cpu can't really handle any more than that, although I do suspect it's the motherboard.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

You should do a little overclocking. But anyway, awesome build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm using Amd overdrive to oc, got up to 4.4 with the auto clock feature. I think it's a good start for now.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. Thanks for the response.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

My auto OC got 4.2 :'(

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Are your temps reading right? Ive read of some amd chips reading wrong, just saying your temps seem real low.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build you got tho!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm really happy with how it came out.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it has trouble reading temps accurately at the low end. I did some over clocking today and it raised idle temps on the cpu to about 22c

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you live? I have the same card and I Idle at 29c and load @ 63 max. Are you using EVGA Precision X 16 or any type of fan curve?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Arkansas so it can get pretty hot and humid here. I'm using a fan controller for all my fans but I just have them all running at 100%, 4 intake and 1 exhaust. The ambient air temp in the room it's in is ranges from about 68-72F

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning on building a 6350 build. What do you think of my parts list? Also, won't a 960 ftw basically perform the same as a 970 ftw for $100 less? How do you like the fan controller? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n6Q77P

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing about your build I would personally change is the OS, I hate windows 8. Other than that I'm really happy with the 970 and the fan controller. I had originally gotten a 960 for my build but it didn't preform the way I wanted it to, so I returned it and got the 970. The fan controller is more or less just for looks, I keep my fans running 100% on manual all the time.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, my name is marcelo, I'm from argentina. I have a fx 6350 and wanted to know how you go with the 970 in video games and use in general? some fps? performance? Thank you

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any recommendations for how to accurately check the cpu and mobo temps? All the different softwares I'm using all give me different results. After OC'ing bios temps are reading about 26c idle, which seems more likely than the 16-18c hardware monitor suggests.

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