How to overclock AMD FX CPUs on Gigbayte UEFI motherboards in 1 hour

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How to overclock AMD FX CPUs on Gigbayte UEFI motherboards in 1 hour

hey guys build Zoid here and this will be a quick little video where well quick and ladle this will be a video where i’ll explain how to overclock FX CPUs on a gigabyte motherboard because there isn’t a video on youtube as of right now people still don’t know how to overclock FX CPUs with all the internet like guides floating around Google and I need more views so let’s get to this do please ignore my kitchen okay just ignore it it’s not there let’s take a look at the system I’ll be running so this is a fan text by HTC 14 P you know roughly the same power as an aqua and HD 14 I have it fan swapped for a 2.5 k rpm fan so it’s a little better than a Noctua and HD 14 at this point the cpu I’m running I’m running an FX 95 90 this basically just means I’m not gonna be able to overclock it very far because this is already a really really fast CPU it’s basically you know as over like clock wise it’s almost at the limit the motherboard into 990 FX gaming from gigabyte obviously it uses gigabytes latest UEFI UEFI bios for the m AMD platform as far as I’m aware that BIOS is a little bit behind what they have on the Intel side but if your motherboard basically is AUD 3 or AUD 3 P or any of the better boards from gigabyte the newer ones it should have a UEFI BIOS and you’ll know that you have a UEFI BIOS after you see what my BIOS looks like and you can just compare that if they look roughly the same you have a UEFI if you don’t have a similar-looking bios you don’t have a UEFI BIOS and this guide is mostly irrelevant for you as for wear stuff like options are located which kind of sucks so then that’s the motherboard rundown I’m using a v1000 power supply which you can’t see because I’m an idiot with the camera so that’s my view 1000 from coolermaster I have 4 gigs of RAM here too so 2 gig stakes at piece G scales 1600 megahertz C cl7 one point 6 volts they have an XMP profile so I’ll show you how to you know enable XMP on these motherboards now one thing to note with gigabyte motherboards don’t on am3+ don’t buy rot RAM that’s clocked at 2130 3 or 2400 it won’t work these motherboards are only expected to go up to two thousand and two thousand is not a native ratio so basically 1866 is where these things top out you can clock them manually further but it’s really really hard so I just you know recommend that if you’re watching a video targeted to beginners like this one don’t get high you know like more advanced like 2400 or 20 and 2133 Ram the graphics cards are GTX 570 and you know that that’s all you really need to know about it and I’m running the operating system of an SSD so I’ll move you down so you can see the screen and let’s get this thing booted up hopefully there we go focus damn it there we go of course it can work let’s get this start it up and overclocking on gigabytes new new motherboards is actually super simple so I just have the BIOS cleaned out so that it’s all stock settings press the del button to just get into the BIOS you should know how to do this at this point so first things first and I need to adjust a few camera settings so give me a moment nope that’s not helping there we go okay so you can kind of read these now you can sorta sorta maybe see the settings that I have on there see no there we go I really need a capture card there okay that’s about as good as it’ll get I think okay so let’s get to the actual overclocking you can use a mouse in the BIOS but I don’t recommend it first things first enable XMP if you have XMP enabled Ram so you can just do that from advanced memory settings that’s the third option on the MIT menu and profile one that’s all you have to do if your XMP profile works that’s everything you’ll have to do and you know that’s all you should do so let’s now save settings and reset and

the camera decided to go screw itself give me a second I just disable autofocus stupid camera there we go boom hopefully that don’t ruin the video okay so now you can see that right here it’s a sixteen hundred or well you can see that says sixteen hundred now and the CPU still have four point seven gigahertz so let’s get to the actual CPU side of things first voltages for normal and I’m just gonna do this like this isn’t a ninety five ninety so I’ll start you off with like baseline settings so you’d want to start at about one point three five volts four V core or one point three depending on what kind of cooling you have and this is just a good baseline starting point for any motherboard uh any cooling really because this is like basically stock settings and then you’re gonna go down to your last option which is load line calibration and you’re gonna set that to medium so that’s the third setting so what it starts at Auto then you press shift and then you use the plus button to adjust it so yeah you just go one that’s normal extreme medium there that’s the setting you need so that’s all now I’m configured then you go to your advanced frequency settings and this first time around you’re gonna have to disable a few few things so first of all there’s your turbo ratio disable that CPU unlock that’s for Phenom so you can ignore that cool and quiet disable so you want to disable just for stress testing purposes disable all the you know power savings features SVM that’s a virtualization technology if you use virtual machines you’d want to keep it enabled but if you don’t you can disable it and there’s no real issues CPU core control that’s how many cores your CPU has enabled don’t mess with it if you want all the cores that you have course e6 stay disabled and APM is another power management so disable that as well HPC mode will be disabled by default and that’s for basically data center style computing because the FX series is basically a stripped down server CPU so a good baseline to start off with would be 4 gigahertz so I’m just going to set it right down to 20 on the ratio for the CPU which you’ll see also changed here and now it’ll start up at 4 gigahertz 1.3 volts core voltage so I’ll just take it all the way to Windows now and show you that all the settings applied there we go that’s crashed because I couldn’t be bothered with letting it restart properly so this install of Windows is a little bit stripped down because I usually use it for benchmarking but it’ll work just need to wait for the mouse to wake up and there we go so for temperature monitoring on AMD CPUs I like to use core temp and of course you can’t see anything again let’s get the big blue box you should have given up on trying to use a tripod for this at this point but oh well it was worth trying there we go you can sorta zoom it out a bit there we go okay yeah now you can see my whole window screen even if it’s still really bad there yep that’s actually decent see ya okay that’ll work so I like to so for temperature monitoring I recommend using core temp down here you have your CPU temperature right now it’s reading 8 degrees which is wrong and this is a common bug on basically all temperature monitoring software for AMD CPUs idle it will read all kinds of random crap that isn’t the real temperature so basically as long as we’re not running under any load we have no idea what temperature the CPU is at once it gets you know once

it starts working or gets hotter it’ll start being more accurate you could also use aim the overdrive but for some reason I can’t get that thing to work and I can’t be bothered figuring out why it doesn’t want to work if you have a normal undestroyed like not messed up Windows install it should work right out of the box so I’m just gonna use Cinebench because it’ll show performance increases from overclocking the CPU also to make sure that you have your frequency and everything set up use CPU Z so here you can clearly see four gigahertz that’s your HT link right there that’s your FSB so that should be always at 200 don’t play with that there’s no reason to play with that multiplier so that’s 20 so 20 times 200 gives us 4 gigahertz here memory memory says 800 here and that’s because CPU Z takes the physical clock not the effective not the effective clock so because ddr3 stands for double data rate basically it means it transfers two bits of data it can transfer two bits of data per clock cycle so it’s called you know so 800 megahertz it’s actually doing 1600 takes of data so that’s why here it says 800 but the sticks are rated for ddr3 1600 so ddr3 1600 is 800 megahertz in reality so that’s that and of course the timings are 7 8 7 which is correct this core voltage readout right now it’s pretty accurate but just just ignore it for the most part because this thing is not actually accurate from 4 in most situations but we’ll have it on the side just to see I usually check my voltages with a digital multimeter but I do understand that for most people that’s not an option so just you know if you’re following this guide then I already told you to just set the LLC to medium and from there never set the core voltage above 1.5 5 volts and you will be safe so you don’t really need to care what voltage it’s actually running at you know as well still be safe if you were doing something more advanced then having proper voltage readings is useful but they’re kind of a paint get with software because software is a bit messy so let’s finally run Cinebench so yeah and as I said now the temperatures are starting to look somewhat more reasonable we got 28 degrees here and 28 there which is actually in line with what I expect for a cooler this ridiculously oversized especially with how much the CPU like how low-voltage the CPU is running and actually CPU Z seems to be doing a good job because that’s in line with my digital multimeter readings for right now so yeah as long as you have the LLC set to medium this is gonna be more or less accurate but if you set a higher LLC level it’ll be all over the place especially with extreme LLC core voltage read outs get really really really dodgy in software and the lower LLC settings are just well they drop a ton of voltage so I don’t recommend using them so just stick to medium medium is the best so we got a score six point eight five points Cinebench is not a stress test but it’s good for illustrating that it is at least somewhat stable and how much of an impact the overclock has had on CPU performance so now let’s restart the system and increase some settings so I’ll fir just always just increase one ratio at a time so from twenty to twenty point five and then you know up so that’s all I’m gonna increase right now Save Changes and exit and just boot and boot back into Windows right so as an alternative to Cinebench i’d recommend using well stability is very much largely in the eye of the beholder in a way sort of light so it’s like I’d consider anything that passes like six or seven runs of Cinebench in a row more or less stable but some people prefer to test with like 24 hours of prime95 or something I don’t think you need to go quite that insane with your stress testing the heaviest testing I usually

do is just a little bit of IDT which is short for Intel burn test which actually works really well on FX CPUs though it’s a bit of a mess on as well on other platforms so let’s close that and run sign bunch again hopefully we’ll see a decent score increase right out of the gate and maybe it’ll crash so let’s monitor temperatures again I don’t think it’ll actually get hot enough for the temperatures to matter oh and I should have checked with cpu-z what frequency well core temps actually correct so it’s like if core temp was giving weird frequency readings then you check with CPU Z but as long as it’s sort of in line with what you expect you can just go with core temp CPU Z is just that much better at like well it’s built specifically to read CPU frequency that’s the main purpose it was built for so it tends to like if there’s any kind of issue with reading frequency CPU Z will usually give you the correct readings unless you’re trying on purpose to fake readings in CPU Z which is doable but you know if you’re just doing daily overclocking I don’t know why you’d want to do that yeah so now we’ve gone right over 7:00 at this point and everything is still yeah 32 degrees maximum temperature so everything is nice and stable still and nice and cool you want to stop yes No so we’ll restart again and increase the multiplier and really just testing with Cinebench like this when you’re working your way up is actually completely acceptable for just quake stability testing because you obviously don’t want to test for say ten minutes every multiplier increase because you’d be sitting there all day and that’s a giant waste of your time so there now we’re at 4.2 gigahertz save an exiting so I actually tested this system and eventually it’ll show to hit about four point nine gigahertz I didn’t push it all the way to five because I sort of ran out a voltage I think I was using around 1.5 to five four four point nine gigahertz and still wasn’t quite stable so so yeah and I still haven’t told you what the safe temperature for FX CPUs is so let’s get a windows cooperate please I really need to start getting decent installs for videos there we go alright so safe temperatures for FX CPUs you just want to keep them under 70 degrees in core temp and as long as you’re under that you’re you’re fine like I’ve like I do all my basically all my temperature checking with core temp and I’ve never had an FX chip die on me yet so you know and I like thrash my CPUs so if I haven’t killed one then you’re not gonna kill one doing the same thing so yeah so core temps at 4.2 gigahertz everything’s nice and good there so let’s run Cinebench you do note that the maximum temperature is gonna well I expect it to climb up compared to last test so just increasing your CPU frequency will increase your power draw so yeah your temperatures will go up with just frequency alone so yeah last time it finished at 33 degrees and now it’s at 33 well 32 last time and now it’s at 33 so that’s normal there we go seven point two eight points so everything is still fine performance is going up if you see a big dip in signage Cinebench scores it usually means that you’re unstable also if increasing core voltage helps your Cinnabon score significantly that also means you’re unstable not stable

enough not unstable enough to crash quite yet but unstable nonetheless really if you use something like Intel burn test to stress tests without you won’t see the that kind of behavior so yeah so let’s just keep increasing frequency all right there we go you know what I’m gonna speed this up a little let’s go to 200 megahertz at a time so that you’re not sitting here all day this is already 20 minutes long though I do recommend everybody watch my video sped up slightly because I don’t try I try not to talk so fast that you couldn’t watch it sped up hopefully it’ll crash now because I could just skip to the point where it crashes and yeah pack up there we go let’s just get this open up again there well I was hoping it would crash at this point but it’s still stable no right no okay no it’s fine so yeah temperatures are up again 34 degrees this time so you’re more or less get a degree per hundred megahertz and that’s with this cooler I’m surprised this still works well yep you can see again score increased nicely so let’s keep pushing it just restart and keep going up so next up is 4.6 gigahertz kind of because I’m gonna speed up and do it 200 megahertz steps at a time if you have like really overkill cooling you can just sort of copy what I’m doing here where you skip steps right you know delete damn it I let it get to Windows give me a second go okay so back to the frequency settings and pull them up to 4.6 this probably won’t work at this point so let’s see yep so now oh wait it’s still still booting I’m not surprising how well ever I’ll just boot it manually and it looks like it crashed finally I thought I wouldn’t get a crash on this thing oh no no it survived damn it okay but at this point it should be really really unstable so yep something’s wrong so apparently half the like you can see here that several of the cores aren’t even running at full speed and let’s see if they pass in a bunch I think it’s gonna crash just straight-up crash but yeah at this point it’s obviously not working properly because it’s not fully stable which isn’t surprising I didn’t think it would do four point six on one point three volts so let’s try run this

really slow while that’s surprising I’ll ask were times being weird see I’ll try open it up again no those frequencies are definitely down well we’ll we’ll know from the score if there’s something weird going on but you know this is already you know that already says there’s a problem somewhere so by the time this finish is if the score is lower than it was before then yeah it just confirms that there’s something wrong and we’ll probably have to go into the BIOS and raise core voltage so this is actually unique to gigabyte motherboards I’ve never seen another motherboard do this or they would boot up and have the like your cores would just all slow the hell down but that’s interesting yep as you can see the score is atrociously low so those frequencies are indeed completely like yeah everything is broken so let’s go back into the BIOS and try fix things no thanks and oops I just slightly shot down I’m gonna have to reach for it there we go so yeah I believe that’s just gonna be a case so give it more voltage now and it’ll come right back I thought it would honestly just crash on boot-up which would have been what most motherboards do but this is a gigabyte so it didn’t so let’s just go to advanced voltage settings and give it 1.35 voltage increments usually you should go by 25 millivolts but I’ll be doing that once we’re sort of at the limits of this cooling system I’m slowly sliding the camera okay wake the hell up windows there we go on see what core temp tells us and yep now our frequencies are back in check so whatever instability there was is now gone though that does not mean the system is fully stable yeah it just means it you know it’s running at the right frequencies so now let’s see if it’ll pass in a bunch and it just crashed so you know move trying to move the mouse not moving the mouse systems bad so what do we do we just press the reset button and go into the BIOS and give it more voltage it really is that simple there’s nothing more to it so tried 1.35 before so let’s try one point for now the maximum voltage you would really want to give an fx CPU is one point five five volts but one point five five volts is nightmarishly hard to cool like really really hard to cool like even this heatsink that I’m running comp proper well I haven’t actually tested if it’ll deal with it but I suspect it won’t like I have an FX 6350 in another system and it couldn’t deal with it so though I think the mount on that was dodgy so I don’t know another thing the maximum core voltage that you can feed your system also is going to be a bit tied to the quality of

motherboard you have if you have a really crappy motherboard don’t don’t give it 1.5 volts well don’t go over one point four volts really like one point four two is safe for most AMD motherboards there’s some other boards that like come with there own internal protection systems there’s a lot of them that don’t and those will just catch fire if you give them too much voltage so yeah you want to be careful with those if you’re unsure about a motherboard you know just just ask on some forums somewhere if it’s adequate enough usually people will be able to help you you can even drop a comment down below this video and you know I’ll answer any questions like I went and tested some really dodgy motherboards specifically to see what kind of like what what they can handle so so yeah if you think your motherboard is bad and well if you youth if your motherboard is relatively cheap by AMD by a m– three-plus standards it’s probably pretty bad so ask just in case or just google it on the just google a google if anybody’s had vrm issues with it or something cuz you really really don’t want to burn up your motherboard with too much voltage and this is only really a risk if you have a really bad motherboard and a really good cooler because usually your CPU cooling should stop you first so yeah now the score is all fine system didn’t crash everything is happy forty four three degrees on the cpu so that’s still safe more no need and I was hoping this video would be quick and now it’s 31 minutes long yeah but for gigabyte if you have the this gaming motherboard then you know you’re safe up to 1.5 5 volts if you have a UD 3 which is basically this with a few less features 1.5 5 volts is safe unless you have the old revisions there is a few revisions of the UD three which were really really bad I guess so 4.7 getting hurts the UD 3p I wouldn’t push it above one point 4 or 5 volts and the well the ga there’s the 78 LMT but that thing isn’t relevant to this video because it doesn’t even use the same bios and it won’t even let you give it too much voltage I had that well I have that board I tried it that board is actually pretty idiot-proof which is surprising though it’s a really really bad board at least it won’t let you burn it ok so when the mouse is happy there we go open court time for run and that just crashed again which is nice so again go straight to the BIOS and give it more voltage and you’ll basically be giving it more voltage until you either run out of more voltage which is you know if you hit one point five five volts don’t give it more or you hit 70 degrees in core temp when you run whatever stress test you choose so I’ll just give it one point four five and there we go open up core temp again open up Cinebench and let’s run it

yeah okay now the cooler starting to kick in you can’t hear it but I can so yeah so 46 degrees 47 still climbing I think it’ll hit around 50 ish you there we go that finished now it’s scoring over eight points so yeah would you like to see the benchmark score no thanks and restart so we’re sort of getting into the last stretch of available frequency on this CPU it’s not going to go much further than this so this next one’s going to be for sure unstable yep I wonder if this one will even boot oh yeah it’ll boot so in case for whatever reason your motherboard stops booting I’ll actually show you that after after I’m done with the overclocking so yeah if you have any questions you can drop in them you know down in the comments under the video I’ll be happy to reply to them I have way too much free time there we go expecting a quick crash here cuz yep so everything is now at 4.8 gigahertz as claimed by core temp let’s run this and it should be Mouse is moving moving and there it just crashed so reset and go back to the BIOS and give it more voltage and I am taking very liberal jumps with the voltage so if you have worse cooling you know take it slower so that you don’t hit the cooling limits so quickly but I don’t really have a limit here I should have probably done this with a hyper 212 Evo which I do have but you know I prefer the install for this go back in Windows give me a second come on there we go core temp let’s check that voltage with cpu-z I wonder if it’ll still be accurate yeah 1.5 right now which is actually correct and go let’s run this pull it to the side yep that’s actually basically in line with my digital multimeter I’m surprised this is usually super inaccurate oh well but still only rely on this as long as you’re using the medium LLC because extreme LLC I’ve tested and it’s not consistent in the slightest so yeah so now we’re hitting around 53 degrees it’s all well and good 54 and there we go so score still increased everything’s still stable so now we’re at 4.8 gigahertz so this is actually a really good overclock for most FX CPUs

most FX chips should hit 4.8 between 1.45 and 1.5 volts if you have a really good CPU you can hit it on less than 1.45 this is about average to slightly well this is about average but then again I’m not running minimized voltages and this chip is slightly above average so just a little bit though it’s not very significant how much better it’ll go okay so this should be the end of where I can push the system to see if this thing’s and resets still booting you know what I’ll show you what it what to do when you can’t get the system to boo later well basically after this run of Cinebench because this will crash then I’ll say raise the voltage then that’ll work but I won’t have any more voltage left so actually I can show you one last little trick so let’s open up Cinebench boom this will crash almost immediately go three two one and there we go I didn’t even get to one and he crashed so let’s restart it give it more voltage and a little more or less be the end of the overclocking part of the video and then I’ll show you the like you know the one major issue you might run into so advanced voltage and I’ll just give it straight 1.55 at this point and that’ll be the that’s the end basically so I can’t go above this voltage anything above this voltage is gonna be unsafe for the CPU and basically that means it’s not gonna you know up and die instantly it’s not gonna explode catch fire or whatever basically if you run your CPU above 1.5 5 volts for extended periods of time the CPU will basically get unstable and you’ll need to give it more voltage for the same frequency so you know if you need 1 point 6 volts for 5 gigahertz in 3 months you might need 1 point 6 2 volts for 5 gigahertz and then in 3 months after that you might need one point 6 6 volts for 5 gigahertz and you know you’ll you’ll steadily be raising the voltage up and up and up and up and up and eventually it will just die it’s not instantaneous but eventually you will get the CPU to die so yeah going above 1.5 5 volts is not advisable for a lot of motherboards and for a lot of cooling systems 1.5 5 volts is completely unreasonable because you can’t cool or the motherboard can’t deal with it it can’t provide it it’ll damage the motherboard so yeah but if you have a 990 FX board you can probably you can usually run in 1.55 certainly if you have either the ud3 revision for revision 5 or this bundle board right here the 990 FX – gaming you can run 1.5 5 volts assuming you have enough cooling now let’s save and exit and get into Windows and finally like see the ending and end temperatures there you go there we go so the mouse is alive now close that let’s see the final temperatures I think at this point it should well it might just get over 60 so let’s run this and yeah it’s 57 58 the heat sinks really starting to work now 59 yeah so if I was running something heavier than Cinebench at this point it

wouldn’t it wouldn’t be able to keep up so if you were running a proper stress test given yeah this cooler isn’t enough for 1.5 5 volts and yep it crashed so it can’t even do this then even with 1.5 5 volts it can’t do 4 point 9 gigahertz so basically you would back it back down to the last combination that worked and the last combination that worked was 1.5 volts at 4.8 gigahertz so that would be your stable overclock you could try to push it a little bit farther further by which I mean you could pull it down to that and then give yourself a small boost like this so just add 2 megahertz to your V CLK clock control or FSB that this name is gonna change based on the motherboard so yeah just add 2 megahertz to that that’ll give you about half a gigahertz on no that’ll give you about 50 megahertz on your CPU frequency and you know it’ll increase your RAM ratio but by 1/10 of the current speed so because you written well no not even a tenth of 1% yeah it basically gives you a small little boost and this should be stable at 4.9 two guards didn’t work and this will be just about the maximum overclock you can push this is like the absolute maximum you can do there and it’s booting but really if you’re having any trouble with getting stable at like the with the two extra megahertz on the frontside bus or the FSB just just give up on it it’s really not worth it it’s literally just fifty megahertz on top so you’ll you’ll actually see the score difference after this finally works we go it’s literally 1% more performance than 4.8 gigahertz so err and I’ll just open up core temp just so you see the temperatures and there we go so before it was like 8.2 something and now it’s at 8.33 so really not that big an increase in in performance but you know it’s still relatively stable relatively cool so if you if you want the absolute limit you can give it you know one or two megahertz extra FSB and that’ll give you the absolute maximum that you can get I just want to quit this at this point yes so yeah and because of the increase in FSB you’ll also see 808 on the memory so that’s that so that’s basically how to successfully overclock you know an FX system well an FX cpu on a gigabyte motherboard now I’ll show you the one thing that like didn’t come up in this video just through the normal process say your hand slips right you’re you’re like tired or whatever you go into your advanced frequency settings and this is back on auto and you just go like oops that’s not gonna you know so now it’s gonna try boot up with 6.4 gigahertz what’s gonna happen well it’s not gonna explode so you don’t have to worry about that point you right at the system over there it’s a bit dark because of the camera settings so here’s proof that I’m not actually changed anything in the background you can see no explosions well it’s off right now now it’s gonna try to boot and still no explosions but it’s not gonna boot up for a bit gigabytes motherboards do have this motherboard has dual BIOS I think the

ud3 as well as dual BIOS and basically if you let the motherboard just deal with itself for a bit it should boot right up if you don’t have patience yep see so there we go it booted right up and it’s not gonna boot 6.4 gigahertz it’s gonna give you this boot failure detected message where the system has blah blah blah whatever this will happen if you have bad Ram settings bad whatever settings so then you’re gonna go load optimize defaults then reboot or load optimise defaults then boot or this will this will throw you to Windows this will restart the system this will let you enter the bios if you choose to enter the bios you will notice that it kept your settings for everything so your profile is still saved this is still saved and you can go and fix your stupid mistake there we go and it’s stable again no problems right so slip of the hand on that no issue if your hand slips on the voltage that’s a bit more of an issue but that’s not gonna be a good day so I recommend you double check your voltage numbers because if your hand slips and you put in this well that’s pretty much a one-way ticket to the grave for your CPU and I’m not gonna demonstrate that because I like this FX 95 90 I’d like to keep it alive for as long as possible so that’s that that’s all you need to know about it assuming your motherboard doesn’t manage to recover which I can’t imagine what you’d have to do to get it to not recover gigabyte motherboards are really really good at recovering themselves from a user error so yeah let’s just reset this and I’ll show you how to recover the motherboard if you’ve really screwed up like screwed up so hard that the motherboard can’t deal with how bad you are at overclocking so let’s see get you a little bit more light there so yeah systems booting right up right now I’m just gonna tell it to shut down that’s now turned off so we need to wipe the BIOS write whatever settings you put in just won’t boot at all it can’t even fix itself because you’re just that good at breaking things well there is a fail-safe well mostly fail-safe way to fix BIOS boot up issues pull out your graphics card while I didn’t even have to pull out the graphics card for this one but some other boards you’ll need to pull out the graphics card depends really on your motherboard you want to locate this round thing that’s your CMOS battery that’s the battery that keeps your BIOS settings this thing keeps your BIOS settings alive you know because the the memory like the memory technology used for BIOS is is just that ancient it needs to be battery back because it’s not just regular flash so you just pull this out keep it pulled out for a couple seconds like 10 20 30 you can also power off your power supply just to make sure wait for a bit eventually this led on the usually just waiting for the LED to go out on the or board will be fine if you don’t have an LED just wait for like 30 seconds or 20 seconds I’m not even gonna let it go out because that’s going to take forever at this rate so we’re just gonna put it back right in yeah so it discharged at this point power it back up and now it’ll start with a blank piles yeah so that’ll start right up with no settings saved and I will show you that all the settings are gone as soon as it decides to load up so let’s get that dark again oops I forgot to put in the graphics card I am a idiot aren’t I well that’s what I get for making videos at 1:00 in the frickin Warren well nope it’s 2 at this point isn’t it I am very smart there so now that there’s a graphics card in the system it’ll boot up with a wiped piles oh crap I forgot to plug in the okay so now the graphics cards actually properly seated in the PCIe slot and actually has power cables now it’ll boot up yeah that’s a lot more like it isn’t it and I’m still waiting for them monitor to go green there we go see boots right bye up now the BIOS will be wiped out so yeah so it’ll even send you straight to Windows because the BIOS is wiped out

brash the del button like a crazy person I’ll delete key and it’s the BIOS seriously it’s gonna be problematic now okay well no matter I can just reset it there we go yeah wait it’s okay well I didn’t remove the battery for long enough cuz all I stet settings are still there that’s that’s not good is it I’m pretty sure I said I wanted to wipe the bios out but that just failed hmm now considering I haven’t had a situation where I couldn’t get this motherboard to recover yet I don’t think if like I don’t want to say it’s worrying thing but yeah if you really really really want to wipe the BIOS you’ll pull the battery out and just let it sit for ages you know just let the sit like if you if you have the time you can let it sit overnight and at that point it should most certainly be wiped out I have no idea why this didn’t work the first time but yeah so let’s quickly recap before you finish up this video all the settings you need advance frequency settings extreme memory profile you know you either have an XMP profile or you don’t so if you have one enable it if you don’t have one don’t worry about this setting advanced CPU core fee you will want to I’m just gonna load the optimized defaults advanced frequency settings again advanced for CPU core fridge features so you’ll want to disable this you’ll want to disable that disable this disable that as well unless you’re running virtual machines this is for virtual machines disable it if you don’t want to run any virtual machines you can disable this as well that’s just more power savings and disable that that’s power management software and you know say well all that ignore this and here you can set your CPU core clock that’s what you’re going to use to set it though you’ll never have to see it in that menu because you can use it from here so yeah whatever CPU core clock you want to set you can set it from this menu here for voltages you only have to worry about core voltage don’t go over 1.5 v that’s the maximum limit and start at 1.3 at 4 gigahertz 1.3 at 4 gigahertz is you know what most FX CPUs should be able to do if you want to start a little bit higher with your voltage you can start at 1.35 your load line calibration this last setting you will set it to medium why because extreme is extreme and useless normal is useless and low is useless standard is also useless just use medium I’ve tested all the other ones they’re not worth running for any reason at all just use medium medium is all you’ll ever need medium is the best medium is life medium is love so that’s that there’s really not much else to it you know enable your XMP set up your LLC setting and then raise the ratio and raise the core voltage until you don’t have enough cooling thank you for watching and I’ll just turn this off without saving the settings I don’t really care about them so yeah thanks for watching the video if you still have questions about literally anything overclocking related then you know ask in the comments down below if you liked the video thumbs up button if you dislike the video dislike the well you know there’s a thumbs down button I guess what else right uh there will be a review of this motherboard up on the blog sometime soon I still need to do photos and yeah like share subscribe and oh yeah and one last thing if you want me to cover other motherboards or just do more content of any kind you can think of you can you know there you can donate through a button on the blog I’m gonna fit in this

video just under an hour long thank you for watching and good bye