How To Overclock Fx 8320

On average, an FX-based CPU will overclock by at least 800 MHz above the default 3.5Hz frequency of an FX 8320 CPU.

With a good water cooling setup on the CPU or a large air-cooling setup on the CPU and a good quality motherboard, you can expect up to 1GHz over the FX 8320 CPU’s stock speed or frequency.

Key Factors Are:

The first is it all depends on your motherboard. In most cases, a cheap motherboard’s chipset limits how much you can overclock your FX 8320 CPU. You can overclock your FX CPU with an AMD 970 or 990FX chipset motherboard. The 990FX outperforms the 970.

The second factor is the CPU cooler. With the stock AMD CPU cooler that comes with the AMD FX 8320 CPU, you will see a very low overclock, and the CPU temperature will be high when you overclock.

The third thing that makes a good overclock is how well you can change voltages related to the voltage of the cores of the CPU. And 

The fourth is a well-known power supply with a high wattage output of 650W.

How To Overclock Fx 8320
How To Overclock Fx 8320

How To Overclock Fx 8320

  • So while the FX 8320’s base stock clock speed is 3.5 GHz, the AMD auto overclocking or core boost feature allows the CPU to reach 4 GHz speeds when subjected to heavy workloads.
  • The multiplier for the CPU is proportional to the FSB speed. All FX-based CPUs come with a default clock speed of 200 MHz
  • When you figure out speed, the FSB speed times the multiplier value of the CPU set.
  • FX 8320: 200 x 17.5 = 3500Mhz (3.5 GHz) for the stock speed.
  • The answer is 4000 MHz or 4.0 GHz.
  • At that point, you should notice an increase in the CPU’s core voltage.
  • The more quickly you ask a CPU to work, the more voltage it needs to stay stable.
  • Because when you set the CPU multiplier to 200 x 22 = 4400 MHz, or 4.4Ghz, that’s what it gets.
  • When I tried to stress test the CPU with cpuz, the CPU fell over.
  • In the bios, you had to change the setting for the core voltage of the CPU to 200 X 22.
  • The CPU core voltage should have been set between 1.39 and 1.4 volts.
  • Then, verify the CPU’s stability by running a cpuz stress test cratftierspace, keeping an eye on the CPU’s temperature as it runs.
  • To keep the CPU at about 60C to 64C, you should try.
  • Then, when you are stress testing.
  • If it does, and the CPU is stable and doesn’t crash, and the temperature looks good, then it’s good.
  • Then, you go back into the bios and raise the CPU multiplier by half a value. Example 200 MHz x 22.5 = 4500Mhz, or 4.5 GHz. At 1.4v or 1.45v, that’s 4500 MHz
  • Then, try again.
  • It should be done in small steps, like 0.250Mv to 0.500Mv.
  • Ensure your CPU has a good air cooler or a water loop to avoid this.
  • In general, don’t put more than 1.55 volts on the core of the FX CPU.
  • For an FX 8320 CPU, the average overclock is at least 800 MHz above the CPU speed set when it came out.
  • As long as you have a good water cooling system or a big air cooler on your FX 8320 CPU and a good motherboard, you can get up to 1 GHz over the stock speed or frequency.
  • It will happen when you get to 1.45v. The temperature of your CPU will rise very quickly.
  • People should keep an eye on the CPU temps. cratftierspace is fine.
  • The more the CPU frequency is set, the more voltage is needed to raise the voltage on the CPU’s core when the CPU is put through stress tests like CPU Z.


The Overclocking will be different for each CPU. No one can realistically expect to be able to copy and paste someone else’s settings and have them work for them (even if you have two copies of the same computer). 

In addition, the 8320 is an environmentally friendly model. I hope you understand.

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