5 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2017 11:43 AM by amdmatt

    FX-8320E overclock problem

    andrew273sk

      Hello guys.

       

      I think I have a problem with my CPU. I have FX-8320E more than a year. At the beginning everything was fine, my CPU was running @4GHz stable, but a few days ago, I got blue screen at the start of windows boot: Clock_watchdog_timeout or Machine_check_exception. After some experiments I figured out that CPU can now only run max @3.7GHz, anything above and mentioned blue screens appear. I thought it my be the MB problem but after changing it, no difference. Also when I use Gigabyte's EasyTune to overclock CPU to 4.1GHz, it get only to 3.3GHz for some reason. Is it really CPU problem, or should I try something else too?

       

      Can someone help me to figure it out please?

       

      My specs:

      FX-8320E currently @3.7GHZ

      Gigabyte 990FX-Gaming MB (MSI 970 Gaming before)

      16GB Kingston 1866MHz RAM

      Sapphire R9 380X NITRO OC 4G

      512SSD + 1TB + 2TB

      950W PSU

       

      all drivers up to date