I have always wished for an performance desktop-pc for gaming and now after several laptops I managed to get one - yey!
I focused in the autumn to get good quality products that are easy to use and usable for OC. Since this is my first build ever I looked through bunches of videos, guides and threads the last couple of months. In my daily life is I'm an engineer so tech in general and abstract thinking are not strange to me...
Well here we go.. I have the Asus Sabertooth 990FX card and the FX8150 cooled by a H80 from Corsair - pretty standard. Me memory is Corsair vengeance. 2 x 4GB CL7:7-8-8-24. I first went with the CPU to 4.0 GHz (200 MHz with multi 20) @ 1.48v. The memory was manually set at 1600 MHz and CPU/NB @ 1.35v. The VRM settings was set to MAX power including disabled AMP. This should to me be a first safe step ( still saying I have no experience what so ever!) but didn't worked for me. After boot in MS Win8 I checked the settings and started Prime95 in small FFT mode - the comp freeze within sec.
I have looked through [Advice] Recieving poor results with FX-8150 Overclocking but didn't helped me and in stock/auto settings the prime95 worked fine for 8+ hours at temp < 36 deg C.
What am I missing to get a working stable OC?
Some other questions that have arose:
1) What is max temps for MB, RAM and CPU? 70 deg C?
2) CPU power duty control - what is this? T probe thermal or C probe current? huh?
3) Should CPU/NB and Memory freq be on auto or how should this be handled?