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AMD FX-6300, released in 2012, breaks an overclocking record as it hits 8 GHz

An overclocker has managed to push the AMD FX-6300 to 8 GHz. (Image source: AMD)
An overclocker has managed to push the AMD FX-6300 to 8 GHz. (Image source: AMD)
A serial overclocker going by the name of Yosarianilives has managed to overclock an AMD FX-6300 processor to 8 GHz. This is the first time that anyone has ever achieved such a high frequency on AMD’s six-core FX-6300 from 2012. Yosarianilives reportedly used a bus speed of 280.92 MHz and a multiplier of 28.5.

AMD’s FX series of processors might be close to a decade old, but they are still breaking overclocking records. This time around serial overclocker Yosarianilives has managed to overclock an AMD FX-6300 to 8 GHz. AMD launched the FX-6300 in 2012 with six cores and six threads, a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz, and a boost frequency of up to 4.1 GHz.

Yosarianilives’s effort makes the 8 GHz clock of the FX-6300, the highest ever achieved on a six-core processor. The overclocker managed to do this by pushing the multiplier to 28.5 and the bus speed of the CPU to 280.92, an almost 81 MHz increase over the stock 200 MHz. All of this was achieved with all six cores enabled. However, the 8 GHz frequency wasn’t put on all cores. According to Yosarianilives’ response on HWBOT, the frequency was applied, “only on module 3, the rest clocked down.”

AMD’s FX processors had crazy good overclocking potential from the get-go. This becomes evident when we look at the AMD’s eight-core FX chips which some users have managed to overclock beyond 8.5 GHz.

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An overclocker has managed to push the AMD FX-6300 to 8 GHz. (Image source: Yosarianilives on HWBOT)
An overclocker has managed to push the AMD FX-6300 to 8 GHz. (Image source: Yosarianilives on HWBOT)
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Fawad Murtaza, 2021-12- 7 (Update: 2021-12- 7)