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AMD FX 6300 - First Time Overclocker Looking for Advice

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Aug 18, 2015
Hello, Brand new to the Forums. Recently my hard drive failed on me so I decided to upgrade a few things. Got a new motherboard, CPU and ram as well as the hard drive. I'm looking to overclock for the first time ever and would like some advice. I know very little about overclocking as it stands right now and will have to research how to do it. I've listed my current setup below. I'm not looking to have any fancy cooling system setup. I plan on just using the Cooler listed below with the Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. Could someone explain to me what it is I might have to do to overclock my computer? Lead me to some good information based on my CPU. What would be a reasonable overclock for the cooling I will be providing? As I said I'm new to this, Thanks for any help you can provide me. :)

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS700 700W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

EVGA 02G-P4-3757-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 FTW w/ ACX Cooling Video Card

HyperX Fury Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model HX318C10FK2/16

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler - Intel & AMD, Multi-Directional Mount, 92mm PWM Fan

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM
I wouldn't expect to much of an overclock with that set-up. As Johan mentioned the cooler is sub-par and the motherboard is what I would consider a budget board. That doesn't mean you can't do it, just that you'll likely run into heat issues relatively quickly.