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My old board was a 3+1 Phase design and i could only hit up to 3.8 Ghz before hitting a voltage wall(3.8 needed 1.4v and 3.9 needed 1.55v+). Could this be because of unclean Voltage? I.E... 3+1 Phase?
I bought a 8+2 Phase board but it arrived DOA so I could not test this theory, I want to know if it is just a "bad" chip or poor phase design.
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I'd imagine you'd be power limited.
I can't do over ~3.8 or so even with 1.55 without BSoD's on my 4+1 board, although each core can do like 4.2-4.4 if all other cores are disabled.

Also within the realm of possibilities that you simply have a poor clocking chip.
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I think it ws the Phases but i also think i dont want to admit my chip is a dud... for 4 ghz i need 1.6+ to even boot so i figured it was unclean voltage... Also i wasnt able to OC my Nb at all(most i could get was 2200 Mhz w/1.4v). Does 4ghz REQUIRE a higher clocked NB to be stable?
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