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Yep its the chip that is the pain here i noticed.

I need 1.6 volts to get 5ghz and that is way to much, this is the second chip that went bad on me.

I read once that some guys do 5ghz on only 1.48 volts, well to me that is very unlikely but it is possible.

Kinda strange that this is my second chip that does not clock well, maybe i buy another chip or i have to wait for steamroller comes out but this FX chips are noting but trouble for me so far.
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Odd

I am running EVERYTHING at stock and my cpu is running at 4.1

I am not complaining though
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Not entirely true.. there are many good fan controllers out there that can handle 20-30W per channel (basically enough to control a 420mm rads fans on one channel with plenty to spare) and have an LCD readout to report the fan speeds, temp readings etc.

Yes, I mean controlling the water flow or so and have a back channel with usb so you can control it with a software. Bitfenix has just released a nice usb controlled fan controller. But I think also they make a lot of money because I partly dissassembled my ante kühler 920 and the usb chip in it is only 2-5$ worth. In fact you can do it yourself for example for 50-100$? What you need is a pump with a serial interface or a way to control the voltage and a programmable device to attach it to the usb bus. Aquacomputer for example sells an expensive fan controller.
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Odd

I am running EVERYTHING at stock and my cpu is running at 4.1

I am not complaining though


No its not odd, you are not overclocking that's it.

The odd thing is is that these chips are very cherry picked and you must be lucky to have a good one.
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No its not odd, you are not overclocking that's it.

The odd thing is is that these chips are very cherry picked and you must be lucky to have a good one.


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It looks like you got a good one. Crank the multiplier up to 22.5 and it should run ok at 4.52 ghz with stock volts. Mine does, but won't run at 4.6 with stock volts.
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No its not odd, you are not overclocking that's it.

The odd thing is is that these chips are very cherry picked and you must be lucky to have a good one.

I wouldn't say that. I think it boils down to experience personally. Yes there are bad chips and good chips. However from my experience after playing with around 8 different FX processors seems to point to experience rather can cherry picked.

Both my 8120 and my new 8320 will go 5ghz. Granted this isn't the highest clocks seen. I have always gotten at least 4.6ghz out of all the chips i have tested.


I've seen some chips do 5.3-5.4 ghz on water cooling, these chips are what i would consider cherry picked. Phase chase 6+ghz is not uncommon. Problem with the FX chips is keeping them cool enough to reach their max clocks, they really love the cold.
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Hmm yes u have a point there indeed.

I am stable at 5ghz with 1.6 volts that is not the problem, but i cant get higher CPUNB than 2500 and HT link 2500 or the system is becoming unstable.

Yes they like the cold because the threshold of these chips is 62c for everyday use but if benching i had max 70c once and that is not a problem if it is for short period of time.

Also i am planning to buy custom water loop, i can get a hold on AlphaCool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT for around 199

But would it be so much better than my h100i? i seriously doubt it but than again, i do not have experience with custom loops.
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Hmm yes u have a point there indeed.

I am stable at 5ghz with 1.6 volts that is not the problem, but i cant get higher CPUNB than 2500 and HT link 2500 or the system is becoming unstable.

Yes they like the cold because the threshold of these chips is 62c for everyday use but if benching i had max 70c once and that is not a problem if it is for short period of time.

Also i am planning to buy custom water loop, i can get a hold on AlphaCool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT for around 199

But would it be so much better than my h100i? i seriously doubt it but than again, i do not have experience with custom loops.

The stock hyper transport is 2600mhz btw, 2500 on the cpunb is high though. I am running 2364mhz on the north bridge, and 2795 on the hyper transport. Last time I went higher on the north bridge Windows Aero would stop working for some odd reason. Then again that was with my previous 8120, I haven't tried higher nb clocks on the 8320.

As for your cooling question, swapping the H100i for a AlphaCool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT will not really change your temperatures very much. The radiator is a bit bigger, and the pump is a bit better. You might see the temps drop 2-3 c. To be worth the switch to a custom water loop, I would recommend either a super thick 240 radiator with push/pull, or a 360 radiator push/pull. IF you are only running the H100 now in push only or pull only , going push/pull will drop your temps a good bit. A lot of variables but its like this.

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The stock hyper transport is 2600mhz btw, 2500 on the cpunb is high though. I am running 2364mhz on the north bridge, and 2795 on the hyper transport. Last time I went higher on the north bridge Windows Aero would stop working for some odd reason. Then again that was with my previous 8120, I haven't tried higher nb clocks on the 8320.

As for your cooling question, swapping the H100i for a AlphaCool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT will not really change your temperatures very much. The radiator is a bit bigger, and the pump is a bit better. You might see the temps drop 2-3 c. To be worth the switch to a custom water loop, I would recommend either a super thick 240 radiator with push/pull, or a 360 radiator push/pull. IF you are only running the H100 now in push only or pull only , going push/pull will drop your temps a good bit. A lot of variables but its like this.

120 push <240 push<120 push/pull<360 push<240 push/pull<360 push/pull On High density high fin count per inch radiators.

120 push< 120 push/pull<240 push< 240 push/pull<360 push<360 push/pull On Low density low fin count per inch radiators

his 2500 mhz on nb is very high. At this clock windows aero doesn't work and the oc is useless. Instead of buying the alphacool you can put a bigger reservoir to the corsair aio. It's not so difficult to extend the aio. At least I wrote I want to try this?
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Windows 8.1 Professional OpenSuSE 12.2 22" LG Flatron W2243T Keysonic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Be quiet! Straight Power E6 (700W) Corsair Carbide 400R Logitech Gaming Mouse Case Logic Gel-eez 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Samsung 240T Loudspeaker Onboard SATA Y power cable 2x Y 3-pin power cable 
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4x S-ATA cable black 50 cm 12volt 4x 3-pin power cable adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 550 2x Biostar TA870+  ATI Radeon HD 4300 Noname Ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue Hitach LC Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC95 Arctic Cooler F9 PWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Arctic Cooler F8 PWM Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Acer Noname 
PowerOther
Enermax Pro87+ 500 Watt  3.5" 1.44 MB disk drive  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Turion 64 X2 Ultra  SB 700 series HD 3650 HD 3200 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Komputerbay Noname Samsung Spinpoint M8 Sony DVD/DV-RW TS-L633A 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 8 LG Flatsscreen PS/2 compatible PS/2 compatible 
AudioOtherOtherOther
AMD High Definition Audio Device Bluetooth Adapter Winbond CIR Transceiver IEEE 1394 Firewire 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Qualcomm Atheros AR928X wireless JMicron PCIe MS/SD/MMC/xD Host Controller Realtek PCIe GBE  Logitech 1.3 M WebCam 
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