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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

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post #6671 of 10135
I recently upgraded my sabertooth R2 and Amd 8350 from 1600 memory to 2133 memory...and had a learning experience.
I was on the old 1503 bios and could not get the new memory to run at the correct speed. After a day or two messing around with it, I decided to upgrade the bios. I did, the memory worked at rated speed and timings and of course, I lost my overclock on the processor.

So, I started from scratch on the "new" overclock...and I'm running into serious heat issues. I now seem to hit a thermal barrier at around 4.6 ghz at 1.488 volts and I over temp rapidly at any higher voltage and multiplier. I'm wondering? Should I now try the FSB overclock method?

Suggestions, advice and help are most appreciated and my rig is in my sig.... Thank You All
post #6672 of 10135
@ 1.488 volts heat builds fast if don't have some serious cooling... the H110 may not be up to the task... I have a custom loop with a 360mm x 120mm rad with 6 120mm fans setup as push pull and I can only go to about 1.55 vcore before "stress" testing gets too hot to finish testing properly... I just updated to 2301 bios, and it kept my OC profiles.. but I noticed that I could reduce voltage and hold stability on this bios so I had to retest mine... 4.8 is taking only 1.5v now.. but when testing it hits 60C core temps... I tried for 5 ghz... @ 1.6 vcore and couldn't complete testing as temps hit 70C quickly.
post #6673 of 10135
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I'm wondering? Should I now try the FSB overclock method?
The combo multiplier and fsb overclock will generally get you the highest overclock at a given voltage. But because of fsb holes, finding the right combo will take time as it varies with each individual system. Just because +1 fsb increase wont work, doesnt mean +10 wont.
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I recently upgraded my sabertooth R2 and Amd 8350 from 1600 memory to 2133 memory...and had a learning experience.
I was on the old 1503 bios and could not get the new memory to run at the correct speed. After a day or two messing around with it, I decided to upgrade the bios. I did, the memory worked at rated speed and timings and of course, I lost my overclock on the processor.

So, I started from scratch on the "new" overclock...and I'm running into serious heat issues. I now seem to hit a thermal barrier at around 4.6 ghz at 1.488 volts and I over temp rapidly at any higher voltage and multiplier. I'm wondering? Should I now try the FSB overclock method?

Suggestions, advice and help are most appreciated and my rig is in my sig.... Thank You All

assuming all other things are the same there is no voltage gain multi vs fsb vs mix ocing, again that assumes you do not increase other values, it cas ( fsb ) easily generate more heat when you oc other parts, also if you did not need that much voltage prior, you can try bumping CPU /nb to 1.2-1.3 v,
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Been a while since i been on here... just got rid of my pld 740 x3 proc for a fx-8350. Im using my old scythe mugen 2 cooler and have been runing prime for a good 6 hours to make sure the temps are ok on this...so far its looks like 52c on the proc, but i cant for the life of me remember what the thermal max is on the VRMs... i got vrm1 @ 58c and vrm2 @50c
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post #6676 of 10135
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Been a while since i been on here... just got rid of my pld 740 x3 proc for a fx-8350. Im using my old scythe mugen 2 cooler and have been runing prime for a good 6 hours to make sure the temps are ok on this...so far its looks like 52c on the proc, but i cant for the life of me remember what the thermal max is on the VRMs... i got vrm1 @ 58c and vrm2 @50c

your fine, somewhere in the 90s but if you will do heavy ocing it is recommended to put a fan on the vrm heat sinks
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post #6677 of 10135
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your fine, somewhere in the 90s but if you will do heavy ocing it is recommended to put a fan on the vrm heat sinks

thats not out of the question... i have one of those spot cool fans pulling air up across them (the reason for the big temp difference


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your fine, somewhere in the 90s but if you will do heavy ocing it is recommended to put a fan on the vrm heat sinks


I'm surprised the thermal cutoff is so low aren't most MOSFET's rated for over 120C?
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your fine, somewhere in the 90s but if you will do heavy ocing it is recommended to put a fan on the vrm heat sinks


I'm surprised the thermal cutoff is so low aren't most MOSFET's rated for over 120C?

hey i would be wrong, idr i never have to worry about it even @ 1.8 my vrms on any of my machines never get to 80
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I'm surprised the thermal cutoff is so low aren't most MOSFET's rated for over 120C?

Well, they better be. biggrin.gif Look at the pictures of the temps measured in the first post here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1480427/high-temp-on-m5a99fx-pro-warning/0_20#post_22083367

With my fan on the back and on the vrms, I get 68C less temps on those small chips on the back than he does. thumb.gif
    
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