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Hey smile.gif

Wow nice overclock thumb.gif.
So what motherboard / model are you using in your rig... because I'm thinking about throwing out my gigabyte 990FXA-UD5.
Also, may I ask what cooler are you using!!

Because 5ghz is not stable for me 'mainly because volt drop.. i think'
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Hey smile.gif
Wow nice overclock thumb.gif.
So what motherboard / model are you using in your rig... because I'm thinking about throwing out my gigabyte 990FXA-UD5.
Also, may I ask what cooler are you using!!
Because 5ghz is not stable for me 'mainly because volt drop.. i think'

Hold your horses, hehehehehe, i'm NOT stable at 5ghz.

I just did a cinebench run with the minimum voltage i could.

Right now i'm testing prime95 with 4.3ghz at stock voltages.

I have a crosshair v formula and a Rasa kit with the RX360 radiator!

I really hope to get a high 24/7 OC, since my fx8120 has a VID of 1.3v which i heard is the best from the bulldozers, the higher the VID, the lower it need to get higher frequencies.
Edited by Erick - 12/19/11 at 6:05am
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Windows 7 Bulldozer Patch Paerformance Comparison with Battlefield 3.


The FRAPS numbers seem a bit lower on average after the patch. But the gameplay looks a bit more fluid. Interesting
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Has anyone tried lapping their FX cpu? If not I most certainly will. I currently have a lapped Phenom II X4 840 lapped to 2000 grit mirror finish and also my h100 is lapped. I would want my FX to be same surface texture as my h100 so when I do Ill post results of before and after. So anyone out there as dumb as I? thumb.gif

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Windows 7 Bulldozer Patch Paerformance Comparison with Battlefield 3.

The FRAPS numbers seem a bit lower on average after the patch. But the gameplay looks a bit more fluid. Interesting

I did notice a little. Thats the way it feels too. Thats another reason I think I mixed up the results before. I will look more into this. It feels that MW3 gameplay does this even more. I will try it again with both of them and see what I find.
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Has anyone tried lapping their FX cpu? If not I most certainly will. I currently have a lapped Phenom II X4 840 lapped to 2000 grit mirror finish and also my h100 is lapped. I would want my FX to be same surface texture as my h100 so when I do Ill post results of before and after. So anyone out there as dumb as I? thumb.gif
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I have been thinking about doing this to my chip and H80. I think it will help a little. I might be able to get higher overclock and I haven't tried with this 1003 bios either. I let you know if I do it.
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I went from 4.12ghz to 4.309 just from lapping. Now I am not guaranteeing this just stating my experience. Also lapped a Pentium 4 (ht and @ 3.0ghz) cause I kept having bsods and temp problems from a very mild overclock and it fixed it.

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People have been lapping CPUs for decades. It usually results in a few degrees cooler but nothing spectacular. Be careful you don't destroy your CPU because once you start lapping the warranty is void.
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Yes I am aware of the voided warranty. Still not 100% on doing it but I don't think $200 is a life changing decision, especially in pursuit of performance thumb.gif

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What is lapping??
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What is lapping??

Getting your processor, and sanding it with sand paper until the Integrated Heat Sink becomes totally flat.

It usually exposes the cooper underneath the nickel.
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