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Alright so quick question when setting vcore. Which is more accurate, HWmonitor or cpuz? I look at my bios and it shows 1.43 but HWMonitor shows 2 and cpuz shows 1.43. Let me know what ya think.
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2v ??? that has got to be off.......in your case cpuz matches the bios so CPUZ it is thumb.gif

regardless its hard to say what is better I have found monitoring software to act differently system to system, and often id f you run two at teh same time readings can become scewed. Currently i regard cpuz more accurate for the FX-8150 and find hwmonitor to be off on many of the voltages?? I have yet to use a mutlimeter on the CHVF to compare actual voltage to software voltages. Depending on your board you can do that to.
 
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post #4633 of 8112
Just making sure I ran it for 8 hrs on Prime95 with no issues as well. My guess was since BIOS and Cpuz read the same thing I will rely more on that the HWMonitor. Still very stable setup.
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Just making sure I ran it for 8 hrs on Prime95 with no issues as well. My guess was since BIOS and Cpuz read the same thing I will rely more on that the HWMonitor. Still very stable setup.

8hrs stable nice thumb.gif some would say that's not enough, but i am fairly happy with 8hrs on my system as well
 
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The BIOS is what should be used to set CPU voltages. Software based temp and voltage readouts can often be inaccurate.
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Hi all, Finally got my 8150 prime95 stable @ 4.5GHz yesterday but if I'm not mistaken, my PC seems a little more sluggish than when it wasnt OC'd. Particularly Load times, takes ages to open programs... What's the go?
 
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Got an FX-4100 to play with whilst waiting for piledriver. Clocks decent doing 4.75 (250x19) 1.51v Great gaming chip overclocked.

Stable day to day: 2402686.png

5ghz still needs work smile.gif

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Edited by Jethrodood - 6/11/12 at 6:03pm
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Hi all, Finally got my 8150 prime95 stable @ 4.5GHz yesterday but if I'm not mistaken, my PC seems a little more sluggish than when it wasnt OC'd. Particularly Load times, takes ages to open programs... What's the go?

Sounds like your Ram is too far out of spec. Did you just crank your FSB to 250 and restart, without adjusting other values?

Also for others that are having trouble with temps. I run my FX 8150 under an Artic Cooling Freezer 13 (200Watt Rated) Runs 4.8Ghz @ 1.475v 60c (ambients are around 24c)

The best way I've found to verify your CPU cooler seating is in the BIOS, under PC Health. Check that CPU temp, if it's higher than 26C then there is an issue with your cooler. OC, voltages, don't impact this temp in the BIOS (I haven't done extreme voltages 1.6v+ so I can't verify that part)

If you're only adjusting the FSB for an Overclock. Make sure to manually set the PCIe lanes to 100Mhz. Overlclocking the PCIe causes instability.

For a mild overlclock up to 4.4-4.6 most FX's are fine with just changing the Multi and a CPUv increase.
Edited by ComputerRestore - 6/11/12 at 10:42am
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PM sent for admission.

hot noisy calculator - FX8120 - Sabertooth 990FX

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Preliminary overclock on air, 20c idle and 40c load at cores

4ghz @ 1.26v

Haven't touched NB or ram yet.
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Haven't touched the FSB. OC is 22.5 x 200. Memory was defaulting to 1333 so I upped it to 1866 and gave it some voltage (1.65). What timings should I be using?
 
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