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That is not my connector and I already wrote, that it was caused more by the connector being loose due to frequent reconnecting. High power draw had its role too, probably. Of course, it might be just a pure coincidence that it melted with Bulldozer.

BTW it was published by Obr with comment: "Look how turned out PSU cable on 8120 with 1.45V under load ... be carefull". If you do not believe/like him, blame it on his stupidity and careless maintenance of his equipment and not on Bulldozer!
its actually from a user at XS's named wez

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Be careful pushing too high, I'm not joking when I say the 8pin power connector are now fused to my board.. Primed at 4750mhz 1.45v, testing out some imc scaling when things started to smell funkeh ^^
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Yea, still runs fine Testing 4600mhz as we speak at ~1.36v, 80w less drawn from the wall compared to 4750/1.45v
Connector was plugged in all the way, and now its stuck there extra good lol.
Temps where 60+, didn't pay too much attention to it
also he is using a CH IV extreme with his FX-8120
    
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Thanks for clarification, too bad Obr did not tell where he got it from.
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Thanks for clarification, too bad Obr did not tell where he got it from.
yea i saw it first too at OBR's site and then about two hours later i came across wez's posts at XS's.
    
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OP, what motherboard are you using?

People say that it's a CPU issue, but can it be certain that it's not a motherboard issue? Is there a bios update for your particular board?
    
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If it's dropping multi to x14 that's apm issue and some mobos have option to disable it from bios, but my gigabyte doesn't. I have only those issues with prime95,occt and multithreaded benchmarks. not with 8xmemtest with full load or running 8 boinc tasks for cpu and 2 for gpu with 100% load. Google apm bulldozer and you got the idea.
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Im not scared of overclocking, Been doing it 20 years now and its a lot safer then when I started when you had to replace the crystal and manually volt mod it for the total of 1-2mhz more.

Im guessing the problem is the motherboard. The supported cpu list has changed since when I bought it.

Use to say 8100 series and 125W but now it only says 8100 2.8ghz 95W.
I downgraded the bios to the beta one where they first added bulldozer support and that's much better except it will only pick up the chip as a 8100 and overclocking doesn't change anything since the multiplier is locked and the FSB is locked.

Still going to try it in my mates mobo tonight and let him use it over the weekend if it works correctly until I can get a new mobo.

No chance or returning the broad under false advertising since its been modified a lot so it could run the 1090T at 4.2ghz.
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