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Well, a few nights ago, I decided to see how much I can overclock the FX-8150.

I was aiming for 4.6 or 4.9ghz, but unfortunately, even with small voltage bumps like 1.3v, Intel Burn Test stops on me and says that the CPU is close to overheating. However, when I run it at stock, I can run IBT and P95 perfectly with no stopping.

Could I possibly be stuck at 3.6GHz due to a bad chip?
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@ 1.45v volts for 4.8ghz - 4.9ghz imo
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They are all bad ones. :-/

1.3v is nothing, and if you are overheating at 1.3v then your h80 isn't doing its job.
Edited by S.M. - 11/5/11 at 10:26pm
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Every FX is a "bad one".
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They are all bad ones. :-/
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
Every FX is a "bad one".
I know they are, that's why next week I'm taking back my x58 system from my dad and giving my sig rig to him.
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They are all bad ones. :-/
Especially those who broke the 3 world records.
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Especially those who broke the 3 world records.
on 2 cores.

/derp
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Especially those who broke the 3 world records.
If all you are looking at is arbitrary frequency numbers, then absolutely.

All record runs for the bulldozer were with only one module enabled (or two "cores"), beating out a Celeron.
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post #9 of 12
1.3v is too low for amd. I needed at least 1.475v on my 1090T to get it @ 4ghz

all FX are bad. can't resist
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I sold my 8150 but when I did have it I got easy 4.9Ghz stable but heat was an issue, I needed 1.456v or 1.48v cant remember and dont have my screenshots on the laptop im using. I had to stick with 4.7Ghz though due to heat, which i think was 1.43v for that. Even then still would get was too close to max heat for comfort. I have an antec kuhler 920 that i modded for 2 radiators, one is a corsair h70 radiator (like your h80) and the stock 920 one which looks identical, same manufacturer. So really to overclock to 4.7Ghz you dont really have enough cooling, you might need to stick to 4.3Ghz range which should be good at 1.4v

edit, btw the guy i sold it too has a custom water loop with a bunch of radiators, he was able to run prime at 5.2Ghz i think but sticks with 4.9Ghz as a safe zone at the moment
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