Originally Posted by computerparts
I would recommend replacing that Zalman asap, it's not a sufficient heatsink for an 8 core cpu. What are your temps? Make sure you're monitoring temps with core temp.
I have a Phanteks comes in the mail this week. This fan
Also, I remounted my mobo (which was missing a screw + standoff for one of the mobo mounting holes
. I also re-seated the 8120 and zalman over it as recommended by Kolovrat, I also flashed the bios to 1.5 again.
As I type this. I'm running prime on 1.45 v and 4.0 mhz. After test #3, CoreTemp has cpu #0 as 50C. Speedfan has the CPU @ 71c. I'm not sure which to believe. Hardware monitor says the 8 cores for the 8120 are 50 (agrees with core temp), and HWM also says CPUTIN under the motherboard menu tree says 71C. Whats the difference between core temps and CPUTIN?
Next, I guess I'll see if I can crank the multipler @ 1.45v. Unless you guys have any other plans of action or questions.
Edit: After being frustrated and realizing this is the last day that I can RMA the 8120, I suited it up and took it to UPS. That chip just didn't want to be stable at what seemed like any cpuV 1.4+ and clock frequencies over 4.0. I opted to just put the reliable 955 be back in (which is priming @ 4.0 mhz as we speak). I'm also seeing much more continuity from the all monitoring programs. as far as temperatures being reported. Hopefully my next 8120 can be safely OC'd to 4.0+, but for whatever reason, that last one wasn't..
thanks for everyone's input and hopefully the next 8120 along with a phateks cooler will be able to give me some decently high oc's.Edited by Trev0r269 - 12/28/11 at 3:59pm