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hey everyone. im having some weird issues when trying to overclock my fx4100. system specs are in my signature.

when overclocking from 3.6ghz to 4ghz or beyond i have HORRIBLE vdroop and my 4100 will downclock itself. no matter what. im using a corsair H60 for cooling with a cooler master SickleFlow 120. i cannot get anything stable with my motherboard and think may have to upgrade to something better if i cant fix this problem.

at 4.2ghz, i have my voltage at 1.424v. and under any sort of stress test/load it droops down to 1.392v and underclocks itself to about 3.5ghz. im 99.9% sure im doing everything right. never had issues with my Athlon x3 450 overclocking with this board. would really appreciate some help. thankss rolleyes.gif

edit: my motherboard is GIGABYTE 78LT-S2P rev3.1
Edited by ajslay - 1/6/12 at 4:13pm
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BUMP.
i really need help with this, it even downclocks on stock. can anyone suggest a good motherboard for less then $130? i would really like to have good OC stability at over 4ghz.
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Hi
I had a 990FX and V drop was 0 Was a great board .
Not sure what cost it would be over there
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thanks for the reply thumb.gif and its about $150. i was looking at this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=14kjbpog3p4q8

i think this would be a good motherboard for overclocking my fx4100 but im not 100% sure on this.
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I had to disable AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS to get it to stop underclocking. I oc'd to 4ghz on stock cooling and it would underclock. I have yet to see it go down past 4ghz while gaming. Just underclocks when I'm using firefox and it'll shoot back up to 4ghz when I open something. Just a thought maybe because your using a AM3 mobo instead of AM3+ maybe that's why your experiencing vdroop problems? Just a thought. You can find a cheap and good AM3+ mobo on the internet.

EDIT: I just seen your latest post, and that's the same mobo I got. I recommend it.
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post #6 of 18
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I had to disable AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS to get it to stop underclocking. I oc'd to 4ghz on stock cooling and it would underclock. I have yet to see it go down past 4ghz while gaming. Just underclocks when I'm using firefox and it'll shoot back up to 4ghz when I open something. Just a thought maybe because your using a AM3 mobo instead of AM3+ maybe that's why your experiencing vdroop problems? Just a thought. You can find a cheap and good AM3+ mobo on the internet.
EDIT: I just seen your latest post, and that's the same mobo I got. I recommend it.

well the motherboard i have is am3+ ready. and has support for the fx8150.
and it looks like i may just get that UD3 soon. but il keep trying with this board for another day or so. il try disabling cool n quiet smile.gif
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i know the sabertooth is good for OCing fx4100..did you want to clock higher?I'm not too familiar with gigabye bios..maybe if you could post screenshots?
 
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i know the sabertooth is good for OCing fx4100..did you want to clock higher?I'm not too familiar with gigabye bios..maybe if you could post screenshots?

il get some screen shots of my bios here in a few minutes. and i would get the sabertooth but its a little out of my budget. i need a confirmed good board for overclocking. for $130 or less. and yes i wanted to clock higher. it downclocks no matter what voltage, multi, or mhz. the vdroop is just terrible.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341 that's a good one biggrin.gif my board is fantastic eek.gif: woww

they never went down on the prices on it though kookoo.gif
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341 that's a good one biggrin.gif my board is fantastic eek.gif: woww
they never went down on the prices on it though kookoo.gif

looks like a pretty nice board. but it only has 4+2 phases. probly not the best for OCing i dont think. does it have the LLC option in the bios? and heres the screenshots
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