Originally Posted by ocman @ mrgoochio
Before getting any further, I would suggest you to have your system info filled in so others can help you better.
Do you have aftermarket air cpu cooler or water cooling installed to cool the overclocked 980X? If not, get one and install it first...
Really, if you are to overclock ANY cpu... you should sell this Intel mobo you have, and depend on your budget, get a mid range to high end mobo from ASUS, Gigabyte, or other proven brands for overclocking purpose.
So much less pain to go through overclocking.
I will update my system info soon! I just finished rebuilding my rig and its performing like a beast at stock settings right now. Can't wait to start OCing it.
I'm on stock air right now, currently running this heatsink (980x heatsink)
I am planning on ordering the updated mounting kit for my watercool system. I just rebuilt this rig with a semi-custom 320 rad mounted in it with my reservoir, pump, and water block waiting for the mounting kit.
I'm super excited though, I rebuilt this CM Stacker 810 with very good airflow (seriously, thing is a beast) and also found out my heatsink was not properly seated in my previous rig which accounted for really high temps. I also cleaned and reapplied new thermal grease.. Arctic Silver 5. It has worked very well for me in the past and seems to be working awesome now. As of now, my CPU is sitting idle at very low 20's and intel burn test brings it to a max of high 50's. Can't wait to start pushing this machine and then even more once I'm under water
As far as the mobo, I explained why I am using Intel products earlier in the thread.. long story short I plan on keeping the mobo and trying to make it work. I'll see what I can do with this first.. got my fingers crossed
Originally Posted by Blameless
Are you using an updated BIOS?
I mentioned briefly earlier in the thread.. I tried 3 different bios versions. Whichever came out of box, an old version (5200 IIRC), and the latest bios. All gave me same results as far as the max non-turbo multiplier