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Is my 960T supposed to look like this??? (high res pic for clarity)

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So I had my 960t unlocked to 5 cores @ 4ghz and running like a beast.... but that little voice inside said.. more! more! I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have listened.. I decided to try and push my OC as a quad core and try for 4.3ghz. I thought for sure that I had read on here that the max safe voltage was 1.55 and that people had run at as much as 1.6 temporarily with no problems.... I was able to boot into windows @ 4.3 but linx would quickly crash the computer. I bumped the voltage to 1.58....doh.gif(stupid apparently after further reading as safe voltage for these chips is 1.47 or so Im told.) Well it booted but as I started linx with HW monitor running I saw the Vcore jump up to 1.6 and back down way low and back up again. At the same time I hear a new noise I've never heard before coming from the power supply, like an electric whine.... Ok at this point I know there is a problem and its looking like my power supply just went awol. So I immediately shut down of course and decided as I'm positive the Rosewill RD 500W PSU is shot (it also began making an electric noise and smelling hot went I would flip the on off switch with it just plugged into the wall) that I would take the opportunity to dismantle and clean out and modify (cutting a hole directly underneath the cpu in the case for an additional fan) my case and components. So I remove my MB from my case, remove the GPU, and after I remove the hyper 212 and clean off the 960t I notice something strange.... the sides of the chip look like they're "pitted" ... Im starting to thing my PSU somehow shot craps and gave my cpu wayy too much voltage, aside from the already high amount I gave the chip in my ignorance, and got hot enough for the coating on the cap on top of the chip to chip off (no pun intended) or something. The socket doesnt look like its been hot and doesnt smell hot at all and neither does the bottom of the MB.. Until I get a new PSU I wont be able to test the chip at all, but the look of it just startled me... please please tell me its normal! (doubting it) I'll gladly take suggestions on my new PSU (look at my sig rig for your estimated power requirement) , thinking of a corsair but want to stay under 80-90 450
Edited by RustyCage - 2/14/12 at 8:18pm
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post #2 of 9
Are you referring to the gunk on the IHS? Thats glue and normal for AMD chips

1.6v for a short time won't do anything to your cpu, dont worry about it
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There's glue on there but the actual pitting in the metal is from where the die that stamped it out cut it from a larger piece of metal. But yes, it is quite normal.
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So I had my 960t unlocked to 5 cores @ 4ghz and running like a beast.... but that little voice inside said.. more! more! I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have listened.. I decided to try and push my OC as a quad core and try for 4.3ghz. I thought for sure that I had read on here that the max safe voltage was 1.55 and that people had run at as much as 1.6 temporarily with no problems.... I was able to boot into windows @ 4.3 but linx would quickly crash the computer. I bumped the voltage to 1.58....doh.gif(stupid apparently after further reading as safe voltage for these chips is 1.47 or so Im told.) Well it booted but as I started linx with HW monitor running I saw the Vcore jump up to 1.6 and back down way low and back up again. At the same time I hear a new noise I've never heard before coming from the power supply, like an electric whine.... Ok at this point I know there is a problem and its looking like my power supply just went awol. So I immediately shut down of course and decided as I'm positive the Rosewill RD 500W PSU is shot (it also began making an electric noise and smelling hot went I would flip the on off switch with it just plugged into the wall) that I would take the opportunity to dismantle and clean out and modify (cutting a hole directly underneath the cpu in the case for an additional fan) my case and components. So I remove my MB from my case, remove the GPU, and after I remove the hyper 212 and clean off the 960t I notice something strange.... the sides of the chip look like they're "pitted" ... Im starting to thing my PSU somehow shot craps and gave my cpu wayy too much voltage, aside from the already high amount I gave the chip in my ignorance, and got hot enough for the coating on the cap on top of the chip to chip off (no pun intended) or something. The socket doesnt look like its been hot and doesnt smell hot at all and neither does the bottom of the MB.. Until I get a new PSU I wont be able to test the chip at all, but the look of it just startled me... please please tell me its normal! (doubting it) I'll gladly take suggestions on my new PSU (look at my sig rig for your estimated power requirement) , thinking of a corsair but want to stay under 80-90 450

Unless you increase the voltage to something ridiculously stupid, the processor will not burn out. I've "tested" the 960t in my system up to 1.65v. Anything higher than that, and the system will either lock up or won't post (fail-safe's I imagine). For the most part, the processor burns out from a combo of high voltage and heat -- for sake of simplicity -- imagine rubbing a stick against a piece of wood. The faster you rub, the hotter it gets. Sooner or later it will erupt into flames. You rubbing the stick is the voltage, the piece of wood is the processor.
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It looks normal to me smile.gif
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post #6 of 9
Looks pretty normal to me, and as mentioned at that voltage for a short time shouldnt hurt anything, I wouldnt worry about it.
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Looks normal to me as well. Don't sweat it, get your new PSU and test it out! thumb.gif
   
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he worried 'bout weempy psu..with good reason :yessir.gif:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153114
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

AMD CPUs are tough..there's nothing wrong with your chip..i'd bet

ok..lemme tell you my experience..
I clocked too high on a cheap asrock sandy bridge board..it fried..
taking out the chip, mobo and cpu(didn't know about the PSU @ this point)

so.. I go to hook up my backup rig (amd) (965be)
get it all hooked up..flip the power..and there's smoke :eek.gif:

then i realized the PSU was bad..

even called amd for an rma

i cancelled it ..chip rocked on ..had to rma motherboard/psu though frown.gif
 
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Some of us have run 1090/1100T chips all the way to 1.7 volts + and the chips still run. Ofcourse under LN2, but still, it works.
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