Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › X4 980 BE - Shocked by Stock Voltage
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

X4 980 BE - Shocked by Stock Voltage

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hey guys. I popped an OEM X4 980 BE from Newegg in my ASUS M4A79T Deluxe yesterday and the stock voltage (everything on auto, C&Q disabled) was between 1.425 and 1.44. It ran cool enough - idled at 30C, played Skyrim for a few hours and it ranged from 43-48C. Today I bumped the multiplier up to 20, again with everything on auto and the voltage jumped to 1.525 to 1.537. I'm not sure what to do at this point. I've read a number of reviews and none of them showed voltages like that - even with OC'd over 4.0 Ghz. I haven't stressed it yet - its idling at 33 to 34C. I'm just not sure I'm comfortable with that much voltage even if it is stable. That's got to eat a lot of power. Did I just lose the binning lottery?
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 18
im having the same trouble with my 975 mate i got to 4 gig on 1.5v
Gaming Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 975 GA-990FXA-UD5 Radeon HD 7950 Corsair Vengence Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s DVD RW Corsair H100 Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2312HM Cheap XFX 750w black edition Coolermaster CM II Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Cyborg RAT 7 None Tritton PC510 HDa Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 975 GA-990FXA-UD5 Radeon HD 7950 Corsair Vengence Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s DVD RW Corsair H100 Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2312HM Cheap XFX 750w black edition Coolermaster CM II Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Cyborg RAT 7 None Tritton PC510 HDa Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffredo View Post

Hey guys. I popped an OEM X4 980 BE from Newegg in my ASUS M4A79T Deluxe yesterday and the stock voltage (everything on auto, C&Q disabled) was between 1.425 and 1.44. It ran cool enough - idled at 30C, played Skyrim for a few hours and it ranged from 43-48C. Today I bumped the multiplier up to 20, again with everything on auto and the voltage jumped to 1.525 to 1.537. I'm not sure what to do at this point. I've read a number of reviews and none of them showed voltages like that - even with OC'd over 4.0 Ghz. I haven't stressed it yet - its idling at 33 to 34C. I'm just not sure I'm comfortable with that much voltage even if it is stable. That's got to eat a lot of power. Did I just lose the binning lottery?

The 790x is an older chipset and released before the X4 980BE came out, really it was the flagship for Phenom I processors so it might be using a little bit more voltage than it should because of that. Older motherboard do need more voltage after a while to do the same things they did with less voltage a year ago.

Also use a few different programs besides CPU-Z to give voltage ratings.
Um Stock....
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700 MSI B150 Mortar Artic Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Crucial 8 GB DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256 Mushkin Triactor Pioneer BR-RW Windows 10 LTSB x64 Seiki 4K 60HZ 42 inch 
  hide details  
Reply
Um Stock....
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700 MSI B150 Mortar Artic Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Crucial 8 GB DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256 Mushkin Triactor Pioneer BR-RW Windows 10 LTSB x64 Seiki 4K 60HZ 42 inch 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Just checking it with HWMonitor and CPU-Z - they both agree (as does the BIOS). I do have the BIOS updated to the one that supports this CPU. Sounds like I wasted money - should have just saved my pennies for an i5-2500k and kept the old X4 955 C2 @ 3.6 Ghz in there.
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffredo View Post

Just checking it with HWMonitor and CPU-Z - they both agree (as does the BIOS). I do have the BIOS updated to the one that supports this CPU. Sounds like I wasted money - should have just saved my pennies for an i5-2500k and kept the old X4 955 C2 @ 3.6 Ghz in there.

Yes, that would have been a better idea
Guts
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO R9 Fury 4x2 Hyper x ddr4 @ 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD caviar blue Samsung 830 Samsung Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Samsung C24FG70 24" EVGA 650 Corsair 300 
  hide details  
Reply
Guts
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO R9 Fury 4x2 Hyper x ddr4 @ 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD caviar blue Samsung 830 Samsung Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Samsung C24FG70 24" EVGA 650 Corsair 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 18
You are using Auto voltage, right?

Use manual voltage. 1.45-1.5 should be enough for 4GHz
Dunno
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3550 Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 MSI HD7850 1GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 2x2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston Hyperx Blu 2x4GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb Intel 330 60Gb SSD Scythe Mugen 2 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 8 Pro Acer AL2416W Samsung 940n Chieftec 750w 
Case
Thermaltake V4 
  hide details  
Reply
Dunno
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3550 Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 MSI HD7850 1GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 2x2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston Hyperx Blu 2x4GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb Intel 330 60Gb SSD Scythe Mugen 2 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 8 Pro Acer AL2416W Samsung 940n Chieftec 750w 
Case
Thermaltake V4 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post

You are using Auto voltage, right?
Use manual voltage. 1.45-1.5 should be enough for 4GHz

Thanks, I'll set it on 1.45 and see what happens.
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffredo View Post

Thanks, I'll set it on 1.45 and see what happens.

Curious on the results as I am considering a 980 in my setup for ****s and giggles.
Eclipse
(20 items)
 
Sager NP8652
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II 980 @ 3.9ghz ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr @ 850mhz EVGA GT 620 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 Crucial M500 480GB 2x Western Digital 640GB Sony Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Dark Knight - push/pull w/ tape mod Windows 7 Pro x64 AOC i2353 23.5" Element ELEFW408 40" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sentey Cobalt Pro Corsair 750TX Cooler Master Centurion Razer Mamba (3.5G) 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SteelSeries QCK Mini Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Steelseries Siberia V2 Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4720HQ P65_P67SG Nvidia GTX 980M 16GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 512GB 500GB HDD Windows 7 x64 Home AOC Q3277FQE 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
Sentey Cobalt Pro Mionix Naos 7000 Steelseries QK Mini Steelseries Arctis 3 
  hide details  
Reply
Eclipse
(20 items)
 
Sager NP8652
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II 980 @ 3.9ghz ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr @ 850mhz EVGA GT 620 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 Crucial M500 480GB 2x Western Digital 640GB Sony Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Dark Knight - push/pull w/ tape mod Windows 7 Pro x64 AOC i2353 23.5" Element ELEFW408 40" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sentey Cobalt Pro Corsair 750TX Cooler Master Centurion Razer Mamba (3.5G) 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SteelSeries QCK Mini Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Steelseries Siberia V2 Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4720HQ P65_P67SG Nvidia GTX 980M 16GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 512GB 500GB HDD Windows 7 x64 Home AOC Q3277FQE 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
Sentey Cobalt Pro Mionix Naos 7000 Steelseries QK Mini Steelseries Arctis 3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 18
Auto anything -> Don't do that.
Money
(17 items)
 
Z575
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8Ghz MSI B350 Pro Carbon GIGABYTE R9 390 8GB 1100/1650Mhz 16GB Team DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY CS1311 240GB - OS 2 x 2TB WD Black Raid 0 Synology DS416slim 4 x 1TB (raid 5) Corsair H100 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ElementaryOS Loki LG 29UM67P 29" 2560x1080 FreeSync HPE 87 w/ Browns + Ducky PBT caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 600W B2 Lian Li PCA05N Steelseries Rival 100 FiiO G10K + Logitech G230 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3420M @ 2.2Ghz 1.1v Lenovo Torpedo A55 6720g2 8GB Kingston 1600 CL9 
Hard DriveOSMouse
Samsung 840 250GB ElementaryOS x86_64 Abyssus 3.5G 
  hide details  
Reply
Money
(17 items)
 
Z575
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8Ghz MSI B350 Pro Carbon GIGABYTE R9 390 8GB 1100/1650Mhz 16GB Team DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY CS1311 240GB - OS 2 x 2TB WD Black Raid 0 Synology DS416slim 4 x 1TB (raid 5) Corsair H100 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ElementaryOS Loki LG 29UM67P 29" 2560x1080 FreeSync HPE 87 w/ Browns + Ducky PBT caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 600W B2 Lian Li PCA05N Steelseries Rival 100 FiiO G10K + Logitech G230 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3420M @ 2.2Ghz 1.1v Lenovo Torpedo A55 6720g2 8GB Kingston 1600 CL9 
Hard DriveOSMouse
Samsung 840 250GB ElementaryOS x86_64 Abyssus 3.5G 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fossil View Post

Curious on the results as I am considering a 980 in my setup for ****s and giggles.

It wasn't stable for gaming on anything but 1.5v at 4.0 Ghz. I haven't stressed test it yet - just gamed for an hour or so. Even at 1.5v its idling at 31-32C and topped out at 50C in my rather small Lian-Li ATX minitower. I can live with that. Still, I was hoping for better and I don't think it can do much more without applying a lot of voltage (and then it'll probably get too hot in that little case). I wouldn't discourage you from trying one. I think I got kind of a bad sample. Most others can get to 4.0 Ghz on stock voltage - which seems to be around 1.4v.
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Modest Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H  Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC G.SKILL Trident X DDR3 2133 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Samsung 850 EVO  Thermalright True Spirit 140 Dell U2412M Cooler Master V650 
Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › X4 980 BE - Shocked by Stock Voltage