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I managed to hit 5.2GHz @ 1.6V with only the multiplier, and I can do things like browse the internet and watch Youtube videos just fine.

My question is, is anybody stable at 5.0GHz+ using prime and water cooling? Under prime95 blend, my voltage shoots up to 1.63V, so I immediately stop as I dont feel comfortable running anything higher than 1.55V. Im not looking to 24/7 stability, I just want to see how high I can take this thing with SOME kind of stability. Thanks for any help.

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Your sig rig says you use water bucket cooling. So my first question is why are you only at 5.2GHz
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That's a lot of volts....
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Being partially stable doesn't show anything. It's easy to boot into windows and do things without being stable under load. Hell, you could probably lower the voltage to 1.5v and do the same thing.
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post #5 of 17
I would seriously back down from that overclock, especially since that's 32 nm technology.
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I'm pretty sure you can't run that much voltage through that chip without some serious electromigration. Unless your under LN2.

Alot of people i see between 4.6ghz-5ghz, haven't seen higher then that stable.
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Quote:
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Your sig rig says you use water bucket cooling. So my first question is why are you only at 5.2GHz

Im using a bucket as a reservoir for my water loop.
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Being partially stable doesn't show anything. It's easy to boot into windows and do things without being stable under load. Hell, you could probably lower the voltage to 1.5v and do the same thing.

Not me, I couln't even boot at 5GHz with 1.5V
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I'm pretty sure you can't run that much voltage through that chip without some serious electromigration. Unless your under LN2.
Alot of people i see between 4.6ghz-5ghz, haven't seen higher then that stable.

Im not looking to run like this forever, im just having fun seeing these high clocks in windows. Would electromigration occur immediately?
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Im using a bucket as a reservoir for my water loop.
Not me, I couln't even boot at 5GHz with 1.5V
Im not looking to run like this forever, im just having fun seeing these high clocks in windows. Would electromigration occur immediately?

Unless you are on ln2 drop that voltage asap. Fx chips will max out at about 4.9 for 24/7 stable, I have yet to see a real fx chip that is truly 5ghz 24/7. Amd said 4.9 and that is right on the dot with the majority. But if you disabled some of the modules you could get up to 5.2 stable.
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post #9 of 17
Nice clock speed though. I bet you can get 4.8Ghz stable no problem.
    
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post #10 of 17
Can you do something for me?
Set your cpu to like 4ghz and set the cpu vcore to auto and what does your vcore reading in the bios say?
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