Actually I don't think it is all that good, there are others who can do 5.0 at under 1.4v. It is stable at 4.8 with under 1.3v. I am at the wall though, I haven't tried too hard but it looks like 5.1 would be at least 1.5v. Like you I am very picky about stability. I switched some stuff around so I am test testing my good chip for the second time. Prime95, torture test, custom, change only the memory used to 90%. I always have the event view up to check for anything that pops up while testing.
Yea but email@example.com or less is really, really rare, like you can count on one hand kinda thing... Nice chip then.
Ok thanks! I'll start looking at that. I'm very picky about stability so I'm sure you just made my life a living hell hahaha
dont forget about kernel-whea errors too (event viewer->windows->kernelwhea
So, I'm thermally limited, I believe, and am considering delidding.... right now I can do 4.5ghz with 1.18vcore, but going up my temps climb pretty fast. I need some encouragement to go for it and rip the top off....
If I do, is the consensus to use Liquid Pro between the IHS and die?
First off, Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra > Pro. Why would you get pro, someone did a test showing that Ultra and Pro are the same, slightly favored towards Ultra (within margin of error) but ultra is way easier to use and is way newer than Pro. Ultra is literally Pro version 2.0. Why would you use version 1.0 when 2.0 is out (dont say window 7 vs 8, 8 wasn't a big upgrade and frankly we should be using 8, just right now nothing utilizes it enough to really warrant changing to if you already got 7).
And to see how good your chip is and if it's worth delidding - boot at 1.3v. Then, use a software program to overclock your cpu - if you can hit 5ghz without crashing in 10 seconds, you got a decent chip. If you can do 5.1, it's an amazing chip (for reference, I have firstname.lastname@example.org 34+ hours of prime95 stable, but I cannot get to 5.1ghz). If you can only do 4.6, 4.7, then it's a bad chip. 4.8 isn't really worth delidding unless you really want to, 4.9, sure.