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post #1 of 18
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Hi I got a fx-8120 to upgrade my amd 560. I had it in a ga-990xa-ud3 board.
Now here is the questions, I been try to get to 4.2 to 4.4ghz on it. I got a cooler master hyper 212 plus. I got it to 4.1ghz at 1.375v and the temp are 53c on the core and the socket is 64c.
I try 4.2ghz at the same volt but prime froze. Should I put more voltage in to it with the temps as have now.

And I can't find the llc on the board. I was reading on it i think the rev 1 board don't have it. It that true.
post #2 of 18
hello,
your temps are to high for 24/7 use. iam also using a 99x chipset from asus. my motherboard has a 6+2 vrm which is not good enough to power my cpu above about 4ghz.
    
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The ga-990xa-ud3 have 8+2 vrm. That What I was think I think I have buy a h100.
post #4 of 18
nope, its not very good, best air cooler or xspc water kit for future proofing.
also, it might not want to go above 4ghzish, and better cooling might not change that.
    
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I had a bad cpu. I reset everything to normal and I try prime again it froze again. so I am go to exchange it at microcenter in the morning.smile.gif
post #6 of 18
Does that board have LLC?
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post #7 of 18
I've used the same board and CPU together before. My experience suggests that you are going to need better cooling. Even a great air cooler is going to have a hard time keeping an FX under control. Also keep in mind that the stock turbo voltage is something like 1.425V, so your voltage is quite conservative compared to the max that is safe for the chip. Your cooler wouldn't handle more though of course. You need to keep temps in the 60s or below. Also note that the FX has an on-die sensor that will show higher temps than we're used to from previous chips. The numbers are more akin to what you would expect to see from an Intel sensor (higher and more accurate). I would strongly suggest an H100. It will serve you well today and also tomorrow.

Regarding LLC, afaik that is what I've got. I'll have to check the pictures I took to make sure since the board is in a racked system right now. I do remember seeing options, but they're named somewhat indirectly.
post #8 of 18
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I exchange today. The new have a lower normal voltage. The old one had a 1.365v and the new have 1.312v . I got the new to 4.0ghz I turn the voltage up to 1.325v and it run prime95 now for about 6 hours and the max temp is 44c on core and the socket is 56c.
I am think about buying the xspc 240 water cooling kit.
Edited by commputer33 - 10/16/12 at 4:12pm
post #9 of 18
good move, the xspc kiyt will stomp a h100 in the floor. the h100 is the same as an air cooler for performance, but is a lot quieter.
    
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post #10 of 18
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Do you think I will have issues if I got a 8320 or 8350 on the motherboard.I ask because the rev 1 board don't have llc.
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