Originally Posted by KyadCK
Fair enough then. That is something to keep in mind.
Anyway, The BIOS problems with the 3.0's UEFI arent that the bios itself sucks, it's the limitations and HPC. LLC was already cut back so the 970a couldn't fully compete with the 990fxa boards, but the 3.0s added some really stupid things, like "Turn off HPC to change multi then turn it back on to keep the settings". *shudders* Killed OC potential.
Also, your OC is the reason the 970A is the only 970 motherboard I recommend for OCing. Shame Giga decided to cripple it, but we've been telling people to stay away from 3.0 boards anyway
Well, I learned some things I didn't know there. I thought the Nikos issue was the main problem, but if they also deliberately introduced a new BIOS that holds back the 970A 3.0, that really changes my opinion of Gigabyte, and not for the better.
Originally Posted by spikezone2004
What type of temps do you get? Are you stable at those speeds?
I have same cpu/mobo and I have still yet to find a fully stable position, I think I am going to try your multi/fsc combo and voltage see how I run
Edit: Tried it, got bs 10 seconds in. I did same multi and cpu had the voltage at 1.425 was running 1.456 cpuz and i tried at 1.45 but it was too hot, i think 1.488 in cpuz
After running IBT for several hours, the program finally registered an error. Temps never got above 53C using the Package temperature on HWMonitor, though. I bumped the voltage again, and mine now registers 1.488v as well. The small voltage bump seems to have been enough; I'm now able to run IBT as much as I want to, although the system pulls a ridiculous 500+W at the PSU when I do. Temps maxed at 55C, but were almost always in the low 50s.
In real-world usage patterns, I would regard the OC as stable at the 1.456 setting, but it needs 1.488 for 100 percent stability. Heat isn't a problem at all, but there's a Silverstone FHP-141 in performance mode on the HE01, and two very large case fans deployed near the CPU as well. It's not exactly quiet. I've played around with the configuration for best results and ended up setting the 120mm fan at the back of the case to intake, where it blows right into the large half of the HE01, creating a push-pull with the FHP-141. And there's a 140mm 1850 rpm fan right above it, set to exhaust, which sucks hot air from right above the HE01. Doesn't seem like it should work so well, but it does.