Originally Posted by miklkit
Originally Posted by cssorkinman
Clickbios hasn't worked well at all for me, I have better luck with control center. What version of control center/click bios are you using? Also what bios are you on? I'm on bios 11.13 and CC 2.5.056 maybe that's where the difference lies.
If you have all the power saving mombo jumbo turned off, the board should burn itself to the ground before easing up on the voltage. In all my shenanigans, I've never seen the board throttle.
Something sure doesn't add up. http://valid.canardpc.com/s04jcj
EDIT: the article you quoted was referring to ASUS boards, which have OCP protection , both GD-80's I've had have no OCP
I started off with CBII and haven't gotten used to CC yet. CBII takes longer to make changes because you need to reboot the puter for the changes to make it into bios, while CC is fast because the changes happen instantly. I'm starting to make quick changes in CC and when I'm ok with them, then transferring them to CBII and rebooting.
CBII is ver.104. I tried ver. 123 but it does not work and is reported. CC is ver. 2.5.060. Not sure about the 060 as it is hard to read. Right now it is misreading the vcore at 0.9890v on the main screen but showing it correctly on that slide out screen at 1.544v, which agrees with HWINFO64 and CPU-Z.
I was on bios 11.13 with no complaints but the word I got is that for the 9XXX you want the 13.X bios, so I flashed to 13.5 before Christmas. 13.5 proved to be bad so I dropped back to 13.4 which seems to be good.
About the BSOD, this 8350 has never done it but the 9590 does. All the information I have found about it so far involves ROG and points to a bad cpu. I don't know if it is the board or the cpu kicking out but kick out it does.
When it BSODs I get a black screen. The rig keeps running but both the power and reset switches to not work. The only option is to flip the power switch on the PSU and reboot. I'm back on the 8350 and have been pushing to see if it will BSOD and it will not do it even though it has gone over both volt and heat redlines. 1.55v and 62c.
Is this enough info? I haven't even had my first mug o java yet.
I do know if I set the voltage to a value higher than stock in bios, subsequent overvolting using control center can be limited to the value in bios. So if you are overclocking with Control center, leave the voltage in bios to auto.
It could be the bios version is causing you the grief however. The only issues I had when pushing the 9370 above 1.55 volts were caused by heat.
As a final comment, I've messed with over a hundred chips, and never had one that was "defective" , nothing is impossible , but I would think that would be the last thing I would cast blame upon.