Originally Posted by Soldierbyname
Hi guys, and maybe ladies??
New to the club, but have overclocked my gear since the early 90's.
Have a few questions about my new fx-8320.
CANT seem to get over 4.5ghz stable
just upgraded from a BD fx-6100.
Was able to run my fx-6100 at 4.6ghz(on air Zalman 10x) at 1.4875v all day long at 42c idle and 60c full load and I did for a year, pc is on 12hrs a day working, I play games and my wife is on photoshop ,streaming videos and converting dvds.
Now Had the get a closed loop for the fx-8320, because the heat is unreal!!
My rig is
Asus Sabertooth 990fx gen 1
2-4gb 1600mhz corsair vengeance, @ 1720mhz 1.575v
2-6870s with coolers(accelero plus 2 and gelid, running at 970/1175
seasonic x760 psu, 3.3v-25amp, 5v-25amps, 12v-63amps(single rail), -12v-0.5amps, +5vsb-3amp
cooler master elite case
2- 120gb muskin sata-6 ssd (first for OS , second for my games)
1- 2tb- green( for photos storage)
2- 120mm cougar-performance led fan on the rad.-exhaust
2- 120mm silentx fans on side(intake) and back(exhaust)
1- 140mm front, intake
1- 92mm bottom-intake
and have 1- 80mm fractal on the VRMs
So I have lots of air flow!!
Now set the vcore to 1.41250-but cpu-z show 1.404v
llc-extreme -brings it up to 1.464v under load
cpu current 140%
cpu-nb llc- high
cpu-nb current 120%
at this setup in prime95 hit 65c on the chi and 71c socket. I shut it down after 15min cause don't want to fry the chip
running the nb ht and cpu-nb just below factory settings, cause there is no need to go higher right now.
did I get a lame chip??