Originally Posted by PimpSkyline
I'm still a little Jelly that you got a 8320 to 5Ghz at a reasonable Vcore, that's differently a rare case.
i don't know... i'm sitting at 5.0 with my 8320 and 1.45 vcore... though under load i think the LLC bumps the vcore up to 1.48 or so; thats with 20 passes on extreme setting for IBT. hasn't shown any instability so far. everything is rock solid.
that said i wasn't able to get prime95 to run for more then 10 seconds or so before a core would crap out once i got past 4.6ghz (different core every time)
Originally Posted by Vencenzo
Starting to get the vibe that the newly sold 8350's are all golden chips compared to the old ones. Even if the new guys don't understand they need to run IBT avx max.
well this chip i suspected was golden when i hit 4.6ghz on stock vcore and did a 12 hour prime95 burn with it. I got it to load into windows and run long enough for validation at 5.3ghz and 1.55 vcore. That said this h100 isn't enough for this chip over 1.45 volts on the vcore; frankly it rides the razors edge at 5.0ghz... that's literally right up against the limits of my case airflow (for the vrms) and the h100 can manage. I suspect i'll have to dial it back a step or two in the summer. Or get a better cpu cooler. This whole thing has me thinking about getting a water loop to cool the cpu and vrm/nb.
either way it crashes with any power saving features on... so i might dial it back just to get q&c working right again.Edited by azanimefan - 1/25/14 at 7:54am