Originally Posted by azanimefan
you answered your own question.
In my quest to get up to 5ghz i was constantly plagued with this very issue. It wasn't until i put a fan on the vrms would it pass consistently, which lead me to realize that before the fan it would pass the stress tests at night or early morning when my room was cold, and fail in the afternoon when the room was... well not quite hot but certainly warmer... i realized it was a temp issue.
Sometimes 2 or 3C is all the takes.
My poor motherboard (still dead) was able to take this 8320 to 5ghz... and for that it deserves a metal (especially since i only expected it to get me to 4.6-4.8)... shame i bricked the bios. This motherboard was a trooper.
I saw your thread, Im sorry to hear about your mobo
Maybe, I've been trying to fit an 80mm fan in that would blow air on my vrm but I just can't find a place to and method to secure the fan I also need a 2nd pair of hands once I find a way
, my temps are the same though CPU wise, no throttling but get the illegal sumout error after only a few min when before it could go up to 2hr where it heats up for a while and still wouldn't error or throttle.
My electronics have always been tempermental, even my 7870XT, One day it'll do 1200/1500 on 20%, the next i'll get artifacts and game crashes on 1175/1500 with 20%, and temps won't be the issue, I watch them very closely, and pretty much have HWmonitor up all the time
or my ram that would disappear when OC'd to 1866, which are now working without a problem on 0.05 less volts and better bench tests.
I believe this could be a 5ghz chip if it had the cooling to deal with 1.50-1.55v, but a Tx-3 isn't doing that and I know not to press past 4.5 for the time being, But I know 4.5 was stable.