Originally Posted by anubis44
Originally Posted by MistrEd
Hey guys, I am new to this forum, but have been reading for about 3 weeks now and decided to join, about the same time frame I have owned this 8350. It starts out like this, no matter what I did tinkering with the voltages I could never get Prime95 or OCCT to run for extended periods of time, no more then 3.5 hours running P95 blend test, 5 or 6 hours for OCCT. I am running a straight multi overclock right now, all power saving off @4.5ghz, been trying for weeks to get them to pass the tests @ 4.5ghz. Gaming and everything else is ok. I tried initially getting it going by using no cpu DIGI+ Power Control . I found that I would have to raise my cpu voltages way higher then I thought would be normal with all the vdroop. Then I went a different approach and used Medium cpu DIGI, everything seemed to be slightly better but still would fail P95 and OCCT somewhere along the line. Now just yesterday, don't know if it was just the 1201 bios or my slight adjustment of the cpu DIGI, I put my cpu DIGI at High. Started running tests and noticed it was running with little issues with tests. So I started bumping down my voltages, which I will post later. As of right now I have passed over 13 hours of Prime95, I don't want to stop it for now. I would like to pass the 24 hour mark. The High setting for DIGI has stabilized my my cpu voltage as of now at 1.332 at 100% Prime 95 load. I decided yesterday to mess with the DIGI more when I was seeing the posts with the OCCT voltage results pics. I was about ready to just give up and go with 4.2ghz. I currently have my HT@2600 and NB@2400. I will post up my exact voltage settings later for everything, just gonna let Prime keep on running for now. I will report my results later.
Welcome to the forum.
Your post brings some potentially important information to the table, as thusfar, everybody I've read has been saying that on their otherwise stable FX-83xx system, o'ced or stock, prime95 has been failing. The thought was that perhaps prime95 somehow contained some problematic code, but if you are able to run prime95 stable for hours and hours, there may be more to the story. I will follow this prime95 intrigue with great interest. It might even affect my choice of motherboard, since the Asus Digi+ power control may be part of the equation.
You have not been paying attention if you think everyone is failing all the time.
The fact it fails at stock for multiple people at all makes it an unreliable program for BD/PD.
@MistrEd: Don't put so much weight behind one program. Try Intel Burn Test, various benchmarking software, AMD's Overdrive has a stability tester, various CPU demanding games, etc.