Originally Posted by anubis44
Originally Posted by stickg1
I see a direct correlation between the temperature of my NB and my OC's failing. As long as I can keep the NB under 70c I'm good. I've yet to repaste and reseat, I will do it tomorrow and see if I can get better results.
Yes, please. I'm very curious to know whether the Gigabyte UD3's north bridge cooling issues can easily be resolved. If only a certain mod or technique can fix this issue, I'd go out and buy one tomorrow, since they're on sale for $115 locally (after $10 MIR). I really like the slot layout and the features of this board (and yes, even the all-black colour scheme is very cool), so please, please tell me that you only had to repaste and reseat and all is cool in VRM/northbridge land on this board. I just doubt much can be done without a heatpipe linking the two heatsinks.
What NB stability issues? Seriously, it does get hot, but it hasn't effected anything, and I have not replaced the paste. I'm assuming Temp 3 is NB:
Ignore the score, Cine was for quick temps, I have a lot running in the background.
Originally Posted by ComputerRestore
I had a bit of an idea too about the Memory/Frequency Scaleing with Piledriver as well.
Since it's not fully clear (as far as I know) what this bottlekneck is with memory scaling -cpu overclock and memory overclock- why not make a bottlekneck in the Ram.
Not entirely sure if this would work, but here's the idea. Running only one stick of Ram, test the scaling, up to whereever, 2166 - 2400. To see if it scales higher than a Dual Channel setup,
which would indicate that it's most likely CPU only. If it scales the same as dual channel mode then it's something else.
Is my thinking right on that? 1 stick should struggle to feed the CPU, thus benefit more from higher clocks/ greater scaling with CPU overclock? (with the obvious lower bandwidth)
Not quite, due to how the AMD memory controller works.
In reality, you don't have "dual channel" per say, you have 2 memory channels. They don't operate in 128-bit, they operate as 2 separate 64-bit. Each channel can be used by a different core at the same time.
This is what is known as UnGanged mode. Ganged forces the 2 controllers to work together. You can change this in the BIOS.
More then likely, the CPU/NB can't keep up after a point. As much as NB OCs don't seem to help normally, it would be interesting to see how 2400 fares with the NB at 2.6.