Hey guys! I was recommended to this club by Alastair. I'm having trouble overclocking my FX-8320 past 4.4 Ghz. I've tried pushing VCore to it's max and yet, no results. I know of people who push this CPU to 4.7 with the same motherboard.
My last try to get 4.5 ended up in failure. I have no idea what is wrong. No combination of FSB and Multiplier will work (Though FSB overclocking seems to be more stable).
FSB: 215x21 (4.5 Ghz)
Motherboard: 990FXA-UD80 (no LLC)
Cooling: H100i, never exceeds 53 degrees at max load
Vcore: 1.65 volts idle, 1.58 volts load
RAM: 2xCorsair 2GB and 2xBallistix 4GB (12 GB Total)
RAM Voltage: 1.67 volts
RAM Clock: 1600 mhz
RAM Timing: 9-9-9-24 (Manually set)
NB Voltage: 1.35 volts
I really don't know what's wrong. I pass 4.4 Ghz at 1.38 volts load with flying colors, but I can't pass 4.5 Ghz at 1.58 volts, it doesn't make sense to me. I use both Prime95 and IBT AVX to bench. IBT freezes my computer and Prime95 shows a core failure (same core every time, core 6). I know that if anyone were to help me, it would be the overclocking geniuses in this club. Thanks in advance!
Many people said it was my RAM, but I've tried overclocking with only two RAM sticks with no luck. These sticks of RAM have never given me issues even with overclocking my 965 and 1090T.
More info on my issue here (My original thread):