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I can answer my own question it seems. A higher VRM switching frequency delivers cleaner power to the CPU. So supposedly a higher setting is better. But the VRM's get hotter. Guess it's time for some extreme thermal pads.


surely it would be better just to buy a saberkitty lol

with all the effort u r doing on that motherboard would it be just better digging a little deeper in your pockets
biggrin.gif The extra that a Saberkitty would give me. Probably isn't worth the money really. Thanks to @M1kuTheAwesome it seems he has unraveled the mystery for me. 5/10 runs at 4.95GHz with 1.464V. And I have started tweaking my ram as well 2133 at stock timings for now. But I did all my preliminary testing at 1600. (5GHz keeps on going to 78C until the board pulls the plug on it.)

Honestly. How much better would a Sabertooth be? 5.0? 5.1? MAYBE 5.2? It all comes down to one essential thing. How much is 150MHz. Worth? You might argue I just bought an 8370. Well I pretty much made my money back with the 8350, considering that the chips are actually more expensive now than what they were when I got it. South Africa. Go figure. Zuma is doing a wonderful job of crashing our economy. The rand is weaker against the dollar than it has ever been. And with that monkey at the helm it is getting worse every day. Motherboards are more expensive as well. But I won't be in the same position with the motherboard.

Edit. : besides. It's blue. I like blue.
Edited by Alastair - 3/12/15 at 10:28am
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I think in the end alastair is getting rid of all the headaches you're having not worth the $150, Then there's allso the peace of mind that the tougher board is less likely to fail and take the rest of your shett with it.rolleyes.gif
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biggrin.gif The extra that a Saberkitty would give me. Probably isn't worth the money really. Thanks to @M1kuTheAwesome it seems he has unraveled the mystery for me. 5/10 runs at 4.95GHz with 1.464V. And I have started tweaking my ram as well 2133 at stock timings for now. But I did all my preliminary testing at 1600. (5GHz keeps on going to 78C until the board pulls the plug on it.)

Honestly. How much better would a Sabertooth be? 5.0? 5.1? MAYBE 5.2? It all comes down to one essential thing. How much is 150MHz. Worth? You might argue I just bought an 8370. Well I pretty much made my money back with the 8350, considering that the chips are actually more expensive now than what they were when I got it. South Africa. Go figure. Zuma is doing a wonderful job of crashing our economy. The rand is weaker against the dollar than it has ever been. And with that monkey at the helm it is getting worse every day. Motherboards are more expensive as well. But I won't be in the same position with the motherboard.

Edit. : besides. It's blue. I like blue.


i get what u are saying, but to me your board is screaming at you, like a car does on high revs unable to change gear lol, the saberkitty will handle that power much more efficiently

or i could be just full of crap

wubsmiley.gif
Edited by gertruude - 3/12/15 at 10:55am
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I use an old style SSD, its a OCZ Vertex Plus R2 which is a Sata type 2 drive, its slow as far as modern drives go ....http://ocz.com/consumer/vertex-plus-r2-sata-2-ssd .

SSD


So I started experimenting with a Ram Disk, currently I am using it for my Photoshop but will add other software once I'm used to using it.

Ran Disc


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I think in the end alastair is getting rid of all the headaches you're having not worth the $150, Then there's allso the peace of mind that the tougher board is less likely to fail and take the rest of your shett with it.rolleyes.gif

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biggrin.gif The extra that a Saberkitty would give me. Probably isn't worth the money really. Thanks to @M1kuTheAwesome it seems he has unraveled the mystery for me. 5/10 runs at 4.95GHz with 1.464V. And I have started tweaking my ram as well 2133 at stock timings for now. But I did all my preliminary testing at 1600. (5GHz keeps on going to 78C until the board pulls the plug on it.)

Honestly. How much better would a Sabertooth be? 5.0? 5.1? MAYBE 5.2? It all comes down to one essential thing. How much is 150MHz. Worth? You might argue I just bought an 8370. Well I pretty much made my money back with the 8350, considering that the chips are actually more expensive now than what they were when I got it. South Africa. Go figure. Zuma is doing a wonderful job of crashing our economy. The rand is weaker against the dollar than it has ever been. And with that monkey at the helm it is getting worse every day. Motherboards are more expensive as well. But I won't be in the same position with the motherboard.

Edit. : besides. It's blue. I like blue.


i get what u are saying, but to me your board is screaming at you, like a car does on high revs unable to change gear lol, the saberkitty will handle that power much more efficiently

or i could be just full of crap

wubsmiley.gif
While I do see what you guys are saying. What I probably should have done is bought a Saberkitty right out the gate. But I didn't. Now I am stuck with this one. But she seems to be doing alright. I probably need to just redo the thermal pads between the VRM heatsink and the VRM's to improve temps. But 4.95GHz is definitely as far as these boards can go. And I am cool with that. She is not screaming badly at all now. Now that I fixed the throttling. Setting CPU VRM Frequency switching to auto from 400 seemed to fix the problem. Socket temp at 73C during the 10 runs at 4.95GHz. Besides. If I owned a Sabertooth. I would also push it to screaming point. It is just what I do with hardware. And I am sure my motherboard will last long enough to see this platform through. I mean. I been driving these 6850's in the redline for 3 years now. And they are still rocking!
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While I do see what you guys are saying. What I probably should have done is bought a Saberkitty right out the gate. But I didn't. Now I am stuck with this one. But she seems to be doing alright. I probably need to just redo the thermal pads between the VRM heatsink and the VRM's to improve temps. But 4.95GHz is definitely as far as these boards can go. And I am cool with that. She is not screaming badly at all now. Now that I fixed the throttling. Setting CPU VRM Frequency switching to auto from 400 seemed to fix the problem. Socket temp at 73C during the 10 runs at 4.95GHz. Besides. If I owned a Sabertooth. I would also push it to screaming point. It is just what I do with hardware. And I am sure my motherboard will last long enough to see this platform through. I mean. I been driving these 6850's in the redline for 3 years now. And they are still rocking!

I'm probably going to get the kitty..... not a huge fan of the dookie brown, but I don't have a window anyways.
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While I do see what you guys are saying. What I probably should have done is bought a Saberkitty right out the gate. But I didn't. Now I am stuck with this one. But she seems to be doing alright. I probably need to just redo the thermal pads between the VRM heatsink and the VRM's to improve temps. But 4.95GHz is definitely as far as these boards can go. And I am cool with that. She is not screaming badly at all now. Now that I fixed the throttling. Setting CPU VRM Frequency switching to auto from 400 seemed to fix the problem. Socket temp at 73C during the 10 runs at 4.95GHz. Besides. If I owned a Sabertooth. I would also push it to screaming point. It is just what I do with hardware. And I am sure my motherboard will last long enough to see this platform through. I mean. I been driving these 6850's in the redline for 3 years now. And they are still rocking!

I'm probably going to get the kitty..... not a huge fan of the dookie brown, but I don't have a window anyways.
Well I have told myself that if I get a Saberkitty I will be painting it.
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Well I have told myself that if I get a Saberkitty I will be painting it.

SERIOUSLY thinking about checking this out though man:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157577&cm_re=asrock_970-_-13-157-577-_-Product

I mean, look at the features.... it even does 8x/8x crossfire... rolleyes.gif
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I have found that a lot of the setting (for myself anyway) in the digi section I leave on auto unless I'm really pushing the board hard ( 6GHz) I adjust the cpu/cpuNB current LLC and set the C/Tprobe to extreme to run full phase. If I'm hammering it that's when everything goes to max. So IMO switching frequencies really aren't that important at normal speeds.
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