Originally Posted by Alastair
No one here is talking **** but you. Stop taking offense when people call you out. Because some of us actually have experience with the chip. Rule of thumb is as follows. Rule has changed slightly thanks to the new E chips, however even with the lower voltages they still run hot.
4.2GHz (4.4GHz max) = Stock cooling
4.4GHz (4.5GHz max) = Budget air. (CoolerMaster Hyper 212, TT True Spirit 120)
4.5GHz (4.6GHz-4.7GHz max) = Single thin 120mm CLC. (Antec 620, Corsair H60, TT Water 2.0/3.0 Performer, CM Seidon 120M/V)
4.6GHz (4.7GHz Max) = High End Dual Tower (Noctua NH-D15, DeepCool Assassin)
4.7GHz (4.8GHz Max) = Single thick 120mm CLC (Corsair H80, Antec 920, TT Water 2.0/3.0 Pro CM Seidon 120XL)
4.8GHz (5.0 GHz Max) = Dual 120mm CLC (Corsair H100I, Water 2.0/3.0 Extreme)
5.0GHz and above = Custom Water Loop.
And here is the list of decent motherboards out there. Edited to show some of the newer boards on the market.
1. Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z (5Ghz capable)
2. Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 (only board for Quad SLI CrossfireX) (5GHz capable) (not sure of the revisions)
3. MSI 990FXA-GD80 (5GHz capable)
4. Asus Sabertooth (5GHz capable)
5. Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 (5GHz Capable) (not sure of revisions)
6. Asus M5A99FX Pro/EVO R2.0 and M5A97 EVO R2.0 (Hard to reach 5GHz., 4.8GHz Capable)
7. Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (Rev 1.1 is 5GHz capable from what I have seen. Others are not really. Rev 4. Hardlocked in BIOS to throttle on powerdraw. 4.8GHz Capable)
8. Gigabyte 970-UD3P (Same VRM's as UD3 rev4.0 4.8 capable.)
9. ASRock 970 Fatal1ty Performance (4.9GHz capable with additional cooling)
10. Asus M5A99X Rev 1.0 (4.8 capable.)
11. Sapphire Pure Black. (Good on paper but finniky from what I have heard)
12. ASRock 990FX Extreme9 (4.8GHz Capable but very hard to reach. These boards seem to blow up.)
13. AsRock 990FX Fatal1ty Professional (Similar VRM's to Extreme 9 4.8 is a hard ask)
14. MSI 990FXA-GD65 (Capable of up to 4.7GHz)
15. All other AM3+ boards
These are the facts. Dispute them if you want. But unless you can actually show a genuine screen shot of your rig passing at least 10 runs of IBT AVX on very high then you are a troll. Cssorkinman and myself can't be trolls if we have been there, done that, and got the screenshots to prove it. Do not claim you can run 5GHz stable on an H60 without the proof to back it up. You are no better than the fools that come in here and shout "Herpa Derp I can haz 5 JIGGAHERTZ on a 212!"Here is a tip. Ever wondered why Prime 95 crashes ang gives you a hard time? You guessed it. Your not stable. Wanna know why you are not stable? You guessed it. Your running too hot. Wanna know what an extra few C's will give ya? 200MHz. Try get some better cooling. Then get your screenshots. Then comeback and prove you can run 5GHz stable.