Originally Posted by Mega Man
What rev? This board vrms are pretty good. (970a-ud3 uses same vrms as the original ud3/ud5/ud7s
At least the earlier ones do. )
What bios settings have you changed?
It's a 970a-UD3 rev 1.2
I have disabled APM in bios, as it causes major throttling. I read the feature is supposed to lower powerdraw by correctly maniging power. With it the on chip power sensor says 60W, without 110W. But It constantly bumps my CPU back down to 3.4ghz. Also this was the thing causing my 5ghz mega jumps, I documented when I got the board.
Other than that: LLC on normal. (extreme causes just stupid ridiculous Voltage boosts)
All C states disabled, with AMD cool and quiet doing a fine job of lowering clocks not under load.
Also overclocked Northbridge and HT both @ 2600mhz, but even without those it still VRM throttles.
I really wanna believe and hope you are right and it's a bios thing, caused by my mistake. My half-molten 8pin says otherwise.