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Eureka! Finally... How is folding at full load and 4.0 GHz at 39*C? I haven't responded back to this thread because I wanted to get it right unless I was all wrong which was real close. I did many reapplications of the Antec Formula 7 TIM and could not get the temps down that was reaching max recommended temps. I tried the grain of rice in the center and it would not spread out. I tried spreading it thin and thinner with a razor blade and I would get max temps that wouldn't go down. I tried my finger in plastic and this stuff would not come off the plastic as I was trying to apply it. This is really thick stuff and hard to spread.I must of had a great amount of this TIM. Not because I was using a lot but because I must have tried in so many different ways to get this stuff to spread evenly. Finally I was rdy to buy arctic 5 at the home town radio shack but thought I would give it one more try. I applied it in a "x" form on my cpu from the recommendation here Finally low temps were coming. I burned it in for another 12 hours. This morning I tried folding with it. The core temps came to be 39 to 40*C. The Socket temps @ 45*C thanks to this thread's advice to place a stock cpu fan to blow air on the bottom of the socket. I am feeling pretty good about trying to reach my 4.5 GHz goal thanks to this thread but waiting for my FAH work unit to finish. Wish me luck.

What cpu voltage are you setting for 4.5ghz to fold?
post #272 of 4095
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Eureka! Finally... How is folding at full load and 4.0 GHz at 39*C? I haven't responded back to this thread because I wanted to get it right unless I was all wrong which was real close. I did many reapplications of the Antec Formula 7 TIM and could not get the temps down that was reaching max recommended temps. I tried the grain of rice in the center and it would not spread out. I tried spreading it thin and thinner with a razor blade and I would get max temps that wouldn't go down. I tried my finger in plastic and this stuff would not come off the plastic as I was trying to apply it. This is really thick stuff and hard to spread.I must of had a great amount of this TIM. Not because I was using a lot but because I must have tried in so many different ways to get this stuff to spread evenly. Finally I was rdy to buy arctic 5 at the home town radio shack but thought I would give it one more try. I applied it in a "x" form on my cpu from the recommendation here Finally low temps were coming. I burned it in for another 12 hours. This morning I tried folding with it. The core temps came to be 39 to 40*C. The Socket temps @ 45*C thanks to this thread's advice to place a stock cpu fan to blow air on the bottom of the socket. I am feeling pretty good about trying to reach my 4.5 GHz goal thanks to this thread but waiting for my FAH work unit to finish. Wish me luck.

What cpu voltage are you setting for 4.5ghz to fold?

Haven't yet. I am only 4.0 GHz since I started to burn in the TIM successfully. This night I will make my move for 4.5. Currently 1.35v for 4.0 GHz. I will let you know if 4.5 is successful.
post #273 of 4095
Im in the process of overclocking my FX-8350 on a crosshair IV formula. im currently at 4.4ghz at stock volts and the clocks seem to go between 3.4 and 4.4 ghz erratically in coretemp. Is this just the type of test im doing?? (large FFT's) or is there something i havent done right??
Also the biggest issue i have with amd is getting the ram stable. I have 8gb (4x2) gskill ripjaws x 1866 ram and currently have it at 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 timings. Is there anything i need to do to get this running stable at 1866??
 
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Lots of good info here. I have decided to return my phenom 2 965 and ordered the fx 4300. I don't even know what the stock clock is but I really hope to get close to 5 gig with proper cooling.

Edit: NVM went with the 8320.
Edited by bond32 - 4/7/13 at 12:48pm
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hi all. i just built my gaming ring a few months ago and i am having trouble getting my Processor to overcck correctly. would the fact that my ram will not let me clock it at the correct speed be a determining factor of this. I have the AMD 8320 Processor in a Sabertooth 990FX mobo.
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Im in the process of overclocking my FX-8350 on a crosshair IV formula. im currently at 4.4ghz at stock volts and the clocks seem to go between 3.4 and 4.4 ghz erratically in coretemp. Is this just the type of test im doing?? (large FFT's) or is there something i havent done right??
Also the biggest issue i have with amd is getting the ram stable. I have 8gb (4x2) gskill ripjaws x 1866 ram and currently have it at 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 timings. Is there anything i need to do to get this running stable at 1866??
Manually set the rated timings and voltage then try tightening them, i have my 1600mhz gskills oc'ed at 1866mhz with 10-10-10-24 but will be trying to get it tighter on 1600 tomorrow, also make sure you have not got something limiting or throttling your cores, theres a couple of hotfix updates for bulldozer/piledriver that stops core parking and theres also protection for heat that will underclock/undervolt your cpu, or something like that, follow the guide, double check all your settings and maybe start again, make sure your temps are staying within the limits too
Edited by amd-pcmarlow - 4/7/13 at 6:27pm
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hi all. i just built my gaming ring a few months ago and i am having trouble getting my Processor to overcck correctly. would the fact that my ram will not let me clock it at the correct speed be a determining factor of this. I have the AMD 8320 Processor in a Sabertooth 990FX mobo.

If you set the ram manually, ie 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 1.5v for mine, will it not run at the rated speed? Reset your bios to optimised default, then manually set your ram, save and exit, boot and test, then work on the 5ghz recommended, if that doesnt help then theres a problem with hardware
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yea ive checked all the settings and have turned off everything that should throttle the cpu but im new to amd and i really want this chip to shine. Anyone used this chip with the crosshair IV formula??
 
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yea ive checked all the settings and have turned off everything that should throttle the cpu but im new to amd and i really want this chip to shine. Anyone used this chip with the crosshair IV formula??

The crosshair is very similar to other asus boards, if you follow the guide then you should be able to get the chip to hit some good clocks
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Im in the process of overclocking my FX-8350 on a crosshair IV formula. im currently at 4.4ghz at stock volts and the clocks seem to go between 3.4 and 4.4 ghz erratically in coretemp. Is this just the type of test im doing?? (large FFT's) or is there something i havent done right??
Also the biggest issue i have with amd is getting the ram stable. I have 8gb (4x2) gskill ripjaws x 1866 ram and currently have it at 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 timings. Is there anything i need to do to get this running stable at 1866??

The CPU frequency will fluctuate with the Power Saving features enabled. You can disable them in the BIOS for stress testing your CPU, but it's a good idea to re-enable them when you're done.

If it is the Crosshair IV Formula that you are using, you would get much better results switching from an AM3 Motherboard to AM3+. I used to own the CHIV as well, and my Bulldozer testing proved to have many glitches and issues Overclocking on the AM3 platform.

The Divider for 1866Mhz memory may not work right on that motherboard, as Phenom II's used 1600Mhz. You might have to use the FSB. If you set it to 233 with the 8x Divider that will give you 1864Mhz. You will have to reduce the CPU/NB Divider and HTT Divider to keep them at the stock settings of 2200Mhz CPU/NB and 2600Mhz HTT.
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Lots of good info here. I have decided to return my phenom 2 965 and ordered the fx 4300. I don't even know what the stock clock is but I really hope to get close to 5 gig with proper cooling.

Edit: NVM went with the 8320.

Great choice. Average clocks for the 8320's seems to be around 4.4-4.7Ghz. You'll notice a huge difference over the 965.
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hi all. i just built my gaming ring a few months ago and i am having trouble getting my Processor to overcck correctly. would the fact that my ram will not let me clock it at the correct speed be a determining factor of this. I have the AMD 8320 Processor in a Sabertooth 990FX mobo.

As long as your Ram is running at or below it's stock settings it shouldn't cause an issue Overclocking the CPU. (unless the Ram is just faulty)
I'll definitely try to help where I can.

Please fill out your Rig Builder info, and add it to your Signature. If you followed the info in my Guide, please let me know what area you are having problems with.
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The crosshair is very similar to other asus boards, if you follow the guide then you should be able to get the chip to hit some good clocks

The Crosshair V Formula is very similar to the other AM3+ Boards, but the Crosshair IV Forumla is a different beast all together, and it's only AM3. Running these AM3+ CPU's on the AM3 platform causes all kinds of issues even at stock settings.
Edited by ComputerRestore - 4/8/13 at 5:37am
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