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Literally will not go past 4.5GHz

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After trying a myriad of things (manual OC, AI Suite OC feature, AMD CCC OverDrive, ect.), I have basically hit a wall. My FX-8350 will absolutely not go past 4.5GHz at all, not one FSB notch or multiplier up. As a note, my temps have never gone over 60C on any of the cores.
I've tried all of these things:
  • Bumping voltages higher than what they need to be.
  • Dropping memory speeds and timings.
  • Disabling all the motherboard and processor power saving features.
  • Attempting only 1 memory stick
  • Increasing the LLC to higher settings
  • Disabling all other idling software during stress tests.

I'm about to get rid of this board and CPU if I can't get this past this point, It's slowly killing me inside knowing I put all this money into a really nice all AMD rig, and an overkill water cooling loop just to get stuck at the beginning of showing this processor's true abilities. If there are any suggestions to fix this, I'd be willing to try just about anything possible.
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post #2 of 11
That sucks must be something you're missing, its only 300 above stock.
post #3 of 11
First off, use manual in BIOS. Would not use an AI Suite.

Second, reset CMOS. There could always be a setting that is inhibiting your ability to OC.

Third, what is your mono? That would help to know.
post #4 of 11
Check out this thread from another forum... Testing does FX-83xx seem to flat line after 4.3GHz http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=724953&highlight=8350+wall
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post #5 of 11
Some chips just aren't cut out to be OC. You may have just got a bad bin.

BTW, I agree about ditching the AI Suite and attempting the OC settings in BIOS. You might have better luck.

Greg
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I tried it just as a last measure, I've been overclocking for some time now and I figured since I couldn't get it any other place, I might as well give it a shot.
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What is your CPU VID? Just asking because I have a higher VID CPU(1.3625V) but still I was able to hit 4.8ghz
4.5 seems low indeed
Also my 8320 (VID 1.40V) will OC at 4.8ghz
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post #8 of 11
I could only reach 4.2 with AI suite... what everyone is saying is true, you need to go into bios and do everything manually.
post #9 of 11
I know mine is Bulldozer but I can't get mine passed 4.5 either and I'm pretty ticked about it. Got this monster Sabertooth and can't anywhere. I can get 4.8 to pass 20 runs of Intel Burn Test but anything over 4.6 crashes after 30 seconds and 4.6 crashes after 3 minutes with OCCT and P95.

I spent the better part of the weekend trying to just get 4.6 to pass OCCT with no luck. So I'm with ya on wanting to throw this board and chip into the can and stock a M-Power and 3570K in there just out of spite.
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I only tried the AI Suite OC application as a last ditch effort, I've always done everything legitimately through the BIOS- but I only tried it to see if just that would work.
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Stronger, Stiffer, Cleaner.
EK Waterblocks R9-290X Reinforcement Bracket
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Intel 3930K (4.411GHz @ 1.35V) Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator GT 16GB Kit @ 1604MHz (9-9-9-24) Asus Raidr 240GB PCI-E SSD Samsung EVO 250GB Samsung EVO 250GB 
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(X3) NoiseBlocker BlackSIlentPro PL-2 @ 5V Bitspower 45* Single Rotary Adapter (Matte Blac... (X3) Bitspower Chrome Stop Plug (W/ Black O-Ring) (X2) EK Monarch (Nickle Base, Clean Acetal Top) 
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Bitspower Mini Valve (Matte Black) (X4) NoiseBlocker eLoop B12-2 @ 7V (X3) NoiseBlocker/Phobya eLoop Black "Silent Ed... (X4) NoiseBLocker BlackSilentPro PK-2 @ 7V 
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(X1) NoiseBlock eLoop B12-PS Bitspower X-Station (White) (X3) ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 5... Bitspower Acrylic Pump Top 
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ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 3 3-Pins) (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Nickle/Acrylic (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Reinforcement Brackets (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Backplates 
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HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 360MM  HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 560MM  BItspower Black Mod Kit XSPC D5 Vario 
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Bitspower 150mm Reservoir (Acrylic base, clear ... (X14) Bitspower X47 Acrylic Fittings (Matte Bla... (X3) Bitspower Dual Rotary Snake Fittings (Matt... (X4) Bitspower 90* Angled Fittings (Matte Black) 
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(X2) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 45* Multi-Link Ada... (X3) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 90* Multi-Link Ada... Bitspower Pressure Equalizer Stop Plug (Matte B... Windows 8.1 + Full Office Suite 
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BenQ XL2420TE Logitech G710+ Silverstone Strider Evolution 1000W (Sleeved by... CaseLabs SMH10, XL Window, standard ventilated ... 
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Razer Ouroborus  Akasa Venom XXL Schiit Asgard 2 (soon to be happening) (X6) Silverstone 120mm Magnetic Fan Filters 
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(X4) Silverstone 140mm Magnetic Fan Filters Vintage Soviet Ushanka Over Monitor, For Good Luck 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 Asus Crosshair V Forumula-Z MSI R7970-2pmd3gd5/oc (water cooled) Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Black  Windows 7 Home Premium  Samsung Syncmaster S20B350H Razer Anansi 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova NEX750G Cooler Master HAF-X (Modded) Logitech G700 Cheap one 
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Sound Blaster Zxr (when it comes out) CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee HD (Black) X2 120mm Bitfenix Specter PWM Red L.E.D Fans (o... X2 200mm Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D Fans 
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Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D 230mm Fan X2 Thermal-Star gauge style thermometers w/ cus... 10ft DangerDen Dream Flex 1/2 X 3/4 in Red UV T... GPU Block: Swiftech Komodo R7970 Full Cover 
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Phobya 400mm Extreme (Dual 200mm) Radiator Alphacool UT60 120mm Radiator Alphacool XT45 120mm Radiator Swiftech MCP35X PWM Pump (Black) 
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FrozenQ 250mm Blood Red Liquid Fusion Reservoir Drainage Loop (AlphaCool matte black T-block, d... Too many Bitspower Black 1/2 X 3/4 Compression ... 
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