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post #21 of 26
Alright, because if it is not that would be the reason for the high V.
post #22 of 26
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Yeah i set all the Autos to Disabled, so this should not have been the issue. So any thoughts on trying a new board? I'm debating getting the Asus Sabertooth as well.

From what I'm thinking this should lower my vcore voltage initially, right? And it should deliver consistent power to the chip and give me a better chance at Overclocking my CPU higher than what I have in the past.

If it does not means I have a bunk chip and the mobo upgrade will be a good stable board I can use later when I decide to upgrade my chip right?

If this is a PSU issue, is there any way I can test that theory out to see if it is the PSU?
post #23 of 26
I mean it will be a good investment anyway if you buy the Sabertooth you can get it if you want. I think to get to 4.5Ghz you are going to need a 1.46+ vCore IMO.
post #24 of 26
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Bought the Sabertooth board, installed last night, and checked the VID and it seems to be running about 1.38v or so. That is with all the default settings on the board so I'm betting if I turns some of the power saving features off things should adjust and be a bit better off. Once I get to overclocking I will try to update.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by lildorf View Post

Bought the Sabertooth board, installed last night, and checked the VID and it seems to be running about 1.38v or so. That is with all the default settings on the board so I'm betting if I turns some of the power saving features off things should adjust and be a bit better off. Once I get to overclocking I will try to update.

The average VID on those chips* run around 1.368-1.385 from what I have read. So you should be fine. I recommend picking up a decent CL Liquid system though.
post #26 of 26
I've seen many people on overclock.net overclocking the FX chips on a 970 chipset mobo even the 760 chipset like the GA 78LMT USB 3 rev 5.0. However these are okay with the FX6300 and lower. Maybe they aren't good enough for the FX 8*** series but that doesn't mean that the 970 chipset mobo's are bad for overclocking the FX series. The FX series don't only consist of the 8 core cpu's. Please get your information right before posting.
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