Originally Posted by fat chocolate
cssorkinman I just noticed your oc's in your signature and am baffled that you are able to get those speeds. Were they stable and what are you doing to achieve those?. Im trying to get 4.5ghz atm and am failing the p95 blend and fft's. I have my fsb at 225 and multiplier at 20. Voltage is at 1.47 but i guess isnt enough juice. Some insight to how you are gettting these would be amazing, and Mind is blown doing that with stock cooler.
Some were stable enough to bench some weren't , none were achieved with LLC and almost all of them were with MSI boards. The fastest I've been able to bench an 8 threaded bench was 5.525 ghz on wprime 32m , I was at 1.72 volts to the cpu on an H-100 with the help of some chilly ambients. Don't try that at home
The youtube video was in response to someone who didnt believe that I had hit 5.175 ghz on an 8320 with a stock cooler, I had already sold that rig so i repeated the stunt with my nearly identical 8350 system. Stable enough for validation only and it would be silly to introduce any kind of load to the chip on the stock cooler at that speed/voltage.
I've gotten the 8350 prime stable @ 5 ghz when it was new, but I don't think it would do that now without better cooling and a bigger psu than it currently has.
To be honest, the only voltage that really seems to matter is cpu volts and all you have to do is adjust it for the vdroop that will occur under load. 1.53 volts (1.6 setting in control center) is what both of my 8350's need for everyday stabilty at 5 ghz and both of them have 240mm clc's for cooling.
If you want to hit higher clocks cooler is better , psu's, more amps on the 12 v rail is better, lowering the ht link to 2200 helps with stability( in prime or IBT) for some odd reason and I have better luck upping the cpu multiplier and keeping the fsb below 220mhz .
If you have any particular questions , ask away, I may not have an answer but maybe together we can get the most out of this board. It really is my favorite am3+