OP, dont listen to the people in this thread telling you "oh that is such a high temp for x volts" and blah blah blah. From skimming this thread it seems you never mentioned your VID, which plays a huge part in temps on a CPU and what is even high or low voltage for YOU. Most people on this forum just go by: "A processor hits B speed at C volts" and that is the end of discussion, and that isnt anything close to the truth. Your temps seem perfectly in line with some of the CPUs I have seen others running and one of the ones I own. Your max speed may end up anywhere between 4.4GHz and 5.4GHz and no one can say for sure, even though the masses like to say you should hit right around 4.8GHz always.
EDIT: and no what is listed in CoreTemp is not always the right VID. That number changes with core speed and what P.State the CPU is in. Even if it were the right VID, it isnt low. 1.315v would be an average VID for an FX-8350. VID seems to range anywhere from 1.2v up to 1.425v, maybe even a bit higher or lower but those are ranges I have seen.
Originally Posted by chiznitz
Question for OP. Were these prime runs using blend? custom 75%? or small ftt's?
I'm able to run very low voltage with small ftt's just fine. As soon as I run blend I need 1.375 in order to achieve 4500mhz and I also need to bump up the VDDA.
You should run small FFT, large FFT, and blend tests to try to ensure proper stability. And for longer than a half hour each. Official stable speeds are always 24 hour runs, but you can call something stable enough usually with 6-8 hour runs. Dont forget to do other stability tests too though, not just Prime.Edited by EniGma1987 - 10/30/13 at 8:57pm