Throttling is normal but 13MHz??? Holy throttling Batman! That is going extremely low.
You may want to bring over some of the information that you shared in the thread you were already on like this:
BTW to other posters, this is from a separate thread.
Quote from M5A99FX Thread (Click to show)
Originally Posted by chiznitz
Currently working on stable 4700, confirmed a stable 4620mhz with a 7 hour prime run overnight, max socket temp was 52C...it was cold outside (below 32F so the air being intaked was awesome
Memory: 1364mhz 9 9 9 25 34
CPU Voltage 1.41875
CPU/NB: 1.15625 (just bumped this up one tick and went from 7 minutes fail in blend to 22 minutes without error so far)
VDDA: bumped to 2.53750
Defaults Everything else
LLC: Ultra High
CPU Capability: 130%
CPU/NB Capability: 130%
CPU Power phase: optimized
CPU/CPU/NB Response: Regular
CPU Power Thermal Control: 130C
I tested my power supply voltages with a mutlimeter last night and i didn't see any huge flucuations or anything alarming.
I do get lockups if I move voltage above 1.48 but that may be do to heat on the VRMs if that is my Actual issue.
I have a post in the AMD CPU forums about the throttling I'm receiving...is that the correct place? Appreciate the help, this has been super frustrating. I bought the water cooling because with rebate it was only $20 more and all the benchmarks i've seen show this thing as one of the top AIO water coolers, and it really is doing its job, my core temperatures are never anything to worry about. It's always socket or maybe VRM.
Wonder if radio shack stocks a thermal heat tester I could grab
Also, this is some help I received from a fellow OCN'r on my build. It may help you in your runs. Neurotix Quote (Click to show)
Originally Posted by neurotix
Getting a good, stable overclock on these chips with low heat requires massive cooling as they run hot as hell and a board with good loadline calibration.
My Crosshair has DIGI+ VRMs that are heatsinked. I looked up your board and it says it has DIGI+ Power Phase design. So, you might have some of the options I do for power phase adjustment. It looks like your board has heatsinked VRMs so you should be good with these settings. Some of them might be missing, just mimic it as much as you can. Getting these settings right made the difference between having a 5ghz system and a 4.7ghz system.
I got these settings from Krusher33 who used to fold for Dark Predators on a 5ghz 8350 on custom water.
Mine are set thusly:
CPU Loadline Calibration: High (Don't set these any higher than high. You will have some vdroop under load with these settings but that's normal for these chips. If you set them to extreme you will get more voltage on the CPU under load than what you set for CPU VID. This will make the chip run much hotter.)
CPU/NB Loadline Calibration: High
CPU Overcurrent Protection: Disabled (We disable this because sometimes overclocking makes the temp sensors on the chip a little screwy. Sometimes they will read insane values over 90C for a split second when stress testing. This is erroneous. However, if you're running Prime on an overclocked chip and your system shuts off completely, make sure this is disabled and it will fix it.)
CPU/NB Overcurrent Protection: 130%
CPU PWM Phase Control: Extreme
VRM Fixed Frequency Mode: 550khz
It looks like you've pretty much got all of those settings the same. (Some of his settings didn't exist in my BIOS btw and I had to find them under different names.)Edited by Terrere - 11/7/13 at 11:20am