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1st take ht back to 2000 or add more vcore 2cents.gif
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trying now 1.375v with LLC on.
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***FF, when doing the test, the voltage dropped to 0.9v, the CPU dropped to 1.2ghz... the temp dropped to 20-30ºC for about 10-20 seconds.... I think it may be part of the prime95 test.

Testing 1.375v with LLC on.
4.5 Ghz

If this one fails I will take the HT back to 2000 and increase the voltage a bit like gridlock33 said
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OK, the lasts 2 tests failed... but this time is different.

Instead of the workers in prime95 just stop working, what's happening now is that after about 20-30 minutes of test, the PC freezes. Can't even boot... I have to hold the power button or cut the power on/off. Now I'm running the test with HT link on auto instead of 2400.

god help me.
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Froze again, gonna try with 1.35v on blend test for 30min, if it goes well I will just stop these torture tests and use like that, I don't think my PC will crash, maybe once every 6 months.
post #26 of 32
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When running prime95 is it normal for the voltage and core frequency to drop drastically sometimes?

4.5 ghz drops to 1.4 for about 10-20 seconds

voltage drops from 1.35 to 0.9v

Is it part of the tests???

I'm afraid it is happening because load line calibration is on
post #27 of 32
The voltage and clock drop during your stress test is the motherboard inducing a forced low-power state temporarily to prevent the VRMs from smoking. A common problem on amateur overclocking attempts on water because the switch to water cooling actually provides far less air turbulence over the VRMs than most air coolers, and as such, much more heat soaking problems.

Do you have the version of the M5A97 with or without the big aluminium heatsink on the mosfets?

My recommendation is to take that silly little 70mm fan that came on the stock AMD HSF, and suspend it over the VRMs, blowing directly at them.
Edited by mdocod - 1/15/14 at 3:15pm
     
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This was @ 1.33 load line calibration disabled and keep ht @ 2000 along with north bridge it keep temps down help some with your cpu throttling due to vrm 's getting hot probably biggrin.gif And yes mine would also throttle @ this speed but it did not effect my games any that i noticed. Just put a fan directly blowing down on vrm area thumb.gif Also try a quicker test 1st like Intel burn test which some will use to verify they are stable. I use several any who hope this helps. Just ask jason 387 he helped me bunches tongue.gif
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yes for me i had to go up a notch or two redface.gif from IBT testing to 8 hour prime95 look here might help http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
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Freezing on M5A97 boards is not a new issue, it has mostly been observed for FX-8xxx processors only, even I experience freezing when I overclock my FX-8150 to past 3.9 GHz, the stress testing is all OK, prime95 pass OCCT pass IBT is also OK, It would lock up during web browsing (Google Chrome to be specific), so the freezing issue might be due to bad LLC of this board since I used to keep LLC enabled.

You can install a 70mm fan to blow over VRM, it will keep you from throttling down.
    
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