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In the future, we'll be having this same conversation except, the "problem" will be that light is coming out of some component rather than sound.

I can just see the thread title now:

"Help, I OC'd and now my CPU is glowing"
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post #23 of 27
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hmmm... max CPU (guessing socket) temp reported at 68C.... that's interesting. 70C is usually the limit there IIRC.

Your 12V rail sure is low. Barely within tolerances.


How are your case fans configured? I understand that case came with 3, have you moved them around? added more? Which way are they blowing?

You may want to adjust the way the case moves air now that you have a CLC in there. I found my best overall temps with all of the case fans blowing INTO the case, which provides better direct turbulence over the VRM heatsink and socket area, as well as effectively assists the radiator fan with positive pressure.

Did you turn off Turbo? (trying to set base clocks beyond turbo clocks would likely cause problems, never tried myself but exceeding 4.2ghz is where I would expect you to run into problems if you forgot to turn this off)

Did you turn off APM? (if available)

Are you using LLC? (some asus boards have a "buggy" LLC that causes instability, may have to turn it off or try try a different setting)

Keep in mind, that the voltage setting, is not the same as the actual voltage under load. Looks like you are dipping a little bit (but not too bad) from 1.425V (setting) to ~1.38V under a load. This is actually a pretty decently "tight" regulation and is likely reflective of a "good enough" LLC setting selection to continue on unless it is bugged. However, you may get better results by increasing the aggressiveness of the LLC setting to tighten up this variance. (example: I achieve 1.44375V as a "setting" through offset voltage settings, under a load, with a "medium" LLC setting (it's different on Giga boards), this will sag to ~1.43V under a load, or only about a 0.014V variance.) Tighter variances from idle to load are nice but not necessary. You can overcome voltage sag by just turning up the voltage and get about the same results. I just prefer the "tightly tuned" option because it makes me feel better about it overall.


Seems unlikely that the chip could be "that bad." You're basically at the turbo speeds and voltage, there has to be headroom in these things otherwise they can't sell them. Usually there's 600-700+mhz worth of headroom above base clocks on zambezi with the default VID.

For the sake of fulfilling some curiosity and perhaps offering some additional insight, what does your motherboard report (in BIOS/UEFI) as the default CPU VID (with turbo disabled, make sure to save/reboot if you disable turbo to get a "true" reading of the base VID)

So today I got a new PSU. AX860 from Corsair. It still shows the same voltage on hte 12V rail. Uhmm, doesnt seem to be like its the PSU that is faulty.
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So today I got a new PSU. AX860 from Corsair. It still shows the same voltage on hte 12V rail. Uhmm, doesnt seem to be like its the PSU that is faulty.

If you have a trusty VOM, I would measure the voltages with it.

Sometimes low voltages can be caused by the motherboard connection. In fact, on this board my 3.3 rail was dangerously low. Then I saw that I may have stretched the connector too much tidying up my case. After pushing the bundle of wires into the 24 pin connector, it was much much better, heh.
    
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found out HWmonitor wasnt accurate. went to bios instead and shows me 11.9954v
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found out HWmonitor wasnt accurate. went to bios instead and shows me 11.9954v
You should be using HWiNFO64 instead. It ties in exactly with the AI Suite II voltages and socket temps, and ties in exactly with AOD for core temps (but instead of distance to thermal margin it gives it in temps). thumb.gif
    
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where can I find HW64?
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