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Time for another update, it was my birthday a couple of days ago and I decided to treat myself. I had a choice of a top 990 board or some water cooling, I decided to go for water cooling because the future of the am3+ is probably reaching its end of life and I have little spare cash so I must spend wisely.
I bought myself a Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT kit , I had originally intended going for a good AIO water cooler but like I said I have to think longer term, plus I can add some better cooling to the vrm area in the future.

Anyway here are the results,

@ 4.5
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



then a couple of quick runs

@ 4.6
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@ 4.7
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Well there you go, I think that 4.8 is within reach with some fine tuning and better vrm cooling, although I don't think the vrm`s can handle much more.

Im not sure how I got these results but they made me lol
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Not sure *** is going on with these but obviously some kind of software error, made me spit my coffee all over the screen, then I lol`d.

I`m sat @ 4.7 ghz as I type this but I will be backing down to 4.5, enabling the power saving options and see how she runs.

So it seems you can teach an old dog new tricks.biggrin.gif
There ya go, it looks like AMD have come up with a nice upgrade path for people with older kit and on a small budget, a big,big,big "THANK YOU" AMD dudes.

The gratitude I feel for AMD in producing this chip is almost negated by my disappointment in my Xigmatek midguard III Qi, whoever designed this case and specked it for up to 300 mm radiators needs his nuts put in a vice which is tightened by a large hamster wheel, while being driven by a very very old and slow (and I do mean ever so slow) tortoise.
(I must be sick or really pis*** off because I think that I`d pay to see this)

Good news for you Darkstalker420, now you should have enough information for you to take the leap. thumb.gif

Should anything bad happen (vrm`s crap out etc) I`ll keep you posted.
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Official review of the 8370, 8370E and 8320E by Jason and PunkX.

http://www.blackholetec.com/main/review/amd-fx-8370-fx-8370e-fx-8320e-review

Some amazingly low volts there (and well, good overclocks too...)
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Official review of the 8370, 8370E and 8320E by Jason and PunkX.

http://www.blackholetec.com/main/review/amd-fx-8370-fx-8370e-fx-8320e-review

Some amazingly low volts there (and well, good overclocks too...)

I have reason to believe that is basically spot-on for an FX-8320E.. 1.46V for 4.7GHz. I can't get past ~4.6GHz @ 1.41V. Anyone claiming 1.35V either has a golden chip, isn't testing their OC, or has not configured their BIOS properly.

Thanks for the link.
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Time for another update, it was my birthday a couple of days ago and I decided to treat myself. I had a choice of a top 990 board or some water cooling, I decided to go for water cooling because the future of the am3+ is probably reaching its end of life and I have little spare cash so I must spend wisely.
I bought myself a Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT kit , I had originally intended going for a good AIO water cooler but like I said I have to think longer term, plus I can add some better cooling to the vrm area in the future.

Anyway here are the results,

@ 4.5
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



then a couple of quick runs

@ 4.6
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

@ 4.7
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Well there you go, I think that 4.8 is within reach with some fine tuning and better vrm cooling, although I don't think the vrm`s can handle much more.

Im not sure how I got these results but they made me lol
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Not sure *** is going on with these but obviously some kind of software error, made me spit my coffee all over the screen, then I lol`d.

I`m sat @ 4.7 ghz as I type this but I will be backing down to 4.5, enabling the power saving options and see how she runs.

So it seems you can teach an old dog new tricks.biggrin.gif
There ya go, it looks like AMD have come up with a nice upgrade path for people with older kit and on a small budget, a big,big,big "THANK YOU" AMD dudes.

The gratitude I feel for AMD in producing this chip is almost negated by my disappointment in my Xigmatek midguard III Qi, whoever designed this case and specked it for up to 300 mm radiators needs his nuts put in a vice which is tightened by a large hamster wheel, while being driven by a very very old and slow (and I do mean ever so slow) tortoise.
(I must be sick or really pis*** off because I think that I`d pay to see this)

Good news for you Darkstalker420, now you should have enough information for you to take the leap. thumb.gif

Should anything bad happen (vrm`s crap out etc) I`ll keep you posted.

In your CPU-Z @ 4.7GHz.. I see a pretty low voltage, I assume that's not on load? What does 4.7GHz run on load? Have you ran this through Prime95 Blend for a long run?
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In your CPU-Z @ 4.7GHz.. I see a pretty low voltage, I assume that's not on load? What does 4.7GHz run on load? Have you ran this through Prime95 Blend for a long run?

I run an 8370E at the same vCore for 4.7. It may be an "E" thing.
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In your CPU-Z @ 4.7GHz.. I see a pretty low voltage, I assume that's not on load? What does 4.7GHz run on load? Have you ran this through Prime95 Blend for a long run?

Hi, I cant be certain but I think that's what it ran at under load, although it did fluctuate up to 1.41v or down to 1.38, I find that if I try for any higher V no mater what the Ghz of the cpu It will lock up, this is I assume caused either by the vrm`s on the board or my psu which is only a 600w corsair, so I'm pushing this system in a couple of areas. On the 4.7ghz run I only did 10 passes on IBT set to very high, same with the 4.6 run. for the 4.5 it ran for 100 passes on IBT as this is the maximum speed that I intend to run this cpu for the foreseeable future.

I would prefer to do longer runs under prime but I'm poor and cant justify it just for testing. With Bios settings the voltage always seems to come out at around 1.34/5 no mater what I try to up it to, further adjustments are made in AOD and then I try for the higher clocks but pushing the v above 1.4ish will result in a crash.

Being completely honest my aim was always to get this running on a 890 chip-set without throttling, 4.5 is to me a bonus, I will do a longer run at 4.7 when I get the chance, I have my young son coming over to stay for the whole weekend for the first time in 5 years so further testing is defiantly off the agenda this weekend.
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Chillipants my man YOU are a star!! It made me LOL listening to you explain about re pasting your VRM sink etc because i did the very same thing to mine (NB/SB/VRM's!). Helped with chipset temps for sure. WOW! you have really made me smile with this!! As you know being on AM3 isn't such a perfect world. Upgrade to what??? AM3+.... Why? This is perfect i can keep my old dialed in MoBo and drop in a nice 8 Core CPU.

And the fact you still had some OC room!! Excellent. Will stretch this rig out until AMD have some "new" stuff in 2016. In the new year i will drop (99% unless 3XX AMD cards are better/cheaper for same) an ASUS Strix 970GTX into it. Being as consoles are 8 Core tablet CPU's i think a Piledriver @4.0Ghz+ should have NO trouble beating it. Part of the reason i ain't clambering for NEW Intel stuff (well that and i doubt i could afford it LOL!). It's just not justified for my situation (1080p).

Next Gen games ain't as "Next Gen" as we were lead to believe so don't think massive CPU grunt will be needed imho. So think an 8320E would do it for me. And with a new GPU in the new year (whichever!) i think i should be ok for 1080p 'till 2016:D

Well done mate for persevering you GENUINELY have saved some of us guys with PhII's/AM3 who don't need NEW stuff but would like a little "boost" without junking their rigs some cash. I will look into the idea more now i know it's not just a throttlefest!! and it can hold the clocks. Cheers mate. +REP!

Thanx.
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I roll 8320e @4.5ghz 1.33vcore
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I roll 8320e @4.5ghz 1.33vcore

Nice low V there, what set up do you have? is it a M4a89gtd motherboard or similar? if so it would be interesting to see more details, my motherboard seems to be limiting my O/C with the vrm`s, if I set around 1.42(ish) v with llc on it might some times rise to 1.44v once it hits 1.44 I get a lock up and it doesnt seem to matter what the Cpu is clocked to if the v hits 1.44 it freezes even though my vrms are cool to touch, it would be interesting to see what v others can push to with this board/cpu combo. (be carefull)
Although my vrm`s are cool even under load, they are water cooled and I made a custom heatsink for the rear of the vrm`s as well.
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Not sure if this should be a new thread or not but seeing as this is the same CPU I thought it best put here for information for a direct comparison between the same chip on different notherboards.
A couple of months ago I had to give my old M4a89gtd pro usb3 motherboard to my son as I got custody of him smile.gif I put my old Athlon triple core in it and got a Sabertooth for myself and the 8320E, I have not had the time to overclock or much else with having to look after my boy but today I had a bit of time and cranked her up a bit, it seems like there is a bit more to come but I dont have the time at the moment to push her further. I hit the big 5.0 with this 8320e @ 1.5v so Im well happy. A 8370E (got a bargin) just arrived today so I have yet to see how that goes I will probably put whichever chip runs best into my sons pc or if they are both close on overclock I might get him a 970 board.

some screenies in case your interested

HWiNFO64 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

OCCT CPU "V" Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

OCCT Temperature Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

and OCCT CPU usage Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Just a multi overclock nothing fancy, I just wanted to see what this cpu could do and it did it with ease really, there is probably some more in there, it boots fine at 5.25 Ghz @1.55v but blue screens after about 5 mins of testing but I haven't had the time for more intricate tweaking yet and now I have a 8370e to play around with as well for comparison.

So there you have it, at least a good 300Mhz boost over the M4a89Gtd pro, not a big increase and probably not worth the motherboard upgrade, if I hadnt had to donate my old board to my son Id say if you have a Fx running good in an older board like this, its probably not worth the upgrade I only did it because my son had to have a computer for school work etc.

When I get the chance I will run the 8370e in the M4a89gtd motherboard and will update here for info.
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