Originally Posted by diggiddi
How are you cooling your setup? looks like I need one of these newer chips ....opens a new tab and starts browsing microcenter AMD Cpu's
Don't get too excited. The VRMs on that board are a big pain because they're 4 phases with a doubler. The board will do 2400 RAM but I wouldn't expect a lot of GHz out of the processor if you want to be HPM mode + Prime stable. Right now, with a 140mm fan blowing onto the VRMs and a 360mm radiator on the processor I am sticking with 4.6 at the max because I don't want my VRM temp to be 90C or higher based on The Stilt's data about VRM specs for this board. I'm using an L360 2.0 kit from EK with a Phantom 530 case. I am using the rear fan on the VRMs, blowing partially through them.
What the board needs is a waterblock for the VRMs in particular. I am thinking of trying one of the "universal" ones but no one gave me feedback in the watercooling board about those and I can't find any reviews so I'm wary.
The voltages you're seeing in my shots are definitely not Prime stable voltages. With your board I would expect better results from my chip, though. Also, if you do decide to get a new chip I suggest the 8320E which has basically been identical to the 8370E from what I've seen in terms of overclocking.
I am also, by the way, using the completely evil Liquid Pro TIM which I strongly suggest using with the utmost caution. My new method is to let it explode (because it does that) onto a plastic bag and then using an artist's brush to apply it from there to the heatspeader. It will shoot three feet through the air from the cruddy syringe they use with just a gentle press. I also strongly recommend against using that with a big air cooler because it likes to stick the CPU to the cooler. My 8320E died when trying to remove a terrible Zalman air cooler (awful mounting mechanism that cuts you all up when trying to use the special twist tool) that had a faulty bolt and which stuck to the chip (chip and cooler both lapped to 3000 grit). The pins ended up crushed. Edited by superstition222 - 11/7/15 at 7:39pm