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Like the title states, this was my first time overclocking an AMD CPU. I opted for the FX 9590 as I liked the idea of a binned chip from AMD, and I am one of the people who don't mind paying a premium for that. I read a few of the tutorials here on OCN and decided I needed to pick up a Crosshair V Formula Z motherboard and I was going to focus on NB/FSB overclocking.

So far I am stable at a little over 5.3 GHz and 1.56v. I know that voltage will make some people cringe, but the chip was already hitting 1.525 out of the box and temps are still under control with my custom watercooling loop at around 58c. Below are a few screenshots of where I think my final overclock will be. If some of you experienced FX overclockers could look at my current specs, I would really appreciate it. thumb.gif

Core: 5.31 GHz
Vcore: 1.56v
Multi: 20
FSB: 2925 MHz
NB: 2393 MHz
Avg temp: 58C - sometimes hits 60C






Edited by The EX1 - 10/10/16 at 10:37pm
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These are nice chips. Mines De-lidded. The clock speed is good but I'm curious how far you've stress tested this!

I have nothing to say besides it looks like a fine overclock from here. Show some benches!
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FX-9*** really not idea binned cpus. They are high voltage leak cpus. Meaning they run hotter than other FX 8 cores and most of the time they need more voltage to oc. Plus most people need a custom loop to keep them cool.
You have a descend FX-9590 chip there.

EDIT
You need change bus speed and FSB speed, because both are the same thing.
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These are nice chips. Mines De-lidded. The clock speed is good but I'm curious how far you've stress tested this!

I have nothing to say besides it looks like a fine overclock from here. Show some benches!

Ran prime95 for about 30min and then got impatient and wanted to start gaming lol. Completed Cinebench multiple times too although I wouldn't call that a full blown stress test. Played Battlefront and BF4 for a couple hours tonight with no issues. My fresh install of Windows 10 sure does feel snappy with this chip locked at 5.3. I even zipped about 11GB of my photoshop and illustrator files for work tomorrow without an issue. Hopefully I can just leave it running Prime for a few hours while I'm away.

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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

FX-9*** really not idea binned cpus. They are high voltage leak cpus. Meaning they run hotter than other FX 8 cores and most of the time they need more voltage to oc. Plus most people need a custom loop to keep them cool.
You have a descend FX-9590 chip there.

EDIT
You need change bus speed and FSB speed, because both are the same thing.

Fixed. Thank you!

I know about the 9 series chips being high leakage. Isn't that how AMD wants them to guarantee they can run at the advertised speeds of 4.7/5.0 within a set voltage range? I view that as a form of binning?
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They have high current leakage, not voltage leakage.

In general they need less voltage than a "normal" Vishera to reach the same clockspeed, but they'll still burn more power doing so.
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Leakage.

What's it take to hit 5.4ghz?

Lower the water Delta and you won't need more voltage.
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I wouldn't run Prime95 unattended.
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I wouldn't run Prime95 unattended.

You've got some time on your hands. smile.gif
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They have high current leakage, not voltage leakage.

In general they need less voltage than a "normal" Vishera to reach the same clockspeed, but they'll still burn more power doing so.

I have read some articles regarding chip "leakage" this morning and actually learned a lot. Never saw anything about current leakage vs voltage leakage though. Can you explain?

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Originally Posted by ShrimpBrime View Post

Leakage.

What's it take to hit 5.4ghz?

Lower the water Delta and you won't need more voltage.

I wish I could lower the water delta. Right now I am running a HWLabs 560 GTX and an Alphacool ST30 120mm. However, I also have 3 980 Ti HOFs in the same loop. With the fans on full blast the cards gradually get up to 44-45C and the CPU stays in the high 50s.

5.4 GHz might be attainable with more voltage but I keep seeing that 1.55v is the absolute max you want to push through one of these chips on water.

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I wouldn't run Prime95 unattended.

Is Prime95 the best utility for Vishera?I normally run IBT on my intel chips.
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I have read some articles regarding chip "leakage" this morning and actually learned a lot. Never saw anything about current leakage vs voltage leakage though. Can you explain?

Start with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leakage_(electronics)

You never really have voltage leakage in transistors. Just current leakage.

You may sometimes see lower-than-spec voltages being fed to components from your VRMs, but that is a different phenomenon, and is usually called vdroop.
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