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Well I got the new EVGA PSU installed, so far so good. I can even OC using AMD Over drive now without crashing. By the way, it has 2 - 4 pin CPU plugs.

I've added a top exhaust case fan while I was in there. You're probably wondering how did I get the cooler to fit in that case, with great difficulty. I had to remove the top plastic part. If I ever add a video card it'll be a very tight fit as you can see.

Please excuse the terrible cable management.

post #12 of 14
if you want a cheap easy DIY cable management hack for your setup...

go to a local hobbyshop and buy a plastic project box. Porbably labeleed as electronics project enclosure.

grab one that roughly fits the height and width of the PSU, and make a "room"


Then go to hardware store, and grab something like a PVC tube about 1 1/2 or 2 inches in diameter. Cut it in half lengthwise, and paint it black after measuring how long it needs to be vertical.

Then BOOM, nice hidden wires without needing to force everything tightely behind the back side panel thumb.gifthumb.gif


Glad the PSU is helping you out. CLEAN power is a HUGE help to overclocking thumb.gifthumb.gif
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Thanks for the tip on the cable management, I'll give it a try. I have some bad news regarding the random shutting down issue, I just happened again today.

It's most likely the ram. My system only runs stable at the 1600mhz setting even though the ram is rated for 2133mhz, nothing above. But I should probably mention I've always used a pre-configured XMP profile. From what I've heard you can't use XMP profiles with AMD CPUs, the timing should be set manually. I have no idea how to even start that process. Also, I can't select voltage at small increments, I can select 1.50 or 1.65. But the sticker on the ram indicates 1.60. I've attached some images from the windows 10 event viewer. Not sure if these means anything or if anyone can help decipher it. I'd really like to run my ram at higher speeds if possible.





Thanks,
Swift
Edited by Swift6066 - 12/8/17 at 9:04pm
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Not all amd motherboards can deal with XMP profiles.

my crosshair can, but its specifically advertised as a badass overclocking motherboard tongue.giftongue.gif


In the BIOS, you have a selection titled "Memory-Z"


I would go into there, and make eveyrthing auto.

Then back out and make sure the 4 main timings are the 10-xx-xx-xx or whatever. for now, set command rate (CR) to 2, generally it will be at or near the bottom of ram timing settings.

Then just play with memory strap and FSB/BCLK until its running 2000mhz, and simply turn the dial up a notch, test for stability. turn the FSB up a notch, test for stability.



Might take a few days of tweaking to find it, but Im sure you can do it.

EDIT set ram voltage to 1.65. most DDR3 ram can be perfectly okay with as high as 1.75 volts, but 1.65 is a standard setting to stabilize any overclocked memory. My Trident ram, when run at its standard 2400MHz, can actually pass stress testing at 1.58 volts instead of the 1.65 it wants. Perhaps that is why I can run it at 2500MHz overclocked at only 1.67 volts , which is a very minor voltage increase over default.

Takes a little trial and error, not every motherboard reacts the same thumb.gif
Edited by mattliston - 12/9/17 at 7:38pm
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