Originally Posted by lsdmeasap
You may need more vcore, what did 1.4 give you in windows at idle/load? I had to use 1.425 on a few 8400's have used
MCH Core = Too much
It either blue screened or did the black screen with "loading windows...." or the windows boot options screen. It did not like the hi vcore at all. And as for as the mch core goes, Noguru told me to set that. What would you recommend at 3.8? I'm very stable now after running over 20 runs of ibt at high priority, and i ran 3dmark '06 and got just under what i have in my sig @3.83...that was in xp which is optimized for gaming.
Like i said, i tried different multi's loosening ram timings, vcore, mch and nothing worked at 4ghz. I almost borked my win install. 1.4 vcore was probably what blew out the activation update. I still can't believe an oc effort would blow out a freakin win update! And just that one.
I'm finished. I'm rock steady at 3.8 ghz and I'm leaving everything where it is. I might take Noguru advise and remove those dumbass blue covers on the heatsinks. I can't believe someone would put covers on them to literally block airflow to the hs fins. Gotta be one of the dumbest designs i ever seen, especially on such a nice mobo.
I have 3 120mm intake case fans on the side and 4 exhaust, so i have nice airflow. Temps never went over 64c ibt load. I want this chip to last a while, so i don't want to give it as much as it can handle.
So now i don't know who to believe about the mch core...you or Noguru? I'm a i overvolting the mch needlesly? Noguru, what do you think about this? Not wanting to create any conflicts, here, I just feel like I'm getting mixed messages now.