Welcome to the group guys.You really should enjory your recent purchases.
Originally Posted by vypr
New crosshair IV owner here. I have built a new rig after being out of pc gaming for a long time. The last rig I built was using an AMD blackbird cpu!
Anyway I read a bunch of issues with the NB/SB thermal paste and heat issues. Anything else to watch for? Anything I should do before I start playing with the OC features? I will be adding water cooling to it in the near future as well as a SSD.
Originally Posted by Gecko
What are the safe temp ranges to run the NB? Im currently idling at 42 and maxing out at 47 degrees. It's pretty hot at this time of year here in Manila so it could probably contribute to my temps.
BTW Here's my first crack at OC-ing. Special thanks to The Sandman for the tips and all the trouble. I owe you beers if ever you happen to drop by here in Manila dude! Ive been having problems with this OC, particularly with voltages. Apparently the BIOS and CPU-Z werent in friendly terms with each other, giving my irregular and inconsistent readings. That made me settle for a 1.42Vcore for 4.0Ghz (lowest possible offset setting)
NB Freq was at 3000Mhz for this particular OC, which improved performance significantly. Ran 12 hours of Prime95 on blend to test for stability.Click here
Comments are more than welcome!
To my experience with CIVF, I would suggest only going with the BIOS you need and no further. You can move up but you can't move back as far as I am aware. I could be wrong but I haven't been able to move back when I've made the attempt. So do your dilligence and read carefully or move up slowly. I would suggest the latter if you're not already on your optimal BIOS.
With NB Optimal temps are in the low to high-mid 40s'. Max temp is about 60c or so. The NB issue seems to have been fixed on later renditions of the boards but if you find that you're having a problem, I've done the fix and you can find my write ups on it dotted throughout the thread. If you want to know everything there is to know or have a guide to OC'ing these boards, I highly suggest going back a few pages at a time from this one and you're bound to stumble across Sandman's very detailed work on the subject. Though you can always ask him as I am pretty sure he's got the information right handy.
Have fun with your boards.
If you have the non RoG CPUz I would also recommend going to ASUS.com and going through their list of utillities and getting it from there.