Originally Posted by JeremiahTheBullfrog
You only upped the cpu multiplier. Ram will not have a hand in that type of validation/overclock. I'm not really sure how you can even connect the two when you didn't touch the HT reference clock at all in that validation. And unless your vrm's are total uncovered with heatsinks or you are a 2+1 phase 5ghz is a weak, yes weak validation on a SS. Btw 790fx has taken amd to over 7ghz so I'm not sure where you say you'll need an 890fx?
It's not a problem with either the board or the ram. You just need more experience.
I've got plenty of experience, many years. The reason I know a different board would most lightly help is that the previous owner of the board also has a 1090T, he was only able to hit 5.2GHz also. He upgraded to a Asus Crosshair Formula IV, and was able to get the same chip above 5.8GHz.
With normal clock speeds (Around 4.2GHz) the RAM is able to run at up to 1200MHz 5-5-5-15, with higher clocks setting the Ram much higher than 600MHz leaded to the system not booting at all. Also what you cant see from the CPUZ validation is that the CPU-NB was well over 4GHz as well and it was plenty stable for Wprime 32M.
I agree this isn't as high as you should be able to get with phase, part of the reason I didn't post this thread. If you've got an issue, PM me directly, instead of posting in someone else's thread.
Also, as I asked earlier, have you done any better?Edited by Willhemmens - 2/18/11 at 3:07pm