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I've got a 1055T running 3.92GHz @ 1.456v 24/7 which is pretty stable after testing in Prime 95 for about 8 hours and doing some daily use for the past 4 months or so. The problem is, I'm running my 1055T on an nVidia 980a chipset motherboard.

I've tried another 980a chipset motherboard with no avail, but I'm not so sure it may be the motherboard. Should I start saving up for a new motherboard (Crosshair IV maybe?) or should I bend a pin on my CPU and call ADH since I have a net retail-warranty and get a replacement CPU? xD
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post #2 of 11
Some chips just cannot hit 4.0.... But I think it is your motherboard.
 
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post #3 of 11
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Yea I noticed. I'm really not buying the fact that my chip can do 3.9GHz on 1.456v. I'm sure maybe 1.464v or 1.472v (which seems to be the average chip these days) can hit 4GHz. Might as well start saving up for a Crosshair IV, but then I have to sell this motherboard, and my two GTS 250's and get maybe a GTX 470. Thanks =)
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post #4 of 11
Why do you want 4ghz? You wont notice an increase, and I would suggest not buying a new motherboard just to get .1ghz out of a chip when bulldozer and Ivy Bridge are being prepped for sale.

try to 1.5v though.
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
Why do you want 4ghz? You wont notice an increase, and I would suggest not buying a new motherboard just to get .1ghz out of a chip when bulldozer and Ivy Bridge are being prepped for sale.

try to 1.5v though.
Because I think I can squeeze maybe a 4.1GHz/4.2GHz since I'm using liquid cooling. Right now, my idle/load temps + vDroop control @ 1.464v are 27C/46C.
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Quote:
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Because I think I can squeeze maybe a 4.1GHz/4.2GHz since I'm using liquid cooling. Right now, my idle/load temps + vDroop control @ 1.464v are 27C/46C.


more voltage
post #7 of 11
Max is 1.55v right?
 
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post #8 of 11
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Max is 1.55v right?
Yup. But I'd like to be keeping it under 1.52v maybe to ease off on the VRM's. This is a 4-phase motherboard, another reason why I may want to upgrade . . .
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post #9 of 11
On that motherboard with an x6.... I really really don't recommend any OC-ing. It shares a MOSFET design with the 890GXM-G65, with no DrMOS and cheap 3-transistor design and NIKOS; this board itself has seen a few failures with 125W OC'ed processors, but the very similar 890GXM variant that has just about the exact same VRM system has seen so many failures with x6 that it's a trend.
post #10 of 11
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Okay, so I'm starting to get the picture that my board isn't the best. I'm really thinking of purchasing a new Crosshair IV this summer and getting maybe a GTX 470 from the marketplace here at OC.net.
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