Here is some eye candies for you. Some of you've seen this, else where, but thought it would be a good addition to the forum.
In search of lower temps.
For honesty purposes, the FX-9590 is hot. I don't mean it's warm or just hot, I mean hot!
I toyed with this cpu for some time. Learning the board and the chips abilities.
Much time has been spent with an automatic everyday user purchase and use scenario. (pretty much for me to game with
) and also to enjoy a guarantee clock speed of 4.7ghz and a multi core turbo boost of 5ghz.
Now I pulled the P-state list..... here it is
# of P-States 7
P-State FID 0x22 - VID 0x02 - IDD 18 (25.00x - 1.525 V)
P-State FID 0x1F - VID 0x02 - IDD 18 (23.50x - 1.525 V)
P-State FID 0x1D - VID 0x02 - IDD 18 (22.50x - 1.525 V)
P-State FID 0x18 - VID 0x0B - IDD 14 (20.00x - 1.412 V)
P-State FID 0x12 - VID 0x15 - IDD 11 (17.00x - 1.287 V)
P-State FID 0x8 - VID 0x25 - IDD 7 (12.00x - 1.087 V)
P-State FID 0x10C - VID 0x35 - IDD 4 (7.00x - 0.887 V)
talking 1.52500v at only 22.5X multi.
This processor doesn't remain stable under manual overclock conditions and trying to under volt a Cpu VID of 1.52500v
It causes freezes or system hangs like a SSD or HDD is going bad..... It's actually just a low volt typical AMD hang. No errors in testing, no overheats.... just hangs.
To make a long story shorter as I'm pressed for time this evening.......
At stock 4.7ghz with turbo and all green enabled, truth be told this processor would heat soak my 120.2 X2 rad set up cooling only the Cpu. Also in recognition the water loop is old. Rads have many years on them. Usually only run 5 rad fans as I am still doing. So essentially I was seeing thermal throttling between 30-45 minutes of stress testing.
65c Cpu socket temp - throttles. 90c Core temp, board shuts completely off.
Cpu would drop to 4.5ghz. I never say this gaming.... my games seldom use more than 2 cores. I don't have SLI, and I play mostly DX-9 games, One of my favorites being Hawken to utilize some awesome physx. Running a GTX 760, frame rates are always good even full physx.
Any how.... I wanted to eliminate that 65c thermal throttle with the stress testing but in reality it never happens just browsing and posting pictures like I will be doing very shortly here.
Any how, the de-lid was a success. Generally speaking Cpu socket temps stay 45c. With the stress testing I can keep her under 60c and this IS dependent on ambient temps. Nice warm loop, needs a rebuild.... but I saved my lazy butt some time on that fun!
Heres pictures, would be very happy to answer questions. Please keep in mind this is a daily rig, I seldom overclock it (doesn't need it) and enjoy very much the better temps!!