Very nice job on that de-lid!!
Cool the VRM package area if you aren't already. Then slap a fan at the back of the board where the cpu socket resides. That should help bring that socket temp down.
For anything much faster, 2 things play a role. Temps and luck of the draw.
So to get faster than you are, you'll find 1.5250v to be the Boost P-state voltage of the FX-9590 which would be the absolute minimum to run that FX processor on all cores. So you're right on the money so far in this aspect.
Yes, always turn off the power savings.
One sign of degradation is issues at stock where it requires more voltage than the p-state suggests to run that frequency. It happens when processor wear and start leaking a tad more than when new. Generally a result of high OCs and temps through time. No biggie, I've seen it a lot.
To comment on Cpu/NB, the 1.4v isn't really too high, but you'd only push more for that memory stability.
The Hyper transport will likely easily do well over 3ghz. I've had mine over 4ghz.... yes on a much better board and different cpu, but make no mistake, your HT clock is low just over stock 2666.
The voltage for NB is chipset or NB core voltage. The CPU/NB voltage is IMC. The HT voltage, 1.30v is a good starting point for OC. Be sure to OC this on a known stable CPU frequency.
back to the de-lid. While I'm thinking on it, the cooler mounting must be flush and tight. If it's not, you may get shut downs from core spikes. If you go too tight, you may experience no posts. This means the motherboard is bending too much and the pins aren't all making good contact. There is a fine spot between too tight and not tight enough.
But yea man, nice job. It's good to see other people de-lidding soldered processors. I was pretty lonely for the last 8-10 years lol. Funny 8auer is so praised for de-lidding.... naturally after killing a few in the process to become successful. But the waterblock mounting technique is very important. A lot of attention needs to applied here. Can't just slap the cooler on and expect some awesome temp drop.....
SO, what I want you to do, hopefully you can do...., is post bios and monitor temps. watch the cpu temp. gently go around your mounting screws and tighten each just a smidge. keep close eye on temps. If the post you tighten raises temps, back it off and tighten the one kiddy corner. You may have to spend a little time getting the clamping force even and tight enough for a satisfied temp without heat spike issues, remember the software pulls much later than the cpu actually hits the temp generally some 1000ms behind. So you'll spike that core and never even know it.
But so far so good Alastair!!
And sorry late to the party bud, I don't frequent this forum.
Last edited by ShrimpBrime; 10-22-2019 at 03:44 PM.