So guys I need some help trouble shooting a problem I am experiencing. I recently delidded my FX-8370. Yes I delidded a soldered cpu. I did it as I wanted to learn how to do it and I could learn on a CPU that because of its age isn't worth very much any more. Long story short. Everything seemed to go smoothly. I delidded the cpu without damaging any of the little caps and resistors that surround the die. I applied Liquid metal and mounted my Raystorm block directly to the die. System booted first time. And passed stress tests at stock clocks with flying colours. CPU package temps reaching 2C above ambient. All ram shows up and is in dual channel. So all looks good.
So awesome. Time to get the overclock dialled in. I crank the cpu to 5050MHz (266x19) @ 1.5375 with CPU/NB at 2660MHz 1.3875V and HTT at 2660MHz with my memory at 2127MHz 9-10-9-27 1T. Passes my quick dirty X10 very high IBT run. And passes longer runs of realbench overnight for about 14hours.
Satisfied that this should be good enough to game and bench on I decided to load up Timespy to see if I could break 4K physics with my cpu at this clockspeed. I have the advanced Ed so I can skip the demo. Go straight into GT1 and it finishes loading aaaaaannnnnnnndddd black screen. Complete hardlock with a Blackscreen. So I think to myself ok. That's odd. We will try again. As I power down and reset the pc. As it logs back into Windows I get a display driver stopped responding error. But whatever I try again and same result. Long story short this black screen of death is plagued me for about a week and I have been tearing my hear out trying to solve it. Here are the steps I have taken thus far.
DDU'ed and reinstalled drivers.
Rolled back to older drivers. Tried 19.10.1, 19.9.2 and 19.5.2
Lowered cpu overclock to a very safe overclock of 4.5Ghz
Run optimised defaults in bios (passes)
Run an insanely low voltage for my OC (passed once)
Run 2x memory sticks. Swapped them around reseated.
Swapped my Sata cables.
Run stock speeds at elevated Vcore (crashes)
So interestingly enough I found a pattern emerge. Cpu overclocks were crashing the system. Even though I am pretty sure we are stable. So cpu that's fine. It passes stock clocks which is good to know as well. But the interesting thing i have found is this.
Vcore seems to crash the system.
At stock clocks for everything, except setting the Vcore a bit higher at 1.35V. And the system Blackscreens in a 3d load and I have to reset the machine. So it's Vcore related? 4GHz stock clock at slightly higher voltage and the system falls on its face.
Previously before the delid I ran 5GHz on my cpu at 1.5Vcore.
I don't understand maybe I damaged something in the delid process. But visually everything looks good. Temps are good. For the most part.
Under Avx IBT
CPU at 5050MHz sits in the mid 60s on the package.
Motherboard cpu socket gets hot (mid 80s) but no throttling. I have upgraded the VRM cooling on my motherboard so it throttles later when it comes to socket Temps.
Stock Temps are 2c above ambient for core temps.
So yeah. So rig specs are in sig.. But some things have changed.
FX 8370 at 5050MHz 1. 537v / 2660MHz [email protected]
/ 2660 HTT. (safe clocks 4.5GHz 1.35V) (elevated Vcore stock clocks 4Ghz @1.35V )
Asus M5A99FX Pro r2.0 with VRM fan. Revised VRM heatsink mounting mechanism, back side socket fan and heatsinks on the driver ICs on the back of the board.
Corsair Dominator plat 32GB 4x8GB 2666MHz @ 2127MHz 9-10-9-27
AMD Vega 64 @ stock.
Full custom loop with total of 640x45mm rad space. Cpu direct die with liquid metal to raystorm cpu block. Vega 64 with full cover Barrow waterblock.
At this I can only imagine I screwed something up on my cpu in the delid process. But I don't know what it could be as there were no damaged caps or resistors. The die looked pretty good with some minor surface scratches after removing the remaining solder.