So ive been testing slowly and i think my issue all along has been not setting SoC voltage myself and leaving it on auto all along. I was mistaken last post about XFR raising SoC, it was ai overclock tuner auto sets 8.0 and i mostly have been using manual which raises it without raising frequency where auto raises SoC with frequency
i only able to replicate the 3v SoC issue with adding my HTC vive wireless adapter pcie card at auto ai tuner, stock ram and stock SoC @.8v and i didnt even need to heat soak anything like i thought. I just booted into OS, opened hwinfo, opened cpu-z and ran a bench to make sure my performance didnt drop especially single core which was fine. And then i just left it on overnight day before yesterday.
yesterday when i woke up 5 hours Hwinfo reported at some point it hit the 3v same as in last picture and also took up 40ish W power SoC. possibly after the 1 hour shut screen off timer i use. I disable sleep mode altogether as normal.
So i searched through tons of old screenshots and noticed it several times from a month ago + and when i just got the HTC wireless adapter. I found even older screenshots from before i installed the bios mod so i am as confident as ever that this BIOS is not the cause. I didnt think it was the issue but its good to have evidence 😉
I dont know if this is just a software glitch or if in fact there are 3v spikes going to my SoC i didnt think it could take that without dying but i think im going to have to somehow catch it with a multimeter but predicting it and not doing it by soldering a readout wire does not sound fun. Next board i get im soldering voltage readouts but they wont take it back if they see that -_- or to see what im trying i hope i dont need an osciliscope
I will be testing more but im trying to narrow down anything i can.