Originally Posted by mattliston
I vote for ignoring the cpu stuff for the moment, other than setting it to 4ghz with NO TURBO. and no power saving stuff on. the swapping back and forth from super low clocks to regular clocks DOES cause stability issues on some motherboards.
You are perfectly describing VRM overheat protection.
MSI was well known for using sensitive crap power delivery on the AM3/3+ motherboards. Powerful on paper, crappy in real world use. The 990 chipset baords are better though.
COOL THOSE VRMS!!!
then you can really have some fun!
Could probably do 4.3GHz safely, but undo the base clock OC (set it back to 200MHz). Looks like it hit voltage wall at 4.4GHz.
I checked out that recommended fan off ebay, holy cow, I need a pair of those in 120/140mm size if someone knows the model number. I dont care about ahving a computer that is hvoering 3 inches off the desk lol.
It's hard to find 120mm Deltas with PWM. Your best bet is probably the Noctua IPPC series.
For 140mm, Silverstone FHP141.