Exclusive thread for i9 9900k lottery losers :-)
I think I always lose the Silicone Lottery. Left and right people are reporting 5.0 Ghz on their i9 9900k's with around 1.2 v on the core. Heck, they are getting 5.2/5.3 around what my cpu needs (1.32).
After most initial reviews stated 1.35v as average needed for 5.0, I thought mine was ok but looking through threads now 1.35 v for 5.0 is very high. Am I the only one with a bad 9900k?
Let's start a thread for bad overclockers for a change. :-)
My basic specs:
Aourus Master z390
Corsair RMi 850 W.
It seems I am stable at 1.32 in BIOS, LLC turbo, c-states off, mce off, avx 0, uncore 4.7 in Prime 26, Prime 29, OCCT and Cinebench. Anything lower gives me BSODs or WHEAs.
I can get to 5.1 at 1.32 v with uncore lowered to 43 and run Prime and Cinebench but I get WHEAs. Didn't try more volts.
If I lower the uncore to 45 and voltage to 1.31v in BIOS, it seems I am stable at 5.0 too.
VIDs at 5.0 jump to over 1.4.
Is your i9 9900k a loser too? Please chime in.