Hi! I am having some problems. Either I lost the silicon lottery or something goes horribly wrong. This is my setup:
MB: Aorus Master with F10b BIOS
CPU: 9900K R0 / SRG19 stepping
Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum SE
PASTE: Grizzly Kryonaut applied in X shape
GPU: RTX 2080ti Galax HOF
PSU: Corsair RM850X
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO White 32GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Dual Channel Kit
CASE: Corsair 680x
SSD: 970 Evo plus NVMe, hosting the OS
Idle temps: 40-42 degrees celsius on stock, ambiental at 23-24
First, I tried this guide:
Computer was starting, but I wasn’t getting video signal. VGA led on the MB was on. I had to clear the CMOS in order to get back into BIOS.
Next, I took it simply just to see what voltage I would be needing in order to get 5ghz to boot. So I dialed 50x and started with 1.370. Got bsod after post. Started going with 0.005 increments. Bsod until 1.395. It finally loaded windows, typed in my password and got bsod again before finishing to load all the startup programs.
Went with 1.4 and managed to load windows and programs. Started cinebench and when I hit Run CPU the program closed. I quit and loaded optimized defaults.
This morning I tried the Gigabyte OC guide, which I found here.
Once again, the pc starts, but I get no video signal, the VGA led on the MB stays on. Guess I will have to clear CMOS again when I get back home.
So, is it hopeless? Am I doing anything wrong? It’s not my first time oc-ing, it’s my first time using a Gigabyte MB. Is my chip broken? Should I just RMA the thing? Did I miss anything? Idk, power wattage setting or something?
I should also mention that when I first started the PC after I built it, I think I had F6 bios. I was not able to install windows because it kept crashing randomly. Also when I tried to activate XMP my BIOS was crashing, lol. After the BIOS update I was able to get it to run.
Funny thing is that I am 100% sure that during my first tasks, like running a UserBenchmark program to get some stock numbers my CPU was showing 5Ghz. Now, after I loaded optimized defaults, it wont go above 4.7ghz. Also my first result in Cinebench R15 was above 2000. Now I am only getting about 1850-1880.
As I mentioned before, my cpu idle’s at about 40 degrees celsius. I tried an Apex Legends gaming session to see how hight the temps go and it went to mid 60’s. RTSS nevere showed me above 4.7ghz during that session.
One last thing, not sure if revelant. If I run now a UserBenchmark session, I will always get the message that the cpu has high background usage, above 50%. Nothing makes it work in task manager. Scanned with malearebytes and found nothing.
Please, I need some advices! Many thanks!