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i just got my Asus crosshair viii hero a few weeks ago I'm loving it. kinda wanted the wifi one but they was out but that's ok I don't need wifi anyway. tell me which one you have and how you like it
 
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I have the vanilla one as well I needed it the same day I purchased it and microcenter only had the non wifi one in stock. Overall I like it a lot bios seems super stable and my 3900X performs well stock in it. I only have the Asus X570 strix E, Asus X570 Tuf, Msi X570 unify, and Aorus Master to compare it to as those are the only boards I've had hands on with. All of them are great but if I could only have 1 it's a toss up between the Hero and Master both have things I like better about them.
 
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hi all, I was wondering if I should keep my vcore on auto? I think it's alright from all the reading I've done I learned that voltage at idle 1.35-1.48 is ok. what do you guys think?
 
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Mine seems to go down to 1.25 under full load but my guess is every chip is going to be different.
 
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I noticed when I ran cinebench r20 my voltage dropped down to 1.20
 
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Sounds right and I would just leave it auto.... 3950X is a better bin typically than the 3900X
 
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yep all is good, now I got to figure out that q code f8 every time I start ryzen master. I started a thread at AMD forums I haven't got a reply yet going to start one at asus rog forums.
 

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Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming!! :( :(
Mine seems to go down to 1.25 under full load but my guess is every chip is going to be different.
I must be having some luck then, I set mine for 1.00vcore and it's working perfectly... (Set in the bios not Ryzen Master software... Same CPU 3900X :)) Brings down my temps very well, even whilst boosting to 4.20GHz :)

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This was taken after a day of crunching and folding with FAH and WCG :) It's frustrating that the vcore's shown is different to what HWInfo show and Core Temp, but CPU-Z seems to show it correctly... Strange....
 
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Interesting your Vid looks higher than mine even though voltage is showing lower.


Mine runs super cool also but the h115i does a really good job even at 1.30-135v my master ran the chip at.
 
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I read on Reddit from an AMD engineer that if you run more then one sensor software at the same time you will get wrong readings. he recommended CPU-z he said its the most accurate
 

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Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming!! :( :(
I read on Reddit from an AMD engineer that if you run more then one sensor software at the same time you will get wrong readings. he recommended CPU-z he said its the most accurate
The Vcore set in the bios is in fact set to 1.00vcore :) I tend to believe it over the others... Was just interesting as I was using Ryzen Master software and apparently running it at 3150MHz @ 0.875vcore... It wasn't even close, never touch the vcore at all.. So unless I was using software wrong, I'd definitely recommend going through the bios for any tweaks...

Oh I'm only on air cooling for the moment :) I'm trying to get some money together to get a new water loop bought and setup but man are they a lot more expensive than they used to be... Gutted! :laugh:

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I can confirm to a degree also, that the wattage meter confirms 1.00vcore as if I use 1.2vcore instead, you can see the wattage pull grow from 160W full load, to 200w or so full load. Not GPU load, just CPU...
 
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just double checked my vid is 1.23 under full load even though Vcore is 1.25 yours seems to be 1.35 vid

super interesting how these chips behave.

my 3900X behaved quite differently in a Aorus Master Vs Crosshair hero with both left at stock settings I find it interesting..... The hero runs it at about 0.5 less vcore under full load
 
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yep I don't use ryzen master for settings I just use it for monitoring temp and volts
 

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Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming!! :( :(
My vcore is all over the place but yep, set in the bios at 1.00v... CPU confirms it, but anything else tends to read incorrectly. Not sure why but just leave it carry on.. I'm not out for all out clocks with the crunching on whenever I turn on the rig, even more so with the air cooling... Water cooling might be a little different, but till then... 1v, 50C to 60C load temps depending on Ambient, that'll do me :)
 
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I'm not going to overclock this CPU it does a pretty good job on its own. I just did a Cinebench on it and it got carried away and ran out the door and down the street I could not catch it.

I changed the power plan in windows from Ryzen high performance to Ryzen balance it made no difference in Cinebench but it brought the temp down from 80 to 75
 

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Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming!! :( :(
I definitely think controlling things form the bios is the best way to go.. It's easier to do and I'm not sure if the software actually changes anything..

I'm running a full 1GHz faster per thread, temps are nearly halved as well... All on air cooling... Can't be bad I don't think :)
 
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I definitely think controlling things form the bios is the best way to go.. It's easier to do and I'm not sure if the software actually changes anything..

I'm running a full 1GHz faster per thread, temps are nearly halved as well... All on air cooling... Can't be bad I don't think :)
what is you settings in the bios I would like to try some?
 
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