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i flashed the 1003 last night, played a bit.... before i had 9921 and if running 4,4 Ghz i had to use 1.4 Volt , with this Bios i was able to run 4.4 & 4.6 Ghz at 1.3750 Volt
i´ll investigate that more tonight
 
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From what I know, it's based on the 0813 bios. When I used the 9921 I needed a lot more vCore to OC and my "memory tests" ran unstable at stock speeds. With the 0903 I had no issues what so ever and got a nice full 8-Core OC to 4.40 GHz with a 1.375v. Couldn't get this with the 9921. So once I get my H100 back I am going to update the bios with this newer 1003 :D which states it further improves memory and system stability/compatability :D
i flashed the 1003 last night, played a bit.... before i had 9921 and if running 4,4 Ghz i had to use 1.4 Volt , with this Bios i was able to run 4.4 & 4.6 Ghz at 1.3750 Volt
i´ll investigate that more tonight
That sounds promising...

I've also been running 9921 so I think I'm going to test 1003. On a side note I wish the CHVF had dual bios chips like the MIVE.
 
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The 1003 BIOS improved System stability bit is over games that would BSOD due to the DRM they were using AGIE Or something like that.

I know because I couldn't play Portal 2, it would cause a BSOD and I use to blame my Overclock till I did some research and found out it was the motherboard. The BSOD was of the Clock Interrupt.

Now I can play Portal 2 and any other game using that DRM.

Its funny cause I use to then judge my Overclock based on if I could just run Portal 2 (made me think it was really CPU demanding lol). Little did I know it wasn't my Overclock :p.
 
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Okay decided to risk that the temperatures in over drive are wrong :laugh:

How ever which one of these would you say is correct guys?



cpu temperatures.jpg


This is at 4.62 ghz 1.4620v in bios which ends up at 1.4240v underload according to CPU z.

Cooling is TT silver arrow with Generic silicone thermal paste ( someone send me some Arctic silver so I can lower temperatures a few degrees heh )


By the way overdrive puts the temperature at 77 degrees ( which from a touch test I'm guessing is the vrm rather than cpu but this is what I'm trying to find out)

Going to post this else where so the general forum can help decide too : ]
 
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I'm not much help when it comes to temps, but those all sound scary.

Also, why is celine dion bowling? :roll:
 
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I'm not much help when it comes to temps, but those all sound scary.

Also, why is celine dion bowling? :roll:
:laugh:

I doubt Celine Dion has a body like that dude it's Anni Friesinger, German Olympic speed skater :toast:


*edit/update*

Well I think I can rule out overdrive as being accurate.

It's seems to be reading NB temperatures, managed to slide a fan underneath my silver arrow and pointed it at the NB which dropped temperatures 7 degrees in both overdrive and temperature3 (hwmonitor) tmpin2 (HWinfo)

So now I just need to decide what one of the CPU temps are accurate.



Things is why does increases CPU voltage increase NB temperature?

( I suppose the little fan I added could be blowing on mosfets a little too? and it could be mosfet temperatures after all)
 
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The NB is inside the CPU on the FX I believe.
 
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i played a bit more with the 1003 Bios.... also i used the AMD BD Microsoft patch released yesterday...
since that Cinebench reports me now 4 cores 8 threads.... here is another run of it with both @ 4961.x Ghz / 1.392 Volts



let´s see how far i can go.....
 
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The NB is inside the CPU on the FX I believe.
AMD has two Northbridges, one that is called CPU NB the other is simply NB.

I appreciate your trying to help man but it doesn't help at all if you don't check what your saying first :p
 
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CH IV capable of running Bulldozer? I thought I needed an AM3+ board for that. If that's true I might just get a FX 8150.
 
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CH IV capable of running Bulldozer? I thought I needed an AM3+ board for that. If that's true I might just get a FX 8150.
Unless you plan on subzero cooling just get an fx 8120, so far there's been very little difference between 8150 and 8120 when air cooling.
 
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I will be using a H80 if I get one. Its just an upgrade itch... my current x6 is more than enough for things I do on my rig. Thanks for your advice though.
 

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Unless you plan on subzero cooling just get an fx 8120, so far there's been very little difference between 8150 and 8120 when air cooling.
Thank you for this post. I was wondering if it was worth the extra $50.


What is your recommended ATX motherboard for this CPU?
 
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Thank you for this post. I was wondering if it was worth the extra $50.


What is your recommended ATX motherboard for this CPU?
Anything not made by gigabyte :laugh:

In all seriousness anything that has options for APM ( Application power management) and a good mosfet and cooling* would be fine.

Just get what suits your needs aside from that :toast:


* When you start to add extra voltage you'll be thankful for this, past 1.35 volts Bulldozer and the mosfet supplying power to it start to get VERY hot.


If I had to choose brands though Asus and Asrock seem to be the best manufacturers for Bulldozer boards.
 
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Today I managed to get my BD rig switched over to water from air. :cool: I'm now running a Alphacool NexXxos UT60 triple rad with an XSPC RayStorm block. The new watercooling has been quite helpful in keeping temps down and now I'm more comfortable pushing more volts and a higher overclock. :)

 
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Looking forward to what you can do with water.

5ghz or bust! lol
 

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5.2 GHz is some serious speed for just a valid, nevermind running Cinebench!!!

Nice job!

Funny how cinebench recognizes it as a 8-thread/4-core. :laugh:
 
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Scales really nicely with clock speed I see :D

That means he's running the patch that got pulled by microsoft, you should delete that man it should take your score to 9.00

( at the moment it hurts performance not increases it, you can delete it via/add remove programs in control panel and then clicking view updates)
 

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Serious clocking man! AMD chips are all about cool temps. Great job!

I also saw that the patch hurt performance more than it helped it.
 
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What board are you using PolRoger?
What Volts you pushing for 5.2GHz...

My pump still isn't in so i'm on inadequate stock cooling... no overclocking yet :(
 
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Thanks guys... but I was hoping to gain a little more speed and and possibly a higher Cinebench score out of this chip.

I hadn't gotten around to rolling back the patch when I was testing earlier today and I was only able to successfully complete the bench at ~5.2Ghz a few times... the chip can't seem to handle the stress of running the bench at that speed with 8 cores/threads and scaling voltages didn't or hasn't really helped. I'm running an Asus CHVF.



 
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Well, I've got a 8150 up and running. However, this Biostar 990FXE board is not playing nice with overclocking. It has an unusual dual method for clocking, including a pstates option, which changes default clocks for multiplier and NB, along with voltages. Thing is, it gets fruity when you set defaults over 20x, and then is really touchy when adding BCLK. However, it does clock memory well, taking my Geil EVO II 1866 8GB kit to well over 2000. I think I need to grab another board to play with. Suggestions under $150?