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HIT 4GHZ ON ONE CORE, STOCK COOLER!!!!!!!

new PSU - Corsair GS600!!!


 
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600Watt? And what about the last 3 cores? But 4.0GHz with 1.392v CPU voltage still impressive. Congrats on PSU & OC. :toast:
 

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with four cores i cant get past 3.4 stable, so im trying to find out the lemon by OCing each core separately. (also going higher makes the CPU really hot, its a stock cooler after all and my ambients are >30C

what about the 600Watts?

i got 3.9GHz stable on first 2 cores. will try the others.

i also suspect there is something wrong with my mobo, after i RMA'd it. it cant handle 3.6GHz. previously on my original mobo, i used to get 3.6GHz stable easily.
 
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Way more advanced than me Das...here's where I'm at:


 

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with four cores i cant get past 3.4 stable, so im trying to find out the lemon by OCing each core separately. (also going higher makes the CPU really hot, its a stock cooler after all and my ambients are >30C

what about the 600Watts?

i got 3.9GHz stable on first 2 cores. will try the others.

i also suspect there is something wrong with my mobo, after i RMA'd it. it cant handle 3.6GHz. previously on my original mobo, i used to get 3.6GHz stable easily.
It is your mobo. It cannot supply enough power for all of your cores.
 

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It is your mobo. It cannot supply enough power for all of your cores.
should i RMA this bitch then?

third core is a bit of a lemon. wont boot at 3.9 :(
 
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my HT is always at 2000. that was an accident. i got overexcited after looking at the 4ghz LOL.

actually as it turns out, my 3rd and fourth core are lemons. can get them to go a little high.
 
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2Triple D:

Change to something of 990FX/X flavor; supports both current Phenom II's & future Piledriver CPUs (possibly with BIOS update in case of later); M5A99X will probably suit you just fine & won't rob you that much. :) Played with CPU-to-NB frequencies? I don't remember which one to leave @ 2000MHz & which one to raise to 2400/2600MHz but try plus play with VDDA; again, switch to 990X-based mobo once/if you can afford it. :toast:
 

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2Triple D:

Change to something of 990FX/X flavor; supports both current Phenom II's & future Piledriver CPUs (possibly with BIOS update in case of later); M5A99X will probably suit you just fine & won't rob you that much. :) Played with CPU-to-NB frequencies? I don't remember which one to leave @ 2000MHz & which one to raise to 2400/2600MHz but try plus play with VDDA; again, switch to 990X-based mobo once/if you can afford it. :toast:
are you mad bro?
i had to borrow money to pay for my corsair gs600!
 
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Oops, my bad. Forget i mentioned this in 1st place. Guess the whole "gettin-ready-for-Dozer" s*** affected me that much; good luck with what you got so far. May the power of Pred's skull ripping hand be with you. :laugh:

Jokes aside: borrowed? Great purchase than & congrats with your current OC. Good luck. :toast:
 

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It is your mobo. It cannot supply enough power for all of your cores.
Even myself, I found this out the hard way from my old 790x board.

@Kevin

Not true, sometimes you have to try something new, the 1:1 NB:HT Link overclock can potentially be more stable on some boards than others.
 
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2Triple D:

Change to something of 990FX/X flavor; supports both current Phenom II's & future Piledriver CPUs (possibly with BIOS update in case of later)
Piledriver is Socket FM2, if im correct. a 990 Board will never support them, due to physical incompabilities;)
 

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doesnt pile driver come in integrated GPU flavors as well?


EDIT: my bad, that was trinity devastator.
 

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It is your mobo. It cannot supply enough power for all of your cores.
It could be the mobo. It could also be a bad chip or considering the stock cooler not enough cooling power for 4ghz on all 4 cores. These chips still scale with temps heavily.
 

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Piledriver is Socket FM2, if im correct. a 990 Board will never support them, due to physical incompabilities;)
Piledriver should be the last AM3+ Chip released, but it will be in FM2 aswell
 
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You dont have to be sorry at all, thats great news for me! Means AMD didnt starts the Socket Madness, like Intel does. About a month ago, things were looking like AMD wanted to go FM Sockets for all their procs;)
Yes I'm so glad AMD is keeping the physical characteristics of the sockets across AM2 to AM3+ as well as the "rumoured" piledriver. I would love the Bulldozer but I must wait for Asus to release a bios update to make my new board AM3+ compatible. :cool:
 

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should i RMA this bitch then?

third core is a bit of a lemon. wont boot at 3.9 :(
Nah, you need a better motherboard, not a new identical board.
 

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Nah, you need a better motherboard.
If he is doing it core by core and the 3rd core will not hit 3.9ghz stable it is not the board.
 

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If he is doing it core by core and the 3rd core will not hit 3.9ghz stable it is not the board.
The 3.9ghz core isn't his limitation. He can't get past 3.4ghz with all cores enabled. Yes, I know some 4+1 phase boards can do it easily, his particular board uses not so good VRM's and chokes to begin with. It's the board.
 
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third core is a bit of a lemon. wont boot at 3.9 :(

I say take that 3rd core and make some lemonade, spike it with some vodka, sit back, relax and don't worry because worrying is like paying interest on a debt that you may never have owed. :laugh:

(Or you can make a battery with it to power a miniature light bulb :p)
 

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The 3.9ghz core isn't his limitation. He can't get past 3.4ghz with all cores enabled. Yes, I know some 4+1 phase boards can do it easily, his particular board uses not so good VRM's and chokes to begin with. It's the board.
Oh i know its a weak board however he has a weak chip sitting in it. I have a feeling on any board with any normal air cooler it will not do over 3.6-3.8