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AMD FX-4100 OC issue

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January 16, 2012 7:41:43 PM

Hey all, I've tried entering my UEFI bios and changing my multiplier to 22, voltage up one setting, and NB to 2200Mhz. I've disabled cool n quiet and advanced power management. The problem I face is whenever I overclock this cpu even 100mhz, my computer disables the Aero theme and I have tried several ways to return it but I can't make it stay on when the cpu is overclocked.




Also as you can see the speed fluctuates alot:



The multiplier likes to drop down to 7 whenever it chooses.

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January 16, 2012 8:33:41 PM

Are you stress testing?
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January 16, 2012 8:34:57 PM

not during these screenshots, and I haven't tried to really since I can't figure this aero problem out first.
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January 16, 2012 8:40:54 PM

So basically you went into the BIOS and made some random changes, then when windows booted the Aero was disabled? Any reason you disabled CnQ and Advanced Power Management? Probably good to leave those on unless you need to disable them...

Anyway, what happens when you enabled aero again?

And always test when making changes! Going from 3.6ghz to 4.4ghz isn't exactly minor.
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January 16, 2012 8:44:31 PM

This is late in my testing, I started off with 3.8 and slowly moved up.. Each time I had the issue with aero but I wanted to see if I could get up to 4.4 or 4.6. I didn't make random changes, I made changes based on things I've read online. The first time I would OC the cpu I was leaving cNq and APM on, I read that it was a good idea to keep those off with this CPU.

Nothing happens when I enable aero, because I can't turn it back on.
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January 16, 2012 8:50:16 PM

Oh ok. Well at least you were testing and such. Still, I wouldn't disable features like that unless absolutely necessary because they will save you power. Maybe that's not a big deal to you, I don't know.

Anyway, the aero thing shouldn't be related to an overclock at all. If you return to stock settings, you can enable aero again?
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January 16, 2012 8:58:25 PM

Tried it already
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January 16, 2012 9:23:24 PM

Interesting. Your PCIe speed isn't getting changed, right?

I don't really know what could be doing this besides software.

Have you tried a Windows repair install?
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January 16, 2012 9:32:25 PM

PCIe is not being changed, and no but I tried a reformat.
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January 16, 2012 11:19:14 PM

If they were part of the windows updates then yes
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January 17, 2012 6:10:20 AM

Quote:
not just the regular windows updates I do not think.
these AFAIK had to be downloaded.
here:

Fresh off the press :heink: 

http://blogs.amd.com/play/2012/01/11/early-results-achi...

Patch: 1
http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Windows%20Ser...

Patch: 2
http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Windows%20Ser...

(FYI: Make sure to install Patch 1 first then install Patch 2)

if you have already done these than I apologize....


No, I haven't heard of this until now.. Thanks I gave it a try and it did not fix the aero problem. But according to that page on AMD's website, it should perform better. Hopefully this will help it out a little..
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January 20, 2012 2:33:09 AM

pulp said:
Hey all, I've tried entering my UEFI bios and changing my multiplier to 22, voltage up one setting, and NB to 2200Mhz. I've disabled cool n quiet and advanced power management. The problem I face is whenever I overclock this cpu even 100mhz, my computer disables the Aero theme and I have tried several ways to return it but I can't make it stay on when the cpu is overclocked.

]http://i.imgur.com/7FfrL.jpg

ASRock 880GMH/U3S3
AMD FX-4100 x4 3.6Ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB GDDR3
PNY 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz
Win7 Ultimate SP1
Latest bios for my board (I also tried this and had same result with the bios which came with the board)
Windows updates applied
All drivers for computer applied
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 400-GB Hard Drive (Windows drive)
Western Digital WD1200AB IDE 120GB Hard Drive (unused storage drive)
My PSU: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/465/ultra_50...

Also as you can see the speed fluctuates alot:

]http://i.imgur.com/iavHE.jpg


The multiplier likes to drop down to 7 whenever it chooses.





what bios did you use to get the 4100 to work on your bord i have the same bord and chip and i cant get it to poast even when i flashed new bios any ideas sorry to put this here but i need a hand thanks
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January 27, 2012 6:52:15 AM

ti5650 said:
what bios did you use to get the 4100 to work on your bord i have the same bord and chip and i cant get it to poast even when i flashed new bios any ideas sorry to put this here but i need a hand thanks


The 4100 worked on this board as soon as I got it without a problem. Maybe something else is wrong..
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June 9, 2012 8:20:21 AM

Hello, sorry for reviving an old thread, I've had the same problems except my overclocks weren't as high:

CPU multiplier: X20 1.466V
CPU-NB multiplier: X12 1.25V
HT LINK: X12

I rebooted and the aero theme turned off, i tried installing the first patch, I rebooted, aero worked, then I installed the second one, rebooted, aero didn't work, uninstalled the second one, rebooted, aero didn't work. When I upgraded my MB and CPU, I installed the drivers on top of the old ones (I know it's stupid) and I was thinking, mabye it has got something to do with that. Since then I uninstalled and cleaned the system deeply, then reinstalled, and while reinstalling, the AMD APP SDK runtime couldn't install, fromnow one I have been doing without it and wiuthout the aero theme.

PS: I got latest UEFI
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August 17, 2012 4:36:41 PM

FINALLY!!!! I have the answer to that problem, after hours of browsing and rebooting, I got it, there are two different Northbridges: the chipset's (usually simply called NB) and the CPU's NB. What I found out is that the CPU NB frequency ALWAYS has to be HIGHER than the HT link frequency, try it... ;) 
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