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FX-8320 + Asus M5A97

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January 10, 2013 7:06:36 PM

Hello,

I currently have my FX-8320 OC'd at 4.2GHz (21x200). My Vcore is at 1.44v. The reason I bumped it so high is because of the terrible LLC options on this board. As of right now, while running OCCT, the vcore is stable at 1.404v at full load. The only time it actually hits 1.44v is on start up. I have CnQ on to downclock while load is minimal, mainly so that the voltage isn't constantly at 1.44v. Basically my question is this; is there are a workaround for this issue on the M5A97? I want to take my chip higher, but I'm worried about adding a a lot of voltage. When I enable LLC, it ramps up the voltage to 1.5v at full load. Completely unnecessary! Any suggestions on this issue? Also, I should mention that my temps are averaging 38C on full load. NB is at 29-31C


*Edit: I forgot to mention that I have c1e, c6, apm, and cpu spread disabled. I have HT at 2400, and nb set to 1.22v. I've also disabled LLC on NB.
Here are some specs:
Antec Kuhler 920 w/ AC MX-4 (using two GT-1800)
FX-8320 (DUH!)
Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 2x4 1600MHz (stock: 9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v)
OCZ Agility 3 SSD 60GB
Asus M5A97 RV 1.xx 1605 Bios
XFX 750 XXX 80 Plus Silver
MSI GTX 670 Power Edition

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a b K Overclocking
January 10, 2013 11:24:50 PM

You have plenty of voltage and temperature headroom (1.55v max vcore and 55C max temps). You're worrying yourself too much.

If you want to use LLC just use a lower vcore with LLC enabled, as long as you know how much it raises the vcore at load you can set it exactly how you want it.
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January 10, 2013 11:34:36 PM

mlcaouette said:
You have plenty of voltage and temperature headroom (1.55v max vcore and 55C max temps). You're worrying yourself too much.

If you want to use LLC just use a lower vcore with LLC enabled, as long as you know how much it raises the vcore at load you can set it exactly how you want it.



I tried to work with high LLC and dropping the Vcore manually, but it does turn off CnQ. I guess you're right though. With the current temps I'm running at the headroom I have for voltages, I'm just worrying for no reason. Let's just leave it at that lol.
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a b K Overclocking
January 11, 2013 12:47:15 AM

I don't enable CnQ until I have a stable overclock.

What options are available under LLC for your motherboard?
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January 11, 2013 3:28:08 AM

My current oc is stable so I enabled it.

The mobo has only three options. They are auto (max is 75%), extreme (this is ridiculous), and disabled. I was thinking of getting an m5a99x rv2.0. It has better options as far as LLC goes.
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March 14, 2013 7:56:41 AM

What cooling system you are using? I have similar config but on 4.2ghz i get over 80c and turning off cpu after like 2min in lynx!!!
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