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    I ran 4GHz on air and max temp was 63 C. I found a couple references on line saying that the max operating temp of the 8120 is 61 C so that is why I'm concerned. Does anyone know what the max temp really is. I looked at AMD's site but didn't see where they list it.

    Vcore is weird. I have it set in bios to a touch over 1.4v but it shows up in hardware monitor and AI Suite as 1.392v. Not sure why there is a discrepancies.

    I will post by bios as soon as I figure out the feature on my board that lets me save screenshots to a flash drive. Gotta look at my manual. LOL.
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    The F12 Key saves screenshots from BIOS to a flash drive usually.
    It looks ~good~ the way it is and 66c doesn't sound so bad to me either.

    (dumb question time,...)
    the fans for the cooler are blowing air out of the case?

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    The F12 Key saves screenshots from BIOS to a flash drive usually.
    It looks ~good~ the way it is and 66c doesn't sound so bad to me either.

    (dumb question time,...)
    the fans for the cooler are blowing air out of the case?
    The bios screen shot is a neat too and yeah, the fans are blowing out. I check them 3 times just to make sure cause, well, sometimes I'm retarded. Bios forthcoming
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    Great specs and looks great, too!
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Max temp is safety operating temperature for the chip. The cooler you can keep the chip chill the better for its long life span. The discrepancies in Vcore is normal, it's call Vdroop, the voltage drops after OS is loaded, the lesser voltage drop is better for oveclocked chip. It provides the stability, most high-end board has the feature call Load Line Calibration, it's help to reduce the Vdroop.

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    1.392 tech. is 1.4 so you are ok.. its like that dependent on the program you use. CPUz sometimes shows a hair off on voltages, but if you round the figures up its fine.. Like other said the MB will move voltage by little here and there once OS loaded.
    as far as temps go.. at 4.2ghz try to have it under 60c under load.

    Here is a chart I found for you
    AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom
    It says 61c Max...
    Which TIM did you use??

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    Bios is up in post #63.

    I used the preapplied thermal compound because I'm out of Zalman and couldn't find my other tube of Xigmatek. Thankfully, I looked before I removed the stock compound. I'll pick up some better compound at Fry's tomorrow.

    Personally, I think I have something set wrong in bios and it is generating too much heat as a result, but I'll let you guys be the judge.
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    That 61c temp ceiling surprised me. Intel's Babies bake a lot more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    My take on the OEM disc is may need a phone call explaining new MB.

    Works for some without a problem.

    Later.
    you can move oem version around easily i have moved my oem version around to 3 different machines. not running on more than 1 at a time though. at the most it will take a call to the automated activation center and it will ask you how many machines is your copy of windows on you say 1 and it will give you an activation number. you can also do a clean install with an upgrade disc easily as well. if you have a serial your rig came with you must install the same version of windows and it must be from an oem disc to reuse the serial

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    Yea, that rad you have is definitely thinner than the Antec one, strange considering they're supposedly the same thing. The memory cooler is pretty epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Yea, that rad you have is definitely thinner than the Antec one, strange considering they're supposedly the same thing. The memory cooler is pretty epic.
    The one I have, the Asetek 550LC, is similar to the Corsair H50. The Asetek 570LC is identical to the Antec H2o 920. I got an AWESOME deal on this unit so I'm not complaining. Didn't expect it to cool as well as the 920.
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    Still need some advice on this bios. Any thoughts on how to maintain a decent stable oc and keep temps down? On these settings, I'm hitting 66 C at an hour and a half on prime95 with no errors. I shut down prime at that point because of the temp.
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    Sam, Try to bring the voltage down just a notch and see what happens, I see you have 1.4125, trying 1.400 and see what happens.. or even 1.385
    When I had my 1090T OC to 3.8ghz stable I was running 1.385v and my temps were under 50c load for 8hr of prime and the 1090t is suppose to run allot warmer... I was using the H100 at the time, so temps may be a little higher with the asetek.

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    I decreased the multiplier to 19 and the vcore to 1.375. This puts me at 4GHz with the bus speed at 210. Temps were 55 C but I failed prime on one core at the 8 minute mark. Wonder if I should up the vcore a little or the CPU/NB voltage or both?
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    Still need some advice on this bios. Any thoughts on how to maintain a decent stable oc and keep temps down? On these settings, I'm hitting 66 C at an hour and a half on prime95 with no errors. I shut down prime at that point because of the temp.
    you will need to consult drliberal for the proper settings i really think you could EASILY oc that thing to 4.5ghz even with that cooler you have. i think that cooler the h50 clone would be holding you back a bunch. almost any air decent cooler will smoke that thing. you got all the goodies so why skimp on the cooler? you get a havik 140 and you would be lucky to reach 65c @ 4.5 but i doubt you could

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    trying upping the vcore first then see what happens.. if it fails then up the n/b.. do one thing at a time so if it fails you know which one to revert back or change, but I don't think you need to touch the n/b at all.. the multiplier + vcore should be ok once you find the sweet spot

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