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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    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
    The FX 8120 don't have a high Max temp rating. Its rated max at 61c, but i've seen allot of ppl go over that, but it will shorten the life of the Chip. If his plan is to keep this chip as long as possible he may not want to maintain those temps 24/7. It just like any chip out there.. the more you OC the shorter the life, I try to maintain a leveled OC to good temps but not going over board even though I know some chip can handle it.. In the end I alway say if your happy with it then that's good enough. A Safe OC is only in the eye of the beholder. If he can get the chip at 4.0 and maintiain temps below 60c that would be ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    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
    I got the 550LC for a great deal so that's why I'm using it. It cools comparable to my Zalman 9900Max and is a lot quieter, so it will work for now. Eventually, it will go in my 2nd system and I will get an Antec 920 for my main system. In the meantime, I'm going to get some better thermal compound and reseat the 550LC. That should peel a couple degree off my max temp. I also agree that Jim will probably be able to help me get a higher oc with decent temps but he is MIA so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    The FX 8120 don't have a high Max temp rating. Its rated max at 61c, but i've seen allot of ppl go over that, but it will shorten the life of the Chip. If his plan is to keep this chip as long as possible he may not want to maintain those temps 24/7. It just like any chip out there.. the more you OC the shorter the life, I try to maintain a leveled OC to good temps but not going over board even though I know some chip can handle it.. In the end I alway say if your happy with it then that's good enough. A Safe OC is only in the eye of the beholder. If he can get the chip at 4.0 and maintiain temps below 60c that would be ideal.
    That's where I'm at now. I'm at 4GHz with a multiplier of 19, bus speed of 210 and vcore of 1.38. At about 30 minutes into a Prime run I'm passing with a max temp of 57. It went to 60 when I messed with load line calibration to compensate for vdroop in AI suite II so I backed that off a little and temps immediately fell to 57. If this passes the 3 hour mark, I'll run 4GHz unit I get superior cooling. Like Kenny pointed out, I know I can get more out of this chip but I don't want to cook it yet. I do have a 3 year warranty thru Fry's but I'll wait a while before really pushing it.
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    Jim should be able to point you in the right direction. He has helped me out a few times to get some setting correct and was able to get some really good temps...
    I would def get some new TIM and re-seat the cooler. I had to do that a few times with my H60 until I was happy with the temps.

    The TIM that was on the cooler from factory who know how long its been sitting there.. I've had the cooler for about 3 months when I bought it before sending it to you so some new TIM may help you with temps.

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    Dr. Liberal checking in. Your temps are high for that voltage. Reapply Waterblock or check your sir flow. You should be able to pump 1.45v to 1.5v with your cooler.

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    Ok, and new TIM too! Thanks, Jimbo. Just checked at my local Frys and all they have is Zalman STG-1, which comes with this stupid little brush. I prefer STG-2 that comes in a syringe so I can use the pea method. Have to order some I guess. I did find my tube of Xigmatek TIM that I got free with an order from newegg. Anyone have expereince with this compound?
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    Have no clue Sam.

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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    Xigmatek is a dirty word around here since they screwed us over for those Power Supplies in that last big contest. LOL!

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    Oh, I forgot about that. Well, they didn't get any of my money. I got the tube of compound for free with a newegg order. Always skeptical of products given away for free. I just always assume the retailer is trying to clear out inventory of crap they can't sell because it's junk. I'll skip giving the Xigmatek compound a try and just save it as emergency back up.
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    Here's my Prime95 run from today at 4GHz. Opinions? I think the temps are still too high but they are under the 61 degree max. I will apply new TIM tomorrow and see if I can improve on the temps.

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    Remember that some TIM needs to cure for a certain amount of time before it works at peak performance,.....You should see about trying some of that IC Diamond, I like it.

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    Remember that some TIM needs to cure for a certain amount of time before it works at peak performance,.....You should see about trying some of that IC Diamond, I like it.
    I'll pick some up and give it a try. Thanks for the help Neil.
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    Failed prime on one core after 3 hours, 43 minutes. Here is the screenshot:



    Right about the same time the core failed prime, I got this warning in AI Suite:



    I'm not sure what is causing the voltage irregularities. Only thing I can think of is 1.) bad PSU, or 2.) unstable and inconsistent power from the wall. The wiring in my house is **** and we are having a wind storm today so I'm inclined to think it's the later rather than the former. Does anyone else have different or better ideas? Thanks.
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    Need more voltage

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Ok. Thanks, Jim. I must be very close though with the failure coming after 3 hours, right. Should I just give it a little more vcore?
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