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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    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?
    3 hrs his NB hard. Try uppin CPU/NB

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    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.
    Oh I thought that the 550LC was the same as the 920. I got it nowz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    3 hrs his NB hard. Try uppin CPU/NB
    Will do.
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    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?
    SB=South Bridge? Right? can you adjust that voltage up a tad?

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Sam, pick 1 thread jumping between the 2 makes me dizzy!

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Will do. Sorry! I'll use this one from now on and shut the other one down. Will copy my current bios and your response over here so it's all in one place.
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    This is copied from another thread. As suggested, I will keep everything here to avoid future confusion:

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Keep getting these warning over the past few days. Anyone know why? Jim suggested it may be my oc, but it seems so unrelated and I increased both my vocre and cpu/nb per his instructions. Wondering if my PSU is bad or if it's just the crappy electrical in my house.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    You can test the voltage on the PSU with a muli meter. It is a good tool to have around with all the timkering you do. You can get a decent one at Lowes or depot for $40 but it is promambly your overclock. Take screenies of the bios on a flash drive by hitting F12 in the bios and post them here. We will take a look th the settings.
    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Ok. Thanks, Jim. I'll get them up a little later. My son just woke up so it's off to take care of a toddler.
    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    AI suit always alerts me that some voltage has hit 0v but when I check its always normal
    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Here is the Bios as it stands right now. I backed off the vcore 1 notch and reset the CPU/NB to auto after I got the voltage warnings. Sorry to keep bothering you with this Jim; I'm having a tough timing finding a stable oc and am not sure what I'm doing wrong. I appreciate your help and patience with me as I learn.

















    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Ok here are some voltage perameters I used on the FX-8150 but remember, I use custom water. I used 1.55-1.6V on the CPU, 1.3-1.35 on the CPU/NB. I bumped the NB to 1.2V although I left NB at auto. Your cool n quiet and pstates look fine. Leave memory at default like mentioned and all other voltages on auto. Take your LLC up to max and just monitor temps. I stay under 55 but up to 60 under load is fine..... let us know

    Gotta love the F12 feature on Asus and Asrock boards.
    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Yeah, the F12 feature is awesome.

    There is no way I will be able to push vcore that high with my current cooling. Anything over 1.4v and I go over 60 C. What I haven't done is played around too much with the CPU/NB volts. Will give that a try.

    Thanks for the help Jim. I am really seeing what you mean when you said that finding a stable oc is trial and error. And by stable I mean 6 plus hours of Prime95. I'll keep working at this and let you know how it goes. New thermal compound on my 550LC should help with temps and allow me to push more vcore too. Will get to that in the next day or so.

    Thanks again. Much appreciated.
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    You have alot of time invested here. I would suggest better cooling. Deton, ya got any coolers for him(waco)?

    I got 8 cores stable at 4.8Ghz on the 8150 BTW

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    yeah, I'm starting to get frustrated. I also think I've got something else going on. My system has locked up a few times while gaming or web browsing and just shut down. No BSOD, just shut down.
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    unstable...

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Yea, its unstable..
    This is what happen with my 1090T when I knew my OC was unstable. Which is why I had to back it down. I was only able to get it stable at 3.8ghz with good temps and this is with me using a full custom waterloop..

    everything seems to be ok with your settings with the exception on CPU Volt. I know you are getting higher temps with CPU volt higher.
    Trying using new TIM and see if you can up the voltage and get better temps.

    Also I am not sure on your airflow, but have you tried to turn the fans around so the case is bringing in cool air as intake from the rear and see if you get better temps. I see you have it set-up as exhaust.
    Some have used it as intake air in the rear bringing in cold air and have got better temps that way. Give that a shot then up the voltage and see if its more stable.

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    If your gonna do serious overclocking, look into a tech station. They are so nice compared to a case for tinkering!

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    thanks, guys. I'll try again in a day or two after I apply some new TIM and mess around with airflow. If that doesn't work, I'll have to explore other options. Right now, I'm just gonna down clock it a bit and kills some aliens.
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    "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."

    My wiring is ****, too. I ran a ground to my radiator and installed a three prong duplex outlet.

    Am I corect in ASSuming using a UPS is a plus as well?


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    I don't have a UPS at the moment. I've been looking at a 900W unit on newegg that has automatic voltage conditioning, but it's nearly $200. Out of my reach at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    I don't have a UPS at the moment. I've been looking at a 900W unit on newegg that has automatic voltage conditioning, but it's nearly $200. Out of my reach at the moment.
    SeaSonic PSU's are another good solution while we're spending all of your money.

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