Kenny, you need over 1.5 volts for any major overclock. Disable cool n quiet.Thanks!
Hey Sam, I am sad to report that my 8120 chip isn't a good OC at all. Not only that but I updated my Bios on my MB and the OC is even worst.
I have not been able to get anything stable at 4.4ghz. Even running volts as high as 1.56v and as low as 1.2v.
I even upgraded the cooling to a Triple Rad and better fans and still no luck. Although heat isn't the issue I have a feeling its the Mobo and not getting a good binned chip to begin with.
I am looking at trying to pick up a better mobo at this time, But I really don't want to have to spend $200+ on another board. I am looking at the Asus Sabertooth 990fx board right now..
From the research I have read the Saberooth is really good at OC the FX chips, I thought about the board you have but then again not sure which route I would take just yet.
Another problem is that since I got my Giga board when first released I got the Rev 1 board which doesn't have the load line calibration which is making it hard to me to acheive better OC's without the board throtling down the chip or BSOD.
Which is another reason why I haven't posted much updates. Until I have time to figure it all out or get a better board I won't post much yet. Or unless I figure it out with the current board. As of right now tho, I am not really happy with the performance. With the rev 1 board, everywhere I looks everyone has had problems. The best thing to do is replace it with a better board.
I can get 4.0ghz stable, but anything above that will have problems.
at 4.0ghz my temps right now are at about 48c at full load with volts at 1.41v
However performance wise at the same clocks my 1090t performs better and much more efficient..