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1.65V, ht enabled and benching. That's a dangerous combination on air cooling.

You got balls, sir.
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I killed a good 980x once because vcore was still on 1.8v after benching with LN.
Forgot to clear the bios and booted it up on air.
Cpu was still alive but all CPU intensive tasks did not work.
Could not even get Wprime to work at stock.
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Oh man sorry to hear that, bad luck there . It really sucks losing a good chip I know how you feel!

You were playing with fire at those volts and cooling. Gigabyte boards set vcore a bit higher once you start going past 1.65, if you had a play with other boards in the past this jump would be familiar. It only happens around 1.65 in bios. This is normal. You really should have had subzero cooling for anything past 1.6 mate, I wouldnt stuff around next time no matter what board you use.

use stock VRM unless you specifically see an improvement. I very much doubt you will see anything change on standard cooling. It might make a difference with some CPUs subzero however. Always test extensively with stock on Gigabyte first though and then gradually work your way up that's my advice.
Thanks, and thanks for the heads up, I'll remember it good, well it will be carved in my memory for sure.
I'm just sorry it never made the LN2 run, as I was planing one soon. This board just asks for it.

I was just playing with VRM freq, it's low again.

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1.65V, ht enabled and benching. That's a dangerous combination on air cooling.

You got balls, sir.
Tell it to the girls, as I almost feel like loosing one.

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I killed a good 980x once because vcore was still on 1.8v after benching with LN.
Forgot to clear the bios and booted it up on air.
Cpu was still alive but all CPU intensive tasks did not work.
Could not even get Wprime to work at stock.
Sorry to hear that. I hope mine would boot, so I can tell it's not dead completely, just crippled, veteran...
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Sorry for the loss, but it just common sense when up 1.65+Vcore HT on to use subzero otherwise its harakiri
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you never know dude the new chip could be even better. a mate of mine got a new chip and it doesnt 6.4GHz 3D eeek
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Common sense is not my strongest side although I wasn't pushing it intentionally so much over 1.65V and it was just for CPU-Z s/s.

There will be new chip only if I buy one, cause this one is ES, no RMA.
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Here it is... 990X... Preparing for the last ride...




Well, it's not all black. As I said, this is very good board...

Memory timings as on s/s (RTL +2 +2) VTT=1.355V / 1.380V actual, vDIMM=1.72 / 1.715 actual.
It is 0.04V less VTT and 0.06V less vDIMM then on R3E. Compare link here
vCore=1.4375 / 1.4380V actual, 0.045 less then on R3E. This 980X is not bad at all.

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nice rams
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you never know dude the new chip could be even better. a mate of mine got a new chip and it doesnt 6.4GHz 3D eeek
Hehe, Intel send me a better one, that's true
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Thanks honda, it does have some kind of stability too...

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