I couldn’t resist, I’ve picked up a CVF to replace the crappy MSI 990FX.
Today I had the time to do some tests along with a set of G.Skill 2133c8 and an FX-4100.
CPU: FX-4100 (later I will write down the batch) – vcore 1.5 volt, vmch 1.65 volt
cooling: single stage on CPU, everything else air cooled
MB: Crosshair V Formula – bios 1003
RAM: G.Skill RipjawX 2133C8 – Elpida MNH-E-Hyper – 1.9 volt – red slots
VGA: nvidia 6200 LE 256 MB PCI-E
HDD: seagate 7200.10 160 GB
PSU: PCP&C 1200
Didn’t bother to install a clean tweaked version of windows, just plugged in the same vanilla OS I was using with the MSI motherboards.
sp 32m time could be much much better.
sp 32M – CPU @ 4959 MHz, MCH 3130 MHz, RAM 2434 MHz
command rate: 1t
CKE drive strength: 1,25x
CS/ODT drive strength: 1x
ADDR/CMD drive strength: 1x
MEMCLK drive strength: 1,5x
Data drive strength: 1x
DQS drive strength: 0,75x
Before someone ask it, no, I did not tried lower vdimm, just set 1.9 volt and leave it as is for the whole session.
MCH looks quite crappy, memory frequency topped out around 2650⁄2700 MHz and sp 32M can be done up to 2435⁄2440 MHz.
As for the core frequency I managed to boot at 5050 MHz on air and 5800 MHz on single stage, but Vcore was, in both case, way too high…1.65 at air and 1.8 at SS…
I’ve the feeling that those FX-4100 are all much worse than FX-8120 and 8150, guess next time I should get one of those 2 4c/8t CPUs instead of another 2c/4t FX-4100.
Anyway, I’m really satisfied with that mobo, it’s a big step head the MSI board I had and most importantly have a proper Elpida Hyper support.
Nice one ASUS.