Wasmachineman's Water Cooling Adventures

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Wasmachineman_NL

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Quite sure people overvolted those, like a lot - i remember reading lot of threads on bunch of forums where people provided all kinds of registry tricks, bios mods, physical mods and clocked them to 140-160%.


There's used to be whole slew of meme videos about it. (it was just like nv7600 GS Sonic with overclock mods from old times)
Like those 2
That's probably the 7970 you're thinking of. 28 nm scales with voltage up to a point.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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Amazingly, when I removed my Soft PowerPlay Table the card in question started boosting properly. Still doesn't do >1700 on water though, even at 1.25V :(

Also, the B550 Unify-X is a absolute piece of shit. Whatever I do, I can't boot into Windows 90% of the time, either at XMP or 3800 CL16.
 

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From MSI's show i think only x570 unify was decent motherboard, all others came with issues.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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From MSI's show i think only x570 unify was decent motherboard, all others came with issues.
I'm definitely regretting buying that board tbh, buildzoid and many others said it's the best AM4 RAM OC'ing board, but god damn does it suck.
 
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keep in mind that it may also be cpu's fault; as mem controller is on the die?
I run msi x570 unify at home with 5900x and 128G 3600MHz CL14 ram, when its sufficiently cold the cpu overclocks itself to 5.2GHz on all cores (close to 0'C's under load).
It just worked out of the box for me. (but seasonic titanium, and ups - that also does make difference)
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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keep in mind that it may also be cpu's fault; as mem controller is on the die?
I run msi x570 unify at home with 5900x and 128G 3600MHz CL14 ram, when its sufficiently cold the cpu overclocks itself to 5.2GHz on all cores (close to 0'C's under load).
It just worked out of the box for me. (but seasonic titanium, and ups - that also does make difference)
I'm done screwing around and just listed the board for sale, and will be on the lookout for a cheap Crosshair VIII Extreme which will replace the C8DH in the VR rig.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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Someone please kill me, I had to traverse the autism fest that is Tweakers.net and I got my hands on a ASUS C8DH.

But at least I know that's a stable board unlike that piece of shit B550 UX. What's even nicer about the C8DH is the fact I can run the 4x16 B-Die kit I bought a while back!
 
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i don't think there is a better board that msi meg x570 unify from zen3 board. The bios is stable, and supports high-clocks without blowing up voltage, and amp. (but like everything it also depends on your cpu die lottery.)

If you are interested i have some left-overs from when i played with watercooling -> think i have 360mm or 480mm radiator, and some other crap. (but you will need to clean them.) -- and only if you are in states. (free of charge, as ts only taking space)
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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i don't think there is a better board that msi meg x570 unify from zen3 board. The bios is stable, and supports high-clocks without blowing up voltage, and amp. (but like everything it also depends on your cpu die lottery.)

If you are interested i have some left-overs from when i played with watercooling -> think i have 360mm or 480mm radiator, and some other crap. (but you will need to clean them.) -- and only if you are in states. (free of charge, as ts only taking space)
I have a USA contact for that, hit me up in PMs to handle it off.
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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And that's the main rig upgraded from a 420 GTS Xflow to a 420 GTX. Man what a absolute shitshow it was to install. Going to visit the Favonius Cathedral world later to see how temps are.
 

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And that's the main rig upgraded from a 420 GTS Xflow to a 420 GTX. Man what a absolute shitshow it was to install. Going to visit the Favonius Cathedral world later to see how temps are.
Need to swap the front rad fans to Exhaust, temps didn't really change :|
 

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Ery 'noice, I just won a auction for two Koolance QD3s. Two for the price of one with free shipping!
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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Wow, I finally found out what kept hardlocking my computer in VRChat since 2022 or so: the X-Fi Titanium itself. It's drivers are so broken it causes conflicts with EasyAntiCheat.

What's even worse is that the onboard sound card on the C8E is complete ass compared to the C8DH :( can't use generic Realtek drivers with the Realtek control panel.
 

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Wow, I finally found out what kept hardlocking my computer in VRChat since 2022 or so: the X-Fi Titanium itself. It's drivers are so broken it causes conflicts with EasyAntiCheat.

What's even worse is that the onboard sound card on the C8E is complete ass compared to the C8DH :( can't use generic Realtek drivers with the Realtek control panel.
That's like how iCUE kept causing pubg lockups since they used battleye as their anti-cheat. As soon as battleye would randomly scan iCUE during gameplay, everything hard locked =P Took me about a year to figure it out =P
 

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I love buying crap from PPCS in the US. Just scored two HWL GTS 280 rads for $100 which i'm going to use on the Retro Rig it's water cooler, since I also use it on my GPU bench rig and those dual 240s don't really cut it for a 5950X and >200W RX480.
 

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Speaking of buying crap, I finally got myself a R9 Fury X. Card does ~1150 with the stock cooler which is complete crap.

eBay to the rescue though :^) I ordered a Aquacomputer kryographics block for only 10 bucks. Guy also had a Heatkill GPU-X3 which I bought since I know some janky things I can do with it.
 

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Speaking of buying crap, I finally got myself a R9 Fury X. Card does ~1150 with the stock cooler which is complete crap.

eBay to the rescue though :^) I ordered a Aquacomputer kryographics block for only 10 bucks. Guy also had a Heatkill GPU-X3 which I bought since I know some janky things I can do with it.
You won't push it much further either way. Least to say the card was really bad overclocker.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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You won't push it much further either way. Least to say the card was really bad overclocker.
Card already maxes out at 1150 or so on the stock AIO and buildzoid on stream just now said that Fury Xes don't scale above 1.3V either.