so, i picked up that SS from almighty15 and tested it to see what work needs doing to it, test the load capability etc. it's not too bad, needs a tidy and a few mods for better load handling.
here's the story
i know this cpu is capable of 4800mhz bench stable, i used to run that on my other stock mach2gt and temps were as high as 0c, long story cut i killed the board with condensation
as i left it stored while decorating and the evap must have come loose before i booted it up again, so it killed it. (gigabyte GA-MA770FXT-UD5p) i think it was.
i bought a cheaper board to get me by as i wasnt runnign phase at the time, i ended up getting a Gigabyte GA-Ma770T-UD3. i cant get this cpu stable over 4200mhz without any amount of vcore
even just multiplier clocking, and this unit can hold more load than my old unit.
never known a cpu to degrade, so i am going to say it's just a crappy board, right?
will have to get a new setup soon me thinks