For anyone playing around with their FX on a 'feature limited' (to say it nicely) motherboard.http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... w-Versions
APM=0 works for me. Also it seem that you can keep turbo and disable APM ! So you can keep you TDP low, yet overclock, and also have fast single threaded performance !
So I'm all set. I now have a little icon on my desktop to disable APM when I need to.
In reality its not a huge issue because I decide to keep the CPU at 4.2ghz, and even loading the CPU 100% with code like Cinebench doesn't push the power limit that bad.
So even if APM is turn back on after sleep, in my case I lose about 5% performance at most in real apps.
Literally Case closed (and thumb screw tighten)
Running AIDA64 overnight, and will re-image clean tomorrow... This has been an interested process.
Those FX processors have a lot of potential, it to bad AMD decided not to continue tweaking the architecture for desktop.