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Okay my NB and HT have been at 1920. I have bumped up the voltage to 1.36 on the NB, and the other NB setting I left alone. In CPU-Z it reads that My HT is at ~2300 while the bios says 1920.

Is this 160.00 MSI board truly just crap? I would hope that it would not be. When I first got the thing I noticed what looked like swirl or shrink tears in the black pcb coating around the edges, almost as if it cured too quickly. But no metal was showing it just showed a strange texture.
Your HT shouldn't be at 2300. CPUz is likely correct, and 2300MHz on the HT is too high.

Your NB should be as high as you can get it (in the Memory tab on CPUz). Obviously you'll need to bump CPU-NB voltage to get it higher than stock 2000.

Also, to get the proper DDR3-1600 out of your sticks, you might require a bump in CPU-NB voltage as well, which could be your problem.

Regular NB voltage should NOT be touched.
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So are you saying I would have to set the multiplier for the ht down to like 1600 to get the ht to 2000.00? Why is there such an odd difference between the bios and CPU-Z
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So are you saying I would have to set the multiplier for the ht down to like 1600 to get the ht to 2000.00? Why is there such an odd difference between the bios and CPU-Z
I'm saying to set it to whatever it takes to get your HT between 1800-2100 after the overclock. CPUz should be reporting things correctly.
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post #14 of 21
Memory slots coulda died
Maybe even the memory VRms
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The mobo is also populated with Nikos MOSFETS and they go bad easily as this nvidia mobo heats a lot.
Just RMA.
   
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RMA'd. Will they replace the motherboard out right or will they try some shoddy repair job you think? The board still functions, but has the power cycle ghost, I hope they don't put it back in the box and say "looks good to us" I am sure they won't.

Would my 95w processor be enough to blow the junk mosfets?
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This is how the MB was when I first got it. I almost RMA'd it right then, but after waiting for weeks for everything to ship I thought I would atleast try the system. It worked so I forgot about the strange appearance of the coating. Is this normal? I thought it was just some junk on the MOBO and tried to wipe it off with some alcohol on a swab and realized it was actually tears in the black coating.



Next Time I am going to ask more questions from the OCN guys not try some unknown or unpopular hardware.
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post #18 of 21
I had this same board. I would recommend changing the thermal paste on the nb. Also I do know that board had a vdroop problem witch could be part of the stability problem. Try a little higher voltltage an keep the board cool.
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I had this same board. I would recommend changing the thermal paste on the nb. Also I do know that board had a vdroop problem witch could be part of the stability problem. Try a little higher voltltage an keep the board cool.

Thanks, This is the second time this has been suggested, and I will do it. What type of thermal paste should I use? What about an after market cooler?
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I could not find a aftermarket cooler. though if you can RMA the board. I used As5.
I now have a Asus M4N98TD evo and it works well but has the same vdroop problem but can do 4.4ghz on my 1090T. Though i miss my MSI NF980-G65. I was just thinking your PSu might have something to do with your problem. try only one Gpu in the System an higher voltages.
open cpu-z and like cenibench11.5 run the cpu bench an have the cpu-z screen up watch the voltage on the screen an see how far it drops. ill bet youll have a pretty big droop under load.
Edited by Moparman - 4/28/11 at 8:13pm
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