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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A97evo
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
  • 31% (37)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar TA-990FXE
  • 12% (15)
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
  • 4% (5)
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #1541 of 10135
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Originally Posted by dimwit13 View Post

firestorm1, did bios 0705 seem more stable to you than 0901?
I flashed from 0705 to 0901 and it just doesnt seem right!?!?!
I was thinking of going back to 0705.
-dimwit-

I sware i was just think the same thing, but I flashed to 0813 it does seem right plus I had to mess around with my overclock to get it stable.


I was only running 1.536 on the 0705 and now i need 1.546 and now i have to put the MOBO on extreme settings for CPU power phase control.

I know 152 or 151 there a post saying that 901 bios hurts performance.
Edited by Leo_Da_vinci - 12/20/11 at 4:32pm
post #1542 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Leo_Da_vinci View Post

I sware i was just think the same thing, but I flashed to 0813 it does seem right plus I had to mess around with my overclock to get it stable.
I was only running 1.536 on the 0705 and now i need 1.546 and now i have to put the MOBO on extreme settings for CPU power phase control.
I know 152 or 151 there a post saying that 901 bios hurts performance.

it is harder to get my oc stable, a lot more fine tuning, to get what i was getting easy with 0705, than with 0901.
i am going back to 0705, i think anything past that is more for BD than phenoms.
i have been hearing about performance drops with 0901 also, but i had to try it for myself-lol


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post #1543 of 10135
I had to reinstall my OS (Win7) on the system below and now I can't get the GPU usage % above 50% while folding.

I've tried (2) EVGA GTX 550 TI and (1) EVGA GTS 450 cards with the same results.
I've tried the 267.59 and some other drivers.

Before reinstalling my OS my GPU usage was 99%.

Does anyone have some ideas before I move on to the folding forum?.
Edited by msgclb - 12/20/11 at 5:51pm
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post #1544 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Leo_Da_vinci View Post

I sware i was just think the same thing, but I flashed to 0813 it does seem right plus I had to mess around with my overclock to get it stable.
I was only running 1.536 on the 0705 and now i need 1.546 and now i have to put the MOBO on extreme settings for CPU power phase control.
I know 152 or 151 there a post saying that 901 bios hurts performance.

As for me 0901 worked perfectly with my FX4100, I flashed from 0813, Portal 2 does not crash anymore and plays magnificent! Also, windows7 64bit boots up in 7 secs with Kingston V2 SSD as opposed to 10 secs with the same drive on 0813.

I'm stable now @4.71GHZ with ONLY the multiplier at 23.5 before I hit the wall at 4.6GHZ with multiplier @22. I've also installed the MS Bulldozer Patch so I'm sure it helped.

If I can get it at 4.8GHZ stable I'll be happy, and get another Sappire HD-6950 as opposed to a FX-6950/70 as the next upgrade.
Edited by cgpeanut - 12/20/11 at 6:57pm
post #1545 of 10135
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Originally Posted by seraphicsorcerer View Post

Your gpu will throttle itself as well as your processor if the temps get to hot, especially the VRM caps.

That could be whats happenign when i try to OC my GTX 560TI... anythign above the factory OC (even after bumping up the voltage) actually reduces FPS and 3dmark scores are all over the place... know what temp the 560TIs start to do that? i was getting ~71c running furmark
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post #1546 of 10135
Microsoft withdrew the Bulldozer patch as it actually impacted performance with some FX CPU's.

Here is some more information.

A little over a month ago, we reported findings on the performance shortcomings of AMD's Bulldozer line of CPUs, identifying areas where Microsoft's Windows task scheduler was unable to fully utilise the architecture to achieve maximum performance, either harming or not fully exploiting the processors' capabilities, depending on how you wish to look at it.

The question remaining at the end of the article, had been whether Microsoft intended to release a patch for Windows 7 or wait until the release of Windows 8 to include full support for the unique design. Last week, Microsoft let slip prematurely a hotfix introducing changes to the Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 task scheduler, allowing it to fully exploit the Bulldozer architecture, which has since been pulled.

The hotfix was incomplete, one of two intended fixes, leading to spurious performance figures under some scenarios, however initial suggestions claim a two to seven per cent increase in performance, nothing too major but figures that will no doubt receive a warm welcome from AMD and Bulldozer owners alike, who may wish to keep an eye on Microsoft's website for when the fix eventually becomes live again.

the patch was released last week - some sites actually snagged it before MS pulled it - and it showed a DROP in performance, so they needed to rewrite it:

some numbers;

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/AMD-Bulldozer-Windows-7-Performance-Patch-Tested-Results-Disappoint-3.jpg [i1-news.softpedia-static.com]

http://www.sweclockers.com/artikel/14855-testresultat-amd-fx-8150-med-kb2592546-uppdaterad-schemalaggare-i-windows-7 [sweclockers.com]

http://ht4u.net/news/24857_patch_soll_bulldozer_unter_windows_7_beschleunigen_-_ergebnisse_enttaeuschen/ [ht4u.net]


hotfixed ID`d as

KB2592546

now taken down though
Edited by Mistral - 12/21/11 at 3:01am
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post #1547 of 10135
Hello,

I was hoping to purchase an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T AM3 Black Edition CPU for this mother board but everywhere is either sold out or selling for way above the standard price! I found them ranging from £140 all the way to £240 using google shopping!

Does anyone recommend a similar CPU which is around the £150 price mark? 6 core 3.2/3.3GHz would be best.

Many Thanks
post #1548 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Mistral View Post

Microsoft withdrew the Bulldozer patch as it actually impacted performance with some FX CPU's.

I picked up points and gaming is much better with the patch and I own 150 PC games including all the new and old greats not like super Mario bothers lol or big fish games stuff
post #1549 of 10135
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I picked up points and gaming is much better with the patch and I own 150 PC games including all the new and old greats not like super Mario bothers lol or big fish games stuff

Do you have a working download link for the patch I never got chance to try it personally?

From Microsoft

AMD and Microsoft are continually working to improve hardware and software for our shared customers. As part of our joint work to optimize the performance of “Bulldozer” architecture-based AMD processors we collaborating on a scheduler update to the Windows 7 code-base. The code associated with this KB is incomplete and should not be used.
Edited by Mistral - 12/21/11 at 3:08am
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post #1550 of 10135
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firestorm1, did bios 0705 seem more stable to you than 0901?
I flashed from 0705 to 0901 and it just doesnt seem right!?!?!
I was thinking of going back to 0705.
-dimwit-

i ran though all the bios files that are out. i really didint have an issue with 0813 but with 0901, for some reason my read/write speeds on my raid array were lower than expected. i then flashed back to 0705 ran a couple benches and everything was where it should be. so for now, im sticking with 0705.
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