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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
118 Total Votes  
post #631 of 10107
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Originally Posted by SwishaMane;14684551 
I got it better, but its not stable. IDK if its the board or what. Ran an OCCT Linpack test, froze after 28 mins. I was at 1.5vcore, 50C max 100% load. Ive yet to try and istall XP again to see if keyboard will work, and if it'lla ctually try to install w/o BSOD.

I stopped using stuff like Prime95 and OCCT after even ASUS said that they were not 100% made for the AMD chip. This is not a fact just something I picked up in a review from there techs, I use AIDA64 as they do as well. But even so the true stable test for me is will it run my stuff that I do and not crash (so no benches, no testing programs, no burn ins) just good old fashion try and run my games and web browser and media player and if she stays solid and running well why should any of those things help me other than proving to someone else that it be pushed to 100% for long periods of time that no program will do anyway, I mean I can understand running one of them for 10min but hours NO, over night stupid and days well just absolutely absurd lol
post #632 of 10107
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Originally Posted by drizek View Post
Getting my second set of 8gigs tomorrow. Does anyone know how to test memory at 1866? I bought 1.65v ram and I'm trying to see if there is any legroom for that voltage to go down. Right now I'm running it at a rated 1600/1.5V spec, but for Bulldozer I don't want to have to bump it all the way up to 1.65(unless it overclocks past 1866).
You can't run the memory at 1866 without a bulldozer processor. The Phenom chips top out at 1600.
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Intel Core i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77 WS ASUS 280x G.Skill 4x4GB 1866 DDR3 
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Samsung 840 Pro Seagate ST6000NM0044 6TB 7200 RPM Enterprise SE... LG WH14NS40 14X Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100i 
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Windows10 Pro 3 x Dell U2412m G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R RGB Mechanical Keyboard,... EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 
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Samsung 840 Pro Seagate ST6000NM0044 6TB 7200 RPM Enterprise SE... LG WH14NS40 14X Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows10 Pro 3 x Dell U2412m G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R RGB Mechanical Keyboard,... EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 
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post #633 of 10107
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Originally Posted by capitaltpt View Post
You can't run the memory at 1866 without a bulldozer processor. The Phenom chips top out at 1600.
Have to say your wrong.

I've even had them running at 2000.
post #634 of 10107
Thread Starter 
I agree with solar, I've had mine above 1600 and was pulling better performance out of them
post #635 of 10107
So how do you OC the memory without causing instability elsewhere? I tried clocking down the CPU and setting the ram at the rated speed and I had all sorts of problems.
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RAID F3 1TB, Crucial C300 64GB, 2TB SG LG DVD-RW DL, Lite-On BD-ROM Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04, Server 2008R2 Dell U2311h 
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post #636 of 10107
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drizek View Post
So how do you OC the memory without causing instability elsewhere? I tried clocking down the CPU and setting the ram at the rated speed and I had all sorts of problems.
try to loosen your timings a little, on amd I've noticed that higher clocks with looser timings can give a huge gain, if you have to you can set your ram from 1T to 2T and that tends to greatly improve stability
post #637 of 10107
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Originally Posted by solar0987 View Post
Have to say your wrong.

I've even had them running at 2000.
Yes, you can overclock them higher than 1600, but I believe the OP was wanting to test it natively at 1866 to see if he can drop voltage. Running at 2000 is just overclocked 1600.
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Intel Core i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77 WS ASUS 280x G.Skill 4x4GB 1866 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Seagate ST6000NM0044 6TB 7200 RPM Enterprise SE... LG WH14NS40 14X Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows10 Pro 3 x Dell U2412m G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R RGB Mechanical Keyboard,... EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
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Samsung 840 Pro Seagate ST6000NM0044 6TB 7200 RPM Enterprise SE... LG WH14NS40 14X Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows10 Pro 3 x Dell U2412m G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R RGB Mechanical Keyboard,... EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 
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post #638 of 10107
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Originally Posted by THC Butterz View Post
try to loosen your timings a little, on amd I've noticed that higher clocks with looser timings can give a huge gain, if you have to you can set your ram from 1T to 2T and that tends to greatly improve stability
What do you test with?

I've found that memtest in windows is the most effective tool, but I'm afraid of having data corruption.
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Phenom II X3 720 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX SLI Cyclone/TFrozr MSI GTX 460 768MB 16GB Patriot 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID F3 1TB, Crucial C300 64GB, 2TB SG LG DVD-RW DL, Lite-On BD-ROM Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04, Server 2008R2 Dell U2311h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft NK 4000 Antec TPN-550 Antec Solo Logitech Marble Mouse and G7 
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Steelseries 
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Phenom II X3 720 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX SLI Cyclone/TFrozr MSI GTX 460 768MB 16GB Patriot 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID F3 1TB, Crucial C300 64GB, 2TB SG LG DVD-RW DL, Lite-On BD-ROM Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04, Server 2008R2 Dell U2311h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft NK 4000 Antec TPN-550 Antec Solo Logitech Marble Mouse and G7 
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Steelseries 
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post #639 of 10107
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drizek View Post
What do you test with?

I've found that memtest in windows is the most effective tool, but I'm afraid of having data corruption.
memtest in windows is a little hypersensative, I personally use aida 64
post #640 of 10107
CPU-z is telling me that my tRC should be set to 50, but the board won't let me run it higher than 44.
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Phenom II X3 720 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX SLI Cyclone/TFrozr MSI GTX 460 768MB 16GB Patriot 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID F3 1TB, Crucial C300 64GB, 2TB SG LG DVD-RW DL, Lite-On BD-ROM Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04, Server 2008R2 Dell U2311h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft NK 4000 Antec TPN-550 Antec Solo Logitech Marble Mouse and G7 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX SLI Cyclone/TFrozr MSI GTX 460 768MB 16GB Patriot 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID F3 1TB, Crucial C300 64GB, 2TB SG LG DVD-RW DL, Lite-On BD-ROM Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04, Server 2008R2 Dell U2311h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft NK 4000 Antec TPN-550 Antec Solo Logitech Marble Mouse and G7 
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