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MSI 880g-E45 Bios Question

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Hello all,

Want to say hello to everyone, as I have just joined. I'm driving myself crazy trying to figure out if this board supports adjusting the cpu voltage through the bios. Does anyone know if i can do this. right now, my overclocking is a hybrid sorta..... push the clock up as far as it will go through bios, then use amd overdrive to up the voltage and fsb. I have the amd overdrive settings load on os boot. I am able to push the phenom 560 unlocked, to 4.040 ghz. I want to use the bios to set it all up but im stuck. the instruction book stinks..no help at all.

Thanks in advance
john
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I am able to push the phenom 560 unlocked, to 4.040 ghz.

Unless you wish to kill your board by catastrophic/fiery VRM failure, I seriously recommend you don't do this... going this far on a 3+1 phase on an MSI board is suicide.
(See the links in sig for more info on why not; note that unlocking a Phenom II x2 takes it to a higher 125W+ TDP, which is often unsafe on such motherboards to begin with)

You need a different motherboard with better VRMs if you are to push the processor that far safely.
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/6/11 at 6:59pm
post #3 of 9
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ok,

what would be a safe push for this board. Also, there is a sticker on the inside that it can handle up to 145 watts, but im new to msi boards. i wanted an asus, but a majority of them were matx, i wanted an atx. any suggestions and help would be appreciated.

thanks - john
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It should be fine as a dual core (not quad) as long as you don't use ridiculous voltages. This board is really meant for 95W or below TDP processors with the VRM design. An ASUS mATX could've had significantly better VRM quality than this ATX. In fact, regardless of VRM quality, all AM3 ASUS boards are fully protected from catastrophic VRM failure, unlike most AM3 MSI boards.
post #5 of 9
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the only thing ive done is set the cpu voltage to 1.425. i havent played with any of the voltage settings. as a dual core, i was able to get 4.1 with the cpu voltage set at 1.4125. oh well, all said and done i didnt invest a great deal into this board, so tomorrow ill look into asus. any input on one that will allow me to quad overclock and not break the bank???

thanks
-john

also, i down clocked the unit to 3.7.
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Exact budget? There are many great choices in the $90-$120 range (referencing Newegg's $110 price for the 880G-E45 - which IMO is terrible for a board like that, you can get an ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO with 8+2 VRMs over the 3+1 in that for the same price! Heck a next-gen ASUS M5A88-V EVO with AM3+ socket is only $10 more; both are ATX boards)
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between 90-150. thats what i was gonna pay for a ati graphics card, but i want to have a good mobo first. man stepping down to dual core.... like going from a good 64bit linux distro to windows....=). oh well, use this board for a mythbox project in the future. and i wasnt that crazy to pay that for the msi board..... micro centers package deals ..... im ashamed to say... $20 with the purchase of the cpu. thats why im not to bonkers about replacing it.

-john
Edited by ThePenguin - 6/6/11 at 7:55pm
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post #8 of 9
if you're within 15 days of purchase (assuming bought at Newegg), Newegg should be able to accept a non-defective return, though you will have to pay a 15% restocking fee and not sure if you have to pay the shipping back
Here's a link to the ASUS M5A88-V EVO, one I highly recommend for an immediate-choice purchase (though if you can wait longer, some 900 series 970 or 990X chipset boards might be a great choice, just they won't have integrated graphics)
post #9 of 9
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thank you,
i like the looks of the m5a88-evo. ill check to see if micro center has them instock when i return a dead case fan tomorrow. now im off to step down to dual core.

-john
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