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Got my MOBO today and I got it setup and everything but I was unable to boot up because I had to leave for work. I'd really appreciate it if someone has any info they can share regarding keeping my OS intact going from an SB850 to an SB950.
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I suggest you go to the hard drives section and ask there (also).

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Lowering voltage will help lower VRM temperatures as processors require less power with lower voltage. The TDP numbers on that chart may be for the entire system and not just the CPU.
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I suggest you go to the hard drives section and ask there (also).
Ok, will do.

Also, second question. Considering the fact that this is an 8+2 board, is it safe to bring up my CPU to 3.8GHz and install my dual fan Hyper212+ or...?
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link to th article? those power on load numbers seem way off.
You asked for the link to that chart http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...om,2348-4.html

I understand that the 955 CPU they are using is the C2 reversion so voltages and watts could be different, but the chart was just a idea of how low you can under volt.

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Ok, will do.

Also, second question. Considering the fact that this is an 8+2 board, is it safe to bring up my CPU to 3.8GHz and install my dual fan Hyper212+ or...?
You should have no problem overclocking with that motherboard. A lot of us are running 4.0 ghz and higher 24/7 stable. It's a very good motherboard, just make sure to Q-flash to the newest bios from gigabyte.
Edited by Rumilsurion - 9/2/11 at 1:46pm
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I forgot to mention my CPU is a 1090T btw :s
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Ok, will do.

Also, second question. Considering the fact that this is an 8+2 board, is it safe to bring up my CPU to 3.8GHz and install my dual fan Hyper212+ or...?
I run an x6 at 4Ghz with the NH-D14 on this board. Ensuring VRM temps are low and the heatsink mounting is tight enough, go ahead
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As far as the BIOS goes...do I go straight to F5 or do I have to install every single one of em in order?
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As far as the BIOS goes...do I go straight to F5 or do I have to install every single one of em in order?
straight to F5 works, it erases current bios completely before flashing.

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You asked for the link to that chart http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...om,2348-4.html.
now it makes sense, system voltage

For reference so i can write these down:
HTPC (dual core 65W TDP, no gfx, HD3200 onboard, prime95 load):
stock: 82W idle CnQ, 88W idle, 138W load
oc: 102W idle, 165W load

Sig rig (quad core 125W TDP, 4830 OCed w/ out voltage mod)
stock: 136W idle, 218W prime95, 275W prime95 + OCCT GPU.
oc: 165W idle, 285W prime95, 345W prime95 + OCCT GPU, standby 10W, off 10W (surprising)?
Something wrong with this 10 while OFF, WOL is disabled, perhaps its the on/off charge? OFF should be << SB. Also my 12V line is fluctuating a lot more now.

Measured using a $25 energy meter

See you don't need a massive PSU! 276/550W used (276/0.8 efficiency = 345). 4830 consumes about 110w at load. Rare to max out 4 cores while maxing out GPU as well anyways...
Edited by kevinf - 9/3/11 at 8:13am
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Question for you all. I have a friend looking to build for BD and is looking for a cheap but good board. He will NOT be running any SLI or Crossfire but will OC. How is this board

Seems like a good Single card OC board but i figured id ask first before he orders

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128519
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EDIT: NVM, got it working!

All looking good! Waiting for my windows 7 install so we can parte

Last questions:

I updated to F5 but i still have the same crappy interface...?

Is it better to OC through AMD OverDrive or BIOS?
Edited by Raven.7 - 9/2/11 at 7:29pm
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