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Originally Posted by Conner;14527836 
I said under 1.25 didn't I? haha.

True, lol
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post #22 of 24
I have the MSI A75MA-G55 board. I have updated the bios to the latest one on the MSI site. Since then and installing a Freezer Pro 2, the temps are way lower, the Bios was previously reporting 64 now it reports 38. In windows it seems to be lower about 24-35 on each core in HW monitor.

However any adjustment I make in the bios allows one reboot then throws out any settings you make, or corrupts on boot, the small letters that come up just before the splash screen go from white to fuzzed up colours and the pc reboots, even on stock settings.

I can get the graphics running at 800 ok and memory at 1650 (from 1600) but can't get the cpu to run over 2.98 which is not really an overclock. Tried lowering multiplier, volts, slowing ram right down, the 133 trick (actually board doesn't go up there, so as high as it would go).

I also don't think there is anyway of going lower than 1.4 volts. Also this board doesn't offer 1.5 volts for memory, if you choose 1.47 or 1.52 it then bumps it back up to 1.6 odd on a reboot, even with saved settings.

Reminds me of Asus and Abit 775 boards which used to bin all your settings on reboot, particularly annoying, might have to try another board. Also as my chip won't go over 103 it might be a crap one.

It does play L4d2 though at 32fps plus everything maxed with 4xaa at 1280x1024 (only spare monitor I have for this system currently), on stock settings. This jumps up by 2 fps with memory up to 1650 and about 4-5 more overclocking the gpu bit to 800,
Edited by rastas3000 - 8/10/11 at 4:33am
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I've found on my setup that sometimes the temp monitering programs (core temp, real temp) can be incorrect. Only the bios readout seems to be correct 100% of the time.
post #24 of 24
Unless the price of the A-3850 drops to £85 or less, it isn't a great bargain for what is is. I paid £105 for the apu it is not £99 approx.
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