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Hi guys.

I feel like such a noob but I know you guys will help me out biggrin.gif

Ok so I have the following system as a lan rig, and I feel like pushing it up and possibly running 5870 Quad fire on it.

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Amd Phenom II x6 1100T
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Asus 5870 v2 x 2 (crossfire for now) (Looking to quadfire)
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Aerocool Evil black chassis

So my question. Would anyone be able to give me the settings to overclock the 1100T to around 4Ghz on that board?
Im a total noob when it comes to overlcocking xD

Or if possible just give me a link to someone that has done this before biggrin.gif I am pretty sure there are a ton of guys that have overclocked on this mobo.

Any help would be appreciated thumb.gif
    
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First of all, in my opinion your PSU is not up to the task of quad fire 5870's.
Each GPU can draw up to 188watts under load x4 = 752 watts. Add in an overclocked 125 watt cpu, and the rest of the components, and you could potentially be using up to 950 watts.
So, to be on the safe side, i would look into getting a 1250watt PSU.

BUT, i wouldn't suggest getting any more 5870's for 2 reasons:

1. The new AMD 7xxx series is going to be released in just a few weeks. Power consumption should be lower, and performance much improved. Just wait and see what they bring.

2. You didnt list a monitor, but your sig rig shows a 23.5 inch LCD. 4x 5870 are going to be ridiculous overkill at that resolution.


Sadly there are no magic settings when it comes to overclocking.

I would suggest starting at a reasonable voltage (1.25-1.3) and upping the multiplier by a half step at a time. Each time, stress test in windows using prime95 blend for 20 minutes to start.
Keep a close eye on your temps. Every person is different, but with Thubans, i dont like to see anything in the 60C+ range. If you are stable, reboot, and bump the multiplier up by another half a notch, and repeat.
Eventually you are going to run into 2 limitations
You are going to hit a temperature threshold, or you are going to start to not pass stability tests. If you reach 60c while remaining stable, stop at that clock speed, and start to back the voltage back down, prime test in between. It your temps are good, but prime fails, maintain the clock speed, but start to bump the voltage up by one notch, and prime test between.

If you would like to start, and post back your progress, we would be happy to help however we can.
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Thanx for the reply smile.gif

Running 2x 6970's on 3x 24" Acer LED's in my main rig.
The rig in my sig is long gone biggrin.gif

As for power requirments, I do have a 1200W psu in my main rig, main reason I wanna do the quadfire is that I picked up the board and cpu for $150 which is damn cheap, and I have 2x 5870's running in there now, so really just wanna see how 5870 quadfire runs biggrin.gif

I have oc'd on a Asus mobo before but this gigabyte is slightly more complicated xD
    
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I dont know what to say, but Quadfire 5870's will be Beast mode!

If it were my money, (and you arent going to wait for AMD 7xxx's) i would just quad fire the 6970's. They will outperform the 5870's, while using less power, and you'll have the latest drivers. (Google skyrim or battlefield crossfire). Keep in mind, in a month, 5xxx GPU's will be 3 generations old frown.gif

Whatever you do, id love to see pictures!!

I use Asus Motherboards, so i have little experience with gigabyte. sorry. The terminology and theory will be the same.
Edited by Hatchet - 12/13/11 at 12:16pm
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Actually, tri-fire will be less iffy than quadfire, micro-stuttering wise. Toms did a review about 6990+6970 but in theory it should work on any trifire. Basically odd numbers kill micro-stuttering.
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Its just really frustrating not getting this thing oc'd.
Why Gigabyte made the bios so complicated God only knows.

Anyway any advice/guide would be appreciated guys.
    
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Where are all the overclocking junkies at ? xD
I was hoping for an answer or atleast someone that has clocked on this motherboard before...
    
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Quote:
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Where are all the overclocking junkies at ? xD
I was hoping for an answer or atleast someone that has clocked on this motherboard before...

As previously stated, there are no magic settings, it will be a lot of trial and error. upp your CPU multiplier by 1x and test for 15 min of prime blend, repeat, when it fails up the voltage .25v, not exceeding 1.5v (someone else chime in about voltage, I think 1.5v is safe for the 1100T but not 100%) make sure your temps are not exceeding 62c
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Ok got it sorted, Its not that I couldn't clock it, I was just missing something that kept making the oc unstable, figured it out now, so cpu is sitting pretty at 4Ghz.
    
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