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Originally Posted by freax0r69 View Post

RDR09 thanks for replying!
"freax,
1. make sure you have the right bios version - F12B . . .
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=2758
2. i would not recommend overclocking with that mobo
3. mobo might unlock your chip but i would not recommend you doing that either.
mobo might fry if you do 2 and/or 3. sorry.
Welcome to OCN!"
1. Yes you are quite correct, I did flash the mobo to F12B before I bought it to make sure it worked
2. I have overclocked before with this board. I first overclocked an X2 5000+ Black Edition Brisbane 65w from 2.6ghz stock to 3.2 ghz. I then upgraded to a X2 6000+ 89w from stock 3.0ghz to 3.35 per core (basically X2 6400+ speeds:).
3. I suspected the GA-MA78GM-S2H would not unlock extra cores and I confirmed it as there are no bios options for it, but I'm fine with that since I use it only for gaming and few if any games out there take advantage of 6 cores. Besides, it seems like better overclocks can be achieved with 4 cores, and that in turn gives better performance in-game (For my needs, that is)
Since installing the Phenom II 960T Zosma and the XFX HD 6870 2GB, I have made some changes to my specs:
Windows XP SP2 with SP3 Registry trick to play GTA IV smile.gif <-- Clean install on new primary HD after PSU failure caused registry corruption or some other problem that prevented it from booting up.
Rosewill RP550 PSU with 35A on the 12v rail <-- PSU died upon installing HD 6870 2GB (Replaced with Corsair TX650M 650W with 54A on 12v rail)
Coolermaster HyperTX2
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H Rev 1.0, BIOS version Updated to F12B to support Phenom II
Wintec AMPx 3GB DDR2 800 PC6400 (3 sticks) <-- Added 1GB stick for a total of 4 (same brand, same model/serial)
Shiny new XFX HD 6870 2gb (with free Dirt3!!)
WD 500GB 7200 RPM SATA <-- PSU failure probably corrupted registry and it wouldn't boot. Replaced with a 500GB WD Caviar Green 32MB cache as the main drive, old one moved to backup/storage drive and still works)
Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS Gamer
DVD-ROM Drive
DVD-RW Drive
3.5 Inch Floppy Drive
Kingwin Large ATX Aluminum case with 2x intake fans in the front, top intake fan, 2x rear exhaust fans and dual Hard Drive cooling fans.
So my question is this: Given my new system specs, and considering that I'm using DDR2 800 ram, how would you recommend I set up my overclock?
I'm thinking of using these recommendations:
"Jaff,
try this 4GHz setting for quad . . .
- go back to bios and set everything to default
- disable the following - C1E, Turbo, HT, Cool & Quiet, and if you have Turbo V - disable it.
- set your vcore to 1.38v or 1.4v (try 1.38 first)
- raise your Multiplier to 20
- the fsb should be at 200
- save and exit.
Watch your temp using hw monitor.
if that works, then turn on acc or unlock mode but you may have to bump the vcore around 1.42v (mine does - some others can get it lower)."
I'm concerned mostly with what I should the HT link to and what I should do as far as ram settings because I have DDR2 800 and all I see in this thread is mainly for people who have 1066 ram or DDR3 1600 ram or whatever. I'm still using DDR2 800 so I would really appreciate some advice! And Thanks for welcoming me RDR09!
Note: Also, my 960T is idling at 26C at stock speed just fyi.

just keep an eye on your temps and i would not leave it running. you got to love that chip, huh?
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Originally Posted by freax0r69 View Post

Selectstriker,
Hmm I didn't know that about Windows 8, I guess I'll really start looking into Windows 7 then... I just hope it doesn't have a horrible desktop layout like Vista! lol
Cheers mate

Coming from a user that skipped Vista all together and went from XP to W7 I was really happy with the layout when I switched. I have posted a picture of my desktop below but for the most part W7 performs the same if not better in many areas than XP and feels just as smooth. thumb.gif

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EDIT:
I put the gadget on the right hand side they do not come standard, in fact there is no crappy gadget bar there anymore. wink.gif
post #773 of 2795
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

the ones highlighted need cooling . . .
478
just do not oc like crazy.

^ What he said. Those little buggers will make or break you. They can heat up real quick and pop goes the weasel if you get my meaning.

And freax let me say that Win7 is the best OS MS has put out since NT4.0 . It is solid and can be made to feel and look how you want it. It can be complex and simple depending on what your taste is.
Edited by mayford5 - 2/29/12 at 10:04am
post #774 of 2795
LOL ok thanks mate!

I just ran 3dMark06 and its running stable at 4.03GHZ! I scored 20,989 3dmarks!!! Wooo!!! With my previous X2 6000+ 89W Windsore core overclocked to 3.35 with an HD 4870 my highest 3dmark06 score was I think like 15,000 or it may even have been as low as 12,000 I don't really remember, its been a while. But I am very happy!!! I will do what you recommended, I'll hold back the OC to 3.6 for now and I will buy the copper heatsinks you recommended!!!

Cheers mate!
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Coming from a user that skipped Vista all together and went from XP to W7 I was really happy with the layout when I switched. I have posted a picture of my desktop below but for the most part W7 performs the same if not better in many areas than XP and feels just as smooth. thumb.gif
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I put the gadget on the right hand side they do not come standard, in fact there is no crappy gadget bar there anymore. wink.gif

Thanks! See, it can get a little isolated for us PC gamers... Don't have too many friends who are in this hobby anymore so I hadn't really heard first-hand opinions about Windows 7 for gaming. I'm definitely gonna give it a shot as soon as $$$ is not an issue! I'm also gonna look for a windows XP skin or something lol

Cheers mate
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Originally Posted by mayford5 View Post

^ What he said. Those little buggers will make or break you. They can heat up real quick and pop goes the weasel if you get my meaning.
And freax let me say that Win7 is the best OS MS has put out since NT4.0 . It is solid and can be made to feel and look how you want it. It can be complex and simple depending on what your taste is.

Thanks for the advice! I'm definitely warming up to Windows 7 now, especially since it doesn't place ram limits like XP and its a native X64 OS! I'm gonna do some research to see how compatible it is with older programs though!

Cheers mate!
post #777 of 2795
Ok will do! my CPU temps are 27C and motherboard/chipset temps are 34C in hwmonitor!
post #778 of 2795
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the ones highlighted need cooling . . .
478
just do not oc like crazy.

Thanks! You saved me a lot of guesswork! Will do!
post #779 of 2795
okey, new guy here.

so i got myself a AMD Phenom II 960t for free this weekend, got it from a friend of mine who didnt need it anymore.

so now i placed it in my rig and went OC'ing it (my rig is uploaded in rigbuilder,i think)

anyways here is my setup atm:
Asus Sabertooth 990FX
Enermax 500W PSU
8gb 1600mhz corsair ram
Sapphire HD5770
AMD Phenom II 960t

current setup:
FSB: 240mhz
Multiplier: 17x
Unlocked: 6x
fsb speed: 2400mhz
HT: 1920mhz
coreV: 1.45V
nb: 1.2V
mem: 1599mhz at CL 9-9-9-24
memV: 1.5V

problem 1: somehow,i can turn the NB multiplier down from the default 10x, but as soon as i turn it up my system doesnt boot at all. the only way to increase my NB speed is to increase the FSB speed.
could this mean my friend gave me a cpu with a broken NB controller or something? (wich doesnt really matter since it was for free,but still this thing has 6 cores,while my old Phenom II 955 BE only had 4)

Problem 2: i can run Prime95 for about 3 mins,then my entire pc shuts off, the power goes just off. the cpu doesnt chrash and prime doesnt give a error. but the pc goes just out.

funny this always happens when cpu temp reaches 50*C (i cant read the Core temps because that doesnt work with all 6 cores unlocked)

the cpu runs stable when i play games etc,it doesnt chrash at all. but somehow when i run Prime95 for longer then 2 mins or AMD Overdrive stability test for 7 mins it just goes blackout.
also: my cpu temps at gaming are around 38~39*C

so anyone who can help me with my NB speed issue/the heavy benchmark blackout issue?
post #780 of 2795
"960t CPU "UNLOCKED" Power draw = 162 Watts at load 5 cores 4.045 GHZ overclocked
960t x4 "NOT UNLOCKED" Power draw = 135 Watts at load 4.045 GHZ overclocked
Phenom II 1100t x6 clocked to 4.2 GHZ @ 1.465 V. power draw = 159.6 Watts."

Wish it was true. Noone could prove Software Wattage readings are real. You'll even see 138watts on cpu OC calculators for 4000ghz x6.

This is from Guru3d, first 1055t 1090t review:
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Those are from the wall outlet readings so entire system but still 86 watts increase for 4100 @ 1.42v
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