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just completed my new build

Crosshair V
7970 vid card
980BE cpu
16g vengeance ram
H100 cpu cooler

my question is- i fired her up and everything is working fine it seems, i have bios ver 0813 should i update the bios or leave well enough alone?

i am also new to overclocking is it safer for me to use auto tuning turbo V function?
post #2 of 8
I would recomend overclock using the BIOS and not the ''auto'' overclock options since you can get better results manually.

Regarding the bios, try overclocking with the current version and see results after that you can upgrade and compare results. Look for the guide for overclock cpus here, that can help you a lot.

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just completed my new build
Crosshair V
7970 vid card
980BE cpu
16g vengeance ram
H100 cpu cooler
my question is- i fired her up and everything is working fine it seems, i have bios ver 0813 should i update the bios or leave well enough alone?
i am also new to overclocking is it safer for me to use auto tuning turbo V function?

the 0813 bios and newer are for bulldozer i run 0705 bios its very stable,I was running a 965x4 for a few months and i bet if you took two sticks of ram out,you could get 4.2 on stock voltages.very nice build enjoy
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Yes I heard bad things from Phenom users after every recent update. It seems that the pre-Bulldozer BIOSes are better for you. Asus is clearly focusing on Bulldozer now so some things may fall by the wayside.
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so having 4 sticks of ram could be why none of my overclocking works?

i have tried may times now to get a stable over clock using turbo V and in the bios and at 3.9 it fails
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so having 4 sticks of ram could be why none of my overclocking works?

i have tried may times now to get a stable over clock using turbo V and in the bios and at 3.9 it fails

Could be, remove two sticks and try using your own settings on BIOS and not the turbo v option.

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nice dude you rock i took out 2 sticks of ram and was able to get to 4.2 easy at 1.46250 volts 38deg stable THANKS
can you tell me why that worked? i still have 8 gig of ram more then enough to game
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nice dude you rock i took out 2 sticks of ram and was able to get to 4.2 easy at 1.46250 volts 38deg stable THANKS
can you tell me why that worked? i still have 8 gig of ram more then enough to game

im still a noob but as far as i know it puts more stress on the memory controller and causes instability issues.I took 2 sticks out of my crosshair V and it overclocks like crazy but with all 4 sticks i couldnt get past 3970mhz with my 965x4 so i got 2 extra sticks too they were a good deal 90$ canadian. i havent tried the 1090t with 4 sticks
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