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post #1 of 5
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Ok, instead of posting a heap of threads everywhere, i've decided to post them all in the 1 place. So first issue.

Specs of PC:

FX 6100
990FXA-UD7
OCZ Vertex 2 60gb
2gb Dirt 3 6950
TX 750watt PSU

Now, first, i have a Temp reading error, (In OS, i never get the real temp value. But bios i do, I've tryed Core Temp, Real Temp and HWmonitor. Is there any way to fix this?

Second, the motherboard currently shows an FF error code on the LED display. But boots up (Seemingly) fine. Not sure what its about.

Now, a few minutes ago, i attempted to run Cinebench 64bit on stock clocks/stock volts. It froze up part way through. (Complete OS freeze) required a reset. And that was running the OpenGL test (Video card) I'm also having some problems with fan speed. I'm currently using a 3 pin fan on the CPU header, so shouldnt it run at Max speed all the time?

Thats basically it for now, unless something else comes up (More than likely will)



Currently, in bios, temps are read as "Current CPU Temperature" 33degrees" and fan speed on 735rpm



Also in this thread, i'm going to post various synthetic benchmarks in regards to the performance of the FX 6100 for criticism and/or replication or debate.
post #2 of 5
Have you upgraded your BIOS to F7 or F8h?

Still trying to find the faults for the board.

Extracted from another forum:

3-pin is controlled by increasing the voltage, you can connect a 3-pin to a 4-pin header and change the setting in the BIOS to control with voltage instead of PWM.

4-pin has a fourth pin for control via PWM, some CPU coolers use 3-pins like Noctua, they claim that voltage regulation is better than Pulse-width modulation but who cares.

PWM provides several advantages....

1. Low power loss
2. Lower electrical noise
3. Allows fans to run at lower speeds

3 pin fans often won't start if their voltage is below 50%, giving them a limited range of operation. PWM eliminates this as it sends full voltage but uses pulses rather than voltage itself to control fan speed.
post #3 of 5
Hey madengineer. I had the same issue except with a AMD x6. Try going to your motherboard bios setting and turn OFF core unlocker. That should do the trick. As for your freeze issue I am not sure what the problem is. Best bet is to download some updates for your OS or update drivers. Hope it works out let me know.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

Have you upgraded your BIOS to F7 or F8h?
Still trying to find the faults for the board.
Extracted from another forum:
3-pin is controlled by increasing the voltage, you can connect a 3-pin to a 4-pin header and change the setting in the BIOS to control with voltage instead of PWM.
4-pin has a fourth pin for control via PWM, some CPU coolers use 3-pins like Noctua, they claim that voltage regulation is better than Pulse-width modulation but who cares.
PWM provides several advantages....
1. Low power loss
2. Lower electrical noise
3. Allows fans to run at lower speeds
3 pin fans often won't start if their voltage is below 50%, giving them a limited range of operation. PWM eliminates this as it sends full voltage but uses pulses rather than voltage itself to control fan speed.


Will deffinitely look into this, thanks, and Yes, the Bios is F8h (Beta right?)




Quote:
Originally Posted by Tux007 View Post

Hey madengineer. I had the same issue except with a AMD x6. Try going to your motherboard bios setting and turn OFF core unlocker. That should do the trick. As for your freeze issue I am not sure what the problem is. Best bet is to download some updates for your OS or update drivers. Hope it works out let me know.


I've worked out the freeze issue, It was because i was using HDMI output without having installed the video card drivers yet.
would core unlocker be the core control option?

also have some problems with running my ram at its designated speed. I'm trying to get it running at 1600mhz, but everytime i set it to 1600 it says OC failed.
I've upped its voltage to the required 1.6 to run it. But just cant get it there, so far i've got it to 1333mhz on 1.6volts frown.gif

The ram is Corsair Dominator, CL9 1600mhz
Edited by madengineer - 3/29/12 at 2:54pm
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I think i've also worked out the temperature off set. TMPIN0 is currently 38degrees (Which i'm pretty sure is the socket) so real CPU temp would be around 35-40degrees. Currently its read as 13-15 degrees through HWmonitor and Core Temp. So the off set is about 20degrees :S
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