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My friend got a shiny new GTX 570 and FX-4170 in his rig recently as a birthday upgrade and was getting random errors. He brings the PC to my house and it turns out he's getting the 0x101 BSOD which usually means more voltage...The problem being his CPU is actually underclocked, the reference clock is staying at 190Mhz according to CPUz so it loads at 3990Mhz rather than 4.2Ghz. Not to mention, I can't adjust stuff manually in the CMOS. Well, I can but it just goes back to the default stock options when I boot it up.

Sometimes when I restart, it gets stuck on 0x46 (Which isn't even on the manual) and won't boot, other times it may take ages to boot then throw me into the 10 second count to go into the BIOS usually for an unstable OC, but the chip runs P95 small FFTs perfectly fine.

Motherboard is an ASRock 890GX Extreme4 R2.0, running the 1.5 (latest) BIOS. I don't get the BSODs when he's running the Phenom II chip I let him borrow (x2 550 unlocked to a quad) but it still won't overclock at all.

Any ideas? I'm going to try the FX in my UD3 to double check if its an unstable CPU, but the other issues...Well yeah. And if anyone has experience running BD on a 890 series board, that'd be much appreciated.

Edit: We're fairly sure it's his motherboard, as the FX-4170 runs fine in my UD3. Even at 4.8Ghz.
Edited by Brutuz - 5/10/12 at 8:49pm
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post #2 of 10
I've heard the AMD FX-Series CPUs have some serious problems with the 890FX/GX Chipsets with the AM3+ Socket.
What I'd do is, take out the CMOS battery and leave it outside for like 5 minutes.
Then put it back in and get the latest BIOS Version for the motherboard (use a different machine to download).
Then install the BIOS update and see how it works. The AMD FX-4170 was released on February 27th 2012, which is not too long ago. And since it has a fairly high stock frequency it could cause problems.

Please try that out and report back! smile.gif
post #3 of 10
I have 4170 that runs 100% stable @ 5GHz on a 890FX board.

Why is the the HT reference clock underclocked? Underclocking it too much and it will make the system unstable.
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Its not 100% that a fx will run in a 890fx board. My CHIV can run a fx cpu but a friend's Gigabyte 890FX cant run it
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by DrSwizz View Post

I have 4170 that runs 100% stable @ 5GHz on a 890FX board.
Why is the the HT reference clock underclocked? Underclocking it too much and it will make the system unstable.

The motherboard did that by itself and won't let me adjust anything. Even with the Phenom II that works perfectly, I set it to 3.4Ghz in the BIOS (What I ran that Phenom II at 24/7 stable for ages) and when it's in Windows its still at 3.1Ghz and stock voltages.

I forgot to mention, He's also running 32bit Win7.
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I've heard the AMD FX-Series CPUs have some serious problems with the 890FX/GX Chipsets with the AM3+ Socket.
What I'd do is, take out the CMOS battery and leave it outside for like 5 minutes.
Then put it back in and get the latest BIOS Version for the motherboard (use a different machine to download).
Then install the BIOS update and see how it works. The AMD FX-4170 was released on February 27th 2012, which is not too long ago. And since it has a fairly high stock frequency it could cause problems.
Please try that out and report back! smile.gif

We did all that, he updated to the latest BIOS already and cleared the CMOS for another issue he had with the 570.
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post #6 of 10
i found that my cpu throttles itself al lot,i would throttle it ,but i cant find its neck?

have you disabled the c'n'q,the c1e ,the c6 and turbo core please?
you might not have some of these features on the board,but they all cause cpu throttling.
    
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Yeah, even with all that disabled it won't overclock or underclock manually.
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i tried running a 175 ref clock ,but it ran for a bit then failed to boot.
thats an odd mobo.
    
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It is. I'm talking to my friend about it and because my Phenom II runs well for him as a quad and the FX runs fine for me, we'll have a trade and I'll give him some money. Now to work out the rest of his GTX 570 issues.. +rep to everyone who helped.
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i got a problem with my mobo and fx cpu,could you help,oh wait......smile.gif
    
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