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Not familiar with that particular motherboard, but it has to be pretty crummy. You can get 3.5 or 3.6 on a 1045T with a good board. I'm getting 3.6 right now on a not particularly good 1035T, and it will hit 3.7 at 1.45v but isn't completely stable at that speed. Not all 4+1 phase boards are made equal; some were built with high-quality VRMs and can handle the power draw of an overclocked Thuban (the Biostar T-series boards especially go for quality over quantity), but many others can't do it.

Any of the current 970 or 990FX boards on the market that have an 8+2 power phase will get the job done, and leave you open for an upgrade to an FX later on if you want one.
     
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alright, I tried setting the FSB to 225 but i automatically go into safe mode, just like you said.
I did however, manage to overclock it to 2.99ghz, it seems the mobo wont let me go past the 3 GHZ mark. frown.gif
It is indeed terrible. If I were to upgrade, what would be the best mobo price/performance wise?


Which is funny, since that was right around the clock speed wall most people hit back in the day when the base of this Nvidia chipset was designed in. Could be a coincidence, but just thought it was an interesting tidbit. The highest I have ever seen on an Nvidia chipset for an AMD board is 3.36GHz. Not to say higher isnt possible, thats just the highest I have ever seen.




The VRM phases dont have much to do with it. It is more the chipset itself that sucks, as well as the bios. 4+1 should be able to draw 150w plenty well since thats what we had back in the day and it was all working fine. Higher is usually better and helps keep things cooler too, but 4+1 isnt the end of the world. IN the 90nm days we had 125w TDP processors and overclocked the crap out of them, pushing 3.2GHz (huge OC back then) and as much as 1.6v! Those things would draw 150w+ no problem on the boards
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Ha! How old is this chips exactly?

Btw, I don't think I'm going to upgrade right now because I built this PC just to play Battlefield and i can easily do that on (mainly) ultra settings. It's just that I can't stand the thought of my CPU and RAM(and GPU?? I have 7850 2gb OC)being held back the stupid motherboard.

I'm going to research and if a good deal pops up on black Friday I'm probably going to buy one.
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Ha! How old is this chips exactly?

From a marketing standpoint, the chipset is a little over 5 years old. From an architecture standpoint, the chipset was designed in 2004... nForce 4 rolled into nForce 5 with no changes (or maybe it actually just got a die shrink?). nForce 5 rolled into nForce 6 (what you have) with very minor changes mostly to allow DDR3. Want to see some model comparisons?




nForce4 SLI
Release Date: October, 2004
FSB/HT Frequency (MHz): HT 1 GHz
Memory: DDR2 / DDR (mostly done on CPU side with little in the chipset that is needed)
PCI-Express: 1.0
SATA: 4 Ports 3 Gbit/s
Sound: AC'97



nForce5 SLI
Release Date: March 7, 2006
FSB/HT Frequency (MHz): HT 1 GHz
Memory: DDR2
PCI-Express: 1.0
SATA: 4 Ports 3 Gbit/s
Sound: AC'97 (some models upgraded to HDA sound)



nForce6
Release Date: September, 2007
FSB/HT Frequency (MHz): HT 1 GHz
Memory: not listed, compatible with DDR3 since the CPU has the DDR3 controller in it
PCI-Express: x16: 1 slot, x1: 3 slot (no mention of generation. 1.0 is supported and 2.0 is supported through most CPUs since the CPU has a 2.0 PCI-E lanes)
SATA: 4 ports 3 Gbit/s (in nearly all chipsets of this gen,including the one you both have)
Sound: HDA

The nForce 6 is still manufactured as a 110nm fabrication process chipset, just like its predecessors. Seriously, VERY little was changed between these chipsets. nForce 7 was the first new architecture for their chipset since 2004 and finally brought the AMD chipsets almost up to date with modern platforms at that time. 2009 was the last year any chipsets were made for AMD platforms.
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I really want to know why you can still boot up!

If I try to OC my Phenom usually I freeze then when I restart I don't get a video signal forcing me to Clear CMOS.

And I have the same CPU! -_-
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just try reaching as high as you can without going over 1.38 vcore at full load.

3+1 boards can handle 1.39 and lower. My phenom b55 has been running at 1.38 for over a year now.
My FX6100 is on a 3+1 board also at 4 ghz and 1.37 vcore
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My Athlon ran at 1.4 stock and this 1045T is running 1.425 stock 0.0

This motherboards chipset is a P.O.S.

I was able to OC my Athlon x2 245 to 3.5GHz stable through sketchy BIOS/EasyTune6 (EasyTune6 tends to have a high fail rates, I freeze 33% of the time I set a FSB)

And yes I know how to set NB Freq, HT Link etc accordingly
Edited by slack3y - 11/16/12 at 5:18am
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I have my FSB set at 220, ratio at 13.5x. Ideally you'd want the NB and HT to be somewhere around 1.8ghz but the max multiplier for NB is 10, and when I set it on 10 my motherboard goes all frenzy so I've set it to auto.

Alright this is really weird. Before installing my CPU cooler normal vcore was at 1.425V and now afterwards it's at 1.38 !?

Should I bump up my voltage and try again?

EDIT: Last night I set my fsb to 230 with Easy Tune 6 and my computer ran without a problem but I doubt anything really happened. When I right click on my computer and look at the stats it's still @ 2.99ghz.
Edited by Roadkill95 - 11/16/12 at 5:43am
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I have my FSB set at 220, ratio at 13.5x. Ideally you'd want the NB and HT to be somewhere around 1.8ghz but the max multiplier for NB is 10, and when I set it on 10 my motherboard goes all frenzy so I've set it to auto.
Alright this is really weird. Before installing my CPU cooler normal vcore was at 1.425V and now afterwards it's at 1.38 !?
Should I bump up my voltage and try again?
EDIT: Last night I set my fsb to 230 with Easy Tune 6 and my computer ran without a problem but I doubt anything really happened. When I right click on my computer and look at the stats it's still @ 2.99ghz.
Try reducing the vcore to 1.3v for 3Ghz and do not overclock through software. Use the BIOS.
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Try reducing the vcore to 1.3v for 3Ghz and do not overclock through software. Use the BIOS.

Why reduce though? It'd be great if you could explain the rationale behind that.

Fair warning, I'm not entirely an expert when it comes to voltage adjustments ( or overclocking in general for that matter lol)
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