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Could I just use a screw or something to cross the pins?
A screwdriver will work better. Leave it there for the required time per the manual.

If your missing that jumper, are there any other jumpers on that board that could me missing ? It will take some time for me to look over your manual.

You did see the note here about your board "Avoid for OC" ?
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database/0_20

Personally I would take it back if I could. Youre not going to get very far with an OC on it.

Youre going to need a fan on those unsinked vrms even at stock speeds. And a fan on the back of the mobo. Of course those items are good for any board, but yours really needs them at stock.
Edited by cpmee - 4/15/14 at 7:53am
    
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A screwdriver will work better. Leave it there for the required time per the manual.

If your missing that jumper, are there any other jumpers on that board that could me missing ? It will take some time for me to look over your manual.

I don't think so, I'm pretty sure I set everything up correctly, although I remember my last motherboard having jumpers already installed on it. Perhaps it's just a difference in price? This one was only $70 while my last one was over twice as much, an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
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I did notice that my RAM sticks weren't in the right slots. Instead of 2 and 4 like the manual says, I had them in 1 and 3. Not sure how much of a difference it will make if any since they seemed to be running fine before.

I didn't find any jumpers in any of the bags of screws I've got, but it's possible I threw a bag out. I'm looking over the mobo manual as well.
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I'm not sure why though in the BIOS under DIMM 1 memory speed it lists tCL, tRCD, tRP and tRAS as 13.125ns(11CLK) for the first 3 and 35ns(28CLK) for tRAS. There's then a second page under XMP support information that lists it correctly at 9-10-9-28.

1.) When you do a bios reset you have to unplug the PSU from the wall outlet too. The PSU (even if switched off!) will power the bios chip otherwise and the bios won't reset.

2.) The XXXns refers to the timings in actual time increments (nano-seconds) it takes the memory to accomplish that task. The 11,11,11, etc. refer to the timings in number of computer clock ticks it takes the memory to accomplish the task.

If you're ambitious you can make a spreadsheet that converts all the timings in nanoseconds to computer clock ticks at various computer speeds. That way you can check all the timings and make sure they are as tight as the memory will be able to use at various memory speeds instead of just guessing and using trial and error for them all, or setting them to AUTO in the bios and letting the motherboard guess (it's often wrong!).
Edited by billbartuska - 4/15/14 at 8:21am
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I did notice that my RAM sticks weren't in the right slots. Instead of 2 and 4 like the manual says, I had them in 1 and 3. Not sure how much of a difference it will make if any since they seemed to be running fine before.
No difference, but why they recommend using 2 and 4 is that those slots are further from the cpu and if there are any problems with like the dimm traces on the board, they would show up there first. Kind of like series Christmas tree lights, you only have to see the end one to know they all work, heh.

Yep, there only one jumper on the board and thats for the clear cmos. And no, skimping on the jumper doesnt make them more money, lol. It would just tick customers off, heh.
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post #36 of 57
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You did see the note here about your board "Avoid for OC" ?
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database/0_20

Personally I would take it back if I could. Youre not going to get very far with an OC on it.

Youre going to need a fan on those unsinked vrms even at stock speeds. And a fan on the back of the mobo. Of course those items are good for any board, but yours really needs them at stock.

I see it now...that's kind of disappointing. I suppose I should have done more research before buying everything, but I got excited at the prospect of a new PC. I'm not even sure if fans will fit over the vrms or the back of the mobo.

Will overclocking the CPU alone cause these vrms to heat up? I've been watching the temps on my hardware monitor and they don't get much higher than 52 degrees C, which should be fine. The case itself is pretty well ventilated; it's got a 200mm fan on top as well as 4 120mm fans.

I have been considering just getting a better motherboard, and this pretty much has convinced me, although I will probably wait until summer when I have more time to fool with it.
post #37 of 57
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I love how the manual says "This mainboard was designed to support overclocking."
post #38 of 57
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Ok, I was able to reset the CMOS and enter setup. Set the CPU to 4300Mhz and set the RAM timings to 9-9-9-24 per factory specs. Had to set DRAM timing mode to 'link' to be able to adjust the timings though. For some reason it still says 11-11-11-28 with my timing settings to the right. Also when I go to the Memory-Z page it shows the max bandwidth as DDR3-1600(800Mhz) and the timings have (11CLK) and (28CLK) next to them. I'm not sure if it's actually setting the ram correctly or not...the RAM is supposed to be DDR3-1866Mhz, and the mobo manual lists that speed as supported without overclocking. Under X.M.P support information it lists it as 1866, but the timings it lists are still not what I set (It has 9-10-9-28).

Not quite sure what's going on.
post #39 of 57
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Hmm, didn't work, got a BSOD. Going to set DRAM timing mode to auto and try again.
post #40 of 57
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Working fine this time. I guess overclocking my RAM or even running it at factory settings it out of the question for this motherboard. Wish I could just send it back, but it's been over a month since I bought it.
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