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Not a bad upgrade plan, Omega Supreme.

I am quite fond of that MSI 790FX-GD70; if motherboards were judged just on looks alone, this one wins hands down every single time. That's also one of two boards I'm considering for my AM3 build. (The other one is the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P.)

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aw damn, Maybe i should try a different set up to try to max this board? Is there a way to lock those kind of things?

I have my pci-x/pci slots locked to 100/33 respectably. HT is at 3x
here is my cpu-z...
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=711825
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Try running that for a while, see if your sound still cuts out. If so, it might perhaps be a driver issue.
     
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
Not a bad upgrade plan, Omega Supreme.

I am quite fond of that MSI 790FX-GD70; if motherboards were judged just on looks alone, this one wins hands down every single time. That's also one of two boards I'm considering for my AM3 build. (The other one is the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P.)

I've pretty much convinced myself that this next platform upgrade will be my first and last one for at least two years, preferably longer. With a quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and Windows 7, as well as the state of affairs as far as games go (games will likely be the most demanding software this rig will run anyway), the only upgrades that might be necessary is to the video card. But even then, this is debatable.

I'm hoping the same thing. With the possible exception being, as you mentioned, GPU's.

When the Am3 boards first came out, my "favorite" at the time was the UD5P, however it has 3 of those PCIex1 slots that are pretty mush useless for me. The GD70 has nice full size slots and a bunch of PCI slots to complement it. I read a review about it earlier and needless to say clock for clock it did very well. And yeah it is a good looking motherboard that is for sure. Another bonus is it has that huge heat sink over the MOSFETs and good cooling for the NB/SB.
I also decided to go with the 955BE simply for the unlocked multiplier, well that and its 200MHz faster. If the AM3 boards were able to even remotely come close to what our 939 boards are capable of then I probably wouldn't go this route.
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seems to be working good for now.

But are you telling me that 235 is my fsb for my motherboard? Are you sure it isn't my ram being overclocked to 240 that is giving me those errors after a while?

I'd really like to push this chip but ...2.35 isn't really a push. More of a nudge.
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I'm hoping the same thing. With the possible exception being, as you mentioned, GPU's.

When the Am3 boards first came out, my "favorite" at the time was the UD5P, however it has 3 of those PCIex1 slots that are pretty mush useless for me. The GD70 has nice full size slots and a bunch of PCI slots to complement it. I read a review about it earlier and needless to say clock for clock it did very well. And yeah it is a good looking motherboard that is for sure. Another bonus is it has that huge heat sink over the MOSFETs and good cooling for the NB/SB.
I also decided to go with the 955BE simply for the unlocked multiplier, well that and its 200MHz faster. If the AM3 boards were able to even remotely come close to what our 939 boards are capable of then I probably wouldn't go this route.
SO you are upgrading? =P whats gonna become of your chip and mobo? where in michigan do you reside?
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Does anyone know what the RAM limit is for OSX?
BlackOmega, to shed some light on this question I believe the 32-bit version is 4GB and the 64-bit version is capped at 16GB's. Maybe a Mac guru can pop in and provide a more accurate answer. I haven't used a Mac since system 7.5.1

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the only upgrades that might be necessary is to the video card. But even then, this is debatable.
Joe, same here but the 58xx series sounds really gooooood. I hate the bandwagon....

BigpoppaFrary, how much testing did you do for your previous overclock? I think Blitz might be right about a driver issue.

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SO you are upgrading? =P whats gonna become of your chip and mobo? where in michigan do you reside?
Well so far here is what I have planned: Sell my Opty 180 on fleabay as I can still fetch a pretty penny for it there. More than likely sell my CFX3200 (it's got some issues, but not too bad).
My 3800x2/DFI Ultra-D/4 GB Corsair will be for the wife's hackintosh.
The naked 3500+/DFI Ultra-D/2GB Kington + 2 GSO's will probably keep on folding. Although the wife is getting pretty pissed at me for having my folding rigs running 24/7. It increases the ambient temp of the upstairs by 30*F. And then when I turn on my sig rig, forget about it, it like a freakin sauna.

Then again I might part out my folding rigs as well. Still not quite sure.

I'm in the Ann Arbor area, BTW.


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BlackOmega, to shed some light on this question I believe the 32-bit version is 4GB and the 64-bit version is capped at 16GB's. Maybe a Mac guru can pop in and provide a more accurate answer. I haven't used a Mac since system 7.5.1
Thanks for that thlnk3r. Looks like I need to do some research about Mac's in general to see what type of hardware they used, and if whatever apple uses for drivers will pose any problems.
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My problem is still ongoing. I backed down my oc a little bit and my HT and after a while my onboard audio kind of "shuts off" or at least the drivers do.

But i can go into the asus sound manger thing and i can still do speaker test and it works.
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My problem is still ongoing. I backed down my oc a little bit and my HT and after a while my onboard audio kind of "shuts off" or at least the drivers do.

But i can go into the asus sound manger thing and i can still do speaker test and it works. ***?
BigpoppaFrary, are you capable of testing a different driver? Perhaps a older version?
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