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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post

TB13, my MSI K8N was insanely easy to overclock on. Maybe not as capable as my Ultra-D, but man, within 20-60 minutes I could get damn close to what my DFI board could get to after days of fiddling.
How in the..? I can't get my FSB over 238, ever.
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I popped the 4200+ in the MSI board and I am going to mess with it a bit later tonight.
Both boards have fully featured bios's, I think the Neo4 has a bit better one than the Ultra-SLI though. I will try and OC the 4200+ and let you guys know what I can get out of it.

Edit: Anone know what this is all about? Do I need to update the BIOS or something for it to support dual core CPU's?
That's a bios upgrade needed. Your board was probably manufactured before the dual cores were finalized.
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TB13, my MSI K8N was insanely easy to overclock on. Maybe not as capable as my Ultra-D, but man, within 20-60 minutes I could get damn close to what my DFI board could get to after days of fiddling.

Sweet!
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That's a bios upgrade needed. Your board was probably manufactured before the dual cores were finalized.

I got it updated today, its working perfectly now plus the board thinks its a Platinum now biggrin.gif
Edited by TB13 - 3/28/13 at 4:04pm
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How in the..? I can't get my FSB over 238, ever.
That's a bios upgrade needed. Your board was probably manufactured before the dual cores were finalized.
I dunno, I'm pretty sure I used to run ~260FSB or higher daily. That's about 2.9ghz on my 175 (x11 multi) IIRC.
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I have a couple MSI K8N neo 4's and they both overclock very well. 290 mhz fsb on one and I've had the other at 310 or so.

I would agree with Nate, very easy to work with those boards smile.gif
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Alright, so I got my CPU OC'd to 2.5GHz and everything is running great, but I am only getting about 20% usage out of my GPU. This doesn't seem right to me considering some of you guys can run dual GPU setup's no problem.

Edit: Weird, it only does it in Gmod...
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Any one playing modern games on decent 939 rigs? I have played some Batman AA and BioShock but, about BioShock Infinite and Saints Row 3 or even GTA V when it comes out. I think I might take the time to DL and install Mafia 2.
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I have a couple MSI K8N neo 4's and they both overclock very well. 290 mhz fsb on one and I've had the other at 310 or so.

I would agree with Nate, very easy to work with those boards smile.gif

My Ultra D can go over 340 properly setup as I discovered a few weeks ago. I thought it was a poor FSB clocking board earlier but once I got it figured out, it delivered.




My A8N32 SLI Deluxe can also go to about 330 reliably but it's hit 350 before as well with my 4000+ San Diego chip.
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Any one playing modern games on decent 939 rigs? I have played some Batman AA and BioShock but, about BioShock Infinite and Saints Row 3 or even GTA V when it comes out. I think I might take the time to DL and install Mafia 2.
Bioshock, Just Cause 2, one of the Need For Speeds from a few years ago, and Dirt 2.

I'm still of the opinion that gaming really still depends on graphics card almost entirely, and that our old dual cores are still fine.
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TF2 can be played on them, but Supreme Commander cannot. At least not well. tongue.gif As for more modern games, it all depends on the requirements. A high end skt 939 is equal to a low-mid ranged Core 2 Duo I think.
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