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gr8sho and N2Gaming- you guys ROCK. Can't say "thank you" enough. The power management was the culprit - even though I had already had it set earlier a High Performance, after the removal of memory something has changed and it reverted to BALANCED state. Changing it back to high performance fixed the issue, and I'm BACK AT FULL SPEED again - I can access the core multipliers.

You saved a great motherboard, and given it a few more years of life (I was "this close" to biting the bullet and buying a new mb.).

Will send you a private msg in a moment. cheers.gif

Thanks again guys.
    
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This kind of makes we wonder if the C n Q is actually working as it should on these mobo's. I know I am able to clock my sig rig down to under 1000MHz at 0.9xx volts and keep my over all system temps down while doing so. This is another great feature of my 460's. They down clock as well.

You are welcome Melodylab
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Originally Posted by Melodylab View Post
gr8sho and N2Gaming- you guys ROCK. Can't say "thank you" enough. The power management was the culprit - even though I had already had it set earlier a High Performance, after the removal of memory something has changed and it reverted to BALANCED state. Changing it back to high performance fixed the issue, and I'm BACK AT FULL SPEED again - I can access the core multipliers.

You saved a great motherboard, and given it a few more years of life (I was "this close" to biting the bullet and buying a new mb.).

Will send you a private msg in a moment.

Thanks again guys.
You're welcome, Andy. And thanks for the CD.

I'll put in a plug for Andy Sikorski. He has released a music CD named Reverie. I happen to like this style of music. Nice work.

I also sent you a PM reply, but do tell us if you choose to venture into OC with that watercooler of yours.

Cheers,
C
post #8194 of 12343
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I think I'll shoot for 300 HTT now. Just to see how high I can actually get this thing to boot into windows.
I see no reason you shouldn't be able to hit 300. I take it you don't need NVTools to set the CPU multi, right? Those of us with AM3 processors can't do that (yet). I was able to run my board at 300 with 2006 vintage AMP-X PC6400 ram with no problem and hold 4GHz.
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This kind of makes we wonder if the C n Q is actually working as it should on these mobo's. I know I am able to clock my sig rig down to under 1000MHz at 0.9xx volts and keep my over all system temps down while doing so. This is another great feature of my 460's. They down clock as well.

You are welcome Melodylab
I'm sure CnQ was working correctly when I was using it with my X2 4200+ CPU.

How are you using that MSI board? Both with C1E and CnQ?
post #8196 of 12343
Well isn't this something... the whole time I've owned this motherboard I thought something was wrong with voltage readings, but now I question the programs I've been using. I just realized Everest Ultimate is the only thing that reads them correctly outside of the BIOS.

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Well isn't this something... the whole time I've owned this motherboard I thought something was wrong with voltage readings, but now I question the programs I've been using. I just realized Everest Ultimate is the only thing that reads them correctly outside of the BIOS.
I haven't used Everest but plan to. When you took that screen shot, were all those monitoring tools running simultaneously? I've read that doing so causes the monitors to give incorrect readings. Nevertheless, I've grown to mistrust HWMonitor. Even CPUZ can't read memory voltage correctly. NVTools has been the only one that has been able to do that for me. And no program to date has given me accurate CPU temps except for ASUS probe.
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Things are quiet here so I thought I would write about said topic.

I suppose the best caption for this situation would be Caveat Emptor to a potential overclocker. Frankly the notion of overclocking to the extend that it is possible with these M2N boards wasn't even a consideration for me when I decided to upgrade my 2006 vintage computer to Windows 7 64-bit. I just knew at the time I needed more memory. A processor upgrade wasn't a strong thought, but I had been kicking it around. After all, this was a high-end board back in the day and why not try to extend its life with a new processor. And on top of that, I didn't know that it was possible to buy a processor upgrade with unlocked CPU multiplier to decouple the CPU from the main bus multiplier.

I settled on price and bought some Corsair Value Select ram. For what it was intended, the parts have performed flawlessly and as advertised, so no complaints there. But for overclocking, I eventually learned they couldn't hack it to match what the mainboard was truly capable of. I documented some of my attempts recently.

After the experimentation work was done, I casually asked if heat spreaders would help this ram with performance to push FSB higher than HT=270, and the answer given was perhaps. I decided to test it out for myself and it didn't really cost a lot to try.

The result was less than spectacular with maybe a very marginal improvement in stability, but in no way does the value ram with heat spreader perform as well as the older AMP-X ram. I probably shouldn't overgeneralize this, but nevertheless I thought I would share the experience in case anyone is thinking of doing this.
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Well at least now you know the difference in value ram and enthusiast's ram. I'm glad you were able to test this out and see for your self vs just listening to what others have to say about it. 1st hand experience is always the best learning tool IMO.
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Friends came out yesterday for a new bios X6 will take off this time? I'm super excited because this will set a new course for our MOBO. follow the link below:<br><br>
http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/archi...ad-4642-5.html
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