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I have flashed the bios using the built in utility a few times and it's currently 5002. It sounds like doing the CMOS clear resets the board to the original factory defaults from what I've read about it. This would remove 5002 and reset it to whatever it came as. Is this the case? If 5002 will stay put then my only concern is my raid. That's currently being saved to an external drive though so I can just rebuild it worst case.
You are on 5002,so no need to flash again.
Clear CMOS does exactly that.Like gr8sho said it'a fresh start with the new hardware.
As for ocing your 840,you should be able to get a few hundred MHZ's by using the reference clock.
Here is a great guide for our era of MB's http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html

Here a link to the online manual; http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/c...2-SLI%20Deluxe


Good luck

Gyro
Edited by Gyro - 10/21/11 at 11:26am
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Thanks again for all the help everyone. Fossil, I'll probably try for the push/pull setup. My cooler came with extra rubber fittings so I'll only need the duct tape to cover the sides of the heatsink and not to also help hold on a fan, lol.

Just a note, I didn't actually know the maximum rated temp for my CPU until shortly before my previous post. I was under the wrong assumption that it was much higher and realized I was confusing it with the max rated temp for my video card (99c).

Obviously I know now that anything over 60c for my particular CPU should be of concern since it's only rated for 63c. Again, thanks for all the help.

On another note, new RAM (if you can call DDR2 800 RAM "new") came today so now this mobo is running 4GB instead of 2GB. System specs have been updated.
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Thanks again for all the help everyone. Fossil, I'll probably try for the push/pull setup. My cooler came with extra rubber fittings so I'll only need the duct tape to cover the sides of the heatsink and not to also help hold on a fan, lol.

Just a note, I didn't actually know the maximum rated temp for my CPU until shortly before my previous post. I was under the wrong assumption that it was much higher and realized I was confusing it with the max rated temp for my video card (99c).

Obviously I know now that anything over 60c for my particular CPU should be of concern since it's only rated for 63c. Again, thanks for all the help.

On another note, new RAM (if you can call DDR2 800 RAM "new") came today so now this mobo is running 4GB instead of 2GB. System specs have been updated.
Let us know the results when you do it. I'm curious if it works for you as well as it did for me.

4gb is nice too. I couldn't go back. >_>
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Just a note, I didn't actually know the maximum rated temp for my CPU until shortly before my previous post. I was under the wrong assumption that it was much higher and realized I was confusing it with the max rated temp for my video card (99c).
I don't know too much about this either, but what I recall is and if AMD's claim are correct, there's built-in over-temperature support to throttle the CPU when those max temps are hit. But I really can't say I believe those claims. BTW, a sister limit to be aware of is the max Vcore that the processor supposedly accepts which is a 1.5V rating. Obviously if you're going to run the CPU that high, you have to figure out how to get the heat out.

My old X2 by comparison ran into the 70s when pushed to its limits, but I understood that to be in the realm of the acceptable for that technology.
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Well all the new parts are in. She seems to be running nice. Much quieter than before. Maybe because I cleaned out a whole bunch of dust. I did run into one snag though. The SSD doesn't seem to be reporting as a system drive so I can only get to it by leaving cd-rom as the top boot priority. If I select hard disk with the M4 being priority I get some type of error message. Any advice on fixing that issue?

Here's a quick run I just did on crystaldiskmark for the M4. For comparison the run for my old drive is attached as well. (pictures attached)

Update: Well I solved the issue with the SSD boot problem. I didn't remove all the other drives when I installed W7 so it didn't load a boot sector. I tried to repair but that didn't work so I had to format and reinstall. Basically I repeated a couple hours of what I did the other night. I notice the CPU temps are running about 5C lower than before with everything up and good. While sorting the issues before everything was working I removed my case side and idle temps were about 10C lower than before. Might play with the side fan to see if I can get the "open" temps.

As far as the SSD goes, it's quick. Noticeable for sure but not to an extreme. I have a feeling it would be much more noticeable on a newer mobo. I am running into a non-issue issue with booting to it though. The POST goes by so quick or just doesn't show on the screen. The raid check goes by in the blink of an eye now but I do see it. Any ideas? Is this just because the SSD reads into the system so quick an there is no spin up pause?


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Hey everyone. Just signed up, love this forum. Question: I just upgraded to an AMD 955 x4. I followed BigJohn44's thread for unlocking the cores here and I'm having a problem getting the multiplier above x4. According to BigJohn44, I'm not seeing where in the "performance" tab of the nvidia Control Panel I can pick which multiplier I want. I've already upgraded the BIOS to 5002 and manually set the multipier and CPU volts in BIOS. All I'd like to do is get similar numbers to the club members validation list on the first page. Thanks in advance.
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As far as the SSD goes, it's quick. Noticeable for sure but not to an extreme. I have a feeling it would be much more noticeable on a newer mobo. I am running into a non-issue issue with booting to it though. The POST goes by so quick or just doesn't show on the screen. The raid check goes by in the blink of an eye now but I do see it. Any ideas? Is this just because the SSD reads into the system so quick an there is no spin up pause?
Your speeds look good and it looks like we are hitting the speed barrier of this board's SATA2 bus for SSD's. Keep in mind that our boards don't support AHCI and the maximum for SSD on SATA2 is about 280 seq read, 220 seq write. Do you have 0009 firmware installed on your M4? I heard that 0005 has some problems on our board not running at full SATA2 speed and this does not seem to be the case. I would check to make sure you have all the SSD tweaks in order also (indexing/superfetch disabled, etc...)

I own a 160gb Intel 320 series SSD and my seq read/write are at 253/166 and your writes are a lot higher since you have a larger drive. I came off a pair of SATA 150 raptors and the difference is night and day. Basically I log in, get to the desktop and it's good to go..... no more wait time lol.

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Hey everyone. Just signed up, love this forum. Question: I just upgraded to an AMD 955 x4. I followed BigJohn44's thread for unlocking the cores here and I'm having a problem getting the multiplier above x4. According to BigJohn44, I'm not seeing where in the "performance" tab of the nvidia Control Panel I can pick which multiplier I want. I've already upgraded the BIOS to 5002 and manually set the multipier and CPU volts in BIOS. All I'd like to do is get similar numbers to the club members validation list on the first page. Thanks in advance.
Did you download "nvidia system tools with ESA support"? This is the program that will unlock that performance section in the nvidia control panel. Also you will need to set the power options in windows 7 to maximum performance (will have to reboot) and make sure that C1E, and CnQ is turned off in the BIOS. If you did not do a proper reset of the BIOS when you installed your new chip, I would suggest doing one by removing the battery for a bit and put it back in. Good Luck
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Hey everyone. Just signed up, love this forum. Question: I just upgraded to an AMD 955 x4. I followed BigJohn44's thread for unlocking the cores here and I'm having a problem getting the multiplier above x4. According to BigJohn44, I'm not seeing where in the "performance" tab of the nvidia Control Panel I can pick which multiplier I want. I've already upgraded the BIOS to 5002 and manually set the multipier and CPU volts in BIOS. All I'd like to do is get similar numbers to the club members validation list on the first page. Thanks in advance.
Probably the number one question asked around here lately.

Honestly I wish that post were updated to say the following.

Make sure in Power Options that the selected profile or plan is set to High Performance.

If you don't do this, you will never see the cpu multi selector.
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NVCP will look like the first pic with windows power options set to performance.
Once you are set up,save your profile and set it to load at windows startup.second pic


Good luck

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NVCP will look like the first pic with windows power options set to performance.
Once you are set up,save your profile and set it to load at windows startup.second pic


Good luck

Gyro
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Probably the number one question asked around here lately.

Honestly I wish that post were updated to say the following.

Make sure in Power Options that the selected profile or plan is set to High Performance.

If you don't do this, you will never see the cpu multi selector.
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Also you will need to set the power options in windows 7 to maximum performance (will have to reboot)
Thanks for the quick replies. You guys hit the nail on the head with Power Options. I chose "High Performance", went back to NVCP and reset multipliers for all 4 cores and updated the profile to load when Windows starts. The revalidation below:



That looks alot better no? I'll play with the numbers a little after I stress test it. Let me know if I need to do anything else as I am fairly new at OCing. Thanks again for all your help.
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