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just a quick question but whats the best way to oc a 720
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just a quick question but whats the best way to oc a 720
Some people go straight multiplier, others mix bus and multiplier, some go all bus. Honestly I'd do what works best for you. Multiplier is usually the easiest.
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I am returning my asus m4a78t-e. Any suggestion of what mb I should get? I heard of the asrock, gigabyte, and biostar can unlocked the fourth core. Which one is cheaper and better. I am thinking about the gigabyte right now since dual bios and 2x pci xpress x16 instead of like my mb which is 2x pci express x8.
I have had a lot of experience with them all. Gigabyte is the higher class board, but I have quit using them unless requested at the moment. I used a lot of the biostar AM2 boards for the budget builds. I stand by biostar as far as reliability goes they have served very very well, I cant be having boards go out as it comes back on me. I gave Asrock a shot a year ago and was really impressed with their latest am2 board. Then Arock came out with the DDR3/AM3 M3A790GXH/128M board. It was one of the earliest AM3 board options available to me for budget builds and it really is so solid. I am nearly building all Asrock for my amd systems. This is the Tops for Asrock. I cant tell you how happy I am to have this board for builds. Its perfect for what they are. I just couldnt see spending more money unless you really need something like 2 16x lanes. I always perfer one really good card cause crossfire isnt that awsome in the real apps other than braggin rights. Asrock has came a long way and it does stand its own against the big boyz. I have been able to hit 3.9 stable with the M3A790GXH/128M where on this gigabyte board it replaced was stuck at 3.85. I am not saying that Asrock is necessarily> gigabyte always, but I am saying that as rock is now at least comparable and can stand up respectfully. I am blown away by this and have been trying to tell ppl all over but its kinda hard for ppl to believe for some reason. Its not gonna suit everyones needs but it isnt bad at all. I am building a lot of AM3/DDR3 board and i suggest it as well. Not because its so much better performing then the ddr2 phenom2 rigs, but because DDR3 will be taken advantage of a whole lot more in future generations of AMD cpus. Right now they just transitioned but the CPUs memory controllers are still chained to use ddr2 or ddr3. they havent redesigned much but rather upgraded. The NB is a well known restriction for the Phenom2 engeneers and this will be a focus area which ddr3 will help to free up this bottleneck.
Anyway, get what you like. I was just wanting to let you know the asrock board is a lot better then one would think. Here is another thread about it where i was trying to let people know whats up. finally on page 3 or 4 an even bigger system builder jumps in to explain. just check it out its usfull knowledge http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...ire-am3-4.html
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HT is useless...NB is what matters.. if youre on 1600+ you should see no marginal gains/ decreases..from 2k+.
Yep. The higher I clock the CPU the more i have to lower the NB. I get so much performance gains at NB2500 or so but when i get my CPU at 3.8+ I cant run my NB over 2400. At 3.9 its seems to be even less. I have been most happy with the highes balance of both which is where i am!
I have been doing HT test on and off and am running into interesting results but they seem consistent. I will post when i am completely done.
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I have had a lot of experience with them all. Gigabyte is the higher class board, but I have quit using them unless requested at the moment. I used a lot of the biostar AM2 boards for the budget builds. I stand by biostar as far as reliability goes they have served very very well, I cant be having boards go out as it comes back on me. I gave Asrock a shot a year ago and was really impressed with their latest am2 board. Then Arock came out with the DDR3/AM3 M3A790GXH/128M board. It was one of the earliest AM3 board options available to me for budget builds and it really is so solid. I am nearly building all Asrock for my amd systems. This is the Tops for Asrock. I cant tell you how happy I am to have this board for builds. Its perfect for what they are. I just couldnt see spending more money unless you really need something like 2 16x lanes. I always perfer one really good card cause crossfire isnt that awsome in the real apps other than braggin rights. Asrock has came a long way and it does stand its own against the big boyz. I have been able to hit 3.9 stable with the M3A790GXH/128M where on this gigabyte board it replaced was stuck at 3.85. I am not saying that Asrock is necessarily> gigabyte always, but I am saying that as rock is now at least comparable and can stand up respectfully. I am blown away by this and have been trying to tell ppl all over but its kinda hard for ppl to believe for some reason. Its not gonna suit everyones needs but it isnt bad at all. I am building a lot of AM3/DDR3 board and i suggest it as well. Not because its so much better performing then the ddr2 phenom2 rigs, but because DDR3 will be taken advantage of a whole lot more in future generations of AMD cpus. Right now they just transitioned but the CPUs memory controllers are still chained to use ddr2 or ddr3. they havent redesigned much but rather upgraded. The NB is a well known restriction for the Phenom2 engeneers and this will be a focus area which ddr3 will help to free up this bottleneck.
Anyway, get what you like. I was just wanting to let you know the asrock board is a lot better then one would think. Here is another thread about it where i was trying to let people know whats up. finally on page 3 or 4 an even bigger system builder jumps in to explain. just check it out its usfull knowledge http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...ire-am3-4.html
So where can I get a good deal on a asrock or biostar mb that you would recommend?
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- Clock Speed: 3607mhz
- Bus xMulti: x18
- RAM Speed: 1333mhz
- Vcore: 1.424
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Is there any huge difference between MA790X-UD4 vs UD4P? Can't get UD4P from finland. UD4 cost's 115e and i can order UD4P same price from germany, but is it worthwhile?
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Ok guys have my final overclock now so guess I should join!



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- Clock Speed - 3.72
- Bus xMulti - 240*15.5
- RAM Speed - 1600 - 7-7-7-24
- Vcore - 1.5 Volts
- HT Link - 2160
- Motherboard - MSI 790FX-GD70
- Chipset - 790 FX
- CPU Cooling - Zalman 9500

This is perfect for me as I've got the North Bridge speed stable over 2600 which makes the whole system respond faster. Also my ram is right where it should be!

Also temps never go over 50!
post #1699 of 6432
this is where i got 3 combos in a row that unlocked! I am not sure if you want the ddr3 or ddr2. this is an am3/DDR3 board not the am2+. newegg,EWIZ and everywhere pretty much had it this board listed wrong at first
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-790GXH
Actually ewiz has been coming up with some great deals lately. I have started useing them steady since January, no problems yet.
oh here is the manufacture site specs
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...780GXH/128M&s=
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Hiya,

I'm still waiting for my X3 720BE to arrive, but whilst waiting, I already started thinking about how I'll overclock this beast
I want have RAM and FSB to keep a ratio of 1:1 so I thought something out. However, is this possible ? A multiplier of 8 x 400Mhz = 3.2Ghz

I want to keep stock voltages so 3.2 Ghz is a nice stable max overclock on stock voltages according to a lot of sites.

Thanks !

PS: My RAM will be DDRII 800Mhz
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