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yeah i think we should start a group of people who are all having OC issues with our 940s and then get with AMD about this. I've had enough. I spent top dollar on yet another dud chip. They gloried up the 9950 and that was a dud. THEN they actually ADVERTISED this as being an overclocker and said the chip can get to 4ghz on air, and yet SO many of us cant get better than 3.4ghz.
Emersonsc, did AMD really advertise the 940BE being capable of hitting 4Ghz on air? I don't recall ever seeing this advertised anywhere from AMD. Was this overclock "guaranteed" by AMD?

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Nope thlnk3r they did not say it would 100% hit 4.0 but they did say it was a great overclocker left and right. They also said the first phenom would be way better then it was so I'm starting to feel like AMD is just saying stuff to make people buy. I don't know I love AMD have for years but maybe its about time to switch. I mean this rig plays everything great so I'm going to keep it till my next upgrade but I think Intel is my next buy. I have never owned a intel chip in my rig so it will be a sad day but i think AMD is done.
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It's probably safer to volt to 1.5250v or 1.5500v on your board since the MSIs are known not to overvolt during loads (whereas all other boards manufacturer's 790SB boards tend to).

Depends what your load temp is with large FFTs though.
Hmm... that's sounds promising. I'll try to bump it to 1.525 (but not to 1.55 ) I just need couple of good fans cause I do hit 57-58C on large FFTs
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The bad part about all this...

yes there are some (Not bad -because they do work) less capable OC'ers out there... But there are some really amazing CPU's out there too.

I myself have 2 decent-to-good Cpu's, and i believe there are more decent chips then Bad chips.
Edited by XxBeNigNxX - 3/11/09 at 10:29pm
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Oh I think your right on there I mean you got 3.9 most people are 3.6-3.9 a couple 4.0s that just sweet I just got a dud plain and simple. Tried 3 boards now and all the same but my M4A79-t deluxe has a problem and asus is replacing it now after it came back worse then it went the first time. I'm trying to get newegg to take it back its 2 days past 30 days so hoping I can talk them into taking it. I told them its DOA and board was on a rma I could not test it before 30 days witch I'm telling the truth it was but I'm not saying I had the new M4A79 Deluxe to run it. Anyways crossing my fingers if not I will try amd on the phone tomorrow seeing how they dont have RMA set up for 940s on there web site another fail lol.
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It's probably safer to volt to 1.5250v or 1.5500v on your board since the MSIs are known not to overvolt during loads (whereas all other boards manufacturer's 790SB boards tend to).


not mine. I set it to 1.45 in bios, then it droops to 1.44. at load it never goes up
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Just thought I'd throw this out there: 14791. 3DMark06 score on a stock PhII 940 with a stock GTX 295. Next will be SLI GTX 295 (obviously severely CPU bottle-necked), after which I'll start to OC the CPU as much as I can with the stock cooler... this, until I get my 7750BE backup system up and running solid, at which point my 940 rig will go to a new case and go under water, and possibly TEC as well in the future. But I thought I'd throw some numbers out there for fun in the meantime. Oh yeah, this is with 2x 2gb DDR800, not 4x 2gb, as is in my sig.

EDIT: With Vantage (same specs as above): 11669

Ok, now going SLI... curious what it will do to the numbers at stock settings.
Been having troubles with these cards in SLI and finishing a run of 3DMark06... trying to figure out a solution. If you have an idea feel free to help on this thread.
    
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yeah i think we should start a group of people who are all having OC issues with our 940s and then get with AMD about this. I've had enough. I spent top dollar on yet another dud chip. They gloried up the 9950 and that was a dud. THEN they actually ADVERTISED this as being an overclocker and said the chip can get to 4ghz on air, and yet SO many of us cant get better than 3.4ghz. Im sorry but i at least got 3.3 out of my 9850, a 700mhz increase. A 400mhz increase out of a premium chip is unacceptable. And the fact that they boast the dragon plat-form as being the best suit for this chip (790FX-NB SB750, ATI 4000 series vid cards) is sad in it self. While some are getting good results, the majority are not. And its not like just people with the ASUS boards are having issues. There are others out there with MSI and Foxconn and so on that are having the same issue we are. I really think we need to start a thread and get as MANY people as we can to join it then see what AMD will do for the people who got suckered into yet another AMD flop. I dont want my money back. I want what i paid for, and thats a chip that can perform what it was advertised to do.

By the way, my rig is h2o cooled, and still nothing stable over 3.6 in 32bit or 3.4 in 64bit. I've replaced everything but the mobo and chip itself. I will not dump any more money replacing parts.
exactly my same point..at this rate here in the philippines the i7 is just a few bucks away with my setup so practically speaking i need some explanations as well some good points as well..lets be guided..
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Emersonsc, did AMD really advertise the 940BE being capable of hitting 4Ghz on air? I don't recall ever seeing this advertised anywhere from AMD. Was this overclock "guaranteed" by AMD?

Good luck
Im trying to find their press release pages. They originaly had it all over their product page with charts showing that it can hit 4.0ghz on air. They also release videos bragging about how their chips can hit 4.0 on air alone
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This isnt a release from AMD, but this is one of MANY review sites that all say the same thing: AMD promised and praised the Deneb as being able to easily hit 4.0ghz on air, but falls short everytime.

http://theovalich.wordpress.com/2009...-but%E2%80%A6/
    
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