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its 1.25 v actually, or at least i can run it at stock at 1.25 and this is running fine with 1.30 for my little oc.

and ya i get way better scores ocing my fsb than just by the multiplier. this current set up with my gpu @ 900/1200 gives me a score of 20047 3dmark06 while my score with a 3.9 ghz oc with just multiplier gives me a 21k score. my mem is always set @ 1600 with 7-7-7-20-1t. I tried 6-6-6-18-1t but im scared to up my voltages over 2 with stock cooling so I cant get it stable .
20047 score is lower than 21k...

Are you confirming what I said? That OC`ing the cpu gives more
performance gain than OC`ing the FSB?

I got 21k with my crossfire hd4850@700mhz/993 and the cpu@3.8ghz,
however, I ran the test in 1280x720 instead of 1280x1024 so I will get back to you with more comparable scores.
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post #642 of 1767
Got my new RMA BOARD TODAY

And the NB temps are normal! whopeee

The guy at the store was not impressed over me "sanding down the NB" etc, but he cut me some slack... I have spent over 6k dollars in the store and I think that gave me the edge
And by a festive mistake I accidently put my wireless antenna in the package with my broken mainboard, so Im back on a hardline hehe

I couldnt wait to get my watercooling installed so I hooked up everything, no testing and just went for it
Took me less than 3 hours since all the cables for the motherboard was allready in place The watercooling kit was tremendously easy to install,
but when I get to modding the cabinet It will look much better
I basically just threw everything in

Gonna upload some pictures after I have tested how good the cooling is

Then there will be alot of work sorting the cables etc hehe
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Hey all,

Ive been using the Crosshair III for about two months now and so far so good. I have another two days before I upgrade to the GPU and Hard drive in my signature though. I have some queshtons now and might need help later on trying to get a stable overclock.

Do you guys use the SATA drivers from the ASUS site or the Windows 7 default ? Is this something needed just for running a RAID setup ?

I want to make sure my memory is running in dual channel. I have read through this whole thread and noticed in pictures of some of the systems here with ram installed in the two blue slots, two white slots, or one in a white slot and another in a blue. So which is it ? The user guide is unclear and mentions orange slots.
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Hi to all! New to the forum and new to high end PCs also I almost finish reading the entire thread, and I'm learning a lot about the motherboard and the CPU as well. Soon I'll be confident enough to try some OC in my system, I'm a little scared right now, especially after flashing my VGA twice due to wrong ROMs order (DAMN ATI!).
Learned the lesson, I'll gather more knowledge before doing serious changes.

THANKS!
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i wasnt fast enough on the screen shot but have any of you ever had a pcprobe issue where out of no where it warns of a cpu voltage hike and you look and it says 43.XX and is red... mine jsut did that and then went back to normal

weird

edit:
got it

could it be everest and pcprobe open at the same time?
Edited by melantha - 3/8/10 at 7:18pm
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post #646 of 1767
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i wasnt fast enough on the screen shot but have any of you ever had a pcprobe issue where out of no where it warns of a cpu voltage hike and you look and it says 43.XX and is red... mine jsut did that and then went back to normal

weird

edit:
got it

could it be everest and pcprobe open at the same time?
mine does that whenever I open up cpu z or other similar programs. it will randomly spike up or down cpu volts or other volts for a sec or two.

I think its just a spike in display of the two programs interacting or something like that.
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Hey all,

Ive been using the Crosshair III for about two months now and so far so good. I have another two days before I upgrade to the GPU and Hard drive in my signature though. I have some queshtons now and might need help later on trying to get a stable overclock.

Do you guys use the SATA drivers from the ASUS site or the Windows 7 default ? Is this something needed just for running a RAID setup ?

I want to make sure my memory is running in dual channel. I have read through this whole thread and noticed in pictures of some of the systems here with ram installed in the two blue slots, two white slots, or one in a white slot and another in a blue. So which is it ? The user guide is unclear and mentions orange slots.
If you're just using 2 sticks of RAM, place them in the slots of the same color, I'd start with the one's nearest the 20+4 power plug.

As far as SATA drivers go, they come with Catalyst, so when you install Catalyst, new "chipset" (i.e. SATA) drivers are installed. Since you have a HD5770 from MSI and I'm assuming you use the ATI Catalyst drivers, I wouldn't worry to much. That's the way I go with the SATA drivers anyway.
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mine does that whenever I open up cpu z or other similar programs. it will randomly spike up or down cpu volts or other volts for a sec or two.

I think its just a spike in display of the two programs interacting or something like that.
I have seen similar errors (opt fan temp warning etc) when I have started up speedfan and cpu-z... Maybe its because these program also "taps" into the temp/volt sensors causing a false reading.
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post #649 of 1767
AAARGH!

Can`t seem to get much past 3.9ghz on this c2 chip:/
Havent passed 44c on any OC yet , but I can`t seem to get it stable over 4ghz:S

Reverted the ram and all voltages back to stock settings in an
effort to inch my way to results (a bit cowboy testing in the start)

This is my highest "stable" OC (1 hour burn-in) @ stock volt settings.
bios:1301

Nb/cpu: 2000mhz

Attachment 145232


Enabling LLC (load line calibration) won`t let me OC further but
it does not effect the overall stability.

Been experimenting with the NB and cpu/nb volt to no avail.

Upping the FSB 250+ and keeping the same clock settings
did not effect stability @3.9ghz but would not run stable @ 4ghz.

Experimenting with AAC which I have never done before,
setting core 0,1 to -4% and core 3,4 to +4% seemed to increase
performance but did not allow any higher clock speeds so Im leaving
this one off for now. (If anyone can explain in some detail what this
feature does I would be most grateful)


The watercooling I installed last night is doing its job, but I can`t
seem to provide enough "juice" to the CPU without creating instability.

The system boots on 4.3ghz, but won`t boot to desktop on 4.1 and 4.2ghz

And the system reports 0mhz when setting it to 4.2ghz.

Still early on with the OC`ing but I am a bit disappointed with the
prelimenary results even for this 140w tdp chip.

Would be grateful to any tips/hints
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Originally Posted by GabrielZ666 View Post
Hi to all! New to the forum and new to high end PCs also I almost finish reading the entire thread, and I'm learning a lot about the motherboard and the CPU as well. Soon I'll be confident enough to try some OC in my system, I'm a little scared right now, especially after flashing my VGA twice due to wrong ROMs order (DAMN ATI!).
Learned the lesson, I'll gather more knowledge before doing serious changes.

THANKS!

welcome...
inbefore, Phenoms arent high end, i7's are..
Phenom's are top notch for AMD, and mid-grade..
they do have the best price-performance ratio, and yes they do pair with i7's sometimes, and they do run awsomely..
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