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I suppose I should sign up then?

Mine get here on Monday.
I used the 1.5b4 bios and got my 4th core unlocked on my 720 be. Runs rock stable with 1.48 volts and x18 multiplier. I set cpu/ddr to 1/4 to get my mem to 1600mhz. I do think booting from a mem stick for the bios flash is best. I took the bios file out of the msi package and stuck the beta bios in its place. Used the hp tool for flashdrives to make them bootable then it was smooth running.
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I used the 1.5b4 bios and got my 4th core unlocked on my 720 be. Runs rock stable with 1.48 volts and x18 multiplier. I set cpu/ddr to 1/4 to get my mem to 1600mhz. I do think booting from a mem stick for the bios flash is best. I took the bios file out of the msi package and stuck the beta bios in its place. Used the hp tool for flashdrives to make them bootable then it was smooth running.
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on this mobo in the bios how do I change it so that I can manually change the voltage to my memory everything is stuck on AUTO and I cant figure it out for the life of me lmao
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What are some CPU coolers I can use on this board without taking out the motherboard to exchange the back-plate?
Vendetta 2 setup is quite good for regular changes to the cpu, as its like a 2 minute job and u dont even have to take the fan off.
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THANKS GUYS!

Megahalems successfully brought my system FROM 45c idle / 58c load / 62c max (47c-50c just doing normal stuff like internet!!)

TO 35c idle / 48c MAX load under Prime95.

with 1 fan attached, a Cooler Master R4 (90 CFM) taken from my old P4 system case. I can easily add another fan because I got the Rev.b with extra fan clips. Not to mention 1 of my 120mm intake fans are unplugged until I get a long enough 3-pin wire because I don't want to use a whole molex module wire for 1 fan. With those 2 added, that's a few more degrees taken off, easy!

The Megahalems fit perfectly on the GD70 mobo. With no fan, the heatsink had 100% clearance. With the 1 fan added, it hangs over the memory but does not touch.

The best part: now my system is SILENT. Well, of course any fan is not really silent, but compared to the stock jet engine fan, this IS.

Next step is to start overclocking, which I'm new at so I'll end up asking some questions here later no doubt.

THANKS to all who helped me choose this cooler to fit my GD70 mobo perfectly. Rep coming your ways. Here's a pic of the system:

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Originally Posted by Bliksem View Post
Switching to MSI 790FX-GD70 was a good decision. I'm currently running bios 1.6 but was wondering if I should OC the HT? Here's a link of what I OC so far:

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=773241
I have only done limited testing on that front so far and it did not seem to make very much of a difference. That being said I would get everything else as high as you can (or are comfortable with) and then try OC'ing the HT.

BTW what processor is that B50??? CPU-z says AM2+ ??????????

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on this mobo in the bios how do I change it so that I can manually change the voltage to my memory everything is stuck on AUTO and I cant figure it out for the life of me lmao
It is in the cell menu, then use the + and - keys to go up or down.

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THANKS GUYS!

Megahalems successfully brought my system FROM 45c idle / 58c load / 62c max (47c-50c just doing normal stuff like internet!!)

TO 35c idle / 48c MAX load under Prime95.

with 1 fan attached, a Cooler Master R4 (90 CFM) taken from my old P4 system case. I can easily add another fan because I got the Rev.b with extra fan clips. Not to mention 1 of my 120mm intake fans are unplugged until I get a long enough 3-pin wire because I don't want to use a whole molex module wire for 1 fan. With those 2 added, that's a few more degrees taken off, easy!

The Megahalems fit perfectly on the GD70 mobo. With no fan, the heatsink had 100% clearance. With the 1 fan added, it hangs over the memory but does not touch.

The best part: now my system is SILENT. Well, of course any fan is not really silent, but compared to the stock jet engine fan, this IS.

Next step is to start overclocking, which I'm new at so I'll end up asking some questions here later no doubt.

THANKS to all who helped me choose this cooler to fit my GD70 mobo perfectly. Rep coming your ways. Here's a pic of the system:
Glad to hear it did what you needed it to do! Nice looking system, just get those cables managed a little better. :
Edited by eclipseaudio4 - 10/18/09 at 6:31am
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THANKS GUYS!

Megahalems successfully brought my system FROM 45c idle / 58c load / 62c max (47c-50c just doing normal stuff like internet!!)

TO 35c idle / 48c MAX load under Prime95.

with 1 fan attached, a Cooler Master R4 (90 CFM) taken from my old P4 system case. I can easily add another fan because I got the Rev.b with extra fan clips. Not to mention 1 of my 120mm intake fans are unplugged until I get a long enough 3-pin wire because I don't want to use a whole molex module wire for 1 fan. With those 2 added, that's a few more degrees taken off, easy!

The Megahalems fit perfectly on the GD70 mobo. With no fan, the heatsink had 100% clearance. With the 1 fan added, it hangs over the memory but does not touch.

The best part: now my system is SILENT. Well, of course any fan is not really silent, but compared to the stock jet engine fan, this IS.

Next step is to start overclocking, which I'm new at so I'll end up asking some questions here later no doubt.

THANKS to all who helped me choose this cooler to fit my GD70 mobo perfectly. Rep coming your ways. Here's a pic of the system:

How are those 4850's in crossfire? Full graphics on everything? I'm looking at going crossfire with this new board, and those cards are cheap, dont need anything too overkill. These would work in Tri-Fire? (such a word?).

Need to get me a mega too, its driving me nuts. Firstly I need to get my case modded so i can finally get this board into a freakin case!
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How are those 4850's in crossfire? Full graphics on everything? I'm looking at going crossfire with this new board, and those cards are cheap, dont need anything too overkill. These would work in Tri-Fire? (such a word?).

Need to get me a mega too, its driving me nuts. Firstly I need to get my case modded so i can finally get this board into a freakin case!
I play everything on highest possible graphics qualities including anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering on 1280x1024x85Hz.

COD4 runs beautifully on those settings and the FPS always stays above 100.

The worst performing game so far is Crysis. I average about 30FPS but I can get a 60+ avg FPS by turning all settings down to high, AA off, and resolution to 1024x768.

Overall I think the 4850s are a good bang for the buck.
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i've been reading about the 5770's. 3 of those badboys is pwnage. The scalability of them is amazing, if i find the link ill show you.
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i've been reading about the 5770's. 3 of those badboys is pwnage. The scalability of them is amazing, if i find the link ill show you.
be interesting to see how the third card scales over the 2. cause when i tested tri-fire 4870's, the third card did basically nothing. i think my score went up 1k points in 3dmark 06 and 4k points in vantage.
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