Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › [Official] MSI 790FX-GD70 Owners Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] MSI 790FX-GD70 Owners Club - Page 112

post #1111 of 9641
Quote:
Originally Posted by hacksaw907 View Post
Scythe Mugen 2 in push/pull seems to be compete pretty well with the Megahalemsn in push/pull. Those temps are actually really high, considering you have an aftermarket cooler. You might want to look into trying to reseat the cpu cooler, with the reapplication of thermal paste and all. I'm running my 955 at 1.49V, and it doesn't surpass 58C.
x2

my 945 95w has never passed 55c and my max temp is 72c.
BlackHawk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3.6 ghz O/C MSI 790FX-GD70 XFX 4890 G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Plextor 128gb SSD / F3 1TB Windows 7 HP 64 bit ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms 950W PSU 
Case
XCLIO Blackhawk 
  hide details  
Reply
BlackHawk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3.6 ghz O/C MSI 790FX-GD70 XFX 4890 G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Plextor 128gb SSD / F3 1TB Windows 7 HP 64 bit ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms 950W PSU 
Case
XCLIO Blackhawk 
  hide details  
Reply

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #1112 of 9641
Flashed BIOS to 1.6 (via windows, don't even start with me - I've never once had an issue)

Unlocked the 2 other cores on the 550BE

Overclocked it to 3.6

Have RAM running at 1600....

All at lunch...

It's under water, so the real playing around will start later tonight......watch out - Gilly is on the move!

PS, now I just need BOINC client to recognize the other 2 cores! boo...have to search their forums. I have it crunching 50% of the 4 (or 100% of the 2) until I get home. That should give it a decent first test...

So happy with AMD right now - take that Intel fans... 4 cores with 6 MB L3 cache for $102....saved myself $90 by taking a chance and doing the research!

PPS - is there anything good in the MSI "extras" disk? My asus had nice temperature monitor that doesn't seem to work with this board (I'd assume they'd be same sensors).... are there temperature programs that MSI provides - or should I use something 3rd party (any suggestions - I never looked since Asus one did the job).
Lazarus
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Ryzen 7 1700 AsRock Killer SLI/ac X370 AM4 XFX RX580 8GB PowerColor RX480 4GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Team Dark DDR4 8GB 2400 @2933 OCZ/Toshiba SSD 240 GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Wraith Cooler 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Home x64 Qnix 27'" 2K Rosewill Glacier 850 Watts Rosewill Nighthawk  
MouseMouse Pad
Cliptec Blue Gaming Mouse The X-Files 
  hide details  
Reply
Lazarus
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Ryzen 7 1700 AsRock Killer SLI/ac X370 AM4 XFX RX580 8GB PowerColor RX480 4GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Team Dark DDR4 8GB 2400 @2933 OCZ/Toshiba SSD 240 GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Wraith Cooler 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Home x64 Qnix 27'" 2K Rosewill Glacier 850 Watts Rosewill Nighthawk  
MouseMouse Pad
Cliptec Blue Gaming Mouse The X-Files 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1113 of 9641
Quote:
Originally Posted by hacksaw907 View Post
Scythe Mugen 2 in push/pull seems to be compete pretty well with the Megahalemsn in push/pull. Those temps are actually really high, considering you have an aftermarket cooler. You might want to look into trying to reseat the cpu cooler, with the reapplication of thermal paste and all. I'm running my 955 at 1.49V, and it doesn't surpass 58C.
These temps are actually cool compared to my initial temps. When i 1st put the Vendetta on with a stock clock i was around 58c full load but after alot of reseating and AS5 now its 52c, 3.7ghz@1.4v. I think its just the cooler and the fact that its 92mm. I put my hand on the back of the vendetta and you can feel how hot it is with just a push. I think i can drop my temps atleast 5c with 120mm push/pull setup.

Edit..
I was thinking of lapping my 965 but im Scurred
Edited by dir_d - 10/21/09 at 11:41am
post #1114 of 9641
Quote:
Originally Posted by dir_d View Post
Edit..
I was thinking of lapping my 965 but im Scurred
I dont blame you, have you got a spare chip lying around? Practice makes perfect, I'd poop myself if i screwed up mine lapping it.

Speaking of which, put a new cooler on my 5050e (used an skt939 4600x2 stock cooler which looks the same as my 955BE cooler exactly). While i was taking the heat sink off, the crappy thermalpaste (MX2) acted as a glue almost and ripped the whole cpu out of the board while it was still clamped down, flung off and i bent some pins. Luckily I was able to bend them back into place using some fine jewlery pliers my mum has and its working fine.

Just thought i'd throw that in there, as we were talking (well I was) about screwing up CPU's.

How would you hold it while your lapping it? I'd be heaps scared of bending pins, its easy to do. It'd be a little different breaking a 300$(AUD)+ CPU compared to a 95$ CPU.
Impulss
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k ASROCK Z77 Extreme 6 Gigabyte GTX570 12GB Ripjaws CL7 (2x 2GB, 2x 4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120GB OCZ Vertex II + Data XSPC RASA RX360 Windows 7 Ultimate N 64bit 24" Samsung 1200p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft X8 800w Tagen Xigmatek Elysium Gigabyte Ghost 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Cyber Snipa HD595 + AD700 Sound Blaster X-Fi 
  hide details  
Reply
Impulss
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k ASROCK Z77 Extreme 6 Gigabyte GTX570 12GB Ripjaws CL7 (2x 2GB, 2x 4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120GB OCZ Vertex II + Data XSPC RASA RX360 Windows 7 Ultimate N 64bit 24" Samsung 1200p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft X8 800w Tagen Xigmatek Elysium Gigabyte Ghost 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Cyber Snipa HD595 + AD700 Sound Blaster X-Fi 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1115 of 9641
I'm ready to overclock. I just have some questions first, since I havn't done this but once on a P4, from 3.6 to 3.8. At that time I didn't even know the voltage was part of the equation so I never played with it. 4.0 wouldn't post.

Well anyways, I'm ready to OC my Phenom II X4 945 (125W). I am starting with just a small gain, from 3.0 to 3.2. My questions are:

What do you recommend changing, FSB only, multi only, or a combination of both? Also, since I'm only going for 3.2GHz (from 3.0) at this point, does the vcore need any upping at all?
Enterprise
(15 items)
 
RetroPie
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz @3.25GHz MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 8GB Crucial DDR3 1333 (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 500GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD RW Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Lenovo LI2364d 23" IPS LED FHD Monitors Dell KB216 Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W GIGABYTE 3D Mars 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell MS116 SteelSeries QcK Mini Logitech Z313 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1 GB SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
22x22x10mm Aluminum Heat Sink RetroPie 4.1 Samsung 70" KU6300 4K UHD TV 5V 2.5A Power Supply Adapter w/ On/Off Switch 
CaseOther
Premium Raspberry Pi Case (Clear) Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
Enterprise
(15 items)
 
RetroPie
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz @3.25GHz MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 8GB Crucial DDR3 1333 (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 500GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD RW Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Lenovo LI2364d 23" IPS LED FHD Monitors Dell KB216 Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W GIGABYTE 3D Mars 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell MS116 SteelSeries QcK Mini Logitech Z313 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1 GB SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
22x22x10mm Aluminum Heat Sink RetroPie 4.1 Samsung 70" KU6300 4K UHD TV 5V 2.5A Power Supply Adapter w/ On/Off Switch 
CaseOther
Premium Raspberry Pi Case (Clear) Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1116 of 9641
Quote:
Originally Posted by phurtive View Post
I'm ready to overclock. I just have some questions first, since I havn't done this but once on a P4, from 3.6 to 3.8. At that time I didn't even know the voltage was part of the equation so I never played with it. 4.0 wouldn't post.

Well anyways, I'm ready to OC my Phenom II X4 945 (125W). I am starting with just a small gain, from 3.0 to 3.2. My questions are:

What do you recommend changing, FSB only, multi only, or a combination of both? Also, since I'm only going for 3.2GHz (from 3.0) at this point, does the vcore need any upping at all?
If you have a Black edition the Multi is easiest / simplest way. From 3.0 - 3.2 you will only need to up your multi once(from 15x to 16x) and you should be fine at stock voltages.
MsiAmdMania
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX Vishera 8350  MSI 990FXA-GD80 MSI 270x Crossfire Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 24" Acer 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Reclusa Corsair 750 Raidmax Blackstorm - Black Razer Death adder 
Mouse PadAudio
Some generic one that was FREEEEEE Corsair Vengence 2100 
  hide details  
Reply
MsiAmdMania
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX Vishera 8350  MSI 990FXA-GD80 MSI 270x Crossfire Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 24" Acer 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Reclusa Corsair 750 Raidmax Blackstorm - Black Razer Death adder 
Mouse PadAudio
Some generic one that was FREEEEEE Corsair Vengence 2100 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1117 of 9641
I didn't know the 945 was available as BE.

I just tried this auto overclock to max FSB in the BIOS and it took about 90 seconds, and sure, it increased the FSB from 200 to 320, but it dropped the multi to x9. Now my GHz is less (2.8), time to revert and try it manually.

I'll try the method suggested by G.E.Nauticus even though I don't have a BE.
Enterprise
(15 items)
 
RetroPie
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz @3.25GHz MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 8GB Crucial DDR3 1333 (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 500GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD RW Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Lenovo LI2364d 23" IPS LED FHD Monitors Dell KB216 Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W GIGABYTE 3D Mars 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell MS116 SteelSeries QcK Mini Logitech Z313 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1 GB SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
22x22x10mm Aluminum Heat Sink RetroPie 4.1 Samsung 70" KU6300 4K UHD TV 5V 2.5A Power Supply Adapter w/ On/Off Switch 
CaseOther
Premium Raspberry Pi Case (Clear) Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
Enterprise
(15 items)
 
RetroPie
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz @3.25GHz MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 8GB Crucial DDR3 1333 (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 500GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD RW Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Lenovo LI2364d 23" IPS LED FHD Monitors Dell KB216 Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W GIGABYTE 3D Mars 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell MS116 SteelSeries QcK Mini Logitech Z313 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1 GB SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
22x22x10mm Aluminum Heat Sink RetroPie 4.1 Samsung 70" KU6300 4K UHD TV 5V 2.5A Power Supply Adapter w/ On/Off Switch 
CaseOther
Premium Raspberry Pi Case (Clear) Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1118 of 9641
Quote:
Originally Posted by phurtive View Post
I didn't know the 945 was available as BE.

I just tried this auto overclock to max FSB in the BIOS and it took about 90 seconds, and sure, it increased the FSB from 200 to 320, but it dropped the multi to x9. Now my GHz is less (2.8), time to revert and try it manually.

I'll try the method suggested by G.E.Nauticus even though I don't have a BE.
You have to overclock by HTT not multiplier on your 945 since its not a BE. You might have to raise your CPU-NB and NB voltage.
post #1119 of 9641
If you can up your Multi passed 15 do it that way, I am not positive if there is a 945BE or not, I Don't recall. If not you will need to up your FSB and play with you HT & NB Multipliers to get stable. Basically Drop you NB & HT multis to 9x then bump the FSB to 213 And see how it runs. If you lower your NB&HT you shouldn't have to mess with voltages yet.
MsiAmdMania
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX Vishera 8350  MSI 990FXA-GD80 MSI 270x Crossfire Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 24" Acer 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Reclusa Corsair 750 Raidmax Blackstorm - Black Razer Death adder 
Mouse PadAudio
Some generic one that was FREEEEEE Corsair Vengence 2100 
  hide details  
Reply
MsiAmdMania
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX Vishera 8350  MSI 990FXA-GD80 MSI 270x Crossfire Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 24" Acer 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Reclusa Corsair 750 Raidmax Blackstorm - Black Razer Death adder 
Mouse PadAudio
Some generic one that was FREEEEEE Corsair Vengence 2100 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1120 of 9641
Yeah guys I just realized this in BIOS. x15 was maximum for multi. I upped FSB to 214 instead and didn't touch anything else.

A modest 3.2GHz
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=781926

So far so good. Temps appear to be 1 degreee higher on avg, but I'll run Prime95 and see how it does.

I don't know anything about CPU-NB, NB voltage, or HT Link for that matter. I have never tweaked those settings before as the options were not available on my old P4 660 system (Chaintech Zenith V915P mobo).
Enterprise
(15 items)
 
RetroPie
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz @3.25GHz MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 8GB Crucial DDR3 1333 (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 500GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD RW Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Lenovo LI2364d 23" IPS LED FHD Monitors Dell KB216 Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W GIGABYTE 3D Mars 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell MS116 SteelSeries QcK Mini Logitech Z313 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1 GB SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
22x22x10mm Aluminum Heat Sink RetroPie 4.1 Samsung 70" KU6300 4K UHD TV 5V 2.5A Power Supply Adapter w/ On/Off Switch 
CaseOther
Premium Raspberry Pi Case (Clear) Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
Enterprise
(15 items)
 
RetroPie
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz @3.25GHz MSI 790FX-GD70 EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 8GB Crucial DDR3 1333 (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 500GB Sony Optiarc CD/DVD RW Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Lenovo LI2364d 23" IPS LED FHD Monitors Dell KB216 Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W GIGABYTE 3D Mars 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell MS116 SteelSeries QcK Mini Logitech Z313 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1 GB SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
22x22x10mm Aluminum Heat Sink RetroPie 4.1 Samsung 70" KU6300 4K UHD TV 5V 2.5A Power Supply Adapter w/ On/Off Switch 
CaseOther
Premium Raspberry Pi Case (Clear) Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD Motherboards

Gear mentioned in this thread:

Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › [Official] MSI 790FX-GD70 Owners Club