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H Guys,

just joined here - read most pages and wow - lots of info.

Building my first rig this weekend (thats if everything gets here in time!) - all my stuff on order.

Can anyone give me any useful info for this board i.e - what bets bios to use (windows 7)... anything I need to tweak...

I'm coming from an Acer travelmate laptop p4 with onboard graphics to my new build details below!!! think I may see a little improvement!! :-)

Thanks for any help guys. (great thread btw)
I would start with the latest official bios which is 1.6.

As far as giving useful info, well the best thing to do is to just install everything and start playing with it then come ask specific questions. The board has lots of features and it would take a long time to cover all of it.

Welcome to the forums btw
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There are two little holes on the crossbar that fit on top of the Mega. If you could drill new holes into the crossbar, put long enough screws with a small nut and washer, then it might work on the Xiggy.
Oh, so the crossbar mounts to the megahlem, then mounts to the socket? I thought it did more of a clamp between the hsf base and the cpu ihs. What if I were to place something in between the crossbar and the base of the xig, could it THEN be used to clamp it down? Like a thicker little piece of ,metal, just enough to create a clamping effect from the crossbar? Once held down, the Xig shouldn't go anywhere.

Just to add my two cents on the v1.6 BIOS, I am not fond of it. With v1.5 I was able to use the ACC option to make my 3.8 perfectly stable, and now it doesn't allow it to post. I'm still at 3.8ghz as of right now, BUT, Ive yet to test it, and I don't plan to. If my rig doesn't BSOD randomly or during 3D gaming, I consider it stable, whether or not it passes an 8 hour Prime95 or not. I don't want to stress this chip anymore than I have to get where Im at.

Nobody know what C1E and HPET do? I'll research more I guess. I disabled all of it,a nd have yet to see any negative results...
Edited by SwishaMane - 10/22/09 at 7:34am
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Oh, so the crossbar mounts to the megahlem, then mounts to the socket? I thought it did more of a clamp between the hsf base and the cpu ihs. What if I were to place something in between the crossbar and the base of the xig, could it THEN be used to clamp it down? Like a thicker little piece of ,metal, just enough to create a clamping effect from the crossbar? Once held down, the Xig shouldn't go anywhere.

Just to add my two cents on the v1.6 BIOS, I am not fond of it. With v1.5 I was able to use the ACC option to make my 3.8 perfectly stable, and now it doesn't allow it to post. I'm still at 3.8ghz as of right now, BUT, Ive yet to test it, and I don't plan to. If my rig doesn't BSOD randomly or during 3D gaming, I consider it stable, whether or not it passes an 8 hour Prime95 or not. I don't want to stress this chip anymore than I have to get where Im at.

Nobody know what C1E and HPET do? I'll research more I guess. I disabled all of it,a nd have yet to see any negative results...
The crossbar on the Xiggy is also too high from the mounting plate. The gap is much larger than on the Mega. The Xiggy's base is thicker than the Mega's base. There are also these 2 circle nipples on the bottom of the crossbar that only fits with the Mega. The Mega has holes higher up where as the Xiggy has holes lower and spaced wider apart. You would have to cut those nipples off (lol this sounds so bad ).

C1E saves energy by lower the multiplier and vcore. HPET is for multimedia stuff like videos so things stay in sync better.
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Got ya... hm, trying to think how I can mod the thing now. Might have to break the old dremel out. Thanks for filling me in. There any other conversion kits for this idea then? I heard a member hear sells them, but they seem "home made" and I'm kinda of skeptical.
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I would start with the latest official bios which is 1.6.

As far as giving useful info, well the best thing to do is to just install everything and start playing with it then come ask specific questions. The board has lots of features and it would take a long time to cover all of it.

Welcome to the forums btw
MSI is on 1.6 bios already?! I just updated to 1.5 last month... updating the bios is scary for me. I know you don't have to update if everything is running fine but I have a complex about these things, lol
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I would start with the latest official bios which is 1.6.

As far as giving useful info, well the best thing to do is to just install everything and start playing with it then come ask specific questions. The board has lots of features and it would take a long time to cover all of it.

Welcome to the forums btw
Thanks mate, just waiting for gpu and mobo to come (hopefully tomorrow) and then I stick it all together! (nervous - first build)..

Will let you know how I go on.

Thanks man.
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I think i just got 3.727 stable on my first crack at it... Running OCCT stability test and everything seems to be fine. Temps so far seem to be at 62 though, is that safe? Sadly i need to up to ram speed and tighten the timings but will do that when this baby is stable first.

I did it through AMD Overdrive though, is that bad? Should i do it in bios instead?

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=782816

Let me know if theres something i should change or do differently need all the critism i can get

*EDIT* Im using the stock cooler with fans all around the mobo, my sig lies. Definately going to need to get water or a mega.
Something isn't stable, not sure if its my clock or gpu. Will be going through bios and ocing it through there. I want atleast a 3.8ghz OC!

Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Free mega plx?
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Something isn't stable, not sure if its my clock or gpu. Will be going through bios and ocing it through there. I want atleast a 3.8ghz OC!

Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Free mega plx?
Here's an amazing guide from chew*

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...&postcount=240

Helped me a lot to get my 955 to 3.8 and NB 2600 / RAM 1600.
Edited by McDown - 10/22/09 at 6:21pm
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REP from me thanks for that..**** his voltage is soo low for 3.8 i wonder whats making my system unstable
Edited by dir_d - 10/22/09 at 6:20pm
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REP from me thanks for that..**** his voltage is soo low for 3.8 i wonder whats making my system unstable
It was one of the first batches and needed less volts than newer chips
You probably need a lil more.
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