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Im am considering buying this board, can somebody please tell me how well the overclock dial works. Main reason i want to know is because im always low on money and when i get my system completely done around christmas i dont want to accidentally fry my mobo and processor by overclocking in the bios,
(i dont know how to overclock) and yes i have tried to read guides but i cant really make much sense of them, btw im going to be using a x4 955.
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Back in business thanks black omega - think i'll read a bit more before messing with the bios!
You're welcome. I think on the first page of this thread is an AM3 overclocking guide that you'll probably want to read before delving any further into OCing. I'm sure it'll help you understand what needs to be done in order to get the most out of your rig.

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Im am considering buying this board, can somebody please tell me how well the overclock dial works. Main reason i want to know is because im always low on money and when i get my system completely done around christmas i dont want to accidentally fry my mobo and processor by overclocking in the bios,
(i dont know how to overclock) and yes i have tried to read guides but i cant really make much sense of them, btw im going to be using a x4 955.
No idea how well it works. It also has to be enabled through the BIOS to make it functional.

Personally, I never OC using anything in windows and I doubt I'll ever use the OC knob. I just use the BIOS settings. In my experience the overclocks are a lot more stable when done so.
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SEEBEE,

You have to manually set your voltages, timings and multi's in the BIOs AND enable the oc dial as well. It's all in the cell menu. The when in the os, you press the OC button firsst to engauge the OC dial and then tunr the dial to the right for higher MHzor to the left to lower the MHz when you have it set to what you want (which should be a minor OC at a time and then prime95 for a while to burnin that speed), press the OC button again to lock that setting. It the same as changing the CPU Mhz in the BIOS cell menu but from the OS. THat's it. Pretty simlple and helpful.
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Personally, I never OC using anything in windows and I doubt I'll ever use the OC knob. I just use the BIOS settings. In my experience the overclocks are a lot more stable when done so.
k , thanks.
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Is there any reason to upgrade to the 1.6 BIOS? Like is there known stability issues with the older versions? So far everything's been pretty good, well except when I tried to run 5-5-5-15-20-1T timings. The board didn't like it, and I swear the CMOS cleared itself.
I have read( not yet tried) that it helps with running lower timmings as well as higher NB speeds. There are some know stability issues with anything below 1.5. As far as the cmos resetting itself it will do that after either three attempts by itself to reboot or if you reset it three times. That does not alwasy work tho.

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Im am considering buying this board, can somebody please tell me how well the overclock dial works. Main reason i want to know is because im always low on money and when i get my system completely done around christmas i dont want to accidentally fry my mobo and processor by overclocking in the bios,
(i dont know how to overclock) and yes i have tried to read guides but i cant really make much sense of them, btw im going to be using a x4 955.
It works quite well when you have everything except for the HTT(FSB/referance clock) set. I only use it for suicide runs tho.
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It works quite well when you have everything except for the HTT(FSB/referance clock) set. I only use it for suicide runs tho.
Sorry, noob question time. What is a suicide run?

Is it like when you see how high you can go until you BSOD?
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basically it is how high can you go and bench.
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SEEBEE,

You have to manually set your voltages, timings and multi's in the BIOs AND enable the oc dial as well. It's all in the cell menu. The when in the os, you press the OC button firsst to engauge the OC dial and then tunr the dial to the right for higher MHzor to the left to lower the MHz when you have it set to what you want (which should be a minor OC at a time and then prime95 for a while to burnin that speed), press the OC button again to lock that setting. It the same as changing the CPU Mhz in the BIOS cell menu but from the OS. THat's it. Pretty simlple and helpful.
Doesn't it up the FSB (reference clock) also? I could've swore that it did. I vaguely recall reading that and that wasthe main reason I wouldn't use it. As raising the FSB also raises the RAM's speed which could cause instability.

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I have read( not yet tried) that it helps with running lower timmings as well as higher NB speeds. There are some know stability issues with anything below 1.5. As far as the cmos resetting itself it will do that after either three attempts by itself to reboot or if you reset it three times. That does not alwasy work tho.
Good to know Eclipse. Maybe thats why I'm getting errors in memtest. (1 error per run ). Although, it passes prime95 blend for 2 hours and S&M's memory test @ 100% load. Looks like I'll be flashing it very shortly.

Well it reset itself on the very first restart. Basically F10'd out of the BIOS, then it reset once and all of the options were reset to default.
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Doesn't it up the FSB (reference clock) also? I could've swore that it did. I vaguely recall reading that and that wasthe main reason I wouldn't use it. As raising the FSB also raises the RAM's speed which could cause instability.



Good to know Eclipse. Maybe thats why I'm getting errors in memtest. (1 error per run ). Although, it passes prime95 blend for 2 hours and S&M's memory test @ 100% load. Looks like I'll be flashing it very shortly.

Well it reset itself on the very first restart. Basically F10'd out of the BIOS, then it reset once and all of the options were reset to default.
YEs the OC dial raises the HTT(FSB/referance clock) which raises the RAM HT and NB clocks.

weird....
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It's getting weirder, I'm running memtest 4.0 (DOS) right now and out of 4 passes it erred on 2 of them.
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