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post #1951 of 9641
Yes, that's enough time IMO.

mduclow,

Did you get a confirmation of tests done on those other two CPU's staig that they were bad? Once again, I'm only being curious.. Thanks. And no offense.

I would think that it's the BIOS. Like I said, I had a real crappy time after installing anything past 1.63b
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is this problem common for the GD70?
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well from what I am learning, when you build your own PC everything needs to be fine tuned. I'm sure those people at Dell and HP have to go into the bios and tweek things here and there as well

I however seem to be dealing with more problems than usual, but I would gladly deal with this and have built my own PC than buy a shelf brand.

Lucky for us Overclock.net is the best website on earth and they help us over come these little obstacles.


On a side note im 3 hours into my Prime95 at 3.4 GHZ core temp 48 C and no problems so far. going to bed.. see you chaps in the morning.
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Originally Posted by Chopxsticks View Post
ok so say I run prime95 blend until tomorrow, can I rule out the CPU being bad?


Also odds that the problem is bios v1.7?

EDIT ok so I OC'd my CPU to 3.4 GHZ and im running prime95 blend from now 8:30pm PST till tomorrow when I wake up at like 10am so thats... 14hours.. give or take.. is that enough to rule out the CPU being bad.

Just trying to figure out what I do and dont have to mail back to newegg
Its not the bios it was doing the same thing in 1.4...Potential problems are The board the chip the OS but i think its hardware because if it was the OS it would bluescreen. Makes me think its the chip because its not bluescreening also. When cards or anything else have a problem with the OS it bluescreens but since the it goes to black and turns off im willing to bet its the chip and not the board.
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has any of you gone from gigabyte specifically my mobo to the gd70? convince me to get the gd70 please lol
Ok I will convince. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=685068

It's a great board, but why are you thinking about changing? From what I understand the UD4P is also a good board.
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I would stay with the giga board. The MSI is superb for the price and gets the job done for air cooling. But I just dont think ure going to see any OC benefits moving from the giga to this board, as the giga is a solid board as well.
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Phase,

What's wrong with the Gigabyte board?

E,

"I am using MSI's drivers as well. IMHO drivers that you get with the OS are old and crap. I always use drivers directly from the manufacture of the item or at least the board."

I usually do the same.

Windows 7 was released on what October 22nd? How old can the Drivers be? Plus Windows Update has already released new ATI drivers for the 4800 series. Has anyone tried WU to see if there has been any new release chipset drivers for this board?
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FYI, MicroCenter has 965 C2's for $169 in the MA store, 5 of 'em. Still waiting for them to get the C3's, supposed to be this week.

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Hey guys,

I may as well give you the Skinny on my Purchase...

HERE is where you can find them..... C3 CPU's galore!
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Morning fellas, CPU just passed prime95 after 13hours with a modest overclock of 3.4 Ghz

I had a friend of mine tell me I should turn down the hyper transport in my bios because that might be an issue.. giving that a shot today.
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