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Also is it normal that when I push the clear CMOS and start my pc, it tells me CMOS is not right and wont start my PC up unless I go into BIOS?
Yes that is normal.
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So what does everyone run as far as PSU Brand, #of Rails and Amperage for their Phenom setups?

I'm curious...

I have RaidMax 850w 4 rails at 20Amps. Moduler wires except the 24pin and 8pin(2x4) connectors...
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mastiff how do you get 7-7-7 timing on your ram...lowest I got was 8-8-11-24

I dont know what im doing mind you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231193

This is my ram

right now cpu-z tells me NB freq of 2000.3MHz
DRAM frew of 666.7
FSB : DRAM 3:10
then its 9-9-9-24-33-1T

Im running that Tagen 700W I won at PDXLAN, I linked it a few posts back. wires dont bend well, non modular, makes me drink whisky...
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So what does everyone run as far as PSU Brand, #of Rails and Amperage for their Phenom setups?

I'm curious...

I have RaidMax 850w 4 rails at 20Amps. Moduler wires except the 24pin and 8pin(2x4) connectors...

I run a PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w quad non modular (black of course). 60 Amps on a single rail.

I realized a long time ago that a high quality power supply can and will limit your overclock. Cheaply built power supplies have very poor voltage regulation, granted the motherboard has its own voltage regulators, but it can only smooth out so much bad input.
Edited by BlackOmega - 11/19/09 at 10:32pm
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LOL- mmmm Wisky!!! lol

Ah, I just poped them in and ran them. What I will do if I'm having trouble is Up the Dram voltage. Also make one change at a time can help. Like lowering the tras on both DT0 and DCT1, then reboot. Go right back into BIOS and change the next setting. It's kind of like walking them down... And when you finally get to the place you want to be and reboots fine, let her go into the OS. Make sure the SPD's in CPU-Z support CL7. They should. Mine go all the way to CL5... I've had them there too!

but don't be affraid to give the Ram some volts. Good quality Ram can normally take it.


Tighter timings will require a bit more volts also. Just like runing them at higher clocks with looser timings or stock.
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Thanks Black! What do you think about Raidmax? Heard any bad reviews on them?
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Oh dumb question, how important is it to ground the PSU? I only ask because I completely powder coated my case white and im not sure... maybe im not fully grounded?
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Good question. I may be wrong but Ibelieve that the grounding is done by the outlet!?

And the board and other components are grounded through the wiring...? No?

"well I pulled the trigger on thie mobo a couple hours ago..hopefully I won't run into a bad one"

Nice Phase! Welcome to the club you sign in right here... Oh wait... lol

mduclow,

I hear ya on waiting for our C3's to come in. If all goes well, it will only be in a couple of weeks that I get it but it seems like it's an enternity!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAA! JK
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this Tagen actually came with a grounding wire... i'l try and find a pic someplace


BOOM pic right here

http://www.viperlair.com/images/revi...0/100_1300.jpg
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Thanks Black! What do you think about Raidmax? Heard any bad reviews on them?
No problem. I honestly haven't heard anything about Raidmax PSU's. I know they make cases as well. That's about the extent of it.
There's only 1 reviewer that I actually trust for power supplies, Jonny Guru. He tortures power supplies and then gives them a rating. And he is actually quite brutal.
The first power supply I bought before I knew anything was a CoolMax700 (or was it 750 ), well after reading the review that Mr. Guru did I quickly returned it. A capacitor literally shot off of the PCB.
Then I got my PCP&C 750 and wouldn't you know it, I was able to extract a higher overclock out of my 939 at a lower voltage because of the superb voltage regulation.

And an FYI for you, the guys over at MSI forums highly recommend single rail power supplies. They say that they've been having issues with multi-rail power supplies.
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