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anyway we can turn off the LED on the board and have it only come on when there is something wrong?
as far as I know you cant turn it off period.

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Yea. It was kind of a wild goose chase for no reason, but I'm glad it turned out alright, and if anything... now I know how to flash my BIOS without Live Update, which the guys on the MSI forums told me to uninstall and never use again. Looks like I'm getting me a flash drive.

Off topic: Anyone ever use the Iron Key?

Anyhow, just passed a 6.5 hour stress test with flying colors. Also, while we were at it, we decided to lower the timings on the RAM and it works! Now, instead of 7-7-7-20, my timings are 6-6-6-18. Thanks for all the help, guys!


the iron key is way overrated and unneeded, just pick up your basic flashdirve.

congrats on the stable OC :thumbs\\ups:
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Hello Marc

How much voltage would you suggest for 2.8Ghz? i am sure ATM i am sending more than need be to mine
I am running 1.35 for mine, altho mine is a C2
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Right guys I've just sold my Intel EP45 Extreme board and 90% sure I'm going to get one of these as I'm moving back to AMD

But will this board work with the 6 core AM3 chips when they come out?
Edited by almighty15 - 11/24/09 at 4:07pm
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You need to update your bios then friend...report to the first page of this thread for clarification
I appreciate that but I upgraded to 1.7 last night and still the same...Any other suggestions? I'm at my wits end...
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hi people, im going to upgrade to a msi 790fx - gd70 and the new phenom 965 125w version, i was just wondering if it will work out the box, or if i will need to do a bios update. if so haw simple is it.

thanx

john
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Right guys I've just sold my Intel EP45 Extreme board and 90% sure I'm going to get one of these as I'm moving back to AMD

But will this board work with the 6 core AM3 chips when they come out?
Yeah as long as no big changes come from AMD it will work just fine

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I appreciate that but I upgraded to 1.7 last night and still the same...Any other suggestions? I'm at my wits end...
I don't know what to tell you then...its not likely but maybe it was in a past bios and has since been removed....

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hi people, im going to upgrade to a msi 790fx - gd70 and the new phenom 965 125w version, i was just wondering if it will work out the box, or if i will need to do a bios update. if so haw simple is it.

thanx

john
I am not sure if you will need to update or not...if so you will need to find a supported CPU and do the bios update...updating the bios on these boards is a cinch though
Edited by Rewindlabs - 11/24/09 at 5:19pm
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Hello Marc

How much voltage would you suggest for 2.8Ghz? i am sure ATM i am sending more than need be to mine
Hi Rewindlabs,

You will probably find it a bit tricky with the volts to get into and past the 2.8Ghz range on the NB. It will require a good chip, and in the area of 1.35 - 1.45v, but we need to be careful with the IMC, overvolting and over-overclocking the NB for each individual chip can kill it. I may have killed the IMC on my C2.

This is an area I would suggest to 'tread lightly' if you're going for a max overclock. 2.6+ is a nice performance improvement on the NB, and it is pretty much not going to hurt the chip, so it may be a safe area to just stay within.

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hi people, im going to upgrade to a msi 790fx - gd70 and the new phenom 965 125w version, i was just wondering if it will work out the box, or if i will need to do a bios update. if so haw simple is it.

thanx

john
You may need a bios update, but you should be ok to load windows and get it online if you need to, the chip may just be at an odd clock (low) until you get it flashed. I think all the 'new' boards are coming with at least 1.4, which is fine to start with.

Marc
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hi people, im going to upgrade to a msi 790fx - gd70 and the new phenom 965 125w version, i was just wondering if it will work out the box, or if i will need to do a bios update. if so haw simple is it.

thanx

john
No you will not need a bios update. it WILL work out of box. However, updating Bios is always a good thing and should be done once you loaded windows.

Also, make sure to set the Ram voltage to the manufacturer recommended settings.

And make sure to get high voltage Ram, such at 1.85-1.95.
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Hi Rewindlabs,

You will probably find it a bit tricky with the volts to get into and past the 2.8Ghz range on the NB. It will require a good chip, and in the area of 1.35 - 1.45v, but we need to be careful with the IMC, overvolting and over-overclocking the NB for each individual chip can kill it. I may have killed the IMC on my C2.

This is an area I would suggest to 'tread lightly' if you're going for a max overclock. 2.6+ is a nice performance improvement on the NB, and it is pretty much not going to hurt the chip, so it may be a safe area to just stay within.
I think my overclock ATM is doing pretty well i am prime 95 stable across Blend/small and large fft for 12 hours + on each test

I am under 1.45v i know...may dial it too 2.6Ghz and cut the voltage down to be safe though
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No you will not need a bios update. it WILL work out of box. However, updating Bios is always a good thing and should be done once you loaded windows.

Also, make sure to set the Ram voltage to the manufacturer recommended settings.

And make sure to get high voltage Ram, such at 1.85-1.95.
Dont get high voltage ram...try to get low voltage ram it overclocks better.
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I appreciate that but I upgraded to 1.7 last night and still the same...Any other suggestions? I'm at my wits end...
I did not look back but I am assuming you are the one talking about wake on lan. Give me a few and I will look.

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hi people, im going to upgrade to a msi 790fx - gd70 and the new phenom 965 125w version, i was just wondering if it will work out the box, or if i will need to do a bios update. if so haw simple is it.

thanx

john
Should work right out of the box. As for bios updating the Op has a link to three ways to do it and is in the Guides section. Second one down IIRC.
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