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Yes it as low as I can go and its really 1.55 volts in bios. it sits at 1.536 when I bring up cpuz and runs at 1.52 with vdrop. I got a pretty good chip I think I'm going to run it like this 24/7 hope it lasts. My high as you can see was 54C but it was pretty warm in my room last night so that should be as high as they will ever go.

Oh and how does your temps go with that H5O and also I can not run 1600 ram speed at 4.0 try lowering it to 1333 see if that helps.
Idles at 38c. never got to the full load numbers because of the black screen of death. I do run my ram at 1333. Running 4 sticks at 1600mhz opens up a whole other can of worms on AMD processors.

I want to run it 24/7 but not with 1.55v uh uh..

Tom's(tomshardware.com) test indicate that anything over 3.8ghz is a waste of power because the performance increase is negligible. But knowing I could get 4.0ghz stable would be nice nonetheless.
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Yea I just like seeing 4GHZ. If at 1.536 it burns up in the next 6 month to a year so be it I will just buy a C3. All I have read amd says it will be fine up to 1.55 as long as temps are good.
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Hi everybody, I'm glad to find a thread dedicated to 790FX.

Just broke my wallet and built a new system. I'm new to overclocking and I'm going to ask a bit of questions, please bear with me .

My first question is how exactly can I change my Bios to make the Hardware Raid work? I heard some people had trouble on this. I ordered 2 Segate 7200 1TB arriving today and I hope to run HW Raid 0 (connectors 7 and 8) on them. I read that I have to switch E-Sata controller mode from IDE to XDIC (or something like that) then I have to disable something else.

Here's the pic of my current bios setting below. I'm installed windows 7 on a crappy 160gb HDD and the hardware are working fine.

BTW is it good to install windows on RAID 0 or just one drive?

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Hi everybody, I'm glad to find a thread dedicated to 790FX.

Just broke my wallet and built a new system. I'm new to overclocking and I'm going to ask a bit of questions, please bear with me .

My first question is how exactly can I change my Bios to make the Hardware Raid work? I heard some people had trouble on this. I ordered 2 Segate 7200 1TB arriving today and I hope to run HW Raid 0 (connectors 7 and 8) on them. I read that I have to switch E-Sata controller mode from IDE to XDIC (or something like that) then I have to disable something else.

Here's the pic of my current bios setting below. I'm installed windows 7 on a crappy 160gb HDD and the hardware are working fine.

BTW is it good to install windows on RAID 0 or just one drive?

Thank you
Hi Waterox, and welcome.

You are better off using the s/w RAID (ports 0-5), it will give you better performance overall with the drives. Make sure when you set it up, you bump the SB volts to 1.25v.

Nothing wrong with installing Windows on a stripe, just bear in mind that if there is a problem, all will be lost. I keep all data on storage drives for just that reason. If my stripe fails, all I really have on there is programs and updates, no data.

If you are going to use the h/w raid for anything, make sure it is set to the other option, not ide, I believe it is AHCI (y/n?)

Good luck, and keep asking questions as you go along.

Marc
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Thanks Marc.

Do I still have to bump the SB volts to 1.25v for HW Raid? Is this voltage safe (as in it won't kill my HDD anytime soon)?

So I need to change to stripped, switch the IDE to AHCI, bump SB volts to 1.25v. Is that all?
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Thanks Marc.

Do I still have to bump the SB volts to 1.25v for HW Raid? Is this voltage safe (as in it won't kill my HDD anytime soon)?

So I need to change to stripped, switch the IDE to AHCI, bump SB volts to 1.25v. Is that all?
I've never used the h/w RAID, so I can't comment, but running SB volts @ 1.25v is fine, not going to hurt it at all (even if it is not actually needed).

RAID_0 = 'stripe'. Just a word that is used to refer to a RAID_0 setup. This is because the data is 'striped' (split) across the drives.

In RAID_1 (referred to as a 'mirror') the data is 'mirrored' across the two drives, redundancy. This means if one drive fails, the other kicks in, and no data is lost. However, you lose half the drive space, meaning if two 500GB drives are 'mirrored' than you will only see one 500Gb drive.

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Hello sir So I changed my CPU-NB freq to 2400 to see how it would work out. I believe my pc did not take kindly to it. While simply web browsing I crashed twice, one was a BSOD. My first one mind you, is the screen supposed to stay Blue or does it flash onto the screen seconds before your system restarts? Mine flashed up and was gone before I could read it.

So my CPU-NB is back to 2000
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@Mastiff

Hello sir So I changed my CPU-NB freq to 2400 to see how it would work out. I believe my pc did not take kindly to it. While simply web browsing I crashed twice, one was a BSOD. My first one mind you, is the screen supposed to stay Blue or does it flash onto the screen seconds before your system restarts? Mine flashed up and was gone before I could read it.

So my CPU-NB is back to 2000
Chops., did you try raising the CPU-NB volts to maybe 1.3v? Shouldn't need much, and maybe not even that much, but it would be a good starting point.

That increase (to 2400Mhz) may have simply been more than the stock voltage setting could support.

Everything you are complaining of (especially the HTSF errors) sounds like a CPU issue. Do you have a friend who you could convince to let you pull his/her cpu, and try it for a day in your pc?

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The Hypertransport Sync Flood Errors were the signs of my IMC failing and had to RMA my 720 BE
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any one useing the 1.7 bios yet? and if so what ram and how much do you have? also what are your speeds and temps, air cooled or water?
and what friggen settings in the bios did you change? cuz there is alot more in this board with the 1.7 bios, than in all the other earlier boards (am2).

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