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Okay guys thanks for the input on Video Cards. I posted a thread about it and received some good feedback. I also have like XFX for a while now. Sometimes the prices are just a bit to high. But not as high as Asus'.

I heard that MSI and Asus have better overclocking software though!? Is this true? I was informed that I could also flash the BIOS on pretty much any 5770 bios chip to ther MSI or Asus BIOS... So I may try that.
You have to remember though that the extra price is for a freaking double lifetime warranty (screams like a girl)

And usually an XFX card will resale for 20$ or more over other brands...you will make the premium you pay on the card back and i know if i buy a card used i generally won't touch anything without a warranty unless its a deal that i can't pass up

As for GPU overclocking DON'T touch the company software...there all just botched together apps and you should be looking at using either Rivatuner/Ati Tray Tools for your overclocking needs

As for bios flashing i wouldn't recommend it...i believe there are other ways aside from a bios flash to allow higher clocks and a bios flash should be a last resort ONLY if you have another ATI card you could use to repair your 5770 in the case of a bad bios flash

If you where to RMA your card and XFX was to repair the card just to find out the card had a flashed bios on it you probably wouldn't get it back

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I'm planning on using this board in a build soon. While I won't be going Crossfire right off the bat I will most likely be using two Radeon HD5750's with a X-Fi Titanium sound card. That's taking up slots 1, 2, and 3. (Initial purchase will use just one video card.)

Are there any space or cooling issues with a setup like this? From the pictures it looks like it could be a tight fit.

EDIT: Link to thread with the rest of my chosen components.
I glanced at your other thread looks like a pretty solid build, although with 4 sticks fo RAM you might have issues overclocking as I've heard that the IMC has "issues" with 4 DIMMs occupied.

Just so you know when you crossfire, you have to use the 1st and 3rd slots, so ideally you'd place the XFi titanium in the 4 PCIe slot.

Although if you can find an XFi extreme music, I'd recommend that over the titanium. THe exteme music can usually be found refurbished (check eBay) for quite a bit cheaper than the titanium and the PCI sound cards usually have better sound quality.
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Anyone have any luck with OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK memory? I am trying to get it to run at 1600 8-8-8-24 timing at 1.65V as OCZ claims is normal for it. When I put it at 1333 it runs fine, at 1600 BSOD right away unless I put DDRAM Voltage up to around 1.74 and the I still get an occasional BSOD. Have AMD 965 BE processor 140W.
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I glanced at your other thread looks like a pretty solid build, although with 4 sticks fo RAM you might have issues overclocking as I've heard that the IMC has "issues" with 4 DIMMs occupied.

Just so you know when you crossfire, you have to use the 1st and 3rd slots, so ideally you'd place the XFi titanium in the 4 PCIe slot.

Although if you can find an XFi extreme music, I'd recommend that over the titanium. THe exteme music can usually be found refurbished (check eBay) for quite a bit cheaper than the titanium and the PCI sound cards usually have better sound quality.
Awesome. I knew about the card placement for Crossfire, but assumed that the X-Fi Titanium would have to go in slot two. I'll be looking into the Extreme Music card and the possible "issues" the ICM could have. Appreciate the info.
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Rewind,

Thanks for the input! That's good advice! You so smart!

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I glanced at your other thread looks like a pretty solid build, although with 4 sticks fo RAM you might have issues overclocking as I've heard that the IMC has "issues" with 4 DIMMs occupied.
Tryxx,

Black is Right! That is the "C2" revision of that chip. You can tell be OPn. It has "GI" in it instead of "GM".

You would be better off getting the "C3" revision of that chip being that one of the MAIN inprovements was with the IMC. It will be able to stably Run All four Dimm Slots Populated at once!

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Anyone have any luck with OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK memory? I am trying to get it to run at 1600 8-8-8-24 timing at 1.65V as OCZ claims is normal for it. When I put it at 1333 it runs fine, at 1600 BSOD right away unless I put DDRAM Voltage up to around 1.74 and the I still get an occasional BSOD. Have AMD 965 BE processor 140W.
Okay, try these Voltages to start. They're in now way Dangerous Voltages. we'll note the results and go from there.

For simplicity and ease of location I have noted them in consecutive order as the appear in the BIOS. With possibly others in between.

1. CPU-NB @ 1.25v
2. CPU DDR-PHY @ 1.25v -Key voltage here but all contribute.
3. Dram @ 1.65v
4. NB Chipset @ 1.25v
5. HT Link (HTL) @ 1.25v

Let us know how these work by Using Prime95 stress test in Small FFT's Mode first, ONLY IF OCing THE CPU.

If not, then use Prime95 BLEND test mode and test for a good 6-12hours to ensure settings are stable. (The longer, the better.)

Keep us updated.

P.S. Getting ready to pass hour 7 on BLEND

@ 1753Mhz Ram Stock volts still (2.0v-2.05v)
@ 8-8-8-30-42-1T-Unganged- Both

All four Cores are running within <60 secs. of each other.

Note: This is on a PhenomII 810 with unlocked L3 Cache. (Full 6Mb)
Edited by Mastiffman - 12/8/09 at 11:25am
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Tryxx,

Black is Right! That is the "C2" revision of that chip. You can tell be OPn. It has "GI" in it instead of "GM".

You would be better off getting the "C3" revision of that chip being that one of the MAIN inprovements was with the IMC. It will be able to stably Run All four Dimm Slots Populated at once!
To be honest, I'm starting get a bit confused. I started reading this article, and started thinking I might be alright.

Apparently not. I'm going through the stickies in the AMD - Memory forum right now, but can't seem to find how to recognize the chip version. May I request a more layman explanation?

Bah, I get it now. Upgrading to the 125W version apparently.
Edited by Tryxx - 12/8/09 at 11:45am
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Rewind,


Okay, try these Voltages to start. They're in now way Dangerous Voltages. we'll note the results and go from there.

For simplicity and ease of location I have noted them in consecutive order as the appear in the BIOS. With possibly others in between.

1. CPU-NB @ 1.25v
2. CPU DDR-PHY @ 1.25v -Key voltage here but all contribute.
3. Dram @ 1.65v
4. NB Chipset @ 1.25v
5. HT Link (HTL) @ 1.25v

Let us know how these work by Using Prime95 stress test in Small FFT's Mode first, ONLY IF OCing THE CPU.

If not, then use Prime95 BLEND test mode and test for a good 6-12hours to ensure settings are stable. (The longer, the better.)

Keep us updated.
I started the tests with Prime95 and it all seems to be going well. Thank you! One thing I did notice is that my cpu temperatures are reading 62-63 degrees Celsius. This is the supposed max for the 965 BE processor. I have it overclocked a little, just bumped the multiplier up to 18x from 17x. Should I expect to be seeing these numbers? I am using the stock heat sink and fan. Do you guys recommend any specific after market heat sink and fan?
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Can anybody recommend a good temp monitor utility for this board? Real temp wont work, Speedfan works but is vague. It says "remote 1: 53 C" but I cant tell what that is, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Can anybody recommend a good temp monitor utility for this board? Real temp wont work, Speedfan works but is vague. It says "remote 1: 53 C" but I cant tell what that is, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I use Coretemp as well as HWMonitor and i have an OSD (On screen display) setup with Everest Ultimate

I have set Coretemp so it is the same as the GD70's reading...before that they where 2C apart all of the time

Do you have any questions about the apps?

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Just make sure to register the card for its first life time warranty after you purchase it and you will be set

you don't wan to forget to register it
Edited by Rewindlabs - 12/8/09 at 1:03pm
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I started the tests with Prime95 and it all seems to be going well. Thank you! One thing I did notice is that my cpu temperatures are reading 62-63 degrees Celsius. This is the supposed max for the 965 BE processor. I have it overclocked a little, just bumped the multiplier up to 18x from 17x. Should I expect to be seeing these numbers? I am using the stock heat sink and fan. Do you guys recommend any specific after market heat sink and fan?
Mugen 2 for Price/performance almost as good as the Mega but the best is a Mega, I have one see sig for setup. Go back to stock until you get an aftermarket cooler, dont risk burning up your chip.
Edited by dir_d - 12/8/09 at 1:18pm
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