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Question... I saw another thread addressing this issue as well. The only difference was that that poster flashed his BIOS using the M-Flash (apparently not recommended) and then his board went FF on him. Did you flash by any chance?

Other than that, the recommendations were as you just followed except that guy did not get into POST so he had to RMA his mobo.

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Ok, so I thought I'd take a few photos of the stuff for those of you that love to see new boxes etc...

Board, CPU, SSD's, PSU, and GPU's...


DangerDen watercooling kit plus a 240 radiator...


OCZ AMD Black Edition CL8 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM...


All buttoned up in the case...


Side Panel off...


VisionTek HD Radeon 4890 OC's in CrossfireX...


Another inside the case shot...


Benchmark results on the SSD's striped...



So there it is. It runs 4GHz (1.485v), 2.8Ghz NB (1.35v core & 1.432v CPU-NB), 1600Mhz 8-8-8-20-32-1t (1.69v), & both GPU's fold @ 1035/1075 (2 gpu2 clients running) and benches in CrossfireX @ 1045/1145.

Since I only got it together last week, I haven't done any major tweaking, but there should be room to improve, and some benches need to be re-done.

For the record, it is a 0942FPMW, which is reported to be one of the weaker C3 batches, but it is a 90054 serial, so it's a low number at least.

Marc
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Looking for a response.

MSI 790FX GD70
X4 955
2x2 Mushkin Blackline Ascent 7,7,6,18 PC12800
1 Vertex 60GB SSD
2 x WD 640 Blacks

#1) I will run the OS off the SSD & have the 2 640 drives set up as raid 0
#2)I may opt to raid 0 a pair of SSD's and raid the 2 640's drives as well

In scenario #1 should the 2 WD 640 drives be connected to the Southbridge black sata ports or will I get better performance via the 2 blue ports which are jmicron?

In scenario #2 if I do go with a second SSD will the onboard raid controller be able to provide enough bandwidth with a pair of SSD's in raid as well as the 2 WD drives?

Last question in scenario #1 do I assume I should install the OS on SSD in AHCI mode?

Really hoping I can get a quick answer
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Well i am currently dealing with an odd issue on my system

I actually noticed it the other day when i had to leave and just sat down with the system to double check everything...it seems even though i have the multiplier set for a 3.9Ghz OC and the bios verifys this the OC is only going up to 3.8Ghz and no higher albeit ALL of my other clock settings/voltages are adjusting fine....i have cleared CMOS and i am updating to bios 1.7 to see if it gets me anywhere
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Looking for a response.

MSI 790FX GD70
X4 955
2x2 Mushkin Blackline Ascent 7,7,6,18 PC12800
1 Vertex 60GB SSD
2 x WD 640 Blacks

#1) I will run the OS off the SSD & have the 2 640 drives set up as raid 0
#2)I may opt to raid 0 a pair of SSD's and raid the 2 640's drives as well

In scenario #1 should the 2 WD 640 drives be connected to the Southbridge black sata ports or will I get better performance via the 2 blue ports which are jmicron?

In scenario #2 if I do go with a second SSD will the onboard raid controller be able to provide enough bandwidth with a pair of SSD's in raid as well as the 2 WD drives?

Last question in scenario #1 do I assume I should install the OS on SSD in AHCI mode?

Really hoping I can get a quick answer
Connect all drives to the SB controller (black ports), when installing the O/S, disconnect all other drives, as Windows will sometimes 'share' the MBR on multiple drives.

Yes, you will have enough bandwidth to run the 4 drives, without problem on the SB controller, you could run 6 drives in RAID_0 if you wanted. It is much better with the new bios revisions that have come out in the last several months.

With only one SSD for O/S, while using a RAID_0, use AHCI.

Good Luck!

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Ok, so I thought I'd take a few photos of the stuff for those of you that love to see new boxes etc...

Board, CPU, SSD's, PSU, and GPU's...


DangerDen watercooling kit plus a 240 radiator...


OCZ AMD Black Edition CL8 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM...


All buttoned up in the case...


Side Panel off...


VisionTek HD Radeon 4890 OC's in CrossfireX...


Another inside the case shot...


Benchmark results on the SSD's striped...



So there it is. It runs 4GHz (1.485v), 2.8Ghz NB (1.35v core & 1.432v CPU-NB), 1600Mhz 8-8-8-20-32-1t (1.69v), & both GPU's fold @ 1035/1075 (2 gpu2 clients running) and benches in CrossfireX @ 1045/1145.

Since I only got it together last week, I haven't done any major tweaking, but there should be room to improve, and some benches need to be re-done.

For the record, it is a 0942FPMW, which is reported to be one of the weaker C3 batches, but it is a 90054 serial, so it's a low number at least.

Marc
I love it all but you gotta atleast hit 4.2 stable on water i know you can do it
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I love it all but you gotta atleast hit 4.2 stable on water i know you can do it
That's my 24/7 clock, not the high stable. It's not worth running 24/7 clocks any higher (on this chip) because of the volts and temps for not much real world gain. Plus those two 4890's throw some heat in there when they are folding together, which they are doing right now.

4.2 stable on this chip might not be do-able, the 0942's are not the strong chips, and mine seems to be similar. We'll give it a shot though and see where we can get.

How does 20 runs of IntelBurn high pass sound for stable? It's quick, and not much that can pass that isn't stable. It's a good 95% confidence for me.

I'm folding right now, but will see if I can get some high clocks stable tonight.

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Connect all drives to the SB controller (black ports), when installing the O/S, disconnect all other drives, as Windows will sometimes 'share' the MBR on multiple drives.

Yes, you will have enough bandwidth to run the 4 drives, without problem on the SB controller, you could run 6 drives in RAID_0 if you wanted. It is much better with the new bios revisions that have come out in the last several months.

With only one SSD for O/S, while using a RAID_0, use AHCI.

Good Luck!

Marc
Thanks Marc for your feedback, couple more questions as you've been helpful. I have access to another SSD an Agility to add to the Vertex for Raid 0. My questions is how or what can one do in Win 7 running SSD's in raid 0 to offset performance degradation over time to the ssd's since TRIM is not supported in Raid.

Last are you referencing the MSI GD70 bios, if so are you referring to the latest or the SSD firmware. I also have to figure out what firmware is on the current Vertex 60gb I have and the Agility and if I decide to run them as a pair update its firmware as well or wait and get an identical match..

Again thanks, and killer job on your box it is sweet!!
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By BCC in this thread very interesting...Im very curious about this and will be watching it closely and will report back if he dosent report here himself.
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CHANGES IN 1.84 VER

- Change ACPI module for new AGESA.
- Fixed NV platform some CPU run wrong HT speed.
- Fixed HT Link Frequency overclock hang when set EC Firmware to Special.
- AMD DA-C2 CPU Unganged Mode support only and Shaded item.
- Follw EUP request to set PCI/PCIE PME to disabled.
- Add "JFP2 Power LED Function".

A7577AMS.RAR --1.83--- WAS EMAILED TO ME FROM MSI TECH TODAY
A7577AMS.1.81BETA.RAR--- MSI FORUM
A7577AMS.184.ZIP---MSI FORUM
7577V17.ZIP (LATEST ON WEBSITE)

I SHOULD HAVE A NEWER ONE BY TOMAROW, THEY ARE ADDING ANOTHER OPTION TO THE RAM RATIO
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Thanks Marc for your feedback, couple more questions as you've been helpful. I have access to another SSD an Agility to add to the Vertex for Raid 0. My questions is how or what can one do in Win 7 running SSD's in raid 0 to offset performance degradation over time to the ssd's since TRIM is not supported in Raid.

Last are you referencing the MSI GD70 bios, if so are you referring to the latest or the SSD firmware. I also have to figure out what firmware is on the current Vertex 60gb I have and the Agility and if I decide to run them as a pair update its firmware as well or wait and get an identical match..

Again thanks, and killer job on your box it is sweet!!
Thanks for the compliment.

Not sure about others, but the OCZ's will run GC (garbage collector) in RAID, for the Vertex's you need fw 1.41. Check the OCZ forums, there is a ton of info on there for their drives.

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