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Hello to every satisfied owner of MSI mobo on this forum

Actually it is my first post on this forum and I am very happy that I have found this site and this forum, because I think that's the place which I was looking for

I have been reading all overclock.net forum for a week (I am a beginner in overclocking - well, a few years ago when AMD released Duron chip I've started my journey with overclocking but back then I think it was easier :>).
Later when I bought Thoroughbred-A Athlon XP 1500 MHz I was very happy user of this chip. Without increasing of CPU voltage I have managed to overclock it to 2 GHz which was quite nice for me

Oki and now I've got one of most advanced (well I think so motherboard and want to gain something extra from this system

My attempts and results to overclock this CPU I have were so far a little bit poor and that's why I would like to know more and to learn more from you (more experienced users) - that would be nice

Last night I've tried slowly and carefully to reach at least 3,5 GHz ... I have managed but it wasn't stable enough and system crashed.

My settings were like this:

FSB = 230
NB = 2070
HT = 2070

all voltages were set at stock value
so, CPU 1,3 V
and the rest I have left as they were set to auto.

now i want to do it properly - so ... my question:
1) Is it better to push up a little bit NB frequency to for example 2400 MHz ?

2) could anyone tell me why I can't change voltages in BIOS ?
They are all grey (I mean in grey colour) and they are all set to auto
Why??? I should be able to change voltages right?
I know that my CPU has blocked multiplier but it is the issue of my motherboard right? I think there is something wrong with my BIOS (though I made an update to ver 1.7 via online updater)... don't know the reason for this... There is a screenshot with my settings from Bios - you won't actually see that these settings are grey coloured but believe me - I can't change anything :/


Anyone got any ideas?

Oki.. I think that's enough for this first post (I got more questions
Edited by pendrago - 1/14/10 at 4:19pm
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1.) Yes push it as high as you can get it stable. 2400-2800 seems to be the norm for your stepping.

2.) use the +and - keys on your numberpad or the page up and down buttons.

3.) Welcome enjoy and I am sure we will get you cranking the volts like a pro!
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Another question, I have some insane temperatures on my NB, and I think I will install a fan on it. Does any have any pictures or recommendations on how to do this? (i'm about an hour into prime95 now and my NB temp is 78)
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Go back a few pages. I have some pictures of my setup with 2 50mm fans on the nb and some of the VRs. doubled sided 3m high temp tape is all it is. idling nb temps 42c, loading 52c.
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Go back a few pages. I have some pictures of my setup with 2 50mm fans on the nb and some of the VRs. doubled sided 3m high temp tape is all it is. idling nb temps 42c, loading 52c.
Thanks, i'm going to have measure the space. it's pretty tight in there. I have a tuniq tower and it hogs up a lot of room.
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I emailed Danger den into carrying NB and mofset waterblocks for AM3. We may be in luck. Check this link

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Another question, I have some insane temperatures on my NB, and I think I will install a fan on it. Does any have any pictures or recommendations on how to do this? (i'm about an hour into prime95 now and my NB temp is 78)
78 is nearing the danger zone. (80*c max) What are you using to monitor the NB temps?
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78 is nearing the danger zone. (80*c max) What are you using to monitor the NB temps?
speedfan. I also Everest.

I ordered a couple 50MM's and another 120MM. It's at 71 as I type this, which is till way way to high.

Keep in mind, everything is stock other than ram timings.
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speedfan. I also Everest.

I ordered a couple 50MM's and another 120MM. It's at 71 as I type this, which is till way way to high.

Keep in mind, everything is stock other than ram timings.
I already had a post about replacing the northbridge thermal paste a few pages back as well. My idle was about 60C, and god knows what under load. Now I'm idling at about 45C.

From what I've read, a lot of the initial paste that MSI uses is not applied properly (I know mine wasn't even on the northbridge or southbridge chip, it was all around it) on these boards. The best first step you can take is to clean it off and reapply it. The next would be adding a fan.
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RAM placement question.

Its a 4 DIMM board.

I have 2 sticks, right now I have a stick in DIMM #1 and #2, which is working good for me.

Is this correct? Ive looked thru the manual and online and cant find a certain answer.
Yes that is fine...you can even run them in slots #3 and #4 as well

I run mine in slots 3# and 4# since they run pretty cool and i don't want my CPU HS transferring massive heat onto them...i also don't want the HS to blow my pretaaay leds

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Yeah, Im running an OCCT Linpack test as of writing this, and the fan is set for 55C, at 53C the fan goes from 37.5% to 50%, and while noticable, its not overwhelming,a nd the airflow is nice... I havent topped 53C as of 10 minutes into test... I also tightened up the timing on my RAm to 9-9-9-21-30, yeah,t hats TIGHTENED...
Yes the fan control is definitely very useful

I had mine set for 37.5% and to spin up if it was to reach 45C...even running linx/prime95 it only hit around 43C after hours and hours on end...

I have recently switched my ultra kaze out for an Antec 120MM tri cool set to run 1600RPM at around 60CFM and its dead quiet with close to the same performance WITHOUT the weird noise the ultra kaze's make when you use them horizontally
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speedfan. I also Everest.

I ordered a couple 50MM's and another 120MM. It's at 71 as I type this, which is till way way to high.

Keep in mind, everything is stock other than ram timings.


What are your other temps?

You must have some horrible ambient temps to be getting into that range at stock...you should look into how the NB cooler is seated and see if its making poor contact

I recommend taking the NB cooler off and putting some new thermal paste on it as well

Try setting your NB voltage to stock instead of auto

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Hello to every satisfied owner of MSI mobo on this forum
Welcome Pendrago!

I was wondering why i received a random friend request from someone with no posts at all il go accept that now

When you want to change the voltages in the bios you can also use the Page up and Page down keys

As eclipse said yes you want to push the NB around the area of 2.4Ghz/2.8Ghz...when you start overclocking the NB make sure to know the difference between NB voltage and CPU-NB voltage in the bios...when you overclock the speed of the NB you will be working with the CPU-NB voltage and not the NB voltage


As for your HT make sure to keep it as close and under 2000Mhz as possible...overclocking it past 2000Mhz decreases system stability and lowers performance as well

Now please feel free to dump some more questios on us
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