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Idle temps: 44-47C
Load temps: 56C

-CPU-NB VDD: 1.3125v
-CPU-NB Voltage: 1.372v
-NB Voltage: 1.26v
-Replaced TIM with a glob of Arctic Silver 5, spread method not advised as it gave me idle temps of 80C with load near 90C
-1 40mm fan on top of Northbridge chipset

NB is 2750mhz and this is all in an Antec 902 with stock fans. I use a negative pressure setup, intake fans on low, top/rear exhaust fans on high.

I'm assuming Samoflange did not replace the TIM on the mobo, since my temps were similar before switching TIM.
    
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Well i am sorry you feel were not being very constructive with our help,and i dont think we shun HTT overclocking,but in answer to your statement that running your ram at 1333 gives better scores than running at 1600,here's some tests i did today,replicating your settings,and then my settings.




I apologize for my behavior, I wasn't in a great mood last night, but I do appreciate the help. I'll try to do the same tests though I do run my RAM with slightly tighter timings.
    
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post
Idle temps: 44-47C
Load temps: 56C

-CPU-NB VDD: 1.3125v
-CPU-NB Voltage: 1.372v
-NB Voltage: 1.26v
-Replaced TIM with a glob of Arctic Silver 5, spread method not advised as it gave me idle temps of 80C with load near 90C
-1 40mm fan on top of Northbridge chipset

NB is 2750mhz and this is all in an Antec 902 with stock fans. I use a negative pressure setup, intake fans on low, top/rear exhaust fans on high.

I'm assuming Samoflange did not replace the TIM on the mobo, since my temps were similar before switching TIM.
Dont forget AS5 has a 200 hour burn in time,to reach optimum thermal performance.
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Hi Kokin,no problem,but i did run my ram @6-6-6-24 and HTT @250 1333 3:8 divider,but running my ram at my ussual settings,ie 1600 @ 7-7-7-21,HTT @200,gives far better results,just trying to help you get the most out of your hardware.
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Dont forget AS5 has a 200 hour burn in time,to reach optimum thermal performance.
Yes and there are ways to speed up the burn in time such as stressing for 30 minutes and then leaving your computer off for the next 30 and then you keep switching for several hours. I don't expect temps to go significantly lower than what I have posted because I was using this process.

@moorhen2, I just tested out 1333 with 6-6-6-16-22 settings vs 1666 with 7-7-7-18-25 settings and it seems like I might have made a mistake in own benchmarks. Though the performance is almost identical, the 1666 does win. I'll try using your settings and see if I get the same results. I'll post screenshots after the second test.
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I'm about to build a system and I love amd chips so I'm gonna go with the 955 Black. I'm trying to find the right motherboard and I've always had good success with MSI so I want to buy the MSI 790fx. But I also want to run 3 video cards, 2 in crossfire and my old nvidia 9600 for physx. I've looked at the manual and everything and all it says for PCI E is 16x+16x or quad 8x. My question is if I put three cards in there will it run at 16x+8x+8x+0 or will it just default to all 4 in 8x? The asus board does say it does 16+8+8 but I don't like the layout of the asus and before I pull the trigger on this MSI I want to make sure I can do the video card setup I want. Thanks in advance for the help.
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After testing different HTT frequencies and RAM speeds/timings, I've found out that moorhen2 was correct about 1600mhz CAS7 running faster than 1333 CAS6. However, I found that having a higher HTT frequency resulted in higher RAM read performance despite the same settings on the CPU and RAM speed/timings.

Higher HTT=Higher copy times.

Anyway, here are the pics:






Oddly enough, it seems that a higher HTT clock produces slightly higher reading performance (though the 250 is using 1666 instead of 1600). To test this, I used a 300mhz HTT with the same RAM speed/timings and a higher Northbridge freq. Note that I forgot to lower my HT-Link speed, so both are running at 3ghz.



Lowest voltages to get a cold boot:

200 HTT | NB freq 2800 | 1.420v CPU-NB
250 HTT | NB freq 2750 | 1.372v CPU-NB
300 HTT | NB freq 3000 | 1.472v CPU-NB
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OMG, thats whats been happening with my rig since I switched it to my old case. Its the BIOS? LOL I've been switching psu off...
i also noticed this happening with my setup after i updated bios, my pc would shutdown, but the power supply fan would stay active tho the pc is off? bug in bios update i guess.
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Nice work Kokin,but it's the read and latency scores that really count with ram,and 1600 will beat 1333 everytime,LOL!!!

PS rule of thumb,i allways use this formula for ram timings,my tracers are rated 1333 @6-6-6-20,so you add the first three numbers,giving you 18,then add another 8 giving you 24,so you get 6-6-6-18-24,my ripjaws are rated 1600 @7-7-7-24,so 3x7=21+7=28,giving 7-7-7-21-28,hope this helps.
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Well having a 300 HTT did improve the read/latency by a small margin, but my CPU was increased by 50mhz and NB was increased 200-250mhz so that could have been the cause of the increased read speed and quicker latency.

    
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