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Sorry for the Confusion of HT Link and CPU-NB. CPU-NB is the Integrated Memory Controller and will increase the effiency of the Memory!

The HT Link is the Hypertransport Link which links the cores together and the CPU to the Chipsets. 2000Mhz on the HT Link actually provides enough bandwidth for the cores to communicate amongst themselves as well as with the chipsets. But there has been Mildly noted improvement with 3D Applications....

I've ran my HT Link and CPU-NB both @ 3003Mhz Before, Stably! SO it's possible. Whther or not it's beneficial is another story.....

Hope this helps!
yeah I mistaked them

I ment my cpu-NB, can't get it past 2200

but I found out one of my memory sticks is bad, on memtest 4.0 it fails on the 2nd test 5 times no matter what settings I run, 800, 1066, 1333, 1600 with all types of timings including auto =\\

I figured out which stick it is, will have to wait tell I have extra cash to replace it hten get back to OCing
    
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yeah I mistaked them

I ment my cpu-NB, can't get it past 2200

but I found out one of my memory sticks is bad, on memtest 4.0 it fails on the 2nd test 5 times no matter what settings I run, 800, 1066, 1333, 1600 with all types of timings including auto =\\

I figured out which stick it is, will have to wait tell I have extra cash to replace it hten get back to OCing
Sorry man. That's never good news. Can't you RMA it?
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I like this board, but I must admit, I've had some issues with it. For instance, I moved my computer to my living room to watch a movie and play Dirt 2 or whatever. I had my stuff at almost 100% stock besides the fact that I disabled AMD Cool n Quiet. When I moved it to the living room and started it up, it just put my GPU fan to 100% and cycled something on the LED screen. No BIOS post. I have had an issue with mild overclocks as well, which doesn't make sense since I posted at 4.0Ghz.
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My apologies if you are all sick to death of answering this question, as it has been touched on by a number of people but, I am planning a build using an MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard and am curious about what heatsink I would be best off getting in order to not block any of the RAM slots.

From what I’ve read the following “should be” acceptable options:

1. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus (dimensions of heatsink not listed) – based on this write-up it should fit fine.
2. COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (120 x 120 x 158mm).
3. Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler (158 x 126 x 120 mm [with fan]).
4. Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler (130 x 74 x 158.7 mm).


Before I heard about the issue with heatsinks overlapping the two closest RAM slots I was considering:
5. ZALMAN CNPS10X FLEX CPU Cooler (133 x 74 x 151 mm).


So given that the RAM and Case I intend to use are:
- Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (18.78" x 7.41" x 17.49")
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (Has a rather tall heat dispersion unit on it.)


a) Would the Zalman fit, or would I run into overlap issues when I install two fans for push/pull on it?
b) Do all of the above listed options work; or, for the ones that do, which would you recommend?


Thank you for your time.
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My apologies if you are all sick to death of answering this question, as it has been touched on by a number of people but, I am planning a build using an MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard and am curious about what heatsink I would be best off getting in order to not block any of the RAM slots.

From what I’ve read the following “should be†acceptable options:

1. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus (dimensions of heatsink not listed) – based on this write-up it should fit fine.
2. COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (120 x 120 x 158mm).
3. Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler (158 x 126 x 120 mm [with fan]).
4. Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler (130 x 74 x 158.7 mm).


Before I heard about the issue with heatsinks overlapping the two closest RAM slots I was considering:
5. ZALMAN CNPS10X FLEX CPU Cooler (133 x 74 x 151 mm).


So given that the RAM and Case I intend to use are:
- Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (18.78" x 7.41" x 17.49")
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (Has a rather tall heat dispersion unit on it.)


a) Would the Zalman fit, or would I run into overlap issues when I install two fans for push/pull on it?
b) Do all of the above listed options work; or, for the ones that do, which would you recommend?


Thank you for your time.
Welcome to the forum,how much ram are you intending to use,if only 2 sticks,you can use the two slots furthest away from the cpu socket,this way you will be able to use all of the HSF's you mention above,most of us use these slots anyway.Hope this helps.
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Welcome to the forum,how much ram are you intending to use,if only 2 sticks,you can use the two slots furthest away from the cpu socket,this way you will be able to use all of the HSF's you mention above,most of us use these slots anyway.Hope this helps.
Thank you for the kind welcome. Starting with 2 sticks, with the option of filling all 4 in the future, which is what is factoring into the decision to find a cooling system that won't block the slots.
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It's the Asus M4A785TD-V EVO!



Being that 5200 is the HT Standard for the Phenom II Chips 2600Mhz on the CPU-NB should run within Stock Volts on Every PII. Stock Voltage for the PII's CPU-NB is 1.15- 1.30v. Most should be good around 1.25-1.28v...
Correct,but he's having trouble getting his ram to run at it's rated speed of 1600,so stock is obviously not working,so im saying to try more juice on the cpu-nb,if his IMC is weaker than normal,so my advice is this is the way to go.
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Oh nooo! That's a "pessimistic attitude" I want my money back for those 8%
You should know (cause you are an overclocker) that "everything counts in large amounts"
So, when Phenom's can be stressed out to 100% why NVidia chip can't???

BTW! What can I do to really overclock my Asus 260 GeForce a little bit more?

Now it's like:
GPU clock = 662 MHz
Shader clock = 1400 MHz
Memory clock = 2220 (it can go higher but, eventually it gives no noticable boost in performance)

A little overvoltage of PCI-E would give anything?

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BTW! Memory Settings and timings
I have found recently (I think) quite useful guides...

This one is about BIOS features:
http://www.modshop.net/print/6543

This one could be a little bit outdated but... well, I think it's interesting:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...aks?page=0%2C0

and ... as a attachment 790FX BIOS guide in pdf I have found on some page ...

Hope this could be useful for anyone
Have you tried "rivatuner"for your gpu,its an overclocking tool for nvidia cards,but you can use it on ati's as well,as for your 8%,the cpu is the governing factor,cpu's will be the "bottleneck"for most high end gpu's.Sad,but fact.
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You can also use GPUTool from TechPowerUp. It allows you to change the clocks, the fan speed/programming, and also most importantly, the voltages. You can even monitor temps and voltages with this program and it has a heavy stressing function if you want to check the stability of your OC.
    
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My apologies if you are all sick to death of answering this question, as it has been touched on by a number of people but, I am planning a build using an MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard and am curious about what heatsink I would be best off getting in order to not block any of the RAM slots.

From what I’ve read the following “should be” acceptable options:

1. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus (dimensions of heatsink not listed) – based on this write-up it should fit fine.
2. COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (120 x 120 x 158mm).
3. Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler (158 x 126 x 120 mm [with fan]).
4. Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler (130 x 74 x 158.7 mm).


Before I heard about the issue with heatsinks overlapping the two closest RAM slots I was considering:
5. ZALMAN CNPS10X FLEX CPU Cooler (133 x 74 x 151 mm).


So given that the RAM and Case I intend to use are:
- Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (18.78" x 7.41" x 17.49")
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (Has a rather tall heat dispersion unit on it.)


a) Would the Zalman fit, or would I run into overlap issues when I install two fans for push/pull on it?
b) Do all of the above listed options work; or, for the ones that do, which would you recommend?


Thank you for your time.
the megahalems is the best performer listed. i have used both coolermaster's and the mega bests them everytime. i run a push/pull on my mega and can fit the ram in either slots. its tight but works. make sure you have at least 165mm to fit these big air coolers in your case, you may have to mount a fan a little off center and this would make the assembly taller. also the v8 seemed kinda heavy, at least compared to the hyper 212 or the mega.
Edited by DrBrownfinger - 3/23/10 at 6:25am
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