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cleary i am gettin no power but why? i've tried both directions on the psu switch and reconnected the 24 pin.

tried different power cables and different sockets, im stumped
Check the front pannel conectors are on the right pins,ie "power switch" conector to the motherboard,you may have to turn the conector around,sometimes the + and -wires are the wrong way around,hope this helps.
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ya the poewr switch doesnt say which is pos and neg lol theres just an arrow on one side, i'll try both directions again
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shouldn't the case power button work regardless of the front panel connector?
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OK! Now please, please tell me what do I do wrong?
Trying to get stable (Prime 95 mostly, because I think it's the most "demanding" means stressing software for CPU) 3750 MHz with settings like these:
(I have prepared a spreadsheet with all of my settings... just to compare ... and I think it's quite useful)

My Overclock Settings For MSI 790FX-GD70 and PII 945 (Non BE)

BTW! Anyone knows how to embeed google spreadsheet in post in this forum (like Eclipse did in the OP) ?

Anyway... like you can see after 8 hours of Prime95 blend mode there was 1 error.
I was testing memory with MemTest and it was fine.

The question is: should I bump up CPU Voltage more (from 1.467 V to ...even 1.5 V ? - it generates a lot of heat - under load 51*C - maybe that's the cause of instability) ?
I could get this CPU to 4 GHz (of course not with these settings and 1.51 V and of course not stable) so 3.7 GHz isn't definitely this CPU limit.

What are your suggestions - which of these values should I change? (BTW! I have noticed that to achieve 3.6 GHz I need less voltage to make the whole system stable) after 3705 it's a quite different ball game

The last attempt was CPU V = 1.467 and CPU NB V = 1.385 V ... I am desperated... very! :

One more thing! Is it better to overclock CPU increasing FSB value but not a multiplier (well, I got it blocked at x15) or the same process but higher FSB values and lowering multiplier - for instance to x14.5 or x13 ? Which one sollution is more complicate to overclock?
Hello Pendrago,being as your cpu is "non black edition"you dont have an unlocked multiplier,so your only overclocking option is via HTT/FSB,bearing in mind that doing so also increases your ram frequency,cpu-nb frequency,ht link speed.I would say your at the limit of your cpu,bearing in mind stock is 3.0ghz for your cpu,a 700mhz overclock is very good,but not stable,so i would be inclined to say your 3.6ghz is the best your going to achieve with full 24/7 stability.Sorry.
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shouldn't the case power button work regardless of the front panel connector?
No,if the power button is not connected properly to the motherboard,nothing will happen.
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lol ya duh oops i meant shouldnt the power button on the gd70 work regardless of the front panel connection
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lol ya duh oops i meant shouldnt the power button on the gd70 work regardless of the front panel connection
Have you tried jumping the green with any black wire in the PSU 24 pin connector to verify it's turning on?
    
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no, how would i do that? sounds tricky
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Yes,like rockr69 said,you need a paperclip,connect one end to the green wire,and the other to any black wire,making sure the psu power button is in the off possition,then without toching the 24 pin conector,press the power button,if the psu does'nt spin up,it's dead.

PS does the power button on the motherboard light up,if it does'nt your psu is faulty.
Edited by moorhen2 - 3/23/10 at 2:45pm
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get a paper clip and unwind it into a u then insert one end into the green wire and the other into any black wire on the unplugged PSU 24 pin connector. Throw the switch to the on position and see if the PSU starts. You should be able to this with it still in the case hooked up to your peripherals. Make sure the PSU is off and unplugged before inserting paperclip.
    
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