Originally Posted by FilthyHarry
IT definitely helps, thank you. Now I need some specifics because the terminology seems so loose with many of these things.
As far as the CPU and NB Voltages go, the first 4 voltages are:
CPU VDD Voltage (V)
CPU-NB VDD Voltage (V)
CPU Voltage (V)
CPU NB-Voltage (V)
If I've understood mduclow, I shouldn't set the first 2 above stock. Does that mean leave them on auto and just change the second 2, or should I increase the first 2 to max stock voltage (1.40 for example for the first one) and then increase the 2nd two? Also, whats the stock voltage for the NB?
Next question, what bios setting corresponds to the Max Stable HT Ref Clk? I think its the Adjust CPU FSB Frequency (MHz) but mine starts at 200 and going up to 320 seems insanely high.
Nice! Glad that it helped.
1. As far as the VDD voltages, those represent the positive line feeds for the CPU/ CPU-NB Voltages. Mainly in FET
circuitry. (FET= Feild Effective Transistor)
****A Field Effect Transistor is a solid-state device in which current is controlled between source and drain terminals by voltage applied to a non-conducting gate terminal.
" or Metal Oxide Semiconductor Feild Effective Transistor.
****A class of voltage-driven devices that do not require the large input drive currents of bipolar devices
Personally.... I don't use them at all. They only seemed to cause instability in the past. So I ONLY adjust the CPU/ CPU-NB Voltages. mduclow seemed to be able to set them as he stated and been fine. So from my expereince, Don't use them. If you'd like to play with and could discover something that we don't know then, by all means, feel free. I'm up for learning something new all of the time.
"It's not How you learn, But what you learn that matters."
2. Yes, that is the Correct adjustment. MSI (as well as a few other board MFR's kept the teminology the same to make the transition for everyone the same).
FSB = Front Side Bus (as I'm sure that you knew but for those that don't) Back before the K8 (? maybe eariler than that, no?) chips were MFR'd so that the Connection that was between the actually CPU Core and the NB Chipset and ram was the FSB which when changed, would change the speed at which the data traveled from location to location increasing the overall performance. Now that connection is a combination of the Hypertransport Reference Clock (HTRC) and the HT Link Multiplier. So in essence, the HT Link is the new FSB... But it only can improve Very High Bit Rate 3D rendering when increased passed 2000mhz. Technically it can be at 2600mhz ( with the right voltage) and be fine. (5200Mt/s)
Originally Posted by theghostoftime1978
yeah congrats, should keep ya busy
Oh, yeah! So does my 2.5 yo daughter.... My 4 English Mastiffs. My house and yard. Chores... LOL- one of mastiff broke her one of her rear toes last wednesday and she chewed the splint up yesterday morning, so that's been a nightmare... but hey, that's life and ya just have to roll with it. no big deal!
Originally Posted by Seanicy
Congrats on the newborn! Good to see your still around. What happened to mduclow? Haven't seen him in a while?
Moral of the story is if you want or need advice don't be a prick and you shall receive it in a timely manner based on other members availability at that specific moment. Also post constructive topics/replies that can potentially help other members out with this board. Most likely your issue has been talked about somewhere within the 723 pages of this thread...
Thnk you sir! He's a cool little guy. We Named him Kalvin Anderson Crocker. Most likely will be calling him Kal whne he gets older... My Name is Andrew and in English meaning, Anderson means "Son of Andrew" (that was my wifes idea). As far as mduclow, IDK. He probably got sick of moorhen2 and I going rounds. LOL -I kind of stop using the thread becuase of moorhen2. No offense to him. I just didn't really prefer to communicate with him... Some people just don't mix well. That and having a second child adn showing my dogs more...
Originally Posted by Kokin
The highest HTT clock I was able to POST in was 347(CPU@3990mhz), though that was with the 1.4 official BIOS. I think I can only go up to the 320-334 now with the later BIOS versions. Also, I did notice somewhere past the 1.9 official BIOS that I couldn't keep my 4.0ghz completely stable anymore, even with 1.52-1.57v, although I could achieve higher/stable NB-CPU and HT Link OCs(approx. 3000mhz on both at the same time).
I have noticed this as well. But like the saying goes, "there always has to be a balance somewhere". Get better performance out of the IMC and Memory, sacrifice voltage efficiency for the CPU.....Edited by Mastiffman - 8/2/10 at 9:48am