Originally Posted by rchads89
hi guys after selling my i7 a few months back i was keen to get another pc again so i dropped on a good am3 deal with this mobo:MSI 790FX-GD70 and a 955.
3 questions if you dont mind
So what do you lot think of this board then?
The digi clock i suppose this is some sort of temp reading what is too high and what is about right?
Whats the best ram for this board as currently i have 3gb of ddr3 2000mhz and wanting to upgrade to 4GB if its worth it ?
The board is excellent for overclocking and although this is my first time ever building a computer and overclocking it, it's been wonderful to me.
I have found the LED reader to report the "CPU temp", which is 3Â°C higher than the "CPU Core temp" in temp programs such as Everest, HWMonitor, AMD OverDrive, etc. Try to keep the reading below 60Â°C, since the max safety rating on the 955 is 62C.
AMD systems like to run RAM in dual-channel, so it's best if your RAM was set in pairs (one going into black or blue or one pair for each color). Are your RAM 3 sticks of 1GB? If it is, it might be causing the mobo to run the two of them in dual-channel mode, while the single stick is stuck at single-channel mode. This would ultimately slow your system memory down. Most of us here use an even-numbered amount of sticks (2 or 4 sticks of RAM), so that the mobo utilizes the dual-channel mode without waiting around for the single channel RAM.