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I have been scratching my head for an hour now trying o figure where I should place this post. Moderators... please feel free to move it if I am in the wrong place.

I can only make one upgrade at this time. I am considering changing either my (check siggy/system for details):

- MoBo -> to ASUS Crosshair (least likely since the 790fx-gd70 is still a good pick)
- Memory -> I feel they are holding me back in my OC'ing attempts
- Cooling -> Thinking of water cooling
- CPU -> Almost bought the AMD 1055 today

I am leaning towards memory and CPU. Presently I see a few BSOD's when attempting to go over 3.8 Ghz OC which leads me to believe my memory may be in need of upfrading. If I go this route, I need low profiles.

I am just a bit stumped right now. Help???

ok how are you trying to OC? As your 965 is unlocked and should do 3.6 at stock IMHO. Altho you are prob being help back by your cooler. Remember this is a 140w chip you are using.
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ok how are you trying to OC? As your 965 is unlocked and should do 3.6 at stock IMHO. Altho you are prob being help back by your cooler. Remember this is a 140w chip you are using.
I am at 19x200=3800 @ 1.472V at present. Anything over 3856 starts acting up. Mainly BSOD.

Memory at 800 Mhz, 9-9-6-22 @ 1.8V (was gonna try for 5 and 21 next). Upped my NB voltage to 1.35 (maybe - lost my numbers sheet).

NB freq. is at 2600. When I try higher... she acts up.

BTW... haven't updated my system yet but I just installed the Thermaltake FRIO. under game load, I barely scratch 50C. OCCT gets me into 56-57C but we need to consider my ambien is average of 32C. CPU stock speed is 3.4 and rated at 125w. The MoBo is capable of up to 140w.
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No point in getting a 970, its just a 965 with a multi boost and price increase, especially since AM3+ (Bulldozer) is around the corner
I just can't agree with that. People said the same thing about the 965 when comparing it to the 955 (that it was only a 200mhz bump and price increase). The 965 has had better chances of getting a 4ghz CPU/3ghz NB OC than the 955, so you never know with the 970. Though if you already have a 955/965, then I agree that there's no point in that.
    
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I am at 19x200=3800 @ 1.472V at present. Anything over 3856 starts acting up. Mainly BSOD.

Memory at 800 Mhz, 9-9-6-22 @ 1.8V (was gonna try for 5 and 21 next). Upped my NB voltage to 1.35 (maybe - lost my numbers sheet).

NB freq. is at 2600. When I try higher... she acts up.

BTW... haven't updated my system yet but I just installed the Thermaltake FRIO. under game load, I barely scratch 50C. OCCT gets me into 56-57C but we need to consider my ambien is average of 32C. CPU stock speed is 3.4 and rated at 125w. The MoBo is capable of up to 140w.
C2 965's are 140w. did you run mem test on that ram? 9-9-6 just seems insane. 1.472 is low I run mine at 3.9 and 1.51 in bios. First thing I would do is drop the NB and core oc's and run mem test with those timings. One pass will not do. it needs to run multiple passes! I had some OCZ's that made it through 2 pass no prob but the third and poof BSOD everytime. Check that ram first then if no BSOD overnight run your NB back up and repeat. if thats fine then put the core OC back in. somewhere in that process I bet you will bsod(most likely mem timings)

Also I have found that once I start getting my cores up to 50c+ I start to experience issues. hence why I dont run 4.0 24/7 needs too much v.
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I just can't agree with that. People said the same thing about the 965 when comparing it to the 955 (that it was only a 200mhz bump and price increase). The 965 has had better chances of getting a 4ghz CPU/3ghz NB OC than the 955, so you never know with the 970. Though if you already have a 955/965, then I agree that there's no point in that.
While I see your point, the main point is that bulldozer is around the corner. save some cash for boards and cpus or if your like me wait for AM4....
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I am at 19x200=3800 @ 1.472V at present. Anything over 3856 starts acting up. Mainly BSOD.

Memory at 800 Mhz, 9-9-6-22 @ 1.8V (was gonna try for 5 and 21 next). Upped my NB voltage to 1.35 (maybe - lost my numbers sheet).

NB freq. is at 2600. When I try higher... she acts up.

BTW... haven't updated my system yet but I just installed the Thermaltake FRIO. under game load, I barely scratch 50C. OCCT gets me into 56-57C but we need to consider my ambien is average of 32C. CPU stock speed is 3.4 and rated at 125w. The MoBo is capable of up to 140w.
Actually the C2 stepping of the 965 is rated at 140W TDP, not the 125W TDP of the C3 stepping. Also, increasing the CPU voltage makes your CPU go past it's rated TDP, although it's nothing this motherboard can't handle.

I was wondering why are you making your last 2 timings so low (6-22) when your first two are high (9-9)? Normally, RAM has timings like 7-7-7-20 or 9-9-9-24 or if it's not evened timings, it would be like 6-8-6-22.

It would be best to put your RAM at it's rated/stock timings and then go about overclocking your CPU/NB. After you have the desired CPU/NB OC, then you can start overclocking the RAM. This might be why you're getting BSoDs, probably memory dumps caused by the weird/unstable timings.

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While I see your point, the main point is that bulldozer is around the corner. save some cash for boards and cpus or if your like me wait for AM4....
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I am at 19x200=3800 @ 1.472V at present. Anything over 3856 starts acting up. Mainly BSOD.

Memory at 800 Mhz, 9-9-6-22 @ 1.8V (was gonna try for 5 and 21 next). Upped my NB voltage to 1.35 (maybe - lost my numbers sheet).

NB freq. is at 2600. When I try higher... she acts up.

BTW... haven't updated my system yet but I just installed the Thermaltake FRIO. under game load, I barely scratch 50C. OCCT gets me into 56-57C but we need to consider my ambien is average of 32C. CPU stock speed is 3.4 and rated at 125w. The MoBo is capable of up to 140w.
Dude you live kind of close to me(about 5-8min)... I can help you out on reaching 4ghz obviously lol

Did you forget I have 965... as well same mobo..... we both are running on air... etc... Guaynabo
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Actually the C2 stepping of the 965 is rated at 140W TDP, not the 125W TDP of the C3 stepping. Also, increasing the CPU voltage makes your CPU go past it's rated TDP, although it's nothing this motherboard can't handle.

I was wondering why are you making your last 2 timings so low (6-22) when your first two are high (9-9)? Normally, RAM has timings like 7-7-7-20 or 9-9-9-24 or if it's not evened timings, it would be like 6-8-6-22.

It would be best to put your RAM at it's rated/stock timings and then go about overclocking your CPU/NB. After you have the desired CPU/NB OC, then you can start overclocking the RAM. This might be why you're getting BSoDs, probably memory dumps caused by the weird/unstable timings.

Just sayin'.

So... being C2 stepped I am actually at 140W then? Hmmm... Ok. Was not aware of that in all honesty.

As fr timings... I can not touch the first two timings. If I do... kaput. The last 2 timings though.... as you can see, there are no complaints by the system. That was just me playing around a bit and was able to get there with a 4 hr. prime95.

Will take you advice on stocking the mem and returning to the cpu/nb.

I thank all so far on comments... but any suggestions on what I could consider for upgrade? Otherwise will have to spend the money taking the wifey to dinner!!!! Old No. 7 won't like that.
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Dude you live kind of close to me(about 5-8min)... I can help you out on reaching 4ghz obviously lol

Did you forget I have 965... as well same mobo..... we both are running on air... etc... Guaynabo
Cool... let me get back from a biz trip to Miami and I will PM you then.
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I'm not sure if it's been posted here yet but apparently the SLI hack for GTX 460 firmi GF104 patch has been released.

I should have a fresh new set of Redlines either today or tomorrow so that I can finally see what all the GD70 HYPE is all about.
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