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either way, you're saying I should use both 4 pin connectors on my power supply?
Yes.
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Go with the ECO if you can afford it.
Just curious, but why ECO? Sure less voltage is good, but I had the impression ECO RAM could not overclock very well, is this different now? I wouldn't even worry about 1.6v, as my high-voltage RAM runs 1.95v as the stock/rated voltage.

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I was mistaken in my calculations kinda. I was calculating TDP in other words the amount of heat your cpu is putting out.
Did you use this formula?

OC Wattage = TDP x ( OC MHz / Stock MHz) x ( OC Vcore / Stock Vcore )^2

If so, my 955 C2 (125W TDP, 3200MHz, 1.350v) overclocked to 3815MHz/1.424v(BIOS 1.43v) goes up to 165.56W(TDP). While, 4000MHz/1.55v only goes as high as 205.9W(TDP).
Edited by Kokin - 10/30/10 at 1:14am
    
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I wouldn't even worry about 1.6v, as my high-voltage RAM runs 1.95v as the stock/rated voltage.
My thoughts exactly. I was always under the impression that AMD liked tighter timings vs. higher clocks anyway and 1.6v RAM is still low voltage RAM. Remember the PC-100 days of 3.3v? Or the 2.5v DDR days? I still say go with the cheaper tighter timed RAM that at least one person says is compatible with the chipset you're going to be using.
    
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Just curious, but why ECO? Sure less voltage is good, but I had the impression ECO RAM could not overclock very well, is this different now? I wouldn't even worry about 1.6v, as my high-voltage RAM runs 1.95v as the stock/rated voltage.



Did you use this formula?

OC Wattage = TDP x ( OC MHz / Stock MHz) x ( OC Vcore / Stock Vcore )^2

If so, my 955 C2 (125W TDP, 3200MHz, 1.350v) overclocked to 3815MHz/1.424v(BIOS 1.43v) goes up to 165.56W(TDP). While, 4000MHz/1.55v only goes as high as 205.9W(TDP).
yep thats the one.

oc TDP = 95 x (4239/2800) x (1.59 / 1.10)^2

~300W
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My thoughts exactly. I was always under the impression that AMD liked tighter timings vs. higher clocks anyway and 1.6v RAM is still low voltage RAM. Remember the PC-100 days of 3.3v? Or the 2.5v DDR days? I still say go with the cheaper tighter timed RAM that at least one person says is compatible with the chipset you're going to be using.
it applys for the phenom 2 965 and under...but for the thuban and the new phenon II 970...it seems like they have a stronger memory controller where you can overclock the cpu-nb to 3000 with alot of mhz on the rams.
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DUDE!!!! Where have you been???
I haven't posted because I haven't had any problems with my board or setup.

Im 4.1ghz stable, 216x19, 1.55vcore, 8GB of 720Mhz DDR3, 2800Mhz nb @ 1.3vcore, all on water... Rig has been doing me GREAT, no problems.

EDIT: I am quite certain I could push this setup a bit further... Possibly 3ghz nb, slightly tighter timings... RAM uses all 4 dimm slots, and AM3 is just as notorious for full dimm slots as 939 was. Just does NOT like to OC all 4 slots, lol...

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Ok been kinda quiet in here so,

When ever I was Oc'ing on this board and got an FF (we all know what it really stands for) I would get quite annoyed! Now even with my new board I am getting an FF of sorts. The DRAM test light will hang and it was pissing me off for about the last 4 days or so. We brainstorm brother-in-law happens to have some OCZ 1600 DDR3. Now they could not be on the QVL... Yes they are! put them in post fine at 325FSB drop mine back in FF!
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Ok been kinda quiet in here so,

When ever I was Oc'ing on this board and got an FF (we all know what it really stands for) I would get quite annoyed! Now even with my new board I am getting an FF of sorts. The DRAM test light will hang and it was pissing me off for about the last 4 days or so. We brainstorm brother-in-law happens to have some OCZ 1600 DDR3. Now they could not be on the QVL... Yes they are! put them in post fine at 325FSB drop mine back in FF!
That's a shame, but at least you get the chance to get your hands on some better RAM.
    
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hey guys been playing around with my system. Got a pretty good score on 3dmark vantage with my 5850 still more i could get out of it im sure, temps dont even get to 60c at 975/1250 with fan at 80%.


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hey guys been playing around with my system. Got a pretty good score on 3dmark vantage with my 5850 still more i could get out of it im sure, temps dont even get to 60c at 975/1250 with fan at 80%.
CF 5770 - 900/1300


I'm just comparing the GPU Score here =P I don't wanna compare cpu scores... But hey you are super close to mines which driver are you using? I'm on 10.10c.
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