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Hello all! first post...

I'm considering this board for my new build and had a few questions that I can't seem to find answers for...

I'm building an all-in-one PC that will double as my media server and gaming machine. I'm planning on using 4 of the 6 SATA ports on the SB750 in raid 5 for my media.

I'd like to use SATA 7 and 8 in raid 0 for my main drive (os/programs)...I've stumbled across information (can't remember where) giving me the impression that it wouldn't be possible...Can someone confirm this is ok?
sata 7/8 would be the jmicron hardware raid controller. Should have no problem running raid 0 on the hardware raid controller, it just cant run on the same stripes as your first 6 sata controllers as they run off of software raid controller.
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Oh I'm sorry thats not a validated CPU-Z. I can say without problem that I snapped it here, live, on my PhII when I got it to boot4 Ghz the once. Soon as it hit OCCT Linpack, it BSOD'd tho. According to my BIOS, the NB freq. should be equal or less than the HTT link. If I run both at stock 2000, is there anything wrong? Cause as of right now, I'm linpack stable @ 3.8, 1.4vcore, and 2000Mhz on nb and htt. I don't recall being able to push either past 2400, I will look again for sure. This mobo is GREAT! BTW! What vcore am I looking at for stable 4ghz based on other peoples results? I'm getting 55C at 100% load at 3.8ghz, 1.4vcore. Is up to 1.5v considered safe? MY old 939 would yawn up to 1.6vcore. That's the only other REAL OC experience I have to go off of.
I belive most people are using ~1.55-1.6 and yes it is safe as long as you keep the temps below the 60* cutoff.
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sata 7/8 would be the jmicron hardware raid controller. Should have no problem running raid 0 on the hardware raid controller, it just cant run on the same stripes as your first 6 sata controllers as they run off of software raid controller.
Thank you kindly! I'll be buying this puppy in the next few weeks...can't wait!
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Hello all! first post...

I'm considering this board for my new build and had a few questions that I can't seem to find answers for...

I'm building an all-in-one PC that will double as my media server and gaming machine. I'm planning on using 4 of the 6 SATA ports on the SB750 in raid 5 for my media.

I'd like to use SATA 7 and 8 in raid 0 for my main drive (os/programs)...I've stumbled across information (can't remember where) giving me the impression that it wouldn't be possible...Can someone confirm this is ok?
It can be done, but in my testing, it was slower than using the onboard controller (SATA1-6). Maybe you'll get better results.
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Is a CPU ratio of 1:4 considered ok? Thats the only way I know how to get my RAM to 1600 spec. My only OC experience is 939, and this is considerd the divider,a nd it always affected stability and DRAM freq. So far Ive noticed no probs. I get full 800Mhz RAM, 3.8Ghz exact OC, and it doesn't affect nb or htt freq. I assume this is ok? Or should I run the RAM 1333, with tighter timings? Might be able to get 7-7-7-21 at 1333, would this give more performance? I'm still learning!
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Newbie here.

Just got my system yesterday. Never overclocked or built a computer in my life. Watched a youtube video and read what people were doin here and there to OC. Just wondering if my system is where it should be at....my virtual mark score was 17700 and my 3dmark score was like p8500? Isn't that low? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Here's my specs:

MSI 790fx-gd70
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE - 3.8Mhz @ 19x200 NB-2400(i seen a lotta people push this past 2600...mine wont boot if i do) 43C idle
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Voltages are stock.
Edited by xpo60rj - 10/3/09 at 11:37pm
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Hi, longtime reader first time poster
I just used the GD-70 as the basis of my first build since 2005
Was quite a jump from my old 939 4400+

I did have a small problem thou and thought it best to share the experiance here for future referance.
I intended to use the ultra120 black heatsink with the board, but this heatsink did not come with an amd backplate. This was a problem becuase the screws supplied were not long enough to reach into the standard msi backplate.

Luckily I had a spare backplate form another cooler i used to have which fitted perfectly.
So anyone looking to use an ultra120 black please be aware to have another backplate at hand.

All in all it was a very nice board to work with, havent tried my hand at overclocking yet, the 955 seems good for the moment.
Prime ran flawlessly for 12 hours and max temp was 44 degrees @ 100% load.
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I have the gd70 mb and a dark knight CPU cooler by xigmatek with a x4 955 overclocked to 3.6 ghz just upping the fsb setting in the bios. I'm getting about 42c idle temps average. What setting in bios do I need to change to get to 3.8 stable. Upping the voltage to? Someone out there with a similar setup as mine give me some pointers for the best possible performance. Thanks for your help...I'm about to add my last upgrade for a while a single 5870 card in the coming weeks and wanted to have everything set for maximum play.

Thanks!
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cpu voltages were the kicker for my overclocking just using the multiplier. I know its a gutless way to overclock, re the processor have greater performance from uping the cpu core mhz, verses the performance gained by using the multiplier. I have seen some talk of a steady 227 fsb/nb working and getting splendid results. Dropping the multiplier 1/1.5 places and increase the core voltages to the mid 1.4's and then work your way up the fsb till it whinges. then back it off 3-4 mhz and then take the multiplier up .5. see where it runs you to, and then throttle back. I seen some people reporting a 20 multiplier for the cpu. I got to x18.5 and giggled and then unlocked my 4th core and ran it up to x18 and uped my core voltages to make up for the 4th core running and am at 3.6ghz solid (bit of prime95 just for sport, and a lot of crysis @max res/max detail)

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