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He only used it for a bit.. he started hearing little noises on his setup ... so he placed back in his old 965 cpu - in other words... if he would've let it go allot longer pretty certain something would have happened to his board.
this. good memory

i almost bought a crosshair iv extreme because i thought for sure this board was done. glad i didn't(saving for bulldozer). its still going strong. btw, only my cpu is water cooled and i had that x6 for a couple weeks running almost 24/7. it ran at 4.0ghz or higher the entire time and that cpu-nb voltage never went under 1.40v to keep it stable over 3k. i used a megahalems with it too.
Edited by DrBrownfinger - 1/12/11 at 7:34pm
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Need some pointers. I currently run my NB and Ht at 2200 but would like to push them to 2400-2600. What voltage's do I need to increase to do so? and what are some good points to start at?
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One more question, because it is quite essential.
The chip you have 970 it's Deneb core, right?

Because I have found something confusing. Of course you know that AMD has released (along with Thubans) x4 cores CPUs called "Zosma" ... and here is the list (look at this chart under Zosma and Deneb)

Zosma quad-core design is based on the Thuban hexa-core design with two cores disabled.

Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
SteppingE0
Freq.: 3.5 GHz
Turbo: 3.5 GHz
L2: 4x 512 KB
L3: 6 MB
HT: 2 GHz
Multi.:17.5x
V: 0.825 - 1.400
Power: 125 W
Socket: AM3
Release date: Q4 2010 (OEM) <-- only OEM
Part number:HDZ970FBK4DGR

So, my question is: you've got Deneb core or Zosma (I mean Stepping E0)?

------
Of course, some of you will say that it's better to buy orginal 6 core Thuban like 1055T and lock 2 cores (I think Mastiffman wrote something like that after eclipseaudio4's "accident" with his MOBO ;>

What I want to say is:
- locking 2 additional cores in Thuban - will it gives more stability in overclocking process?
- is it really so simple (I haven't tried it so far) - is this this Core Control option in Bios ? and if I was (theoretically speaking) succesful with that can I revert it back without problems (unlocking those 2 cores locked previously) ?

Last but not least Is it true that Thubans have upgraded (more stable) IMC?
I have c3 stepping..

Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition2C33.5 GHz4x 512 KB6 MB2 GHz17.5x0.825 - 1.400125 WAM3September 21, 2010HDZ970FBK4DGM
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G.E.Nauticus: No sense to push HT with NB. Keep HT - default and NB arround 2800-3000. I tested in some benchmarks that HT over 2200 degrade performance in some cases - so for balanced performance is better to have HT 1900-2100.
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Looking to change my boot screen / logo. Anyone know if it can be done with eh GD70 and how?

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G.E.Nauticus: No sense to push HT with NB. Keep HT - default and NB arround 2800-3000. I tested in some benchmarks that HT over 2200 degrade performance in some cases - so for balanced performance is better to have HT 1900-2100.

Comp is folding at setting below.. See if its still running when i get home
FSB - 0250
cpu - 3750
NB - 2750
HT - 2250
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Hi
Finally I got my Phenom 955 BE (Maybe I'll switch to Thuban in some time).

Well, this is my first start and I was amazed to find out that my temp are
enormous and my VID is at 1.4

Take a look at this screenshot:


I have set 3000 MHz after my first run and set Vcore from auto to 1.3 V (why can't I increase voltage by 0.1 ? When I increase or decrease voltage it goes up by 0.2 V ???? I just don't get that.

Another thing are this enormous temperature of my cpu? I had (in my previous 945 Phenom) 22*C at idle and 32*C under load.
I don't know maybe I just applied thermal paste (OCZ Freeze) not correctly.
(but there are 3 x140 mm fans on my Scythe Mugen It should be cold as ice!!!)

Will anybody give me a hint what to do right now? I was cleaning my computer and replacing this CPU for the whole day long today

and why Northbrigde Core is 1.120 V?

Please! Help meeeee
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29c is normal with air cooling. my 965 never went below 28c with the room at 20c. i used a megahalems with 2 3000rpm ultra kaze's.
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im curious about what bios version everyone is using these days. i went back to 1.7 yesterday because i had some strange booting issue. 1.7 is my fail safe/always works bios version. turned out it wasn't the bios. so like i said; what are you guys using and what are the pros/cons?
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Back in the day I think I used one of the 1.6 betas, just all around the best. I think it was 1.6b2 or 3. Never got a chance to use anything past 1.8 though...
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