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Issue I am having... can someone let me know what they think or has someone ran into this.

I am running BIOS version 1.3, AMD Phenom x3 720, Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1333MHz DDR3, RAID Zero RaptorXs (2), and CrossfireX XFX 4870s 1GB (2).

I will be running along fine and my system will just hang for about 2-4 seconds and then release. It will run fine for hours and then it will do it again. It seem to do it when I was in games, but now it has been happening randomly. This only happen after I upgraded my system. The new parts are the CPU, Memory and Motherboard. I did a fresh Windows Vista install also. I have tried different memory and it didn't change anything. It also would hang. The memory was Corsair so it was completely different maker. So I am left to the CPU, MB or maybe RAID controller which is ran through a PCI slot. The RAID controller is this one: http://www.provantage.com/syba-multi...6~7SYBB00H.htm. This controller worked fine on my previous motherboard which was the DFI 790FX chipset AM2+ motherboard. I have tried a different PCI slot also. I tried different RAM slots too.

Any ideas!?!?
I know that no one replied to this issue I was having. MSI finally did. They sent me a beta BIOS 1.46. This seems to have fixed my issue at this time. I ran Prime95 on it for a long time and never received any errors. Also this BIOS has the unlock feature for the locked cores. My 720 has a bad core. It wouldn't allow me to boot. So mine is a true x3.
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I'm also a proud new owner of the 790FX-GD70. I just placed my order for my new gaming rig, this will be my first time really getting into overclocking, although I've built my own for the past 15 years.

I was out of the loop since my last build about 2 years ago, so i actually had a question for others with this board. I read somewhere that when you run 4 sticks in dual channel mode, there's a drop in the bandwith. I bought 4 sticks of Mushkin DDR3 1333, one the price was right, and second, someone was stating that the 1600s weren't worth when running 4 sticks because of the bandwith drop.

Now, I'm uncertain to the validity of their statement, maybe some people could help clarify. Also, do you think that the 4x2GB of Mushkin 1.5v DDR 1333 (model 996585) is still a good choice for my setup, will it handle some mild overclocking? I tried to piece together the best system for my budget, with quality parts, low heat, and low sound emissions, while having the option to overclock to satisfy future needs.

Also, first time user, long time reader, nice to meet everyone!
Gratz on getting back into the overclocking world. Mushkin, you can't go wrong there! I had some Mushkin DDR2 on my last AM2+ setup. When I went to AM3, I got the Crucial DDR3 1333 MHz. This stuff is awesome. It overclocks so easy to 1600 MHZ and beyond. I do not think you will have any issues with Mushkin either. Go luck and let us know if you come across anything you might need some help with. This is a fun mobo. I had some issues at first, but it seems to have been fixed with this beta bios MSI sent me last night. Only thing about having 4 sticks is that sometimes they will not overclock as easy as just having 2 sticks. You will just have to try your luck at it.
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Just set my system up last night and reinstalled Windows and will hopefully start my OC process again tonight. I have a question though, has anyone been able to get their CPU up to around 3.8 - 3.9 with their memory running @ 1600. If so, what kind of timings/voltages seem to work best or would staying around 1333 make for a more stable OC?
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Just ordered one to use with a 720 BE and some OCZ RAM to start things off here.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227300

I will get around to buying another set of RAM later, right now I just need to get it up and running but I've always had good luck with OCZ in the past. Will post up what it can do once it's together and I've had time to learn what it likes for OC'ing. This will be used with H2O for cooling so temps shoudn't be a real problem.
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Gratz on getting back into the overclocking world. Mushkin, you can't go wrong there! I had some Mushkin DDR2 on my last AM2+ setup. When I went to AM3, I got the Crucial DDR3 1333 MHz. This stuff is awesome. It overclocks so easy to 1600 MHZ and beyond. I do not think you will have any issues with Mushkin either. Go luck and let us know if you come across anything you might need some help with. This is a fun mobo. I had some issues at first, but it seems to have been fixed with this beta bios MSI sent me last night. Only thing about having 4 sticks is that sometimes they will not overclock as easy as just having 2 sticks. You will just have to try your luck at it.
Thanks bud, I'm really looking forward to it. Although my Sapphire Vapor-X 4890 has a mild factory OC of the GPU of only 20mhz, the GDDR5 was boosted up to 1050Mhz, and It's whisper quiet. It's not the fastest 4890 off the shelf, but It's very well built, runs nice and cool, and you can barely hear the thing at 100% fan speed.
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CAHOP240 I got 3.8 for 24hour use with my ram at 1600 and can go higher on the cpu if I really want to push it. My cpu volts are 1.42 with v drop 1.4 and NB at 1.2 all stable for 10 hours.
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Has anyone with this board managed to change the supplied NB,SB heatsink with something similar to this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835116018

or a passive one? or does they work well. I plan on buying it on monday and also plan to OC everything on it !! with air cooling any input?


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Has anyone with this board managed to change the supplied NB,SB heatsink with something similar to this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835116018

or a passive one? or does they work well. I plan on buying it on monday and also plan to OC everything on it !! with air cooling any input?


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I can't say about using one of these with the MB but the cooler itself is good. If it will mount up, it should work.
Have three of these coolers with various boards and so far, they've been great. Here's a few hints on these coolers so you'll know beforehand if you get one for each chipset:

These come with a spacer ring used for mounting on naked core chipsets and you'll have to use it or risk crushing the chipset core. Just center it on the contact surface of the cooler, stick it on and it's ready. If using it on a chipset with a completely flat surface such as a NF2 chipset, no need to use this ring.

When mounting it, you should "Snug" it, do not actually torque it down esp with naked core chipsets. Of course this means a little pressure but not much, just enough to hold it firmly in place.
Also remember to remove the plastic film on it's base before mounting. It's easy to miss it being there if you're not paying attention.
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Man no internet is really starting to suck!!!

How are you guys doin with the new bios? Seen any improvements?

Am thinking of changing the thread to an owners club what you guy's think?

Should have my own internet up and running in about 10 days so ill be posting my latest results!
So what do you guys think bout this becoming a club?

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CAHOP240 I got 3.8 for 24hour use with my ram at 1600 and can go higher on the cpu if I really want to push it. My cpu volts are 1.42 with v drop 1.4 and NB at 1.2 all stable for 10 hours.
That is a very nice overclock dude! have you tried lowering the VCore at all? Thinking you might be able to if its stable for 10 hours? Just curious! as that seems like a very good voltage for the Clock Speed

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Just set my system up last night and reinstalled Windows and will hopefully start my OC process again tonight. I have a question though, has anyone been able to get their CPU up to around 3.8 - 3.9 with their memory running @ 1600. If so, what kind of timings/voltages seem to work best or would staying around 1333 make for a more stable OC?
Dont see you having any probs getting to 1600. Dont forget though because the IMC is onbard the chips dont need the bandwidth as much as C2D so I would maybe go for 1333 with really tight timings and a nice NB overclock. Seemed to have the biggest impact for me though cause my Ram is 1600 I feel a need to run it at that speed and higher
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Has anyone with this board managed to change the supplied NB,SB heatsink with something similar to this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835116018

or a passive one? or does they work well. I plan on buying it on monday and also plan to OC everything on it !! with air cooling any input?


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i would have loved to watercool mine with this if only i could afford it lol



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