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I would suggest doing overclocking through BIOS. But I also started my overclocking experience with AMD Overdrive, although since I haven't used that utility in over two years, I can't help you with the settings on there.
I would be against any type of automatic overclocking, it's really just better to do things manually, so you learn things yourself. For starters: in the BIOS, you can start raising CPU speed via the CPU multiplier and/or the FSB speed (normally at 200mhz), this means your CPU clock speed will be 200mhz x multiplier, (Ex: 200mhz x 20 for 4ghz). I can help you out more tonight if you don't get it, as I've got school to go to and a midterm to do.

In BIOS I can't go over 12,5 X on the multiplier. And it's default is 12,5 X.

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In BIOS I can't go over 12,5 X on the multiplier. And it's default is 12,5 X.

Ah it's a locked processor. You will have to overclock via FSB or HT Frequency. Have you tried unlocking the CPU?
    
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I don't think there is a way to unlock the CPU.
Anyway I still wonder why my RAM speed went up. I prefer doing the CPU stable before I start messing with the RAM.

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post #9424 of 9641
By moving the HT Freq, you also affect RAM speeds since it's a shared clock, RAM is FSB X RAM multiplier
    
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Basically the FSB/HT Freq is the base clock for the CPU, RAM, CPU-NB (IMC/L3 cache), and the HT Link. So all 4 of those are affected by the FSB clock.
    
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Hi all!!!
Gosh, it's been a while I posted anything on this forum. Still got MSI board, though.

Recently I was thinking about a little upgrade I can do and speed up my rig a little bit.
So, I thought about putting into it a new SSD drive.
Of course this board doesn't have SATA-III but with OCZ Revodrive PCI-E SSD it shouldn't be any problem. Nevertheless there is (or there could be) one tiny problem with this drive.

OCZ says in product description the following:
"Due to limited option ROM space, it is often not possible to use the RevoDrive while the Onboard RAID Controller is enabled on many motherboards.

You must set your BIOS to use S1 Sleep Mode for proper operation with the Revo/Ibis. Using S3 or AUTO sleep modes may cause instability.

You must manually configure the Windows Defragmentation program to not automatically run on the RevoDrive."

"Before installing the RevoDrive it is important to check the settings/capabilities on your motherboard. If you plan on using the RevoDrive as a boot drive please check that your motherboard supports boot over PCI-E, and note that due to limited option ROM space, it is often not possible to use the RevoDrive while the Onboard RAID Controller is enabled on many motherboards. Check with your motherboard manufacturer for the latest platform information and BIOS updates and refer to our Tested Motherboard Guide, or visit our support forums for more information regarding compatibility/installation."

Right! I looked at the supported (tested) motherboards at OCZ site and I couldn't find any information that this mobo actually supports the drive.
I couldn't find any information also that it doesn't support it, so I am a little bit confused right now.

Tried to google anything that would state definitely I could use this drive with MSI 790 FX - GD70 Mobo but I had no luck.

Has anyone tested this drive with this motherboard and can say that there are no problems with it ? I mean, I got 3 HD:
- there is a RAID 0 configuration = 2x Samsung F3 Spinpoint 500 MB (my O/S drive) and I got 1 x Seagate 1,5 TB as additional drive.

I would be very glad for your help.
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Do not use AOD auto clock. It blew up my board. I just had to RMA it with MSI. It cooked a VRM. Lucky I had a year left on the warranty.
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Do not use AOD auto clock. It blew up my board. I just had to RMA it with MSI. It cooked a VRM. Lucky I had a year left on the warranty.

What BIOS are you running?
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Wish I could help you pendrago, but I only use 1 or 2 HDDs at most and I have never touched SSDs.
    
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Wish I could help you pendrago, but I only use 1 or 2 HDDs at most and I have never touched SSDs.

Too bad wink.gif Anyway there must be any way to find out if this SSD is supported by this MOBO, huh?
I'll try to google more around and if I find anything I share results with you (of course if you were interested wink.gif

Thx mate!thumb.gif
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