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I need help setting memory timings using AMD Overdrive. I have installed G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR actually using two of these sets totaling 16GB. The bios sets the mem timings at CAS Lat 11 Memory clock 800 The G Skill memory should be running CAS 9 9-10-9-28 My question is where do I change the settings in AMD Overdrive to 9-10-9-28 to achieve the 1866 as advertised? Any help would be grateful. Thanks

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p.s. I know its about time to upgrade to a newer MSI motherboard.

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I need help setting memory timings using AMD Overdrive. I have installed G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR actually using two of these sets totaling 16GB. The bios sets the mem timings at CAS Lat 11 Memory clock 800 The G Skill memory should be running CAS 9 9-10-9-28 My question is where do I change the settings in AMD Overdrive to 9-10-9-28 to achieve the 1866 as advertised? Any help would be grateful. Thanks

Ken
p.s. I know its about time to upgrade to a newer MSI motherboard.

Good old motherboard.
I'd go ahead and set the timings in bios, should be fine with them at 1600mhz.
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Sorry for the thread necromancy, but it looks like this is still semi-active, so . . .

I have a working GD70 running a Sempron 140. I need to upgrade to a C3 chip at least, and I've been looking at a lot of the x2 and x3 Athlon IIs for unlockability, or . . . just something better than this single-core chip (it unlocks, but it isn't stable).

Most, if not all of the desirable options require a BIOS newer than my BIOS version, 1.A (or 1.10 according to the boot output).

Will I really need to update to a newer BIOS to get my board to run a C3 Deneb or Propus that has been rebadged as a Rana or Regor? For example, an x3 450 supposedly requires BIOS rev 1.E (I think). Will my board flake out with this chip installed? Or will it simply fail to properly identify the processor but operate normally anyway? I have already bricked one GD70 years ago after a failed flash attempt, and I don't want to go through that again. I simply can not afford to kill this board.

If I *do* need to flash the BIOS, what's the best method available? M-Flash? Make a bootable DOS USB stick and use the tool included with the BIOS file? Winflash? It's been years since I bothered with this board's BIOS.
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1st. Lets clear the air on this Necromancy word. Necrosis is the actual word referring to death of something.
Necromancy is the worship/ praying to or summoning of dead spirits. The human soul does not float around in limbo after death. If received Jesus Christ as Lord Savoir while living, it will immediately be with the Lord once the physical vessal dies. Otherwise its held in sheol to be judged on judgement day (coming soon based off of current events and prophecy). Necromancy will open one wat are called Legal avenues in ones life and exposed them to Demonic Oppression, influence and if Unsaved, Possession.... all Ghosts, Spirits, Apparitions and Real Paranormal activity is Solely based off of 1 of 3 types of Demons (aka: Fallen Angels, aka: Disembodied spirits.) Warriors (hurting, destruction and movement of physical objects), Oppressors (can mentally and emotionally disturb someones life and well being) and Impersonators (take.complete fulfillment in acting as the spirit of a dead person). Third is possible because demons are assigned to each person by lucifer himself from birth to follow them all day every day for life or until they are rebuked. But either way, by using the name of Jesus Christ to rebuke them forces them to flee! Call upon the name of Jesus Christ!


Lastly, I have found its best to update your BIOS using a flash drive and BIOS flashing tool. I have flashed my BIOS a ridiculous amount of times trying to find the best version this way.

Download the BIOS file onto a flash drive, reboot, flash and let it go. Just dont shut the power off or amything that will disturb the process to avoid mishap and youre good to go.

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1st. Lets clear the air on this Necromancy word. Necrosis is the actual word referring to death of something.

Yeah gotcha, just using the typical 'net term (thread necro) for responding to an ancient thread that hasn't seen much activity. It's a nefarious way to bring a thread back from the dead.
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Lastly, I have found its best to update your BIOS using a flash drive and BIOS flashing tool. I have flashed my BIOS a ridiculous amount of times trying to find the best version this way.

Well yeah, I'm just wondering which tool to use if/when I need to flash this board again. I can't handle another failure. M-Flash seems to have its proponents and critics. I also have an old MSI HQ tool from may 2010 which I haven't looked at in years. It has the Live Update option (no thanks), along with the option to prepare a flash drive for the very activity you described. I think? It's been awhile since I used it.

Another option is to use a separate utility to make the USB bootable and use the flash tool included in the BIOS .zip file.
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Thought I would update from asking a page or so back about upgrading. I ended up upgrading to FM2+. I wish I just kept this board and got the best chip it supported. This was a killer and very stable board.

And for your bios update. If you get a new proc., Just flash it said way above with the old proc and then switch to the new one once BOIS is updated. No "flake out" that way. And if you do brick one you can fix them cheaper then getting a new board.
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Thought I would update from asking a page or so back about upgrading. I ended up upgrading to FM2+. I wish I just kept this board and got the best chip it supported. This was a killer and very stable board.

And for your bios update. If you get a new proc., Just flash it said way above with the old proc and then switch to the new one once BOIS is updated. No "flake out" that way. And if you do brick one you can fix them cheaper then getting a new board.

Last time I bricked one, it was beyond recovery (corrupt boot block I think). If that happens again, I'm SOL. I guess I'll just go with the MSI HQ USB boot tool, since it uses a flash executable that seems to be identical to the one distributed with the BIOS packages from MSI's website. Too many M-Flash horror stories out there.
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People still run this board? Man, both mine died within a year each, so they got trashed. Basic use too, so sad
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Last time I bricked one, it was beyond recovery (corrupt boot block I think). If that happens again, I'm SOL. I guess I'll just go with the MSI HQ USB boot tool, since it uses a flash executable that seems to be identical to the one distributed with the BIOS packages from MSI's website. Too many M-Flash horror stories out there.

Did the board just flash 'FF' repeatedly on the diag. LED? If so, thats bish is bricked. I bricked two of these boards and was like "NOPE!" Screw MSI mobos... tongue.gif

I never had an issue with the M-Flash tool. Just with the board randomly dying after 6 months or so... lol
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I couldn't even get any kind of error codes on the LED. The fans would spin up and nothing. That was ages ago. So what utility did you use when you bricked your two boards? I have time to think things over since I'm still stuck with this Sempron 140 that is dying a slow death.

I still run mine out of necessity. There hasn't been anything more power-hungry than an overclocked Athlon II x4 635 (C2) in there, so the VRMs have never been pushed too hard.
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Sorry for the thread necromancy, but it looks like this is still semi-active, so . . .

I have a working GD70 running a Sempron 140. I need to upgrade to a C3 chip at least, and I've been looking at a lot of the x2 and x3 Athlon IIs for unlockability, or . . . just something better than this single-core chip (it unlocks, but it isn't stable).

Most, if not all of the desirable options require a BIOS newer than my BIOS version, 1.A (or 1.10 according to the boot output).

Will I really need to update to a newer BIOS to get my board to run a C3 Deneb or Propus that has been rebadged as a Rana or Regor? For example, an x3 450 supposedly requires BIOS rev 1.E (I think). Will my board flake out with this chip installed? Or will it simply fail to properly identify the processor but operate normally anyway? I have already bricked one GD70 years ago after a failed flash attempt, and I don't want to go through that again. I simply can not afford to kill this board.

If I *do* need to flash the BIOS, what's the best method available? M-Flash? Make a bootable DOS USB stick and use the tool included with the BIOS file? Winflash? It's been years since I bothered with this board's BIOS.
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People still run this board? Man, both mine died within a year each, so they got trashed. Basic use too, so sad
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Last time I bricked one, it was beyond recovery (corrupt boot block I think). If that happens again, I'm SOL. I guess I'll just go with the MSI HQ USB boot tool, since it uses a flash executable that seems to be identical to the one distributed with the BIOS packages from MSI's website. Too many M-Flash horror stories out there.


Did the board just flash 'FF' repeatedly on the diag. LED? If so, thats bish is bricked. I bricked two of these boards and was like "NOPE!" Screw MSI mobos... tongue.gif

I never had an issue with the M-Flash tool. Just with the board randomly dying after 6 months or so... lol

If FF flashes in diagnostic led's, clear cmos, power up without any ram installed, power down , place one stick of ram in the number 4 dimm , then when posting hit the delete key to get into bios.

Sounds like something from the tinfoil hatter's guide to cpu troubleshooting, not guarenteed to work in every instance , but I won't argue with it because I've had it work for me before smile.gif .
Not sure what is going on, but the behavior is similar to what it does when you use the "max fsb" feature in bios and this breaks the cycle. What can I say, they had a sale on tinfoil hats tongue.gif
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