Originally Posted by hertz9753
Originally Posted by MaxFNPower
So I didn't end up getting the 980 oh well but I am currently running the 965BE since the 980 can only be found on Ebay for about 200, and Newegg keeps putting the 965 on sale for $89. I've got the official AM3 supporting bios right now, seems it keeps the chips at 800 no matter what they are, at least I've got 4 cores to play with ATM so I know everything is working.
I do have a question though what do the old programs that let you overclock with out going into your bios work on Windows 7, I cant find my disks and foxcon doesn't seem to have the links anymore.
The 965 is an unlocked cpu. Did you try upping the multiplier in the bios?
You may also want to try puting your operating system in Performance mode verses Ballanced mode. That is if you want to overclock 100% of the time.
Personally I run a MSI NF980-G65 Mobo w/a Ph II X4 955 BE and my bios set to a specific static setting while I run my OS in Ballance mode. This way the OS underclocks when there is no need for power and overclocks w/the need of more power when my GPU's and CPU power is required by games and such.
Both boards in this discussion are based on the same Chipset 780a / 980a so they both should respond identical if the bios options are selected properly according to the hardware you have installed on your 780a chipped board.
N2G Edited by N2Gaming - 10/6/12 at 9:52pm