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Urgh, when is the bulldozer release in the UK with the CVF?
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Hey guys, just added my specs (what I know of them) to the Formula list in post#1.. only thing I'm unsure on is the RAM speed - why is it so low?
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1865352

surely I am missing something fairly important here and there will be gains to be had from rectifying it.
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Hey guys, just added my specs (what I know of them) to the Formula list in post#1.. only thing I'm unsure on is the RAM speed - why is it so low?
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1865352

surely I am missing something fairly important here and there will be gains to be had from rectifying it.

1204MHz? Yes that's a problem. Have you manually entered Dram Timings, Dram Freq and Dram voltage in bios? That would be my guess.

Be sure and maintain HT Link Speed to 2000MHz +/- 100MHz if possible
NB Freq as high as possible 2600-2800MHz for your chip
Make the changes listed above for memory (manually enter them in bios)

If you like, I have a bios setup guide that may help you with a lot of the items that may be new to you if you haven't had experience with the CHIV bios. If you're interested just PM me.
Edited by The Sandman - 6/14/11 at 9:22pm
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1204MHz? Yes that's a problem. Have you manually entered Dram Timings, Dram Freq and Dram voltage in bios? That would be my guess.

Be sure and maintain HT Link Speed to 2000MHz +/- 100MHz if possible
NB Freq as high as possible 2600-2800MHz for your chip
Make the changes listed above for memory (manually enter them in bios)

If you like, I have a bios setup guide that may help you with a lot of the items that may be new to you if you haven't had experience with the CHIV bios. If you're interested just PM me.
I have not set anything manually to do with RAM, or even touched an overclock on this setup at all beyond setting the 955 to 3.6GHz and using the "turbo V" setting to reach 4GHz No idea what I'm doing when it comes to RAM at all. Still learning!

I will enter those values when I get a chance to test and adjust and see how they go, thanks
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Hey guys, just added my specs (what I know of them) to the Formula list in post#1.. only thing I'm unsure on is the RAM speed - why is it so low?
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1865352

surely I am missing something fairly important here and there will be gains to be had from rectifying it.
RAM speeds are so low due to the RAM controller on 955BE being set to 1333. Your RAM shows up at Half of it's technical speed. So if you're running at 1333 you would see 666.5. What Canard is showing is that you're running 120(4) which is lower than what your CPU allows at stock speed. You should be able to bump up the speed in the BIOS to stock speed or better depending on the max your multiplier will allow. But your RAM shows half of the Dual Channel Speed.

Hopefully this sheds some light on your RAM speed.

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Question for my fellow CHIV owners.... what temperatures are your VRM's? I used an infrared temp gun to check: the heatsink, around the heatsink, and the back of the mobo in the same spot....

Mine are at 57-59C on the front and 60-69C on the back..... Is this normal?

It seems to me like the heatsink isn't doing its job... as it is also that hot.

For reference my cpu at the same time is 44C measured with my temp gun front/back, which corresponds to the 'core-temp'. The 'cpu-temp' is close to what those VRM's are at.....

Anyone shed some light on this for me?
 
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rush2049 use some MX3/4 or other good thermal grease in the NB and see how it goes my board is idle around 40ºc and full load 45º
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I am not talking about the NB.... I am talking about the mosfets (the third and upper heatsink).

My NB stays at 40C idle and 45-48C load... so similar temps.... it is the mosfets that are getting extremely hot.

This is actually what I think may be at the heart of the 'core-temp' vs 'cpu-temp' debate/issue.

The 'core-temp' is reported by the cpu and is inside the silicon/heat-spreader on the cpu. On my thuban it is acurate as far as I can measure with my temp probes.... (maybe 3-5C low)

The 'cpu-temp' as reported by the motherboard is near the cpu socket.... and from what I am seeing with temps mirrors the mosfet temp and not the cpu temp!!!!

This is ground breaking stuff.... I am sitting here using an IR temp gun and watching the cpu temp reported by asus probe mirror what the mosfets measured at.....


Anyone else with an IR gun can test this as well?
Edited by rush2049 - 6/17/11 at 3:52am
 
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