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Yup that's what I'm talking about. Formula doesn't have NVidia/Intel chips on them. Since they don't, if you want to run NVidia SLi on it you have perform the "hack" to get it to work porperly. thumb.gif

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Oh wow, I completely forgot that you need a hack to run SLI. Thanks for the reminder thumb.gif + to both of you.
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Yeah that's the problem with the AM3 and prior boards, need tha hack. thumb.gif

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Yeah that's the problem with the AM3 and prior boards, need tha hack. thumb.gif
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Yeah but even my EP45-UD3P socket 775 needed the hack for it to work.
I never run two cards though, would rather just upgrade to one good single.
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Yeah that's the problem with the AM3 and prior boards, need tha hack. thumb.gif
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Yeah but even my EP45-UD3P socket 775 needed the hack for it to work.
I never run two cards though, would rather just upgrade to one good single.

AM3 and prior boards. wink.gif

The current Intel and AMD boards don't have this problem because AMD and Intel played nice with the chipsets. smile.gif

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I tried it with my M4A79T Deluxe 790FX+SB750 board.
Ran a 9800GX2 Quad-SLI setup fine with minimal modding.

Dunno about my CHIV but I don't think there's much of a change. I'm running dual HD6950's unlocked now but maaaaybe I wanna try nVidia's new series cards when it comes out, and going for 2 of the cards that are just a tad faster then my HD6950's.
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Just looking to see if I am going in the right direction

I have never overclocked anything before in my life, I am not a computer guy (family practice doctor), just picking up a new hobby during winter

I am overclocking in BIOS,
All I did was change the AI overclock to manual, put my CPU multiplier to 17.5, BUS speed (?) at 205 for a clock of 3.6GHZ
I saved this profile in the BIOS under CMOS profile (?) so if it fails, I can always go back to stock, or to a previously stable overclock profile
I will run Prime95 for 24 hours to see if my system is stable, using blend test (btw, about 30 min of this testing, my temp is holding stead at 46-47 per coretemp)

Q1 Is my terminology correct or do I sound like a fool?
Q2 The only thing I am touching so far is my CPU multiplier and the BUS speed. When I max that out, I slowly increase the voltage? My cut off will be temps in the high 50s after running prime95

RAM overclocking isn't even in my thought process yet

BTW, my idle stock temps per coretemp ~28-29, this is with my Antec Kuhler 620
Thanks
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Just looking to see if I am going in the right direction
I have never overclocked anything before in my life, I am not a computer guy (family practice doctor), just picking up a new hobby during winter
I am overclocking in BIOS,
All I did was change the AI overclock to manual, put my CPU multiplier to 17.5, BUS speed (?) at 205 for a clock of 3.6GHZ
I saved this profile in the BIOS under CMOS profile (?) so if it fails, I can always go back to stock, or to a previously stable overclock profile
I will run Prime95 for 24 hours to see if my system is stable, using blend test (btw, about 30 min of this testing, my temp is holding stead at 46-47 per coretemp)
Q1 Is my terminology correct or do I sound like a fool?
Q2 The only thing I am touching so far is my CPU multiplier and the BUS speed. When I max that out, I slowly increase the voltage? My cut off will be temps in the high 50s after running prime95
RAM overclocking isn't even in my thought process yet
BTW, my idle stock temps per coretemp ~28-29, this is with my Antec Kuhler 620
Thanks

Welcome! You're doing fine, it really doesn't matter as we've all been there before ourselves lol.

Your goal sounds very doable but... the way to get there might need a little change. Give this http://www.overclock.net/t/525113/phenom-ii-overclocking-guide a good study as it'll contain tons of "How Too" OC info, plus gives you a real good path to follow. Ive seen a few other guides but this one still has the most info with explanations of why things are done in an order. You'd be better off with a simple CPU only OC to get your feet wet. This than gives you a base voltage and temp to work from when raising the Ref Clock. This needs to be done in two different stages, not combined.There's a more complete explanation in the link above, but feel free to post back any questions that come up!

I'd start by manually entering the manufactures specs for your Dram (freq, voltage and timings).
I notice your running 16GBs of ram, something to remember is 2 x 8GBs = X voltage while 4 x 4GB sticks will require X+ ( a little more due to using all four Dimms). This will be the same with CPU/NB voltage. All I'm saying here is your setup may require a little more than say a setup running only 2 Dimms.
Edited by The Sandman - 3/2/12 at 10:09pm
post #11799 of 12918
hi all

im new to building my own gaming pc i have a problem on choosing the ideal motherboard for my self . iv been looking at the asus crosshair v formula / the asus crosshair v formula thunderbolt and asus crosshair v formula extreme. i really need some advice on what would be better for gaming , im looking at getting a 8 core pros AMD but willing to go intel if better money is a issue so im limited to what i can buy. as you can tell im a noob biggrin.gif
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Well we do have an Official Crosshair V group. You're probably better off looking there. This is the Crosshair IV group, and while there are CVF owners here, you're better off there for more experience on a member to member basis. thumb.gif

Personally if you want a UEFI board, I would say to get one. I love this generation of board, but if someone were to come here bearing gifts I wouldn't hesitate to jump on a UEFI board. biggrin.gif

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