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post #1821 of 1895
i've got one of the gd80 models arriving tuesday. i couldn't possibly spend my time reading all 180 pages of this thread biggrin.gif

what's the low-down on these? what do i need to know before i get started with it? i'm coming from a lga 775 board, but i'm aware of the main changes in the overclocking process, and expect i'll learn more as i get into it.

so obviously, i've read there are bios issues. which one to use? any other tips specific to this model you can give?
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i've got one of the gd80 models arriving tuesday. i couldn't possibly spend my time reading all 180 pages of this thread biggrin.gif
what's the low-down on these? what do i need to know before i get started with it? i'm coming from a lga 775 board, but i'm aware of the main changes in the overclocking process, and expect i'll learn more as i get into it.
so obviously, i've read there are bios issues. which one to use? any other tips specific to this model you can give?

I can't tell you which GD80 BIOS'es work, but you basically follow my guide (http://www.overclock.net/t/963798/msi-p67a-gd55-review-and-oc-guide) and it should be very similar to your BIOS. TBH, the GD80 "only" adds 6 more CPU phases and more USB 3 connectors, so software differences are practically non-existent, I assume. Do the usual, set HDD's to AHCI, install Windows, OC, stability test. Any specific settings you have to change are more CPU related than board (meaning that most of the high-end boards have mostly the same options and that any guide will work at least part of the way). My OC guide does a decent job (IMO) of explaining what the different settings do and why you should set them like I recommend.
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oh hey, that's handy. thanks for posting that!

if anyone owns the gd80 and can give me a tip about the bios, please get at me!
post #1824 of 1895
i can't seem to get the computer to go to sleep. i've adjusted the bios settings, set all the states active, and also the power setting in control panel. what am i missing?
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i can't seem to get the computer to go to sleep. i've adjusted the bios settings, set all the states active, and also the power setting in control panel. what am i missing?

Sleep is bugged on SB anyway, so it can't wake up again.
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that's weak. a little unbelievable that nobody with any sb kit can get their computers to sleep properly.
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that's weak. a little unbelievable that nobody with any sb kit can get their computers to sleep properly.

Well, I think some can, but none of the fixes I tried worked.
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Sleep is bugged on SB anyway, so it can't wake up again.

Works fine for me with stock settings on my GD65 using the latest stable BIOS revision.
 
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Works fine for me with stock settings on my GD65 using the latest stable BIOS revision.

Just as I said, it works for some, but the majority suffer from the bug. I've tried 1.J and sleep does not work. Also, anything after 1.D removes fan control for this board making them absolutely useless.

Do you have C-states enabled?
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Just as I said, it works for some, but the majority suffer from the bug. I've tried 1.J and sleep does not work. Also, anything after 1.D removes fan control for this board making them absolutely useless.
Do you have C-states enabled?

Yep. all of them.
 
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