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I recently upgraded my ASUS M4A79XTD EVO (790X/SB750) to a Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H (890GX/SB750), it wasn't for the USB 3.0, Sata 6GB/s, I brought it hoping to exceed my previous OC of 4 GHz @ 1.465V (20x 200), no other settings changed.

However the Gigabyte motherboard I'm using right now, can't even go past POST at 4GHz! I have tried amping the CPU voltage to 1.47, changing the multiplier to 200 x 20, FSB to 250x 16, etc. I have even tried changing the the HTT Link and North bridge frequency to 2600 MHz, the Northbridge voltage to 1.36 and the CPU-NB to 1.300, but to anvil.

Any ideas, it will also be much appreciated if you could tell me your OC settings for your 1090T or Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H. Thanks!

By the way, my BIOS is the Award version, and I changed it to FD.
     
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I highly doubt it will increase your OC. You actually downgraded for that, going from an 8+2 power phase to 4+1 power phase (granted, it's a quality one), which normally provides less stable power to the CPU; while you may experience less vDroop (M4A79XTD EVO is notorious for that), don't expect to get any better overclocking results.

Use the latest BIOS. Most BIOSes on that board had early issues with the x6.
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Darn I didn't see that, you see I'm new to overclocking, you could you explain the power phase importance thanks!

UPDATE: I got it to 4GHz now, but in CPU Z 1.56 it says 1.376V, but in bios I changed to 5.2V?
Edited by aus_colin - 1/26/11 at 1:22am
     
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The VRMs/power phase (PWMs, mosfets, chokes) work together to supply, regulate and store power for the CPU. A larger power phase usually means more stable power delivery which in turn means more stable overclocks, less heat, and more safety. A weaker power phase is at risk for failing (i.e. catching fire, blowing a capacitor), heavier vDroop, and less stable power delivery. On an 8+2 power phase, 8 phases are dedicated to the CPU (power delivery split between the 8 phases) and 2 for the IMC/northbridge. Same goes for a 4+1, but each phase has to provide more power - which usually 1. generates more heat, 2. is more unsafe, 3. is not as stable for high TDP processors. there are other different power phase combinations as well.
post #5 of 7
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thanx but how do u explain my CPUz reading? I changed the votage 1.52 but in CPUZ it says 1.376. I brought this MB from reading reviews saying it was good for OC, never really paid attention to the specs - facepalm
     
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It must be vDroop, perhaps caused by an unstable power phase. Is this happening during load or idle? I normally don't recommend 4+1 for any Phenom II 125W (on some boards they fail even with heatsinks, usually overclocked), though the 890GPA-UD3H is a more reliable example, having taken other x6s to 4Ghz before without failure.
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load and idle im running prime95 rite now hehe Im happy now, also occured with the evo, when I passed a certain votage point, also this board says 1.276v ON CPU Z when non oced

UPDATE: It won't even run at a stable 4GHz crashing/freezing half an hr later thru Prime 95 although CPU temps are fine. Hmph, seems I wasted my money on a 4+1 power phase motherboard
Edited by aus_colin - 1/26/11 at 1:20pm
     
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