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Why does my bios only allow me to go to 19x and not any higher like 20x?

post #1 of 31
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My frequency won't let me go any higher than 19x and my cpu/ht ref clock doesn't like to go any higher than 200mhz. If it let me increase my frequency to 20x or even let me increase my cpu/ht ref clock higher than 200mhz, I could hit 4ghz... But it won't let me do that... Makes no sense.

Amd Phenom II x4 965
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post #2 of 31
I smell PEBKAC.
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I smell a VRM fire about to happen with that POS Gigabyte board with 3+1 on it.
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post #4 of 31
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I've played through multiple games at 3.8ghz and my computer is still not on fire. And what board do you recommend me to use in the future thats cheap and lets me hit 4.0ghz?
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post #5 of 31
take that cpu out of that board
Support up to 95W CPU
post #6 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
take that cpu out of that board
Support up to 95W CPU
I've beaten many games on this board and no fire has happened.

Singularity, Dead Space, Dead Space 2, BulletStorm, played alot others too like Gta 4.
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Windows 7 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T260HD 1920x1200 monitor GIGABYTE GK-K6800(coming soon) KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-700MA1S 700W ATX 
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post #7 of 31
No VRM or MOSFET cooling makes it a ticking time bomb.
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250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
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post #8 of 31
most games will not use all 4 cores at max power

have you tried prime95 for over an hour?

Quote:
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3270

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3400MHz 512KBx4 6MB Deneb 45nm C3 125W 4000 N/A
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3400MHz 512KBx4 6MB Deneb 45nm C2 140W 4000 N/A

Edited by ffejrxx - 2/26/11 at 10:25pm
post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
I've beaten many games on this board and no fire has happened.

Singularity, Dead Space, Dead Space 2, BulletStorm, played alot others too like Gta 4.
Good for you. Your board is still bad, though.
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post #10 of 31
That board is a very cheap 3+1 phase, it's cheaped out in every area. To support multi up to x19 only is a smart thing to do to begin with, and the 95W max TDP is also a smart rating. Since your processor is not supported officially... overclocking or not, you need a new motherboard.

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