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post #11 of 21
Due to known and potential motherboard issues you REALLY REALLY SHOULDN'T OC the 1090T on that board, it would be very dangerous
It's a VRM issue - see 'About VRMs & MOSFETs' in my sig for more info

You should exchange the motherboard before any overclocking..... I don't want you to end up with a flaming puddle of silicon and PCB material and capacitors and all
post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771;13055561 
Due to known and potential motherboard issues you REALLY REALLY SHOULDN'T OC the 1090T on that board, it would be very dangerous
It's a VRM issue - see 'About VRMs & MOSFETs' in my sig for more info

You should exchange the motherboard before any overclocking..... I don't want you to end up with a flaming puddle of silicon and PCB material and capacitors and all

He's right. He told me the same thing and I ended up getting a new board too. Still though its a 4+1 power phase so 3.4GHz might not be too bad. THEN AGAIN, it is an MSI board which means it has no safeguards to prevent the mosfets from failing.
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post #13 of 21
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THEN AGAIN, it is an MSI board which means it has no safeguards to prevent the mosfets from failing.
And bad MOSFET quality to begin with.

That's the main problem with this board.
I wouldn't even trust that board with an x6 at stock, this board/similar have blown at stock on 125W before
post #14 of 21
Yeah I'd just get another board if you can still return you're current one. It might be a hassle but it's worth it. Go for an Asus or a Gigabyte.
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post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
I understand, I wont oc using this board.

Is the board really that bad?
I dont think I can return it.
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post #16 of 21
Sadly it is
A small 4+1 power phase, unheatsinked, and with crummy NIKOS MOSFETs
and no OCP, so no protection features that may prevent that catastrophe
And actually known to fail often. Definitely not built for high TDP processors

Be sure to use the stock cooler, so that the VRM area at least gets some air. Also, you may want to consider undervolting a few notches to lower the power consumption.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by iinversion;13052976 
How is disabling Cool N' Quiet pointless? It can reduce CPU speed and Voltage.

If you want 3.4GHz + turbo core then just leave turbo core enabled, if you just want 3.4GHz keep it off. But disable Cool N' Quiet unless you want your system underclocking/undervolting your cpu.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool%27n%27Quiet

It reduces CPU speed while the CPU isn't on load. When in is, it throttles instantly.
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post #18 of 21
Im ashamed to say but... I'm at 4ghz on my stock air cooler :/ runs great though, although climate controlled place.

Can't wait for an upgrade in cooling though, don't get me wrong.
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Zackcy;13066985 
It reduces CPU speed while the CPU isn't on load. When in is, it throttles instantly.

Yes.. And you told him that disabling this was pointless. It reduces CPU speed AND voltage. It's obviously not pointless to disable if it does what you just stated.

So lets say you leave it enabled:

If it does what it is suppose to then it should only under clock the CPU and reduce the voltage when the CPU is not under load. BUT let's just say that by a chance that it doesn't do what it is suppose to and it reduces the CPU speed and voltages when your playing an intense online game and you're computer crashes due to it being so unstable.

That being said,
It's just much easier to disable it, unless of course your some energy efficient freak.
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Originally Posted by LocKDowN2222*;13068507 
Im ashamed to say but... I'm at 4ghz on my stock air cooler :/ runs great though, although climate controlled place.

Can't wait for an upgrade in cooling though, don't get me wrong.

Woah wow. What kind of temps are you getting with that? And what did you test it with to determine stability?
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post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
I bought a Zalman 9900 heatsink. i got a bangin deal on it.

what do you guys think?
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