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Thats a great rig you got there.
thanks bud.

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Took a look at it, does look nice. And that will overclock well? I don't want to buy more parts not knowing what I am doing. Like my RAM, lol.
best board for the thuban will probalby be the cf4. you can probably find it for 200bucks if anything depending your location. to get to 4 ghz...you might need a better cooler. make sure you pull the cpu-nb northbrige up as well too. 2800ghz is perfect if you can get it up there. stay at 1.4 to 1.45 volts for the cpu-nb depending on your temps. i notice on the thuban at high clockspeed...anything above 55c tends to show signs of instability.if you open up hw monitor...you actually have to offset the core by 10c to 12c to get the actually temps for yoru cpu. its a known issure and i dont know if they fixed it. balance your overclock if your limited to heat. an overclock of 4.0ghz with cpu-nb 2.oghz will lose to a an overclock of 3.8ghz with cpu-nb of 2.6ghz to 2.8ghz by a far margin.
Edited by sleepergsr - 4/18/11 at 1:38am
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This all makes me laugh. This is why I buy Gigabyte, their boards are almost un-killable.
Also the fact that my ancient 790X-UD3P will still run the latest CPU's with ease is great.

It will run my 1090T between 4.2-4.3GHz stable 24/7 and under phase has taken this chip above 5.2GHz, as shown in my sig. Also notice I was running 3 sticks of odd RAM when I was sitting at 5.2GHz.

Buy Gigabyte, properly solid boards.
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This all makes me laugh. This is why I buy Gigabyte, their boards are almost un-killable.
Also the fact that my ancient 790X-UD3P will still run the latest CPU's with ease is great.

It will run my 1090T between 4.2-4.3GHz stable 24/7 and under phase has taken this chip above 5.2GHz, as shown in my sig. Also notice I was running 3 sticks of odd RAM when I was sitting at 5.2GHz.

Buy Gigabyte, properly solid boards.
i would go with an asus board over gigabyte any day. asus is the parenting company of gigabyte. =)
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i would go with an asus board over gigabyte any day. asus is the parenting company of gigabyte. =)
Not too sure about that. Gigabyte was around before Asus, according to Wikipedia anyway.

Asus is the parenting company of Asrock though.

I used to be a big Asus fan but I had a lot of their boards die on me, six boards, within a year. Since I've been with Gigabyte I've yet to see one die, of the 6-7 I've put in builds. One of them is a 790X-UD3 running a 1090T at 4GHz that folds 24/7 and the Mosfets are fine.
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Wel there is nothing wrong with youre Ram.
Maybe not. Hope not. But anytime I got a BSOD with the Athlon it was for something weird and random. And I have heard stories about how even Memtest can't find errors, but going to a different brand saved the day.

Thanks for all the great info guys. Looks like I know the direction I need to go.
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Maybe not. Hope not. But anytime I got a BSOD with the Athlon it was for something weird and random. And I have heard stories about how even Memtest can't find errors, but going to a different brand saved the day.

Thanks for all the great info guys. Looks like I know the direction I need to go.
And how is the progres?

I'm a littele bit curious
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Pretty well. I'm sitting at 3.7GHz right now, but it still wants to crash randomly, but it always did that, even with the Athlon II. But for the most part it is pretty stable. Scored 7.516 and 236.359 in WPrime, which is around where it should be it looks like. Oh, and I have the CPU/NB at 2400. I had to drop the RAM to 1333. I have no idea what to do with the RAM. It is supposed to be 1600MHz, but the spec sheet for it says 533MHz, and when I dropped it to 1333 in BIOS from 1600, the freq actually went UP in CPUz to 667, so I'm lost there.

Temps are good, it peeks into the 50's with WPrime, and idles in the mid-twenties (CnQ on). That is with Core Temp and HWMonitor. Asus' AiSuite reads 12C higher, and I haven't let it idle in BIOS yet. I'm not sure what to trust, as I have heard BIOS and AiSuite use the socket temp instead of the core temp., on the other hand I have also heard the sensors in the Thubans aren't calibrated properly. For what its worth, the temps are right in line with where they were with the AthlonII.
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Needed to take a breath and declutter the post. I did some research on what you guys said about the mobo, and I think I definitely need to get an 890FX. Actually, I think the last time I looked at motherboards the 890 chipset wasn't even out yet. I'll probably go for the 890FXA-GD65, unless I decide for whatever reason I need 32GB of RAM. I wanted to stick with Asus, but can't justify the cost difference for the C4.

Any recommendations for the RAM? I'm still not to sure about this OCZ Gold stuff I have, I hear too many bad things about it and have too many unexplained BSODs.

And the GPU. I have a 5670 with 512MB. I guess I'll get something else, unless anyone thinks this card will be much better off with another one in crossfire. It has actually been really good to me, but is starting to show its age. AMD's questionaire recommends a 5830, 6850, or 6870. I've looked at the specs, but don't know enough about the modern offering of GPUs to tell the real-world difference. I'll never do 3D gaming (at least not on this rig) or hardcore multi-monitor gaming. I just need something that will excel at sub-2000 resolutions, since my monitor is only 1600x900, and if I get another one it won't be a whole lot bigger.
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Pretty well. I'm sitting at 3.7GHz right now, but it still wants to crash randomly, but it always did that, even with the Athlon II. But for the most part it is pretty stable. Scored 7.516 and 236.359 in WPrime, which is around where it should be it looks like. Oh, and I have the CPU/NB at 2400. I had to drop the RAM to 1333. I have no idea what to do with the RAM. It is supposed to be 1600MHz, but the spec sheet for it says 533MHz, and when I dropped it to 1333 in BIOS from 1600, the freq actually went UP in CPUz to 667, so I'm lost there.

Temps are good, it peeks into the 50's with WPrime, and idles in the mid-twenties (CnQ on). That is with Core Temp and HWMonitor. Asus' AiSuite reads 12C higher, and I haven't let it idle in BIOS yet. I'm not sure what to trust, as I have heard BIOS and AiSuite use the socket temp instead of the core temp., on the other hand I have also heard the sensors in the Thubans aren't calibrated properly. For what its worth, the temps are right in line with where they were with the AthlonII.
Ram at 667 in CPUZ = 1334MHz just like it should be when set to 1333 in bios.
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The CHIV is the best AM3 mobo out right now especially for a hexacore. You won't regret spending the $$$ when it comes to OCing. They're also BD compatible with just a bios update.

As far as ram this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231321 is what I'm running at just over 11 GB/sec in Maxxmem score which actually beats ram costing twice the price.
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