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A note for anyone using the 890fxa After update v1.9 the multiplier for the northbridge is locked to a max of 12x on manual settings.

i have contacted msi and all they said is to downgrade.

MSI Tech.04/20/2011Hi Anthony, when this option is set to manual adjustment, you cannot set it higher than 12x. You can try reversing BIOS to v1.8 and see if the options are restored.
End User04/19/2011why does it matter? all i want is an answer as to why my north bridge multiplier can no longer go above x12. if this is the support i get from msi then i beginning to wonder if purchasing from your company was a good idea. thanks.
MSI Tech.04/19/2011Dear customer, are you try to overclock the system? if yes we can't provide any overclock support. Thanks!
End User04/19/2011my board northbridge multiplier can go no further then 12x / 2400mhz Yet when i set it to auto it goes to 2600mhz.


- anyways just a heads up for anyone else who has the board.
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I'm quite happy @ 2400Mhz on NB.
Supposedly one is not supposed to exceed 2000Mhz even when OC, but whatever, I'm stable at 2400, mem benchies are 100's.
no worries.

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Just reverse the bios back to 1.8_ If you were running fine on 1.8 just go back to it =]
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hey i also got this problem im also stuck with a cracking headset because of this bios ( i saw someone talking about it in a other treath) also pre 1.9 i whasnt able to get 2.4+ nb stable to boot but when in windows its stable anyway that might be the reason why 2.4 is limed now but i want the cracking solved anyone knows how to downgrade?
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Thats very interesting. I know on locked multiplier CPU's it would be locked to 10, but 12 is firstly a random number, secondly does not make any sense but i agree with the above with it being a BIOS issue.
   
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I might be on an unintentional tangent here as i am thinking of cpu-nb not motherboard nb,if so please discard the following:

can you not keep it locked it 12x then overclock the fsb to get your desired cpu-nb speed?
Fwiw my motherboard would only be in benches if i booted at :
2600+fsb~37xx-4038 cpu-nb
but if i booted at :
2200+fsb~29xx-32xx cpu-nb
it would be rock solid stable in games and benches etc and still pretty responsive.
Edited by MightyMission - 6/30/11 at 3:43am
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Originally Posted by MightyMission View Post
I might be on an unintentional tangent here as i am thinking of cpu-nb not motherboard nb,if so please discard the following:

can you not keep it locked it 12x then overclock the fsb to get your desired cpu-nb speed?
Fwiw my motherboard would only be in benches if i booted at :
2600+fsb~37xx-4038 cpu-nb
but if i booted at :
2200+fsb~29xx-32xx cpu-nb
it would be rock solid stable in games and benches etc and still pretty responsive.
I have already applied an older bios version but thanks.
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Yeah Im kinda disappointed in the 890fxa-gd70. I think I will keep using them for non-OC builds for friends and family but to have oc fun Im going to try asus next CF series next time.
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