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  1. My system is set up as follows:


    Phenom 940 BE - (230x16) 3680Mhz, 1.45 vcore. 1.35 Nb vcore

    Lapped T.r.u.e. (antec Tri Cool Push/Pull)

    2x2gb Gskill pc2 8000

    Gigabyte 790gp ds4h

    Corsair tx850


    Running p95 I get a core 1 "FATAL ERROR-rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4" after 1 hour.


    Every other core is fine for 10 hours of stress testing.


    I had the nb voltage at stock, and core 1 failed after 2 hours, a little longer than with the voltage raised.





    Does anyone have any tips? or anything I can tweak in the Bios that will help get my OC stable. I'd really like to keep it at 3.7 ghz if possible, as my temps are about as high as I should go for OC'ing. Maybe I should try some better fans on my true and raise the cpu vcore a little more (thoughts?)



  2. Vcore is at 1.4v, and everything is plenty high.

    (Please elaborate...)



    i have OC'd my system to 3.6ghz, and it ran for about 5 minutes before crashing, and i watched the temps, and they never rose above 48 celcius, and thats what my core normaly runs when im gaming at 3.5ghz!

    (Are you using a stess testing program? I.e. (prime95, OCCT)



    im wondering why is my system crashing?? could it be my ram?? i dont have any fans blowing directly onto my ram, because there is a huge strang of cords about, 4 inches in diameter blocking any fans from cooling them. so what do u think?

    (What kind of ram do you have, what speed is it running at?)



    Unfortunately, theres no easy way to answer your questions without knowing as much as possible about your computer. Please list ALL of your components (Proccessor, Motherboard, Ram, Power Supply), and Bios (or AOD) settings.

  3. before prices drop on the 285 you could return it and get something a little more conservative like a 4850. If you act now you should get atleast $280 dollars on ebay with it, or maybe you can return it to where you bought it (assuming you literally just bought it). If you are seeing an performance increase, it'd be all in your mind since that resolution shouldn't be at all stressful to 80% of the new video cards.

    Maybe throw it up for a good enough price in the OCC MarketPlace and give a fellow OCC member who needs that kind of performance, a helping hand. I'm your witness that at 1920x1200 I play games quite happily with my GTX 260.

    Then when and if you actually up your monitor size, you can get an even better card in the future, that will most likely be better than the 285 and cheaper.



    Tru, my old 4850 could max any game on my 22"(1680x1050). I currently have a gtx280 and a 24" (1920x1200). Frankly for the 500-600 CAD extra it cost me it wasn't worth the difference. The 4850 is a very solid card for 1680x1050.

  4. My setup is


    Phenom II 940 (3.7ghz) 1.45Vcore

    T.r.u.e Lapped with Antec Tri-Cool Push/Pull

    Antec 300 Case with 2 intake, 2 exhaust.


    If I lower my vcore to 1.425 I get about a 2C drop. These are idle temps, under load I hit 55-57C. Worried that idleing at 40C+ is going to drastically reduce my cpu's lifespan.


    Will different fans on the True (i.e. Panaflo) produce a decent drop in temps?


    Another thing to note is that without the intake fans(@ 32 cfm) running Temps go up by about 2C, so they clearly aren't doing much.

  5. I have a BTF80 cooler and I am trying to remove the red LEDs from it. It's the same design as the BTF90 that was reviewed on the site so I was hoping someone here could help me. Truth is I can't even figure out where they're located and I most certainly don't have easy access.


    I thought about just spray painting the fan but I'm afraid I might clog it up and wreck it.






    Looks like they're located on the circuit board right behing the fan, they are smd's if im correct. I think the best thing to do would be to de-solder them.


    You'd have to look up a guide to dissassembling a cpu fan, and remove the fan to get any decent acces to it. Other then that maybe taking some needle nose and gently pulling the smd's off the board.

  6. Got my Oc stable at 3.750 mhz, I'm not able to increase the NB volts without the computer rebooting to a previous CMOS setting upon post.


    Need some help with the upping the northbridge, in bios I have the option of NB voltage control, and NB VID (not really sure what this is for)


    I've tried +.025 on the NBVID and NB voltage control, and up to +.050 NB voltage.


    System specs are:

    Phenom II 940 BE (15x250) 1.45v

    True (Antec 120mm fans in Push/Pull)

    2x2 G.Skill CL5D 1000 (stock timings 5-5-5-15, 2.1V)

    Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H


    Corsair TX850W


    Right now I have the HT link at 1.8ghz, and NB 2200mhz


    I'm thinking of reseating the NB heatsink with some MX-2 and see if that somehow helps.



  7. Do you get ANY beeps when turning your system on? (and I'm not asking about you whispering Valentine's Day sweet nothing's to it).


    So you get a red light on the 4850 card itself? Does the mobo have any LED's or light on it? Did you plug the ATX 12V (it's 8 pins) plug into the mobo along with the 20+4 pin main cable? The ATX 12V plug is located near the video out on the mobo.


    Does the pc post when using the integrated video solution? Or can you not even get to the BIOS? Try removing the 4850 and see if you can post to the BIOS.



    Didnt mention that the card/computer was fine for 1 day. I don't get any beeps while booting. I double checked all connections, I had integrated graphics disabled in BIOS. So I will try to reset the Cmos and use the on board video for now. Also, yes the red light is on the card itself, no lights on mobo.

  8. Good news is, I successfully built my first rig. Wish I did it a while back.


    Bad news is, my gc isn't responding. The card gives off a red led, which from my understanding means either faulty power supply, or overheating issues. I doubt the card would overheat straight from booting. That would mean its the power supply.


    However, I've tested the power supply/molar cables used to power the fans and they are fine. Thinking there was a short in the system I dissassembled the computer and installed everything out of the case. No dice.


    I've really run out of ideas. Normally I would RMA the card but sadly is has an aftermarket HSF and I tossed the stock HSF.


    System specs are.


    Phenom II 940

    Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H

    5 Gigs Ram

    Corsair tx850 Psu

    750GB Hitachi 7k1000


    HD4850 w Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo


    If I could afford it I would just go out and buy a gtx260. But sadly I can't as of right now.


    *Note* When I power up the computer the fans do not spin, but when I shut down the system the fans spin briefly before losing power. The monitor displays no signal at any time.


    My guess is it may be a short between the molex connector and the fans/4pin plug in on the gc.


    Hopefully thats somewhat legible, I just want to get my new system up and running.


    Any thoughts/advice is welcome, thanks.

  9. This (very first link on google... <_< ) says the mobo has an AM2+ socket, and that's the socket the Phenom IIs use, so i'd be willing to say it should work. The only problem is that the brand name computers almost always have a locked bios, where you can only change a very limited number of options. (overclocking usually falls into the options that you can't change.)


    also, 5GB of RAM? does it have 2x2GB sticks and an extra 1GB thrown in or something? seems odd. but whatever.


    Oh, I'm very aware that the mobo won't overclock, and that it is an am2+ socket. I was just looking for more solid evidence that it supports the phenom II. If I'm going to overclock I'll be buying a new motherboard of course. The ram is 1gb x 3, 2gb x 1, which is stock.


    EDIT: Bah! just realized when I was looking at compatible mobos they were for the am3 proccessors, all this researching and pricing for a new system has scrambled my brain. But I think I've found my best option for now, as long as I wont need to upgrade my OEM vista, I think I'm good to go...

  10. Hey everyone, this is my first post here.


    A month ago I bought a HP m8530f, (boxing day impulse buy). But soon after I started getting into gaming more and reading about overclocking and benchmarking. I quickly realized how limiting the computer and name brand computers are. So I'm interested in upgrading my computer. The thing is I'd like to spread it out a bit, instead of just buying a whole new system for another $600.


    So after a lot of thinking I would like to buy a Phenom II 940 BE processor and drop it into my current mobo (Asus m2n78-La). That way my hd4850 won't be so bottlenecked. Plus I'm hoping I won't have to buy a new copy of vista. Later on I would like upgrade my Mobo/Ram/Psu/Case for Overclocking.


    My current specs are:


    Phenom 9550 (2.2 Ghz)

    Asus m2n78-La (Hp) Mobo

    5 gigs ram (stock)

    BFG 550gs Psu


    Vista 64 bit


    Sorry for the length but just wanted to get everyones thoughts, I've googled the mobo and can't find anything saying the mobo will support the Phenom II, but seeing as they made the processor to be an easy upgrade I think (hope) it will.


    Edit: If this will work maybe ill just get a new gtx280 instead of overclocking the phenom II, methinks that'll make a bigger difference for gaming.

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