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  1. read this, i just remember ajmatson did a review on this board back in 2009... follow the instruction on overclocking, but if you don't feel safe on 1.5v try a lower voltage say 1.45v and make sure those vrm are cooled... maybe you can pm ajmatson if he still remember about the review ;)

     

    Very Cool! I will read this tonight. Thank you all for making this fun and educational. You guys are great.

     

    Trainingwheels


  2. i use 790gx msi board too but it comes with better and cooled vrm, still unable to get 4Ghz stable probably due to C2 revision Pii. why don't you try decreasing fsb and start upping the multiplier 0.5 step each time while adding some voltage to increase stability ... i heard those C3 revision Pii is better with multiplier overclocking

     

    Thank you for bringing that up. I've read about this. The FSB is that 200 number in the BIOS, right?

     

    Last night I tried raising the multiplier to 18 and voltage to 1.407 and got stable Prime 95 results (for over 5 minutes) at 3.6 GHz.

     

    Now, SUPPOSE I push this thing too far and bad things happen... will the cpu OR motherboard die, or would it be BOTH?

     

    Thanks!

     

    Trainingwheels


  3. I wouldn't push it too much...BluePanda's old rig nearly blew up with a stock 1090T in a 790XT-G45. It's a bit lower end than yours but I've heard a lot of horror stories about MSI boards of than era.

     

    Would 4.o GHz be too much? Or would the "too much" be the voltage?

     

    Maybe another question:

     

    What about a replacement board under $100, that would allow me to push the cpu to 4GHz?

     

    Thanks for your input.


  4. Hello. My goal is to stabilize a 4GHz 24/7 overclock of my AMD 965.

     

    The real question is: Is it possible with my current motherboard? Have you used this motherboard and overclocked successfully?

     

    I've been happy with my system's performance ( for almost 2 years) until I started overclocking. The MB came into question when I ran into posts concerning the VRM's not being able to handle increased voltages and blowing up (essentially).

     

    The attached photos show the best I have been able to accomplish (after some reading). These settings (as shown) were stable for only 45 seconds testing 3 (not 4) cores using Prime 95, resulting in a BSOD crash. Converting video was also problematic. CPU load was around 72% for 15 seconds before a BSOD. Since then I backed down the system to stock settings. I'm waiting to learn more before I push the proverbial envelope again.

     

    CPU

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 27 °C

    Deneb 45nm Technology

    RAM

    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)

    Motherboard

    MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD 790GX-G65 (MS-7576) (CPU1) 27 °C

     

    Cheers.

     

    Trainingwheels

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  5. Hello. To start... I'm a 48 year old geek who's computer is a toy. I am embarking on my first overclock of CPU and RAM. I am needing and seeking assistance.

    I've been playing with computers, working with professional audio, voice over and production for over 20 years. I am familiar (but not expert) with BIOS and Windows OS management.

     

    My current goal is to obtain a stable 4 GHz overclock with my current hardware. As it is now my system crashes after 40 seconds of Prime 95. My cooler is a Cooler Master 212 Plus.

     

    Here is a brief look at my hardware:

     

    CPU

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 27 °C

    Deneb 45nm Technology

    RAM

    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)

    Motherboard

    MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD 790GX-G65 (MS-7576) (CPU1)

     

    Can you help me? I have taken notes about my BIOS and have screen captures of CPU-Z readings.

     

    Thanks for reading.

     

    Robert

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