NEW BUILD - Need advice!

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Kohlendioxidus, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. wlw_wl

    wlw_wl Master Guru

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    O. K. mate. I clock CPU to 3.8, GPU to 710/1000 and mems run at 800/4-4-4-12, but that's their nature.
    What more would you like to clock here? HT, NB?
    Nah. Though all this overclocking potential, I run my hardware on stock, maybe with a touch of OC, cause I don't need more.
    And OC just for results is showing off that "mine is better, faster"...
    And don't count my 4.1GHz CPU experiments, those are just experiments :)

    cheers
     
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    Get two or three HD 5870s with a Core i9 and watch your systems fly!
     
  3. jmpnop

    jmpnop Maha Guru

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    You are a troll:flip:
     
  4. wlw_wl

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    Wonder what you really have there, PIII 800 and Riva TNT2 32MBs?
     

  5. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    OK Gent's let's chill out and focus on the subject...my new system:nerd:

    I reckon that Gigabyte 790FX UD5 is a better option and I'll stick with, now I'm in Holland (bizz yo) but this week I'll buy it and post some pics:).

    Now the next issue that bothers me is the influence of RAM sticks over the overclocking capacity:bang:!!

    4 Sticks are worse than 2:3eyes:?? In this case I'll stick with only 2x2 Gigs.
     
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    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Ya, best to stick to two sticks.

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  7. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    damn, I was shore that this answer will gonna come out:), I'll stick with 4 Giga for the moment, I think will be enough.
     
  8. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    yesterday was a damn day:

    I bought the mobo Gigabyte GA MA 790FX UD5, memory 4 Gb OCZ Reaper, and Phenom 955 BE. Put it together and all I can get are loooong beeeeps of death.

    I got an old nvidia 7900 GTO from a friend until I'll get my ATI 5870.

    Everithing starts up, the fans are spinning, lights on the motherboard are on but I got NO POST on the monitor only these long beeps.

    In the mobo install book is written that that means faulty graphic card or the card was not properly inserted in slot. I'll say bull****, the card is a good one end running.

    I think that the stupid OCZ memory is playing with my nerves!! Any suggestions??
     
  9. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    well send back the faulty OCZ memory and get some Kingstom HyperX. The system booted with the new memory like a charm and installed Vista 64 in no time. I'll update with a few pics as soon as I'm ready:nerd:
     
  10. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    Now I got another problem as I see that my 7 years old S-ATA 1 drives cannot keep up. I want to install 3xHDD (WD 640GB) in RAID 0. It is that possible with 3?? I know with 2 is OK!
     

  11. deltatux

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    I don't think there's a limit on RAID 0, then again, not too sure.

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  12. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    For the moment, here a few benches (all STOCK), I found them OK!?:3eyes:

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  13. deltatux

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    lol, not bad for a stock 955. Now crank that thing to the max lol.

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  14. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    I already tried @ 3680 (230x16) and booted stable (air with Zalman 9500) but had to drop the CL from 7 to 9 on the memory:biggun:. All without voltage increase, all on auto.

    For the moment I'll wait for the Toxic 5870 to come out cause wright now I have an old 7900 GTO and cannot play anything :bang: as is more worse than my old ATI 3850 AGP version.

    I'll update!!! and also post some pics soon.
     
  15. wlw_wl

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    If you have 2 sticks of the memory insert only one. Clear your CMOS. Insert that GPU into PCI-E, make sure that you correctly connected main power to the MoBo (24pin) and 8 pin for the CPU. Make sure you connected power to the GPU if it has a connector. If it fails to boot insert the other memory stick alone, clear CMOS and try booting again. If it fails again then if you have access to any other GPU, try it out (even a PCI GPU will do) with both memory sticks, one at a time.
     

  16. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    yo thanks for reply:

    problem solved, trashed away the OCZ:biggun:bought new Kingston HyperX CL7 and runs like a charm now. The OCZ memory had to be set to 1.9V and as I did not had other memory module to boot and set the voltage there was no way to get to BIOS. I tried any kind of combination possible without success, you need 1.9V from the first shot if not there is no other chance than change them.
     
  17. wlw_wl

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    That's very UFO. Either rams or BIOS, there should be basic voltage for auto SPD timings that is sufficient for the RAM isntallation, POSTing and setting correct values. For example my BIOS defaults the voltage to 1.9V (it should be 1.8 but it's bonkers) which is enough for any DDR2s to work, at least for a while :)
    Basically they should provide another DDR3 stick that allows you to set the voltage for the actual memories, included in the package :D

    +1 Strange for OCZ/your BIOS
     
  18. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    could be that my bios is not the last breath but also OCZ sucks hard with this story. Every stick tested was kick-in but OCZ NO WAY. I tried Corsair, GSkil, Mushkin and NO PROBLEM, I stopped at Kingston HyperX because of low clock.
     
  19. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    I think I'm with my patience at the end. I ordered my Sapphire HD 5870 and will reach my hand by next week. My patience is pushed at the limit with so much waiting time:puke2:, but I'll post pictures and benchies of 5870 on AMD 955 as soon as possible.


    Stay tuned:)

    b.t.w.: Thank's to all of you for support in building this setup!:thumbup:
     
  20. Karnage3099

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    Nice man! I am glad your enjoying your new rig, keep us posted!
     

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