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MSi 790FX-GD70 Overclock and memory Help Please

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by SilverSRT4turbo, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. SilverSRT4turbo

    SilverSRT4turbo New Member

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    Hi there, I am in need of help setting my memory to the correct speed (or maybe OC'ing) and enableing the OC Panel control on the motherboard itself.

    Specs...

    MSi 790FX-GD70 motherboard

    AMD pII x4 965 BE - Stock

    8 gigs of Corsair XMS3 1600

    Here are the readings right now per CPUZ...

    NB Frequency - 2000.1 Mhz
    DRAM Frequency - 666.7 MHz
    FSB: DRAM - 3:10
    CAS# Latency (CL) - 9.0 clocks
    RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) - 9 clocks
    RAS# Precharged (tRP) - 9 clocks
    Cycle Time (tRAS) - 24 clocks
    Bank Cycle Time (tRC) - 34 clocks
    Command Rate (CR) - 1T


    I was aware that the memory wouldnt be set to its "factory settings" by default and that I had to change this in the BIOS, but what I didnt account for was my inability to use the BIOS itself. I know what im looking at for most of the basic settings but once the sub menu's start popping up I get completely lost. Im looking to set the memory to factory setting or a little faster if it doesnt hurt anything.

    I tried to change the settings myself but it gave me an error that wouldnt let windows boot even after going back and changeing what I did in the BIOS back to stock....so I had to restore (load a restore point) windows. (tried twice, same result)

    If anybody has a layout, or knows there way around this BIOS could let Me know what I need to change/set It would be awesome because Im stuck.

    As a secondary question I wanted to know how to unlock the OC panel controls on the motherboard itself, and if its even actually worth using at all. From what I understand you could use this to OC without messing with the BIOS settings. Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Spencer
     
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    Go into CPU-Z and read out the SPD. I can't tell what the profile of the memory is supposed to be at 1600 from what you said. That XMS3 could require 1.8 volts to run at 1600 with 9-9-9-24, if it's the proper kit I'm looking at. You may also need to notch up NB voltage and/or HT Link voltage a little bit as you've got all RAM slots in use.
     
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    SilverSRT4turbo New Member

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    for XMP-1600 its...

    800mhz
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    2T

    1.650 volts

    hopefully thats what you were looking for...
     
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    Yep, match those values from the SPD to the BIOS if automatic doesn't work properly, or if you'd like to just tweak them.
     
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    thank you sir!...memory is now @ 1600 and everything booted normally:toast:


    I also enabled the OC dial, but if I click the little button and turn the knob over to the right how will I know what im getting and when to stop?? Or should I just learn how to do it the proper way by tuning the frequency settings in the BIOS.
     
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    Good to know it worked :)
     
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