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Overclocking results with Phenom II 940 and Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by sno.lcn, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. sno.lcn

    sno.lcn

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    I would like to thank Gigabyte for the opportunity to test this board.
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    Some quick board specs:
    (taken from Gigabyte's website)
    CPU
    1. Support for Socket AM2+/ AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX processor/ AMD Phenom™ X4 processor/ AMD Phenom™ X3 processor/ AMD Athlon™ X2 processor/ AMD Athlon™ processor/ AMD Sempron™ X2 processor/ AMD Sempron™ processor

    Hyper Transport Bus
    1. 5200/2000 MT/s

    Chipset
    1. North Bridge: AMD 790GX
    2. South Bridge: AMD SB750

    Memory
    1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
    2. Dual channel memory architecture
    3. Support for DDR2 1066 (Note 2)/800/667 MHz memory modules

    Integrated Memory
    1. 128MB DDR3 SidePort memory

    Audio
    1. Realtek ALC889A codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    4. Support for Dolby® Home Theater (Note 3)
    5. Support for S/PDIF In/Out
    6. Support for CD In

    LAN
    1. Realtek 8111C chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

    Expansion Slots
    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1) (Note 4)
    2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1)
    (The PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX8_1 slots support ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology, ATI CrossFireX technology and conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
    3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    4. 2 x PCI slots

    Storage Interface
    South Bridge:
    1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
    2. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
    3. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID5, RAID 10 and JBOD
    iTE IT8718 chip:
    1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

    USB
    Integrated in the South Bridge
    1. Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 8 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)


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  2. sno.lcn

    sno.lcn

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    Testing components:
    AMD Phenom II 940 BE Retail.
    Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H
    2x1gb Team Xtreem PC8000
    Gigabyte ODIN Pro 1200w PSU
    Gigabyte HD 4850 and XFX GTX 280

    Air cooling: Thermalright Ultra-120 original
    Single Stage: Built by me, chilly1 evap
    LN2: Dragon Evo 2.4



    The cooler I won't be using.
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    What I'll be using instead.
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    Some quick air results...

    4ghz was doable, but not for anything multithreaded.
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    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=491959

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    Prepped for subzero cooling...
    Very easy to make gaskets for this board.
    I put electrical tape over the inner RAM slots after the first LN2 run because they were freezing over.
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    Brief Single Stage testing...
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    LN2 testing...
    Unfortunately, going into this I only had about 5 liters left in my dewar.
    When I ran out was at 99% of a wprime 1024m run at just over 5.6ghz.
    I'll be back with more.
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    And the benchmarks for the onboard video...
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    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  3. Jakl

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    WOW Nice Dude!

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    Cant wait to see more results!
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    Nice!
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    very nice OC dude.

    my next jump should be into LGA1366....but viewing the power of the Phenom II (and the price), maybe I'll jump with AMD again.
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    nice overclock. hey i think i have a similar setup. :) Cool&Quiet is awesome with this phenom
    Crunching for Team TPU

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