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XFX 790i - FIRST LOOK

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Tatty_One, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Mines in! Finally got the quad but volts are low....temps are high, maybe needs re-seating. Will update you in a bit.
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    how high do you mean?
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    I think the Q's are just hot, IM at stock at 1.064v F@H SMP hottest core in speedfan 4.34 beta 51 is 52c and everest 57c its the same in core temp, everest and core temp
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    Idles at 36C on all 4 cores at stock....way to high, especially as stock votages are only 1.15V!! I have had two Q's before and they dont get near these temps with a TRUE and with dual fan setup, I will re seat and re apply paste tonite, if it still stays that high the chips going back!
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    Forgot to mention D.....yes I can use NTune, it's all there and actually very nice! I got a Bete edition on the driver CD with the board.
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    Well if a true cannot cool it then I don't know what can.
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    true... these temps are on the warm side with tendency to become hot on full load...Let us know after reseating...good luck, man :cool:
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    you must be in luck...it just doesn´t work for everyone...:banghead:
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    It may be that the XFX is NVidia reference and the Anus isnt. Bare in mind, those idle temps are at 2.4gig stock, if I raise her to just 3gig the BIOS will auto raise the voltage needed and it works! trouble is the idle temps then shoot up to 42C!!!!
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Hmmmm I wonder where I can download this beta.
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    Does it work for you D?
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    Right, the quad is going back to malaysia :cry: I upped it to 3gig on just 1.2V which sounds nice but the fookin idle temps were 46C!!! Now I have re-sat that damn CPU and cooler 4 times and I have had enough.

    My contact is going to send me a Q9450 at no extra cost for my trouble so I will give that a go but by the time this one is returned and that one gets here it's going to be almost 3 weeks so I have bought myself a cheap E8200 that I am going to overclock the hell out of until the Q9450 arrives and then fleabay the E8200.............I should have just gone for the Yorkfield in the first place :shadedshu even though the Q9450 only has an 8 multi, this board supposidly can hit FSB's of 520mhz with a Yorkfield so 4.16gig will do me!

    The 8200 will be a nice litle overclocking project for me, early results from the 790i Ultra show possibilities of near 600mhz FSB's with duellies.......now that sounds nice!
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    Shame....

    btw what north and southbridge temps did you get while cpu temp was 46C ?
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    NB 32C.....SB 29C I think it was but that was with pretty high ambients, not even warm to the touch though under all that heatpipe cooling :)
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    these are really good...... shame about the cpu...
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    yeah but the real test will be when I take that FSB to 550+mhz with the E8200, with all the voltages she will need it will be interesting to see how the cooling handles it, especially on the NB/SB.
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    agree. at least you have a good starting point.
    better than I have seen in a nvidia mobo for a while...
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    Some helpful info for OC the 790i from
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=2924728&postcount=4



    Also any one intrested in the better bios get it here (use at own risk) http://www.wright-gaming.com/790P03R2.rar
    It is slowly disappearing .....
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    Hmmm guess i'll sit on my CC a little while longer maybe with any luck the e8600 will show its face by the time they get this sorted out
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    :p nice looking rig you got there tatty :toast: good luck with oc'ing it, its just a shame about the quad :cry:
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    Fortunatly, no data corruption for me, couldnt cope with that on top of the problems I have had with this Q6600 :eek: the E8200 interim solution has arrived, just gotta be patient for the Yorkfield to finally get here, sent the Q6600 back today.

    Thing is, the 790i is the only solution on the market for low multipliers IMO, results so far show it can hit FSB's near to 600mhz without mods on a duellie, and 560fsb's with Yorkfileds, intel chipsets just cannot do that.
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    My M/F will hit 570 or so but my ram cannot keep up. I have seen MF/RF hit 600fsb. They can do that look on the extreme forum.
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    any results with that E8200 ?

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