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Overclocking results with Phenom II 940 and Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H

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I would like to thank Gigabyte for the opportunity to test this board.

GA-MA790GP-DS4H





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)


Motherboard photos...











BIOS Shots...







 
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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.


What I'll be using instead.



Some quick air results...

4ghz was doable, but not for anything multithreaded.





http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=491959





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.



Brief Single Stage testing...




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.












And the benchmarks for the onboard video...




 
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WOW Nice Dude!

/subscribed

Cant wait to see more results!
 

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#5
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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#6
nice overclock. hey i think i have a similar setup. :) Cool&Quiet is awesome with this phenom