Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by ShadowFold, Dec 22, 2008.
also that wasnt even my best. it was only at 2600MHz
here the one i use all the time
de.das.dude shows you're lack up knowledge, overclocking with a 4+1 phase motherboard, along with a 250watt psu and stock cooling
Although MAJOR props to you as an overclocker! On the 785G without an unlocked multi I give you tons of credit!
LOL its a 450W PSU now.
i still dont understand why you needed DDR3 to get that performance.
that's great and all but i will wouldn't overclock with a motherboard that has 4.1 phase and no heat sinks on vrms that's just asking for trouble, also about this so called psu you picked up whats the make\model if its generic good luck with that
generic. but yes i am in the process of remodelling an EVO heatsink to fit my VRMs.
cant find a tool though
Eh, I've had some 450 watts that can go up to 550 and still be fine... but the cooling is a problem.. You can get a true 120 off some people here for $30
People move on. PC's need upgrading after a while. DDR3 is getting cheap. It was a small upgrade but mainly did it for motherboard support.
it's called ddr3 has higher memory frequency's then to ddr2 and sure the ddr3 memory may have looser timings to ddr2, but in realty ddr3 makes up for it with higher bandwidth due to higher mhz
your missing the pointers i just stated. ok sure a better cpu cooler well help a great deal to bring temps down on hes processor, but you have to remember the vrms and choke will still get hot, unless extra cooling can be done like adding a fan in front or back side on vrms
He said he's working on a cooler.... besides good airflow will keep em okay till hes done modding that vrm cooler.
I don't agree, I know what you're saying but take a look at what cpu's that motherboard provides support for. And yet do agree, in one aspect I bet the VRM's are getting hot and of course some heatsinks and a fan would do it justice.
Regarding the power supply, a nice branded good OEM 500W would do it justice.
I've been wanting to say this for a bit, but I was afraid I would get a infraction, idc now though
lol i would have bought a branded PSU if i had the money.
mad of what buddy? he should not be overclocking that board period unless vrm's and choke cooling is solved bottom line, take my word for granted i had almost the same board from what i gathered 3.6ghz was max peak i could archive and could stress all 4 cores, with out worrying to fry the vrm's and chokes, mind you i could run 3.8ghz or even 4ghz in games that are quad core intensive games like bc2, that makes the mother vrm's work hard and and on the hot side, but could not stress test my cpu at those speeds, the vrm's got blazing hot like close to 100c i am guessing. I should state with out adding a side fan on back side of board i would not of got these results, and last i had almost half a dozen of 4+1 phase boards Ive owned each one ran super hot, if i don't know what i am talking about then oh well not that i told u so
I take Jr's point and expand on it regarding DDR3. If Jr was to make the switch to a Sandybridge setup but retain that same memory his bandwidth would explode. Remember it's limited by the AMD chipset. However, for his current AMD setup he is pushing pretty much the limits which is always nice to do!!
if i fry my VRMs i wll get another board. its still under warranty. only a few months ago i had fried my NB. they simply gave me a replacement.
One other aspect to take, I heard Bulldozer is going to have an 1866 DDR3 native controller. Which I already showed that I can do near 1850 and topping out my current IMC.
Absolutely If Bulldozer can supply good performance (doesn't have to beat SB), at a good price, that's the upgrade route I'll be taking. Especially as the new boards allow freedom of choice with regards multi GPU setups.
Any tips on how to break 21k with a 460 & an X4?
Not a clue mate, I'm guessing it's fine for gaming though and it's just a bit of benching fun?
yeah true. I will run some vantage too when I get a few moments.
my recommendation is a GTX470 would fix that issue right up
why he has a 95w phenom X4. i run a hell of a system off of a 450w SFX powersupply. as long as he pays attention to how many volts he uses.
don't matter 95watt or even 80watt cpu, i have enough experience with 4.1+ boards to know vrm's overheat quite easy heatsinked or not, now if he left hes chip at stock and under volted the cpu, that should drop vrm's teams quite bit and make hes board last a lot longer tell he can cough up the dough to get a better board, as for hes psu i never once read saying he had a sfx powers supply which i never heard of the make so its more then likely its generic
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