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    I have a ECS A790GXM-AD3 motherboard and can't overclock X4 955 a lick with this thing.. not even one multiplier on a unlock CPU! any higher then the stock 3.2GHz x16 it wont boot.



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    I think I have it!! the board defaults the NB to x4 800mhz and CPU Volts to 1.50v... I think this was causing my PC not to boot! So I set NB to x10 2000mhz and CPU volt to 1.35v, I put the CPU multipler up to x17 3.4GHz, rebooted and it worked!

    If I can get the motherboard to boot with CPU at 1.4v I maybe able to hit the magic 3.8GHz with a x19 multiplier

    Report back soon with my findings
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    Blah!!!

    I can reboot out of the bios and go into windows just fine with the OC settings but if I restart the computer it wont boot... I thought I had it working

    There has to be some setting in the bios that needs changing that is causing this conflict.. I just dont know what?!

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    Have you tried flashing your BIOS to the most recent revision? Do you have another chip you could toss in to see if it has the same issues?

    I had similar issues with an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe, and I'm pretty sure the board's junk.

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    Yes, I have the most recent bios install. I don't have no other AMD processor lying around.

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    You aren't OCing with AOD, are you? At all?

    I'd try lowering the NB and HTT to 1.8ghz, which is what the board defaults to, and then see how it does. Drop as much stuff as you can to stock and then see if it works.

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    I learn AOD settings reset itself after a system reboot.

    My board NB defaults to 2000MHz.

    Everything is system stock except the CPU multiplier, thats the only thing I changed.

    Fact is all I have to do is enable CPU Frequency ctrl and dont change any of the settings the system still wont boot.

    Enabling CPU Frequency ctrl itself causes the boot problem. Is there a option I need to enable/disable in conjunction with CPU Frequency ctrl?

    Some pics I found of my bios online;



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    I learn AOD settings reset itself after a system reboot.

    My board NB defaults to 2000MHz.

    Everything is system stock except the CPU multiplier, thats the only thing I changed.

    Fact is all I have to do is enable CPU Frequency ctrl and dont change any of the settings the system still wont boot.

    Enabling CPU Frequency ctrl itself causes the boot problem. Is there a option I need to enable/disable in conjunction with CPU Frequency ctrl?
    It appears that your only option for OCing is CPU Frequency Ctrl, and you can't do it without that.

    Try resetting CMOS, then only change CPU Frequency Ctrl, and enable it. See if it boots. Seeing that it's an ECS board makes me want to blame it, but we need to be sure of that first.

    If it boots, then set it to run at stock settings and see if that works.

    If I can get the motherboard to boot with CPU at 1.4v I maybe able to hit the magic 3.8GHz with a x19 multiplier
    Were you trying 3.8GHZ at 1.4v?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psykl0n View Post
    It appears that your only option for OCing is CPU Frequency Ctrl, and you can't do it without that.

    Try resetting CMOS, then only change CPU Frequency Ctrl, and enable it. See if it boots. Seeing that it's an ECS board makes me want to blame it, but we need to be sure of that first.
    I will try this now.

    Were you trying 3.8GHZ at 1.4v?
    Research says this will get me to 3.8GHz on X4 955.

    http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/49...oc-thread.html

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    Every chip is different. You can't rely on that chart to tell you exactly what settings you need to do anything. Even on that chart, some guys took 1.5v, and others took below 1.4v. All chips vary, so all settings need to vary. Bump up that voltage.

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    Its not a chart. This is compose of many people overclocks with AMD X4 955. It can be use as a guide. Obviously I can't get to 3.8GHz on stock 1.3v

    And the reason I went with the lowest 1.4v first. I tried stock volt and it would not reboot out the bios. Point is this works My system rebooted fine out the bios as I pictured above.

    I'm trying to find out what is causing it to hang on a fresh restart. Just enbling CPU frequency ctrl alone will hang it.
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    Its not a chart. This is compose of many people overclocks with AMD X4 955. It can be use as a guide. Obviously I can't get to 3.8GHz on stock 1.3v

    chart - noun

    a sheet exhibiting information in tabular form.
    It's a chart.


    I don't know what it is with you, but you clearly don't want any help. You're welcome for the advice I've thus far given, and good bye. I'm done dealing with your pissy attitude, your rudeness, and your know-it-all way of talking. The chart isn't helping you, but I'm trying to, and you are rude to me?

    Good luck, champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psykl0n View Post
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    It's a chart.


    I don't know what it is with you, but you clearly don't want any help. You're welcome for the advice I've thus far given, and good bye. I'm done dealing with your pissy attitude, your rudeness, and your know-it-all way of talking. The chart isn't helping you, but I'm trying to, and you are rude to me?

    Good luck, champ.
    Please don't help. You are telling me to do things I have clearly already done. Now your little ego is broken?! spare me.

    And its not a chart in that context. The OP decide to post everyone overclocks on the first page so it would be easy to find Sherlock.
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    I have it! Stability restarts with 3.8GHz OC settings.

    CPU idle temps are 38c/ 100% load 55c < don't know if this too high or not...


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    I give up! It's like it happens randomly..

    Came back from being out, booted up the PC and it hangs. That's it!! I'm getting another motherboard. God help me.

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