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July 13, 2009 11:00:46 AM

Hey

I OC'd my phenom II x4 3.2 to 3.7 and it wont boot eny idea why???

Temps

49 c

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July 13, 2009 11:47:22 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Did u run stability tests ?
July 13, 2009 11:55:39 AM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Did u run stability tests ?


i just started the test and it got blue
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July 13, 2009 2:08:17 PM

fonkydog said:
Hey

I OC'd my phenom II x4 3.2 to 3.7 and it wont boot eny idea why???

Temps

49 c



Listing your full specs would be a great place to start when asking why??? it won't boot?

As far as I know. none of us here are mind readers, but it would seriously help!

Detailed specs please, not just that you have a motherboard or memory modules, brand, model number, modules, brand, speed, kit or single purchase, you know specs?
July 13, 2009 2:13:49 PM

Mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70
Processor: phenom II x4
Ram: 6 GB Corsair Dominater
GPU: 8800 GT
PSU 500W
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July 13, 2009 2:19:14 PM

If you click on display signature in your profile it will display your sig to the forums, I see possibly your first problem, you list 6G of Corsair Dominator, did you purchase a 6G kit = 3 x 2G modules?

And do you have all three modules running in your present setup?

If the answer to that is yes, you need to either buy an additional 2G module and run in dual channel mode again, or remove one of the 2G modules thats causing you not to be able to run in dual channel mode.

What operating system?

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July 13, 2009 2:21:02 PM

phenom II x4 >>>>>>What?
July 13, 2009 2:27:30 PM

4Ryan6 said:
phenom II x4 >>>>>>What?


955 3.2
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July 13, 2009 2:30:52 PM

Now we're getting somewhere!

6 GB Corsair Dominator >>>>>> What DDR2? DDR3? Module speed?
July 13, 2009 2:34:27 PM

4Ryan6 said:
Now we're getting somewhere!

6 GB Corsair Dominator >>>>>> What DDR2? DDR3? Module speed?


RAM: 3 x 2 GB (6 GB) / DDR3 SDRAM / PC3-15000CL9 / 1866 MHz
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July 13, 2009 2:35:41 PM

FYI The AMD Phenom II 955 BE thermal limit is 62C, same as the 940 BE
July 13, 2009 2:37:42 PM

4Ryan6 said:
FYI The AMD Phenom II 955 BE thermal limit is 62C, same as the 940 BE


So i need a better cooler?
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July 13, 2009 2:43:40 PM

fonkydog said:
RAM: 3 x 2 GB (6 GB) / DDR3 SDRAM / PC3-15000CL9 / 1866 MHz



And you're running all three modules Right?

Which actually knocks you out of dual channel memory mode, because your motherboard is a dual channel memory, M/B not Tri Channel.

Check your manual for which DDR3 memory slots run dual channel, remove one of the memory modules and only populate the primary dual channel slots, that will drop you to 4G total memory but put you back in dual channel mode.

For a solid O/C you'll need to manually set your DDR3 slot voltage and memory timings in your BIOS setup.

Now what operating system are you running?
July 13, 2009 2:45:05 PM

4Ryan6 said:
And you're running all three modules Right?

Which actually knocks you out of dual channel memory mode, because your motherboard is a dual channel memory, M/B not Tri Channel.

Check your manual for which DDR3 memory slots run dual channel, remove one of the memory modules and only populate the primary dual channel slots, that will drop you to 4G total memory but put you back in dual channel mode.

For a solid O/C you'll need to manually set your DDR3 slot voltage and memory timings in your BIOS setup.

Now what operating system are you running?



Vista ultimate 32 bit and 64
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July 13, 2009 2:49:33 PM

fonkydog said:
So i need a better cooler?



What cooler are you running now?

You list 49C temp if thats your load temp you're in gravy, if thats your idle temp, you'll easily exceed 62c under load when all 4 cores kick in.

Is that temp idle or load?
July 13, 2009 2:52:08 PM

4Ryan6 said:
What cooler are you running now?

You list 49C temp if thats your load temp you're in gravy, if thats your idle temp, you'll easily exceed 62c under load when all 4 cores kick in.

Is that temp idle or load?


Amd's own cooler

Temps
Idle with no oc 40
Load with no oc 55

Idle with oc 49 (to 3.55)
Load with oc 55-57
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July 13, 2009 2:53:41 PM

fonkydog said:
Vista ultimate 32 bit and 64



You're dual booting?

How about explain that setup, hard drive wise please?
July 13, 2009 2:54:50 PM

4Ryan6 said:
You're dual booting?

How about explain that setup, hard drive wise please?


i got the 500 GB and a 300 GB 32 on 500 64 on 300
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July 13, 2009 3:01:19 PM

Quote:
Phenom II x4 955 3.2 Ghz @ 3.5


Please explain your BIOS settings of how you reached the 3.5 O/C you list in your sig?
July 13, 2009 3:02:50 PM

4Ryan6 said:
Quote:
Phenom II x4 955 3.2 Ghz @ 3.5


Please explain your BIOS settings of how you reached the 3.5 O/C you list in your sig?


FSB to 220

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July 13, 2009 3:09:28 PM

fonkydog said:
i got the 500 GB and a 300 GB 32 on 500 64 on 300



From my experience Vista can be a very unforgiving operating system to trial and error OC, but seeing as how thats what you have to work with, you'll probably be better off running your O/Cing tests using the 32bit system, make sure you have solid restore points saved, because doing a Repair Reinstallation of the OP/SYS is not a viable solution in Vista as it is in WinXP, at least it hasn't been for me, resulting in my reinstalling Vista from scratch a couple of times.
July 13, 2009 3:14:34 PM

what voltage shud i get it to? or shudnt i move it
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July 13, 2009 3:18:51 PM

fonkydog said:
FSB to 220



Have you dropped down to 4G with the memory modules and manually set your DDR3 Voltage and Timings?





July 13, 2009 3:22:15 PM

4Ryan6 said:
Have you dropped down to 4G with the memory modules and manually set your DDR3 Voltage and Timings?


Nope you no eny wher i can buy a singel 2 gb dominater??
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July 13, 2009 3:24:27 PM

fonkydog said:
what voltage shud i get it to? or shudnt i move it



What voltage are you inquiring about?

You need to be more specific in the questions you ask?
July 13, 2009 3:27:15 PM

4Ryan6 said:
What voltage are you inquiring about?

You need to be more specific in the questions you ask?



you got eny IM it will be easyer?
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July 13, 2009 3:35:01 PM

fonkydog said:
Nope you no eny wher i can buy a singel 2 gb dominater??



You can O/C with the 4G you presently have possession of and worry about buying more memory later.

Your memory timings and voltage requirements are usually on a sticker on the side of the modules, if not you can go to Corsair and look them up supplying your product numbers.

To get a descent O/C on air you'll probably need to buy yourself a good after market AM3 cooling solution, stock AMD cooling solutions are not the best for OCing.

I have to go now I'll check back later and see where you're at.

Edit; Sorry, where did you buy what you already own, you might try there.
July 13, 2009 3:41:15 PM

4Ryan6 said:
You can O/C with the 4G you presently have possession of and worry about buying more memory later.

Your memory timings and voltage requirements are usually on a sticker on the side of the modules, if not you can go to Corsair and look them up supplying your product numbers.

To get a descent O/C on air you'll probably need to buy yourself a good after market AM3 cooling solution, stock AMD cooling solutions are not the best for OCing.

I have to go now I'll check back later and see where you're at.

Edit; Sorry, where did you buy what you already own, you might try there.


nope they only have the 3 kits
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September 14, 2009 4:19:03 AM

fonkydog said:
nope they only have the 3 kits


I think he means by using only 2 out of the 3x 2GB sticks. Meaning 2 sticks = 4GB of RAM. It's not wise to use tri-channel(3 sticks) RAM on non-i7 based systems anyway since anything else uses dual-channel (2 sticks).

Also, when you OC anything, you try to increase in small amounts and see where it fails speed(frequency)-wise and voltage-wise(if you decide to increase voltage).

EDIT: Oh god I feel dumb for replying to a 2-month old thread. Don't flame me. :<
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September 14, 2009 11:23:20 AM

kokin said:
I think he means by using only 2 out of the 3x 2GB sticks. Meaning 2 sticks = 4GB of RAM. It's not wise to use tri-channel(3 sticks) RAM on non-i7 based systems anyway since anything else uses dual-channel (2 sticks).

Also, when you OC anything, you try to increase in small amounts and see where it fails speed(frequency)-wise and voltage-wise(if you decide to increase voltage).

EDIT: Oh god I feel dumb for replying to a 2-month old thread. Don't flame me. :<


Thats exactly what I was trying to get across to him, no problem for it being 2mths old I was wondering what had happened for the guy?
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