I built my first computer at the end of last year and got an ASUS Crosshair IV motherboard and Amd Phenom II 1090T. I have never done any overclocking but after talking to people on the forums i decided to just raise the multiplier and voltage to reach 4ghz. Now that the new Radeon 6990s came out, i sold the whole computer and am rebuilding another one with all the same specs except the new graphics cards and a new motherboard. When i get the new motherboard and want to get the processor back at 4ghz, will the overclocking be done the same way? Same multiplier and cpu voltage? And which board should i get between these two? Thanks.
I would give a slight edge to the Giggy based on oc ability,dual bios,and better ALC 889 audio performance. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1393/16/ http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1372/1/
They're both good boards though.
I'm a little pissed with MSI at the moment i bought one of their boards and less then 2 months later an rma is in the process.
Reason = can no longer access bios
Own two Giggy boards and love dual bios feature.
In above guide your oc, but when you do oc must step by step for voltage ,multiplier,
-disabled c1e, cool n quite (power now)
- keep nb in 2000 mhz
- increase vdim max 1.65
- check setting oc in cpu-z
- always see temperature max 60C use hw monitor
-test stability use prime95 small fft 8hours