Friday, June 5, 2009

Gaming Rigs, IV.

So, I finally worked out what it was.
In case someone needs to find this, I'm going to list the problem parts.

Gigabyte MAXT790-UD4P
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (BE)

The BIOS wasn't updated to deal with the chip, and it was stuck at 800MHz.
I upgraded to the latest version, downloaded from Which is pretty weak, considering I bought it from a shop that claimed to have pre-overclocked it. Took me a couple of weeks to diagnose.

There's a great guide here:

It shows you everything you need to know. Read it carefully, and you'll have no problems.
Word of advice - write down your settings before updating - it wipes them.

Now I just need to update the BIOS to overclock it again, because I failed miserably to write them down.
The fan had also fallen off in transit, so I need to put some new thermal paste on it.

I'll let you know how it goes

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