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    I have the Phenom 9850 and a Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5...

    I have the Phenom 9850 and a Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5 board (and I intend to use CUDA with it for N-body research), but I couldn't get the machine to run all 4 cores for more than 20 minutes without...
  2. Rock. You are wise beyond your "Junior Member"...

    Rock. You are wise beyond your "Junior Member" status.

    I just bought a big fatty heat sink (and I'm a mechanical engineer, so I'm pretty sure I know what I'm looking for), and I will do the BIOS...
  3. Wow, you folks on this forum are not only...

    Wow, you folks on this forum are not only generous, you are also extremely helpful. Let me see if I can answer your questions.



    The PSU, a Rosewill 950W (package deal with the mobo and CPU),...
  4. So that high temp wouldn't be the Northbridge? I...

    So that high temp wouldn't be the Northbridge? I have read recently that that chip can withstand higher temperatures than a CPU. In that case, 86C doesn't sound too wrong.


    This is excellent...
  5. Good ideas, both. I downloaded and was ready to...

    Good ideas, both. I downloaded and was ready to install the BIOS update (L3 now, L5 is the new one), but I wound up returning the mobo and CPU on Friday.

    I hadn't thought that there could be...
  6. So far, I hadn't been able to get my Phenom 9500...

    So far, I hadn't been able to get my Phenom 9500 system to stay running under full load for more than a half-hour. I do scientific computation, and I expect to have machines loaded for weeks at a...
  7. Hi, thanks for your reply. I am not really...

    Hi, thanks for your reply. I am not really comfortable recompiling the kernel (I have tried several times over the past 10 years, each time ending in failure). Fortunately, I suspect that I can live...
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    First off, thanks for the well-thought-out reply....

    First off, thanks for the well-thought-out reply. I understand the limited nature of the information I gave, and I don't think anyone is going to slight you for misdiagnosis.



    The case is open...
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    I've got an older GT 7600 OC, but it never gets...

    I've got an older GT 7600 OC, but it never gets above 52C. I'm running with an open case, and all of the fans are turning. There are no major flow intrusions---just the regular cables, and the RAM...
  10. Hi, thanks for the quick reply! The BIOS has...

    Hi, thanks for the quick reply!

    The BIOS has an entry for AMD's "Cool and Quiet", which throttles CPUs when they are not being used as heavily. But since I intend to use the CPUs heavily, it...
  11. AMD Phenom B2 performance, TLB workaround enabled vs. disabled

    I have seen several Phenom 9500/9600 performance reports that show speed differences between the chip with the TLB workaround enabled and with the workaround disabled. They typically show a 5-15%...
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    How good are temp readings? How hot is too hot?

    How unreliable are the reported temperatures? And do the motherboard heat-safety cutoffs use the reported temperature or some other number?

    I ask because I am seeing odd temperature readings from...
  13. Which temperature sensors do mobos have? (Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5)

    Summary: Linux sees 3 temperature fields, and one of them (from an unknown source) is 86C, and I suspect that it's been causing my system to reboot. Is there any way to find out what component is...
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