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Phenom II 1055 - Crosshair 890fx- what else to get

By sethbest
Sep 25, 2010
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  1. sethbest

    sethbest TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 167

    All parts in, I scrounged a drive from my server. Took about 6 hours but everything put together, and windows 7 installed. Only real hiccup was that I did not realize that I didn't have any SATA optical drives, and as such am using a usb external dvd drive in the meantime until I buy or find one somewhere.
    Runs great, I'll post pictures tomorrow. Tomorrow I'll take a whack at overclocking it, its running at a steady 34c for the cpu as it is, so I figure i have a bit of room to play with.
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,894   +88


    Oh yeah, should have mentioned that the board does not support any 'legacy' drives. like i said the board can take all the fun out of OC'ing if you want it to :) , but if you want any help getting the max OC out of the setup, just give me a holler. I have mine running @ 4.1Ghz, but got 4.172 stable.
  3. sethbest

    sethbest TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 167

    When overclocked that just raises the top bus speed right? Does it still lowers the speed when in idle to save power, or does it stay maxed?
  4. Breech

    Breech TS Member Posts: 79

    Can't say with certainty but I believe that you can leave Cool'N'Quiet enabled and the CPU should still throttle itself. It depends on the board though and I haven't had an ASUS in a while........but I do believe it should work. I know on my Gigabyte board if I set the multiplier or FSB to anything other than auto then it automatically disables CNQ :( I did find a weak sort of work around using AMD Overdrive. It's far from perfect but it works well enough for me since I only OC during gaming or other processor intense usage.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    It should still throttle back, unless you turned it off.


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