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flow
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Posted:4/24/2008 10:39:00 PM # 11
this is great smith, congratulations and thank you for writing back.

after trying again with the old beta-bios, i had him up once, but whenever i tried to change something (hardware eg. hdd) or somethign in the bios, he was dead.
i thought about trying your bios (0402), started my girlfriends laptop an voila, a brand new bios is available, 0504, no beta.
tried, he woke up, but when i changed something in the bios (time was at 01/01/1980), he did not save the changes.
after resetting the bios via jumper,  what should i say, i'm here, in my nice gentoo, compilng now with 4 cores!!!
everything works just GRRREAT now

thanks

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Posted:4/25/2008 7:14:00 AM # 12

Flow,
very nice to see you up and running! :) I see the new bios 0504 is good to go.
I will update my motherboard to the new bios update.
i will come back and let you know how it went :)
Happy Days!
Smith

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Posted:4/25/2008 2:18:00 PM # 13
Flow all updated now with the 0504! bios update everything is running smooth.
now lets start Overclocking the 9850be 125w :)
Smith

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Posted:4/28/2008 8:11:00 PM # 14
smith, did you smoke your board or are you now to fast to post results ;)
i'm interested in your oc-results, maybe you can share your experience with us?
would be nice

flow

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Posted:4/29/2008 8:53:00 AM # 15
Hi Flow,
i have been tweaking alot and right as i post this message to you its at 3.1 :)

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1059/dsc00253ab2.jpg

I have been running at 2.7 stable ..but now i am hitting 3.1 lets see how stable my settings are right now at 3.1.

i am using 4GB of ballistic ram @ 4.4.4.12 @ 800
i like the Onboard video on this board good little chip.
i will be putting my video card back in after i play a little more i have a 3850
also i have a 2400 that will run crossfireX but i will have to load up vista for that.
right now on xp pro sp2 32bit.

here is some more pictures ;)
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5440/dsc00258nq1.jpg

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7412/dsc00267lw3.jpg

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/542/dsc00244zx8.jpg



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Posted:5/3/2008 1:59:00 PM # 16
Flowster,
 Please show us your stuff :) i would like to see pictures of your set-up!
thank you,
Smith

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Posted:5/4/2008 5:32:00 AM # 17
Is there any special cooling needs if you use the 9850BE.  I read in several articles that circuity got fried.  I thought about buying the 9850E with this board.  I am not an overclocker but, its just I heard of some power issues.  Can anyone clarify for me?  Thanks.

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Posted:5/5/2008 4:59:00 AM # 18

Hi Steve,

you just need to update the bios and you will be fine with this board my 9850 runs great on this board i have had no issues.

"no special cooling needs" you can use the heatsink that came with the 9850 and you will be fine.

 power issues i have had no power issues at all i have three boards now and they all run 9850's

Smith

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Posted:5/5/2008 9:19:00 AM # 19
Okay, I will definitely consider this then.  All I remember reading is people popping these CPUs in motherboards and the boards get fried because it wasn't designed for 125W.  If I pop in the 9850 before the BIOS update will it still run so I can actually update the BIOS? I just want to be sure. I usually do intel, this would be my first AMD setup.

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Posted:5/5/2008 7:14:00 PM # 20
@smith: sry for the delay, my son is keeping me busy :)
try to take some pics when i'm back home

@steve: great choice to change to amd :)
the problems you mentioned occure on boards with cheap/not enough voltage converters. most of these boards have explicit no support for phenoms with 125W TDP.
the problem was/is the fried boards are mainstream (cheap) boards for mainstream systems. they were simply not designed to stand this kind of cpu-power-consumption. short-sighted, but shit happens.
the phenom 9850 IS supportet by the M3A-H/HDMI.
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=M3A-H/HDMI
this board has 5 voltage converters while most of the killed boards have only 3
german site but the box in the middle might be helpfull:
http://hardwarekenner.4oc.de/2008/04/09/amd-780g-mainboards-marktuebersicht-alle-modelle-und-daten-im-vergleich.html
mr smith and mr flow (me) are running m3a-h7hdmi with phenom 9850 without any problems exept those mentioned earlier.

the only problem concerning you might be the bios. you may need the 504 to get your box running. but there might be a slight possibility to get to the bios with an older version und flash it with your phenom. maybe you can get a board with the 504-bios or maybe you can buy it in a shop and ask for an update.

have to go, greets

flow

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