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    Default Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    Hi,

    I have just built a new system with the following specs:

    MSI 790FX - GD70 motherboard,

    AMD 965 3.40ghz C3 CPU

    Gkill 4gb 1600mhz DDR3 ram

    Samsung 400gb hdd

    Corsair PSU 620w

    ATI 5850 GFX Card.




    I have noticed when using the computer the numbers will change on the post LED everything seems to be working ok. Do these numbers change depended on what the system is doing at the time?



    Please can you let me know,

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    The MSI digital post led read-outs should change often. They read several motherboard readings including system and cpu temperatures. Yes they should change.
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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    Hiya

    Thanks for your reply.

    Would you suggest I update the BIOS to the latest one for the MOBO? Its currently on 1.5 will the current version support my current AMD 965 fully?


    Also the voltage and timings for the RAM are set at defaults on 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz) Do you recommend changing them to ones from the website below? These details where taken from Everrest Ultra Hardware report.


    http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=243



    Please can you let me know


    Thanks

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    I would update the bios to 1.9 ---->http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=do...1&prod_no=1740
    I would try the memory manufacturers settings. I noticed that memory is specified for the P55 series motherboard. You may need to set memory back to auto settings though.
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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    Hi

    thank you for your reply.

    Is the best way to update the BIOS using the flash tool in the bios?


    As this motherboard has a 2009 bios on it does it mean it was made when the 1.5 version came out?

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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    Right The 1.5 version was the version available at the time it was last flashed.
    The download file has the latest update utility in it. You can download the zip file into a folder named as (BIOS1.9zip) or what ever you like. Then make another folder named as BIOS-UPDATE1.9 or what ever. Use your favorite zip file extractor and extract it to the BIOS-UPDATE 1.9 folder. I use WinRAR http://www.rarlab.com/ Then use the update utility in it.
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    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    Ok then i can flash using the tool in the bios?

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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    Yes!
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
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    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    HI

    Thanks for your reply

    I have now updated the BIOS.

    I am now trying to set the correct speeds and timings for the memory under dram voltage I can only get it down as far as 1.61 on the Gskill website it says it needs to run at 1.6v. Is it ok to run it at 1.61v?


    http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=243


    BTW the ATI 5850 cooler is really loud at 40 - 45%

    Please let me know


    Thanks
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    Default Re: Msi 790fx-gd70 post numbers

    First make sure BIOS FLASH protection is turned off.
    Reflash BIOS by USB Disk Under DOS Mode Procdure
    1. Know your model number
    a. Open your case and look for the MS-XXXX number on the motherboard between the PCI slots, also check the version number that is written there as well. (Some motherboards are named like P45 Diamond; make sure you have the right version number)
    b. Boot up your system & take a look at the top left screen during POST, you should see something like “A7516IMS V1.4 082708” This means the board is MS-7516 with BIOS version 1.4
    Hint: Many systems are clearing this message very fast, the bios version is then unreadable, and you can either press “PAUSE” or disable the “Quick Boot” in the BIOS setup.
    2. Download the BIOS that matches your motherboard AND version number (some motherboards are named like P45 Diamond; make sure you have the right version number) to your USB devise. BIOS can be found according to the CPU type of your board like if your CPU is Intel 775 type then look here
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?f...=1&cat2_no=170
    Or if your CPU is AMD AM2+ type then look here
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?f...=1&cat2_no=171
    3. Extract the BIOS-archive that you have downloaded by double clicking to bootable USB device.
    4. Boot your system from a USB device
    5. When you get the DOS prompt, type the following sequence:
    (assuming USB Flash drive uses F:/ (F Prompt)
    F:>cd XXXXVXX(document name)
    F:\XXXXVXX>afud4234AXXXXIMS.XXX(bios name)
    6. Reboot your system when prompted
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    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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