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Thread: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?




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    Default GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    As the title suggests, I have GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev 1.1) and AMD X2 6000+ CPU (89W).

    I'm having issues with keeping the temperature down.

    CPU has Scythe Mini Ninja Cooler and my case has two Antec tri coolers. Even if I keep the case open, core temperatures reach 60 degrees in a few minutes when running Orthos Prime.

    With default settings Gigabyte's BIOS sets core voltage to 1,425! I've lowered it to 1,3 which seems to work, but even with that setting CPU overheats :-( With voltages lower than 1,3 Orthos Prime starts to report "illegal sumout" errors.

    I'm looking for ideal settings to use with this combination.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    How many cpu fans are mounted to the Scythe Mini Ninja Cooler?
    You could try going into bios and disable the smart fans. This will allow them to run at full speed.
    Make neccesary changes to Smart Fan in red below. Save and exit.
    After changes can you reboot and post your PC Health Statues? Here is a template just post your settings.
    Code:
    PC Health Status
    Reset Case Open Status [Disabled]
    Case Opened No
    Vcore 1.376V
    DDR2 1.8V 1.872V
    +3.3V 3.328V
    +12V 12.112V
    Current System Temperature 30oC
    Current CPU Temperature 47oC
    Current CPU FAN Speed 3375 RPM
    Current SYSTEM FAN Speed 0 RPM
    CPU Warning Temperature [Disabled]
    CPU FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    CPU Smart FAN Control [Disable]
    CPU Smart FAN Mode [Auto]
    System Smart FAN Control [Disable]
    Last edited by artdrivers; 09-04-2009 at 12:48 AM.
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    How many cpu fans are mounted to the Scythe Mini Ninja Cooler?
    Just one.

    I disabled smart fan, however I have been using SpeedFan to control speed of the FAN so the fan has been running on full speed when the temp was up.

    Here is PC health with 1.3V core voltage:

    PC Health Status
    Reset Case Open Status [Disabled]
    Case Opened No
    Vcore 1.328V
    DDR2 1.8V 1.936V
    +3.3V 3.248V
    +12V 12.112V
    Current System Temperature 29oC
    Current CPU Temperature 32oC
    Current CPU FAN Speed 2576 RPM
    Current SYSTEM FAN Speed 0 RPM
    CPU Warning Temperature [Disabled]
    CPU FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    CPU Smart FAN Control [Disable]
    CPU Smart FAN Mode [Auto]
    System Smart FAN Control [Disable]

    If I disable manual setting of core voltage, VCore above is 1.456V.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Please try this program to compare voltages and temperatures. Lets make sure it's not the program your using to check temperatures and voltages. Please record these temperatures and voltages. High and low with Orthos Prime. Download it from here---->
    CPUID

    You should get the voltage back into the cpu voltage specifications unless you plan to underclock, or lower the frequency.
    Code:
    Tech Spec 
    Core Windsor 
    Multi-Core Dual-Core 
    Name Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 
    Operating Frequency 3.0GHz 
    Hyper Transports 2000MHz 
    L1 Cache 128KB+128KB 
    L2 Cache 2 x 1MB 
    Manufacturing Tech 90 nm 
    64 bit Support Yes 
    Hyper-Transport Support Yes 
    Virtualization Technology Support Yes 
    Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional 
    Voltage 1.35-1.4V 
    Thermal Design Power 125W 
    Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included
    Please check your Bios version. F8 or F10?
    Let us know how that goes.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 09-05-2009 at 09:48 PM.
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    Please try this program to compare voltages and temperatures. Lets make sure it's not the program your using to check temperatures and voltages. Please record these temperatures and voltages. High and low with Orthos Prime. Download it from here---->
    CPUID
    When the CPU is idle, core voltage is 1.440 V and Temp2 30C.

    When Orthos Prime is running, core voltage is 1.488.

    Temp2 gets to 60 degrees in just 2 minutes. In that point sensor called Core in SpeedFan has hit degrees 57 degrees.

    Btw, the chart you attached is for the Windsor 6000+ (125 W). I have Brisbane (89 W).

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    Please check your Bios version. F8 or F10?
    I had F7 but I just upgraded to F10. Didn't notice any change in the temperatures though.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Oh sorry I was referring to the wrong AMD 6000+ OK Did you update your AMD chipset drivers? Scroll Down---->GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev.1.1)
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    Oh sorry I was referring to the wrong AMD 6000+ OK Did you update your AMD chipset drivers? Scroll Down---->GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev.1.1)
    I just updated to the latest drivers, but still no help.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    I would check the cpu heatsink. It should fit flush, and tight against the cpu? I would doublecheck the direction of my fans. Does your cpu fan blow toward the exhaust side of the case? That stress test may be to aggresive. They have 2 programs dual core and single core. Which one are you using. Have you tried another stress test program?
    Last edited by artdrivers; 09-06-2009 at 06:50 PM.
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    (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
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    I would check the cpu heatsink. It should fit flush, and tight against the cpu? I would doublecheck the direction of my fans. Does your cpu fan blow toward the exhaust side of the case? That stress test may be to aggresive. They have 2 programs dual core and single core. Which one are you using. Have you tried another stress test program?
    I unplugged the mobo in order to confirm that the heatsink is connected directly to the CPU, however this (confirming it's fit) is pretty hard to do. Attached a couple of photos. I suppose it has been attached correctly.

    Fan was blowing from the air intake direction towards the CPU's heatsink.

    Overheating also occurs in normal situations with some intensive 1080P movies. I was using dual core version of Orthos Prime.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Photos wont help us. I would get some thermal grease or compound and do what I call a trial seat. Carefully remove the heatsink and fan. I carefully remove the cpu. I have had them stick to the heatsink before when I remove the heat sink the cpu came out with it. Watch for this. Could this be a good sign it was making good contact? Clean the CPU and heatsink. I use rubbing alcohol. Smear a thin layer of the compound evenly to the cpu. I use a plastic card. Attach the heat sink, and feel for any movement or looseness. After I confirm it is tight I remove it and check to see if the heatsink has an even amount of compound on it as well. It should have a pattern on it showing where it makes contact. If you see a complete outline where your cpu made contact to the heatsink then it is as good as it gets. Now clean off cpu and heatsink. I use rubbing alcohol. Apply fresh thermal compound thin layer evenly again. Seat it again check for loosness by feeling the heatsink by wiggling it. It should feel tight. This is the only way I would trust that the heatsink is making good contact with the cpu. I hope this helps.
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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
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