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Thread: Phenom II X3 720 & Biostar TA790GX A3+ (AM3 DDR3)

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    Default Phenom II X3 720 & Biostar TA790GX A3+ (AM3 DDR3)

    Well I have everything but the board, awaiting the release. Lets see if phenom + DDR3 is good :) I'll have allot more shortly. Looking forward to comparing this machine. Plan on using the stock heatsink from my 940, just want to give it a try and sell this machine cheaply if possible at some point. I have a BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 coming in the mean time to test the chip with DDR2 1066 :)

    Biostar: BIOSTAR
    Rebels: The New Rebels Haven Forum!!: Biostar 64 Bit AM3 Motherboards

    Orthos: techPowerUp! :: Download Orthos Stress Prime 2004
    Wprime: wPrime Multithreaded Benchmark
    Prime95 25.6: |MG| Prime95 25.9
    HW Monitor: CPUID
    GPU-Z: GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
    SuperPI Mod: Super PI - -
    HD Tach: HdTach
    HD Tune: HD Tune
    Crystal Disk Mark: Crystal Dew World - Software - CrystalDiskMark
    Riva Tuner: download from
    FurMark FurMark: Graphics Card Stability and Stress Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net


    Please keep in mind these are synthetic benchmarks which don't always show the true speed in actual use, but they are helpful in comparing systems. For instance people killing AMD because they lose in benchmarks to Intel rigs. But in actual day to day use either AMD or Intel systems rock. Basically spend more for Intel and get a faster rig or save and get AMD. In actual use IMO almost no difference. For uses like folding Intel has an advantage, gives the tech pages something to write about :) . I can tell you a raptor hard drive in either system feels faster in actual use. Well enough of my ramblings.

    Chart Info:
    First Line = HDtune 2.55/ Second Line = HD Tach 3.04 | trmin= Transfer rate min / Trmax= Transfer rate max / Average = Average Transfer Rate

    Acc Time= Access Time / cppu = Cpu Utilization

    Part B = CrystalDisk Mark 2.2

    Gigabyte 750a @ Stock (Vista 32) CPU: 8750 HD: x2 Seagate 250 7200.10 Raid 0 w/16kstripe MEM: 2g
    Biostar 770 @ 3ghz (Vista 64) CPU: 5400+ HD: WD 320 AAKS MEM: 4g

    Biostar TP45HP @ 3ghz (XP SP3) CPU Q9300 HD: 150 Raptor MEM 2g

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P (Vista 64) @ Stock CPU: E8400 HD: WD 500 AAKS Blue MEM: 4g

    Biostar TP N750 (XP 32 / SP3) @ Stock CPU:940 HD: 150 Raptor MEM: 2g


    The Computers:

    Nforce 3:
    Chaintech VNF3-250 9/15/05bios
    3200+ Venice 754 2604mhz 237x11
    2x512m Patriot 3200+ XBL 2.5-3-3-7
    ATI 9250(Soon to be updated to a 800XL)
    Old 2m IDE 7200 Maxtor
    XPHome SP2

    Nforce 4
    Epox Nforce4 Ultra
    3800+ X2 Toledo 2350mhz
    2x1g Patriot 3200+ LL 3-4-4-7
    850XT XPHome SP2
    74g Raptor

    Biostar 560 (10/29/07 Bios)
    5000+ Black 3000mhz(Still playing this is everyday setting right now)
    2x1g Geil(Orange) 4-4-4-12
    WD 320 AAKS
    Nvidia 7800GT VistaHome Premium 64

    Foxconn A690GM2MA-8KRS2H (Bios 12/7/07)
    X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.45GHz
    2x1g GSkill DDR2 6400 5-5-5-15
    HITACHI Deskstar 7K160 80g
    Built In Video(1250) XPHome SP2

    Core 2
    Gigabyte 965P DS3 (Bios F10)
    6300 @ 2.8GHz (Everyday Setting)
    2x1g OCZ DDR2 6400 Platinum 4-4-4-12
    8800GT XPHome SP2
    150 Raptor

    DFI 790FX m2rs (Bios 3/10/08)
    5000+ @ 3.1GHz
    2x1g Geil DDR2 6400 Platinum 4-4-4-12
    3850 Vista 64
    Seagate 7100.10 320g

    Biostar TP45 HP (Newest Bios)
    9300@ 3.0GHZ
    2x1 Geil DDR2 6400 4-4-4-12
    8800GT XPHome SP3
    150 Raptor

    Core 2 P45
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (Bios f5)
    E8400 @ 3GHz (STOCK)
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1000 5-4-4-12
    Powercolor 4850 Vista 64
    WD 500g AAKS

    Gigabyte m750sli-ds4 (Bios f5)
    8750 X3 @ 2.8GHz
    Patriot Viper 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 4-4-4-12
    MSI 9600SGO SLI (Vista 32)
    Seagate 250 7200.10 Raid 0

    Biostar 770 A2+(Bios 6/11/08)
    5400+ @ 3.0ghz
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1000 4-4-4-12
    HSI 3850 (Vista 64)
    WD 320 AAKS

    amd 790fx//////////////////////////////(uddarts Spider :) )
    msi k9a2 platinum bios 1.4
    9850-be 2951mhz 227x13
    2x1028 corsair c4 5-5-5-18
    1950pro ultimate
    hitachi 160 sata xp///////////////////

    Biostar Tpower N750 (12/2/08 Bios)
    Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer (Barely Fits)
    Geil 2x1g (5-5-5-12) 800mhz
    150 Raptor (2nd Generation)
    EVGA 8800GT 512 with S1
    XP SP3

    Benchmarks I've run translate between XP & Vista pretty well:
    (I only run benchmarks once, if something looks wacky I'll run it again)

    Part List:

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB: - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 32-bit - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 32-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems
    CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) - CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    LG Black 22X DVD+R - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
    BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 - BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops
    RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Phenom II X3 720 & Biostar TA790GX A3+ (AM3 DDR3)

    Santa NewEgg brought presents :)

    Need motherboard. I have DDR2 & DDR3 for this build :) Whichever motherboard shows first :)

  3. #3
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    Nov 2008

    Default Re: Phenom II X3 720 & Biostar TA790GX A3+ (AM3 DDR3)

    The DDR2 board has landed. Now if I could only kick this flu :)


    Here you go:

    Gskill 1066 Memory was a no go with this board. Motherboard tray was cool as heck till they shorted me standoffs and the standoffs didn't line up. I had to bend some metal. Last RaidMax case I every buy.

    Cooler is from a 940.
    Last edited by undersea; 02-20-2009 at 11:29 AM.

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    Nov 2008

    Default Re: Phenom II X3 720 & Biostar TA790GX A3+ (AM3 DDR3)

    HD Tests:

    AHCI Setting with Vista 32
    WD Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS

    Working on OC now. Will update the charts above shortly.

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