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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    I have put all my specs on now so you can check it thanks for the idea

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Providing a detailed hardware list makes it much easier for us to provide help in 99% of the threads.
    Filling out the PC Specs section means that we can quickly and easily refer to your hardware setup.

    To find your bios version: UEFI Main Screen, similar to the attached Z77 image.

    The Cpu-z Mainboard tab should display the bios version.

    Check out page 12, item 16 in your motherboard user manual for the location of the bios chip.
    The bios chip should have a sticker on it with the original bios version.

    BTW, excellent power supply!


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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    After the whole spec you only like the power supply ^.^ haha yeah I'll find that out tonight :) I needed the power supply with the watercooler and all the fans I have and possibly aiming for a trifirex setup later on in the future when the graphics card gets cheaper just got two for now to last me until they get cheaper and am planning on getting water Cooling for the ram cards aswell see if I can up them from 1866 to possibly around 2000mhz also it's always better to have too much than too little ^.^
    Noob question but what's so important about the bios version?
    And is my setup a decent enough one?
    Oh also I had 2 old ram sticks out my old computer 2 x 2gb 1333mhz and I put them in this computer for the little extra ram seen as they were spare, would they slow down my other ram sticks or just leave them be they're fine?

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Some issues and/or problems are sometimes caused with an older bios version.
    Maybe someone reading this thread has a similar setup to yours, and has problems that might be related to the bios version.

    Running with mixed memory kits is not a good idea.
    At best the mixed memory setup will run at the lowest memory speed and at worst, your system will have trouble with stability, posting and/or booting.

    It looks like you have high end components with a value based motherboard.

    Using lower end or no-name power supplies is one of my pet peeves and it's nice to see a setup where the OP didn't go with an 'el cheapo power supply.
    I've seen too many problems where using a cheap power supply was causing the problem.

    I wish that everyone realized that their power supply is the foundation of their system and that they would spend a bit more to buy a highly rated psu that is recommended by the best power supply review sites, such as JonnyGuru, HardOCP, PCPER, TechPowerUp or HardwareSecrets.
    Last edited by profJim; 10-15-2014 at 06:57 PM.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    I have read and was lead to believe that this motherboard was ample for the job, do you disagree? I did try and get the best of everything I could, bang for buck style, that's why must is amd but I never went for cheap stuff just what was good for the money, yeah I was lead to believe this motherboard was good for the money and had hi speed components that was good enough for anything I needed it for

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Would you say to get a new motherboard?

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    I think that your motherboard is fine with lower powered processors, but that the 4 + 1 Power Phase Design might not be good enough with higher powered processors.

    There have been quite a few other forum threads where the OP installed a high end processor in lower end motherboards where the VRM setup did not have adequate VRM cooling and that the VRM setup was marginal at best when using a powerful cpu.

    It seems that several other motherboard manufacturers have listed the most powerful AMD processors as being supported with some of their low end motherboard models.

    I'm sending a PM to the two most knowledgeable ASRock forum members to verify my concerns.
    Last edited by profJim; 10-15-2014 at 07:04 PM.
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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Oh that would be fantastic! So I could have more gains to come but my motherboard is the bottleneck of my rig at the moment... Mmmm this may mean I need a new case too -_- haha yeah the processor I have is the 4.7 (turbo 5ghz) version too that's why it has to be watercooled so yeah a big bottle neck by the sound of it :/ you are really a fountain of information, just off this one thread I have learned so much that I didn't know before 0.0 thanks and I look forward to hearing the others opinion

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Go to ASRock > AM3+ Motherboard Series and check out the specifications for all of the AM3+ models and you'll see VRM setups that range from the Extreme3's 4 + 1 Power Phase Design up to the Extreme9's Advanced 12 + 2 Power Phase Design, Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) and supports CPU up to 220W

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    Default Re: anyone have safe overclocking setup for sapphire r9285 oc?

    Mmmm.... I'm looking at the killer 990FX would that be any good? Motherboard aren't overly expensive so I could happily get nearly any motherboard, I just want the best for the set up

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