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AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??

AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« on: September 10, 2010, 08:23:12 pm »
Hi all,

i am new to the forums , anyway i have just bought myself this:


AMD Phenom™ 8850 X3 Gigabyte Board Bundle + XFX GT240 Graphics Card
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* Extreme performance gaming bundle
* Complete PC upgrade kit with CPU, Board, Graphics
* AMD Phenom™ 8850 X3 Triple Core 2500MHz CPU
* XFX GeForce™ GT240 512MB DDR5 graphics card
* Gigabyte GA-M68M-S2 motherboard with performance cooling fan
* Full StreetFighter4, Assassins Creed, Power Director, Power DVD and Stormrise included
* NVIDIA® Geforce 7025 / nForce and 630a chipset
* Full DirectX 10.1 graphics with Shader Model 4.1 Support
* NVIDIA PhysX technology
* NVIDIA CUDA technology
* NVIDIA® nView™ Multi-Display Technology
* Graphics Dual-link DVI, VGA and HDMI 1.3a output
* Integrated High Definition audio
* 10/100 Ethernet for fast networking and broadband
* Expansion slots: 1 x PCI-E X16, 1 x PCI Express X1, 2 x PCI slots
* Integrated SATA 3Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
* 1x IDE port for 2 x Ultra DMA133 devices, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x RAM slots
* DualBIOS™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection
* Windows® 7 WHQL Certified



and find there is no way to over clock the cpu's .... now when i look in my system it says 2.50Ghz and i know it can do so much more, in my bios there is MB Intellegent Tweaker but that only has cpu voltages, there is no way to change the frequency?

I have flashed the bios and all went well but still no option for cpu frequency, i also tried pressing ctrl+f1 and that done nothin at all.

My system is as follows.

Windows 7 (64 bit)
4GB 800mhz DDR2 RAM
800 Watt Psu
1 x 1TB SATAII HD
And the gamer bundle as shown above

Can anyone help me please? I have tried every tool around and none of them work, half of them do not even boot .. lol

Systool = Driver not found
Mostly all other = Not supported on this system
Amd overdrive cannot detect AMD 7 series chipset

I appreciate your time thanks.

Dark Mantis

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Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 08:41:26 pm »
Hi and welcome to the forum. Personally I have never heard of a Phenom 8850 X3 but this is not really my area and no doubt absic will know a lot more and be able to help you when he comes on. Well after a quick google I am enlightened. The only thing I can't understand is that according to the Gigabyte support site that motherboard doesn't support that processor. ???
« Last Edit: September 10, 2010, 09:02:08 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 09:24:40 pm »
Im realy not happy with it, and now you tell me it does not even support my cpu,s ... dont get me wrong it seems to run realy great , but i have just come from a setup running 2.6 i realy thought i would get so much more out of it then this, im in two minds to rip it out and take it back?? :o :o :(

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Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 09:28:42 pm »
Hi there,

Like DM I am a bit puzzled about this and have been unable to confirm that the CPU is actually supported by the motherboard. However, it could just be an error on the Gigabyte website.

As a matter of interest, is this the upgrade bundle that is available from Maplin?
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 09:30:35 pm »
Hi there, yes it is from maplin, i think i going to get my money back tomoro

Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 12:16:02 am »
is that it then? can i not overclock it? and should i take it back?

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Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 07:56:34 am »
Hi

I did some more digging but I haven't been able to come up with an answer for you, sorry.

The fact that Maplin are selling these kits would imply that the components are compatible and so, there should be no reason why you can't overclock the CPU. But the only information that I can find seems to indicate that the CPU is not supported by this motherboard.

Unfortunately I do not work for Gigabyte so I do not have all of the information regarding the mobo/CPU combination and the only thing you can do is raise a question with Gigabyte Tech Support to see if they can solve the problem. This can take several days for an answer to come through.

Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010, 09:19:37 am »
I have used Maplin for many years for electronic components but I wouldn't consider them for computer parts. Firstly their prices are not as competetive as some of the dedicated companies and they don't really have the computing side covered as well as the rest. Just my thoughts. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: AMD Phenom M8850 Triple core Gamer Bundle Help??
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010, 09:59:46 am »
I have used Maplin for many years for electronic components but I wouldn't consider them for computer parts. Firstly their prices are not as competetive as some of the dedicated companies and they don't really have the computing side covered as well as the rest. Just my thoughts. ;)

Ditto!  :D
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

 

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