AMD chipset question

This is a quick question so I bought a ecs A790GXM-AD3 it am3 and I got it for a good deal, I was wondering will it let me over clock my 1090t, because I heard that the 790gx chipset didn't support the 6 cores originally, and I'm scared that even though there is a bios update for the six core when I try to turn on the the cpu frequency it will down clock it to 800mhz like my current board does now it a AM2+.
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  1. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Support.aspx?DetailID=957&CategoryID=-1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=19&LanID=0

    At the very least, it should support the 1090T at stock settings. And sure, it's marketing hype, but since they do claim it has the "best AMD Phenom overclocking options", you should be able to OC it.
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  2. You may be able to do 3.5/3.6 on it mate at a push if you have a good chip voltage wise.
    Official max support is 140w so there is some headroom.

    In all honesty you should just have gone for an half decent 970 series board like the MSI gaming or gigabyte ud3p.

    You would have been fairly unlimited overclocking wise then.
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  3. spdragoo said:
    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Support.aspx?DetailID=957&CategoryID=-1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=19&LanID=0

    At the very least, it should support the 1090T at stock settings. And sure, it's marketing hype, but since they do claim it has the "best AMD Phenom overclocking options", you should be able to OC it.


    Anonymous said:
    You may be able to do 3.5/3.6 on it mate at a push if you have a good chip voltage wise.
    Official max support is 140w so there is some headroom.

    In all honesty you should just have gone for an half decent 970 series board like the MSI gaming or gigabyte ud3p.

    You would have been fairly unlimited overclocking wise then.


    Thank you guys for responding and I was considering getting a 970 series board but I still use ide things and I haven't seen ide headers on the board, I could use a ide controller but sometimes they don't work well. And I don't plain to over clock crazy but just enough when I need too. thanks again
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  4. If you needed ide then fair enough mate
    No modern boards have ide connections anymore so your choice was obviously limited.
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