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post #1161 of 7108
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mr.base:
I saw that these Vengeance Low Profiles ar not in the QVL list, but i didnt think that they would not go... The good question is now, what 2x4GB kit should one buy, that doesnt have large heatspreaders...
I'm fine with my 4x4gb G.Skills Eco from the boards QVL and they have just the normal height and running fine with 1333MHz, yet. Ok, i've not tested XMP right now... i'm just waiting for the next BIOS version.

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And what is this SSD problem? I didnt heard anything about that. I am planning to buy az Intel 320 120GB SSD for this system. Is that also problematic?
Hm, maybe you should better have a look for some news concerning SSDs lately? It's a very new technology and so all of us using it are like guinea pigs in the lab...
- The Intel 320 has a known error with 8MB just left after a system and/or power breakdown. It's reported that a new firmware will help further here.
- Intel Link Power Management (LPM)-Problem: fixes with either firmware, driver and/or registry setting possible depending on the used ssd drive (LPM was default setted with Intel RST Version 10 and later); a lot of discussions around this issues, here's one e.g.
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post #1162 of 7108
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Actually looks like a VERY NICE option for this motherboard, a little too late for me, but
A cooler must not looks to be an option for the mobo but instead match with case air flow. That's why in my PC-V354 I had to go with a side-by-side one that will blow right into an exhaust fan and not a top2bottom one blowing hot air on the heatsink and all around. A bottom2top could be good depending on the case.
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post #1163 of 7108
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I think I personally like the old blue screen bios more than this UEFI. Way easier and faster to use as far as I am concerned.
Still haven't looked at it yet but that's my feeling too... early reports show it's a lot longer to post than the good old BIOS.

But with my previous computer, most of the time I was using the sleep function so when I clicked the mouse button, it was almost an instant wakeup.
post #1164 of 7108
Is anyone else running SLi or crossfirex (not watercooled) on this board?. Just had a herp derp moment, and realised the gfx cards will be extremely close to each other. Just a little worried about temps.

Also in the manual it states the Xi-fi chip is on the bottom left corner. yet all I see is the ALC889. Or is the alc chip the xi-fi chip?
 
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ALC889 (Realtek) provides the audio - afaik the X-fi features are software only (not too worried as I'll be using an external DAC).
post #1166 of 7108
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I'm fine with my 4x4gb G.Skills Eco from the boards QVL and they have just the normal height and running fine with 1333MHz, yet. Ok, i've not tested XMP right now... i'm just waiting for the next BIOS version.


Hm, maybe you should better have a look for some news concerning SSDs lately? It's a very new technology and so all of us using it are like guinea pigs in the lab...
- The Intel 320 has a known error with 8MB just left after a system and/or power breakdown. It's reported that a new firmware will help further here.
- Intel Link Power Management (LPM)-Problem: fixes with either firmware, driver and/or registry setting possible depending on the used ssd drive (LPM was default setted with Intel RST Version 10 and later); a lot of discussions around this issues, here's one e.g.
Ok, so the question is what SSD is without problems then?
Maybe previous series SSD from intel?
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post #1167 of 7108
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I guess you could take the CMX8GX3M2A1600C9. They are on the QVL list. But the are a lot of LP rams from G.skill, Patriot, Kingston and Mushkin as well. I was also surprised that it's causing such issues...i thought they're the same as the others just with a different heatspreader.

I think you won't have any problems if you are buying an Intel SSD. An intel SSD should work with the intel controller. The problem with other SSD's is that intel enable a function called LPM - Link Power Management. This should save some mili or micto Watts by enabling and disabling the sata drives. This causes issues for non intel SSD's. I guess intel just want's to sell their own SSD's showing that other have issues...that's pretty lame
How is this with the RAM voltages? I tought RAM's for Sandy Bridge are 1.5V.
But these are 1.65V. And i also saw some 1.35V (the G.Skill ones by Woschdsubbn, but they are not to buy here anywhere) Are they recognized automatically by the MB?
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ALC889 (Realtek) provides the audio - afaik the X-fi features are software only (not too worried as I'll be using an external DAC).
Ok yeah, seems it is only a codec (which I wasn't aware of).

Have been in 2 minds about the board the last few hours.. Was looking at trading it for the p67 sabertooth (mainly for the gfx card spacing), but I think I'll give it a go, can always sell it later if I don't like it. But it certainly will be dwarfed in my NZXT phantom case.. haha
 
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How is this with the RAM voltages? I tought RAM's for Sandy Bridge are 1.5V.
But these are 1.65V. And i also saw some 1.35V (the G.Skill ones by Woschdsubbn, but they are not to buy here anywhere) Are they recognized automatically by the MB?
There's no problem with 1,65V. We've just tried on a friend's pc if it has any impact on the cpu temperature and there was none. IMHO the 1,5 limit is just a rumour. Major motherboard manufacturers confirmed 1,65V to be completely ok.
The motherboard will most probably load the JEDEC profile from the memory on the first start. After that you need to choose the XMP profile manually. XMP is always faster then JEDEC. Mine was JEDEC: 1333 CL9, XMP: 1600 CL9. Btw. the g.skill's are available in Slovakia, maybe they'll send it to Hungary. But they are lot more expensive than 1,65V rams. If i could choose once again, i would buy the cheapest 2x4GB 1600 kit from the QVL list regardless the voltage or timing.
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There's no problem with 1,65V. We've just tried on a friend's pc if it has any impact on the cpu temperature and there was none. IMHO the 1,5 limit is just a rumour. Major motherboard manufacturers confirmed 1,65V to be completely ok.
The motherboard will most probably load the JEDEC profile from the memory on the first start. After that you need to choose the XMP profile manually. XMP is always faster then JEDEC. Mine was JEDEC: 1333 CL9, XMP: 1600 CL9. Btw. the g.skill's are available in Slovakia, maybe they'll send it to Hungary. But they are lot more expensive than 1,65V rams. If i could choose once again, i would buy the cheapest 2x4GB 1600 kit from the QVL list regardless the voltage or timing.
Thanks for the infos.
(btw, i am not buying anything in hungary, since almost everything costs less in Austria, and i am just a few km-s away )
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