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This link works for me...
It wasn't working earlier. I was able to redownload it. However the zip is corrupted and cannot be opened. Once again, anyone have an alternative link?
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$50 x 2 (16 GB) = $100.00 = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231429 and it's a TRUE 16GB Kit not just 2 8GB kits {meaning less likelyhood of the problem you mention}, and it's RED, and it's $100 and and + Free Gift: Kingston 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card (not that you need or want it, but it's FREE)

... as for filling up all 4 slots, LOTS of us here are doing it w/o problems so far, but as usual fair warning YMMV.
I agree about the red vs blue... but my Define Mini doesn't have a window so the blue doesn't bother me that much.

Biggest difference I see your kit is CL9 and the kit I linked is CL8... for the same price. I'm doing some video encoding... so thinking CL8 might be better?

Is a 4x4 kit that big a deal over two 2x4 kits?
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I agree about the red vs blue... but my Define Mini doesn't have a window so the blue doesn't bother me that much.

Biggest difference I see your kit is CL9 and the kit I linked is CL8... for the same price. I'm doing some video encoding... so thinking CL8 might be better?

Is a 4x4 kit that big a deal over two 2x4 kits?
Two 8GB kits will be just fine. I run two 8GB kits of the RipjawsX CL9 1600Mhz. If color doesn't matter, (and it really shouldn't considering the situation) I would go with the CL8.
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Hey Crucial m4 users, there's a new firmware online: From 0002 to 0009, please be sure to follow up the installation instructions (backup, IDE mode and so on)
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  • Improved read throughput performance.
  • Increase in PCMark Vantage benchmark score, resulting in improved user experience in most operating systems.
  • Improved write latency for better performance under heavy write workloads.
  • Faster boot up times.
  • Improved compatibility with latest chipsets.
  • Compensation for SATA speed negotiation issues between some SATA-II chipsets and the SATA-III device.
  • Improvement for intermittent failures in cold boot up related to some specific host systems.
Some users report that there's no difference but i've the feeling that they're using the ssd on SATA II. One reported that he gains over 410 to 490MB performance plus reading and 183 to 202MB writing plus at Asus P8P67 SATA III, some reported that the performance plus is even larger than that!

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The Asus website is handing out an out of date driver. Does Asus rename audio drivers? On the Realtek website it offers R2.64. The one linked in this thread is 5.10.0.6402 & 6.0.1.64. Are they truly one in the same?
The Asus FTP performance is very poor indeed but it works. While the Asus 21MB download i get the 92mb download of Realtek ftp site in the same time...and i agree: the asus file is corrupt. I can't open it with 7 ZIP or with Windows Zip.

For sure Realtek fits coz they're building the GENE Z sound chip and it is also a bit newer than the Asus one. The R2.64 is the internal Realtek version for the whole driver and tool package and has nothing to do with the driver version approved by Asus for their files. Inside the Realtek package one could read the readme....:
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driver package include below drivers:
Windows 2000/XP :
RTKHDA64.sys : 5.10.0.6438
Vista/Win7 driver for x64
RTKVHD64.sys : 6.0.1.6438
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At those who has asked for black/white 4PWM coolers. Here's a link to a german distributor for 120mm fans, most of them fitting to a black/white or grey color scheme. Just for info about the manufacturers of this black/white fans.
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I'm guessing if you want to be specific about a back, you'll need to provide more than just the first 3 numbers.

My batch starts with 310 and my CPU is a decent overclocker.
I'm sorry, I assumed that the all that was needed. ><

My full batch number is 3106B357
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@ LA_Kings_Fan, I see that you have Crucial M4 ssd. Are you pleased with it?

I'm deciding between Intel 510, Crucial C300 and Crucial M4. Reliability is important for me, and I don't mind if I lose a little bit of speed at the expense of more reliability (so I wont go for OCZ!). C300 and M4 are faster than 510, so I'll probably choose one of those two, but I don't really know which one!

The opinions I read on the net are 50-50. Which one is gonna be faster in a real life scenario?
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@ LA_Kings_Fan, I see that you have Crucial M4 ssd. Are you pleased with it?

I'm deciding between Intel 510, Crucial C300 and Crucial M4. Reliability is important for me, and I don't mind if I lose a little bit of speed at the expense of more reliability (so I wont go for OCZ!). C300 and M4 are faster than 510, so I'll probably choose one of those two, but I don't really know which one!

The opinions I read on the net are 50-50. Which one is gonna be faster in a real life scenario?
I had the C300, two in fact in RAID0, and switched to the Intel 320 160Gb drive, didn't notice any difference performance wise. Sure, I could bench and see the difference, but everyday use, gaming and what not, nada, no difference. The 510 would be my choice if I had the money, the only reason I went with the 320 was because I got it for about $200. The Intel 510 is the only drive I know on the market, latest gen, that has had no issues. All the other drives have had issues, Sandforce, C300, M4, all of them.
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Yeah I choose the Crucial M4's for overall value, they seem cheaper then most of the SandForce SSD's while having VERY FEW if ANY complaints I noticed, I think since they've been out they had 1 firmware issue that was resolved already. Personally I think you can't go wrong with them (I have the 64GB and the 128GB M4's), and would opt for the M4 over the C300, at least in my case NewEgg had the M4's on sale.

SPEAKING of the Crucial M4 on sale, check out ...


http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...cial-ssds.html
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http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...128gb-ssd.html
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cool board got mine today, i gotta say you get a ton of bang for your buck, idk wy youd buy another boards like a P8p67 Deluxe, or even a UD4 unless you want fullsize, this boards has everything but extra PCI-E/PCI. Its VRM looks good, but its more of a cut down P8P67 Deluxe VRM than a Maximus 4 Extreme VRM, it shares 2 things with the M4E though, the PWM and the Inductors, the MOSFETs, the Tri MOSFET design, the capacitors, and the frequency divider/dual Driver IC is all the same as the P8P67-Deluxe.

Sweet little board though, i am itching for some more switches, maybe one to disable TPU like the other ASUS LGA1155 boards have? and maybe a dual BIOS? and add that memory from the M4E for the BIOS profiles.

Its also gotta be the most affordable ROG board ever, i gotta say its impressing me.
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Wooooha!! The m4 roxx with new firmware +20% reading and about +5% more writing performance!!

-> Easy to use update, after save data backup of m4:
Just use an empty USB stick, download and unzip the new firmware and then use this tool "Universal USB Installer"
-> Inside the tool select with the first listbox the LAST entry "Try unlisted Linux ISO(New Syslinux)"
-> Then select the unzipped Crucial ISO in the second list box
Voila: Now you've a bootable USB stick with latest Crucial 0009 Firmware on it, leave it in place!
-> Now make a fresh boot and enter UEFI GENE Z Bios, select the USB Stick as only boot device and switch the m4 from AHCI to IDE and "Compatible"
-> Save and after the new boot the USB stick should start the crucial m4 firmware update
-> now type in "yes"
-> After some while the firmware must be 0009 now and then shut down the system and go again into UEFI and switch m4 back to AHCI and select the normal boot order again.

-> ENJOYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

*OLD* 0002 Firmware and MSAHCI driver


*OLD* 0002 Firmware and Intel AHCI


*NEW* 0009 Firmware and Intel AHCI, GREAT!


Shouldn't we show some mercy for Sandforce problem owners?!
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