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1600 ram seems to be the favourite speed to buy but with ram prices so low i thought i just as well buy something a little faster as ill be overclocking.
So with only a moderate amount of overclocking planned what speed ram would you recommend?
Many thanks in advance.
These ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231462 ... OK a little pricey but YOU asked

Seriously, the User Manual states ... "Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default" ... so unless you really bump up the frequency or overclock your RAM doesn't that negate much of a boost ? I don't know, I am asking ... That plus the price difference is why I think most of us just stuck with 1600 MHz ? or am I clueless here

Also I did up a fairly detailed listing of most of the common RAM choices MOST of us are using on the MaximusIVGeneZ68 ... see MY Post #2042
{I updated it to include the HEIGHT of the RAM also}.
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 9/3/11 at 9:48pm
   
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It seems to me that, since we overclock primarily via multiplier adjustment these days, that ultra-fast memory isn't nearly as critical as it used to be. Getting 1600 over 1333 gives you some extra headroom, but I can't imagine a moderate overclocker needing much more than that (or even that).
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until SB multiplier OCing wasn't very common, but now it is, sadly.
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until SB multiplier OCing wasn't very common, but now it is, sadly.
Now unfortunately it's pretty much the only way to play, thanks intel.


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I am glad SB is OC via multi versus FSB. FSB overclocking always introduced other potential issues into the mix, with multi overclocking it's pretty straight forward and you are only really effecting the cpu. While purest might not like it and call it "Too easy" I like being able to get an additional 1300Mhz out of my chip for free. I remember the old days when you were lucky to get 10-20% overclock and you had to work at it making sure all your other components were not being thrown out of whack.
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i just build my first sandy bridge with this gene motherboard. i've downloaded all the drivers, but there is no sound coming out. i've tried changing the bios and i messed around with the settings and still no luck.

im using windows 7 unltimate 64 bit. could it be a driver issue? i've downloaded the lastest drivers on the asus website.

please help?
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I like this word that you have invented.
Lol Sorry, maybe i mixed some german and english? These are not my main language
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Anyone know of a 92mm PWM Fan w/ BLUE LED's ?

I can find a few that fit 2 of the 3 requirements, but really can't seem to find one that is all three.

Then again
... http://www.overclock.net/14797142-post2434.html ... with what snakemed is saying I guess maybe I miss read things in the Users Manual the first go around ? I thought you needed the 4 pin PWM fan's for Qfan to control them off the motherboard ? or is that for individual control, and w/ 3 pins you control the set of "case fan headers" at one speed and the "CPU fan headers" at another speed ? I somehow thought I read to control each fan individually you needed PWM fans, otherwise what's the point of PWM fans if the Gene Boards software can override that ?
The fans can be controlled via voltage too. The PWM is just an extra. My old Gigabyte MB can also control te 3 pin coolink SWIF2 on the 4pin sys_fan header via voltage So i guess the Gene-Z does that even better, maybe on all fan headers?
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LAKF, you are encountering problems that I found when looking for specific properties when buying case fans. Responding to a post I made, someone else pointed out that Qfan would work.

In the BIOS (monitor section), you can set lower limits for case and CPU fans via these specific headers (as low as 500rpms). Since I have my Corsair H60 connected to the CPU headers, I didn't set those as low as I did the case fans. Upon reboot, it slowed the case fan speeds and quieted my computer.

As I understand it, the 4-pin PWM fans work automatically based upon logic incorporated on the motherboard. I wanted to run my case fans using this technology, but couldn't find the fans I wanted in PWM form.

Maybe this technology is just too new yet?

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Anyone know of a 92mm PWM Fan w/ BLUE LED's ?

I can find a few that fit 2 of the 3 requirements, but really can't seem to find one that is all three.

Then again
... http://www.overclock.net/14797142-post2434.html ... with what snakemed is saying I guess maybe I miss read things in the Users Manual the first go around ? I thought you needed the 4 pin PWM fan's for Qfan to control them off the motherboard ? or is that for individual control, and w/ 3 pins you control the set of "case fan headers" at one speed and the "CPU fan headers" at another speed ? I somehow thought I read to control each fan individually you needed PWM fans, otherwise what's the point of PWM fans if the Gene Boards software can override that ?
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LocutusH, I saw the "new word" you created, too - no need to apologize. You simply mashed a couple of words together that described your meaning well - we all understood it perfectly!

I'd say your understanding of english was pretty good - better than you think!

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Lol Sorry, maybe i mixed some german and english? These are not my main language

Edited by snakemed - 9/4/11 at 11:04am
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