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post #3401 of 7108
LAKF, I sent you a PM...

This club board is moving quick these days! Lots of active new members that add a lot too...

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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
Congrats ,

Thank you kindly

Btw ... off topic somewhat, but so what happened with your TOXIC ? I assume you didn't RMA it back to NewEgg to try and get a replacement that might have Un-Locked for you, so how's the card working out for you ? I'd think it's still a Great Card even w/o the Un-Lock as that supposedly is only about a 3-5% gain over a STOCK 6950, and since the TOXIC is already Factory OC'd you've kind of already made up that 3-5% difference ... have you tried to OC it further still ? It should be able to bump up against a 1K GHz mark or maybe even past from what I've read.
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post #3402 of 7108
is there a way to not boot into BIOS at every reboot this is getting annoying
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post #3403 of 7108
Does anyone know what this setting does?

"CPU Core Current Limit"...should it simply be set as high as possible when overclocking?

And should "maximum power" under turbo mode parameters be set to enabled when overclocking to 4.8-5 GHz?

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a few pic of the computer



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post #3405 of 7108
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You are once again da man!!! That was easy! My temps jumped up 10c on my Dark Knight, but they still seem decent under loads while playing BF3 beta
My 3 steps worked for you?
post #3406 of 7108
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Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n View Post
I dont' think my RAM will let me push it harder,
RAM have nothing to do... you set Ai Overclock Tuner = X.M.P. and your RAM will use the eXtreme Memory Profile, this mean it will use the best frequrncy and timings that you have paid for.

Anyway I would not recommend going higher than 4.6GHz. Why? I would ask why would you want to get only 200MHz more at the expense of adding voltage and heat and getting close to hit your CPU limit? You would barely see the 200MHz benefit using benchmarking program and you would never see a difference in daily task and probably gaming as well.
post #3407 of 7108
Some news! I decided to explore furthur than my basic 3 steps OC as I finally find out that the voltage applied to the CPU was fixed, whatever the speed the CPU was running at.

I wrote in a few messages many pages back that I was using RealTemp to read voltage and RT in fact read VID from a table so what you see is the voltage the CPU should run at, according to the frequency it is running.

CPU-Z was always reading approx 1.35v with my 3 steps OC guide. Tonight I decided to play a bit in the BIOS. I initially went into the BIOS to try to enable variable CPU fan but I never got it to work, I will have to investigate later on this.

Back on topic, I enabled the Offset mode to make the voltage drop when CPU is idle. It now works as intended, I now get 0.992v on idle and 1.328v @ 4.6GHz. Ran IBT with Higher setting 5 pass successfully.

The only problem is that I haven't noticed much temperature drop. I was expecting more so I'm not even sure I will keep those settings. I mean idle @ 32-34C instead of 35-38C makes no difference for me andthe lifespan of the CPU is not affected either.

Time to go to bed!
post #3408 of 7108
Just got my board installed and running. Here are some pics from the build and leak testing, though I still need to take some of it completely assembled and lit up.

CPU-Z





More to come (including MDPC-X sleeving!)
 
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post #3409 of 7108
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Just got my board installed and running. Here are some pics from the build and leak testing, though I still need to take some of it completely assembled and lit up.
Added, Nitronium as OWNER #98 ... only 2 more 'til ONE HUNDRED !
   
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post #3410 of 7108
Guys am having a small issue and i hope you guys can help before i RMA the board.

My issue is with the usb ports, everytime i use a usb (let it be a flash drive or if i removed the moue for isntance) the pc freezes. And alot of times it does so unles i remove the mouse and keyboard, which will not wok cause it should be from the start.

I updated the bios and drivers, but the issue is still there. Is it comon?
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