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post #3671 of 7108
Great work again LAKF on the updated Frontpage. Really like the alphabetical owner spread sheet

Just to show the difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3 ssd's

Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 64Gb SATA 2 ssd


Corsair Force 3 120Gb SATA 3 ssd
post #3672 of 7108
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I ask because there are a few different kits that match the specs in your signature. I'm guessing it's the 996997 one?

Also, it's a dead giveaway that it's pre-SB ram when it's spec'd at 1.65v . As Intel states a maximum safe vdimm of 1.55v, 99% of ram "designed for Sandy Bridge" or "optimized for the P67/Z68 platform" runs at 1.5v or less.

Anyhow, this board handles the sub-timings fairly well when set to auto. I've only had to manually change tWR when experimenting with various overclocks. Just use the XMP profile and leave "Memory Bandwidth Booster" disabled.

There are more settings than two, but for low overclocks like 4.5GHz and under, there just isn't much you can do. CPU pll, VccSA/IO and switching frequencies become important when going over 4.6GHz but tweaking them for < 4.5GHz doesn't seem to have any effect. It's like you said; because so much of the chipset is now on-die, there is very little for the end user to play with and that makes SB very watered down .

If you're still determined to tweak, try disabling C3, C6, EPU and Spread Spectrum. Then experiment with lowering CPU pll voltage, raising VccSA/IO voltage, and dialing in a good Load-Line calibration + vcore offset combination.
It seems to be doing alright at 4.5 with the 2133 RAM settings, though I still need to fix something, because it crapped out at 32 passes of LinX (I know that's a lot, but I do 25 first test, then if I can get to 50, I know I'm pretty much set). It might be too much . What do you think?

Getting that far into the run and it failing means it's very close. I tried a small bump in vcore this morning and then left it running, so we'll see how far it got when I get home. 4.5GHz shouldn't be that much of a challenge to get stable, based on what I've read about these chips. I might just have a dud, but I think, with some tweaking, I can probably get this "mild" OC to be stable.
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Ok, so I just set my voltage too low on my CPU and now it won't boot to bios or Windows.

It says "OE" error code on the motherboard, which means "Microcode not found" or something like that.

Is there anything I can do, to reset the bios or something? I thought this motherboard had fancy features like that.

EDIT: There is supposedly a switch to do this, but where? I can't find it


Hahah, I feel dumb. So the switch is actually placed outside of the case, near the USB ports. Nice!
Edited by NateN34 - 10/11/11 at 9:49am
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There is a button for CMOS reset on the back panel of the motherboard. It's got a sort of circular arrow on it and it lights up.
Third from left in this picture.

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Great work again LAKF on the updated Frontpage. Really like the alphabetical owner spread sheet

Just to show the difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3 ssd's
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Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 64Gb SATA 2 ssd

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Corsair Force 3 120Gb SATA 3 ssd
Different capacity ssd-s show different performance too. You cant just compare a 64gb with 120gb. And these are different controller too. So its not entirely up to the sata2 or 3.
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Welp, never thought i'd get back into my case modding days, but the excitment of this new Sandy Bridge build along with the cool color theme of the ROG Gene-Z mobo, our awesome Overclock.net club thanks to La King fan, and the ROG ASUS community as well, i've been pondering about doing something special with this new computer build. My aging Antec mini p-180 jas just been screaming at me for something new to be done to it. After a few weeks of thinking, planning and googling around, I just placed an order with FrozenCpu after all these years of not doing any case projects and will begin this weekend!

Stay tuned for info on my new Asus ROG themed project *Night Fire*!

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...ight-fire.html
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 10/11/11 at 1:22pm
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Will be interested to see what you plan and do. I like the Antec Mini P180 as a starting point, too. Cheers!

I went with the Arc Mini, as it included USB 3.0 on the front panel, but its similar to your P180.

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Welp, never thought i'd get back into my case modding days, but the excitment of this new Sandy Bridge build along with the cool color theme, Overclock.net club that goes along with mobo and the ROG ASUS community as well, i've been pondering about doing something special with this build and my Antec mini p-180 that just been screaming for something new to be done to it. After a few weeks of thinking, planning and googling around, I just placed an order with FrozenCpu after all these years of not doing any case projects and will begin this weekend!

Stay tuned for info on my new Asus ROG themed project *Night Fire*!

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...ight-fire.html
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...it crapped out at 32 passes of LinX (I know that's a lot, but I do 25 first test, then if I can get to 50, I know I'm pretty much set). It might be too much . What do you think?
Nah, i've always recommended 50 passes in LinX and 8 hours of Prime95. But it all depends on what you plan on using your computer for; if it's just gaming and surfing the web you don't need to test that thoroughly... if you plan on rendering or Folding or working with mission-critical data, the above suggestion is a minimum .

I recommend Prime95 too because on every platform i've owned (478, 775, AM3, 1366 and 1155) one program never catches all of the instabilities. I'm actually re-testing my current OC because Prime95's Small FFTs test blue-screened my computer when LinX didn't .
 
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Nah, i've always recommended 50 passes in LinX and 8 hours of Prime95. But it all depends on what you plan on using your computer for; if it's just gaming and surfing the web you don't need to test that thoroughly... if you plan on rendering or Folding or working with mission-critical data, the above suggestion is a minimum .

I recommend Prime95 too because on every platform i've owned (478, 775, AM3, 1366 and 1155) one program never catches all of the instabilities. I'm actually re-testing my current OC because Prime95's Small FFTs test blue-screened my computer when LinX didn't .
I agree wholeheartedly. I've had systems run 100 LinX passes, 24 hours Prime 95/OCCT/what-have-you and then still crap out on me in F@H. Unfortunately, my folding days are behind me for the time being as the hydro bills are so ridiculous right now and we just moved to a new place, so we need to cut as many extra costs as possible. So this is mainly for regular use, gaming, movies, online stuff. That said, I am still a bit anal about my stability tests. Even without full stress from F@H, strange things still happen.

My LinX stuff is usually what I do at the beginning, then I run the longer Prime and OCCT tests, not to mention the memory stress test like HCI Memtest. I am eager to get home and see how my last run went from this morning.
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New review out from Hardocp - better late than never! http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...erboard_review
    
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