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As LA_Kings_Fan stated, I think you are the first to report an SMS Controller problem.

In your system info you listed Corsair XMS 2000 memory modules. If I read the spec correctly (newegg), these require 1.65v. Sandy Bridge discourages memory using above 1.5v. Might this be part of the problem? Do you have any 1.5v memory that you can use to test it?

Best BIOS to use? One that works! No need to upgrade unless there is an issue or new hardware compatability such as new processor technology. Some are doing really well with the original BIOS (0208, I believe). I updated to BIOS 0902 and solved a minor problem, so for me the latest BIOS was "best".
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Ty, yes i did all that twice actually and still no luck.
What is the best bios to use?
And i cant even get a stable overclock at there preset tunings 4.2-4.6 hell even the auto overclocking doesnt work. just 124's almost immediately.

Edited by snakemed - 11/14/11 at 6:18am
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As LA_Kings_Fan stated, I think you are the first to report an SMS Controller problem.

In your system info you listed Corsair XMS 2000 memory modules. If I read the spec correctly (newegg), these require 1.65v. Sandy Bridge discourages memory using above 1.5v. Might this be part of the problem? Do you have any 1.5v memory that you can use to test it?

Best BIOS to use? One that works! No need to upgrade unless there is an issue or new hardware compatability such as new processor technology. Some are doing really well with the original BIOS (0208, I believe). I updated to BIOS 0902 and solved a minor problem, so for me the latest BIOS was "best".
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Ty, yes i did all that twice actually and still no luck.
What is the best bios to use?
And i cant even get a stable overclock at there preset tunings 4.2-4.6 hell even the auto overclocking doesnt work. just 124's almost immediately.

Ya I ordered some 8-8-8-24 1.5 ram that are z68 specific
Even if i run ram at jdec 1.5 9-9-9-24-2t 1333
i can bench but its not stable will report more when ram arrives
But From my 2 days with it so far I LOVE THIS BOARD!!!! Puts the ud5 to shame imo uefi is amazing I couldnt even boot into windows at 5.0 on the ud5 and if i moved block at all it wouldn't post i can oc block on this board to 1.7 and post fine biggrin.gif
Once i get all the kinks worked out it should be GTG:D
post #4173 of 7108
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@ solar0987

 

 

So you haven't really said though how you solved your issue , with the System Bus Controller not loading ?

 

Or is this a case of one of those USER ERRORS magically fixing themselves after the user thinks about it a second time tonguesmiley.gif

 

Anyways glad you got your issue resolved and are finding success with the Gene-Z.

   
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Hay guys sorry if this is the wrong area for this, but I'm just looking for some feed back on my build i will be starting soon. Please excuse my lack of knowledge/experience, as this will be my first attempt at building a gaming rig. What I'm aiming for is a pretty decent mid range gaming rig for around $1200-1300, as I'm aware any thing below this price is not really worth the money. So after doing quite a lot of research and trolling through forums, as well as consulting my geek friends this is what i have come up with.
1.CPU - i5-2500k $219.99
2.GPU - XFX HD-687x-CNFX Radeon HD 6870 2GB $179.99 (friend has one and raves about it, looks nice to me)
3.MotherBoard - ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Z68 SATA6Gb/s USB3.0 MicroATX $179.99
4.HDD/SSD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB Serial ATA/5900-RPM
3.5" Hard Drive ($149.99) & 120GB PATRIOT PYRO SSD ($144.99) (both are on sale at Fry's at the moment, best deal i have come across so far)
5.RAM - Cosair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) 240-pin DDR3 1600 $94.99 (???)
6.Drive - ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner $23.99 (Filler option, might get a better one at Fry's)
7.Power Supply - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 Power Supply $79.99 (is 850 needed?)
8.Case - Cooler Master HAF 922M Mid Tower ATX Computer Case $69.99(or HAF932 if the H60 is not needed)
9.Cooling – Hydro H60 $79.99 (is this needed?)
Total $ = 1235-1300 with shipping (just want I was looking for)

The one area i need some help with is the memory, I've read that using a 16GB (4x4GB) setup can cause problems with the voltage. Is there a preferred type that will negate this issue? i was looking at the G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB for the low voltage option, or perhaps a Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB kit if using the 4x4 setup is really a issue. Also if any one could explain a little more about the SSD caching feature of the Mamimus and if a need a 120GB drive for that, i didn't find much info on whats the best setup to utilize it. Any help would be greatly appreciated thumb.gif
Edited by FelixCrow - 11/15/11 at 2:47pm
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Welcome FelixCrow, to OCN and to the GENE-Z owners Group ...

 

Pretty decent build you have there, here's some thoughts ...

 

- RAM, even though I own them, I am seeing too many people have issues with 16GB of Corsair Vengeance, get yourself the Low Volt G.SKILL's either the Snipers or Ripjaw X's.

- SSD for a Cache (64 GB max on that btw) is NOT needed or overly benifical when compared to using an SSD as a BOOT DRIVE, a 120 GB SSD is the recommended minimum for this option.

{go back and read, I had some good convo's about SSD's and the cache and why others recommended against it for my Rig - see posts #835, #1140, & (in fact here = http://www.overclock.net/search.php?search=SSD+cache&containingthread%5B0%5D=1004219&output=posts&action=disp&start=0 ) just read most of those for info.}

PS - STAY AWAY from ANY & ALL Sandforce SSD's (cheaper is NOT an option w/ these SSD's)

- HDD just personal preferance here, but SEAGATE is crap and I'll never buy from them again, Suggest WD Cav Blck for performance or Hitachi Spinpoint for budget HDD's.

- PSU 650 watt is fine for single GPU, if you plan to X-Fire down the road getting a 850 w now might be worth it.

- GPU, not a big fan of XFX cards, but I can see why people with budgets consider them.

- CPU HSF (cooling) while you don't NEED the H60 you DO NEED something better than STOCK ! but something the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ would be enough.

 


 

Here's what I would do based on what you want (all NewEgg Deals) ...

 

1 & 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.763036  = $365

(ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z & Intel Core i5-2500K Combo)

 

2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563 = $180 After MIR

(XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB)

 

4 SSD -  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167050 = $190

(Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SSD)

4 HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 = $160

(SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD)

 

5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429 = $85 (try Promo code GSKILLMEM10 for additional 10% off ? may not apply to these ?)

(G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 1600's)

 

6http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 = $21 (additional -15% off w/ promo code NE15INCDDVD, ends 11/16 ?)  

(ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner)

 

7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020  =  $75 After MIR

(CORSAIR TX650)

 

8 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197  = $80 After MIR

(COOLER MASTER HAF 922)

 

9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057  = $35

(COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP)

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Total $ = $1200 +/- some shipping ? some items where FREE shipping ?
 

 

 

 


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 11/15/11 at 6:51pm
   
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Hi folks, 1st post. Been running the i7-2700K for a few days now on maximux IV gene-z. First couple of days was running @4500\1600RAM\HT, that was @ 1.35V. Went up to 5000\1600RAM\NoHT, 1.39V, that would run prime for 90 mins or so then BSOD. Now 2 days in to running 5000\1600RAM\NoHT @ 1.41V and seems happy. Blend ran for 3 hours, BF3 and MW3 have both been run for over 6 hours. Great board, was getting the 2600K but was offered 2700K and BF3 voucher for the same price... so no worries. A quick edit, i missed temps off, @ 5000 idle mid 30's, load mid 50's. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2100177
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Welcome ru55k1 ... I'll get you added to the owners list or you can fill out the Pop Up Form if you want ... but I'm not updating anything to the front page until OCN's brilliant minds fix this mess they call an upgrade doh.gif  I heard rumors of a Repairs being released Thursday whistle.gif

   
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@ solar0987

 
So you haven't really said though how you solved your issue , with the System Bus Controller not loading ?

Or is this a case of one of those USER ERRORS magically fixing themselves after the user thinks about it a second time tonguesmiley.gif

Anyways glad you got your issue resolved and are finding success with the Gene-Z.

Nope not fixed still isn't solved,Waiting for diff ram to get here.
I can run benchmarks but stability tests are a diff story. 124 bsod immediately
post #4180 of 7108
Awesome thanks a lot! biggrin.gif So on the power supply, i would like the option to add another GPU card at a later date. so with that in mind how would this one fair?
( http://www.frys.com/product/5278537 )
If that's not compatible/adequate i would spring for the more expensive ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022 )
Also I'll be going with the G. Skill snipers 16GB, and since i found a good deal on the H60 I'll most likely go with that cus it sounds so badass tongue.gif Thanks for the heads up on the Combo deal that will save me some cash that ill put towards a better drive. Again i greatly appreciate the feedback and help, ill be getting everything soon and ill let you guys know how it goes. thumb.gif
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