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Just a little note:

I figured out that the Command Rate (CR) of my DRAM was @ 2T.

I changed that to 1T and got a much better DRAM efficiency score.

Dont know why the bios set it on 2T, but u better check it.

I have Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz.



BTW. i tried so set my RAM on 1866 MHz, it works only on 1.65V with Cas on 10 (instead of 9) and CR on 2T.
The efficiency was lower then 1600 MHz @ 1T
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Anyone considering the Gene-Z Gen3?
Newegg has it for $174.99 until Tuesday 11:59PM PST....

I am, just wondering if the 2nd/lower pci-e slot is wired for full x16 if there isn't a card in the first slot.
Just debating if I should buy a replacement board before I start the RMA process with ASRock as my current board literally smoked a sata cable and HD.
     
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Just a little note:
I figured out that the Command Rate (CR) of my DRAM was @ 2T.
I changed that to 1T and got a much better DRAM efficiency score.
Dont know why the bios set it on 2T, but u better check it.
I have Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz.
BTW. i tried so set my RAM on 1866 MHz, it works only on 1.65V with Cas on 10 (instead of 9) and CR on 2T.
The efficiency was lower then 1600 MHz @ 1T

Vengeance kit aren't good for OC, keep it at stock that's the best performance.
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Vengeance kit aren't good for OC, keep it at stock that's the best performance.

I agree now, but this let me think otherwise http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1542/1/
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I am, just wondering if the 2nd/lower pci-e slot is wired for full x16 if there isn't a card in the first slot.
Just debating if I should buy a replacement board before I start the RMA process with ASRock as my current board literally smoked a sata cable and HD.

If I remember right the answer to that is no. I was thinking of putting my card in the lower slot since the heatsink's fan clips sit directly against the card. Seems like the manual says its only capable of 8. I have read consistantly though that x16 vs x8 is very little difference. Not sure if its true I used my x16 slot and wrapped the clips with electrical tape.
    
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My corsair vengeance runs great at spec speeds/voltage. Ive not tried to overclock it as Ive heard the gains are miniscule. I have thought about trying to tighten up the timings but they are already pretty tight (c7). Anyone used this c7 1600 sticks know if it can be tightened further?
    
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I agree now, but this let me think otherwise http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1542/1/

Well, the Vengeance can do 1866MHz 9-11-9-27 1t with 1.65v while my current Crucial can do 1600MHz CL7 at 1.67V. I'm not saying that can't works on overclock, but if you want a RAM for overclock I'd move on to G.Skill or Dominator territory.
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Well, the Vengeance can do 1866MHz 9-11-9-27 1t with 1.65v while my current Crucial can do 1600MHz CL7 at 1.67V. I'm not saying that can't works on overclock, but if you want a RAM for overclock I'd move on to G.Skill or Dominator territory.

My system wouldnt even boot with 9-11-9-27 @ 1t only on 2t. But it wasnt stable enough so i tuned it back to normal.
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I am, just wondering if the 2nd/lower pci-e slot is wired for full x16 if there isn't a card in the first slot.
Just debating if I should buy a replacement board before I start the RMA process with ASRock as my current board literally smoked a sata cable and HD.


If you populate the second PCIe2.0x8_2, both #1 & #2 slots will split to @x8/x8. If you fill the second PCIe2.0x8_2 only it will still @x8 because it shares the lane with PCIe2.0x4_1.

 

 

 

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Hi, dead set on getting this mobo for my new build but is it recommended as I'll be using a 480 GTX and Asus Essence STX soundcard?

Quite worried about airflow, as looking from peoples pictures when using SLI, it is a squeeze!

I do have a Silverstone Fortress 2, so it is a good air cooled case.

Or should I be looking at the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 insted?
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