Many of the ASUS products and the ASUS manuals have poor English. So it is not saying that you have to adjust it in the OS, but it's just saying that you can if you want to.
However, I personally recommend uninstalling ASUS Ai Suite II. I have found it to be useless. :/
For me, I stopped it by disabling the Marvell controller in Advanced > Onboard Devices Configuration. I also disabled the JMB controller and I also disabled Full Screen Logo which is in the Boot tab.
I do recommend manually setting your memory. Here's the best way to find out what your best specs are that should be absolutely 100% stable:
Check this part of your copy of CPU-Z (this one is mine):
Also, if you have 2 sticks, then they have to be in the blue slots. That's why my screenshot is on Slot #2.
The reason for the higher speed is because you chose Performance in the UEFI. This is overclocking for novices (and for people who are not on Overclock.net).
The temps are because you're using the Stock cooling. Fortunately, these temps are very safe. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no clue whatsoever if these temps can be considered normal for stock cooling with this automatic overclock that your motherboard has achieved. Although if I were to guess, then I would say that it sounds to me like the stock cooler is loose. So check it: if you can wobble or wiggle it, then it's way too loose. If it feels kinda like it's welded to the board, then maybe these temps are normal after all. So just check it and see what you got.
When you install the Hyper 212 Plus, you will have to apply extra Thermal Interface Material in between the heatpipes like this (that is, before you apply any more past in addition to this):
So the idea is to fill these gaps between the pipes first. After that, you just apply paste to the CPU (or even to the heatsink - it's up to you) as normal because once you fill these gaps, it's like you have converted it into a flat-based heatsink, more or less. That means when you're done filling the gaps, you're free to continue on by applying paste to either the CPU or to the heatsink just as though it is a flat-based version.
If you don't do this, then your temps will be much higher than expected for the Hyper 212 Plus.
Also GPU-Z says my graphics card is in PCI 2.0 x8 mode LOL.
edit: Could it be because of my soundcard? (X-Fi Titanium HD)
Edited by no1Joeno1 - 10/16/11 at 5:11am