Originally Posted by SgtHop
Ah, yes. I remember you too, Denny. Seems we all have good taste in boards then, lol. I haven't had much time to play around with mine, been having issues with my X58 machines, but it's on my to-do list for sure.
I'm quite certain I'll need help with some parts of it, this is the first Asus board I've had, so some of the things are new to me.
My first Asus board as well and I have to admit I am finding it difficult to understand the terminology in the BIOS. I was fairly proficient with the Giga BIOS but this one has me hesitant to make many changes. I'm afraid I will end up bricking the board
So far I have used the full auto overclocking feature in Fast and Extreme and it really seems to do a nice job. The only thing I have changed in Manual is the BCLK Frequency and the CPU ratio. Haven't attempted to mess with the voltages as the auto ones seem to be just fine. The volts are low and the temps are fine...so I'm good with it. I have no intention of stressing this rig to see what it will do. I clocked the snot out of my Q9650 and my i5 760....but those days are over for me. I'll sit in the bleachers and watch other folks bench high
I haven't pushed above 4.5GHz and that was just for a CPUZ validation. I am perfectly content to run anywhere around 4.3 or thereabouts. Good to see you here