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From Benchmark Reviews:
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The long-awaited 990FX Chipset is finally here. The manufacturing partners have put together their offerings, each putting their personal touches to the design. Benchmark reviews is here with a look at the ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX motherboard and the all new 990FX Chipset. It's been a long time coming, and a full six months after the Intel P67-Express chipset means that AMD is behind the curve. A lot is expected of the new chipset and ASUS has a name to keep up with the Republic of Gamers series name.


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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK;13695769 
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it is, you didn't search obviously.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/1029554-hardwareheaven-asus-rog-crosshair-v-formula.html
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/1030013-occ-asus-crosshair-v-formula-990fx.html
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/1030008-occ-asus-crosshair-v-formula-990fx.html
Edited by JE Nightmare - 5/31/11 at 12:04am
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From the review they state this:

"There are a few constructional and design features on the Crosshair V Formula motherboard that are of particular note. For one, the traditional 8-pin CPU power connector is located on the Crosshair V Formula, but there is also an additional 4-pin CPU power connector as well. This extra 4-pin connector is specifically for use when overclocking the still unreleased 8-core AMD processors."

thinking.gif So does this mean that those of us with a bulldozer compatible 890FX wont be able to overclock an 8 core bulldozer properly?

Please say it aint so!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Armand Hammer;13696521 
From the review they state this:

"There are a few constructional and design features on the Crosshair V Formula motherboard that are of particular note. For one, the traditional 8-pin CPU power connector is located on the Crosshair V Formula, but there is also an additional 4-pin CPU power connector as well. This extra 4-pin connector is specifically for use when overclocking the still unreleased 8-core AMD processors."

thinking.gif So does this mean that those of us with a bulldozer compatible 890FX wont be able to overclock an 8 core bulldozer properly?

Please say it aint so!

i think my CHIV has the extra 4 pin conector so should yours, it might be hidden under a lil black cap, thats where mine was i put the cap in my mobo box to keep it safe:D
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CHIV has 8 pins but CHV has 8+4 pins which is what Armand Hammer was referring to.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatakescreams;13696967 
i think my CHIV has the extra 4 pin conector so should yours, it might be hidden under a lil black cap, thats where mine was i put the cap in my mobo box to keep it safe:D

doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif

Thanks for that, it's been a long day im off to bed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatakescreams;13696967 
i think my CHIV has the extra 4 pin conector so should yours, it might be hidden under a lil black cap, thats where mine was i put the cap in my mobo box to keep it safe:D

Besides the 8pin CPU connector there is an extra 4pin connector, my only concern is how to connect an power supply to it o_O
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Originally Posted by Scorpion87;13697162 
Besides the 8pin CPU connector there is an extra 4pin connector, my only concern is how to connect an power supply to it o_O

Silverstone Strider+ comes with a pair of modular 4+4 pin CPU connectors, job done smile.gif
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