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I would like to know about the ram speed it says 1866 is the highest setting is that a miss print?

and how well is the SLI scaling on this board? I have a AMD & SLI board but wanted to upgrade do you think it would be a good upgrade from the Nvidia chipset board?

I also have the BE version chip, so how do you think it would do? I would also like to know how well it is OC'ing with the volts is it taking less so far to get to where you are at?


The 1866MHz option is for BD only... I installed my 1055t and it only allows 1600...

I finally got the overclock where I wanted it... There was some weird glitch I was having with the CPU voltage at first and I got that worked out... Currently running:

CPU 3.93 GHz
RAM 1866 MHz (on the 1600 multiplier)
FSB 280

I was able to achieve 4.004 GHz with ram at 1524 but could not get the ram to run stable at 1906MHz so I chose the setting above.

As far as SLI... I just got my clean install done today and SLI is not an option for me... Cannot get it to work... not sure if it is the drivers or what... I am looking into it at this time and will keep everyone posted.
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The 1866MHz option is for BD only... I installed my 1055t and it only allows 1600...

I finally got the overclock where I wanted it... There was some weird glitch I was having with the CPU voltage at first and I got that worked out... Currently running:

CPU 3.93 GHz
RAM 1866 MHz (on the 1600 multiplier)
FSB 280

I was able to achieve 4.004 GHz with ram at 1524 but could not get the ram to run stable at 1906MHz so I chose the setting above.

As far as SLI... I just got my clean install done today and SLI is not an option for me... Cannot get it to work... not sure if it is the drivers or what... I am looking into it at this time and will keep everyone posted.
well yeah please let me know as I was planing to get this board over the CH:V cause the looks where perfect and was hopping the performance was as well, the reviews were ok but never trust reviewers as the boards manufacturer most likely has something to do with the outcome !

Please let me know everything you find out not to make your life harder just save me the time and money of making yet another board mistake
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The 1866MHz option is for BD only... I installed my 1055t and it only allows 1600...

I finally got the overclock where I wanted it... There was some weird glitch I was having with the CPU voltage at first and I got that worked out... Currently running:

CPU 3.93 GHz
RAM 1866 MHz (on the 1600 multiplier)
FSB 280

I was able to achieve 4.004 GHz with ram at 1524 but could not get the ram to run stable at 1906MHz so I chose the setting above.

As far as SLI... I just got my clean install done today and SLI is not an option for me... Cannot get it to work... not sure if it is the drivers or what... I am looking into it at this time and will keep everyone posted.
Looks like no OC advantage over the 890s. BTW, you can always run RAM at 1906MHz but loosen timings.
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Looks like no OC advantage over the 890s. BTW, you can always run RAM at 1906MHz but loosen timings.
well I am on the 980A chipset so in a way the 890 was a upgrade only 8+2 vs my 8+1 power and LLC is not even on my boards bios and I have seen guys talking about that like it was sliced bread all over again so just remeber I and a few others (like every AMD owner on here, lol!) will be watching your post. I hope your problems can be worked out for your sake as well
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I will keep this post updated and when I spend some more time with it I will give a more detailed explanation of everything I came across.
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I honestly dont know why board manufacturers put Ram speeds on AMD boards when the IMC is on-die Cpu side.....BD is supposed to have a new IMC which can go to 1866,that is why you have the option.
AMD gets 'better' results with tight timings and lower speeds. Use Maxxmem or AIDA64 to bench your ram and find what suits you.
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well I am on the 980A chipset so in a way the 890 was a upgrade only 8+2 vs my 8+1 power and LLC is not even on my boards bios and I have seen guys talking about that like it was sliced bread all over again so just remeber I and a few others (like every AMD owner on here, lol!) will be watching your post. I hope your problems can be worked out for your sake as well
Maybe a BIOS revision or board revision will carry LLC....
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This motherboard will be the last thing I ever buy from Newegg, I paid $27 for Newegg overnight shipping, it's too bad nowhere on the order page does it say between Monday and Friday only, if it did I wouldn't have clicked Overnight, it's a good thing there's other sites to buy from plus a Fry's and Micro Center near me.
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This motherboard will be the last thing I ever buy from Newegg, I paid $27 for Newegg overnight shipping, it's too bad nowhere on the order page does it say between Monday and Friday only, if it did I wouldn't have clicked Overnight, it's a good thing there's other sites to buy from plus a Fry's and Micro Center near me.
just so you know you are not alone with that, but it is not new egg that is the problem it is the shipping companies as they post the links and Don't inform people that they will not deliver on sat.
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UPDATE:

Well after playing around with all the settings and voltages I managed to get the old 1055t to 4.085 GHz. This is a 80MHz increase over my old 790FX by MSI. If I really wanted to go at it I think I could get more but I don't want to push the voltages too much. Its at 1.46v now.

The ram is at 1550 and NB is at 2900ish.

The SLI works great... I will have to get some benches done and post them up later.

I have to say I really like this board... The new BIOS is great... If I push it too hard I do not have to reset the BIOS it just says OC failed... and I can go about my business.

I personally like the layout better than the upcoming Crosshair. The Sabertooth will run Tri-SLI and the cards will not be right on top of each other (1 slot between them of extra space)
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