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NB's @1.2625. And alrighty, thanks for the tips man! . But uhm, turning LLC down? What exactly does that do? o.o
LLC is load line calibration, which combats vdroop (vdroop isn't a bad thing necessarily) but means you need higher voltages to get the same overclock. Turning LLC down to 1/2 or 1/4 means that you can achieve a lower voltage. You will need to increase the vcore as vdroop will take it lower than what you set it to. For example my voltage is set at 1.45v on the dot, but the BIOS reports 1.416v - and so does CPU-Z when the CPU is under load.
post #152 of 899
Are power phases the same thing as VRM's?
Is it better to have more?
What are they for?
I'm asking because if it doesn't make a difference I'm going for the 990FX Extreme4, but if it does matter I'm going for the Fatal1ty mobo.
 
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post #153 of 899
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Are power phases the same thing as VRM's?
Is it better to have more?
What are they for?
I'm asking because if it doesn't make a difference I'm going for the 990FX Extreme4, but if it does matter I'm going for the Fatal1ty mobo.
Generally when talking about power phases or VRM's yeah they mean the same thing. More is better but quality matters as well, though the Fatal1ty board has 12+2 which beats everyone else's 8+2.
post #154 of 899
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Generally when talking about power phases or VRM's yeah they mean the same thing. More is better but quality matters as well, though the Fatal1ty board has 12+2 which beats everyone else's 8+2.
Thanks.
Now I have to decide between the Crosshair V because I just saw it and went
 
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post #155 of 899
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No questions asked I'd take the Fatal1ty over the Crosshair V simply because the former is $215 here and the latter is is $279, and the Thunderbolt version is $369! It's insane.
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No questions asked I'd take the Fatal1ty over the Crosshair V simply because the former is $215 here and the latter is is $279, and the Thunderbolt version is $369! It's insane.
The Fatal1ty also has 12+2 while the Crosshair V has 8+2.
But the Crosshair V has a two places for CPU power and an extra molex connector for GPU power.
But the Fatal1ty board is cheaper here, as well.
But the Crosshair V seems to be the board that has set the bar.
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post #158 of 899
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The Fatal1ty also has 12+2 while the Crosshair V has 8+2.
But the Crosshair V has a two places for CPU power and an extra molex connector for GPU power.
But the Fatal1ty board is cheaper here, as well.
But the Crosshair V seems to be the board that has set the bar.
Ugh...decisions....
Flip a coin?

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post #159 of 899
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The Fatal1ty also has 12+2 while the Crosshair V has 8+2.
But the Crosshair V has a two places for CPU power and an extra molex connector for GPU power.
But the Fatal1ty board is cheaper here, as well.
But the Crosshair V seems to be the board that has set the bar.
Ugh...decisions....


Trust me I've been thinking the SAME THINGS.
 
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post #160 of 899
I'd get the fatal1ty one. I think it looks as cool and it is cheaper. It has all the important features too.

The boards are great, I hope BD is comparable :3
 
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