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Haha yeh maybe Aria arn't quite up to scratch with sandybridge overclocking although they offer OC's upto 4.7Ghz for some systems - lets hope they do them properly

Is there any benefit to disabling those items? One thing I can think of is my bios takes a little extra time to boot while Marvell initialises, I suppose disabling that would save a bit of time (need to make sure nothing is connected to it though).

Yep mouse works fine in UEFI, very nice bios to use actually and lots of things I could play with. I'm tempted to OC my i5, will maybe have a go sometime in the future.

Also, another question relating to this bios. Twice when I've started my PC (since i recieved it) the bios came up with 'cpu fan error, press f1'. So I press F1 and the cpu fan shows up spinning fine in EZ bios. I then exit bios and the computer starts normally. Any idea what this could be?
    
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Haha yeh maybe Aria arn't quite up to scratch with sandybridge overclocking although they offer OC's upto 4.7Ghz for some systems - lets hope they do them properly
Achieving 4.7GHz with either a 2500K or 2600K is usually a simple matter of increasing the multiplier to 47x, and maybe increasing the voltage a little bit. That's about it.


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Is there any benefit to disabling those items? One thing I can think of is my bios takes a little extra time to boot while Marvell initialises, I suppose disabling that would save a bit of time (need to make sure nothing is connected to it though).
Yep, disabling all of those things helps my board boot faster (it takes less time to get to the point where it begins loading Windows).

I also disabled Full Screen Logo in the UEFI's Boot tab. That pretty ASUS boot screen does take extra time believe it or not (about 2 seconds faster reboot for me).

If you have anything connected to those Marvell ports, then switch them over to one of the other SATA ports immediately. Those Marvell ports are kinda like the "last resort" option when you run out of SATA ports.


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Yep mouse works fine in UEFI, very nice bios to use actually and lots of things I could play with. I'm tempted to OC my i5, will maybe have a go sometime in the future.
I hope that CPU cooler can handle the extra heat that these CPUs generate when they're overclocked. I've never heard of it.


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Also, another question relating to this bios. Twice when I've started my PC (since i recieved it) the bios came up with 'cpu fan error, press f1'. So I press F1 and the cpu fan shows up spinning fine in EZ bios. I then exit bios and the computer starts normally. Any idea what this could be?
It's vaguely familiar. I recommend asking here:

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I disabled some stuff and its saved about 5 seconds bios start time

Thanks for link to that thread, good info, there.

My cpu cooler is this one:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=43590]
It's the same one they use in their overclocked systems so it should be fairly decent.
    
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I disabled some stuff and its saved about 5 seconds bios start time
Nice!

Are any of your drives connected to either of those two navy blue (Marvell) ports?


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Thanks for link to that thread, good info, there.
You're welcome! It's a great discussion thread with a bunch of great people!


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My cpu cooler is this one:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Fans%2C+Heatsinks%2C+Coolers/CPU+Coolers/Be+Quiet!+Dark+Rock+Advanced+CPU+Cooler+?productId =43590]
It's the same one they use in their overclocked systems so it should be fairly decent.
I guess it doesn't look that bad! It could always be worse.
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Nice!
Are any of your drives connected to either of those two navy blue (Marvell) ports?
Nope, although if I add additional HDD's i'll have to re-enable it.

I find it strange that an additional controller is needed for those ports, why couldn't they just make them the same as the other 6?

Btw, what does the via 1394 controller do?
    
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Nope, although if I add additional HDD's i'll have to re-enable it.
Yeah, no kidding. Your ports are stuffed! Three 2TB drives, and a 64GB SSD!


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I find it strange that an additional controller is needed for those ports, why couldn't they just make them the same as the other 6?
That's a great question. I don't know!


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Btw, what does the via 1394 controller do?
That's a firewire controller.
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Nope, although if I add additional HDD's i'll have to re-enable it.

I find it strange that an additional controller is needed for those ports, why couldn't they just make them the same as the other 6?
Limitation of the chipset. The Marvell controller was added for those who needed more ports.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z68#Core_i_Series_chipsets
    
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The marvell controller is much slower, dont put your ssd on it. I had benchmarks from both ports somewhere, but i cant currently find them.
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