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Originally Posted by rdr09;15203829 
can't advise you on your cooling but if you really suspect your ssd is causing you headaches, too, then discard it. use your hdd as your boot drive for now. don't suffer anymore. rma the damn thing.

May be a bit drastic. A firmware update on the SSD will likely solve some of his problems, as it did mine. Usually these updates will not harm the data on the drive either.
 
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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451;15203291 
Also I think you should look on your your mb is set up before you even water cool. Know everything about it. I mean Your board doesn't even have a nf200 chip, I just looked that up. Come on now.

Just quick comment here as I only just noticed it. The Maximus IV P67 mainboard does have NF200 which I also confirmed by checking the online manual from the Asus website.

Recommendations online indicate that you are probably better off using the native x8 lanes. With dual SLI you'd need a 3rd card to activate the x16 lanes. Unlikely to be worth it.

Going to be buying an extra mechanical HDD to flash that SSD and feeling pretty confidant now about my next benchmark smile.gif
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As others have said, your temps seem fine for your ambient conditions.

When you run your benchmarks, keep in mind that at your stock settings your numbers will look really bad compared to the numbers you typically find posted online.
You have to filter through them to find results for systems running at similar stock clock speeds.
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