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Finally got my replacement for my Rampage today, and also received my G.Skill DDR3-2400 CL9 (4X4Gb). smile.gif
    
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My, and I assume everyone's, RIVE came with a cover over 4 connectors of the 8-pin EATX 12V_2 power connector. Are these 4 covered connectors not supposed to be used? If they are supposed to be used why are they covered?
post #163 of 9802
Some power supply's only have 4 pin. It prevents people from plugging in wrong. If your power supply is eight good to go. Just food for thought for you. The ga-x79-ud7 has two separate 8 pin CPU plugs. That is the one I'm still trying to figure out.
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Originally Posted by drufause View Post

Some power supply's only have 4 pin. It prevents people from plugging in wrong. If your power supply is eight good to go. Just food for thought for you. The ga-x79-ud7 has two separate 8 pin CPU plugs. That is the one I'm still trying to figure out.

Same with the rampage 3 extreme, 2 x 8 pin, you only need 1 of them plugged in, the other one more or less for serious LN2 OCs.
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Having lots of fun with this board, getting 5+Ghz stable was easy as in 12hours of Prime95 small FFT's and RAM blend each. But for some reason the computer reboots after a couple of minutes playing any game does anyone have any idea of why this is happening? These random reboots don't occur at sub 4.5GHz overclocks, need some experienced help for this.
Solution - had Vcore llc on ultra high and vcore must have been starved of volts playing games but not running prime, lowering llc to high and increasing vcore has eliminated the reboots yay biggrin.gif

I also have another random question, increasing BLCK on regular SBis a big no no, is this also the case with SB-E - as in pushing the BCLK away from the straps, or is it safe like nehelem was?
Answer is a couple of points from the strap asus technician talking to newegg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP8Q-7Mdztg
What do you guys think/know? Thanks in advance biggrin.gif

edit: this is a good source of info from the Asus website when getting to know the board
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?5835-ASUS-Rampage-IV-Extreme-UEFI-Guide-for-Overclocking
Edited by Rhia - 11/27/11 at 7:57am
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post #166 of 9802

Thanks for the link Rhia, I'll definitely take a look shortly before I get the board, so I have more ideas as to what to do with it.

 

BCLK is tied to PCIe and other things AFAIK, hence over 103 it's becoming dangerous because you're running your hard drives and video cards on that bus as well.

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With quad memory does it make a difference in gaming and computing performance 8 x 2 GB of ram or 4 x 4 GB of ram?
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Populating 4 slots will lead to more overclocking options. Depends on what choices you have.

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Populating 4 slots will lead to more overclocking options. Depends on what choices you have.

Would using two dual channel kits make a difference over a single quad channel kit?

or 4 dual channel kits over 2 quad channel kits (same model across of course).

Not looking to LN or do any crazy OCing just a stable 4.5-5 on water.

Thanks in advance

Because grabbing 4 of these kits does look welcoming,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

But im not sure if im diggin my own grave if I get these instead of coughing up the extra dough for two quad kits.
    
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I would not go with dual channel RAM, I think with such a great board you can afford the extra 20-30$ for matched sticks.

 

You'll be able to run them, but getting at higher clock speeds will be difficult.

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