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Originally Posted by l1o2l View Post
For overclocking, yes. For stability, no.
Intel boards I thought overclocked fine ever since intel introduced multiplier only overclocking with SB.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
So much for all those naysayers that said X79 wouldn't support PCI-e 3.0.
It was a rumor about Sandy Bridge E, the motherboards could easily use PCIe Gen 2 parts and thus not support PCIe 3.0.

PCIe lanes are not on the chipset.

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Intel boards I thought overclocked fine ever since intel introduced multiplier only overclocking with SB.
Depends on the board, you can't overcome a weak VRM with a skilless multi based OC.
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post #13 of 17
I wonder if the skull lights up.
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"Intel was forced to remove SAS support from the X79 motherboard and that might explain why so many SATA/SAS ports aren't being used on this board. The Intel DX79SI features two SATA 3 6GBps ports and two SATA 2 3Gbps ports. "

forced...
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post #15 of 17
I'm hoping for better BIOS this time around. The SmackOver 2 (X58SO2) had a crap BIOS in which you had to apply every setting twice according to a review I read. Much less the first SmackOver had somewhat junk built quality. The last solid board Intel did was the 975X BadAxe, which managed to hold up with some P965 boards. Beyond that though, yeah, Intel's are mostly crap.
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Hmm, compared to the other boards it doesn`t look like the king of the hill.
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
So much for all those naysayers that said X79 wouldn't support PCI-e 3.0.
exactly, they just want IB to have it so they think they will still have the better platform with SB and IB capable boards.
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