Originally Posted by joedreamliner78
Thanks for all the info guys! I installed everything and system posted no problem. This board is incredible with awesome features! I could not fit the h100 in my NZXT lexa case and the MB barely fits
so I'm running the stock fan on the cpu and set up the fans to suit better cooling. Side and front intake and top, back exhaust. I'm not even going to O.C yet with the stock fan because last night I ordered the Cool Master HCF 912 full tower and I will eventually do a full liquid cool setup with a dual bay reservoir to cool th CPU and GPU. I formatted both drives installed a fresh copy of windows and loaded all the drivers and in my FSX I'm getting nearly 60FPS at MAX MAX settings at stock speeds!
I love sandy bridge!
The only strange thing I noticed is my ram says it's running at 1600MHZ but it's listed as 1333?? I did manually set the RAM freq in the bios and cleared Cmos.
Don't manually set the timings...that's only necessary if you're overclocking your ram, and you should only try that AFTER you get it running stable at stock settings. Instead, choose the appropriate XMP profile in the BIOS and you should be good to go. If there are NO
XMP settings listed in the BIOS that show 4 sticks at 1600, post back here and I can help troubleshoot, but I'd be VERY surprised if there's no XMP profile for that ram in the ME4Z BIOS. Also, what BIOS version are you running?