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for the Extreme 9 board, do you need to use both 8 pin connectors if you arent overclocking, I am upgrading my PC in stages and the PSU comes in a later stage with water cooling, until then I wont be overclocking so I am hoping I dont need both 8 pins?
Both are usually needed for extreme overclocking with dry ice and stuff smile.gif



I have been searching this thread but I can't find anyone here having issues with the Extreme11 motherboard and 4-Way Crossfire or SLI when it comes to the space needed for big cards. I was kind of hoping someone could tell me if there were any issues when using 4 large high end graphic cards on this board.

Currently I am having doubts about installing my other 3 HD5870 cards next to the current one : I think this will stop the chipset fan from spinning and since I somehow just can't lock the cards with the PCIe locks at the end of the slots there is probably a huge chance of the cards popping out during operation frown.gif

My previous motherboard was the eVGA X58 4-Way SLI and I had no problems installing the cards on that board although it was a tight/snug fit.
Unfortunately the eVGA killed itself a week ago so I had to replace it with something similar...


The features of the Extreme11 are awesome but this is really bugging me right now frown.gif Any help/advice would be really awesome smile.gif
post #1372 of 1592
When I still had the x-fan....my 690's would touch the fan if I put them snug on the board. But you could also barely push the other side in and give the fan enough clearance to turn. So not a problem.

But...best solution....get the Mips board block and be done with the x-fan!
post #1373 of 1592
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Both are usually needed for extreme overclocking with dry ice and stuff smile.gif



I have been searching this thread but I can't find anyone here having issues with the Extreme11 motherboard and 4-Way Crossfire or SLI when it comes to the space needed for big cards. I was kind of hoping someone could tell me if there were any issues when using 4 large high end graphic cards on this board.

Currently I am having doubts about installing my other 3 HD5870 cards next to the current one : I think this will stop the chipset fan from spinning and since I somehow just can't lock the cards with the PCIe locks at the end of the slots there is probably a huge chance of the cards popping out during operation frown.gif

My previous motherboard was the eVGA X58 4-Way SLI and I had no problems installing the cards on that board although it was a tight/snug fit.
Unfortunately the eVGA killed itself a week ago so I had to replace it with something similar...


The features of the Extreme11 are awesome but this is really bugging me right now frown.gif Any help/advice would be really awesome smile.gif

What about installing them backwards? Put the last one in first, lock the tab, repeat with second (third card in SLI/Crossfire), followed by third card (second in SLI/Crossfire) and finally the fourth card (first in SLI/Crossfire). By installing them backwards, you can lock the PCIe locks.

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Than u guys for replying. I wasn't sure if this topic is active or not smile.gif
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When I still had the x-fan....my 690's would touch the fan if I put them snug on the board. But you could also barely push the other side in and give the fan enough clearance to turn. So not a problem.
I don't understand : You are saying the cards blocked the fan but the was able to spin anyway : Correct ??
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But...best solution....get the Mips board block and be done with the x-fan!
X-Fan isn't the issue : My cards not fitting is the issue :'(

Also the MIPS block isn't ideal at all : It's still under one of your cards so u have to fix that somehow too frown.gif
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What about installing them backwards? Put the last one in first, lock the tab, repeat with second (third card in SLI/Crossfire), followed by third card (second in SLI/Crossfire) and finally the fourth card (first in SLI/Crossfire). By installing them backwards, you can lock the PCIe locks.
I was going to do that anyway but the problem is that I can't push the cards down enough to lock them so I have to solve that first.
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I don't understand : You are saying the cards blocked the fan but the was able to spin anyway : Correct ??
X-Fan isn't the issue : My cards not fitting is the issue :'(

Also the MIPS block isn't ideal at all : It's still under one of your cards so u have to fix that somehow too frown.gif

Think of your card like a see saw. If I push it in all the way on the side that has the xfan, it would touch it and stop the fan from moving. But if centered perfectly, there was no issue.

Vertical spacing for PCI slots is the same for all boards. Your four cards will fit.

Not sure I understand your MIPS comment. If there is no spinning fan, who cares if the card contacts the block?
post #1376 of 1592
Hi, Just built a new system using the:

- ASRock Extreme9 Mobo
- i7 Intel 3930K CPU
- 64GB GSkill F3-19200CL10Q2-64GBZHD 2400MHz RAM
- EVGA GTX 580 3GB Hydro GPU
- Silverstone ST-1500 PSU


Everything is professionally Water Cooled. Needing some input on some basic OC'ing. I'm not trying to push this to the limit. I'm just trying to get it to 4.2 - 4.6 GHz and for the RAM to be used to it's full 2400 MHz. I used the default OC setting to 4.2 and used XMP profile 1 (which auto sets it to the RAM's settings). But when I restart it just shows an "01" on the mobo and then shuts down. When it's in it's default (non-overclocked) settings it works just fine. Is there something that I'm doing incorrectly? Are there things that I need to disable or enable that I'm not aware of? Whatever help that anyone could give would be great. Thanks...
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Hi PunKNugget,

Check xmp profile loaded by the board matches the ram spec. My extreme4 wont load Gskill xmp properly so a manual adjustment
to timings may be all that's required. Good Luck!
post #1378 of 1592
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Think of your card like a see saw. If I push it in all the way on the side that has the xfan, it would touch it and stop the fan from moving. But if centered perfectly, there was no issue.

Vertical spacing for PCI slots is the same for all boards. Your four cards will fit.
I agree but the spacing on the Extreme11 is just insane...

Yesterday I have given it another go and with VERY carefull precision I have managed to insert the cards properly into the PCIe slots and maybe something like 2 mm. above the chipset fan ...
Only thing that still bugs me is that the cards can't be locked with the PCIe locks except the 1st card on top : Maybe my cards just aren't compatible with the AsRock locks ?!
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Not sure I understand your MIPS comment. If there is no spinning fan, who cares if the card contacts the block?
The inlet and outlet can't be used when normal aircooled cards are used. That's why some guy is working on his own block with the inlet and outlet placed between the 1st card and the RAM slots smile.gif
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Hi PunKNugget,

Check xmp profile loaded by the board matches the ram spec. My extreme4 wont load Gskill xmp properly so a manual adjustment
to timings may be all that's required. Good Luck!
Hmm... maybe I should do the same for my Corsair Dominator GT 1600 CL7 because the only stable speed I can get so far is 1333 Mhz CL9 frown.gif
If that doesn't work I think I will just replace the RAM with something else based on the experiences in this topic.
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Funny, just got off the phone with ASRock Tech Support and they said the very same thing. I had it set at the 2400MHz setting and he said it won't work above the 1866MHz settings. So I put that in manually and used OC Tweaker and put it on 4.6GHz and it works just fine with no other adjustments needed for now. I went up to 2133MHz, but it lowered my benching score and then I went up to 2400MHz and it didn't even post. So I went back to 1866MHz and it works fine. If you have any other thoughts, please let me know about how to tweak this thing. Thanks for the input... smile.gif
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Extreme7 Bios PCIe:

Download L1.81 Beta
Download L1.90 Release

Extreme9 Bios PCIe:

Download L3.41 Beta

are they real ? i don't see them in the bios section or in the beta section on the asrock site
Is it safe to flash my asrock extreme 9 with this bios ? why is it not on the site ?
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