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So it didn't come with a proper 3-way bridge using their recommended slots and it didn't come with a 4-way bridge at all?! what the....

Yes, it comes with the bridges necessary to do 4-way. And it comes with a perfectly good 3-way bridge. The problem is that the instructions appear to be faulty.

And I'm still waiting for someone to report whether a double-wide card can be inserted in slot 7 with all of the front panel plugs in use. I guess I'm gonna have to tear apart my current gaming rig to get at one of my old cards and check for myself.
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It's most likely a software issue. I can dig into it in a couple of hours when I get home. I have to find out if this chip supports Fast Path.


Cool. I posted my poor results so far here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1289494/lsi-raid-controller-help-2308-chip-on-board-asrock-extreme-11-motherboard-is-slow

Do I really need to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars in "optional" software to get this LSI RAID controller working properly? That surely wasn't advertised by ASRock. mad.gif
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And I'm still waiting for someone to report whether a double-wide card can be inserted in slot 7 with all of the front panel plugs in use. I guess I'm gonna have to tear apart my current gaming rig to get at one of my old cards and check for myself.

I tried an old GTX 260 OC Max Core and it just fits. The card's cover pushes lightly on the wires connected to the front panel headers. I think ASRock would do well to make those headers 90 degree connections on Rev B. Aside from keeping people like me from worrying, it would allow access to the connections without having to pull the 4th video card.

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Edited by jgtown - 8/2/12 at 11:40am
post #334 of 419
For those wondering how the heat-sink is mounted.

It covers the VRM's above and below the board, and both row's of MOSFETS. Look's like there is good contact pressure between the heat-sink and cooled items with the TIM pad:

http://youtu.be/j5PhzHqm3zs
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There is no 4-way bridge included. To do a 4-way SLI configuration, you'd use all the single-width bridges included connecting 1 to 3, 5 to 7 and 3 to 7.
Also, I've only got 3 graphics cards. The double-width bridge which is supposed to be used for a 3-way SLI doesn't fit what the manual says as far as placement of the graphics cards.

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Yes, it comes with the bridges necessary to do 4-way. And it comes with a perfectly good 3-way bridge. The problem is that the instructions appear to be faulty.

So are you saying that it came with a 4-way bridge or are you saying you have to use multiple bridges? If it came with a bridge, does that meanVvt1978's kit just didn't come with one?

Feel's a little hacky for such a high end board if you have to use various bridges to get things going.
 
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Cool. I posted my poor results so far here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1289494/lsi-raid-controller-help-2308-chip-on-board-asrock-extreme-11-motherboard-is-slow
Do I really need to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars in "optional" software to get this LSI RAID controller working properly? That surely wasn't advertised by ASRock. mad.gif

Something is not right. Those results are sub-par especially PCIe 3.0. I will have my board today and I will check it out.
I bought Fast Path for my card because the results were outstanding.
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So are you saying that it came with a 4-way bridge or are you saying you have to use multiple bridges? If it came with a bridge, does that meanVvt1978's kit just didn't come with one?
Feel's a little hacky for such a high end board if you have to use various bridges to get things going.

4-way is just like the pictures in the manual. Short bridge from slot 1 to slot 3, Long bridge from 3 to 7, short bridge from 7 to 5. I'm sure you could use a single double-wide bridge if you want. Quad-SLI isn't common so I'm sure it was considerably cheaper to add a pair of short, off-the-shelf bridges than source a quad cable. I've seen quad cables in pictures but a quick search doesn't turn up any for sale other than ebay. $27.98 delivered is the best price of the 5 listings.
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4-way is just like the pictures in the manual. Short bridge from slot 1 to slot 3, Long bridge from 3 to 7, short bridge from 7 to 5. I'm sure you could use a single double-wide bridge if you want. Quad-SLI isn't common so I'm sure it was considerably cheaper to add a pair of short, off-the-shelf bridges than source a quad cable. I've seen quad cables in pictures but a quick search doesn't turn up any for sale other than ebay. $27.98 delivered is the best price of the 5 listings.

While I agree that quad-sli isn't common...it is kind of the main reason to even get this board with quad 16x support. SLI bridges aren't expensive and IMO should have been included with this board where quad-sli should "shine"...
 
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While I agree that quad-sli isn't common...it is kind of the main reason to even get this board with quad 16x support. SLI bridges aren't expensive and IMO should have been included with this board where quad-sli should "shine"...

They provided what you need. If you want to make it pretty, go grab that inexpensive one on Ebay before someone else does. The rest are $40. smile.gif
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They provided what you need. If you want to make it pretty, go grab that inexpensive one on Ebay before someone else does. The rest are $40. smile.gif

lol. I'm not saying you can't do it. I am just saying given the price of the board and the purpose of the board that I am surprised that a proper 4-way bridge isn't provided. That's all.
 
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