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Did anyone here used the MB in SLI and used the 3rd PCIE slot for a sound card.
I tried it once but then my SLI i disabled.
Is there a way around it?
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Originally Posted by KEL888 View Post

Did anyone here used the MB in SLI and used the 3rd PCIE slot for a sound card.
I tried it once but then my SLI i disabled.
Is there a way around it?

 

 Your SLI disabled, because the 2nd PCI-E slot would have 'split' its bandwidth, once you inserted the sound card into the 3rd PCI-E slot.. with only 4x @ the 2nd and 3rd slots now, you cannot enable SLI anymore..

 

 One way around it may be to use a PCI-E extender for the 1x slot, and hook your sound card up to it [assuming it is a 1x card]. This will allow you to place the sound card in a position that will not interfere with your GPU, covering the 1x slot now.  Or use the top 1x slot.

 

 **There is no way to run SLI on this board with all 3x PCI-E slots populated as bandwidth is 16x4x4x

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Did anyone here used the MB in SLI and used the 3rd PCIE slot for a sound card.
I tried it once but then my SLI i disabled.
Is there a way around it?

Don't use a sound card. Soundcards are pretty **** compared to real DACs. And more expensive per the same quality.
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Did anyone here used the MB in SLI and used the 3rd PCIE slot for a sound card.
I tried it once but then my SLI i disabled.
Is there a way around it?

just use the 1 x slot above your 1st 16x slot.
BTW sli requires bandwidth to be at least 8x nothing lower. this motherboard supports 2 way sli and 3 way crossfire (crossfire only requires at least 4x)
if your sound card is a 4 x or higher then bad luck should have looked in to your setup before buying your components
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ok im getting this msi z77 mpower motherboard and im getting a i5 3570k and i want to overclock to about 4.6/4.8 ghz as i will be getting the h100i cpu cooler. Also im getting the msi gtx 680 lighting edition so i want to overclock that too.

my question is, can someone please post pictures of thier bios of what they set for this motherboard and for this cpu so that i can copy those and use it when i get my rig so i dont blow 230$ straight into the ground.

Also can someone please post pictures of thier msi gtx 680 lighting overclocked so that i could also copy what you have put.

*not trying to act mean for asking for all these pics but i really dont want to destory my cpu so please someone help me, thanks.

- Zahain

well i wont post all my bios settings but i will tell you my vcore.
my vcore for 4.7 Ghz is 1.38 STABLE
it was running 1.36 vcore but after 12 hrs it was unstable
make sure you stress test it i thought my 1.36 vcore was stable but it wasnt.
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Hi,
I've had the MPower for about a week now. Really only have one question. Is there a difference between WHEA warnings and errors. I have read almost every post in this thread and the errors are the only one really referenced.
Thanks
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It won't make a huge difference in games. If you want to boost fps over lock your video card but if your doing single monitor gaming with a 680 its not going to be necessary at least now.
Agreed thumb.gif what affecting in overclocking with games is mostly when you overclock the card. But at lower resolution like 1024x768 or below it higher CPU clock does help increasing FPS smile.gif
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Auto Vcore and 75%Vdroop...1.17x V max during full load
Nice Alex thumb.gif that is nice and safe full load Vcore smile.gif
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ok thanks, do i really need to overclock? people say you do as its better for games but is it actually worth it or no? as i dont want to oc if it doesent do much fps change like the i5 3570k vs i7 37770k which are a few fps difference
chann3l already answered it smile.gif

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Guys, what's the difference between "Update BIOS?" and "Update BIOS and ME"?? I google searched it, and apparently ME is useless unless you are a high level network admin or something...

Also, my 2500K's clock frequency is permanently stuck at it's max overclock for some reason? EIST is enabled...I'm not sure why this is. Anyone know??
All procies will meet the Wall smile.gif btw how high is your 2500K at max OC? My ex-2500K was at multi of 53 redface.gif

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Hi,
I've had the MPower for about a week now. Really only have one question. Is there a difference between WHEA warnings and errors. I have read almost every post in this thread and the errors are the only one really referenced.
Thanks
I usually refer to BSOD, freeze, hang in windows and I seldom check WHEA warnings & errors.
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Thanks for the feedback.

See i am using x2 MSI GTX 680 lightnings.

And the PCB board on the back of the GPUS are in the way of all the x1 PCIE slots.

I was thinking of the removing the one on the top gpu but i am not sure how this will affect the card.

Did anyone do something like that.

The onboard audio on the big bang z77 is not bad but i use to run a Xonar DX.
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Agreed thumb.gif what affecting in overclocking with games is mostly when you overclock the card. But at lower resolution like 1024x768 or below it higher CPU clock does help increasing FPS smile.gif
Nice Alex thumb.gif that is nice and safe full load Vcore smile.gif
chann3l already answered it smile.gif
All procies will meet the Wall smile.gif btw how high is your 2500K at max OC? My ex-2500K was at multi of 53 redface.gif
I usually refer to BSOD, freeze, hang in windows and I seldom check WHEA warnings & errors.

Yeah, I guess I can still go further, thou with my cheap air cooler. Next time, I will try to use manual vcore + changing clock multiplier thou it won't downvolt.
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Some new drivers over at MPower site

Such as Ethernet, Audio, Intel Management Components
Edited by Tyreman - 3/7/13 at 9:42am
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