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2x 4gb
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Is it better to use 2 4GB sticks of RAM or is one 8GB working solo ok to use?

Two. Unless you like half bandwidth. My trin laptop came with one stick. I doubled my gaming fps with a second stick of ram. It's just wrong to run with one stick.
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Thought so cheers lads. smile.gif
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Is it better to use 2 4GB sticks of RAM or is one 8GB working solo ok to use?

Please, questions that can be answered on google's 1st result, use google =)
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Is it better to use 2 4GB sticks of RAM or is one 8GB working solo ok to use?

Please, questions that can be answered on google's 1st result, use google =)


he can post on OCN about that question, to me it's a bit better to ask on here than looking on google.thumb.gif
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So here's an odd issue I've noticed with this board.....maybe someone has a pointer. I put the computer to sleep........and when I wake it up, no video. Have to reboot to get video back. Rather inconveniencing for a HTPC that I'd like to just put to sleep rather than shut down and physically turn on every time.

Yeah, I had problems with it returning from sleep. I backed off my OCs and it seems to have taken care of it. Think it may have been FSB OC specifically, maybe it was just the RAM.
I also had random freezes when just in Windows. Bringing my GPU down from 844 to 800 solved that one I hope.
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So if I plug a PCI-E TV tuner is supposed to work well?

It should work; the issue with RAID & HBA controllers is that they usually have their own EPROM / Boot ROM which needs to be loaded in addition to the motherboards BIOS; and sometimes things don't work very well unless the motherboard and RAID / HBA vendor worked to test and verify things.

Your TV tuner most likely does not have it's own ROM and should be detected fine.
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Hey guys, don't know if you've seen it yet, but ASRock just released a BIOS update (1.4). The description is vague, but lets hope it resolves the "overheating while in BIOS" issue. I'll be throwing it onto mine in a bit. Will drop a line if I see any significant improvements.

By the way, has anyone with this board been experimenting with undervolting? Got any hard figures, both in volts achieved and Watt consumption at the socket? I've gotten my A6-5500 down to the mid 20's at idle, high 50's at full tilt. No clock changes, no GPU clock changes.
Edited by AMv8(1day) - 4/3/13 at 4:25pm
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Has anyone tried this board with Linux?

update: now testing this Asrock board + picoPSU + 5500 + openSUSE 12.3 (64 bit)
Edited by xorbe - 4/10/13 at 4:59pm
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Richland Here Soon?
Hopefully!

Rash of New FM2 BIOS outpouring from Asrock, all proclaiming...
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