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I'm looking at getting a new motherboard for several reasons, one of which is that i may be getting some bh-5 RAM (real bh-5, the old stuff).

The problem is that a lot of the boards I'm looking at have a max ram voltage of 3.2v. will that be enough or is it worth spending an extra $20-$50 to get a DFI board that lets me give my ram more voltage?

If you have any suggestions of motherboards I should get, please tell me. It has to support crossfire and have at least 3 PCI slots.
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post #2 of 45
The DFI's are great with BH5 and they can give it a stupidly high amount of volts.

BUT your psu is generic and the DFI will not like that. You would also need to invest in a new psu if you decide to buy a DFI.

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I don't really want to spend the money on a new PSU. about how high will bh-5 get to on 3.2v?
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My board is awesome! Great OC'ing options (picture an Expert, but with crossfire) I didnt incounter a single problem with this mobo while installing it or using it.
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that would be my motherboard of choice if not for the price. I'm looking for something under $100
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so does anyone have an estimate of how high bh-5 will go with 3.2v? cause if it's not good enough I'll have to spend the money on a DFI
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post #7 of 45
Well if you want alot of Voltage options and a good overall max Voltage then My motherboard or most DFI motherboards are for you. IMO that RAM has good potential. However with your current Motherboard it may struggle.
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Originally Posted by SirJohnMichalot View Post
so does anyone have an estimate of how high bh-5 will go with 3.2v? cause if it's not good enough I'll have to spend the money on a DFI
Not very high.

Also, A DFI is generally better when it comes to overclccking.
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post #9 of 45
DFI FTW. Btw my Motherboard is actually apparently at a very good price now :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136009

However ive seen it cheaper.
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DFI FTW. Btw my Motherboard is actually apparently at a very good price now :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136009

However ive seen it cheaper.
Wow, I'm lucky I bought mine during the Black Friday sale. $89 FTW! But yeah, this is the best motherboard that I have ever used (and I've used an Expert before)
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