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It's back in the case rock solid. 1600Mhz ram 9-9-9-20-2T at 1.65v all voltages in the grey zone lowest setting except ram, cpu at 1.225v, +00mv RTVL Ref voltage. It's stable and fine but that temperature of that chip idles 88C, load 96C. The whole system is working great now. The 280X scores 1,910 Unigine Valley 1920x1080 8x AA extreme. Peak fps of nearly 87fps. Will want to resolve that chip temperature and cool it with thermal glue and a copper heatsink to lower it to mid 60C to high 70C.
post #412 of 433
We are going to test 8GB module today so I'll let ya know.
post #413 of 433
How guys, I just noticed this thread, and it brings back memories... Haha I almost bought one of these boards back when the came out, but the price of ddr3 at the time, the memory issues, and the crazy heat from the chipset turned me away. I got an old ASUS Maximus Formula x38 on clearance instead. Funny enough, it too had a very long life. It just got replaced last year. I think your thread has encouraged me to go set it up again 😉 Thanks for the throwback and good luck with them boards!!
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post #414 of 433
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Originally Posted by chris89 View Post

We are going to test 8GB module today so I'll let ya know.

Going hardcore now! wink.gif I vaguely remember something about the chip arrangement on the PCB. It needed to be low density.. was that it? or couldn't be double-sided.. but this was for 4GB DIMMs... 8GB AFAIK is impossible but you could be the one! Looking forward to the results smile.gif

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How guys, I just noticed this thread, and it brings back memories... Haha I almost bought one of these boards back when the came out, but the price of ddr3 at the time, the memory issues, and the crazy heat from the chipset turned me away. I got an old ASUS Maximus Formula x38 on clearance instead. Funny enough, it too had a very long life. It just got replaced last year. I think your thread has encouraged me to go set it up again 😉 Thanks for the throwback and good luck with them boards!!

Excellent, hey thanks for stopping by! You can't beat this era... this was when stuff got fast! cheers.gif
post #415 of 433
I didn't test it personally but maybe they were double sided and the 4GB modules didn't seem to work but that was my friend testing it. You say single sided only 4gb modules? I'll let him know.

I think he said he could get the 4gb modules to boot 2x, but not with the 2x 2gb modules as well?
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I didn't test it personally but maybe they were double sided and the 4GB modules didn't seem to work but that was my friend testing it. You say single sided only 4gb modules? I'll let him know.

I think he said he could get the 4gb modules to boot 2x, but not with the 2x 2gb modules as well?

I'm not 100% certain but I thought I remembered something along those lines... something to do with the fact that 4GB and 8GB modules didn't exist at the time the chipset was produced so the memory arrangement and density had an impact on compatibility as well as voltages. Even when this chipset was current there was a LOT of confusion about selecting the right memory.
post #417 of 433
Does anyone know of any alternative OS drive options for the 790i? Right now I'm running a Samsung Evo 840 through the JDEC SATA Port (the only port that allows AHCI) but speed is capped around ~200MBps in real world transfers. I was looking at PCIe SSD drives or possibly an M.2 PCIe drive but I wasn't sure if it would be bootable. Bandwidth through PCIe would be quite a bit more than through the onboard SATA.


Thoughts?
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Hi,

I've always used 2 SSD in RAID0 just for my OS. I am not sure if the nvidia raid utilises trim.I don't think it does... but its never caused me any issues. I know if you use a SSD in non raid mode you should utilise the Microsoft achi drivers and they do support TRIM. See this link for details:

http://www.win-raid.com/t15f37-NVIDIA-Optimized-nForce-Driverpacks-for-Vista-Win.html

"You will not get AHCI support by any of the nForce driverpacks. Usually I recommend the "Non-AHCI nForce Performance Pack" for nForce4 chipset users"

"Since you will not be able to get AHCI enabled, I recommend to run the SSD in IDE mode by using the generic MS IDE driver named PCIIDE.SYS. This is the only way to get TRIM working within the SSD"


Like I said....I used the nVidia Raid. It seems fine. Never had an issue with it - well not until Microsoft ****ed it up when they released the September Window10 1607 build. See:


http://www.win-raid.com/t2202f37-HOT-Win-Update-makes-nForce-RAID-arrays-unaccessable.html


Anyway since then we have had to use a special build to detect the nvidia raid set. Although since the MS released the newer Windows 10 Build 15063 in APRIL 2017... it now seems to be fine and detects nVidia RAID sets with no problems smile.gif

See:
http://www.win-raid.com/t2202f37-HOT-Win-Update-makes-nForce-RAID-arrays-unaccessable-27.html#msg37657

Below is an example of my 2 x 120GB Samsung EVO 840 in RAID0 128K Stripe.
nvidiaRAID0Samsung840evox21800FSB1600MEM.PNG 52k .PNG file

Kind Regards,
Kenny.
Edited by Kingkenny - 4/27/17 at 11:23am
post #419 of 433
Thread Starter 
I'm pretty sure TRIM is not going to be possible in ANY RAID mode (on this board). Single drive only.

Personally I bought myself an LSI-9260-4i (or 9260-8i if you need more ports) and I never used the onboard controller ever again. I still don't have TRIM support but every year or so I will just use Acronis to make a full disk backup, secure erase and restore the image.. 100% "factory" performance restored

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How guys, I just noticed this thread, and it brings back memories... Haha I almost bought one of these boards back when the came out, but the price of ddr3 at the time, the memory issues, and the crazy heat from the chipset turned me away. I got an old ASUS Maximus Formula x38 on clearance instead. Funny enough, it too had a very long life. It just got replaced last year. I think your thread has encouraged me to go set it up again 😉 Thanks for the throwback and good luck with them boards!!

just had to post here for old times sakes
during the rebuild of my system-almost done,new board cpu ram etc,i have been using my old backup sytem i have in an old antec skeleton open air case
an abit ip35 pro q9550 3x2 gig mushkin redline
this thing runs without a hiccup yet,and i think it is about 10 years old
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