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At an overclock attainable within ambient cooling, this board is pretty capable. You won't get it peak out before the chip.

BIOS has been pretty okay so far and gigabyte support is already existent for these boards.

Anoyher key pount for these boards are the level of OC you can achieve on the RAM. Staying within 100 BCLK, you will not have any issues with 3200 RAM. Given the right kit of course. Check my posts.

I see. Well, unfortunately on the QVL there is no 16GB stick listed (I want 16GB sticks because I want 64GB in my system), so it will pretty much be a lottery with the memory.

However, I didn`t quite get what you mean by "ambient cooling".
post #372 of 1569
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I see. Well, unfortunately on the QVL there is no 16GB stick listed (I want 16GB sticks because I want 64GB in my system), so it will pretty much be a lottery with the memory.

However, I didn`t quite get what you mean by "ambient cooling".

That'll be pretty hard at the moment. You're already talking about 4*16GB which will likely be double sided - plus - 4 slots. But who knows. I'd love to test 4*16 GB but I don't have access to those kits yet.

Ambient cooling - anything not goung to sub-Zero C. tongue.gif
post #373 of 1569
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That'll be pretty hard at the moment. You're already talking about 4*16GB which will likely be double sided - plus - 4 slots. But who knows. I'd love to test 4*16 GB but I don't have access to those kits yet.

Ambient cooling - anything not goung to sub-Zero C. tongue.gif

I see. Well, I intend to try an OC on the stock cooler up to around 3.5-3.6 (I heard that the stock cooler of 1700 can do that). If I need more juice, I`ll buy an ARCTIC AC 240 (when the bracket will be availiable) and up the clocks up to around 3.8-.3.9.

About the memory, I really hope it will work. Right now I`m using 4x4GB sticks, on an old ASUS mobo with a Phenom II 960T CPU. However, as I`m using this as a workstation (if you can it like that haha) I reaaally want that 64GB memory. The costs are pretty high for me right now to buy it all at once, but I`ll invest "one stick at a time" as I get my hand on more cash.
post #374 of 1569
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I see. Well, I intend to try an OC on the stock cooler up to around 3.5-3.6 (I heard that the stock cooler of 1700 can do that). If I need more juice, I`ll buy an ARCTIC AC 240 (when the bracket will be availiable) and up the clocks up to around 3.8-.3.9.

About the memory, I really hope it will work. Right now I`m using 4x4GB sticks, on an old ASUS mobo with a Phenom II 960T CPU. However, as I`m using this as a workstation (if you can it like that haha) I reaaally want that 64GB memory. The costs are pretty high for me right now to buy it all at once, but I`ll invest "one stick at a time" as I get my hand on more cash.

Your plan about the RAM is outright not in my books. If you need that much RAM, buy a kit specifically tailored for that to avoid issues in the future. Especially when you are talking about overclocking it from the platform perspective. Save up and don't mix RAM sticks.

About overclocking using a stock cooler, in my experience with these chips, you can get away with a little OC using the stock cooler as these chips don't really create a lot of heat. If you look at my results posted a while back, 3800MHz at 1.2V Vcore.
post #375 of 1569
That sounds good. Well, I don`t want to mix RAM chips, gonna buy the same stick, but will do it one at a time or maybe in packs of two. Did the same with my current 4x4Gb a few years ago and they worked perfectly. No issues.
post #376 of 1569
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That sounds good. Well, I don`t want to mix RAM chips, gonna buy the same stick, but will do it one at a time or maybe in packs of two. Did the same with my current 4x4Gb a few years ago and they worked perfectly. No issues.

My plan too, just went with 2x 16gb sticks for now, when the Bios matures a bit and I can find a good deal I hope to add another 32gb.
post #377 of 1569
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That sounds good. Well, I don`t want to mix RAM chips, gonna buy the same stick, but will do it one at a time or maybe in packs of two. Did the same with my current 4x4Gb a few years ago and they worked perfectly. No issues.

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My plan too, just went with 2x 16gb sticks for now, when the Bios matures a bit and I can find a good deal I hope to add another 32gb.

Just hope that the sticks you get are actually of same batches and makes.

A lot of manufacturers put differing ICs on their kits of the same models. That is the issue.

Besides other things like XMP programming.
post #378 of 1569
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That sounds good. Well, I don`t want to mix RAM chips, gonna buy the same stick, but will do it one at a time or maybe in packs of two. Did the same with my current 4x4Gb a few years ago and they worked perfectly. No issues.
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Just hope that the sticks you get are actually of same batches and makes.

A lot of manufacturers put differing ICs on their kits of the same models. That is the issue.

Besides other things like XMP programming.

Even with the same latency and timings? If so that could be a concern...
post #379 of 1569
Does anyone know how to enable voltage offset so the voltage will go down when its not under like. Eg I want 3.8ghz @ 1.35v when under max load.
post #380 of 1569
On the spec sheet the K7 supposed to support 3400mhz ram OC. It however sets me to 1333mhz when I enter anything over 3200mhz. Is this a bug in the BIOS or am I missing something?
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