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Well US, given litlratt's point above regarding the progression of drivers, I don't think that will help your situation compared to mine. I primarily game with my system while you are using yours for some serious video editing. As SLI seems to be your chosen path, you could switch over to the EVGA Quad revised board. I built one not long ago with a Q6700 and was able to hit 445 FSB without too much effort (but high heat output) . With your 9x multi, even 400 FSB would probably be sufficient for your needs.

Yup... that is what I keep staring at... 3.6 and possibilities of 4.0 are what any other board will give you with the Q6600 Go and the EVGA is giving you SLI and that "unlocked" Q66G0 Quad OC'ing potential today...

I really hate to part ways with both ASUS and "the guys" though LittleMouse just purchased one which means I wouldn't be alone.... Treatment X has been there for quite some time now too.. that would make three of us... heheh... such a dumb thing but I do find comfort in knowing that there are two buddies out there whom you can PM int he event of a bug or something popping up...

Anywho...
1. How much for the Blitz? When?
2. How much for the first SLI X38? When? (~ of course)
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My initial impression of this new board isn't very good as it failed after 2 hours of running.
I was well over the ASUS wall, but it doesn't do much good if it won't POST.
A record RMA for me.

@Robilar
I'm not familiar with the games you mentioned, but I consider the SLI performance in all the ones that I have installed to be good to very good. I game at 25X16 at all games other than a couple poorly optimized ones and they're at 19X12.
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How much did you play with the settings before you RMA'ed?

Did you just plug in other's settings? Give it a good try before you give up on it.. I've heard nothing but good reports about the board...
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How much did you play with the settings before you RMA'ed?

Did you just plug in other's settings? Give it a good try before you give up on it.. I've heard nothing but good reports about the board...
I don't want to jack this thread with it, but I spent enough time on it to know that it needed to be replaced.
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Great board. Took a beating when I installed it and works like a charm.

I'm confusing myself, what cooling do I need if I am just overclocking my E6750? I have a Tuniq Tower 120. Do I need the TT north/southbridge coolers too?
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I had great success with a nice and rough 250 grit paper first, two sheets... there is a lot of surface on the contact block so to speed things up go real coarse and then just jump to 600 but you might want to do two sheets also to get it sorta smooth... and then go real high like 1500... then after that sheet is toast you can either go higher or just do one more 1500... the mirror finish is easily achieved with Brasso abrasive metal polish (so I've heard)... then slip a Silverstone in there and use your TT's fan as a case fan (SNIP!)
Thanks for the tips. It arrived yesterday, so I have a good weekend project to look forward to. It looked like I could screw off the contact block to make lapping infinitely easier, but it wouldn't come off... did you try this, or just lap it with the whole thing intact?
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Originally Posted by Litlratt View Post
My initial impression of this new board isn't very good as it failed after 2 hours of running.
I was well over the ASUS wall, but it doesn't do much good if it won't POST.
A record RMA for me.

@Robilar
I'm not familiar with the games you mentioned, but I consider the SLI performance in all the ones that I have installed to be good to very good. I game at 25X16 at all games other than a couple poorly optimized ones and they're at 19X12.
I wasn't referring to actual FPS in games like Ghost Recon, more along the lines of occasional crashes and BSODS with SLI enabled. I ended up changing power supplies (Twice), the motherboard, both 8800gtx cards (and went from BFG to Asus for both as well). Even at stock I had issues. Again this was in March of this year back when SLI 8800gtx drivers were in their infancy but still is was annoying because all of the futuremark benches ran flawlessly. I also had problems with Call of Duty 2, FEAR, and a couple of older titles (like Age of Wonders Shadow Magic, which showed corrupted graphics in SLI even though it ran perfectly on SLI'd 7900GTX. Thats one of the reasons I switched out hardware, thinking I had a defect somewhere.)

As I stated above though, the most frustrating aspect was that all of the games I play ran great on my pair of 7900gtx (With the same board, ram, Power supply etc) in SLI. As soon as I went to 8800gtx SLI, the problems started. What drove me nuts was that a game would crash, and then I could run 3dmark06 over and over again without a hiccup. Didn't matter if I ran everything at stock. Of course the first culprit was power supply but I could run dual instances of rthibl (for those of you that don;t know its a graphics app that maxes out stress on video cards) for 6 hours without failing. There is no way games like Call of Duty 2 or FEAR could provide more stress on my GPU's than rthibl could. It also pretty much disproved the whole "inadequate power supply theory".



USLatin, the Blitz Formula is available in North America but its hard to find stock (NCIX is a retailer here that stocks it. I get it direct from a distributor that sells to NCIX here in Toronto).
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Great board. Took a beating when I installed it and works like a charm.

I'm confusing myself, what cooling do I need if I am just overclocking my E6750? I have a Tuniq Tower 120. Do I need the TT north/southbridge coolers too?
You will need cooling on the northbridge unless you intend only to run at stock.
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Robilar:

I think you'll find the more recent drivers stable now.
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Thanks for the tips. It arrived yesterday, so I have a good weekend project to look forward to. It looked like I could screw off the contact block to make lapping infinitely easier, but it wouldn't come off... did you try this, or just lap it with the whole thing intact?
no I left it all mounted as it looked like it could get damaged if I took it off... I don't know if you should... it might ruin the contact betweent he pipes and the block...

but be careful in how you hold it or the TT's design will have your hands bleeding! lol
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