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Like I said before - 1,55v. For some reasons it just does not boot with lower volts.
And I haven't figured out yet, why doesn't that MB like high mem speed With P5N-E there was no problem to OC mem up to 1280 Mhz. But with striker, I can only manage 1060 Mhz.
for 24/7, it's running 1:1 to FSB, 800 Mhz.
I was shooting for 5:8 fsb/mem = 1333/1066 but no luck so It looks like I will be at about 5:7 about 934mhz mem bus. I was told that you could cause serious damage to the nb at over 1.5v. My current fsb 1333 is using nb @ 1.35v and vcore 1.39v actual (bios setting 1.4125v)
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post #2922 of 5659
Sorry to break in on your conversation about the Q6600, but I had some fun with 4x1GB during lunch break on this board. Last night, my Crucial Ballistix (8500) finally arrived. To my surprise, 4x1 wasn't nearly as apocalyptic on this board as the naysayers had predicted (or probably correctly predicted pre-1103).

I start with:
810MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.2v - This works fine.

Then I get this inkling that I want to find a way to run 1T (I could with my Dominators, but that's only 2x1GB).

I try:
810MHz 4-4-4-12-1T 2.3v - No POST, so I figure to scale back the speed all the way to a 1:1...

540MHz 4-4-4-12-1T 2.25v - POST and my Vista score goes up to 5.8 from 5.7 (no time to benchmark... come on; it's my lunch break). So, I get excited and curious. I know I can't get 1T with over 800, so I start OCing the speed...

I try:
1080MHz 4-4-4-12-2T 2.2v - No POST
1080MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.2v - POST, but BSOD loading Windows
1080MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.3v - POST, but BSOD loading Windows
1080MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.35v - POST, but BSOD loading Windows

So, right now I'm back to 810MHz 4-4-4-12-2T 2.25v. This also gives me 5.8 score.

The moral of the story is 4x1GB is finicky in Vista, sure... but I can certainly live with 2T at 810. BTW, What's going on with the Windows score? 540 1T = 810 2T? Does the command rate matter THAT much, or does it just have a weird way of scoring? I don't intend to do performance benchmarks until after I install x64 this weekend, so I guess I might end up answering that one on my own.
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post #2923 of 5659
Actually I think the moral might be that a Q makes OCing 4 sticks finicky... I had to scale back a ton when I went Q from my E6300... then finally sold off two GBs since I was not getting stable at all with 4... this does seem to fit with your luncheon findings...

heheh OCing on lunch break, gotta love it! hehehe
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What if I told you I found a sweet spot? I think, after a number of BSODs and no-POSTs, I found a "zone" where 4x1 works really well (at least so far)...

At 272 FSB with RAM at 816, I'm rock solid. Something tells me this has something to do with the 3:2 because I got excellent results with 1200/900 with a 11 multi. I was never able to get to 300 FSB above 3.5 with the 2x1 Dominators, so my (very temporary) conclusion is I'm very, very happy with 4x1 at 3:2 with 272x13.

No real benching yet except for 3dm and Windows Experience Score, but I set a new 3dm record with 13x:

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I'd say great! I mean with a QX you really diserve more than 3.3 but it is still ridiculously low... I hope it runs stable though! 3.5+ is a nice OC!
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hey guys...I'm sure most of you guys used to own a 965P motherboard...did the transition to the P5N32-E SLi Plus give any difficulties ?

worried the HDD won't boot into windows due to chipset conflict ( had that before )
    
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I am also wondering if the P5N32-E Sli plus is a better quad clocker than the P5N32-3 Sli (non-Plus).

Anyone tried or attempted to over clock a quad on these boards ?
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All of the 650i and 680i boards (although technically the Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus is actually a hybrid of new NB MCP and old NF4 SB MCP) are poor overclockers with quads with the exception of the new revision release of the EVGA board. They are great with dual cores though.
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hey guys...I'm sure most of you guys used to own a 965P motherboard...did the transition to the P5N32-E SLi Plus give any difficulties ?

worried the HDD won't boot into windows due to chipset conflict ( had that before )
Tell me more about that HDD chipset conflict - I think I have something like that with my Striker. If overclocked, it seems like HDD does not work.
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A problem booting up from a single HDD you build with a different MoBo? That sounds weird to say the least. But you should never expect your RAIDs to work when you switch.
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