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Thanks litlrat and Roblilar for the info on gpu-ex and sli aperture. Welcome to the world of striker Robilar!!!! You'll will probably beat me to the punch on creating a dedicated striker thread, but I have compiled tons of info on the striker as well as have about all the test setups on strikers from the big names xbit, tom's, other oc clubs etc. I also have a few horror story/ success from personal experience. Watch out for the onboard raid controller and if using sata make sure you have ones that lock.
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Originally Posted by Mmmm~ View Post
has anyone compared the new p5n32-e sli and the old one? i just got another 2 days ago and the capacitors and the black box looking phase power things are different too. plus the feature that it reverts your computer to the normal settings after a bad OC actually works now. im just wondering what else is different and if they OC differently.
mine was the first revision so this is interesting
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What's the link for the headpipes for the p5n32-e sli plus? it's thermalright but i forgot the link to their heatpipes for the north and south bridge
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What's the link for the headpipes for the p5n32-e sli plus? it's thermalright but i forgot the link to their heatpipes for the north and south bridge



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Hi, Robilar. Would you mind helping me out with my thread (the one in the signature, just press the link). I am such a noob, and I would love to have your input on the best settings for my system.

Thanks
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What would you do if you didn't only game:

_ Keep 2GB Corsair Lanfest at 1000MHz
_ Keep the 4GB of HZ at 950MHz (possibly a wee bit higher)

Same volts and timings
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What would you do if you didn't only game:

_ Keep 2GB Corsair Lanfest at 1000MHz
_ Keep the 4GB of HZ at 950MHz (possibly a wee bit higher)

Same volts and timings
I know you do video editing and so forth. in that case the 4 gb is the best choice. pure gaming like me (company laptop for work), faster 2 gb is a better choice.
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nicolo, you have a Asus P5N32-E SLI, E 4300 CPU. 2 kits of Kingston ValueR. DDR2 PC5300 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched ValueRAM 1024MB DDR2 , which takes the total to 4 gigs of memory,a Cooler Master Eclipse



"I will be running two Geforce 7800 GT graphics cards, and my PSU is a Seasonic M12 600W, so power should not be a issue either.

Now, the big question:
What settings would you reccomend me to run? I would LOVE to get a complete guide for me, as I don't know too much about how to safely clock my CPU to a stable level.

Bonus questions:

1: Is it not a good idea to totally cover the CPU in thermal paste?
2: Will it be possible for me to OC my GPU's? They are of different manufacturers, but both have Zalman coolers fitted, should I apply thermal paste to them?
"

First, with the E4300, leave the multi at 9x and you can likely run at 350 fsb (3.150 ghz). you will need to set the mb to whats in the page one of my guide and vcore will need to go to at least 1.42.

One problem... your ram. it will likely not have the overhead to handle a decent overclock not to mention mixed sets with different timings so make sure you set the ram to unlinked in the bios (although this may not be enough). with your cooling and that cpu if you take the ram out of the equation you can get very solid overclocks. the ram will be unpredictable though.


you can definitely overclock the video cards. i had a pair of 7800 gts (an asus and a bfg) that I ran overclocked in sli without issue. What OS are you running as vista will have some issues with some versions of ati tool and riva tuner.

the zalman coolers require thermal paste on them over the gpu but dont use the included zalman stuff, its crap, go with as5.

i prefer putting a small bead of as5 on the centre of my cpu and then using a razor blade to carefully smooth a thin, even coat across the entire cpu. Its always worked well although others have different techniques.
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[QUOTE=EAT;2969215]Thanks litlrat and Roblilar for the info on gpu-ex and sli aperture.

so has anybody got proof that these features do nothing. i tried the sli aperture and it did nothing that i could see. i always leave the gpu ex on because it seems to allow higher overclocks on the vid cards. should i be leaving the sli apeture on aswell??
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with sli'd cards yes for the aperature


gpu ex has caused numerous issues with overclocking. the asus forums are filled with them. I have a contact at asus that indicated that future bios releases for the 680i boards will actually eliminate the gpu ex feature. that should be a strong indicator that its not a stable feature
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