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So Robilar, what's your opinion on the Intel Bad Axe 2 mobo or whatever it's called? I have a friend who just got one and I want to tell him how much it sucks or whatever, heh. Any thoughts? Also, what should I try to get my ram at 1T. Up the voltage? It's at 2.1v right now.
Actually, the bad axe 2 is a pretty good board. It won't hit 500 FSB and doesn't support SLI, but as far as 975x boards go its decent. If I were into crossfire setups, that's likely the board I would get.

However, the intel boards will not run ram at 1T and do not have unlinked options for memory and cpu overclocking. the 680i still surpasses it in a number of areas.

Regarding 1T, you can try upping the memory voltage slightly (no higher than 2.2!) to see if it helps.

I think i mentioned to you before that the corsair you are using has lower end promos IC's and it jus t may not be stable at 1T.
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Yeah you can try the 1T maybe before that check,what is the volts rated.For those sticks.
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So Robilar, what's your opinion on the Intel Bad Axe 2 mobo or whatever it's called? I have a friend who just got one and I want to tell him how much it sucks or whatever, heh. Any thoughts? Also, what should I try to get my ram at 1T. Up the voltage? It's at 2.1v right now.
I'm not Robilar, but I know about that board.


It's a really good board, supports quad core and OC's very well.

And for your other question, you can run your ram up to 2.3v or something, but it shouldn't take that much.

Also, timings don't really matter on intel systems, due to the lack of an on-die memory controller. Megahertz are better.
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Yeah you can try the 1T maybe before that check,what is the volts rated.For those sticks.
It's rated at 2.1V, which is what i'm running. I'll up the volts a little and try for 1T right now.

Also, any suggestions for a very cheap sound card? I don't need anything fancy, just something that can do 5.1. I don't think this onboard sound will cut it much longer. I'm looking at getting a Logitech x-540 speaker system.
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Get something like an Audigy 2, or if you can spend $50, a X-Fi xtrememusic.
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Go with the sb audigy 7.1. They have it at newegg for about $30.
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I have the same speakers and they are nice.And good sound,i use the card in my sig.And for the volt's in the memory you have active cooling in the modules?
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He wants cheap though Alex. Your card is about $90 USD or so?
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Sry,you rigth.I though as long he have a good to medium speakers like mine,maybe want a little better card.
Follow {Robilar and Calvin suggestions for the sound card.
OK,guys catch you later go to go.Im working in some music for my competition this weekend.
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I have the same speakers and they are nice.And good sound,i use the card in my sig.And for the volt's in the memory you have active cooling in the modules?
No active cooling on the ram, but my side intake fan is basically blowing right on them. I just tried 1T at 2.15v and Orthos failed after 1 minute. Time to up the volts to 2.2v. And I'll look into the SB audigy 7.1.
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