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Ok guys. Im looking to do a LITTLE overclocking. Just bought this mobo and i love all the nifty things it has to offer. I bought open box, so no manuals or anything. What should be disabled in the BIOS? I know cool 'n quiet should be. Anything else?
    
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http://support.asus.com/download/dow...I%20Deluxe

thats where you can get the manual if you want it, its a great board
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Look here under "alexisd"he helped me a lot.
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Thanks guys. Ya, its a crazy mobo that im glad i got.
    
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Originally Posted by DSCrome View Post
Thanks guys. Ya, its a crazy mobo that im glad i got.
It's crazy all right, just check both of your pci-e slots. Mine came with slot 1 burned out, but it didn't affect slot 2 so I used that for 3 months and then that slot burned out. Not the graphics card at fault either, both slots went on 2 diff cards that work fine in a testing bench. The first slot went also before any overclocking was done on any component.
Don't get discouraged by my experience though. This is a killer rock-solid board as far as anything I've ever read about it, and I would have just returned the thing except that my new soundcard (X-Fi Extreme Gamer) doesn't fit with my SB waterblock setup. You need a pci card with no more that 6" total length or else you will need to do some fitting around any kind of aggressive SB cooling solution.
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I have had this board for about a year now and she's a real beaut. I've been running a 3200+ at around 2760 mhz pretty much the entire time and absolutely no problems yet (knock on wood)

just a few hints from my personal experience with this board. these problems may or not happen to yours.

- when I first got the board I noticed it was running a little hot. I removed the heat pipe and that little heat sink at the top and re-did the thermal paste with some good stuff and temps dropped almost 10 degrees C. I don't recommend this if you're not comfortable with it cuz it's a little tricky but I did notice someone said their SB was running hot and it's probably due to a bad connection between the chip and heatsink.

I have to set the mem multiplier to 166 or lower in order to get the ram to run at 1T settings, which wasn't really a problem for me cuz my ram wont go past 240 anyways...

- don't screw around with the overvoltage settings, they don't really work right for me and cause a little problem with warm boots for some unknown reason.

- depending on your processor there will be a limit to how high you can go with voltage, on mine it's 1.4625 - any higher than that and the actual voltage drops.

let me know what processor and ram you have and if you have any issues just ask.
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Originally Posted by shmadz View Post
I have had this board for about a year now and she's a real beaut. I've been running a 3200+ at around 2760 mhz pretty much the entire time and absolutely no problems yet (knock on wood)

just a few hints from my personal experience with this board. these problems may or not happen to yours.

- when I first got the board I noticed it was running a little hot. I removed the heat pipe and that little heat sink at the top and re-did the thermal paste with some good stuff and temps dropped almost 10 degrees C. I don't recommend this if you're not comfortable with it cuz it's a little tricky but I did notice someone said their SB was running hot and it's probably due to a bad connection between the chip and heatsink.

I have to set the mem multiplier to 166 or lower in order to get the ram to run at 1T settings, which wasn't really a problem for me cuz my ram wont go past 240 anyways...

- don't screw around with the overvoltage settings, they don't really work right for me and cause a little problem with warm boots for some unknown reason.

- depending on your processor there will be a limit to how high you can go with voltage, on mine it's 1.4625 - any higher than that and the actual voltage drops.

let me know what processor and ram you have and if you have any issues just ask.
I agree it's a great board. And I had the same problem with the bad seating on the heat pipe. If you need some help - I wrote an FAQ on it - see below.
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