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I just got done with this board, it won't handle the FSB my chip needs so I'm moving to a P35 chipset. However, I am still using it and I noticed that the PCI-Express speed has dropped to 2X for some reason. I just did a CMOS reset, didn't touch the overclocking settings, and it's still at 2X.

I have had problems with this board dropping the speed before, but not like this. Is it okay to sell or should I RMA first?
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Did you disable C1E, Fishie?

It's under one of the bios options and is labeled C1E in Parenthesis. That's one o'the first things ya gotta do.

What FSB are you trying to hit?
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have you updated chipset drivers and others?
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Did you disable C1E, Fishie?
C1E... that is... what?
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Edited my post. Sorry!
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c1e lowers the cpu multi to save energy... it has nothing to do w/ pci express.... sorry fishie, i dont know what's wrong
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
I just got done with this board, it won't handle the FSB my chip needs so I'm moving to a P35 chipset. However, I am still using it and I noticed that the PCI-Express speed has dropped to 2X for some reason. I just did a CMOS reset, didn't touch the overclocking settings, and it's still at 2X.

I have had problems with this board dropping the speed before, but not like this. Is it okay to sell or should I RMA first?
OT but, what are your temps?
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c1e lowers the cpu multi to save energy... it has nothing to do w/ pci express.... sorry fishie, i dont know what's wrong
Trying to get him to his desired FSB. S'the reason for disabling C1E
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post #9 of 35
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Oh, I see what you mean now. It's called something else in my bios, but I disabled whatever it was that changes the multi and voltage. I don't think you can help me with this board, I'm looking to get like 533FSB and this chipset simply isn't up to the task.

Right now it's all at stock and I just want to get it working normally. I wasn't having this problem until just today when I tried for 500FSB but it was having some very strange issues.
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post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
Oh, I see what you mean now. It's called something else in my bios, but I disabled whatever it was that changes the multi and voltage. I don't think you can help me with this board, I'm looking to get like 533FSB and this chipset simply isn't up to the task.

Right now it's all at stock and I just want to get it working normally. I wasn't having this problem until just today when I tried for 500FSB but it wasn't stable.
ROFL. Yeah you ain't gonna get 500FSB on that board. Silly head!

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