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Mine should be here mid-next week along with my E6420. Is there any special thing I should know about this mobo? Any cool tricks/ annoying issues that should know about? Thanks guys!
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Don't install the Uguru from the disk; it misreads your RAM voltage and could fry your RAM pretty good. Other than that i'd say injoy.
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Don't install the Uguru from the disk; it misreads your RAM voltage and could fry your RAM pretty good. Other than that i'd say injoy.
As with all other software monitoring programs, I'll pass on installing it
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post #4 of 11
Well, TAT doesn't work on this board so I use the Uguru to monitor the temps and voltage. It's been pretty handy for me. Good luck.
post #5 of 11
Use the latest edition of uGuru and forget trying to aftermarket cool the Quad's PWM or Chipset because nobody makes a PWM cooler for it :\\

I'm RMA-ing my 2nd QuadGT so far, hopefully it'll be the last. I won't go Abit again.
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The #1 Thing you need to know with this board is that you cant run memtest

You need to update the bios if you want to

you can but when you boot you wont be able to use the networking
    
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The #1 Thing you need to know with this board is that you cant run memtest

You need to update the bios if you want to

you can but when you boot you wont be able to use the networking
I check their website, they have a new bios update that fixes this problem As for TAT not working, is there a fix that might be coming out sometime? The only reason that I got the mobo is that it was a good deal ($305 after rebate with an E6420)
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post #8 of 11
Its a really fast mobo, I got some of my best scores with this thing as it can do the 1066 strap up to 500fsb stable.

Update the bios when you get it to the latest one or the latest beta and itll save you some headaches.

You can fasion a cooler for the pwm's if you want or just use the stock cooling. I really hate these heatpipe arrangements that mobo makers are using lately.

Sorry to hear that Burn, the quadgt was a pain at first but I still have mine and it works great up to 500fsb. I really like my ip35 pro. This thing is a beast.
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post #9 of 11
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Use the latest edition of uGuru and forget trying to aftermarket cool the Quad's PWM or Chipset because nobody makes a PWM cooler for it :\\

I'm RMA-ing my 2nd QuadGT so far, hopefully it'll be the last. I won't go Abit again.
I totally agree with you on this one. I will never buy another abit product until i hear about drastic changes in both customer service and providing a half way decent bios. I changed out my north bridge heat sink with an hr-05 and just chopped off the heat pipe. It works alright. Looking forward to buying a new board soon.
    
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and forget trying to aftermarket cool the Quad's PWM or Chipset because nobody makes a PWM cooler for it :\\
Who says you need a perfect match? You could put some ramsinks on it or mod' a thermalright mosfet cooler to fit.
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