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If it's already been covered just tell me.

New P04 bios? Any big improvements? Not having any problems with the P03 but.. it's hard to resist something newer.
    
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I have P03 for Bios. My timings are 5-5-5-15-2T and have not touched them (know nothing on timings at this point). I cannot boot into windows but your suggesting to shift to 1T and that might help ? Is there a guide to screwing with memory timings ?

Thanks
with 2gb sticks you are going to be limited in how much you can push them compared to 1 gb.

When you say you can't get into windows, is the system posting?
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If it's already been covered just tell me.

New P04 bios? Any big improvements? Not having any problems with the P03 but.. it's hard to resist something newer.
Apparently, overclocking is slightly more stable. I didn't notice any difference but it supposed also allows slightly better ram overclocking as well.
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with 2gb sticks you are going to be limited in how much you can push them compared to 1 gb.

When you say you can't get into windows, is the system posting?
I actually have 4 x 1gb sticks

System is posting. I'm getting the windows splash screen for Vista64 then BSOD and bam reboot. I'm stable as a rock at 8x400 but shift to 9x400 at 1.5v and it happens everytime.
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Well with 3 gtx it may be something other than multi or FSB. Mind you looking at your rig, a zalman 9700 is going to have a tough time with anything over 3.2 although that shouldn't prevent you from posting into windows at idle.

I assume your chip is a GO?

Also do you know its VID?

Finally, try taking out one of the GTX and then see if it works. Or try taking out 2 sticks of ram and seeing from there. Neither should theoretically matter but test all possibilities.
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i have been wondering what board to go with, ive been on the fence for the 780i and I want to run a q9450. Has anyone ran this setup? good/bad results?
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i own one of these boards , throw me on the list plz

how come when i set vcore to 1.4 in bios it reads out at 1.36 in cpu-z?
   
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i own one of these boards , throw me on the list plz

how come when i set vcore to 1.4 in bios it reads out at 1.36 in cpu-z?


vdroop mate. Believe it or not its an actual feature built into the motherboard. If you run prime or orthos you will see the vcore climb up in cpu-z.

Its to protect the boards capacitors and vrm's from being run indefinitely at maximum load.
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oh wow. i always thought vdroop was when the vcore dropped during load

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Can you get it stable below 1.5 in the bios? I was able to run my Q6600 at 1.48125 in bios (9x400) stable with orthos or OCCT. Its not really a good idea to go above 1.5 vcore with a GO series cpu for any length of time.

I was trying to push higher, but kept hitting that 370 fsb barrier.

1.525v in BIOS is 1.48v in Speedfan and 1.41v after vdroop. I think 1.41v is about as low as it can go. Maybe a few hundreds lower (1.38v?) however, I didn't think it was worth the time, BSODs, and freezes to find out.

Is there a reason for me to think otherwise?
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