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I wish I had that ram to play around with, it's hard to figure this out over the net. Did you change anything for that recent cpu-z validation? Because now it's running at what it should be.
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whats the voltage on the cpu? you might be having Vdroop problems. check the bios for the posted cpu voltage and the voltage you posted. how much is the difference?
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I think we need to work on one thing at a time here. It looks like your ram is running at spd now, although I don't know if you've changed anything to get them there from the 534mhz they were running at before. If we are trying to find the max memory oc, you need to reduce your cpu multiplyer to make sure you aren't limiting yourself with the cpu. If you want to find the max cpu speed, you need to try to keep your memory close or below default speed.
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I think we need to work on one thing at a time here. It looks like your ram is running at spd now, although I don't know if you've changed anything to get them there from the 534mhz they were running at before. If we are trying to find the max memory oc, you need to reduce your cpu multiplyer to make sure you aren't limiting yourself with the cpu. If you want to find the max cpu speed, you need to try to keep your memory close or below default speed.
I just put my dram freq to manual
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Are you planning on ocing the memory now or are you just happy to have them running at the moment .
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I thank am happy right now. Gonna tighten my ram and see what I can get. Overclocking is exhuasting!! Been almost a year since I messed with this.
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I know, I miss ocing on amd boards. This ram business on the x38 is a pain in the butt. On my dfi, you set a fsb speed and then pick a memory ratio. Done. On the x38, you have to choose a fsb strap and then a standard ddr3 speed and the combination will get you a memory ratio. But they don't tell you the ratio, you have to either figure it out or look it up online. Stupid!
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I know, I miss ocing on amd boards. This ram business on the x38 is a pain in the butt. On my dfi, you set a fsb speed and then pick a memory ratio. Done. On the x38, you have to choose a fsb strap and then a standard ddr3 speed and the combination will get you a memory ratio. But they don't tell you the ratio, you have to either figure it out or look it up online. Stupid!
I found my P5E X38 board to be more stable to work with when I set the FSB Strap to auto, then the dividers seem easier to run.


Are you running the latest bios for the board?

As for the vdroop, enable loadline calibration in bios.
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post #279 of 355
Received the open-box Maximus Extreme.
Just the bare board (nothing else) in a brown RMA box.
Since it is wider than most it really didn't fit in well at all.



Gonna use the Corsair Twin3x2048-1333C9DHX G (the kewl heatsinks)
https://shop2.outpost.com/product/55...H:MAIN_RSLT_PI
At $129.99 they were the least expensive 1333 DDR3 I could find and they should be here later this morning.
Atomic PC had a review where they had them running at 1600 so I am hoping for the best.
NewEgg has them for around the same price AFTER REBATE.

I called ASUS yesterday and got similar information to what has been posted.
No Maximus Extreme parts until June although they may have I/O panels at end of May ($8.00 before shipping).

I asked about the Supreme FXII Audio Module and was told that it WILL NOT be available for Sale as ASUS considers it a Component, not a part.

They recommended I purchase a XONAR audio module for use.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132005
Yeah right.

Two questions:
1) Has anyone used/tried a sound module from the Commando, Striker, etc in a Maximus Extreme?
2) I know they all use the PCI-e x1 slot but the Maximus manual says the top x1 slot (black) is proprietary to the Supreme FXII.
I would imagine I could use a different PCI-ex Audio Module in the second x1 slot.
Any smart guys out there that have some thoughts on this?
I can live without the other parts (hale for $29.99 this has to be the deal of the century) but I know I will want Audio
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Two questions:
1) Has anyone used/tried a sound module from the Commando, Striker, etc in a Maximus Extreme?
2) I know they all use the PCI-e x1 slot but the Maximus manual says the top x1 slot (black) is proprietary to the Supreme FXII.
I would imagine I could use a different PCI-ex Audio Module in the second x1 slot.
Any smart guys out there that have some thoughts on this?
I can live without the other parts (hale for $29.99 this has to be the deal of the century) but I know I will want Audio
1. I havent used the sound mudule from the other boards.
2. The top slot is proprieatary and can only use the black slot for the soundcard provided.


I would recommend getting an Audigy 2 ZS as a cheap solution. I picked one up recently from creative for $29.99. It provides better sound quality and works great with Vista 64 even!

You can also find the Supreme FX II on ebay for around $25.
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