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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
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.
Thanks for the info, I'll try it out whenever I get the money for ram and a cpu.
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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.
ericod is the man! Rep+ for ya.
I Grabbed the eBay one.
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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.
That sound card looks pretty sleek but for 199.99... I think not. Asus customer service seem like a bunch of hustlers.
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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!
Eric, would you really do this for sound purposes (I understand the cpu load that would be aleviated so don't consider this in your answer)?

I haven't used the s/c that came with my board because I already had an x-fi but other than stress on the cpu would you say that the sound quality on that fxII is really that bad that you'd use a 2 ZS?

Thanks for your input.
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post #286 of 355
The barebones$29.99 Maximus Extreme + $129.99 Corsair Twin3x2048-1333c9dhx g + e8400.
C1E enabled. ME1004 Bios. Mem settings at defaults
Very happy with the board so far





Maybe the Bios Settings can help someone:
CPU Feature Ai Overclock Tuner [Manual]
OC From CPU Level Up [Auto]
OC From Memory Level Up [Auto]
CPU Ratio Setting [9.0]
FSB Frequency [450]
FSB Strap to North Bridge [333MHz]
PCI/E Frequency [100]
DRAM Settings
DRAM Frequency [DDR3-1441MHz]
DRAM Command Rate [1T]
DRAM Timing Control [Manual]
CAS# Latency [9] mem default
RAS# to CAS Delay [9] mem default
RAS# Precharge [9] mem default
RAS# Active Time [24] mem default
RAS# To Ras# Delay [4] mem default
Row Refresh Cycle Time [60] mem default
Write Recovery Time [10] mem default
Read To Precharge Time [3] mem default
Read To Write Delay(S/D) [10] mem default
Write To Read Delay(S) [5] mem default
Write To Read Delay(D) [5] mem default
Read To Read Delay(S) [4] mem default
Read To Read Delay(D) [7] mem default
Write To Write Delay(S) [4] mem default
Write To Write Delay(D) [7] mem default
DRAM Static Read Control [Disabled]
Dram Dynamic Write Control [Disabled]
Ai Clock Twister [Strong]
Transaction Booster [Enabled]
Boost Level [2]
Voltage Settings
CPU Voltage [1.36v]
CPU PLL Voltage [1.5V]
North Bridge Voltage [1.61v]
DRAM Voltage [1.7v]
FSB Termination Voltage [1.54v] default
South Bridge Voltage [Auto]
Loadline Calibration [Enabled]
CPU GTL Reference [0.63x]
North Bridge GTL Reference [0.67x]
DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage [Auto]
DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage [Auto]
DDR2 Controller REF Voltage [DDR3_REF]
SB 1.5V Voltage [Auto]

May want to check out this "poor man's" RAM
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sweet im glad it works
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Reps+ to you bro for the great find!

Keep those eyeballs peeled for us.
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ya there was like 6 threads total but them kept getting deleted
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How do you like the OCZ DDR3?
What kind of price was it?
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