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Am trying to get the guys at ARIAPC to send me a striker 2 formula in return for my broken p5k premium, any comments on that decision or is it a guddun, ive been told by most of my freinds that that is the one to go for.
im not the biggest noob to this, but am wary when it comes to this sort of thing
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Striker is a good name, as is Asus. My Asus board overclocked the snot out of my amd chip and there was lots left before the chip told me to stop. Asus is a very good name.
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The asus striker II formula has some great overclocking potential. My friend just built his new computer using one. He was able to get a Q6700 to 3.8 ghz on air cooling, and unless review sites are commonly paid off by Asus it would appear that this is true across the board.

Its one of only 2 780i boards with a 1066 memory standard that i'm familiar with, the other from MSI. Most are ddr2 800.

A couple things to be careful of.

1. The memory, you'll notice alot of people's reviews on retail sites claiming BSOD and stability issues. I had these issues on the original striker because i was ignorant about how finicky these Asus boards can be. Make sure to check and pick out memory from the QVL:

http://asus.com/999/download/products/2016/2016_10.pdf

though its not listed i'd also like to note for you the OCZ reaper HPC memory " not sure about the reaper X " does work also with the board and i believe they use micron D9's.

and 2. The heat. You'll notice the massive heatpipes similar in fashion to the original striker. My friend built his computer just yesterday, and while the northbridge is running hot we haven't experience stability issues from it. Alot of people report the heat being an issue stability wise so make sure you have good airflow - perhaps one 120 mm fan with good CFM on your Case's door pointed directly at the motherboard.

For the price the Striker II formula really isn't all that amazing - but if you can get it free or even discounted - like my friend did " 170 dollars , open box deal on newegg " then its a steal.

Be careful with the memory - be careful with the heat. Everything else should be fine.
post #4 of 10
The Striker II is not much better than the Striker Extreme(680i) It's still finicky with RAM, but when it works, it works amazingly.
post #5 of 10
I just returned mine following heat issues with the NB (would auto-shutdown at 90 Celsius, even at stock speeds and voltages...). Other than that, it's not as easy to OC compared to my previous board (Gigabyte X38-DQ6). I have the single sided Crucial Ballistix 1066 which might be a source of heartache, but i'll judge them only when i get the new board...
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post #6 of 10
Can someone help me with this...
I have the Striker Formula and bought the Corsair DDR2 CL3 memory.
I cant get it to work at 3-4-3-9 settings.
Should i buy different memory with lower settings?
Still within the first month of new PC..
post #7 of 10
I have read a lot of bad reviews about the Striker II. It has many issuses compare to XFX or Evga 780i and it's the most expensive in 780i. I was thinking about getting the striker II, too, but I just don't wanna spend time to RMA or fixing the issuses. So I bought a Evga 780i yeasterday.
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post #8 of 10
Again, the Northbridge gets hot. It has an error with the CPU laying flat on the socket pins, in which you get the dreaded "CPU INIT" error message. So if you do get this, what you have to do is keep remounting your CPU many times intill it boots up. Otherwise this board works great and is awesome. Overclocks great, I'm going to shoot for 4ghz now.

Yes, I highly reccomend it!
post #9 of 10
It's a kick ass board, but the NB does get hot.

I have recently discovered there is an issue with using 9800GX2's with this board, which should get fixed by a new Bios soon.

Basically, if i have my machine switched off for sometime. When i goto switch it on it doesn't kick in the blue light on the top card and ends up with the monitor in standby. Pressing reset and rebooting it then kicks in, but it puts my CPU back to stock speeds. I have to the enter the Bios and press F10 to save my existing settings and all is well.
 
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
It's a kick ass board, but the NB does get hot.

I have recently discovered there is an issue with using 9800GX2's with this board, which should get fixed by a new Bios soon.

Basically, if i have my machine switched off for sometime. When i goto switch it on it doesn't kick in the blue light on the top card and ends up with the monitor in standby. Pressing reset and rebooting it then kicks in, but it puts my CPU back to stock speeds. I have to the enter the Bios and press F10 to save my existing settings and all is well.
uh oh... that hasn't happened yet on this end >.>
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