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post #11 of 21
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Somehow from what I've heard the cheap transistors on the reference motherboards frightens me a bit. But I'm starting to lean a bit more into OCZ/Corsair direction , but I would still appreciate more comments and suggestions , remarks etc...
post #12 of 21
I'm using corsiar and after I adjusted the voltages, it's working excellently. Stock someone posted on a forum was 1.5, and that's what I used for a while (and the system was not stable...) but after upping it to 1.55 it's perfect now.
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post #13 of 21
? its a mix of solid and semi solid capacitors.

The asus board is not as stable as the EVGA and if you use a top end power supply, the voltage being fed to the board should be stable already.

I have the corsair 1333's myself. They run stable at 1590 mhz completely stable at 1.7v (max recomended by corsair). Plus they were only $140.
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post #14 of 21
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Rob can you explain why the Striker II extreme is not as stable compared to reference ?
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I would avoid Crucial right now. Not sure about their DDR3 RAM, but more recently, I, and some other members, have had DDR2 sticks die on them (mine were only a couple months old) so their quality may be going downhill.

And just to even things up, I'm going to vote for Kingston. I've never heard of anyone really having a problem with them, and I believe that they Burn In all of their RAM, meaning there's less of a chance of a DOA product.
    
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Rob can you explain why the Striker II extreme is not as stable compared to reference ?
Sure. First is the hard drive corruption issue when pushing ram to 1600mhz or higher. EVGA has recently fixed this with a new bios release. The most current asus release still has not completely resolved this.

The lads at Xtreme have tested this board and there have been numerous threads posted about instability while overclocked (regardless of actually clocks).

From an FSB perspective, the reference boards are turning in higher numbers with quads (over 500 FSB). The asus is a solid board but it needs a couple more bios releases before I would recommend it.

Not to mention the Asus board is $100 more than the EVGA board (don't ask me why because I think its silly)
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post #17 of 21
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http://support.asus.com/download/dow...reme&type=bios look at BETA 0704 it seems to fix data corruption. Could the cost be attributed to excellent Japanese capacitators/transistors ?
post #18 of 21
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Rob, as far as I remember the folks their at xTREME systems also reported corruption on eVGA/XFX boards as well so it's not just ASUS.
post #19 of 21
Yes they did but the P05 bios fixed the EVGA and XFX boards.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...183119&page=32

Dinos22 posted his response. This guy knows his stuff (and tests hardware for a living)
Edited by Robilar - 6/5/08 at 6:14pm
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post #20 of 21
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Rob , will the eVGA 790i motherboard work with the OCZ Platinum PC3-16000 EB ? or the OCZ SLI PC-16000. From that link it seems the 0704 for SIIE fixed the corruption but its still BETA which is a shame , might take a while for non-BETA.
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