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Ok, I'm moving back to DDR2 with a Rampage Formula. i want to see if there really is a difference between X38 and X48 boards (and not just with a bios flash).

So count me in as a active participant (more so then before) of RPIJG's club!
I need about 3 days of non-stop tinkering/overclocking to get learn and get this thing running full bore. It seems to handle just about everything I want to throw at it though.
    
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I just did some searching and it appears the TRUE will fit the Cooler Master 690 case fine even with the top fans installed. Looks like I will be going with the Rampage mobo and buying a TRUE instead of the Tuniq. Thanks for the quick replies about all my questions and offer to mod the Tuniq bracket for me.
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Quick question guys, Does it really matter where i put the video card (Top or Bottom Pci-e). I would guess no because both use x16 pcie when crossfired so i would assume it's the same thing.

BUT last time i tried using the bottom using my "crappy" vCard, on vista score, the score was lower.

I'm in need to use the pci-e but dont want to sacrifice the performance.

Thanks
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I misspoke, 3.6 is very hard to attain while 3.4 is almost always attainable with the Q9450.

Its that low multi that works against you (as you pointed out earlier).


As you stated back, definitely loosen your timings on your ram before going any further with the cpu (leave all ram settings on auto for now).

regarding cpu vcore, you will definitely need to push it higher. Given that you have a TRUE, you may not need water but you will definitely ceiling out pretty quick without a high vcore (which is more delicate with the 45nm chips).
hmmm ok ill give some higher vcores a shot. any specific voltage that you would suggest i try to stay under for the 3.4ghz mark? i don't want to have to have like 1.4 vcore for 3.4ghz just to find out that that vcore can run 3.6ghz as well, you know?....

haha

and also as far as cooling goes i have a generic question for all who own the rampage mobo and a true cpu cooler. are any of you able to fit/mount a nb heatsink beside your true? just looking at the space b/ my true and the nb i wouldn't think there is enough space for an aftermarket nb heatsink.......

it would be awesome if i could though, at least until i go water. i hope somebody has figured it out....
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Quick question guys, Does it really matter where i put the video card (Top or Bottom Pci-e). I would guess no because both use x16 pcie when crossfired so i would assume it's the same thing.

BUT last time i tried using the bottom using my "crappy" vCard, on vista score, the score was lower.

I'm in need to use the pci-e but dont want to sacrifice the performance.

Thanks
no it doesn't matter. they both use the same x16 2.0 interface. you might want to set the priority of whatever slot you have your graphics card in before the empty one though. for example: say your gfx card is in pcie slot 2 and 1 is empty you would go into your bios and set pcie2>pcie1 in priority (i am pretty sure you can do this in the rampage bios but i have had so many mobos i have lost track of certain features. its worth a shot though ). don't know if it would really do anything but its worth a shot.

i would just put it in the top slot though, simply because its the most logical

just my
Edited by fencefeet - 7/23/08 at 11:43pm
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and also as far as cooling goes i have a generic question for all who own the rampage mobo and a true cpu cooler. are any of you able to fit/mount a nb heatsink beside your true? just looking at the space b/ my true and the nb i wouldn't think there is enough space for an aftermarket nb heatsink.......

it would be awesome if i could though, at least until i go water. i hope somebody has figured it out....

I've only ever WCed my NB, but I would expect the Thermalright HR-05-SLI shoud fit next to the TRUE. It is offset to allow clearance. These are great coolers and I often run them fanless on SB:

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I've only ever WCed my NB, but I would expect the Thermalright HR-05-SLI shoud fit next to the TRUE. It is offset to allow clearance. These are great coolers and I often run them fanless on SB:

sick okay yeah i was thinking about that cooler but wasn't sure if it was off-center from where the northbridge was (i saw it in pictures already on mobos so i couldn't tell ). looks kinda like the smaller chipset version of the true so it would be right at home i suppose. would it be good to mount a fan on the side like you would a true, or would the hot exhaust air dampen the performance of the true from the hot air blowing straight into the side of it....?

like this
_____
|------| |
|------| | <---- (intake airflow for true)
|------| |
______ ^(120mm true intake fan)
| | | | |
-------
------- <(hr-05 intake fan)
^
'
' (intake airflow for hr-05)
'
Edited by fencefeet - 7/24/08 at 12:08am
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Well,

as a first overclocker, I was kind of curious if anyone has written a guild for this mother board? I apologize for such a newbie question, but I've read numerous threads here about overclocking, but I'd feel much more comfortable doing it with a hands on guide.

Thanks for the help!
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... _____
|------| |
|------| | <---- (intake airflow for true)
|------| |
______ ^(120mm true intake fan)
| | | | |
-------
------- <(hr-05 intake fan)
^
'
' (intake airflow for hr-05)
'
You might want to try a pull instead of a push with the chipset HS fan. It works better that way for rads, so why not a heatsink?

I know refresh put the HR-05 on his NB and he said his temps at stock where at 25°C (he had low ambient). I think it was set up as push. But only testing will tell.
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I just replaced my DFI UT X48 MoBo with the Asus Rampage Formula( I had lock -ups with the DFI & ATI 3870X2.), I have my Q6700 running at 3.6 GHz. @ 1.44v. and 39c. Idle

My NB is running at 54c. with 1.25v is this normal?
    
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