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Whats the highest bus speed and FSB are you guys running at. I'm currently at 4Ghz, Bus Speed 500Mhz and FSB 2000Mhz
Max for my E8600 are 525 with a multi 8 (4,2GHz) or 8,5 (4,462GHz) but the later needs a little to much volt to be comfortable in my opinion.

I have compared 500 8,5 4,25, 1200 5-5-5-15 Stronger tRD8 with 450 9,5 4,275, 1200 5-5-5-15 Stronger tRD6 and I found that i didn´t gain any performance in games (what I mainly do) with 500 so I stay with 450.
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I've got mine running 471 on the x9 multi on my q9650, I could probably hit 500FSB on the x8 multi with the right FSB/NB voltage combo.
    
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There is a way to copy the bios file to a CD-ROM (it has to be given a specific name). Then the motherboard will try to recover the bios from the CD. I'm at school ATM so I cant look through the manual, but if you have the original CD that came with the board, you can use it because the disk has the bios recovery file on it as well.
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I think I already told him that but I don't know if it worked eric, maybe you can help him out some more after class because I cant figure out whats wrong.
I have finally isolated the culprit...With my old CPU, ram and motherboard installed; it still behaved the same way. The only thing left was the psu. I had to rma mine and used an older one while I waited for it to be replaced. It arrived yesterday (I've been waiting 5 weeks) and it appears to have fixed everything

Thanks again for all the suggestions.
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I have finally isolated the culprit...With my old CPU, ram and motherboard installed; it still behaved the same way. The only thing left was the psu. I had to rma mine and used an older one while I waited for it to be replaced. It arrived yesterday (I've been waiting 5 weeks) and it appears to have fixed everything

Thanks again for all the suggestions.
Great, so now you can test those 2x2 ram.

I have tested a similary set myself and the best with those are that you can run ~1066 -1090 with only 1.90v and up to ~1130 with 2,10v, my set max out ~1140.

Keep us posted with your progress.
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I should push my RAM to see what it can run.
    
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I should push my RAM to see what it can run.
Give it a try and see what those PI can do.
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I have finally isolated the culprit...With my old CPU, ram and motherboard installed; it still behaved the same way. The only thing left was the psu. I had to rma mine and used an older one while I waited for it to be replaced. It arrived yesterday (I've been waiting 5 weeks) and it appears to have fixed everything

Thanks again for all the suggestions.
glad to hear that evrything is ok now
    
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I'm loving mine so far. Going to OC some more later on. Anyways, a question for you guys, like some of the other Asus mobo's. Can part of the cooler be unscrewed and removed to allow the addition of a waterblock? I am just wondering since the Maximus II Formula can do this and since my board is installed I have no way to check.


And some pics:


http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=425858


^^^First OC on this board. Going higher tomorrow.



Edited by Marin - 10/2/08 at 1:28am
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I believe that the NB and SB are connected, but all of the VRM cooling is a seperate piece (even though it looks like it is connected it isn't).
    
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I'm loving mine so far. Going to OC some more later on. Anyways, a question for you guys, like some of the other Asus mobo's. Can part of the cooler be unscrewed and removed to allow the addition of a waterblock? I am just wondering since the Maximus II Formula can do this and since my board is installed I have no way to check.
If I interpret your question correctly:

There are 2 heat-sink arrays, but they are a layered installation.
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