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I haven't bought this mobo yet, but it's in my shopping cart.

I own a XFX 5770 (will crossfire, but no more than 2 GPUs)
I am new to the OCN, and want to learn how to OC.

I have purchased G.Skill Ripjaw 4gb DDR3 (PC3 12800), and people are warning me they might not work at advertised speeds or might not be running stable.

What do you guys recommend me getting for memory? I don't might spending around $150, but I just want a computer to play Battlefield BC2 well when it comes out.

Thanks for your help. In addittion, does anyone help Audio Technica AD700s? Does the soundcard that comes with the mobo actually perform better than onboard?
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everywhere i read it says the memory clock can go up to 1600MHZ(oc) ... does that mean to get to 1600 i have to overclock or can i just get 1600mhz sticks ... i dont wanna blow 300 on memory just to have to rma them for slower if i dont have to... im not against overclocking but if i can just go ahead and get the faster sticks and possibly make those faster i will...
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Hey guys congrats on the "Official" Tag!!!!!

Were over at the MSI 790FX-GD70. Come by and visit some time if you feel so compelled....

melantha,

May as well go ahead and get some 1800 or 2000mhz if you can find them for less, whcih is a the case a good part of the time!

That way you can kind of be future proofed! You can always run them at a lower Frequency and CL...
Edited by Mastiffman - 12/5/09 at 3:54pm
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Just purchased this motherboard, what is the best BIOS version? I am a beginner, and want to OC someday.
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Having the best BIOS version shouldn't be your concern. Its all about getting your hardware/system to work. BIOS are usually "fixes" or "changes" made to support hardware functionality.

The latest is 1105, flash with your thumb drive. Download and run the tool to install on your flash. Reboot and and have your USB as 1st boot.

I even mentioned this before in the AMD BIOS.

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Just purchased this motherboard, what is the best BIOS version? I am a beginner, and want to OC someday.
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Having the best BIOS version shouldn't be your concern. Its all about getting your hardware/system to work. BIOS are usually "fixes" or "changes" made to support hardware functionality.

The latest is 1105, flash with your thumb drive. Download and run the tool to install on your flash. Reboot and and have your USB as 1st boot.

I even mentioned this before in the AMD BIOS.
Ok, so I am a totally new custom rig builder.. and what I need to be worried about is my components working together.. ok, understood.

So my question is:

Don't I first install my OS, then my drivers?

Or the most important thing is to flash my BIOS, then the OS?

I am so lost, and would appreciate a little bit more details (I know you detailed yours, and elaborated already..but I am a stoner, sorry)
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Ok, so I am a totally new custom rig builder.. and what I need to be worried about is my components working together.. ok, understood.

So my question is:

Don't I first install my OS, then my drivers?

Or the most important thing is to flash my BIOS, then the OS?

I am so lost, and would appreciate a little bit more details (I know you detailed yours, and elaborated already..but I am a stoner, sorry)
Install the OS first then the drivers. It isn't always necessary to update your BIOS to the most frequent one. "If it ain't broke why fix it?"
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Exactly what I am trying to say. Also a BIOS is used to "fix" or "update" certain hardware (for example: new Phenom II CPU support, fixing DRAM frequency when not showed correctly, etc. etc. etc.)

@xquisit- Let me ask you, is there something that you need a specific hardware to work? Or is there something that needs fixing? If so, then that's where the BIOS updating comes.

Hope this is clear for you.
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Install the OS first then the drivers. It isn't always necessary to update your BIOS to the most frequent one. "If it ain't broke why fix it?"
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Exactly what I am trying to say. Also a BIOS is used to "fix" or "update" certain hardware (for example: new Phenom II CPU support, fixing DRAM frequency when not showed correctly, etc. etc. etc.)

@xquisit- Let me ask you, is there something that you need a specific hardware to work? Or is there something that needs fixing? If so, then that's where the BIOS updating comes.

Hope this is clear for you.
Pretty much, if all is well, just leave it the way it is.
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Exactly what I am trying to say. Also a BIOS is used to "fix" or "update" certain hardware (for example: new Phenom II CPU support, fixing DRAM frequency when not showed correctly, etc. etc. etc.)

@xquisit- Let me ask you, is there something that you need a specific hardware to work? Or is there something that needs fixing? If so, then that's where the BIOS updating comes.

Hope this is clear for you.
a lot of people are saying my g.skills (Advertised for intel i5/i7 compatible mobos) and they say it wont run @ the timings advertised and the 1600 wont run at 1600.. so im wondering, should i just go get the newest drivers anyblaze?
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