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Yeah trying to talk to them and I've only gotten 1 response in the last week. They might be stuck on the fact I had 1 BSOD that flashed on the screen for a grand total of maybe 5 seconds before rebooting since replacing the cpu (0x000001 error I think). I told them this and have gotten nothing back yet, .

I'm talking to NewEgg right now about the RMA refund explaining that I thought I was going to be getting a replacement. I accidentally said exchange in the first email since I was think "Oh, exchange the bad for a good", so I might have screwed that up as well.

Dang, I'm screwing a lot of stuff up this week, ROFL.

EDIT: Just submitted a RMA to ASUS on the M4A79T Deluxe describing the new cpu and and different ram and nothing changing with the OC failures at POST and random crashes. Heh, who knows, maybe I'll end up with 2 perfect motherboards and have to buy some ram and a video card to make 2 complete systems, jeez the wife would kill me, ROFL.

That BSOD is related to a file system error (its actually a kernel error but that suffices for explanation lol). Im not sure why they would get stuck on it lol. Erm... Have you checked your primary HD for errors recently? I mean actually booted to Windows Repair screen /w Dos and run chkdsk?
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That BSOD is related to a file system error (its actually a kernel error but that suffices for explanation lol). Im not sure why they would get stuck on it lol. Erm... Have you checked your primary HD for errors recently? I mean actually booted to Windows Repair screen /w Dos and run chkdsk?
When that occurred it was a fresh install, I had started everything over again because of numerous "little" problems, ie cores "disappearing", random crashes, etc. But you've told me more in a couple of sentences than ASUS has in a week, ROFL . But, I've got a RMA started and will be sending this mobo in for replacement, yippie.

EDIT: I just got notification that NewEgg has gotten the Crossfire III Formula back in inventory today!!!

EDIT 2: Wife has given me permission to "replace" the rma'd board. This will be the smallest, most expensive shipping I've ever paid at a grand total of $27.72. So it looks like I'll have to save up for 4Gb of ram and a video card (less than $150 total I hope, haven't priced it out yet) to get another computer going since ASUS has approved the RMA on the M4A79T Deluxe, .
Edited by LoneWolf3574 - 3/11/10 at 6:44pm
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If you're just using 2 sticks of RAM, place them in the slots of the same color, I'd start with the one's nearest the 20+4 power plug.

As far as SATA drivers go, they come with Catalyst, so when you install Catalyst, new "chipset" (i.e. SATA) drivers are installed. Since you have a HD5770 from MSI and I'm assuming you use the ATI Catalyst drivers, I wouldn't worry to much. That's the way I go with the SATA drivers anyway.
Thanks for the reply.

I have another problem I think. I ran the stress test using Prime95 " Blend, lots of everything including ram" and I was already up to 54 degrees Celcius shown on PC probe and my LCD poster after 5 minutes. Im using the stock heatsink along with the thermal tape that it came with. Im not overclocking the CPU at all yet. Should I be looking to get a good heatsink asap or can I get away with it for awhile using my system for gaming.
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EDIT 2: Wife has given me permission to "replace" the rma'd board. This will be the smallest, most expensive shipping I've ever paid at a grand total of $27.72. So it looks like I'll have to save up for 4Gb of ram and a video card (less than $150 total I hope, haven't priced it out yet) to get another computer going since ASUS has approved the RMA on the M4A79T Deluxe, .
Congrats, so does that mean you getting a CIII or will you wait a month and a half for the 4?



My new RED tubing installed. Out with the blue and in with the red. i need to fix the short in my face and then ill take some more pics .
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Thanks for the reply.

I have another problem I think. I ran the stress test using Prime95 " Blend, lots of everything including ram" and I was already up to 54 degrees Celcius shown on PC probe and my LCD poster after 5 minutes. Im using the stock heatsink along with the thermal tape that it came with. Im not overclocking the CPU at all yet. Should I be looking to get a good heatsink asap or can I get away with it for awhile using my system for gaming.
Well you got a good case for air cooling, but stock heatsinks are god awful when it comes to cooling anything beyond stock settings and 62C is as high as you can go safely with the Denub series of cpus. I'd recommend getting a good heatsink and there are many schools of thought on which one to get, but I wouldn't get anything smaller than 120mm. I personally love my Prolimatech Megahalems, Thermalright's are good but usually require a lot of work in order to perform (poor QC on the bases, very wavey), any of the Xigmatek make good entry to mid-level coolers, Scythe Mugen 2 is suppose to be a great cooler as well. I know these are a lot of choices, but there are a lot of great air coolers out there and everyone has their favorites *cough* Megahalems *cough*. A little research on the forums here should help you decide which is best for you.

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Congrats, so does that mean you getting a CIII or will you wait a month and a half for the 4?
I think the C3F will suit my wants and needs better, I don't need the SATA3 or USB3.0 and my next full system upgrade won't be for another 2 years more or less. It just means that I'll have to pay back the monies to my savings over the next couple of months is all.

EDIT: On order now from NewEgg and when it gets here I'll RMA the M4A79T to ASUS, *crosses fingers and prays no more bad NB temps*
Edited by LoneWolf3574 - 3/12/10 at 1:25am
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I think the C3F will suit my wants and needs better,
Yay, so you not leaving us (cIII club). praying that all is great on the new board.
   
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I saw the C4FE and i like it, but im staying with my C3F until Bulldozer come out, next thing i will be getting is a hex-core(if they are clocked at the same speed as an 955/965) and an SSD. I will not be leaving the C3F club anytime soon
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i saw some info on the thuban, the highest one will only be a 2.8GHz.
http://en.ocworkbench.com/tech/amd-t...d-by-may-2010/. i previously saw 2.6 but this site suggest 2.8 so...

here again is 2.8here

so i think that its safe to say it wont be above 3GHz.

Glad you'll still be around for a while.

Ok i have a bit of a unrelated question to ask.. when i play some games, they run absolutely perfectly but the loading times are terrible. Do you think i need to get another 2GB of RAM to make it 4. im running windows 7 ultimate with very few background things running. at idle i have a min of 1.5GB Ram available (ie windows and all is only using 300-500MB). I am busy saving for a new GPU but i can sell some old components and get more RAM. this will mean that i might as well go x64 OS which is not ideal as its better to overclock on x86 but i can deal with dropping it a bit for more memory i guess. Anyway, would going x64 and another 2GB RAM make a huge difference?
   
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Well I though I would post my first OC with this board. Its nothing exceptional, just something I know is stable. Still gonna try to work it up though I know my unlocked cores arent really stable over 3.4 ghz no matter how much voltage you pump into them..........I guess its time for a new chip, lol

EDIT:....having technical difficulties with the pics. Ill post them as soon as I get it worked out
Edited by thebigrobbyrob - 3/12/10 at 4:19am
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Well I though I would post my first OC with this board. Its nothing exceptional, just something I know is stable. Still gonna try to work it up though I know my unlocked cores arent really stable over 3.4 ghz no matter how much voltage you pump into them..........I guess its time for a new chip, lol

EDIT:....having technical difficulties with the pics. Ill post them as soon as I get it worked out
Have you tried to update your BIOS to 1403? According to the ASUS website, it will
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and I noticed you have 1301 in your sig.
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