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Yeah my heatpipes on my Big Typhoon just barely clear the fins on my RAM. Only 1 heatpipe actually touches the fin but just barely. It doesn't put any pressure on it.



And while we're on the subject of RAM, I can't seem to stabilize my RAM @ 1500 no matter what. It's totally memtest stable @ 6-6-6-18-24 @ 1500, but when I Prime95 it, it fails after 3hours 12 minutes. WTH?
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Dir d, You should out those Ram Modules in the Blue dimms. I actually can hit higher ram frequencies in them and lower timing in the Black dimms
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As far as I can tell, there isn't a single Intel motherboard that can rival the GD70 while staying on par with pricing. That fact alone is making me lean, very heavily, in favor of making more GD70 builds.

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Dir d, You should out those Ram Modules in the Blue dimms. I actually can hit higher ram frequencies in them and lower timing in the Black dimms
Really? Maybe that's my problem.
It said in the manual to use the blue DIMMs when only using 2 sticks.
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Hey How's it going Guys. I'll be doing my first build very soon. So far i plan to go with this Mobo and the AMD 965. I thought about getting so Kingston HyperX ddr3 2133 sticks, but is it worth it? Has anybody been able to get that high, or should i just go with some 1800 or even 1600 sticks? Also i see alot of people have had trouble with space between ram and larger Air cpu coolers. I don't have the money for a larger water cooling system but what do you guys think of the CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler? Any Other help you guys could give me would be great
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Hey How's it going Guys. I'll be doing my first build very soon. So far i plan to go with this Mobo and the AMD 965. I thought about getting so Kingston HyperX ddr3 2133 sticks, but is it worth it? Has anybody been able to get that high, or should i just go with some 1800 or even 1600 sticks? Also i see alot of people have had trouble with space between ram and larger Air cpu coolers. I don't have the money for a larger water cooling system but what do you guys think of the CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler? Any Other help you guys could give me would be great
The newer C3 stepping (125W) of the 965 is coming out and runs cooler than the older C2 stepping (140W). The IMC is supposed to be improved and the CPU allegedly overclocks better. But this is just rumor and speculation since we need a bigger sample to see if this is the average or just cherry-picked chips. Still, get the C3 stepping.

Current AMD CPUs have a limitation with high clocked ram. 1600-1800MHz is probably all you can reach on the ram with the Phenom II right now. 1600MHz is likely good enough. Ram height is the only issue with big air coolers. If you get ram with short heatspreaders, you will not have problem installing a TRUE or Megahalems on this board. The Corsair H50 is okay for a budget watercooler; not as great as real watercooling. Still it has pretty good performance when compared against some air-coolers.
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When OCing the CPU it makes it a bit harder to hit over 1600Mhz Stable with the C2's. BUT, one can possible hit close to 1800MHz stable with Ram as long as they keep the CPU clock a bit lower. More like in the 3.2-3.5Range and that may even be pushing it from my experience. but then again, maybe I need to RMA my board again... LOL
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Thank you for ur quick response. I have a Noob question now thou. What do you mean buy C3 and C2. Is that a software change or a whole other CPU?

Do i want to buy This?
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Hey How's it going Guys. I'll be doing my first build very soon. So far i plan to go with this Mobo and the AMD 965. I thought about getting so Kingston HyperX ddr3 2133 sticks, but is it worth it? Has anybody been able to get that high, or should i just go with some 1800 or even 1600 sticks? Also i see alot of people have had trouble with space between ram and larger Air cpu coolers. I don't have the money for a larger water cooling system but what do you guys think of the CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler? Any Other help you guys could give me would be great
IF you get low latency 1600 MHz RAM like CAS 7 at a low voltage like 1.5-1.65v those would be good. But look at some of the higher stuff as it might actually be cheaper.

My RAM is rated to run at 1866 @ 1.9v (8-8-8-24), that makes it really easy to run super tight timings at lower frequencies. AMD's gain a slot of speed and throughput that way. At 1333 I actually put through just as much info as 1600 with looser timings. And I can actually run it undervolted.

As for the cooler, yeah I saw it but I don't want the hassle and potential disaster from water cooling. I bet I get better temps than that H50. And no worry about springing a leak.
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Black, What are you getting for you Northbridge Chipset Temps? ON average? And what are you using to read it?
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