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This board and the rest of my rig (in signature) will be here Wednesday or Thursday! Since I'm moving over the next couple weeks, I probably won't sit down to put the comp together until I'm settled in... It's going to be torture.
nice build, mines almost same except gonna run a single 5770
    
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Just curious what height of the ram has to do with anything? I was only worried about width when I ordered the mobo (don't understand what is hindering you from running say a 10" tall stick of ram?)

I got some tall ram on the way with this mobo on the way.. Will this be an issue?

edit: this is the stuff I ordered
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231259
If the ram is taller than 1.5" some heat sinks wont fit.
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No you need t set your timing manually...try CAS6@1333 the try CAS5@1333
And how do I test for stability?
    
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And how do I test for stability?
Memtest....

If i would have only memtested a month ago...
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Which Memtest is better, the opensource one from memtest.org? or the shareware version from hcidesign.com?
    
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If the ram is taller than 1.5" some heat sinks wont fit.
oooh I didn't realize it was a heat sync, hopfully the oem 965 heat sink will fit tell I put my water on it
    
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^^ The oem 965 heat sink will fit, that's what I'm using. I have a water setup but I wanted to get a new waterblock before I installed it.
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Just checkin back in since I've been MIA the past several days

Got the new rig up, cept for the RAID driver and 802.11x wireless in Kubuntu 9.10. That should be setup this weekend (hopefully).

The 3.7GHz OC seemed to start having problems after a couple hours of testing, then was more frequent after the machine warms up. So, I backed it down to 3.465GHz and the CPU-Volts to 1.375 and I've been gaming it some in crossfire and it hasn't crashed yet.

I Gotta get that free Everest DL and check it out. Hopefully I can get an idea of my temps and make sure I can OC harder and not burn the chip up.

Oh BTW...I found a mobo with an Athlon64x2 5600+ on it, so I might get a case, take a spare HD I have, spare floppy, spare DVD drive, get a KB and mouse and setup another rig. I'm such a tech junkie!

Thanks again guys for all your advice/help. I will report back again on my GD70 more as soon as I tweak it some.
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Memtest....

If i would have only memtested a month ago...
Actually I think that Prime95 in BLEND mode would be the better of the two. Memtest doesn't really stress anything. It just tests for errors. Prime95 blend will stress things quite well. Run some other apps at the same time as Blend and you'll really see what your OC is made of.

Once it's blend stable, run memtest to see if you're throwing errors at all.

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Kubuntu 9.10. That should be setup this weekend (hopefully).

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It COULD just be referred to as FSB, but Eclipse would probably sh**...
LOL, FSB is fine!(and easier for most people) I have just been trying to refer to it the way AMD is now calling it. The reason they changed it is really because the NB is now on the chip and HT(hyper transport) is the new FSB as it is what the CPU and IMC use to talk to all the other components.

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Just curious what height of the ram has to do with anything? I was only worried about width when I ordered the mobo (don't understand what is hindering you from running say a 10" tall stick of ram?)

I got some tall ram on the way with this mobo on the way.. Will this be an issue?

edit: this is the stuff I ordered
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231259
Yes it will fit with the stock cooler. BUT it may not with some aftermarket coolers.

I just took the worst HSF's(heat sink fan) clearance(Megahelms AFAIK) and put that in there figuring that way we could cut down on some of the will my ram fit questions. Now if you are running water you could run that 10" stick you were talking about as long as it will fit in your case

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If the ram is taller than 1.5" some heat sinks wont fit.
Exactly!

As for Ram speeds. The C2 stepping chips are native 1333 and anything above that is a technically OC on the IMC. AFAIK no one has been able to run higher then ~1800. The nice thing (as has been pointed out) is that you can run 1333 or 1600 and tighten the heck out of the timings, as well as probably lower the voltage. For some killer latency.
Edited by eclipseaudio4 - 12/15/09 at 7:38pm
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