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I had worried my friend was right, will a CF bridge reach across the two 16x PCIe? From my view I'm unsure if it will, maybe I'll have to grab one and make believe with one 5770 to see if it does XD
It seems pretty long so it should reach across the 8x slot... good luck! let me know how it works..... I used to have an SLI rig w/ 2 x 7800GTX's....but the cost didn't seem to outweigh the benefits... what do u think about Xfire?

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when I get my gd-70 from ups on monday I'm going to do 955 c3 air, megahalem, phase, and ln2!
Man I wish I knew the difference between the C2 & C3... Thinking of RMA'ing the old one and getting the C3!
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the armor case, from what i can tell it looks just like in the manual for the mobo
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Hey guys, is every PCIe slot 16x or is it 16x - 8x - 16x - 8x?
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based on the manual, from top to bottom its 16x, 8x, 16x, 8x... HTH
Hey Markisa, it's like enkrypt3d says: PCI_E1 (the top one supports up to x16 - PCI_E3 -x8 - PCI_E4 -x16 and PCI-E5 up to x8. Well, I have read somewhere that if you put 4 graphic cards and link them with ATI Crossfire all slots automatically go down to the speed of x8 :>
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It seems pretty long so it should reach across the 8x slot... good luck! let me know how it works..... I used to have an SLI rig w/ 2 x 7800GTX's....but the cost didn't seem to outweigh the benefits... what do u think about Xfire?
I'm not sure bout other cards but the 5770s have a real nack for Crossfire, from all the benchmarks I've seen its about a 75-90% increase. Its practicly doubling your graphical power, you get farther deminishing returns in tri and quad crossfire with the 5770s tho (and at that price you might as well grab two 5850s or maybe a 5970)

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Hey Markisa, it's like enkrypt3d says: PCI_E1 (the top one supports up to x16 - PCI_E3 -x8 - PCI_E4 -x16 and PCI-E5 up to x8. Well, I have read somewhere that if you put 4 graphic cards and link them with ATI Crossfire all slots automatically go down to the speed of x8 :>
Yea it says flat out on Newegg that Quad is all 8x, I do wonder if two 5970s run at 8x? I'd have to assume since only two slots are filled it would run at dual 16x but its worth the thought lol.
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On another note, I decided to redo the tim on my NB and SB and holy the stuff MSI used is like bubblegum only thicker and harder to get off!
Hey eclipseaudio4 (can I shorten your nick to just eclipse ? ... well, I was wondering how did this all operation of removing tim go? Actually I am "thinking" and preparing to do that by myself (soon, as I gather up all of stuff required)... What kind of TIM did you use? Arctic Silver 5 or any other? (I was wondering if Arctic Ceramique will do - I have no experience in applying thermal paste) - what is easier to remove if I apply a TIM wrong? ;>

I spent a few hours yesterday reading about it (it's common problem at MSI motherboards - quite frustrating taking into consideration how much money I paid for this mobo :/
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Man I wish I knew the difference between the C2 & C3... Thinking of RMA'ing the old one and getting the C3!
Honestly you should its alot more friendlier to 1st time overclockers. The C2 was alot more picky due to the IMC.
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Honestly you should its alot more friendlier to 1st time overclockers. The C2 was alot more picky due to the IMC.
Looks like newegg is willing to RMA this for me! UPDATE: Seems like they only want to do an exchange for the same type of CPU... I already bought the new C3 CPU thinking that they would issue me a refund...... grrrrr


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU9w3aFuOcQ"]YouTube- AMD Phenom II X4 965 C3 @ 7040 MHz [LN

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Looks like newegg is willing to RMA this for me! UPDATE: Seems like they only want to do an exchange for the same type of CPU... I already bought the new C3 CPU thinking that they would issue me a refund...... grrrrr


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU9w3...40 MHz [LN

They should allowe a full refund if its within the first 30 days.
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They should allowe a full refund if its within the first 30 days.
Yea thats what I responded with....hopefully they will...
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I had worried my friend was right, will a CF bridge reach across the two 16x PCIe? From my view I'm unsure if it will, maybe I'll have to grab one and make believe with one 5770 to see if it does XD
Markisa, the CF bridge that comes with the board (among its host of accessories) is the correct length to bridge the two 16X PCIe slots.

Typically, the bridge that come with the cards are too short.

If you're buying separately, you would need one that bridges 3 slots I think.
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