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Hey guys, I figured this would be the place to get a question answered about my gd70.

I have two 4890's in crossfire and would like to add a sound card. It is a pci-e 1x card. What I am wondering is if adding the sound card will cause my 4890's to run at 8x????

Thanks!

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As Mastiffman said, my Kingston RAM doesn't seem to like low latencies but it runs fine at 1600Mhz and NB is running at 2600 easily with no increases in voltage.

I'm thinking about a change on heatsinks thermal paste tomorrow and I'll post the pictures here

BTW, thanks to everyone here that helps with tips and experience sharing on this thread. These posts are life and time savers to anyone who bought the mobo or have an AM3 system.
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Originally Posted by Pliskin View Post
Hey guys, I figured this would be the place to get a question answered about my gd70.

I have two 4890's in crossfire and would like to add a sound card. It is a pci-e 1x card. What I am wondering is if adding the sound card will cause my 4890's to run at 8x????

Thanks!
I wouldn't think so being that it's a PCI Card and not a PCIe card.... I'm nota completely sure on this but it sounds right in my mind...

As far as the 790FX-GD70 and the quality.. I like the board a lot! It's a great board and adds a bit to the "eye candy" affect, if you will...

Like every board, ity has it's flaws. Both Asus and Gigabyte make great boards as well. The Gigabyte boards are more straight forward and follow the KISS rule (Keep It Simple Stupid). Just more basic as far as settings go and are Defintely more "Cold" proven! Means they are very capable of handling extremely low temps! Asus Boards will be a bit better for OCing Ram and most seem 4ghz Stable on the CPU Front. If you are looking for 3D Benchmarking records, I would probably suggest the GD70 for sure. There are a couple of users in this thread that have tested 3&4 Video Card setups!

So I guess it really depends on what your main focus is...
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I wouldn't think so being that it's a PCI Card and not a PCIe card.... I'm nota completely sure on this but it sounds right in my mind...
Thanks for the reply but it's PCI-e 1x not straight PCI.
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hey guys, I enjoy this thread alot even though I don't have the MSI board.

@Pliskin's question, the 790FX chipset can do 16x 16x with a pci-E1x slot used also.
    
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Thanks for the reply but it's PCI-e 1x not straight PCI.
K, Didn't see that in your post... Cool! Thank for clarifying!

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hey guys, I enjoy this thread alot even though I don't have the MSI board.

@Pliskin's question, the 790FX chipset can do 16x 16x with a pci-E1x slot used also.
Nice! There ya go!
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hey guys, I enjoy this thread alot even though I don't have the MSI board.

@Pliskin's question, the 790FX chipset can do 16x 16x with a pci-E1x slot used also.
And that's a specific benefit of the 790FX revision, correct? More pci-e lanes, without reducing bandwidth of others?
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And that's a specific benefit of the 790FX revision, correct? More pci-e lanes, without reducing bandwidth of others?
Yes.
    
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HAve you guys discussed this block yet, only msi gd070 block out...
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Link from another thread in the watercooling section, this is a first to me. Looks good.
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