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if you are using a 6 core you should use slots 2 and 4 the black ones
Why is that? Never heard of this before.....just curious.
 
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2nd and 4th are fine. you will need to use 25mm fans though as 30's will more then likely get in the way.
hmmm.. u think super mega with 25mm would fit?
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if you are using a 6 core you should use slots 2 and 4 the black ones
i may be makeing a mistake but my instructions said to put ram in the red slots did i fudge up
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I presently have a Tuniq Tower on my #2 computer and temps are running at about 40 Degrees C. on CoreTemp. AND I am not overclocking yet.

Although I can read the reviews, I trust you guys' opinions more.

Would you say that the Noctua NH-D14 (damned beautiful) would be superior to both the Tuniq and the Corsair H50 (the awkward install of which btw gets full credit for my trashed 6-core)? How about ease of installation of the Noctua NH-D14 on our beloved Formula board?
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np. how hot do those 580's run?
The truth or the magic fairy numbers these benchmarkers have?

The truth is, it can creep up to 85c in game (fan on Auto). Now, despite having both of them, only one is physx at the moment. So there is virtually no heat coming from the card.

NOW, the thing is ultra quiet. I kid you not, I never hear that thing running.

I took the fan off of AUTO and set it to 65%. The sweet spot just before its audible is 67%, but I like rounded by 5 numbers. Took the OC up by 78 MHz so its 850 MHz, no voltage increase. I played BlackOps... on Thanksgiving, and I saw the temps was 73c peaking at 75c. That was after 3 hours. The new cooler works gooooood.

Now that is very sweet for air cooling, however, like I said, some guys are claiming it idles at 30c and max load is 65c and all that crap. Totally not possible, unless they are in the Arctic winter somewhere.

I will say it idles low 40s @ 24c ambient. Infact I am running P95 Small FFTs now, here is a screeny of GPU temps.

P.S. I bought this Rad

Edited by RagingCain - 11/27/10 at 8:35pm
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Why is that? Never heard of this before.....just curious.
this is what asus suggest for 6 core and high speed memory
    
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i may be makeing a mistake but my instructions said to put ram in the red slots did i fudge up
asus has said to use the black ones with a 6 core and high speed memory 1600 mhz or more
    
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The truth or the magic fairy numbers these benchmarkers have?

The truth is, it can creep up to 85c in game (fan on Auto). Now, despite having both of them, only one is physx at the moment. So there is virtually no heat coming from the card.

NOW, the thing is ultra quiet. I kid you not, I never hear that thing running.

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Now that is very sweet for air cooling, however, like I said, some guys are claiming it idles at 30c and max load is 65c and all that crap. Totally not possible, unless they are in the Arctic winter somewhere.

I will say it idles low 40s @ 24c ambient. Infact I am running P95 Small FFTs now, here is a screeny of GPU temps.
so they run a little warm but that will be fixed soon i take it..... Never did ask you how hot the 5870 ran for you. I'm not worried about temps because of my open case and the fact that I know I will be putting it under water come Christmas.
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Two modules are better for higher rated memory (which is anything over 1333 MHz.) It all points to it having an easier time handling overclocked memory on the Red slots, as that is how 890FX/790FXs were. I personally know that 1090T can run 2050 MHz (7-9-7-24), on all 4 Dimms (so 8 or 16 GB).

It all depends on the quality of RAM you got, and how much voltage you put in.

I was hoping to have my OC => Voltage guide done, but it looks like I won't have it finished by the time I have to ship off the processor. Maybe Eclipse can take over
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so they run a little warm but that will be fixed soon i take it..... Never did ask you how hot the 5870 ran for you. I'm not worried about temps because of my open case and the fact that I know I will be putting it under water come Christmas.
My God, I thought I would melt something at times with the XXX if I forgot to take fan off of AUTO. Jesus.

The references cards are so much cooler. I know the nVidias run hotter, so I am still impressed by the temps I got, but 5870 references were never above 80c on auto. Especially that MSi Lightning II even in CrossfireX.

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I presently have a Tuniq Tower on my #2 computer and temps are running at about 40 Degrees C. on CoreTemp. AND I am not overclocking yet.

Although I can read the reviews, I trust you guys' opinions more.

Would you say that the Noctua NH-D14 (damned beautiful) would be superior to both the Tuniq and the Corsair H50 (the awkward install of which btw gets full credit for my trashed 6-core)? How about ease of installation of the Noctua NH-D14 on our beloved Formula board?
If it wasn't for the majority of RAM heatsinks being larger than life now adays, I don't think anybody should get anything else other than the NH-D14. It still is in the top3 coolers with stock fans. Now I think the Tuniq has gotten favorable reviews too. The different of the top5~7 heatsinks is between 1~4 degrees c difference. The H50... is about 15th/16th place on the grand scheme of things. Its not bad for its size, but it needs help to get lower. Extra fans, shrouds, you name it.
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