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post #751 of 1800
i hit 4.0ghz on 1.25v easy but thing is i do not need it at this time..

3.3ghz is my choice for now but this time i hit it on 1.10v instead of 1.25v



again this thing is stunning i mean the oc and temps omg!! so gonna try 1.0v or 0.95 this time and see if it works
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Hello all. I am looking for a new mobo that will give my GPUs some breathing room in between them. A friend suggested this board to me so I have been looking at some reviews. It seems to get some bad press about overheating and something about the heatsinks. I am still pretty new to non mac computers so I am looking for some help here.

I know I will be able to run my cards on the first and third slots at full speeds so I am happy about that but is this card overkill for what I am needing? Is there another card that I can have a good amount of space in between my graphics cards that would be better? Or is this mobo just an excellent pick for me? Thanks, I am looking to get a mobo asap.
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Hello all. I am looking for a new mobo that will give my GPUs some breathing room in between them. A friend suggested this board to me so I have been looking at some reviews. It seems to get some bad press about overheating and something about the heatsinks. I am still pretty new to non mac computers so I am looking for some help here.

I know I will be able to run my cards on the first and third slots at full speeds so I am happy about that but is this card overkill for what I am needing? Is there another card that I can have a good amount of space in between my graphics cards that would be better? Or is this mobo just an excellent pick for me? Thanks, I am looking to get a mobo asap.
It is overkill if you are just going to OC to 4 - 4.2Ghz.

The new mobo Asus Rampage III Formula just came out in a few places, that might be a good idea for you?

look here:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...i-formula.html
    
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It is overkill if you are just going to OC to 4 - 4.2Ghz.

The new mobo Asus Rampage III Formula just came out in a few places, that might be a good idea for you?

look here:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...i-formula.html
Yeah I dont plan on OCing any higher than 4.2 really. I just want a great mobo that will give me some space in between cards. Thanks for the tip, I will look at it now. I hope it is available to buy now.
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does the bluetooth work with my blackberry?
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For what it's worth, getting a chip with an unlocked multi to 4.13 could be done by an OEM board that only allowed you to change the multi.

That's why people say this board is not good with Bloomfield. It's epic with Gulftown as the highest BCLK people push with that is around 200. This thing can push BCLK into the 260's or higher, but only if QPI Slow Mode is enabled.

Asus' binning process on the IOH seems to have been very lax with this board. Maybe they got a bad shipment from Intel or maybe they didn't want to waste the time/money binning the chips they received, but this board is definitely not as good as other boards for pushing 3D speeds on Bloomfield. The results just are not consistent enough.

The absolute highest BCLK I've seen with the x36 QPI multi was 230. Most of the time, people find themselves around 215-220. I can boot and test at 225, but my graphics scores go down because of QPI degradation (directly related to the IOH).
As I stated before, I didn't even tweak it, so I know I have more, but since I do not bench as much as I use too I just haven't messed with it. I agree that the bios' are not tweaked for the Bloomfields, but most MB manufactures are designing their bios' around the 32nm processors now, it's one of the biggest complaints on the EVGA forums right now. I like the board because it has so much potential just like the 980x. As far as the Formula goes, if it had been out at the time I probably would have gotten that instead. I played with it at Quake Con and it's just as good from an overclocking perspective, but again, it will tweaked more for the 32nm chips than the 45nm chips.

Also, yes 4.2Ghz is nothing special, on any board. My point was that it was easy. I don't consider anything under 220BCLK for regular chips special and I wouldn't recommend this board for someone just wanting a 24/7 board with little desire to overclock or bench, that's what the Formula and similar boards are for.
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As I stated before, I didn't even tweak it, so I know I have more, but since I do not bench as much as I use too I just haven't messed with it. I agree that the bios' are not tweaked for the Bloomfields, but most MB manufactures are designing their bios' around the 32nm processors now, it's one of the biggest complaints on the EVGA forums right now. I like the board because it has so much potential just like the 980x. As far as the Formula goes, if it had been out at the time I probably would have gotten that instead. I played with it at Quake Con and it's just as good from an overclocking perspective, but again, it will tweaked more for the 32nm chips than the 45nm chips.

Also, yes 4.2Ghz is nothing special, on any board. My point was that it was easy. I don't consider anything under 220BCLK for regular chips special and I wouldn't recommend this board for someone just wanting a 24/7 board with little desire to overclock or bench, that's what the Formula and similar boards are for.
Agreed! For some reason, people see an expensive board and feel like they need it. I've been trying to convince people for a long time that practically any X58 board will get you to 4.2GHz+.

With regards to the BIOS, I don't believe it is tailored specifically to the 32nm processors. However, because of their architecture, the boards physical issues do not show up. With Gulftown, you can use lower than the x36 QPI without going into slow mode. With Bloomfield, it's either x36 or Slow Mode (or higher). The two architectures are just different to overclock and unless Asus starts binning the IOH chips, the board is physically better suited for Gulftown.
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Is the Rampage III Extreme just a myth or are there any flawless and fully functional Rampage III Extremes out there? My first R3E was DOA (it had the nasty "initializing USB controllers..done" POST bug) and my replacement board (which had bent pins, fingerprints, unremovable layer of glue on the backside) is giving me the same POST error?!
How many more RMA's will I have to go through, how many months will I have to wait until I can actually use the motherboard I paid for?
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If you put a single GPU on the 2nd or 3rd PCIe lane, it's 16x right? on the chart, there's a dash..
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Is the Rampage III Extreme just a myth or are there any flawless and fully functional Rampage III Extremes out there? My first R3E was DOA (it had the nasty "initializing USB controllers..done" POST bug) and my replacement board (which had bent pins, fingerprints, unremovable layer of glue on the backside) is giving me the same POST error?!
How many more RMA's will I have to go through, how many months will I have to wait until I can actually use the motherboard I paid for?
Wow. I am now wondering if it is too late to cancel my order Just ordered mine today.
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