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Poll Results: Do you prefer the new OCN?

 
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post #1351 of 6458
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Originally Posted by Taz_Man View Post
I bought two of the WD WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB so I could use the eSata ports on this motherboard to be able to use RAID again & be able to use the additional ports. I am also hoping to be able to use Drive Xpert in addition to the RAID with these drives.

I got them from Newegg for only $89 & Free Shipping.

I haven't installed them yet though because I am going to do that at the same time I change cases.
Is it possible to use RAID 0 striping on those two Drive Xpert ports? Or what is the purpose of those? I know they have something to do with high speed backup from one harddrive to another? Can I hook my two Intel 80GB X-25 gen. 1 SSD's to those ports and use RAID 0 striping? If so, I will free up two of my regular Sata ports.

Now that I've settled down a little bit with this maniac overclocking I think I will begin to investigate a little more on this subject.
    
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Now that I've settled down a little bit with this maniac overclocking I think I will begin to investigate a little more on this subject.
Feel free to do it..

I would be interested in the performance results of DriveExpert setup..

CHEERS..
     
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I don't think you are nowhere near to 600 W. My Q9550@4.25 GHz & GTX460@900/2200 draws about 510 W from wall when running OCCT PSU test(thats Linpack and Furmark at same time). My E7400@4 GHz & HD5770@930/1300 only draws 280 W running that same test. As far as I know HD 4850 uses about 50 W more than HD 5770 so you would probably be somewhere below 350 W. And that OCCT test is an overkill, there is no way that any real world app would ever use so much power.
I finally got my Kill A Watt. I ran the OCCT PSU test and it tops off at 380W, so my PSU has plenty of head room. It idles around 160W. So in the end, my hardware cant cut it for 4GHz. Time to upgrade to the new sandy bridge and aim for 5GHz! lol
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I finally got my Kill A Watt. I ran the OCCT PSU test and it tops off at 380W, so my PSU has plenty of head room. It idles around 160W. So in the end, my hardware cant cut it for 4GHz. Time to upgrade to the new sandy bridge and aim for 5GHz! lol
Hi virus86, are you serious? are you going give up on your P5Q PRO? or just to get yourself a new quality (80 PLUS) PSU?
     
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post #1355 of 6458
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Hi virus86, are you serious? are you going give up on your P5Q PRO? or just to get yourself a new quality (80 PLUS) PSU?
Not really "giving up", but "putting it aside." Classes started and I dont have time to test out different settings.

No, Ill stick with my current PSU. Whenever I build a new rig, Ill get a 80+ PSU.
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Just came off a 72 hr prime 95 blend. Locked in to a 4.1 ghz stable oc with 8gigs of ram. Turrican, it might be the quad core processor that makes it so 8 gigs is unstable.

Thanks for all the help guys, its much appreciated.
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Just came off a 72 hr prime 95 blend. Locked in to a 4.1 ghz stable oc with 8gigs of ram. Turrican, it might be the quad core processor that makes it so 8 gigs is unstable.

Thanks for all the help guys, its much appreciated.
Congrats epsilon777!!!

Do remember to validate the OC and post the validation link in your sig.
     
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Just came off a 72 hr prime 95 blend. Locked in to a 4.1 ghz stable oc with 8gigs of ram. Turrican, it might be the quad core processor that makes it so 8 gigs is unstable.

Thanks for all the help guys, its much appreciated.
Congrats with your nice overclock!

Yes, the Quad core put much more strain on the motherboard and NB. As I've said, I'm rock solid at 3.825GHz when using 8GB RAM. If overclocking much further, 4GHz + I always have the option to remove one or two RAM sticks.
    
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It looks like I can use the two Drive Xpert ports for using my two Intel X-25 Gen.1 SSDs in Raid 0 Striping.

This is from bjorn3d.com

If you use only one drive with the Drive Xpert system, you are limited to using only its data backup feature. With two drives you have the option of RAID Mirroring (RAID 1) in your data backup where the data backed up fails over to both drives. You also have the option of RAID striping (RAID 0) which is called Super Speed in Drive Xpert. Super speed greatly enhances the data transfer rate but doesn't offer the redundancy found in RAID 1.

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I finally got my Kill A Watt. I ran the OCCT PSU test and it tops off at 380W, so my PSU has plenty of head room. It idles around 160W. So in the end, my hardware cant cut it for 4GHz. Time to upgrade to the new sandy bridge and aim for 5GHz! lol
It's just your CPU that cannot make it to 4GHz it seems. Remember, 4GHz is just a number. I doubt you would feel much difference between 3.8 and 4GHz.

You have a fast system as it is. Buy a SSD for OS, programs and games and you will have a blazing fast system. Upgrading to Sandybridge when you already have the P5Q Pro is just not worth it.

You could also look around for a cheap Quad. If you feel the need for four cores. If not, as I've said, you have a very fast setup there....

Good luck...
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