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I've been booting into Linux a lot lately to get a taste of the 64-bit experience. Great OS but it doesn't like my outrageous OC settings! Looks like I'll still need Windows around for games frown.gif
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Originally Posted by ocman View Post

Good question R.D.BID! I never had the luxury of owning two powerful graphics cards. redface.gif
Maybe you can try it out and let us know! tongue.gif
The mobo does support Crossfire as it stated, so my guess is that it should. Just make sure your PSU is up for it. wink.gif
P.S.: Finally, I've got myself a SilverStone 5.25 to 3.5 inch (includes holes to mount two 2.5 inch on top) converter bracket (cost $20... merchant overpriced it) today and finally installed that 3.5 inch Rosewill card reader/usb ports/esata/DC 5V drive (cost $25) that I bought last year this time around... God... it seemed like forever. tongue.gif Thank goodness the drive working fine so far. rolleyes.gif
Since I'm also running out of SATA ports on the mobo, I might have to either plug in less drives or I might have to set SATA ports to run in normal mode in BIOS to use all 7 ports. One drawback as I recall is that under normal mode, only one boot drive is allowed. thinking.gif

@R.D.BID - It should be possible, theoretically, but I've never tried it myself, so I don't know for sure.

@ocman - Are you meaning that you have enabled the two "Drive Xpert" SATA ports on the board? I thought you could only use them for RAID setups? I'm running out of SATA ports too, and being able to use them would be good to know about! One DVD-drive, 3 HDDs, 1 SSD, and an eSATA for me.
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Originally Posted by KingT View Post

Well there's no NB temperature sensor on these boards..
There's a sensor near NB but that's not it,and it's named as SYSTIN in HW monitor or Motherboard in Aida/Everest program..
I try to keep that SYSTIN reading under 50C for 24/7 operation..
CHEERS..

Thanks, I was wondering about this as well, I asked a few pages back.
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I've been booting into Linux a lot lately to get a taste of the 64-bit experience. Great OS but it doesn't like my outrageous OC settings! Looks like I'll still need Windows around for games frown.gif

Which flavor have you tried? I use LinuxMint (Ubuntu based) in my old Dell laptop all the time and its great. I tried it on my desktop and it couldn't figure out what to do with three screens. I couldn't even log in half the time because the log-in box wouldn't show up right. So rather than mess with it anymore, I just gave up and formatted that partition. tongue.gif

And I don't have any idea about overclocking in a Linux environment. Maybe Linux is lacking proper driver support for the board? I think there are at least a few threads here in OCN dedicated to gaming in a Linux OS, maybe ask around there?
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LoL I'm running 1.36V for NB (probably 1.30V is more than enough for my 459MHz FSB and 8GB of DDR3 memory,but I'm to lazy to test it down) rolleyes.gif
Well there's no NB temperature sensor on these boards..
There's a sensor near NB but that's not it,and it's named as SYSTIN in HW monitor or Motherboard in Aida/Everest program..
I try to keep that SYSTIN reading under 50C for 24/7 operation..
P.S.: You could use even lower vNB as your FSB is 333MHz which is stock for P5Q motherboards,,
But due 8GB of RAM set it @ 1.20V or higher..
CHEERS..

LOL 50 degrees!!!

I get unhappy if that sensor goes over 30!

might try dropping the NB voltage a bit but they're so hot anyway its not really worth the possible instabilty.

I'm almost happy with my rig.

Shame my PSU is not a quiet one, its not loud but its the noisiest component and its new so I have to live with it.
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Eh, I run 440 fine at 1.26 vNB. It's definitely true that there's no dedicated NB temp sensor because my mobo temp readings were higher when I had it watercooled than when I have a heatsink on it and fan blowing on/around it.
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Which flavor have you tried? I use LinuxMint (Ubuntu based) in my old Dell laptop all the time and its great. I tried it on my desktop and it couldn't figure out what to do with three screens. I couldn't even log in half the time because the log-in box wouldn't show up right. So rather than mess with it anymore, I just gave up and formatted that partition. tongue.gif

And I don't have any idea about overclocking in a Linux environment. Maybe Linux is lacking proper driver support for the board? I think there are at least a few threads here in OCN dedicated to gaming in a Linux OS, maybe ask around there?

I tried OpenSUSE in the past and an older version of Ubuntu which was really lacklustre, now I have Kubuntu 11.10. Mostly everything is configured now the way I like it so I don't even boot into Windows unless I want to play a game. There's a grub loader for boot select but if I don't choose something it automatically defaults to Linux which is convenient since I like to punch the spacebar to turn the mobo on then wander off to source coffee while everything loads up smile.gif

To be fair, I can still run fine at 400 FSB but I sometimes get a SEGMENTATION FAULT. Doesn't cause much harm but I'm going to assume it's to do with trying to mix 64-bit memory management and dubious OCing practices.
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@ocman - Do you meaning that you have enabled the two "Drive Xpert" SATA ports on the board? I thought you could only use them for RAID setups? I'm running out of SATA ports too, and being able to use them would be good to know about! One DVD-drive, 3 HDDs, 1 SSD, and an eSATA for me.

jetpak12, I haven't yet, but I'm going to try out normal mode. Under "Normal Mode", have the boot drive (if I recall correctly without checking the manual) connected to the orange SATA port (SATA_E1).

I do have two boot drives, one being one of the Seagate 1.5TB HHD and the other being Intel 320 Series 80GB SSD... I think I can live w/o the SSD for now since I only had the OS installed onto it.

Normal Mode Instructions:
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I'm going to test it out. Signing off now...
Edited by ocman - 4/17/12 at 11:34am
     
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So I've just done switch to Normal Mode under Drive Xpert Mode Update in the BIOS! And I'm happily to tell all P5Q PRO Turbo owners that it works!!!

Not only it works, I'm also able to use other hard drives and boot into Windows that's installed on my Intel SSD.

The boot time of newly installed Windows on the SSD is under 20 sec. Awesome! It takes a bit over 1 min to boot into Windows with my Seagate 1.5TB HDD now.

I guess I was over reading words in the mobo manual about Normal Mode.

The steps I've taken to make Normal Mode to work:

1. Shut down computer.
2. Switch the SATA cable of primary boot drive to connect to orange SATA port.
3. Power up computer and enter BIOS.
4. In the BIOS, go to "Tools" tab and go into "Drive Xpert Mode Update [Last Setting]".
5. From the list of three options, choose "Update To Normal Mode" option and select "OK" to proceed.
6. Wait till it finish the mode switching procedure and it will auto restart.
7. Enter the BIOS again, and switch the boot order of your primary boot drive to number 1 to boot.
8. Save and Exit and let it boot as usual.

Now you can use all 7 SATA ports! cheers.gif

Not sure if all 7 ports will work by default or when without setting it to run in Normal Mode... can anyone confirm? Thanks! biggrin.gif
Edited by ocman - 12/2/11 at 7:30pm
     
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So I've just done switch to Normal Mode under Drive Xpert Mode Update in the BIOS! And I'm happily to tell all P5Q PRO Turbo owners that it works!!!
Not only it works, I'm also able to use other hard drives and boot into Windows that's installed on my Intel SSD.
The boot time of newly installed Windows on the SSD is under 20 sec. Awesome! It takes a bit over 1 min to boot into Windows with my Seagate 1.5TB HDD now.
I guess I was over reading words in the mobo manual about Normal Mode.
The steps I've taken to make Normal Mode to work:
1. Shut down computer.
2. Switch the SATA cable of primary boot drive to connect to orange SATA port.
3. Power up computer and enter BIOS.
4. In the BIOS, go to "Tools" tab and go into "Drive Xpert Mode Update [Last Setting]".
5. From the list of three options, choose "Update To Normal Mode" option and select "OK" to proceed.
6. Wait till it finish the mode switching procedure and it will auto restart.
7. Enter the BIOS again, and switch the boot order of your primary boot drive to number 1 to boot.
8. Save and Exit and let it boot as usual.
Now you can use all 7 SATA ports! cheers.gif
Not sure if all 7 ports will work by default or when without setting it to run in Normal Mode... can anyone confirm? Thanks! biggrin.gif

Ah, ok, its much clearer to me now, thanks! biggrin.gif I didn't know there was a "Normal Mode" settings for these ports, I thought they could only be set to run in RAID 0 or RAID 1, which is why I never bothered with them. Although, I suppose I could move my two RAID 0 drives from Intel RAID to the ASUS ports. Do you know if you can still select a drive that's not plugged into the SATA_E1 (orange) port as the boot drive?

For me, my optimal setup would be: boot drive (ssd) on one of the regular ports, and then put my RAID 0 into the orange/white ports, if possible.

And I suppose the "default" setting would be whatever it was set to before you changed it. wink.gif I remember reading reviews for my board about people complaining about not being able to use the orange and white SATA ports before I bought it, so I figure they must be set up differently by default.
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Ah, ok, its much clearer to me now, thanks! biggrin.gif I didn't know there was a "Normal Mode" settings for these ports, I thought they could only be set to run in RAID 0 or RAID 1, which is why I never bothered with them. Although, I suppose I could move my two RAID 0 drives from Intel RAID to the ASUS ports. Do you know if you can still select a drive that's not plugged into the SATA_E1 (orange) port as the boot drive?
For me, my optimal setup would be: boot drive (ssd) on one of the regular ports, and then put my RAID 0 into the orange/white ports, if possible.
And I suppose the "default" setting would be whatever it was set to before you changed it. wink.gif I remember reading reviews for my board about people complaining about not being able to use the orange and white SATA ports before I bought it, so I figure they must be set up differently by default.

Thanks jetpak12! I believe it can boot OS installed on other drives too, since I've my Intel SSD connected to the last SATA, and I can still boot the Windows on that SSD from the Windows boot menu. wink.gif

Well, I don't have drives ready to run in RAID... but if you were to test it out, please report back thanks! wink.gif

In general, there were quite some mis-understanding in between which led to unsatisfactory user experience for many mobo owners. tongue.gif
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I have decided to clean my GTX 480's cooler as it has never been cleaned before..

So I was surprised with amount of dust that has stuck on the cooler and fan..mad.gif

Now my GPU temp is ~ 8C lower than before, went down from 91C in Battlefield 3 to 83C.. thumb.gif
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Also I haven't cleaned my case in 15 days and everything was covered in dust especially in the intake case fan area..
My Hyper 212 was plugged with dust even more than GTX 480..

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The final result,cleaned and ready for reinstall:

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CHEERS..
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Well, it doesn't spend up your drive at all. All it does is create a new drive out of some of your RAM, a drive that is faster than any SSD. So, you use like any other drive, just install programs or put files on it if you want. Just be sure that if you want your files on it to persist, you need to have it write and load from the hard drive at each shutdown and reboot. I have it reading and writing to my SSD, so its pretty quick. I don't know if it will slow down a boot up or shutdown if it has to load off a mechanical hard drive.

Missed replying to this earlier... redface.gif I'll need to figure out how to use it for system caching to speed up my mechanical hard drive's operations or just in general. thinking.gif
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I have decided to clean my GTX 480's cooler as it has never been cleaned before..
So I was surprised with amount of dust that has stuck on the cooler and fan..mad.gif
Now my GPU temp is ~ 8C lower than before, went down from 91C in Battlefield 3 to 83C.. thumb.gif
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CHEERS..

Dust cleaning FTW!!! thumbsupsmiley.png I've just dust cleaned my system with Falcon's Dust Off Professional for the last few days and I also see drops in temp... biggrin.gif

P.S.: KingT, is it easy to take off the heatsink to replace TIM with some fresh new good quality TIM? I think the temp could go even lower. thinking.gif
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