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yeah just fired it back up today. Dropped my folding temps by 30 degree celsius, but thats only with one gpu folding.
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I managed to stabilize it eventually at 4189mhz although it's questionable. It was GPU folding on one core, and 5 core SMP folding seperately overnight one night. I stopped the client then restarted it and got a lock up within 10 minutes. So, I'm just not 5 core folding for now. =/
As far as the board, it has a lot of features and is a good board but compared to my older one is far less stable with random lock ups (frozen screen and mouse pointer). I don't know what it could be, usually if it's the CPU or CPUNB I get BSODs or screen corruption -> black screen and reboot. The screen just totally freezing baffles me.
I probably will eventually sell this board and CPU, perhaps in a year or two, and upgrade to the current Intel offerings unless something very impressive from AMD comes along that works on AM3+ (doubtful).
Right, I hear ya. Well, keep at it man. I've had my share of temperamental boards before. redface.gif
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Update on Tunapiano for the team. He got a 124 BSOD again yesterday. He is trying some other settings out when he get's home. He is still trying to get to 10 wu's and trying to get stable before switching over for a possible 6900 or 6901 sometime.

Thanks for the update! Hopefully ol' Tuna will be stable soon. smile.gif
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I'm back up. All i have left to do is sleeve the psu. I will be posting a full build log as soon as thats done. Heres a couple teasers though
***snip***
wooty woo woo
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yeah just fired it back up today. Dropped my folding temps by 30 degree celsius, but thats only with one gpu folding.
Mmmmm, smexy! And that is what I call a drop in temps! Holy mackerel! biggrin.gif
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yeah no kiddin! my temps were above average before though because i had put the 580's in the first two pci-e 16x slots instead of the first and third. not sure why. probably because i expected my blocks and parts would be here from ppc, but they sent my order to the wrong address.

I havent had both gpu's at full load yet. im a tad worried that having my gpu's, cpu, and wc loop at full stress might overload my psu so im taking it a step at a time.
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@ LMG

That is a sick WC setup, looks very clean. I've kept my system all air, if I had the money I'd do a WC rig and learn how to do it.

I like the gray/black theme.

Post a link to the build log here in the future if you do it, I'd definitely read it.
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tunapiano hit 24 hours folding finally. He backed his clock down to 4.6. He will try to overclock higher again though. Jeppzer has the same board he does and has been a great helping hand!

 
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tunapiano hit 24 hours folding finally. He backed his clock down to 4.6. He will try to overclock higher again though. Jeppzer has the same board he does and has been a great helping hand!

Tuna can probably use some of the settings I pm'd you in screenshots about trouble with my ram. I'm @ 5.1ghz stable, except for the low ram speeds....
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still working on stability, unable to check it as of right now but as of this morning it had been folding at a high OC for about 17 hours with no BSOD so when i get home from work if there is no bsod then the OC is stable and i should be fine from here on out.
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Also i am wondering if anyone can answer a couple of questions for me.

I am upgrading to IB when it comes out, most likely the 3770k. What is the best thermal paste to apply these days sincce it's been a year now since i built the pc and i was told that bios 1904 for my board unlocked Ivy Bridge for the board, is that correct?
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I am upgrading to IB when it comes out, most likely the 3770k. What is the best thermal paste to apply these days sincce it's been a year now since i built the pc and i was told that bios 1904 for my board unlocked Ivy Bridge for the board, is that correct?

I've always used Arctic Silver 5 but recently I've tried two others; Xigmatek PTI G3606 and Shin Etsu G751.

I had a good TIM job with AS5 on my lapped 6870 heatsink; temps while folding on the GPU AND CPU were 52C. I decided to try Shin Etsu since I'd heard great things about it. It has no curing time. It caused my GPU to hit 65C folding, and my cpu 60C under load from the core sensor.

According to this, while somewhat old, Shin Etsu X23 or G751 are about as good as AS5. However I would not recommend this garbage to anyone and threw the rest of my tube away after reapplying AS5. I guess some people variously claim that either Shin Etsu G751 or X23 are liquid gold, maybe I had the wrong one? lmao

The Xigmatek paste I got free with my heatsink from newegg; it's not as good as AS5 but it's not bad either. I wouldn't recommend it though.

From everything I've seen most people go with Arctic Silver 5, Innovation Cooling 7 Nano Diamond (IC7), Arctic Cooling MX-4, or some kind of Shin Etsu. I use AS5 and it works, well. However, IC7 seems to have some actual science behind it in that diamond has 4 times the thermal conductivity of silver. I believe MX-4 is silicon, as is Shin Etsu, so for me it'd come down to AS5 or IC7 (tempted to order IC7 now lol).

As far as Ivy Bridge and bios goes I have no clue. Hope this helps.
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I've always used Arctic Silver 5 but recently I've tried two others; Xigmatek PTI G3606 and Shin Etsu G751.
I had a good TIM job with AS5 on my lapped 6870 heatsink; temps while folding on the GPU AND CPU were 52C. I decided to try Shin Etsu since I'd heard great things about it. It has no curing time. It caused my GPU to hit 65C folding, and my cpu 60C under load from the core sensor.
According to this, while somewhat old, Shin Etsu X23 or G751 are about as good as AS5. However I would not recommend this garbage to anyone and threw the rest of my tube away after reapplying AS5. I guess some people variously claim that either Shin Etsu G751 or X23 are liquid gold, maybe I had the wrong one? lmao
The Xigmatek paste I got free with my heatsink from newegg; it's not as good as AS5 but it's not bad either. I wouldn't recommend it though.
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As far as Ivy Bridge and bios goes I have no clue. Hope this helps.

I used AS5 for a while and then tried IC7. I can testify that it is better than AS5. I shaved 3-5C (can't remember anymore) off my load temps. It also isn't conductive which is nice. At any rate, I can never speak highly enough for IC7. I love the stuff!
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