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Thanks for the info! I'm just wondering what would be better for overclocking when using 12GB of ram. From my past experience when overclocking I would go with 3x4 rather than 2x6 to avoid issues with multiple sticks of ram. Does this still apply today? Less sticks, less potential timing issues?
Will I find a 12GB set of ram that will overclock as well as 6GB of ram? I don't build a rig very often so I'm trying to maximize life without throwing out ram and starting over in a year or two from now.

Also, what size PSU would be good if I plan to run 2 x GTX470s?

I never put two cards in a SLI configuration, this will be my first. I assume that I need the bridge cable? If I put the cards in slot 1 and slot 3, does the cable reach just fine?

Thanks again for the help, once I narrow down these last few things, the cash register will ring over at Newegg
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What kind of cooling? I only plan on air.

And what do you think the max is on air.

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post #233 of 623
since this board uses the Intel NIC, i was wondering how are the pings (for online games) are compared to, lets say marvell, realtek.
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need an anwer quite fast going out in 30 mins to buy this sorry for the bump
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post #235 of 623
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I did upgrade from 0402 to 0505, the only thing I noticed was the cpu temperature reading in hardware monitor was 10C higher, might be a bug. Everything else was the same.

I <3 this board btw!
Same problem here ,I even reseated the heat sink, At 4 oc was showing temps I now get with 3.7(48c to 70c). Hmm I was alittle concerned. Hope it was just an 0505 bug.
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post #236 of 623
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need an anwer quite fast going out in 30 mins to buy this sorry for the bump
No difference, ping is more based on your internet connection and whatever server your connecting to a NIC isn't gonna make any noticeable difference.

You may see 1ms lower but it's not gonna make a difference at all.
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post #237 of 623
I used the settings below that came from Robilar

" Here are my settings for 4ghz:

AI Overclock Tuner - Manual
CPU Ratio Setting - 21x
BLCK Frequency - 191
DRAM Frequency - DDR3-1523Mhz (working on this one)
CPU Voltage - 1.19
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage - 1.275
DRAM Bus Voltage - 1.643

C1E Support - Disabled
CPU TM - Disabled
Intel HT -Disabled (uses same vcore with HT enabled but no need and lower temps)
Intel Speedstep - Disabled "

The only difference for me is I got a bsod at the 1.19 cpu voltage. I bumped up to 1.325 and had no issues. I didn't mess with trying to lower it because the temps were good (32c idle and 72c load in prime95) and I didn't have time. The H50 seems to be holding up fairly well with two scythe GT's in push/pull exhaust configuration.
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post #238 of 623
@robilar

I just got this board for the 2nd pc in house, and i read almost all the posts.

So the board doesn't really perform good after 222BCLK and over 4gt/s QPI right ?

So lets say with a 980x CPU, with 6.4gt/s QPI the board doesnt yield the results it should ?

Confirm/deny ?
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post #239 of 623
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@robilar

I just got this board for the 2nd pc in house, and i read almost all the posts.

So the board doesn't really perform good after 222BCLK and over 4gt/s QPI right ?

So lets say with a 980x CPU, with 6.4gt/s QPI the board doesnt yield the results it should ?

Confirm/deny ?
No. Your thinking of the wrong thing. 6.4gt/s is 3200 on the Qpi. So the 980x is fine. Why would they make a chip for a board if the board couldn't run it. The number that you will have problems with would be 8gt/s. Once you start overclocking the blck. With a 980x you really don't need to worry because you can take it as high as you want with never going over 6.4gt/s. Just use the unlocked muti.
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Does anyone know if they have gotten an update marvel controller download tha works for sata III yet. I update my bios to 0505 and tryed a few weeks back in sata III mode ran 2 days gave me the blues again ,havent tryed again. Really want to figure this C300 out in sata III , that thing really cranks up when it worked.

HoooooH Hoooo (cough) Hoooomyyy
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