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I'm looking into this motherboard for my rig, yet have not actually been able to see it in person. I was wondering if anyone knows is this board big enough to SLI two triple slot GPUs?
    
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What are your voltages for QPI and vdimm set in BIOS vs clocks? Maybe the memory detect sequence pulls voltage down enough to error with QPI LLC on.

Run Bclk 200, Core frequency 4,0 - 4,2GHz HT on, ram at 1600MHz, UnCore at 3200MHz.

Ram at 1,65v and QPI at ~1,45 with QPI LL enabled , I know, my i7 975 needs at lot voltage for the UnCore, with QPI LL disabled I need to push for ~1,525v.


Yesterday it only recognize 4GB, no boot with only memory in B1 slot, memory in all "one" slots and pushed the "GO button" and it booted fine into Windows, recognize all 6Gb during boot.'


Seems to be something wrong with this one too or is it my CPU that causes it, maybe a bad batch here in the nothern Europe?


I saw another guy had similary problem that I have, ASUS Rampage III Extreme Boot problem / CPU dead?
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hi does anyone know if i am goin to buy noctua d14 cpu cooling fan can fit rampage iii formula without moving ram stick??or i have to move ram stick for sure? since i am using corsair xms 6gb ddr3 now thank you
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anyone running a 970 with this mobo?
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hi does anyone know if i am goin to buy noctua d14 cpu cooling fan can fit rampage iii formula without moving ram stick??or i have to move ram stick for sure? since i am using corsair xms 6gb ddr3 now thank you
If you're using those Dominator with tall heatspreaders then you might have to remove them.. maybe just from the RAM closest to the Noctua.

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anyone running a 970 with this mobo?
I am (sig rig).
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Back up and running!

Recall this:


Well, got my new motherboard (RMA still in route here) and put it all back together with a new CM Silent Pro Gold 1200w PS. Lo and behold... My CPU was also fried!!

Grumble... Ran out and picked up another i7-950.

The new chip and board are not clocking anywhere near as well as the last pair. My SLI is working great thanks to the new PS, but damn... I really wish I could hit the same clocks as before.
     
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Okay, I've searched the thread an I don't think I've found anyone with my particular issue.

The computer in question is my sig rig. I have two GTX 480s in SLI. The only problem I encountered was that I initially had the two cards in the top and bottom PCIexpress slots. In this configuration, there was some bad red coloration on the screen every time I played a game in fullscreen mode (didn't happen in windowed mode). I was able to fix the problem by moving the bottom card up into the middle PCIexpress slot. So now I have the two 480s in the top two PCIexpress slots with the bottom one empty.

Here's the issue I'm having now: I want to begin overclocking my graphics cards, but before I can do that, I need to attach some aftermarket coolers (Accelero Xtremes most likely). These coolers take 3 slots, so they literally won't fit between my cards as they're configured now. Can I put the cards back in the top and bottom PCIexpress slots on the motherboard? If so, how can I stop that red coloration (I guess it's artifacting) from coming back?

Thanks OCN.
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anyone running a 970 with this mobo?
another 970 owner here too!

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Okay, I've searched the thread an I don't think I've found anyone with my particular issue.

The computer in question is my sig rig. I have two GTX 480s in SLI. The only problem I encountered was that I initially had the two cards in the top and bottom PCIexpress slots. In this configuration, there was some bad red coloration on the screen every time I played a game in fullscreen mode (didn't happen in windowed mode). I was able to fix the problem by moving the bottom card up into the middle PCIexpress slot. So now I have the two 480s in the top two PCIexpress slots with the bottom one empty.

Here's the issue I'm having now: I want to begin overclocking my graphics cards, but before I can do that, I need to attach some aftermarket coolers (Accelero Xtremes most likely). These coolers take 3 slots, so they literally won't fit between my cards as they're configured now. Can I put the cards back in the top and bottom PCIexpress slots on the motherboard? If so, how can I stop that red coloration (I guess it's artifacting) from coming back?

Thanks OCN.
That is very strange. Have you tried a new SLI bridge (or make sure yours was on good?)? Doubt it would be the cause but you never know. Or possibly switching the cards around, top on to bottom etc? At least this would verify they were seated well along with the bridge.

I attached a pic of where I have my cards at to make sure this is what you meant for your original placement of them.

If trying all of that didn't work I would consider rma'ing the board honestly.

Edited by mtbiker033 - 2/21/11 at 9:53am
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I attached a pic of where I have my cards at to make sure this is what you meant for your original placement of them.
Yeah, that's precisely how I had them mounted -- in slots 1 and 3 with slot 2 empty. This board can do 16x in the bottom slot right? I have a spare SLI bridge around here somewhere, I'll try using that. I didn't try swapping the top and bottom cards, but I guess I could try that as well.

Would be really sad if I had to RMA the board. It's doing so well in everything else. I'll do some testing and post back with results.
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Yeah, that's precisely how I had them mounted -- in slots 1 and 3 with slot 2 empty. This board can do 16x in the bottom slot right? I have a spare SLI bridge around here somewhere, I'll try using that. I didn't try swapping the top and bottom cards, but I guess I could try that as well.

Would be really sad if I had to RMA the board. It's doing so well in everything else. I'll do some testing and post back with results.
yeah all 3 slots should do x16. try running gpuz as it should tell you what speeds they are at to make sure.
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