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Bingo - Fire up a little Victor Wooten on Sinister Minister for the Bassman!

I don't even need to finish 3dmark06 to corroborate your findings. At 222 bclk, I cross 4000 QPI. You can tell immediately from the frame rates. Drop back to 221, and all is well.

Bizarre. But clearly true of both RIIIE and RIIIF. My P6X58D-E couldn't get past 216, but I imagine if it did, we might find the same...
I'll never figure this out...

What happens if you raise QPI/VTT voltage?
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post #52 of 623
Unfortunately, a whole lot of nuthin'. Something artificial is going on - it's as if passing 4000 QPI forces slow mode...
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Yep. That's what I've experienced as well. I consulted Asus and they said I was doing it wrong...
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post #54 of 623
I have been reading through your guys posts. I am looking at this board. Still undecided. I was just trying to build a new rig. I was using the EVGA FTW3.

This board looks good. I have dealt with EVGA before; however, this one is not working. I got it all together went to test it and no signal. Black screen. I was getting a 7F error. (if you know what evga code is lol). It was either a bad bios, gpu cards, or the board.

I tried both cards in another machine. They worked. I tried a known good card in the new system. Fail.

I can RMA this one and get another but I am thinking of taking the 15% restock, even though it is bad, and looking at another.



I have not OCed for awhile. My stats was pretty much the last time. Not sure if I will go there or not.

I am looking for a good 1366 board with a black and red theme. I am weary of EVGA now even though I have bought from them for years. To many bad reviews on boards lately.

I got 2 460 ftw's. They work at least. Have been itching to try a new company for cards. LOL.

I have been tempted by ASUS for some time and now I am really looking.
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What happens if you boot straight from Bios to 222Bclock

(Try to test with different PCI-E settings : eg 105, 110, 115)

I could replicate the issue like Bassplayer with the RE III and the 950 and 970 CPU's ( different Bclock slow wall though)

I had more issues when using TurboV, if I booted from Bios all was mostly okay...

Wierd thing is when I popped in the 980X, I can no longer replicate the issue with my 970 sample... not even at 235 Bclock... This issue is doing my head in...

Though if it already happens with Stelios at 216Bclock , we are still far from 4000 QPI Clock...

I talked to Marcus Kinc about it. And he adresses it as error bits happening. CPU score stays pretty on par. But PCI-E speeds get hammered, resulting in crap bandwith and slow FPS. It's CPU related he says...
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I'd like to get a hold of a proven 3D clocker and give this a try. Though it seems my W3520 is able to go higher without too much issue on my UD9.
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I can RMA this one and get another but I am thinking of taking the 15% restock, even though it is bad, and looking at another.
Returning a defective board should not incur a 15% restock fee as long as you are within the return window. Restock fees are imposed only to deter the return of non-defective products.
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Just be sure to call instead of doing it online.
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I thought about that also. I will have to call the Egg. I also like the fact this ASUS board comes with a A Male to A Male usb cord. That would be handy in changing over the documents from one computer to another.

I have the old one boxed up. Just got to decide how to handle it.
    
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I thought about that also. I will have to call the Egg.

You can also chat - just need the authorization of a real Customer Service rep. Just make your case that's it's defective and that you don't want a replacement of the same kind. They should give you a full refund.
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