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Hello, I am about to add a 2nd Asus gtx 580 to my current setup. I don't envision any issues with this SLI setup using x16 lanes. However, would adding a 3rd gtx580 in the future be pointless given the pcie lanes of x16 x8 x8? Thanks in advance for any info anyone has to offer. And I hope Im not hijacking anyones thread. Sorry if I am, and feel free to ignore my post if thats the case:-)
Many tests have shown that running your graphics card at x8 results in negligible performance loss. Here's the article on [H]:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...16x16_vs_x16x8
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Anyone boot from a SATA III drive from a SATA III Port on this mobo?

Im still using my Old Intel SATA II SSD on the native SATA II ports but want to get a Vertex 3... Just want to know if I can install Win 7 64 Bit on it or do I need to get F6 drivers first?
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If memory serves, the SATA III ports are third party and not from INTEL, thus I reckon you would need to get your hands on the drivers.
 
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I just got a USB 3.0 flash drive, went on the Asus website for the drivers and there seems to be 2 of them.

NEC Electronics Corporation USB3.0 Controller Driver V1.0.19.0

or

Renesas USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver V2.0.4.0

Which one do you guys use? I installed the Renasas driver and it seems to work fine, getting write speeds of 80-85MB/s.
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I just got a USB 3.0 flash drive, went on the Asus website for the drivers and there seems to be 2 of them.

NEC Electronics Corporation USB3.0 Controller Driver V1.0.19.0

or

Renesas USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver V2.0.4.0

Which one do you guys use? I installed the Renasas driver and it seems to work fine, getting write speeds of 80-85MB/s.
Renesas bought NEC or something to that effect.

I use the latest drivers from Station-Drivers.

On a side note... I cannot use a "Hard Drive" in the USB 3.0 ports if I am overclocked. They simply do not mount. Other devices work perfect... I have to go back to stock clocks for my USB3 Hard drives to work? It makes no sense.
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Renesas bought NEC or something to that effect.

I use the latest drivers from Station-Drivers.
I did some research and found a thread on TechPowerUp about how the Renesas 2.0.4.0 is the new driver that fixed problems with flash drives ejecting during use and other issues. So that's the one I'm using
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Hey, I need some help in overclocking as I'm new to the whole shindig. I am looking to get to at least 4ghz. Does anyone know of any guides? I'm having trouble reaching stable OC's of 4.0. Can anyone show me their config?
    
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Hey, I need some help in overclocking as I'm new to the whole shindig. I am looking to get to at least 4ghz. Does anyone know of any guides? I'm having trouble reaching stable OC's of 4.0. Can anyone show me their config?
http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/...-and-gulftown/

That's the guide I followed first time around.
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I like this board a lot, though my only complaint is the location of some of the headers as well as the included Creative Xfi2 audio. After installing it from the included CD and running updates, my sound started to make some interesting clicking noises. Anyone else have this problem?

I just uninstalled and went back to whatever the default was, realtek or something.
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New BIOS is out. Version 0801.
    
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