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You have been so helpful, I didnt have a clue what to do with all of this, I still dont to be honest, but I am more than happy with the result. Will run a blend test now and leave it for a few hours, fingers crossed I will come back and its all working still.
I was in the same shoes you are in now. I stumbled across OCN a few years ago and didn't have any idea what I was doing. OCN is absolutely one of the best sites I have seen when it comes to helping others. I would suggest doing as much research that you can, learn what you can, and ask as many questions as you need to. It wont be long until you are overclocking like a pro.
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Well i did it now, i went and got a Intel i7-950 Would like some feedback on a mobo for it, would like 3 way sli, room for my 2x Gtx 460 cyclones and a sound card, unless it has great onboard sound. Hopefully somthing future proof for a while like my Awsome M2n32! My buget is around 250. Also any ram suggestions would be great too
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In the end the X58 chipset only has 36 lanes for PCIex, so none will be true 16/16/16. Most are setup to run 16/8/8 or 16/16/4. The Asus P6T, P6T Deluxe, P6T WS, and Rampage II Extreme all have it. DFI's T3eH6, Gigabyte's UD3R, UD5, and Extreme do as well. Other brands can do it as well, but your best options are those listed above. The benefit for the 3rd card in SLI is less than the benefit from the 2nd, since there aren't enough lanes for the card to deliver at full tilt.

The Asus P6T6 WS Revolution has an additional southbridge (nForce 200) to net it an additional 16 lanes, so that could run 3 cards at x16. Others might know of more boards that do this, but don't know about in $250 bracket.

Get a case with a bit of room or they could all be closely packed above the PSU or bottom of case, and that isn't good for cooling.
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Think i have reached the max at this voltage, but i noticed something strange, i can get a 24/7 stable clock at: 192x21 (4032Mhz) or 175x23 (4025Mhz) with all other settings the same (see Page 10 for my settings), but changing to 179x23 (4117) will result in BSOD after 1 min of Prime95.

It was to my understanding that raising the blck will require a higher Vcore, QPI/vtt and ioh, but that was not the case here.
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I've got Deja Vu! Didn't you post that in post #110?

Sometimes you get a "hole" where one OC doesn't work, yet a higher overclock will. If you slacken off ram settings, does that help?

MrBeer is using 21 x 200 on a P6X58D-E.
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i7 950 4005 mhz @ 1.28vcore HT off, Batch 3008B002

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1470516

Would love to get my vcore down some more.




Question about BurnTest, how come at times at the same speed I get 58 gflops vs this time I've gotten about 43?
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I've got Deja Vu! Didn't you post that in post #110?

Sometimes you get a "hole" where one OC doesn't work, yet a higher overclock will. If you slacken off ram settings, does that help?

MrBeer is using 21 x 200 on a P6X58D-E.
Yea sure that was a Deja Vu the tread took a large jump and gained 3 pages in a couple of hours so i figured i'd post it again

Have not tried changing the ram timings will try this later.

Thnx.
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