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Any issues with the power phases on this board? It's only 8+2 right? I'm considering it but other boards have 16 phase. I want a stable 4ghz clock with a i7-950.
4.1 ghz, stable for 6 weeks with 0 BSODs, daily gaming use, and a 48 hour run of OCCT spread over several nights. I also have all power management features enabled for this board, like speedstep and C-state.

Whatever the extra phases of a "16 phase" board do, they aren't necessary for good overclocks. I was able to do 4.2 ghz completely stable for a couple weeks, but I felt the voltage I needed for my chip was a notch too high and I backed off to 4.1 for 24/7 use. (it needed 1.39~1.4 volts for 4.2 ghz, and 1.38 volts for 4.1 ghz)

When researching the "phases" of power regulators I learned that the quality of the parts is much more important. A "2 phase" regulator can be just as stable as a 16 phase regulator if the parts are specced right. This board most likely uses higher spec caps and VRMs than previous ASUS boards so it doesn't need 16 phases.
post #52 of 1591
This has to be one of the most stable and most easy motherboards to overclock, and i used to have an evga classified e760 board. This is better, evga gave me random freezes and other issues. This has been 0 so far.
post #53 of 1591
Well, add me to the list. I've had the board for a month now... no issues whatsoever.
post #54 of 1591
You can add me too, just got my board today should be up and running soon Hope my Noctua D14 clears my Dominator ram!
Edited by 1spike - 12/1/10 at 1:37pm
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post #55 of 1591
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You can add me too, just got my board today should be up and running soon Hope my Noctua D14 clears my Dominator ram!
do let me know the result too.. heehee, I wanted to a D14 but I got an H70 instead.
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Anyone have any use on the USB3 side. Got and encloure for USB3 but everytime i connect it up with a drive attached it goes into a loop of dropping it and picking it back up. Can even copy a file it does it that quickly. Put in on a USB2 port and its fine.
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I tested my USB 3 port with a USB 2 device and it worked fine. Did you install the drivers for it?
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With no drivers; I've failed to get the USB 3.0 working, even with 2.0 devices.
I don't mind much at the moment since I'm not fully set and there's a lot of ports on the back.
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You HAVE to install special drivers for it. The ones that come with windows will not work. It's called the "Renessa electronics USB 3.0 host controller" and the drivers have their own start menu entry. This makes perfect sense if you think about it : remember how back in the day when USB first came out and it wouldn't work in Windows 95? I don't quite recall if it worked in Win98 out of the box...I don't think it worked without a driver in that OS either...

Same thing applies if you want the SATA 6 to work. You have to install special drivers : Win 7 does not have the drivers you need by default.
Edited by Habeed - 12/1/10 at 7:48pm
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