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And why does the lowest EZ-Plug is pointing DOWN instead of out of the motherboard? It was a real pain to install a molex there with 5 mm between the floor of the case and the motherboard.
It's a definite situation where that needs to be plugged in before screwing the board down on the risers...it was a pain for me too because I plugged it in last
    
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Look at the tech guru thats on newegg most time from asus he probably assume ppl gonna run it on a cardbox box......

Btw anyone got any trouble with sli option disappearing? I wasnt able to enable it on my GTX480s but now im ordering the 580s which will be arriving next week i sure hope that it will not be the case again.
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Btw anyone got any trouble with sli option disappearing?
Yep. Same here. Gary from Asus and XFX are looking into my Tri-Fire problem. My 5970 + 5870 are not working together (Tri-Fire), but they work perfectly fine when alone (or just leaving them in place and only closing the other card PCIe switch). They think it's a motherboard BIOS problem.

With my 5970 in PCIe slot 1 and 5870 in the PCIe slot 3, they are both recognized, but only the 5970 goes in 3D, and the 5870 is ''stuck'' in 2D with 0% activity both in GPU-Z and AMD overdrive when playing games or doing Furmark in Multi-GPU. I can game for hours without a single crash. But the 5870 stays in 2D.

People with this board and 2 graphic cards should look at Furmark Multi-GPU with AMD Overdrive open to see if both cards are showing activity. If I haven't done so, I would never have found that the 5870 was always stuck in 2D in Tri-Fire.

But if I close the PCIe slot 1 switch, and boot with the 5870 in slot 3, then it works fine in 3D! Can boot in Win7, and play games, and 3D clocks are raising normally when playing.

I've read about others with SLI and Crossfire also having problems with this motherboard, just like us.

This is with a clean Win7 install, with Catalyst 11.1. I even tried Catalyst 10.11 and 10.12 to be sure. I also tried with a different PSU, with every possible combinations of rails possible. The 2 EZ-Plug are ''Plugged''.

The 5970+5870 set-up is working fine on my other system with Asus P6T.

5870 alone, ok. 5970 alone, ok. But not both.

But I can't believe the level of help Gary at Asus is giving me. They bought the exact same parts I have to try to reproduce the problem at Asus and find a solution! Wow!
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The new 1090 bios for me were way to unstable for some reason.

~I noticed a few new options in them but other than that just made my system bsod immediately.

I reverted back for now. Let me know how you guys like them.
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Are you nervous? You need to relax abit, and ASUS is not pronounced "asoos" its pronounced "a-sus".
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Are you nervous? You need to relax abit, and ASUS is not pronounced "asoos" its pronounced "a-sus".
ASUS is pronounced "Ay-SOOS"

-Brian from ASUS
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Are you nervous? You need to relax abit, and ASUS is not pronounced "asoos" its pronounced "a-sus".
First time I've ever heard the critique that I am not relaxed...
Technically, since the name is taken from the last 4 letters of Pegasus it should be pronounced "ahh-sis."
It's goofy nonetheless.
    
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So my buddy in the UK picked one up for me to play with, anything I should be aware of with the bios settings or quirks with this board?? (Besides the obvious p67 chipset issue)
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So my buddy in the UK picked one up for me to play with, anything I should be aware of with the bios settings or quirks with this board?? (Besides the obvious p67 chipset issue)
Nope, It's a great board. I got rid of my P67-UD7 for it.

Simply amazing
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Nope, It's a great board. I got rid of my P67-UD7 for it.

Simply amazing
OMG i think i almost for sure will be doing the same thing when the revised boards come out, the UD7 is so finicky , well for me at least! People are getting great results , but my progress is VERY slow with this board!

Your set up is very close to what i will be running !
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