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Pics and cable management.
B!0Hazard, I notice that your 2 sticks of ram are in the blue slots while Captain_cannonfodder's ram are in the black slots.

In my GD80 manual, it says to place 2 sticks of ram in the blue slots. Do you know if this is a major difference between the B3 & non-B3 versions? Or can you go with either configuration despite what the manual says?
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There just fan cables. Its fine. The cooler is more annoying.
Actually, I was talking about the 4/8-pin CPU cable, the 24-pin MB cable and your SATA cables, but oh well...
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I Actually meant the mounting bracket bolts what dont have "screw holes" in them. Did you just handtight those or used some pliers to makes those tighter than possible with bare fingers
If they can be screwed in, I probably did that. IIRC it was just by hand though.
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B!0Hazard, I notice that your 2 sticks of ram are in the blue slots while Captain_cannonfodder's ram are in the black slots.

In my GD80 manual, it says to place 2 sticks of ram in the blue slots. Do you know if this is a major difference between the B3 & non-B3 versions? Or can you go with either configuration despite what the manual says?
I've heard different things, some say that they have to be in slot 1 & 3, some say it's only required for the first boot and others say that it doesn't matter on the B3's. I haven't tested, but I believe you can do either.
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Anyone have an issue with your PS2 port. Mine seems to stop working about 25% of the time once Windows boots...oddly enough it works in BIOS. I'm not sure if this is a Windows issue or a mobo issue. Switching to USB seems to work, so I'm debating whether its worth exchanging if it is a faulty port.

The other issue I'm having is that Windows will randomly freeze during software installs, then after about 3 min, it'll BSOD. I'm thinking its a faulty SSD (I got a refurbished one from MC). I'll probably try one more refurb SSD and see if it works better. I don't think this has anything to do with my overclock since it did it at stock, as well.
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Anyone have an issue with your PS2 port. Mine seems to stop working about 25% of the time once Windows boots...oddly enough it works in BIOS. I'm not sure if this is a Windows issue or a mobo issue. Switching to USB seems to work, so I'm debating whether its worth exchanging if it is a faulty port.

The other issue I'm having is that Windows will randomly freeze during software installs, then after about 3 min, it'll BSOD. I'm thinking its a faulty SSD (I got a refurbished one from MC). I'll probably try one more refurb SSD and see if it works better. I don't think this has anything to do with my overclock since it did it at stock, as well.
Did you OC?
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In my GD65 B2 manual it mentioned putting the RAM in the black slots rather than the blue ones.
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In my GD65 B2 manual it mentioned putting the RAM in the black slots rather than the blue ones.
Is your GD65 a B3 revision?
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In my GD65 B2 manual it mentioned putting the RAM in the black slots rather than the blue ones.
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Is your GD65 a B3 revision?
Really?

Anyway, I checked both the B2 and B3 manual and both say that slot 1 & 3 should be used to get dual-channel (would anyone check if their RAM is running single-channel in slot 2 & 4?) and both say that "to ensure successful system boot insert in DIMM 1 first".
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Really?

Anyway, I checked both the B2 and B3 manual and both say that slot 1 & 3 should be used to get dual-channel (would anyone check if their RAM is running single-channel in slot 2 & 4?) and both say that "to ensure successful system boot insert in DIMM 1 first".
No need to be confused...Just wanted to know for a co-worker. Currently, I'm playing middleman for a buddy at work. He has an opportunity to buy a GD65 non-B3 version for $75. He's been very anal about the memory configuration since I had told him that my manual recommends the blue slots. He wants to use memory with tall heatspreaders while using the Megahalems.
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Did you OC?
I did OC, but I ran into the problem prior to overclocking. And it only seems to be on write actions in the drive (such as Windows update or software installs).

Also, my OC is stable under Prime95. I did have my SATA settings on IDE, I switched it to RAID and reinstalled Windows last night. I'll see if that made a difference before I exchange the drive. I bought the two year warranty for it, so can switch it at any point if there's a problem (but I could return it and buy a new drive at this point, if I wanted).
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I did OC, but I ran into the problem prior to overclocking. And it only seems to be on write actions in the drive (such as Windows update or software installs).

Also, my OC is stable under Prime95. I did have my SATA settings on IDE, I switched it to RAID and reinstalled Windows last night. I'll see if that made a difference before I exchange the drive. I bought the two year warranty for it, so can switch it at any point if there's a problem (but I could return it and buy a new drive at this point, if I wanted).
Idle is a harder test on MSI boards. Try using your CPU at light loads (browsing the web, playing games, just idling, etc.) for 16+ hours in a row. We all experience BSOD problems at idle even when it's stable at load.
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