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    Should I leave the list combined for both the CHVF and CHVF-Z
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    Seperate the lists
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post #5081 of 9900
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Originally Posted by mrinfinit3 View Post

U know they really should have kept the VRM fan setup like they had in the older models. Yes it was noisy but it worked--especially for us water cooling guys.
I thought my old 980A MSI board's VRMs got hot... but damn....
I have resorted to the old ugly Antec Spot Cool fan as I don't exactly have much room for more cooling "fans" with 3x rads installed in the case.(2x 360 + 1x 240) I refuse to mount
the rads externally lol

This is actually a bit if a peeve of mine too. Because an ROG board, the CHVF being the AMD high-end and only version, is one intended to be used by enthusiasts, there are no provisions to cool that area of the board, and the designers knew that the NB and VRM quadrant needed some form of direct active cooling when watercooling and/or overclocking is involved. And even if they didn't want to include an extra fan in the bundle of accessories, something more could have been done either by providing a bracket or some form of mounting solution to get a fan blowing down on the heatsink. This business of having to place an auxiliary fan resting on the VGA card to cool that area, and I've seen enough people do this now to know this is the new normal, just seems hokie.

If I get around to it, I will ask the question directly on the ASUS ROG boards about explaining their design decisions in this area (pun intended).
Edited by gr8sho - 3/11/13 at 5:57pm
post #5082 of 9900
Once I get the board rmaed I have an ek-fb to put on it plus now I can upgrade the CPU since it was taken out just needed an excuse to give the wife it was just not the one I was hoping for but it works out. biggrin.gif
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post #5083 of 9900
Finally I have 4 stik Memory 8GiB kit (4x2GiB) by Kingston Value PC1333 CL9 1.5v
and good overclock memory speed rated 2200 (1100Mhz) with tighter Timing 9-11-9-28 2T 1.7v

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post #5084 of 9900
I have a quick question (I will probably find out myself soon): If I plug in four AMD Radeon HD 7970 into an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z, will I be able to operate them in Quadfire? I am aware of the speciications that are given by the manufacturer, however, from my experience I can tell that these are not always true.
post #5085 of 9900
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I have a quick question (I will probably find out myself soon): If I plug in four AMD Radeon HD 7970 into an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z, will I be able to operate them in Quadfire? I am aware of the speciications that are given by the manufacturer, however, from my experience I can tell that these are not always true.

I see the claims too. At one point I believed the non-Z board would support this. In both situations though, the problem you can see by looking at the board layout is without a PCIE extender for the fourth red connector, there is no physical way to add that fourth double wide card. I haven't been able to locate the spacer, but I seemed to recall one was to be available.
post #5086 of 9900
pcie extension ribbons are available. try searching this thread for quadfire i think its been discussed before
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post #5087 of 9900
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pcie extension ribbons are available. try searching this thread for quadfire i think its been discussed before

I've got one of those PCI-E Extension ribbons, they work out pretty well, no loss in performance or latency.

I used it when I had a ATI 5970 it was too long for my case.
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post #5088 of 9900
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pcie extension ribbons are available. try searching this thread for quadfire i think its been discussed before

Apparently the two are not necessarily the same thing. Nevertheless the pointer to extension ribbon was key. I thought perhaps Asus would offer that as an option for the Z board but didn't notice it anywhere.

If anyone has a Crosshair variant with four double-wide GPU cards installed, would love to see a pic posted here. Mostly curious about the mounting solution used for the fourth card.
post #5089 of 9900
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Originally Posted by gr8sho View Post

This is actually a bit if a peeve of mine too. Because an ROG board, the CHVF being the AMD high-end and only version, is one intended to be used by enthusiasts, there are no provisions to cool that area of the board, and the designers knew that the NB and VRM quadrant needed some form of direct active cooling when watercooling and/or overclocking is involved. And even if they didn't want to include an extra fan in the bundle of accessories, something more could have been done either by providing a bracket or some form of mounting solution to get a fan blowing down on the heatsink. This business of having to place an auxiliary fan resting on the VGA card to cool that area, and I've seen enough people do this now to know this is the new normal, just seems hokie.

If I get around to it, I will ask the question directly on the ASUS ROG boards about explaining their design decisions in this area (pun intended).

If u want/need the direct e-mail to asus engineering pm me (don't want them flooded with useless emails from EVERY kid on this site)
When/if u send the email let me know and Ill do the same. smile.gif
 
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Apparently the two are not necessarily the same thing. Nevertheless the pointer to extension ribbon was key. I thought perhaps Asus would offer that as an option for the Z board but didn't notice it anywhere.

If anyone has a Crosshair variant with four double-wide GPU cards installed, would love to see a pic posted here. Mostly curious about the mounting solution used for the fourth card.
Awww made mine into single slot... Beware...running the 4th slot will cause pci-e to drop to 4x. Better to use tri-fire/3-way sli IMO
 
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