Originally Posted by p5ych00n5
Sorry to hear about your 290, may it have a speedy RMA and yes the 4 pin near the PCIe slots
Yah 3.8 on all 6 cores, cool n quiet disabled. I was able to get 4.0 rock solid on my old board. The thing is I've got to 3.8 on nothing else but a bump on Vcore and high LLC on the CPU, everything else stock, if I even touch any other settings it will either crash straight after post or BSOD halfway through the first run on IBT. This clock passes very high on IBT for 10 runs but I'm yet to do a overnight Prime run though and considering it's currently 30 degrees in my room at the moment I'll wait for the ambient to drop before I really stress the clock, so I'll have to wait and see.EDIT
Gaaaahhhhhh downclocked then OC'd using FSB rather than the Multi - No post
Yeah, PCCG aren't sure if i can get any cash back now, Sapphire doesn't like it when you remove the stock cooler.......
Originally Posted by X-Alt
Speaking of RMAs, my CHVF-Z has passed away into Silicon Heaven, may its parts be passed on to future ROG boards! 2-3 of its DIMM slots errored out my RAM while the left red slot worked perfectly with both sticks. November 30 resulted in the death of Paul Walker, a 290X, a CHVFZ and many many others. May they all rest in peace! My new CHVF should come soon tho. The 4 pin molex IIRC is only really needed for Tri/Quad SLIFire.
Sorry to hear about your board, my first CVF was DOA......that was a headscratcher if i ever got one. Turns out the BIOS chip was bad and wouldn't even post, i have to give some Rep to Megaware in Sydney though for driving down to give me another board with the latest Bios chip installed
Hmmm, i've ran Xfire 6970's before fine without it, doesn't hurt to have it plugged in though does it?