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Need to choose between Asus P6TSE mobo or GA-EX58-UD3R mobo. The deciding factor in this decision will be ram support. The i got is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227495 OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) and after reading about the GA-EX58-UD3R on newegg im worried that the GA-EX58-UD3R wont support my memory considering their memory support list on their website doesn't my ram or a lot of different manufactures ram on their.
 

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Need to choose between Asus P6TSE mobo or GA-EX58-UD3R mobo. The deciding factor in this decision will be ram support. The i got is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227495 OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) and after reading about the GA-EX58-UD3R on newegg im worried that the GA-EX58-UD3R wont support my memory considering their memory support list on their website doesn't my ram or a lot of different manufactures ram on their.

Definitely the p6tse. very good board and oc's very well. you will be very happy with it
 

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I say go for the P6TSE. What I like about the SE board is that it is almost identical to the P6T, with the exception of missing the SATA JMicron JMB322 controller and a missing floppy connector. The missing Jmicron controller limits it to only 6 SATA ports native to the ICH10R. The other drawback to the board is that it does not support SLI, only Crossfire. But you can cross flash the SE with the SLI capable P6T bios. Then just disable the floppy and Jmicron controller in bios and you now have a nice board with a decent OCing bios.

P6T specs from ASUS
P6T SE specs from ASUS

P6T SE showing the missing floppy and only 6 SATA


How to crossflash:
Disclaimer: Attempt this at your own risk

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1. First download the USB Boot drive creator "HPUSBFW"
2. Then download the boot files and extract them to a folder of your choice

3. Run the HPUSBFW program.



Select the correct USB device from the drop-down menu, set file system to FAT32 and check Create a DOS startup disk.

4. Then browse for the extracted boot files (now in the folder of your choice) and press start to begin formating it.

5. Once the device is done, Copy AFUDOS (note that this is the engineering version and must be used) and the latest bios you want to crossflash, and unzip it to the USB drive. Then rename the bios to new.rom

6. You will then restart and go into bios to load default bios options. Then set the ram voltage and reboot (plug in the USB drive into the back USB port at this time). Then, while the PC is booting up, press F8 to enter the boot option. Select the USB drive.

7. At the C: type afudos /inew.rom /pbnc /n

8. The bios will then begin flashing. Dont do anything until the bios is finished flashing and you are instructed to reboot.

9. Finally, shut down and CLR CMOS.

If for any reason you want to revert back to the original bios, just copy your original bios to the USB drive, rename it to original.rom, and flash with
ie. afudos /ioriginal.rom /pbnc /n
 

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So you bought dual channel ram and are looking into X58 boards? They are triple channel boards. If the Asus P6T SE can be flashed to support Sli I think that's pretty cool.

No i bought one dual channel kit for a i5 750 but recieved 2 dual channek kits for the price of one
So i figured might as well return i5 for i7 and sell one stick of ram on ebay. Also when i was at microcenter i picked up a coolermaster 212+ fan for cpu.
 

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oh no...what bug
I just ordered the P6TSE from ewiz. I want to OC the 920 but im guessing i got crappy ram to do it?
 
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