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  1. Asus will have a couple different boards. The P8P67-M Pro and Evo are Micro-ATX and the P8H67-I Deluxe is mini-ITX.
  2. Both the Formula and Extreme are waiting on BIOS updates for the RevoDrives to properly work with them. We've been using the fixed BIOS' for a few weeks now and there hasn't been any issues with the drives. The BIOS' still have to be qualified so probably looking at another couple of weeks before released.
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    3dMark 11

    A couple of quick tests with GTX 460 on Crosshair 4 Formula/1035T @4000MHz. Single card - 3806 SLI - 5052
  4. Considering the only way PhysX can be enabled for Vantage is for nVidia to overwrite FutureMark files it is no wonder you see that message.
  5. Power Temperature is the average temperature of the 12 phase PWM components (8 - GPU, 2 - IMC and 2 - memory ) supplying power to the card. Need to get some air movement on that end of the card.
  6. RevoDrive x2. Not bad for a single slot solution. I did this bench with the drive in a P6T Deluxe using an IBIS as the boot drive.
  7. Pegatron Technologies was the manufacturing arm of Asustek. In 2002 Asrock was brought into existence by Asustek to compete in the entry level market leaving the Asus brand for mainstream and enthusiasts. This year Pegatron was spun off as a separate company taking the Asrock brand with it. Pegatron now manufactures components for Asustek on a contract basis. Although Asustek does own stock in Pegatron Asrock is an independent subsidiary of Pegatron competing with the Asus brand just as any other manufacturer does. Asus has no influence on the day-to-day operations of Asrock .
  8. That issue has been identified and fixed. The fix will be included in the next firmware release which may be as soon as next week.
  9. Something's not right. The Crosshair IV Formula can do much better then what you are seeing. My Vertex LE on the same board.
  10. It's all relative to what program/bench is used. Move to CineBench 11.5 and the i7 come in a poor second to the Thuban. If the program is optimized to make use of virtual cores the i7 usually wins. If the optimization is for physical cores the advantage shifts to the Thuban.
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    Red pixels show the difference of how the video card is rendering the picture compared to a reference frame. If the card is not capable of correctly rendering the reference frame the bench will not run. Most common causes are display driver settings and overclocks that are not actually stable.
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    Crosshair IV Formula, [email protected] with a 5870. 24/7 stable settings.
  13. Doesn't appear that I have any screenshots saved. It will be a bit before I can do any as I only have one Crosshair IV set up right now and am testing with a different configuration. Hi Wevs The only difference between me and other users is I get the stuff sooner so have the first shot at making the mistakes. Look around the forums. There are quite a few boards where users would be happy to be hitting 240 - 250 HTT. 300+ is by no means a Crosshair exclusive but it isn't a given either. Low bus frequency speed is only applicable to BE processors. As I wrote in post #17 non-BE processors have a maximum NB multiplier of 10x. Memory performance is all about NB speed so if using a non-BE CPU the bus frequency has to be pushed.
  14. I doubt that many users would want to use the voltages necessary at high memory speeds for 24/7 use that would be required to match the below screenshot.
  15. With the exception of the oddball, poor performing processor there is no technical reason why any 890 based board cannot run bus frequencies up to at least 300MHz. The boards that struggle with this is down to inadequate board components, design layout and/or BIOS implementation. Even with non-BE processors anything over 310MHz or so bus frequency is unnecessary. The 1035T will most likely not be brought to market. Instead the 1045T probable will be the bottom level Thuban. With a 13.5 multiplier that will allow for approximately 4185MHZ CPU speed. Because of needed voltages this is about as far as most will want to push for 24/7 stable operation. Asus boards allow the Turbo multipliers to be locked in the BIOS for all six cores. So depending whether AMD decides to allow for a 2x or 2.5X Turbo multiplier on the 1045T the user will have a max usable CPU multiplier of either 15.5x or 16.0x making 300NMHZ bus frequency even less important for processor speed. The real importance of 300MHZ + bus frequency is NB speed. NB speed is where all the memory performance is. Non-BE processors have an upward-locked NB multiplier of 10X. Ideal 24/7 NB speed is roughly 2900MHz - 3100MHz. To reach these speeds requires being able to push the bus frequency up this high.
  16. Both these issues are BIOS bugs. Upgrade to the latest BIOS from DFI's website. This may or may not fix both issues. If you still have the same results do not go into the Health section of the BIOS. Not much of a fix I know but it is the only thing that can be done. Only press the "Delete" key once to enter the BIOS. Pressing it multiple times can induce the problem you are seeing. Pressing it at the wrong time can have the same results. Will have to experiment where in the boot process you press the "Delete" key to find the optimal time. Sorry but this is about as good as it is going to get for you.
  17. 300 bus frequency is easy on the Crosshair IV.
  18. Anything close to 2000 memory speed is usually a waste with a Thuban for anything other then benching. For 24/7 use optimal performance comes with NB approximately 2x the memory speed. tRCD set higher then CAS is also a performance killer on this platform. For a 24/7 stable setup taking voltages in consideration the optimal memory configuration is 1700MHz+ with timings of 6-6-6 and NB 3000MHz or higher.
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    pci-e ssd

    I will have one soon in the price range you are looking at. http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid-state-drives/pci-express/revodrive/ocz-revodrive-pci-express-ssd-.html
  20. With few exceptions there is little to no difference between Intel and AMD when gaming. Nyt Ryda, just wondering how you can be so adamant about this when less then a week ago you were asking the same questions. http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=176394&st=0&p=1823589&fromsearch=1entry1823589
  21. Doc There's a registry hack that will allow you to switch the controller to AHCI. If you do move to AHCI use the latest Intel drivers instead of the native Win7 ones. SSD ATA specifications were updated in February and the Intel drives are compliant with these changes. Depending on the firmware of the drive Trim performance may or may not be affected by using the Win7 drivers. Contrary to what quite a few users believe a SSD is really the best place for the page file. Microsoft and several of the SSD controller manufacturers have stated this and is what they recommend.
  22. There is only one DTS for the cores not one for each core. And presently no utility properly reads the value reported by the core DTS. If on air or water add 30 - 40 degrees to the loaded value and you will be close to the correct temperature.
  23. As has already been mentioned 1600 memory speed and tight timings is the sweet spot. The optimal configuration would be 1600 on the memory at 6-6-6 with the NB as close to 3000 as you can run it. The only downside to the 1055T is the locked NB multiplier. Max multiplier is 10x so you will have to run a high bus speed to reach a corresponding NB speed.
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