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see the crosshair 4 had the slots red,black,red,black and memory was installed into the #1 and #3 red slots... plus the manual says to install into the red slots...A1 and B1

The crosshair 5 is black,red,black,red... and says to install from the red slots...
Page 2-6 2nd paragraph
Yup. Use the red slots.
 

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haha ok... but now read this.

Copied from Benchmark reviews page...

The DIMM slots on the ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard follow the same pattern as the Crosshair IV Formula board. There are alternating red and black slots. According to the manual for the Crosshair V Formula motherboard, dual-channel kits should be placed first in the black slots, then in the red slots. The 990FX Chipset bumps RAM compatibility up to 1866MHz, but the ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard can also support 2000MHz when overclocked and 2133MHz when overclocking and using an AM3 CPU. In total, the Crosshair V Formula motherboard can support up to 32GB of Non-ECC unbuffered memory.

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Okay. I don't see how it really matters. I've used both sets of slots in my CHV and CHIV. No difference for me. I just go by what the manual says, they're the ones who make the board.

*Gotta run! Off for a little mini-vacation with the woman for a couple days. Bye!
 

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Okay. I don't see how it really matters. I've used both sets of slots in my CHV and CHIV. No difference for me. I just go by what the manual says, they're the ones who make the board.
This is your overclocking thread and I think it matters. Just trying to confirm where they need to be placed that's all. -out- :(
 
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Okay. I don't see how it really matters. I've used both sets of slots in my CHV and CHIV. No difference for me. I just go by what the manual says, they're the ones who make the board.

*Gotta run! Off for a little mini-vacation with the woman for a couple days. Bye!
Have a good vacation man, I'll try to find someone else to pester with my disabling cores requests. :toast:
 
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i´ll give my rig a first run on the weekend so be patient ...... not all parts are here yet but i´ll take some from my old rig.....
and i´ll try to clear some other open questions that doesn´t get answered by the Chef :respect: let him take his time...... guys , Family first !

.... yeeeah and even give cryX, Rage, others a shoot......
 
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This is your overclocking thread and I think it matters. Just trying to confirm where they need to be placed that's all. -out- :(
Dude they don't NEED to be placed in a particular slot, they'll work in either.
 
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I'll probably find out on the 26th anyway but what sort of temps should I expect under a silverarrow ?

( assume ambient temps are 15-18 degrees)
 
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I'll probably find out on the 26th anyway but what sort of temps should I expect under a silverarrow ?

( assume ambient temps are 15-18 degrees)


Cool room :cool:
 
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Just picked up a wcing kit. Will be joining up in a bit, going to wait for some price drops on an fx8120.
 
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Just picked up a wcing kit. Will be joining up in a bit, going to wait for some price drops on an fx8120.
What price are they compared to unlocked phenom x6 where you live?

There's only a £20 difference between the 1100t and the 8120 I thought that was resonable.
 

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What price are they compared to unlocked phenom x6 where you live?

There's only a £20 difference between the 1100t and the 8120 I thought that was resonable.
It's about the same, I am more in it for the better IMC and dram speeds.
 
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It's about the same, I am more in it for the better IMC and dram speeds.

:D remind me, what is IMC? :laugh:


I'm in it mostly for the fun of it, (after all I came from a 1055t) how ever at the least I should be able to make it run at the same equivilent speed as my 1055 (3.64 with 4ghz turbo) will clock the bulldozer @ 4ghz and have the turbo at 4.8 or something.


So no speed upgrade cept in multithreaded apps ( nicely coded ones at that)

But I'm looking forward to finding software ( even if it's just demos) that fully utilise the hardware, like when i went hunted for opencl software to see the compute functions of my gpu XD
 
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Have you gotten the chance to play BF3 with your FX rig? What is it like? FPS? Performance?

Thanks!
 
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FX-8150 running BF3 on

High Settings min/avg/max: 45/56.45/68 (Like Butter baby)
Ultra: 31/41.25/45 (smooth with occasional stutter. May have been server)
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Please note this was on the system in my sig at stock for the FX-8150. So if you are looking to build a gaming rig for upcoming titles, the FX-8150 will not be the bottleneck in your system as long as the game is running multiple threads.
 
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Been looking around at some info for overclocking bulldozer, how ever they all seem to switch the power saving features off. ( and turbo boost on)

Anyone got a FX to overclock and see how powersaving features affect OC potential etc.


Also anyone reckon 4.5 is possible on stock volts?
 

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Also anyone reckon 4.5 is possible on stock volts?
I don't foresee this happenning, maybe the fx4100 or an fx8k as 4c/4t. Im thinking 4-4.3 is possible though.
 
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Been looking around at some info for overclocking bulldozer, how ever they all seem to switch the power saving features off. ( and turbo boost on)

Anyone got a FX to overclock and see how powersaving features affect OC potential etc.


Also anyone reckon 4.5 is possible on stock volts?
I turned off AMD Cool n' Quiet and Turbo for Overclocking. That is a no brainer. Turbo mode could easily move the CPU north of stable. If you ran an FX-8150 at 4.1 GHz with Turbo ON, with a small bump in voltage (instead of 1.4V, go with 1.425V on CPU) just in case.

I got 4.4 GHz at stock voltage on the CPU. Keep in mind I did bump voltage on NB to get 4.4 GHz stable. Moving to 4.5 GHz and up all required a small bump in CPU/NB/FSB voltage.
 
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I turned off AMD Cool n' Quiet

I've never found that to make any difference to my maximum overclock ya know, just down volts and clocks the cpu when it's idling is all.
 
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