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Old 03-10-07, 11:54 PM   #13
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Default Re: Asus Striker Extreme is the GOD of mobo's ..... NOT!

Well at the moment my ABIT IN9 X32 MAX runs passive and as no extra cooling, due to my CPU fan being on the side it does not blow air down onto the power regulators. But is 100% stable even when overclocked Gets abit warm but is perfectly stable. Also ABIT's heat pipes/sinks are far better then that of the refrence board anyway.
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Old 03-11-07, 01:21 AM   #14
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I have two EVGA 680i boards, both OC'd 24 x7. The first has an e6600 at 1600 FSB and 3.6 GHz. The second is a qx6700 at 1467 FSB and 4.0 GHz. I have also ran my RAM at 1000 + Mhz the entire time. So far, no issues.
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Old 03-11-07, 07:14 AM   #15
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Here is my logic to this. The nb is passively cooled. If you are not using the supplied fan possibly, then there is less air flow over the cooler that would normally be supplied by the cpu fan. Made sense to me, but there again I could be wrong.
I used the fan for the northbridge heat-sink, and it never ran over 40-42C on load under Orthos. The southbridge ran hot.. around 53-55C at idle, but most people I've seen, even with air-cooling, report high temps on the SB. The chipset is just designed to run hot.

Ambient temps in my case were very cool because of the water, too. I also have a memory cooler with two 60mm fans that sits right next to the northbridge and blows some hot air off the board.

It wasn't anything with my system that was the problem; it was Nvidia's buggy chipset that they rushed to roll out with the release of G80. If you hop on the eVGA forums, air-coolers and water-coolers alike are having issues, and they're having them in droves.

I wish you luck with yours, however. If it starts to give you trouble, you may want to eBay your replacement board and look the 650is direction, like I have. Mine doesn't overclock as well as the 680is so far, but it uses 16x on both PCI-E lanes just like they do.
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Old 03-11-07, 09:38 AM   #16
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Sounds good. I appreciate the heads up. Heres to hoping the A1 rev. does not give any problems.
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I have two EVGA 680i boards, both OC'd 24 x7. The first has an e6600 at 1600 FSB and 3.6 GHz. The second is a qx6700 at 1467 FSB and 4.0 GHz. I have also ran my RAM at 1000 + Mhz the entire time. So far, no issues.
Do you find it possible to get that overclock but probably a little lower with 4 sticks of ram at 1066 like the corsair pc8500 mem?

And what are you cooling your cpu with?

I also noticed you have your raptors in raid 0. Do you find that noticeably faster than just the drive on its own, and is it much louder?
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Old 03-11-07, 01:48 PM   #18
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Just make sure you read up. The 680i boards have some issues but I love mine. I did not get the Asus board because of price and the heatpipe cannot be inverted.
EVGA board does have issue with detecting ram over 1.8 volt but you just have to take steps to get it running.
My EVGA board is solid. Ntune is still developing for Vista.
I don't run it. I am sticking to old bios.
EVGA also needs to get away from floppy bios upgrade.
Their floppy connector is not easy to get to. and I hate floppies!
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Just make sure you read up. The 680i boards have some issues but I love mine. I did not get the Asus board because of price and the heatpipe cannot be inverted.
EVGA board does have issue with detecting ram over 1.8 volt but you just have to take steps to get it running.
My EVGA board is solid. Ntune is still developing for Vista.
I don't run it. I am sticking to old bios.
EVGA also needs to get away from floppy bios upgrade.
Their floppy connector is not easy to get to. and I hate floppies!
There is a USB stick update =)
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