ASUS Crosshair?

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Postby BiGg RiE » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:24 pm

camaroguy1998 wrote:I finally ordered most of what I need :mrgreen:

Here’s what I have and what I have on order!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 (Ordered)

Zalman CNPS 9700LED (Have)

ASUS CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 (Ordered)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS(Ordered)

OCZ 8800GTX (Have) http://forums.legitreviews.com/viewtopic.php?t=9961

OCZ 2G (2x1G) DDR2 800mhz Platinum (Have)

OCZ GameXstream PSU (Have)

SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22"(x2) (Have)

Logitech MX3200 KB/Mouse Combo (Ordered)

Lite-On LH 20A1S 20x SATA Super All Write Drive (Ordered)

Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b (Ordered)

If anyone has any additions to the list lets hear it!



Let us know how your build goes.
System:
Lian-Li PC-A70A(blk)
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev1.0
i7 930 @3.5Ghz
18GB = (3x4GB Gskill)+(3x2GB Gskill) @ 1600Mhz 8-8-8-20-2n
2 x XFX 5770 1GB in x-Fire
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
500GB OS Drive WD 7200RPM 16MB Cache
Cooler Master 750Watt / Thermal Take 250Watt mini (5.25Bay)
37" 1080p LCD / 22" LCD / 19" LCD
Logitech G15
Sicuro 5.1 Surround Sound System
Novint Falcon w/Pistol Grip
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Re: ASUS Crosshair?

Postby SpectroLytic » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:59 am

I have a similar configuration and am looking for detailed tweaks on the extreme tweaker screen. I am also looking for definitions for what the particular settings control. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

Here is my machine config:
MoBo: ASUS CrossHair
BIOS: 0702
CHIP: NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.01Ghz
CPUFAN: AMD
RAM: 4GB Mushkin 996561 (2x2GB) PC6400
VID: BFG 8800GTS 640MB OC2
PSU: 750w Thermaltake ToughPower
OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
SATA: Maxtor7L259S0 250GB 16MB Buffer
IDE: Optical Drive HP DVD 940
FLOPPY: generic 1.44

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Re: ASUS Crosshair?

Postby BiGg RiE » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:04 am

Well, I've still got my 4200+ in my rig and it hasn't skipped a beat yet. As far as the performance tweaks i refuse to bump my cpu volatage any more and hence am stuck a a 2.54 Ghz overclock. Which is actually a good one coming from 2.2 but I know this cpu can go higher, however due to the southbrige frying described in my previous posts I'm not trying it again.

You're running vista Ultimate and I'm still running XP Pro ( not doin the vista thing yet Micro$oft needs at least 1-2 years before they get it right. Gaming's better on xp right now anyway.

You've really got to retro overclock on this board. I would test the limits of you ram first because it seems to what's limiting my system.
once you get that done the cpu should be a breeze how ever I've heard that people aren't getting much head room out of the +6000 or the 6400 for that matter.

I have no clue what all the memory settings are for, there are a ton in the bois, so I can't comment on that.

The most important thing to do is keep this thing cool, I leave my ac on in the room 24/7 just to make sure there are no heat issues. The fanless design is great but it's dangerous too.

As far as performance goes, I run Bioshock @ 1080p on my 37" LCD with everything maxed and I get no slowdown what so ever. But if it's a hot day and my AC is off I notice a difference in performance. Also, I've noticed that if I'm multi tasking ie; playing Bioshock, while running VLC player to watch a Hi def flick and downloading I need to turn off soft shadows. But that's probably more of a cpu limitation than MOBO.

Don't know if I helped but there it is.

Please post your OC results I'm really interested to see how this MOBO handles the 6000 I was set to get one until the 6400's came out. So now I'm trying to decide which one to go with.

Lataz,
System:
Lian-Li PC-A70A(blk)
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev1.0
i7 930 @3.5Ghz
18GB = (3x4GB Gskill)+(3x2GB Gskill) @ 1600Mhz 8-8-8-20-2n
2 x XFX 5770 1GB in x-Fire
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
500GB OS Drive WD 7200RPM 16MB Cache
Cooler Master 750Watt / Thermal Take 250Watt mini (5.25Bay)
37" 1080p LCD / 22" LCD / 19" LCD
Logitech G15
Sicuro 5.1 Surround Sound System
Novint Falcon w/Pistol Grip
Wolf King Trooper

"You must have very big rat, u need Hottori Hanzo's steel."

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Re: ASUS Crosshair?

Postby kenc51 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:29 am

SpectroLytic wrote:I have a similar configuration and am looking for detailed tweaks on the extreme tweaker screen. I am also looking for definitions for what the particular settings control. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

Here is my machine config:
MoBo: ASUS CrossHair
BIOS: 0702
CHIP: NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.01Ghz
CPUFAN: AMD
RAM: 4GB Mushkin 996561 (2x2GB) PC6400
VID: BFG 8800GTS 640MB OC2
PSU: 750w Thermaltake ToughPower
OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
SATA: Maxtor7L259S0 250GB 16MB Buffer
IDE: Optical Drive HP DVD 940
FLOPPY: generic 1.44



I don't know the specific settings in the BIOS for that board, but you should leave the memory settings on AUTO to start with.
As BiGg RiE mentioned, test the RAM first. There should be a CPU multiplier option in the BIOS, lower this to ~7x and then start to raise the fsb. When things get unstable, try adding some memory voltage and or chip set voltage. I notice you have 2GB sticks, these don't normally respond well to much voltage and you'll have to increase the timings to ~5-5-5-18
Once you find the limit of the RAM, set it to run @ ~533MHz, and increase the CPU multiplier back to stock along with the FSB. Then increase the FSB again to find the max the CPU can do.
After you find out the max for your parts, you can then find a happy medium.

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Re: ASUS Crosshair?

Postby BiGg RiE » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:35 am

Ken what does Fáilte Romhat! mean?
System:
Lian-Li PC-A70A(blk)
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev1.0
i7 930 @3.5Ghz
18GB = (3x4GB Gskill)+(3x2GB Gskill) @ 1600Mhz 8-8-8-20-2n
2 x XFX 5770 1GB in x-Fire
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
500GB OS Drive WD 7200RPM 16MB Cache
Cooler Master 750Watt / Thermal Take 250Watt mini (5.25Bay)
37" 1080p LCD / 22" LCD / 19" LCD
Logitech G15
Sicuro 5.1 Surround Sound System
Novint Falcon w/Pistol Grip
Wolf King Trooper

"You must have very big rat, u need Hottori Hanzo's steel."

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Re: ASUS Crosshair?

Postby kenc51 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:56 am

BiGg RiE wrote:Ken what does Fáilte Romhat! mean?


It's "As Gaeilge" (In Irish)
It simply means "Welcome!"


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