Kirill Kryukov wrote:Hi Ed, interesting! I am also planning to build a 2600K-based system. I see that you opted for a Gigabyte board,
Ray wrote:ASUS is a clear winner over Gigabyte in this review
Kirill Kryukov wrote:Hi Ed, interesting! I am also planning to build a 2600K-based system.
Kirill Kryukov wrote:I see that you opted for a Gigabyte board, and I can recognize the Prolima Tech cooler, but the RAM is missing.
Kirill Kryukov wrote:Did you have to increase the Vcore a lot? What voltages you consider safe for 24/7? If you can share more details of your build, it may be helpful to me or others.
Ed Trice wrote:ASUS is, by far, the WORSE motherboard manufacturer.
Ray wrote:I've been using ASUS for years, I'm perfectly happy with their products. I have one Gigabyte at the moment, that is fine as well.
2 members of a German forums have been warned and advised by their seller (one of the biggest online shops in Germany) not to accept the delivery if possible as they got an info of a recall for that motherboard.
The recall for that board has been caused by a melted socket of the 1155.
The retailer then warned their customers and advised to reject any delivery made for the Asus MIVE.
This has been confirmed by a member of that forums who is an official Asus Tech Support member. Asus' statement he says will be officially announced most likely tomorrow.
The Thread - unfortunately in German :/
...but try to translate the support guys postings (Doktor(Asus)) with Google translations.
I'd advise temporarily not to buy that board.
Ray wrote:Same thing has been reported with Gigabyte as well.
- My contact at Gigabyte believes this is an isolated incident.
- I’m sending the board back to their HQ for further testing.
Ed Trice wrote:Unbelievably, the lowly i5-2500K @ 5.09 GHz was able to defeat the 5.27 GHz i7-980 extreme!
ernest wrote:Ed Trice wrote:Unbelievably, the lowly i5-2500K @ 5.09 GHz was able to defeat the 5.27 GHz i7-980 extreme!
And how do you explain that?...
4 cores better than 6 (at approx. the same GHz)???
Ed Trice wrote:The application runs on a single core and does absolutely no parallel processing.
Ray wrote:Lucky or unlucky ?
Building a machine, and then having to remove the motherboard and send it off for repalcement it is a huge pain. I wouldn't do it. This will hit Intel very badly
Kirill Kryukov wrote:Now with chipset recall those who haven't got Sandy Bridge system yet will probably have to wait till March (or April). I got my MB just a day before recall (Gigabyte pulled all their boards from retail channels), so I am lucky perhaps. I'll probably send it for replacement later. Unfortunately 2600K are sold out overhere, so I'm stuck waiting for a CPU.
Ed Trice wrote:I have solved the SATA II problem with their motherboard and have made a worldwide announcement. Liquid Nitrogen Overclocking, Inc., is the only company selling fully-guaranteed Sandy Bridge systems that will not suffer from any SATA II problems, allowing access to all SATA II and SATA III ports.
Kirill Kryukov wrote:Hi Ed. Can you provide further details? Without added details I have to say I'm extremely suspicious about your claims.
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