Discussion in 'AMD x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by dinos22, Jun 22, 2005.
ArcTan let's go dude, i want to see some results from me....the dynamic duo
MY POST MADE IT INTO A STICKY AT ABIT FORUM REGARDING End-User suggestions/tips for future BIOS releases
Any suggestions from Abit and other users is welcome.....
Visit it here
I'm close to buying one these boards...
but I need to see more people with high HTT speeds 1:1 memory @ 1T. (tccd)
HTT : chew* @ 395MHz
TCCD : chew* @ 325MHz 2.5-4-3-6-1T
BH5 : chew* @ 268MHz 2-2-2-6
yeah i now chew can do it but it dosn't mean I can expect, 1T above 250MHz 1:1 I don't think Im that good or lucky
nos22 has similar 4400C25 and a venice which is close to the configuration I will be running.
there are more users on XS with good clocks....Solo as well is a good one
look there are going to be some issues no doubt but it's not too far off DFI guys so looking good there
hmm im almost tempted as well.. just to try a different mobo. On this DFI board i can run 2.4ghz 10x240 1:1 no worries, 1.4v on cpu, but for the life of me i cant get 10x250 stable, even running async to slow down the memory, which leaves the memory controller on the cpu, or the mobo itself...
what vcore i you giving the CPUs.......i've come across some 3200+ shockers that needed 1.7V to be stable at 2.5GHz OMG at XS
thats the weird thing
at 10x250 i was giving the cpu ~1.53v real. I had prime95 small fft (cpu only) test going, and that was going fine for 2hrs, then i opened a few programs at once and it hard rebooted. So im pretty sure the cpu was fine.
Im also able to run memtest fine at even 280, so mem is fine. Very tempted to try another board.
OCCT is more reliable.....there is a left button on it...>TEST< which takes around 30 minutes and detected faults on my system that Prime95 didn't get in hours so yeah...i had the same issue and fixed it with OCCT and more volts
GUYS I'M SELLING MY CPU FROM THIS REVIEW...ROCK SOLID AT 2.8GHz
Nice work mate im getting a AN8 ultra tomorrow with some venice chips to try out gotta wait for my premium to arrive
I couldn't be stuffed waiting around for the Asus SLI Premium to arrive anymore, considering I ain't going to use SLI and the Abit board also has passive cooling - I just ordered the AN8 Ultra from Auspcmarket.
Will finally get to use my 7800GTX
mine AN8 Ultra's arriving tomorrow
though I don't have a gfx card for it yet
Got my AN8, great board indeed, ROCK SOLID voltages and i mean spot on. The board did die on me with a 04 error but it came good after letting it sit for a while. Now im setting it up, DONT USE BIOS 15 it is very unstable.
Auspcmarket just emailed me to give me a tracking number - its on its way
Specs for beastie be:
Abit AN8 Ultra
3700+ San Diego & Thermalright XP-90 + 92mm Panaflo
2gb Corsair TwinX3200c2
Audigy 2 ZS
Dvico FusionHDTV DVB-T Plus
200gb Seagate 7200.7+
Antec TruePower 2.0 480w Blue
I may go dual-core later, but I may not (who am I kidding - I will probably go dual-core lol).
that is a ripper setup dude
very nice......make sure all of you post some details here......we'll make it an unoffcial Abit AN8 Ultra thread.....
I have heeded the warnings on the latest bios update as I did quite a lot of research on various boards before putting this and the Asus board on my short list - bios version 15 seems about as popular as mozzie bites.
i wouldn't say that about bios 15. I think lowdog has been yelling pretty loud and those waves have been making rounds on various sites. He was having an issue with SLI not stability as far as i know. I also know that some Xtreme Systems people have tried it and it seemed OK with slightly reduced oveclocks. Another user there reported that BIOS14 gave him the best OC results but I'm not moving anywhere yet until i see BIOS16. I do have some beta bioses emailed to me from beta testers but i'm not trying it out yet + I've been testing two different venices and making my mind up which one to keen and which one to sell as they are both pretty good
Dont go dual until a new bios comes out the version 15 bios is for dual core support and its not stable
By the way, the optical out on this mobo rocks so much better than using outputs on the POS DFI Kajin or whatever it is.
For dual, I am thinking more about the updated X2's without the thermal throttling bug and when the prices come down - bout 6 months off, at least.
I may stick with the 3700+ but I dunno - upgrading urges can be very persuasive and stubborn.
I was very interested in DFI for a period, but man that board had so many issues with memory and others issues generally at default settings that I was totally turned off by them.
Having to work to get a board stable at stock clocks with gear that works on other boards right out of the box will never be my cup of tea.