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Windows 7: Good Overclocking MB for Intel I7-3770K

12 Aug 2013   #41
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chromatica18 View Post
No love for the asrock.

Hey paul, what were the differences in overclocking ability did you see going from the asrock to asus board?
I've got my 3770k at 4.8ghz now. I can get into windows at 5ghz but crashes within minutes in prime95. Is the sabertooth the answer?

It's not that I don't have love for Asrock I have had more success with Asus and currently running a AM3+ Sabertooth board and it looks exactly the same

Only thing I noticed was the clip for the heatsink is gone but that doesn't matter im going to mount my watercooling to it

I need to get in touch with Antec so I can re order the full parts for Intel I found the clip but it just seems not the right pieces

So I am going to hit Antec up see if I can get replacement parts shipped

I also circled the area of the missing heatsink clip I doubt it is a problem

I paid 406.11 total cost all good




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12 Aug 2013   #42
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You got a really good deal, congrats
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12 Aug 2013   #43
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
You got a really good deal, congrats
Heck yes !

I got a Ticket as well from Antec i'm hoping they hook me up with parts for my cooler

Be super awesome if they do for free
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13 Aug 2013   #44
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chromatica18 View Post
No love for the asrock.

Hey paul, what were the differences in overclocking ability did you see going from the asrock to asus board?
I've got my 3770k at 4.8ghz now. I can get into windows at 5ghz but crashes within minutes in prime95. Is the sabertooth the answer?
Hi mate, as far as CPU overclocking, I think the best I could get 100% stable on the Asrock was 4.8 iirc. On the Sabertooth I can run 100% stable at 5GHz, and it will go higher for benchmarks.

As I said before, it would not run my ram at full speed. At the time I had 8GB of G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz and with 8GB I had to back it down to 2200MHz, I then had the chance to get another 8GB at a good price so I did. I wanted to run the ram at full speed and I took a chance on the Sabertooth and with 16GB installed it has not once had a memory issue, I just fitted it, set the manufacturer timings, speed and voltage and it worked perfect.

Paul.
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13 Aug 2013   #45
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chromatica18 View Post
No love for the asrock.

Hey paul, what were the differences in overclocking ability did you see going from the asrock to asus board?
I've got my 3770k at 4.8ghz now. I can get into windows at 5ghz but crashes within minutes in prime95. Is the sabertooth the answer?

It's not that I don't have love for Asrock I have had more success with Asus and currently running a AM3+ Sabertooth board and it looks exactly the same

Only thing I noticed was the clip for the heatsink is gone but that doesn't matter im going to mount my watercooling to it

I need to get in touch with Antec so I can re order the full parts for Intel I found the clip but it just seems not the right pieces

So I am going to hit Antec up see if I can get replacement parts shipped

I also circled the area of the missing heatsink clip I doubt it is a problem

I paid 406.11 total cost all good
Awesome Solar mate, in the UK to buy both of those right now would be around 410! Which works out to $633!

You got a bargain there.

Paul.
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13 Aug 2013   #46
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chromatica18 View Post
No love for the asrock.

Hey paul, what were the differences in overclocking ability did you see going from the asrock to asus board?
I've got my 3770k at 4.8ghz now. I can get into windows at 5ghz but crashes within minutes in prime95. Is the sabertooth the answer?

It's not that I don't have love for Asrock I have had more success with Asus and currently running a AM3+ Sabertooth board and it looks exactly the same

Only thing I noticed was the clip for the heatsink is gone but that doesn't matter im going to mount my watercooling to it

I need to get in touch with Antec so I can re order the full parts for Intel I found the clip but it just seems not the right pieces

So I am going to hit Antec up see if I can get replacement parts shipped

I also circled the area of the missing heatsink clip I doubt it is a problem

I paid 406.11 total cost all good
Awesome Solar mate, in the UK to buy both of those right now would be around 410! Which works out to $633!

You got a bargain there.

Paul.
You know me Paul I have a Nose that Nose hahaha and can smell a Bargain a mile away
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13 Aug 2013   #47
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I expect to see a 5.5GHz OC by the end of the week mate haha. Just messing. But you will certainly have some fun with it.

Paul.
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13 Aug 2013   #48
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I expect to see a 5.5GHz OC by the end of the week mate haha. Just messing. But you will certainly have some fun with it.

Paul.
Right now i'm putting the board together time to take down Old trusty
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13 Aug 2013   #49
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Good luck Solar, see you on the other side
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