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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P - Won't boot with 450FSB

    What was the safe temperature for E8400 again? Got peak of 76C which I don't like too much (usual average is 69 though). This is in load of course.

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    It's open for debate really. Tcase is 72.4c. However the DTS sensor reading isn't really the same as Tcase.

    For me, as long as it stays at 70 or under for the majority of the time I'm happy. It'll obviously heat up much more with IBT, but it's an exceptionally hot running program by design. If I weren't at virtually the limit of this CPU I'd happily OC more and add more voltage until I get ~70c while Priming and gaming. I have ofc, run CoreTemp for a 2 hour gaming sesion to make sure temps are still in order, consisting 1 hour of WoW and 1 hour of Crysis.

    So it's all down to personal taste, PC usage and whether you can afford to replace components possibly earlier than planned.

    Have you got that Thermalright fan duct yet? That may help a lot as all the warm HSF air's going to go right out of the case. It may cause GPU temps to rise a little though as there'll be less air being directly exhausted form other areas of the case. You may want to remove a couple of expansion slot back plates so the intake blows some warm GPU air outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoh View Post
    Ya I heard a rumor that D-and-W went to the Intel Fab and hand picked his silicon.

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    I heard that too. D-an-W's real name is Andy Pippkin.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P - Won't boot with 450FSB

    Psycho: yeah I got it, but haven't found the time to play with it yet :)
    I am hoping to find 540x7.5 stable once again with one step higher MCH, and it if proves to be, I will experiment with something with lower VCORE (perhaps higher clock with lowed FSB).

    Btw: I posted a question about the D strap in Corsair forums, but the people there don't seem to know too much about what I was talking about: TWIN2X4096-8500 and Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3 - The Corsair Support Forums

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P - Won't boot with 450FSB

    You might want to post Lsdme's strap/ratio chart along with your bios settings in your Corsair thread.
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    Good idea. It seems like the RAM guy knows the inner workings of strap settings. He just doesn't know that the D strap is the set of timings recommended for 400+ FSB. I'm sure if he was informed he may be able to give some more info.

    I'm guessing he'll just say "Use what ever works" though, and he may be right. The B strap is supposedlly tighter, and should in most cases give better results. I think in a couple of threads Lsdmeasap said that he was surprised by his strap comparison tests and still thinks the tighter the strap the better in most cases regardless of FSB. I'm not putting words into Lsd's mouth. If I can find a post where he states that, I'll link it for you.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P - Won't boot with 450FSB

    The biggest advantage to using the D-strap over ~460MHz is that tRD can usually be set 1 step lower (tighter) compared with the B-strap.

    With FSB lower than ~460MHz, the B-strap can usually be set 1 step lower than the D-strap.
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    Well, the strap doesn't have any high priority really, it's just a mystery sitting in my head :)

    I am getting Radeon 4890 btw and have hard time thinking about the cooling. It will probably be the red metal plate from default cooling with Thermalright T-Rad2 and 120mm Noctua on it. Been using Accelero S1 for way too long :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    The biggest advantage to using the D-strap over ~460MHz is that tRD can usually be set 1 step lower (tighter) compared with the B-strap.

    With FSB lower than ~460MHz, the B-strap can usually be set 1 step lower than the D-strap.
    Indeed, a good point. I had the same experience with my Q8200. It's just strange that in some cases the Dstrap seems to fail completely though. Even for my current CPU, setting 2.00D to give DDR-800 fails completely, regardless of tRead and other voltage settings.

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