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    Default 3 week new build

    My first build.I built this pc 8/10/09-it ran great for 3 weeks-then crashed.I put it in the shop-just got it back 10/19/09.They said one of my vga cards is bad.It's in the RMA process.
    Here's a list of 4 things I'd like to do-
    #1-I need to install raid0 on purple sata ports(they are on the yellow right now)
    #2-I want to safely overclock cpu to 4.0 GHz(is it possible?)
    #3-I want update to latest bios(or should I stay with FB)
    #4-I want to tweak the memory(it's working fine now)
    I just want the best performance out of this pc.I'm very new to this stuff and any help would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: 3 week new build

    I've seen a couple of web articles where raid performance using the purple GSata ports is noticeably inferior to using the standard Intel yellow ports. I'm not familiar with raid setups, maybe all your hard drives can use the yellow sata ports where you configure the correct boot drive in your bios.
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    My computer is running great the way it's set up.I just thought the purple ports were for raid0 and raid1 and would leave me extra yellow sata ports for future add on's.I only have one port left.
    In the windows experience index everything is 5.9 except my processor-it's 5.6.As much as I paid for my processor - a person would think it would be on top - I guess not.Is there a safe way to overclock my computer to 4.0 GHz?If so-could you help with the procedure?Your help is much appreciated.
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    Default Re: 3 week new build

    i havent tride the puple slots on this board but on my p35 it droped my read and write speeds by around 20% compared to the yellow ones, i would imagine that it will be about the same with a p45 board.

    windows index scores dont really tel the whole truth allthough they are a good starting point to find out how well your pc does and which areas to improve.


    try using hdtach or everest disk benchmark to find out exactly how much performance you have from your harddisk.

    as for the cpu it wants a quad core and ignores the fact that yours has more speed than some of those.

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    Default Re: 3 week new build

    ^^^^^ Good suggestions.
    As I recall I did a google search on
    jmicron vs intel raid performance

    Some of the articles might refer to older hardware/driver versions, not the most recent ones. You can also search the TT forum for
    raid+performance
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: 3 week new build

    My rig is similar to Yours...My older rig. WEI score is 7.0 in Win 7 x64
    GA-EP45-ud3p 1.0
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    Nvidia GT260 <216>

    What settings are you looking for?
    What CPU cooler? To go above 4ghz good cooling is a must.

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    Default Re: 3 week new build

    I'm really just wanting to learn how to overclock my cpu.Seems to me maybe 4.0ghz would be a good starting point.I have a zalman cnps9900led cpu cooler.
    I'm new to this stuff.Can you walk me through the procedure?I would sure appreciate it.
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    Default Re: 3 week new build

    Quote Originally Posted by wibujo View Post
    I'm really just wanting to learn how to overclock my cpu.Seems to me maybe 4.0ghz would be a good starting point.I have a zalman cnps9900led cpu cooler.
    I'm new to this stuff.Can you walk me through the procedure?I would sure appreciate it.
    Try this post:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/plea...3p-mobo-29188/
    and update your BIOS to:
    GA-EP45-UD3P (1.6) - FDa
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    Default Re: 3 week new build

    I'v got FDa installed.Whats the next procedure for overclocking to 4.0GHz?
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