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    Default MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard

    Please feel free to comment about our story entitled "MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard"

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    Default Re: MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard

    The Black PCB just doesn't do it for me. Might wait till the I7 Is more realisticly priced before I take the plunge, and for that matter DDR3 prices need to come down to.
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    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
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    Default Re: MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard

    Well written review. The heat consumption on page 13 is unclear.
    What is the heat for the idle and the heat for fully loaded? The article
    mentions both, but only gives one value for each of the three items.

    -TIA

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    Default Re: MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard

    Fine article. So, to forum members and moderators: I am running this Eclipse board, Core i-7 D-920 proc, 12 gig of G-Skill memory, 2X WD Caviar Green 1 TB drives in Raid-0, 2X MSI oc'ed GTX 280s in SLI, I have added the Thermalright Ultra 120 6-heat pipe cooler which is keeping the processor at 23 degrees C/ 86 degrees F at the board stock clock of 2.66.8 ghz (board FSB stock clock is 133.8mhz). This rig is rock solid on Vista ultimate 64/sp1. I am ready to overclock and feel like 3.6 ghz is not unreasonalble to expect, however, I have not done this before and would like detailed guidance in doing this (Read: hand-holding :-) ) Can you guys provide me a list of required bios settings to achieve this speed ? Thanks in advance......

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    Default Re: MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard

    hi there! im now using this board eclipse..

    its about three days now trying to see the diffrence from my previous platforms, phenom and core2quad pcs..
    its really fast has the so called 8 threads its a wow in cs4, i notice some draw backs, everytime i open something, its kinda thinking of something before it opens, lets say start rendering, its has a delay i get really anoying..
    so i started trancing.. i found somthing that i need to confirm to you guys if its correct, opening device manager, ide/ sata controller/ primary ( your hdds are and advance settings.. wow i found out im running DMA 5 NOT DMA 6, well i tried setting it to PIO so as to find if this will affect HDD .. well it did on this mobo.
    well everytime or all my previous computers all run on dma 6 , wether its nvidia, ati, via chipset.. i was wondering if anyone here has seen there DMA setting.. it really kinda annoying, when you need toi wait a secong or so just opening IE etc. i never experience that in my oyher mobos.. pls give comment if its a bug need help

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