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Originally Posted by RichWe had to use a pair of pliers to apply extra torque on the screwdriver to get them out!
Originally Posted by CthippoLink doesn't work :(
Originally Posted by BojamijamsWhich BIOS version was used for this board?
Also I want to say good review of this board. I own it and am not too happy with it. I hate the orientation of the NB heatsink and the fact it blows hot air on the card (like it'd be really hard to design a heatsink thats rotated 90degrees and is blowing the air towards the back of the case where there are perforated holes).
I also think its overpriced.
Reason why I'm asking about the BIOS is that the latest official bios is EZ1E however it introduced a huge hit in memory performance and this may be why its performing so badly in the tests. If you go back to SZ17 bios you will see much bigger improvements. However.. with the EZ17 there is a huge FSB hole in terms of overclocking with the E7200/E7300 as you cannot hit anything over 370Mhz FSB. SZ1E fixed this, but introduced the very slow mem controller issue. So its an ongoing problem.
Also, are you sure its x16/x8 in SLI? I thought it was x16/x16
Originally Posted by BojamijamsAnother correction. Its actually x16/x16 in SLI. The performance hit you attribute when compared to the 780i is still based on the weaker memory controller with that bios version.
Here's the word from an evga tech
Originally Posted by BojamijamsIs it possible to retest this board with the SZ17 bios? It would give a better picture as to its peformance and i'm rather curious how my overpriced board performs with a proper bios.
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