motherboards
Arctic
Arctic Feezer 7x
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Question about upgrading to Rampage II Extreme

  1. #1
    New Member

    Status
    Sepyx is offline

    Last Online
    10-07-2009 @ 06:39
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 1,566, Level: 11
    Points: 1,566, Level: 11
    Level completed: 6%,
    Points required for next Level: 284
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 284
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Overall activity: 13.0%

    Default Question about upgrading to Rampage II Extreme

    Hi,

    At the moment I have ASUS P6T Deluxe. I'm thinking of upgrading to Rampage II Extreme.

    My specs are:

    Silverstone 1200Watt Strider - Modular
    Asus P6T Deluxe
    Intel Core i7 Extreme 965
    ICON Watercooling Kit
    CORSIAR 6GB TR3X6G2000C7GTF
    2x nVidia GeForce 285GTX
    X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion PCIE
    VelociRaptor 300GB 10KRPM 16MB Cache
    2X 1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache
    LG Blu-Ray-RW/HD-Rom/DVD+-RW
    Windows XP Pro - 32 Bit Pro SPS 3*
    *Will change to Window 7 Ultimate 64 once it's out.

    I don't use RAID.

    Can I just change the MB without installing everything again.

    I know the only driver I have to change is the Marvell 88SE6111 to JMicron JMB363 PATA and SATA controller.

    I think I do not have to reinstall the window XP Pro SP3 32 (I don't want to do that anyway)

    Is my thinking correct?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Deton is offline

    Last Online
    27-02-2014 @ 22:13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,493
    CPU: i7 920, 4.2Ghz HT
    M/B: P6X58D Premium
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 12GB
    GPU: Asus EAH5870
    • Deton's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A70F
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20 setup.
      • Sound:
      • Onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ViewSonic VX2435
      • OS:
      • Win 7 - 64bit
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 1,179 Times in 1,026 Posts
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Level completed: 36%,
    Points required for next Level: 904
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 904
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Default

    What's the reason why you want to upgrade to RIIE?
    P6T is pretty good OC board accept less bells and whistles.

    Have you considering EVGA Classisfied if you really want a kiss a$$ OCing board?

    Yes you do need to reinstall all the driver for the board and reactive OS, that's about it but make sure you backup all your data first before you swapping it.

  3. #3
    New Member

    Status
    Sepyx is offline

    Last Online
    10-07-2009 @ 06:39
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 1,566, Level: 11
    Points: 1,566, Level: 11
    Level completed: 6%,
    Points required for next Level: 284
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 284
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Overall activity: 13.0%

    Default

    Hi Deton,

    I have been following your 4Ghz Club. I'm at 3.98!

    Why I want to change?

    It's because of its Bios update. It seems that ASUS doesn't care anymore about the P6T Deluxe.

    For example I can't use my CORSAIR 6GB TR3X6G2000C7GTF above 1922 MHz.

    I thought about EVGA Classified E760 but I thought people are having lots of problem with it. I'm not in USA so RMA is difficult for me. But please let me know if I'm misinformed.

    Reinstalling driver and reactivating OS is Ok for me as long as I don't have to install everything.

    Is upgrading to RIIE or EVGA is the same process i.e just reinstalling driver and reactivating OS ?

    Also are connectors the same? I don't want to rewire everything just for the connectors.

    If yes and EVGA is good then that's my upgrade path.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Sepyx

  4. #4
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Skyguy is offline

    Last Online
    03-08-2015 @ 17:03
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canuckland
    Posts
    4,819
    CPU: Core i7 3820 @ 4.5GHz
    M/B: ASUS Rampage IV
    RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
    GPU: It varies
    • Skyguy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • SilverStone Raven RV03
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone Strider Gold 1200W
      • Cooling:
      • Noctua D14 air, XSPC 750 water
      • Sound:
      • ASUS Xonar w/ Beyer Dynamics DT770/80
      • Monitor:
      • HP 2465; Samsung 226; Acer 22", Dell E22WFP & 1907FP
      • OS:
      • Win 7 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • Mionix Naos 5000, MaxKeyboard Nighthawk, Mionix Propus 380
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 898 Times in 682 Posts
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Level completed: 58%,
    Points required for next Level: 725
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Default

    Hi Sepyx, welcome to PureOC!

    I believe I can help you. First off, normally I would say that upgrading to RIIE from P6T is entirely unnecessary, but in your case it sounds like you've thought it through well enough. So in that case.......

    I have both a P6T and a RIIE sitting here beside me, I have used them both and written reviews on them both. And both are amazing boards in their own right. But you know that already I've also used and tested the Classified and to be honest I don't like it as much as the ASUS boards, it's far more touchy. In any event, YES you should be able to just plug in your hard drive from the P6T into the RIIE without problems. In fact, I've already done it!! Without a hitch. I was using Vista X64 at the time.

    Now, there is a chance you MAY experience a couple issues, particularly with the sound drivers since the RIIE uses a discrete card instead of the P6T which has onboard. But if you're willing to muck around with sound drivers and reinstall those, then you SHOULD be good. I've literally done it, swapped drives from P6T to RIIE and back again without problems.

    Hope that helps, if you have any other question by all means just ask!

  5. #5
    New Member

    Status
    Sepyx is offline

    Last Online
    10-07-2009 @ 06:39
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 1,566, Level: 11
    Points: 1,566, Level: 11
    Level completed: 6%,
    Points required for next Level: 284
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 284
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Overall activity: 13.0%

    Default

    Hi Skyguy,

    Thanks for the welcome.

    In general I agree with you that upgrading to RIIE from P6T Deluxe v1 is totally unnecessary and waste of money. However, slowly but surly the BIOS update for P6T v1 has come to slow state if not a complete halt. No beta for window 7 unlike P6T v2 or RIIE and no compatibility with new 2000MHz memory. At least this has been my impression.

    In regard to sound drivers. I'm planning to use my X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion PCIE and not the RIIE sound card. I understand in order to fit my X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion PCIE I have to snap off 5 of the heat sink fins. Correct?

    I think the only driver that I have to change is Marvell 88SE6111 to JMicron JMB363 PATA and SATA controller.

    I don't know if it makes any difference or not for swapping my hard drive but I'm using Window XP Pro SP3 32.

    I also, heard that there is some problem with cold boot. Is it true?

    Thanks

    Sepyx

  6. #6
    Folding Team Leader

    Status
    grumpydaddy is offline

    Last Online
    23-03-2019 @ 20:29
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    UK (Plymouth)
    Posts
    3,167
    CPU: E5-26xx @2.54
    M/B: MSI X79 GD45 8d
    RAM: 16GB (2*8) G-Skill Trident X 2400 10,12,12 @1866
    GPU: sapphire hd7950
    • grumpydaddy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC90B
      • PSU:
      • PC P&C 910
      • Cooling:
      • C4 NIC
      • Sound:
      • with mb
      • Monitor:
      • dell 24inch
      • OS:
      • Win7 Ult
      • Misc:
      • CPU is an ES processor with 8 cores/16 threads
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 509 Times in 395 Posts
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Points: 51,457, Level: 70
    Level completed: 22%,
    Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,093
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    I read about those problems but reading between the lines I reckon some people are using ram that this board does not like (not on their list)...don't expect to get much help from asus though ....I've also heard that too.
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

  7. #7
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Deton is offline

    Last Online
    27-02-2014 @ 22:13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,493
    CPU: i7 920, 4.2Ghz HT
    M/B: P6X58D Premium
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 12GB
    GPU: Asus EAH5870
    • Deton's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A70F
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20 setup.
      • Sound:
      • Onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ViewSonic VX2435
      • OS:
      • Win 7 - 64bit
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 1,179 Times in 1,026 Posts
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Level completed: 36%,
    Points required for next Level: 904
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 904
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Default

    Well...they give you the QVL and you use the one not listed then you are on your own. The same with OC, if something go wrong with your board because of OC and you tell them that. They'll brush it off too even they designed the board is capable to OCing.

    You're better contact RAM manufacture regarding about this.

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Help OC my i7 950 on Rampage 3 Extreme
    By Tamaziuk in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 16-01-2011, 01:15
  2. i7 980X, Rampage III Extreme
    By Nobody in forum Cooling
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-10-2010, 18:04
  3. Asus Rampage 3 Extreme
    By Doctor_Death in forum Intel
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-10-2010, 13:27
  4. ASUS Rampage III Extreme
    By Skyguy in forum Reviews & Articles
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-06-2010, 22:12
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-04-2010, 18:10

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search tags.
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread