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Old February 15, 2008, 06:35 AM
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These are interesting- from the manufacturer- notice the voltage jumpers on the motherboard for the CPU, NB, and SB- the "CPU-CRAZY" setting is for voltages greater than 1.7V! What the hell would they put those on there for? is having it in the hardware better than a BIOS voltage adjustment? And what kind of new CPUs are going to want those kinds of voltages anyway?? Nice spelling too




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Old February 15, 2008, 06:44 AM
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Having worked with the Asus Maximus Extreme (which looks very similar), those aren't jumpers but LEDs that show the degree of voltage used. Voltage-wise, the same comment was shown for the Maximus where the max. is 2.4V, same as this Striker...
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The text directly below the motherboard layout quite clearly states those are indeed LEDs.
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Old February 15, 2008, 08:44 AM
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What the hell would they put those on there for? is having it in the hardware better than a BIOS voltage adjustment?
It's already been suggested that those aren't jumpers, but what you're asking about isn't a new idea.

At one time, DFI boards shipped with jumpers for enabling "ultra-high" voltages for memory.

If you think about it, it actually made a lot of sense to require a jumper. Kinda like a final warning to folks about the real hazards of what they were getting themselves into, while not allowing users to accidentally select a voltage setting which could potentially fry a component.
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