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    ** OFFICIAL ** Intel DX38BT & DX48BT2 BoneTrail Thread

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    Last edited by gtj; 04-16-2008 at 03:29 PM.


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    Note that the HS on the X38 is the same size as the 975X but uses a screw type retention mechanism. The bolts are in the same place the wire loops were. Also notice that the X38 has an IHS.


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    ERNIE: Intel DX38BT, Q9300, 2x 1G OCZ Plat DDR3-1800, ATI HD 3650, 400x7.5
    RALPH,ELMO,MONSTER: Intel 975XBX2, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, 356x9
    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

    GTJ's Intel 975XBX2 Bad Axe 2 Guide including the Memory Calculator
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    Where's the skull SB cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadaveca View Post
    Where's the skull SB cover?
    In the trash already.


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    RALPH,ELMO,MONSTER: Intel 975XBX2, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, 356x9
    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

    GTJ's Intel 975XBX2 Bad Axe 2 Guide including the Memory Calculator
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    LoL. When ya gonna start clocking? got a B3?

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    Good luck on this thing, it looks great
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    Asus P5K-E + Q6600 G0 @ 3.6 GHz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadaveca View Post
    LoL. When ya gonna start clocking? got a B3?
    I've got a Q6600 G0 and a E6850 whose stepping I don't know yet. Gonna try the 6850 first.


    BERT: Intel DX48BT2, E8500, 2x 1G OCZ Plat DDR3-1800, 2xATI HD 3850, 450x9.5
    ERNIE: Intel DX38BT, Q9300, 2x 1G OCZ Plat DDR3-1800, ATI HD 3650, 400x7.5
    RALPH,ELMO,MONSTER: Intel 975XBX2, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, 356x9
    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

    GTJ's Intel 975XBX2 Bad Axe 2 Guide including the Memory Calculator
    GTJ's Intel DX38BT/DX48BT2 Bone Trail Memory Calculator



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    I watched your posts alot in XBX and XBX2 threads, so I'm eagerly awaiting your thoughts on this board. GL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertim0r View Post
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    my board as soon as they get stock on internal intel website.

    I thew together a quick edit of FCG's CAS latency window optimizer spreadsheet that has the strap/memory frequencies worked out for the bonetrial for everyone to use.

    check out FCG's thread here
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    Leak testing...

    Had to rig a mount for my MCW30 chipset block but I used spare Swiftech parts so I guess it's OK.

    If you're thinking about upgrading from an XBX2, don't throw away the extension cable you made for the BIOS jumper. It will find a new home with this board.

    Also, I think I'll do a wiki over Thanksgiving so that more people will contribute and things will be less likely to get out of date.
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    RALPH,ELMO,MONSTER: Intel 975XBX2, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, 356x9
    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

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    Oh yeah, this board looks like it uses the same aSC7621 sensor chip as the XBX2 so I'm hoping Everest, Speedfan and the others will work.


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    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

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    Got a custom (thicker) backing plate for that GTX? If so, soo sexy... 1 other observation, the DIMM slot closest to the PCIx16 seems real close like my P5WDG2-Pro. I had real interference issues with the GTS320MB video and switching ram out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtj View Post
    I've got a Q6600 G0 and a E6850 whose stepping I don't know yet. Gonna try the 6850 first.
    nm that damned C2D get that quad in first as thats what makes a true mobo these days, high quad FSB.

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    Swiftech is shipping the GTXs with backplates so it's nice and snug with little stress on the MB. The copper top for the GTX is actually an add-on. Stock one is anodized aluminum.

    The DIMM retainers are close, but I just tried and was able to get the stick out and back in again without much fuss.

    30 minutes to go on the leak test...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbertot View Post
    nm that damned C2D get that quad in first as thats what makes a true mobo these days, high quad FSB.
    No way.

    8500 is looking outstanding. Many people want to see FSB on duals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbertot View Post
    nm that damned C2D get that quad in first as thats what makes a true mobo these days, high quad FSB.
    A quad may make it in there some day but I want to see what it'll do with a 3.0GHz 1333 FSB chip first. Besides I may just throw the quad in one of the XBX2's and just let it crunch.


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    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtj View Post
    A quad may make it in there some day but I want to see what it'll do with a 3.0GHz 1333 FSB chip first. Besides I may just throw the quad in one of the XBX2's and just let it crunch.
    ah well that leaves at least one XS member very disappointed.
    good luck with the clocking though.

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    After a bit can you load this up with 4 gig of RAM and report impact on dual core max fsb? Also, can you run a few prime95 sessions with the higher fsb to see what's actually stable as opposed to just benchable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbertot View Post
    ah well that leaves at least one XS member very disappointed.
    good luck with the clocking though.
    Now why did you have to say that? I'm going to be up all night worrying about your disappointment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speederlander View Post
    After a bit can you load this up with 4 gig of RAM and report impact on dual core max fsb? Also, can you run a few prime95 sessions with the higher fsb to see what's actually stable as opposed to just benchable?
    I'm going to be in an all day meeting tomorrow so that will be a perfect time to put together my test plan.


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    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtj View Post
    I'm going to be in an all day meeting tomorrow so that will be a perfect time to put together my test plan.
    Call in sick.
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    Stupid Corsair. I've always had great luck with OCZ but this time I went with Corsair. When I opened the package, one of the heat spreaders just fell out with one of the chips stuck to it. So I've got some OCZ on the way and in the mean time, I'm operating with only 1 stick.


    BERT: Intel DX48BT2, E8500, 2x 1G OCZ Plat DDR3-1800, 2xATI HD 3850, 450x9.5
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    RALPH,ELMO,MONSTER: Intel 975XBX2, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, 356x9
    COOKIE,OSCAR: DFI BloodIron, Q6600, 2x 1G OCZ DDR2-1066, stock

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    GTJ's Intel DX38BT/DX48BT2 Bone Trail Memory Calculator



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    Quote Originally Posted by gtj View Post
    Stupid Corsair. I've always had great luck with OCZ but this time I went with Corsair. When I opened the package, one of the heat spreaders just fell out with one of the chips stuck to it. So I've got some OCZ on the way and in the mean time, I'm operating with only 1 stick.
    Did you buy the 1800C7DF?

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    keep that hw-pron coming!

    already ordered the cheapest ddr3 i could find (g.skill F3-8500CL7D) and waiting for the board to get in stock over here.


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