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Monitor/Tweak Maximus IV Gene Z (ROG) from OS

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January 19, 2012 3:50:57 PM

I haven't stumbled across the way to do this if you can - if it's even possible. I'd like to see the temps without rebooting and maybe even play with OC if I can from the OS. Anyone have a quickie answer?

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Gene Z (ROG) mATX
i7-2600k with 16Gb Corsair Vengeance Blue 1333 DDR3 mem
EVGA GTX 570 HD (2560MB)...

Thanks in advance!
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January 19, 2012 7:18:34 PM

There are lots of different programs around to montior temperatures. RealTemp and CoreTemp are two I can think of straight off. For overclocking, check out the software that came with the motherboard.
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January 19, 2012 9:35:31 PM

Thanks - will play w/it tonight...
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January 19, 2012 10:24:21 PM

I'd just OC in the BIOS. It's easy: just set the multiplier. You won't need more than maybe 4.2ghz (and you'd be fine with 4.0) with one 570, and the 2600K will hit that easily without any tricky voltage or BCLK tweaks.
Those programs or Speedfan or Hardware Monitor. Anything should work.
What convinced you to drop an extra $50 on VRAM? Are you on more than one monitor?
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January 20, 2012 2:26:39 PM

kajabla said:
I'd just OC in the BIOS. It's easy: just set the multiplier. You won't need more than maybe 4.2ghz (and you'd be fine with 4.0) with one 570, and the 2600K will hit that easily without any tricky voltage or BCLK tweaks.
Those programs or Speedfan or Hardware Monitor. Anything should work.
What convinced you to drop an extra $50 on VRAM? Are you on more than one monitor?


Ok - I didn't get to play with much last night - I let myself get side-tracked on a warning message from Windows about Graphics and memory and thrashing...it wanted to go back to Windows Basic display or something - ridiculous on this box I would think. Ended up reinstalling the NVidia drivers clean from scratch - played BF3 until I had to go to bed. No warning, so I hope I have that licked.

Two Monitors: definitely in the works - just doing homwork. I only have the one 27" 1ms Samsung LCD right now, but shopping in the 23" neighborhood for a pair of 2ms. Wrestling with brand, price LCD vs LED, and reviews. I like Samsung, but Costco lately only has the smaller (like 23") with no DVI inputs! (crazy!) Also, there seem to be a lot of options even in the same brand, same size within $10-$20 of each other. So I can't help but wonder what the difference is (and which one is better?!)

So, why the extra $50 - easier to get now, and in case I wanted to go crazy and SLI, the 570 was cheaper than the 580 so I splurged on the memory in the mean time. Also, that hopefully will make the additional card optional having the extra VRAM.

I do hope to tweak and monitor(temperatures, performance, etc.) some this weekend... but little experience in tools to do this. (Thus the thread)
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January 21, 2012 12:01:04 AM

Extra VRAM is only useful on large resolutions. Two 2560mb 570s should wreck multiple displays, but you can only game (Nvidia Surround) on three, not two. Apparently gaming on two sucks anyway - your crosshair gets lost in the bezel.
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January 21, 2012 12:53:02 AM

kajabla said:
Extra VRAM is only useful on large resolutions. Two 2560mb 570s should wreck multiple displays, but you can only game (Nvidia Surround) on three, not two. Apparently gaming on two sucks anyway - your crosshair gets lost in the bezel.


Bummer. Well, I just remembered another reason I went this route and that was to have a good enough card until the Spring brought the next salvo of releases. If I bite again then, I'll just move this card down a system... Thank for the update - I'm learning a lot on this site!

Now, I need to get back to finding monitoring tools so I can see what's happening while I'm pushing the system...
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