- Jun 19, 2018
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|System Name||Batman's CaseLabs Mercury S8 Work Computer|
|Processor||8086K 5.3Ghz binned delidded from Siliconlottery.com 5.5Ghz 6c12t 5.6Ghz 6c6t on air|
|Motherboard||EVGA Z390 DARK|
|Cooling||Noctua C14S for all overclocking so far Noctua Industrial PWM fan 2000rpm rated (700rpm inaudible)|
|Memory||Gskill Trident Z Royal Silver 4600Mhz C18 dual kit F4-4600C18D-16GTRS running at 4400Mhz 17-17-17-34|
|Video Card(s)||AMD WX 4100 Workstation Card (AMD WX 4200 Vega Workstation coming soon)|
|Storage||Intel Optane 900P 280GB PCIe card as Primary OS drive / (4) Samsung 860Pro 256GB SATA internal|
|Display(s)||Planar 27in 2560x1440 Glossy LG panel with glass bonded to panel for increased clarity|
|Case||CaseLabs Mercury S8 open bench frame two-tone black front cover with gunmetal chassis|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative $25 2.1 speakers lol|
|Power Supply||Seasonic Prime Titanium 850watt / Seasonic Prime Titanium 700watt Fanless (Arriving November 2019)|
|Mouse||Logitech MX Master 2S dark midnight teal blue wireless|
|Keyboard||HHKB Professional 2 Silent Type-S white and gray PBT keycaps Topre switches|
|Software||Work Apps text and statistical|
|Benchmark Scores||Cinebench R15 Single Thread 243 at 5.5Ghz (believe 5.6Ghz Cine R15 is possible)|
Yea, this 8086K really is a great CPU, I love it, but ya gotta give it solid cooling. Now I know! Stupid me for trying the impossible or the highly improbable.Amazing CPU from silicon lottery there, it's always amazing me haha.
I really thought 5.6Ghz would be no issue. I boot 5.6Ghz 6C12T all the time to run single core benchmarks. I knew 5.7Ghz all core all thread was out of the question, I can only boot to 5.7Ghz and also 5.8Ghz as a single-core boost (per-core boost, where only a single core will reach 5.7 or 5.8 at a time. 5.9Ghz? lol I'd have to start disabling cores, maybe down to only 2-cores running or maybe even a single core, I just don't know. And some of these extremely impractical clocks you have to ask yourself, if I do it ok then what? All the trouble and RISK involved, it becomes not really worth it simply to "see if you can".
If mine was not a work build, then yea it would be fun, possibly very expensive also if replacing burned up - DEEP FRIED components.
Also, just got another Z390 DARK scare of my life ... again. These motherboards should come with a special warning, damage to your emotional well-being extremely likely!
Bios chip #3 was frozen at 5.5Ghz would not reset to defaults, so selected bios #2 using the manual slider switch on the board and booted into Win 10. Then moved the slider back to bios #3 and tried to reflash bios #3 three times, all failures. OK, that bios chip is TOAST!
Back to bios #2 it's set at v1.03 default out of the box, so tried to flash it to bios v1.06, another failure I've flashed the EVGA bios about 6X in the past always successful, now I'm thinking why would bios chip #2 be unflashable? Oh Geez! A global issue! Then a continuous boot loop from bios #2.
See what I mean, these Z390 Dark boards will scare the crap out of you...
Back into bios #3 still stuck at 5.5Ghz not resetting, then to save and reset out of bios no changes, something in the change log said DNF or DNB 2.3558 enable to disable, so what the heck > I clicked OK.
Now bios #3 is working fine and defaults the CPU back to 4000Mhz and memory settings all clear, not sure what happened, the bios dropped some corrupted data packets??? I have no idea.
PIcking up Chinese for the family for dinner, need some fresh air....