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I managed to buy an Asrock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard on the cheap so I should be able to have a play with that soon after it arrives.
While I won't be doing anything as extreme (pun intended) as you guys, I should be able to push my E5-2650 a bit higher with some luck.
I'm also looking at buying an E5-2680 V2 for the increased core count and higher base clock.
I'll be very interested to see the results of those CPU's!

Speaking of here's results at lower mhz but tighter timings...these cpu's choke at higher frequencies if you try to push memory speed too high, I can go over 125bclk easily @ 2400 mhz but @ 2666 mhz even with looser timings at least so far it wouldn't budge. This was my base result @ 125 bclk with memory. I'm still working on what I can squeeze out of it for timings and raising BCLK to see what the max stable result is.
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I have xeon same as yours running at 4.4ghz with 1.3v on asus p9x79 pro motherboard
 

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I'm surprised it takes that much voltage....especially if you're not pushing memory much I'd bet you can keep it stable with less that mobo is very similar to mine great board.

However I have my LLC set super high so voltage increases to chip under load do you allow yours to droop? That would make a big difference.
 
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So when I tighten timings and go down mhz'wise to 2426 on memory I easily keep stability at 130 fsb after lowering multiplier. The numbers aren't bad but at least for bandwidth etc they still are bit lower than what I got at 2666 mhz so I'll have to see if any amount of tweaking will get it done at 2400 mhz memory speed.
 
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Dam, wish I could find a windfall and get me some fast ram! Sure would love to see what my 1650 v1 could do against that....
This is what you can do with it....
I actually have 32GBs of DDR3-2400 I need to get rid of ;)
Here's the RAM you could do it with!

Little things make huge difference, had to up VTT voltage and VCCSA to be lower because under load they droop differently and need to be as close as possible to matching and works wonders! Now I'm able to tweak the BCLK Nice!

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This is what you can do with it....

Here's the RAM you could do it with!

Little things make huge difference, had to up VTT voltage and VCCSA to be lower because under load they droop differently and need to be as close as possible to matching and works wonders! Now I'm able to tweak the BCLK Nice!

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I only have 16GBs left. Sold half to a friend as part of his upgrade
 
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Well I got the E5-2680 V2 installed in the X79 Extreme 11 Motherboard and it runs beautifully after straightening a couple of pins in the socket.
One issue I have though is Ram speed wont go above 1866 and I have 2 x 4Gb sticks of 2133.
Not sure what the issue is as the board's manual says it takes up to 2400MHz Ram (oc).
I have tried Auto, and manually setting the timings of 11-11-11-30 but no change, I have tried the XMP setting of 2133 also.
I have set the strap to manual so I can raise the base clock, and have the CPU at 3200 from 2800GHz.
I don't want to push it higher yet until I get the Ram running right.
Anyone familiar with the Asrock Bios settings want to chime in here?
 
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Well I got the E5-2680 V2 installed in the X79 Extreme 11 Motherboard and it runs beautifully after straightening a couple of pins in the socket.
One issue I have though is Ram speed wont go above 1866 and I have 2 x 4Gb sticks of 2133.
Not sure what the issue is as the board's manual says it takes up to 2400MHz Ram (oc).
I have tried Auto, and manually setting the timings of 11-11-11-30 but no change, I have tried the XMP setting of 2133 also.
I have set the strap to manual so I can raise the base clock, and have the CPU at 3200 from 2800GHz.
I don't want to push it higher yet until I get the Ram running right.
Anyone familiar with the Asrock Bios settings want to chime in here?
Nice, I almost bought an Asrock a few times but closest I got was my Asus board I currently have and even though they are related companies I believe Asrock has it's own bios format etc. However, just basing it off my one sample 1680v2 I'd be very surprised the CPU wouldn't do at least 2666 with the right RAM, even both of my 3900 series 32nm chips did 2400 mhz fairly easily once I figured out the settings. I'm only nervous about the bent pins because that's what I had wrong with my first Rive board and it never did quad channel due to the pins being messed up. So first thing I'd do is check to make sure it's running in quad channel....also the 125 mhz strap works best with mine for higher RAM speeds it won't even boot at 2666 mhz at 100 mhz strap.
 
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i had the x79 ex9 and with 4x2gb psc from corsair i could get 2133 after a lot of fiddling(i think it was 1 timing on auto too low like trrd on 3)
2400mhz was not reachable. this sticks did 2666 cl8 on z77
 
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Well I got the E5-2680 V2 installed in the X79 Extreme 11 Motherboard and it runs beautifully after straightening a couple of pins in the socket.
One issue I have though is Ram speed wont go above 1866 and I have 2 x 4Gb sticks of 2133.
Not sure what the issue is as the board's manual says it takes up to 2400MHz Ram (oc).
I have tried Auto, and manually setting the timings of 11-11-11-30 but no change, I have tried the XMP setting of 2133 also.
I have set the strap to manual so I can raise the base clock, and have the CPU at 3200 from 2800GHz.
I don't want to push it higher yet until I get the Ram running right.
Anyone familiar with the Asrock Bios settings want to chime in here?
I have a 2680v2 and I have the same problem. I have not seen anyone go beyond 2000Mhz with a Xeon 26XX CPU.
 
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I have a 2680v2 and I have the same problem. I have not seen anyone go beyond 2000Mhz with a Xeon 26XX CPU.
Wow, if that's the case I'm very glad I didn't go that route and got the 1680 I was considering more cores or less cost with the 2x series.
 
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i had the x79 ex9 and with 4x2gb psc from corsair i could get 2133 after a lot of fiddling(i think it was 1 timing on auto too low like trrd on 3)
2400mhz was not reachable. this sticks did 2666 cl8 on z77
Interesting, so it was a 9x series processor? I assume ex9 means that, I just saw a 9x series processor on ebay the other day after the 2680 talk here and I wondered if the 9x series also had issues with memory.
 
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Interesting, so it was a 9x series processor? I assume ex9 means that, I just saw a 9x series processor on ebay the other day after the 2680 talk here and I wondered if the 9x series also had issues with memory.
Extreme 9 version of that Motherboard.
I've also doubled the amount of RAM in my system to 16Gb now as I was unable to boot my previous Z77 system with all 4 sticks in place.
 
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sorry for not being specific:
like caring1 said -extreme 9 model tested with 3930k+later 2670v2
and on both 2400 not possible with different ram chips ! 2133 after lot of work-really a lot.
 
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sorry for not being specific:
like caring1 said -extreme 9 model tested with 3930k+later 2670v2
and on both 2400 not possible with different ram chips ! 2133 after lot of work-really a lot.
Yeah I'd blame the motherboard then because unless you had a really bad 3930k I had/have one that is average and it easily did 2400 mhz with a little fiddling and I think I got up to 2500 mhz or so stable in quad 2133 should be easy for this platform. Anyway another interesting bit I've learned is at least so far I can tweak to 126-127 mhz with Asus software in windows and it's stable...if I do it via bios and boot into windows so far it never is stable or pass a single run, interesting! So with that I just have been tightening my timings and voltages and this is best I came up with which is my 24/7 OC at the moment...

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Yeah I'd blame the motherboard then because unless you had a really bad 3930k I had/have one that is average and it easily did 2400 mhz with a little fiddling and I think I got up to 2500 mhz or so stable in quad 2133 should be easy for this platform. Anyway another interesting bit I've learned is at least so far I can tweak to 126-127 mhz with Asus software in windows and it's stable...if I do it via bios and boot into windows so far it never is stable or pass a single run, interesting! So with that I just have been tightening my timings and voltages and this is best I came up with which is my 24/7 OC at the moment...

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This wasn't stable, I thought it was but ended up having to do CHKDSK and fix some corrupted files due to few of my settings causing corruption after I tried longer sessions of PC use followed by stability tests that would only pass at very low memory usage settings and I realized that combined with program errors/crashes/issues et that something was off. However I did get a full 10 runs of IBT stable backing off a couple of the memory timings
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I got a new toy, 980ti was long in the tooth, ran very hot, was power hog and didn't OC very well, I even think it may have some issues with board it was so subpar, so I got the 1080ti on Ebay when buyer accepted 485$ as an offer! I was amazed! He had a bunch he used for mining and just wanted to dump them all. I don't always game, but now when I do, I'll use a kickass card that won't turn my room into a furnace!

I'll have to play with driver settings no matter how I do it 3Dmark tells me they aren't default so I'll have to get them proper to get valid score, I have it set to all the highest AA etc so score is probably a bit lower than it should be.
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I did not have to change anything besides dropping the multiplier from 47x to 36x. My voltages in BIOS match the Value column in the HWMonitor screenshot I posted above. VCCSA might actually be 1.2v, instead of the 1.1v reported.
I'm playing around with my CPU lately and I've figured out after bluescreens and annoying issues with 2666 mhz and 125 strap it was easier to go for tight timings on 125 strap and OC the FSB to 131 and memory is set to 2400 which is 2445 with Cas 9. Very stable and no bluescreens except when I tried 132 and that was after it passed on stress test so despite things "passing" on tests just leaving PC on for a while and random bluescreens etc can show the system may be stable for a while, but that it will fritz out when just used for enough time because it's on the edge of stability.
 
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Had to update 3dMark11 didn't have latest version and I just reset Nvidia settings to default and it gave valid result, I had a decent OC on the card but still toying with what's stable screen just annoyingly stays black for a while before driver reset if it OC is too high but it does recover. Anyway nearly 32k for performance setting definitely a nice result. Now I'm actually going to go use the card for a game so it's not a complete waste lol.
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Come on folks surely a few of you with new I5's etc who have posted have done something? Lol Me and my 2011 RIVE are getting lonely in here! Seriously, if you google x79 etc this thread comes up prominently lol, goes to show how many people are with Threadripper/Intel 8600 and the newer high end platform i9's etc. To get this thread in first few results you have to put in x79 overclocking or a couple words I forgot how I did it the other day but I was searching for tips etc on tweaking and it referred me to my own thread!
 
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I have xeon same as yours running at 4.4ghz with 1.3v on asus p9x79 pro motherboard
Since we've all been posting stuff or talking about benchmarks generally showing the power of our rigs...I'm going to show off the LACK of power I have with an 8 year old hard drive "raptor" by WD that spins at 10k. Was top of the line at the time, now it is a dinosaur, sata III drives destroy it and M2 drives just laugh at it they're so much faster. Anyway I benchmarked it yesterday lol.
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I do have a Rampage 4 Forumla, I was toying with eventually grabbing a 3930k/4930k or something like... Any suggestions?? :)
 
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Check X79 Xeon prices (unlocked ones), before buying regular i7 models.
 
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I'll take a look.. Have you a particular Xeon you'd recommend at all? :)
 
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