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X79 and/or rampage IV OC'ing thread for those of us still left....

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I realized today that the OC problem I'm having is due to two bent pins.

I'm going to try to repair them; I wonder what it costs to get a socket replaced in the States?

:(

EDIT: ~$100, I'll go that route if I must.
OUCH!
Pity X79 boards are so hard to come by...
My sabretooth costed me ~200$ used...
 

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OUCH!
Pity X79 boards are so hard to come by...
My sabretooth costed me ~200$ used...
That's rough. A couple years ago I bought another P9X79 Deluxe, the 3930k, and some extra memory from someone here at TPU for 130 USD. My old 3820 is in the other board and is basically a backup in case something happens to the 3930k and my original board. I used to crunch on it in the winter before IBM's handling of the GDPR pissed me off. I guess I'm lucky to have done it when I did.
 
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That's rough. A couple years ago I bought another P9X79 Deluxe, the 3930k, and some extra memory from someone here at TPU for 130 USD. My old 3820 is in the other board and is basically a backup in case something happens to the 3930k and my original board. I used to crunch on it in the winter before IBM's handling of the GDPR pissed me off. I guess I'm lucky to have done it when I did.
Ikr!
Question is how long X79 will be worthy nowadays.
I have my eyes on one rampage iv...200 bucks though.
Do I really need it? Do I want to invest more in a dying era?
Unfortunately B450 board and a zen1 cpu is so much better deal now.
But what if my Sabretooth breaks?
...gee whiz this a tough one.
 

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Ikr!
Question is how long X79 will be worthy nowadays.
I have my eyes on one rampage iv...200 bucks though.
Do I really need it? Do I want to invest more in a dying era?
Unfortunately B450 board and a zen1 cpu is so much better deal now.
But what if my Sabretooth breaks?
...gee whiz this a tough one.
I had quoted a review earlier in the thread, but in the grand scheme of things, a modern 6c/12t CPU is actually a lot faster than say, the 3930k I have. The question is if that performance you're getting is good enough to do what you need it to do. My 3930k does okay, most of the time.
 
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I realized today that the OC problem I'm having is due to two bent pins.

I'm going to try to repair them; I wonder what it costs to get a socket replaced in the States?

:(

EDIT: ~$100, I'll go that route if I must.
Bent pins are one of the biggest reasons I would switch from this platform, it really is a horrible design and if you like to tweak/switch processors etc it's a ticking time bomb just waiting to strike and turn your system into crap, I have a couple boards that are non functional or half functional from what appears to be some bent pins.

I may try a few more things with cooling vrams etc with this build but if the threadripper 3 is all it's cracked up to be that will end up being my next build.
 
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Got this little baby for my sabretooth x79.
Its purring like a kitten, at managable 56C with all 12 cores at 2.8Ghz.

I heard there is possiblity to OC it a bit, well it would help out with my tasks if I could maybe get it to 3ghz or something.
Still, 24 tasks at the same time is great.
Proving yet again X79 can get by nowadays,
cheers guys
 
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got a 3930k with asrock x79 with 2 bent pins(since purchase) since 5 years and still going strong
 
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Got this little baby for my sabretooth x79.
Its purring like a kitten, at managable 56C with all 12 cores at 2.8Ghz.

I heard there is possiblity to OC it a bit, well it would help out with my tasks if I could maybe get it to 3ghz or something.
Still, 24 tasks at the same time is great.
Proving yet again X79 can get by nowadays,
cheers guys
Awesome work my man!! :D :D Does that mean I'm going to have to keep tagging you in milestones even more often than before?? ;) :rolleyes: :cry::wtf::wtf::fear::peace::roll: Trying to make that sound funny and not like a numpty lol :D
 

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I just wanted to share my experience with a Rampage IV Extreme, E5-1680v2 and G.Skill 64Gb ram.

I must say it would cost so much to upgrade this rig am currently running.

BCLK strap 125
CPU 4,5GHz at 1.375v
Ram 2000Mhz, cant seam to push it more it leaves instant crashes, maybe because of 8x8 sticks of ram.

CB15 S: 158 M: 1524
Performance test shows almost as good as a 9900k except single tread performance.

Am currently paring it with a RTX 2070 and cant notice any hickups.

Any ideas how to OC it a bit higher and whats good voltage for 24/7 use
 
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Bent pins are one of the biggest reasons I would switch from this platform, it really is a horrible design and if you like to tweak/switch processors etc it's a ticking time bomb just waiting to strike and turn your system into crap, I have a couple boards that are non functional or half functional from what appears to be some bent pins.

I may try a few more things with cooling vrams etc with this build but if the threadripper 3 is all it's cracked up to be that will end up being my next build.
I have a Micro scope and can fix certain Bent pins(backwards), If anyone needs it simply PM me. I do not charge as it is free experience for me, I have been Very Lucky and even built a few systems for free by doing this. I just sold my Asus X79 Deluxe on Ebay for $100(the PCB had a crack in it) but it still worked. I'm on a X99 5930 now pretty much the same feel, but I have an MSI main board and when it doesn't like the OC I have to open the case to manually remove the battery UGH I fawking hate it!
 
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I have a Micro scope and can fix certain Bent pins(backwards), If anyone needs it simply PM me. I do not charge as it is free experience for me, I have been Very Lucky and even built a few systems for free by doing this. I just sold my Asus X79 Deluxe on Ebay for $100(the PCB had a crack in it) but it still worked. I'm on a X99 5930 now pretty much the same feel, but I have an MSI main board and when it doesn't like the OC I have to open the case to manually remove the battery UGH I fawking hate it!
My MSI board is no different, I'm not a fan of them sadly.. I wish I had gone EVGA Classified or Asrock OCF first.... :(
 

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My MSI board is no different, I'm not a fan of them sadly.. I wish I had gone EVGA Classified or Asrock OCF first.... :(
Used to have an MSI Big Bang XPower II x79 and i noticed that it really does not OC as good as my Asus board, especially with Ivy Bridge CPUs
 
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I just wanted to share my experience with a Rampage IV Extreme, E5-1680v2 and G.Skill 64Gb ram.

I must say it would cost so much to upgrade this rig am currently running.

BCLK strap 125
CPU 4,5GHz at 1.375v
Ram 2000Mhz, cant seam to push it more it leaves instant crashes, maybe because of 8x8 sticks of ram.

CB15 S: 158 M: 1524
Performance test shows almost as good as a 9900k except single tread performance.

Am currently paring it with a RTX 2070 and cant notice any hickups.

Any ideas how to OC it a bit higher and whats good voltage for 24/7 use
Depends on how cool you can keep the CPU and its VRMs -- preferrably <80C on CPU and <70C on VRMs.
Mine's at 45x100MHz with 1.312v on fixed voltage and 48GB of RAM (4x8+4x4) at 1600MHz. CPU tops out at 70C -- when it compiles Linux software on all threads. I have 120mm + 240mm rad in a custom loop cooling it though.

I've tested mine up to 1.44v for 4.7GHz, but temps were reaching 85C+ and it would eventually fail work loads and LinX stress test. I've only used the 125MHz strap before when testing performance RAM up to 2400MHz.
 
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Used to have an MSI Big Bang XPower II x79 and i noticed that it really does not OC as good as my Asus board, especially with Ivy Bridge CPUs
I've the Gaming X MSI model for X99, I'm not a fan. I tried to adjust the BCLK up by about 0.2Mhz to make it show over 4.20Ghz but when I did that it would take out my NVME drive and wouldn't show it in the boot menu... It was a nightmare..
 

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Am trying to use bios flashback to incorporate nvme and microcode updates, i cant seam to get my flashback function to work properly.

Am putting a R4E.CAP file on a fat32 usb memory in the white usb port and pressing the asus rog button

Have tried a regualr bios to to no luck, have tried both bioses.

Anybody have any ideas?
 
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@JOZone Some pendrives aren't compatible with BIOS Flashback function.
How big is your pendrive ?

PS. Here's RIVE I cooked up (LINK), one person says it works (I don't own RIVE) :D
 
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Do you have a (micro)SD card and a reader for it ?
 
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(thinking outside the box)
Q : Does your smartphone have FAT32 formatted microSD or other memory card/internal memory formatted as FAT32 ?
I'm thinking of connecting itto BIOS Flashback.
 

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Q : Does your smartphone have FAT32 formatted microSD or other memory card/internal memory formatted as FAT32 ?
I'm thinking of connecting itto BIOS Flashback.
Just got it to work.

Now its on to checking so all the fetures are there.

How do you check most of it?
 

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Hey folks,

i just registered to give a little feedback about my "new" system.

As i wanted to upgrade my old socket 1156 sys (Asus P7P55D and i7 870) i had the chance to buy a combo of an Asus Rampage IV Formula and an Xeon 2637V2 (Ivy Bridge, but locked multi).

It was much more powerful than my old sys. As i wanted to get a little more in overclocking, i got an Xeon 1650V2 on ebay. Just in time an set of GSKILL Ares 2133 32GB arrived, too.

Lovely sys and still going strong.









Cheers and greetings from germany!
 
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