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Windows 7: Time to build a monster

22 Sep 2014   #51
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Ah...i see what you meant by Monster!!




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22 Sep 2014   #52
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lava King View Post
Sorry for serial posts...


I'm thinking I should have bought a cheap air cooler for bench testing. My EVGA Superclock cooler doesn't do Socket 2011.


Ooh, look! I'm quoting my own post!


Silly me, Socket 1366 coolers will fit on Socket 2011 and the EVGA Superclock will fit Socket 1366. However, I have an Asetek water cooler (about the same as H50) that I'm going to use for the bench testing.

I'm not going to dismantle the Core 2 machine until the X99 has been tested.
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22 Sep 2014   #53
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just to let you know Kent in case you don't already.

Fitting a cooler on the 2011 socket is the easiest thing in the world, I was so happy when I fitted mine. No crap of a backplate and trying to fiddle around with 1 hand behind and 1 in front. You just lay the board flat, align the cooler and screw it straight in. It's a total breeze mate! Just a couple of mins and it's done.
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22 Sep 2014   #54
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just got home from UPS office, look what I found there.

(plus the parts that I got Friday)

It's my day off tomorrow, I'll get started on bench testing bright and early.


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22 Sep 2014   #55
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That looks great, but how can you wait until tomorrow? I couldn't sleep. That Motherboard box looks huge.
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23 Sep 2014   #56
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Awesome Kent, have fun!
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23 Sep 2014   #57
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

First impressions:

The motherboard is very heavy, could be the heatsinks and socket.

Cooler mounting is a breeze, all sockets should be made that way.

The on-board buttons are great for bench testing.

The orange sockets aren't as obnoxious as I thought they would be.

Only 4 sticks of ram in an 8 socket system looks sparse.

There are some odd incompatibilities with Windows 7 SP1 that may or may not be fixed by updates, I'll find out when I connect to the net.

The highest clock I've seen so far is 3.7 GHz with everything set to stock, don't know how many cores that clock applied to.

The lowest clock I've seen is 1 GHz when sitting idle at the desktop.

The cheesy Asetek cooler works fine, idle temp is 20C, highest I've seen is 26C. Of course when this is properly installed I'm going to be using the H105.

Catzilla gives me a hard system lock, have to power off.

Using an HDD is S L O W ! ! !
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23 Sep 2014   #58
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lava King View Post
First impressions:

The motherboard is very heavy, could be the heatsinks and socket.

Cooler mounting is a breeze, all sockets should be made that way.

The on-board buttons are great for bench testing.

The orange sockets aren't as obnoxious as I thought they would be.

Only 4 sticks of ram in an 8 socket system looks sparse.

There are some odd incompatibilities with Windows 7 SP1 that may or may not be fixed by updates, I'll find out when I connect to the net.

The highest clock I've seen so far is 3.7 GHz with everything set to stock, don't know how many cores that clock applied to.

The lowest clock I've seen is 1 GHz when sitting idle at the desktop.

The cheesy Asetek cooler works fine, idle temp is 20C, highest I've seen is 26C. Of course when this is properly installed I'm going to be using the H105.

Catzilla gives me a hard system lock, have to power off.

Using an HDD is S L O W ! ! !
Reviewed here: Gigabyte X99 SOC Force Motherboard Review

For Ram, is that not the best for overclocking to have only 4 sticks in main slots than all fill up in such board?
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23 Sep 2014   #59
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm not sure about the actual architecture of the X99 chips, but for all other sockets it is best. All other ones have 2 memory controllers in the CPU. By using only one of them, it puts less strain on the CPU and is better for overclocking and most everything else. Now the quad channel on the X99, I'm not sure how many memory controllers they have on chip, but the philosophy should be the same. Even if they have 4, using only 2 would be better for the stress on the CPU. But, I really don't know how it is set up. I do know, and it's common sense, the less strain you have on the CPU, the better it will function. Many of the big overclockers, when going for a high overclock will even downclock their ram before trying, to reduce the strain on the CPU. I've seen a lot of them running 2400MHz or higher ram, downclock it to 1333 before going for a high overclock.
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23 Sep 2014   #60
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Whoa! 16 threads looks awesome! Doing a bit of testing with Prime 95.


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