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Windows 7: My SkyLake 6700k Journey

30 Oct 2015   #1
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
My SkyLake 6700k Journey

Well Ladies and Gents this is a little about my new build and the Journey i went on to get it done glad it's over


Anyway about all when building a Skylake platform you have to make sure you go into Bios and fix legacy support for USB 2.0 or you'll be dead in the water trust me on this have been fighting this beast for 2 days


I even swapped Motherboards I had a Gigabyte Gaming 7 but the USB froze and couldn't get it to work no mater what i did

So now i am using a Asrock Fatality K6

Anyway my Build consist of these parts

I7-6700K CPU

Ram 32GB of Gskill TridentZ 3200MHZ

Asrock Fatality Z170 K6 Gaming MotherBoard

CD/DVD Burners Pioneer /Asus

Samsung Evo 840-250GB OS

500GB Seagate Barracuda

640GB Toshiba

1TB Seagate Barracuda

500GB WD-MYBOOK Backup

Cooling Corsair H110i GT

Corsair HX1050 PSU

Case Phanteks Enthod Case

Here are some Benches and Pics The last picture with the PC on is with the Gigabyte G1 Board that wouldn't work




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30 Oct 2015   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I failed to mention i already overclocked it to 4.6 Ghz you can see it on my Firestrike run
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30 Oct 2015   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

My CineBench @ 4.6Ghz


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30 Oct 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh no you polluted it with win-8 ouch and 10
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30 Oct 2015   #5
essenbe

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

Looks good Tommy. Good looking rig. Glad you got it running. How do you like it?
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30 Oct 2015   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Looks good Tommy. Good looking rig. Glad you got it running. How do you like it?
It's a good rig just unhappy i had to trade the Gigabyte Board for a Asrock but none the less it does the Job i just don't understand how both boards locked up the USB

If any of you purchase a Z170 makes sure to go into Bios and mark USB Legacy or you'll be stuck like me
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30 Oct 2015   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Oh no you polluted it with win-8 ouch and 10
Polluting on Enhancing windows 7 wouldn't let me use all 32GB of ram

Besides that it's much smoother oh yeah and it was Win 10
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31 Oct 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Still sweet buddy great job by the way
Too bad about the gigabyte board but I'm sure the AsRock is better anyway
Yep home premium is like that you would need 7 pro to use all the good stuff I hear but 32gb of ram is an extreme amount
16gb is all good

I did get a 7 pro just haven't used it yet still planning my way to 10 not sure how it will go
Still have a 8 pro upgrade unused :/
Might eventually be on this 7 home premium and I'll buy 10 next year sometime if it suites.
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31 Oct 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
i just don't understand how both boards locked up the USB
Are you referring to the installation of Windows 7 on Z170 boards?

As I understand it, by default the Z170 chipset and BIOS will not support full USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller (EHCI) mode. This means that USB devices will not work without an XHCI environment.

[PSA] Z170 chipset may affect Windows 7 users - www.hardwarezone.com.sg

It's a known issue and there are workarounds that vary between motherboard manufacturers.

Enabling USB legacy support in the UEFI is one such workaround.

Some BIOSes have a choice to "enable Windows 7 Installation" or "EHCI mode".

ASRock has a USB 3 support patch for Windows 7 installation. As an alternative, you can also download the USB drivers and add them to a Windows ISO.

I don't have any personal experience with this stuff yet, but I'm planning on a Skylake machine (6600K) and that's what I've discovered from studying so far.
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31 Oct 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I really didn't see manufactures limiting sells of z170's just for 8 or 10
7 is still way too popular for that to happen unless M$ starts subsidizing losses to them

Funny thing is 8 and 10 are all downloaded iso's and 7 has mostly cd's so what's up with that no usb support activated
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