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    B550 Aorus Elite XMP

    I haven't had the chance to try an updated BIOS yet. It's not an old board though, being revision 2. Profile 1 should already be enough as it explicitly states 3200MHz at 1.35V which is what the memory is supposed to run at. It's absolutely not time for an Asus board. Everyone has their own...
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    B550 Aorus Elite XMP

    "Dual 1064.5Mhz" is what CPUZ reads. I get similar readouts from tools like HWInfo.
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    B550 Aorus Elite XMP

    Same result at 1.4V - also tried manually changing the timings from 15-15-15-36 set automatically to the 16-18-18-36 advised by Corsair, to no avail.
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    B550 Aorus Elite XMP

    After having run this machine for a while I only recently noticed XMP was not enabled. A month or two back I did RMA my previous board (needlessly), shortly before I discovered the issue with Ryzen CPUs and USB disconnections, so it's possible XMP was running on the previous board, just not this...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    For now, that's absolutely the case, hence why the side fans have been left disconnected since I dropped down to a single GPU a few years back. Even an RTX3090 isn't going to be putting out the sort of heat that the old 4-GPU setup I used to run would have done, but since it'll be blowing far...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    There are 10 fans in total - 2 on the CPU cooler, 1 at the front, 1 at the rear, 2 at the top and 4 at the side. The front, rear and 2 CPU fans are currently connected to the board's fan headers already, which would leave the remaining connector to deal with all the other (currently...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    Yes, that's what I'm using in lieu of a separate fan controller, see above. I'm returning the Quadro because it's of no benefit to me without voltage support. I could replace all my fans with PWM versions (except the front one as I'm not sure such a thing exists in PWM form) but that seems just...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    What can I say, I've had countless fan controllers over the years (because most of them weren't very good!) and every one has supported voltage-based control until now, I'd never seen a fan controller that only worked off PWM before. This is on the system with the B550 Aorus Elite. Once upon a...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    OK my previous post was a bit reactionary, but I am beyond frustrated with trying to get a separate fan controller to do what motherboards now do flawlessly. After querying this with Aquacomputer, seemingly the Quadro units (and all the associated products) are PWM-only, and have no voltage...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    A bit of a thread necro, I finally got the Quadro & splitter units installed. Alas, they do not work :( Two of the four fans I connected as a test were detected, but the speed is not adjustable and the rpm values are wrong. If I wanted every fan running 100% all the time, I could have just used...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    No worries, I don't have free shipping with OcUK so I haven't really paid much more with Amazon, and given my experience with the Corsair (and another unrelated DOA component in the same order), Amazon's simple return experience is worth having!
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    Considered the Octo and ideally would have gone with it but I don't like the idea of paying 30 EUR for shipping a tiny little fan controller from Germany, so went with what was available on Amazon UK and ordered a Quadro and two Splitty9 units. That way I can group the block of 4 side fans into...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    Yeah looks the same as the Octo but a 4-port version - I might try and find somewhere else that stocks it rather than ordering it directly from Germany, but if needs must, that's what I'll do.
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    Sadly not, only the CPU fans are PWM controlled. The front and rear are the stock 230/140 fans respectively that come with the HAF932 case, the side and top are 120mm Scythe SlipStreams.
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    Yeah drilling holes is no adhesive pad though is it ;) I'm intrigued by the concept of the Octo...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    Yeah it's non-essential but there are technically 9 fans in this case. Overkill for the components inside, but after the issues with the Corsair I'm a bit wary about connecting more than one fan to a motherboard header either, though I'll take a look at Argus, thanks for the recommendation. I...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    Thanks - I was looking at Aquaeros a while back but wasn't sure what the software support was like - I don't suppose you happen to know if the current generation of units can have the display dimmed/off when not active? I'm replacing old Scythe Kaze Master units so a display is not an issue but...
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    Alternatives to Corsair Commander?

    After a recent upgrade I added a Corsair Commander unit for the purpose of having temperature-controlled fan speeds in various parts of my machine. Unfortunately, it's an absolutely terrible product. After connecting two fans to it and checking that combined they did not exceed the current...
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    Kaby Lake POST video requirement?

    It's certainly something that affects Gigabyte machines and I believe some MSIs as well - we've also had similar problems with HPs at the office, so even if it doesn't affect every brand, it's certainly not an isolated quirk of a particular board (though admittedly I thought it was the first...
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    Kaby Lake POST video requirement?

    Having worked with a few Skylake machines, the requirement to have a display connected (or a VGA dummy plug otherwise) to get them to POST using the IGP is rather irritating. To save having to actually buy one and test for myself, could anyone advise if this bug is fixed with the Kaby Lake...
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    54Mbps Router From 2005 Still Makes Millions For Linksys

    I'd still be using one now if it weren't for the upgrade from 38Mbps FTTC to 65. That was more than the unit was capable of - even now I've yet to find as stable and functional a router setup as Tomato on my old WRT54GL. Even the WRT1900AC that replaced it has a crash per year count of about 5...
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    1080 SLI Fans "revving" back and forth

    Confirmed on my Gigabyte GTX1080 FE. Running Overwatch at 1080p (no MST support means I've had to drop from 2160p to 1080p until I can get an SST display) - GPU is barely working, the heatsink is hardly warm to the touch, yet there are very brief bursts of noticeable fan noise (less than 1...
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    GTX1080 MST patch?

    From what I gather, Dell only replace 3214s with other 3214s which is no real use in this case. The firmware patches are supposed to improve the chance of getting DP Sync, but this is based on so many variables already, from which DP port is used, the length of the cable, even the temperature of...
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    GTX1080 MST patch?

    Installed my GTX1080 today only to discover that disappointingly, although perhaps unsurprisingly, it does not support the Dell UP3214Q. I have ordered a UP3216Q to replace it which is supported by modern graphics cards, but I'm just wondering, is there any update (be it software or firmware)...
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    From ATI to AMD back to ATI? A Journey in Futility @ [H]

    Interesting, if rather dfisconcerting times. Partnering up with development on IGP tech with Intel (which I assume is the objective of that partnership) could be pretty lucrative, but it only accelerates what has become an increasing concern for many - a monopoly in the high-end desktop graphics...
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    AMD's Failure Rates, Part Two (2015 Edition)

    There were lots of issues with the pumps when the Fury X was first released, to my recollection, so they're probably alluding to that. That aside, however, I have seen a few stories of leaks in AIO systems through no fault of the user. A faulty graphics card is one thing, but a water leak onto...
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    DOOM (2016) first benchmark review

    Is about the same score I get at the settings I run it at, and that seems fairly smooth to me. You should be OK at that setting I think - the game seems to need around 3GB VRAM for ultra settings, but there's no graphic for 'high' so I'm not sure how much that demand lessens. Presumably a fair...
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    DOOM (2016) first benchmark review

    GameGPU has the GTX950 showing 1920x1080 'High' settings (not Ultra) at a minimum fps of 40, average 47.
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    How prevalent are the Skylake stability issues in real world use?

    I'm not really sure both machines do display exactly the same issue - A similar problem maybe, but the symptoms aren't identical. With either of these fan controller units plugged into the front USB connection (and had the machine go down earlier proving that changing which header is used makes...
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    AMD's Failure Rates, Part Two (2015 Edition)

    Of the 18 AMD cards I've owned, 4 have been faulty, 3 of which I returned, one I didn't bother. (Two DOA Sapphire 4GB HD5970s, a DOA Sapphire HD3870 and the card I didn't return was an Asus HD3870 which had an odd software issue where it corrupted the OS of any machine it was installed in). I...
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    AMD's Failure Rates, Part Two (2015 Edition)

    Motherboards and graphics cards are the two components I find most likely to be faulty on a new build and I'd also say are the most likely demises for older PCs. The average stats assuming all brands equal (which of course they won't be) from the stats posted in that article put them in this...
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    DOOM (2016) first benchmark review

    This looks about accurate to me - running a stock GTX970 and dropping the res down to 2560x1440 for smooth gameplay I'm getting very similar frame rates to those shown in the graph, at least from the first couple of hours into the game.
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    AMD's Failure Rates, Part Two (2015 Edition)

    Pretty sure these results only cover the 12 month warranty period rather than lifetime which may explain Backblaze's stats. It also doesn't cover faulty hardware that goes unreported and isn't returned to the retailer, which would inflate all the statistics by a certain amount. My experience...
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    AMD's Failure Rates, Part Two (2015 Edition)

    Interesting, but I note that most of the sample data that gives AMD a bad rep is made up of Sapphire cards. My experience with Sapphire cards has been disgusting, far worse than indicated by the hardware.fr results, whereas other AMD brands haven't been nearly as bad. I wonder what their failure...
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    How prevalent are the Skylake stability issues in real world use?

    Wow sorry, only just noticed that! should be 2400, not 1600 (too stuck with the memory I used in my previous build) - it's on the invoice as: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black, PC4-19200 (2400), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 14-16-16-31, XMP 2.0, 1.2V I will amend the first post.
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    How prevalent are the Skylake stability issues in real world use?

    So a little update on this (no it is not a troll thread) - I'm somewhat closer to working out what the issues are here, or at least I believe I am: With the file server I decided to remove the NZXT CAM software (not just close it) controlling the GRID+ V2 fan controller as I had read reports...
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    What is the most expensive Video Card you ever bought?

    This one - Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 4GB Toxic Review but the very slightly downclocked non-toxic version with the same cooler, ran about £800 I think. It was DOA. I returned it and received another, 'hand tested' by Sapphire. That too was DOA. Retailer agreed with my diagnosis of both cards. I...
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    How prevalent are the Skylake stability issues in real world use?

    Freezing is now becoming more regular on the file server so I have updated the BIOS to version F5, removed a now redundant 2-port PCIe 1x SATA card and removed the NZXT GRID+ V2 from the system entirely (I tried just removing the USB cable but alas doing this isolates the power from the molex...
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    How prevalent are the Skylake stability issues in real world use?

    I too would find that very surprising, but it's hard to get the measure of exactly whether the 'Skylake bug' is in fact confined to specialist applications or otherwise. I'll definitely try the BIOS update on the HD3P machine and see what happens. One thing I have noticed on the file server is...
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    How prevalent are the Skylake stability issues in real world use?

    Are you saying that with respect to Skylake or just PCs in general? That's a given with an overclocked CPU, but on a CPU model with a locked multiplier that's effectively not overclockable to begin with, that seems crazy. Previous generations were able to do this without issue. Essentially what...
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