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    Need mobo for 3600x

    Thanks for the advice, I'm tempted to wait too, but it appears the age of the 2600k and it's chipset are causing trouble with the intel wireless transmitter. I have the 3900x on this computer with a X570 chipset and 128gb of ram! Great system - 24 threads means I can multitask cpu intensive...
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    Need mobo for 3600x

    Hi, I hoping to upgrade my wireless HTC vive computer. It's on it's last legs with a 2600k oc to 4.8 and a 1080 gpu. For now, I just want to upgrade the mobo, cpu and ram on a bit of a budget. Main issue is the X570 mobo's are expensive. So I've turned to older B450 mobo's for the lower...
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    True, it was stable though at 1.35, instability in p95 showed at 1.325 so pretty narrow margin I agree.
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    Ok, I reset to stock and then just changed PBO from auto to enabled. Core voltage on auto runs around 1.43v which seems crazy, but that drops to 1.32 under load. With PBO enabled during cb20 load I'm seeing 4.05 exactly as you guys predicted. So next up I'll test the per core oc as per the...
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    Hmm, ok I'll check, still learning my way around amd bios. I tested p95 small fft at 4.3ghz manual and 1.325v and get instant errors. So I'm resetting to stock and keep testing. Thanks for all the info.
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    If I'm loading the chip all cores, it's running at stock 3.8, so manual of 4.3 makes a big difference: eg. 7500 cinebenchr20 up from 6950
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    I have the thermaltake 360 in a Fractal R6 case. I'll try the voltage a little lower, thanks for the link - I'll try it and see how it goes!
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    Unfortunately I do both, solidworks and FEA are strongly single threaded and rendering / point cloud software is incredibly multi-threaded (like 100% utilization for 8 hours importing data on my previous 8700k). I knew about PB and PBO but not PB2? More research required.
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    I would see 4.6 on single core just watching the load on Core Temp though so can't speak about the accuracy of that. I'm currently running 1.35v for the 4.3 manual with LLC at 3, so I see a droop to 1.34 under load. Just now though I'm reading that 1.35 may be a little too high? Aida64...
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    3900x oc to 4.3 question

    Hi, I have my 3900x running at 4.3 all cores. So that's fine, improves the cinebench r20 score (7500), but by manually forcing all cores to 4.3 it means they are allways there, and I'm missing out on the boost to 4.6 on single threaded apps. I'm new to the amd bios environment so I'll keep...
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    128gb memory for 3900x?

    Hi, I would like 4 32gb modules at 3200. Corsair doesn't sell a 4x32 kit at that speed ( I think 2600 they top out at). But they do sell these 2x32gb modules. https://www.newegg.ca/corsair-64gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236586 Do you think 4 of these would work ok? Mobo is...
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    Asus motherboard for Z370? So many models?

    HI, I'm looking for a few Z370 motherboards for 8700k processors. With 64gb of ram. These are workstations, which I've built for years, and for a long time I'd used the sabertooth boards. But now they have gone away and the Asus model list is so extensive I have no idea what to pick or how...
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    Flaky power on with Asus z170 sabertooth mark 1??

    So, with this system, I've now swapped the mobo, the case and the psu and it still wont reliably power on. So, must be the ram or cpu or video card??? Loosing my marbles on this system. I've never seen anything like it. Motherboards lights up, but wont turn on, doesn't even try. But then...
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    Flaky power on with Asus z170 sabertooth mark 1??

    Hi, I have a 2yr old system with a asus z170 sabertooth mark 1 motherboard. It reached a state where it wouldn't power-on. Seemed like it was a bad case power switch at the time (about a month ago). So I switched the guts into a new case (330r blackout edition /corsair carbide) Now, it's...
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    Asus TUF Z270, wrong size for ATX??

    Hi, I just grabbed one of these boards and it's 12" x 9.2" instead of 9.6" and is missing 2 holes at the right edge corners, and the middle hole on the right edge has no standoff in my case! What gives? I have to use it in this case for now, it's entire right side is unsupported. Not sure...
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    Looking for a laptop, having a hard time!

    Where I live they aren't available in the store
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    Looking for a laptop, having a hard time!

    It wont come until first week of June, I'll let you know - I ordered a pressure sensitive pen as well.
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    Looking for a laptop, having a hard time!

    Cool, that's what I was looking for - bought one last night, basically identical to the xps15 spec wise (although the xps has 4gb vram) but it adds the 360 hinge. Thanks!
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    Looking for a laptop, having a hard time!

    Hi, I'm looking for a laptop with pretty flexible minimum specs. But certain combinations don't seem to be available. Note, a high end surface book (the new one) would probably be great - but screen size is too small. 15.6 or 17" screen, Convertible touchscreen Pressure pen included or...
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    Help restoring from old tape backups

    My best result was on the travan-8 tapes, backup exec can read tape 2 , 3 and 4 but always ask to insert tape1, which it then says is unreadable :(
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    server2008 (whs2011) bsod classpnp.sys - resolve by achi in bios?

    I know right? Sad part is I'm pretty sure this happened to me before years ago and I forgot about the battery again :(
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    server2008 (whs2011) bsod classpnp.sys - resolve by achi in bios?

    Ok, lol I solved this - classicly the mobo had been on 24/7 for so long the onboard battery had died, that defaulted to IDE, so resetting it to ACHI of course fixed it, and resetting the windows clock fixed the dashboard issue.
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    server2008 (whs2011) bsod classpnp.sys - resolve by achi in bios?

    Hi, I have a whs2011, I moved it from one location to another and somehow it would no longer boot, instead it would bsod which in safemode would happen at the classpnp.sys line. Out of frustration or desperation and googling I found some reference to ACHI or SATA = compatablie. No reason to...
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    Help restoring from old tape backups

    Hi MixmanSC, thanks for the info, I've gone back to a new XP install and then under xp tried the following: zDat dump, uraninium backup, tape administrator and iperius backup, and the builtin NT backup. In most cases the software can see the tape but never finds anything, I'd love to try...
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    LastPass Working on Yet Another Security Fix

    I've used lastpass for years with 2fa and yubikey, also can only login from canada, also auto logs out any devices when I login anywhere, also timesout. So thumbs up!
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    Help restoring from old tape backups

    Hi, thanks so much for the info! I've tried to find an old backup exec but no luck, the new veritas trialware wont install on a desktop, only on a server. So I'm not able to try it. Tapeware I did try because it came with the ADR2 drive. Everyway I've tried so far provides no clue that it...
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    Help restoring from old tape backups

    Hi, I have some old tapes that are supposed to have data on them from 2002, but no one remembers what was used to create them. There are 2 kinds of tapes. TRAVAN-8 and ADR2 cartridges. I built up an old system, bought the 2 tape drives and installed an older os (vista) that has ntbackup...
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    Need 4x16 ddr4 for asus maximus ix formula

    Thanks, thats what I was hoping! wasn't sure as I'm new to the z270. I went with this: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232208&ignorebbr=1&_ga=1.120400842.358891608.1484170733
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    Need 4x16 ddr4 for asus maximus ix formula

    Hi, Can I use gkill ripjaw v series 4x16gb ddr4 in this motherboard? That ram says z170, but can I assume z170 kits will work on z270 boards? The qvl list doesn't really help as it's all over the map showing kits that out number the ram slots on the mobo! Thanks!
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    6700k skylake, cpu voltage question on sabertooth z170 mark1

    Thanks and I did read the link previously so I understood the sequence, I guess the way I phrased the question didn't make a ton o' sense. I get it though that testing cpu v on manual until you find the lowest stable voltage you are comfortable with and then upticking it a bit and switching to...
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    6700k skylake, cpu voltage question on sabertooth z170 mark1

    Ok, thanks for the info, I'll test it now. What version p95 are you running at what mode? Handbrake I have no experience with but I'll look into it. And when you say ' hit a vcoore of under 1.3' I thought that adaptive would hardcode my vcore at load to whatever I set. So are you saying...
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    6700k skylake, cpu voltage question on sabertooth z170 mark1

    Update, currently testing x264, with the test batch file, cpu holding at 62c. Cpu mulitplier = 44 Using XMP for the ram, g.skill 64gb @2.8 cpu volt: adaptive 1.33 offset .0001 LLC = auto Cpu power phase control = optimized VRM spread spectrum = disabled Everything else is stock. So, I...
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    6700k skylake, cpu voltage question on sabertooth z170 mark1

    I agree, but last year when I was asking about skylake it was mentioned that pime can hit new chips/chipsets too hard. Realbench or x264 was brought up as suitable replacements. But I'm all ears if opinions have changed?
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    6700k skylake, cpu voltage question on sabertooth z170 mark1

    Thanks for the link. I hear you - I'm currently testing adaptive set at 1.33 with a .0001 offset added. Runs realbench fine, but temps are notably hotter than when just using auto. I suppose maybe 1.33 is higher than needed considering I'm only at 44 multiplier? edit: by higher temps I mean...
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    6700k skylake, cpu voltage question on sabertooth z170 mark1

    Hi, I'm doing some more overclocking on this mobo/cpu combo. I'm really a little confused on the cpu voltage settings. I can do a low overclock of 4.4 and just leave the cpu voltage on auto. But if I set it to say adaptive mode, + offset, and set voltage to 1.32 etc. then I'll get a...
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    identical computers, cloning with clonezilla

    Hi, I am building several identical computers, exactly the same hardware in everyone - so the only difference is the serial numbers. I also have new win7 pro product id's for each one. I don't believe it's worth my time to go through automated installation kit and windows pe etc. when I can...
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    :( asus Z170 sabertooth mark1 - boot_device_led

    Hi, thanks pendragon1! I did get it going, the unfortunate thing was is that there was absolutely nothing wrong - the lack of video output after the first post was entirely due to a dp-hdmi adapter. So, it was kind of a comedy of errors but without the humour! Because it posted to the...
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    :( asus Z170 sabertooth mark1 - boot_device_led

    Hi, I just built a new system with the above Mobo, booted up at first and basically all I did was in the ai menu change to XMP profile, so the g.skill ram would run at 2800 etc. Rebooted, and now, all I get is red boot_device_led. I tried every manner of resetting the bios to default, from...
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    htc vive, upgrade to dual 1070's or upgrade to 1080?

    I tried the 1080 in raw data, works well - but I noticed that any changing of iq options in the settings seems to cause display corruption, everything gets really blurry until a restart, yet the game doesn't prompt a restart.
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    htc vive, upgrade to dual 1070's or upgrade to 1080?

    Thanks for the info. I'm using an older gaming rig with a 2600k so I'll have to look at the cpu usage and see if an upgrade is needed there. In the meantime, I'm picking up the 1080 today! ZOTAC GeForce 1080GTX 8G DDR5 AMP EDITION 3DISPLAY PORT + HDMI +DVI #ZT-P10800C-10P
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