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    still need a separate sound card?

    Okay, thanks for that explanation! It kinda leaves me wondering what the (onboard) audio card really does then, aside from being a glorified DAC. :) And does USB onky support stereo? I also have an SPDIF on my mobo (ALC1150). I'd like to get a dedicated card, but I'm hearing very bad things...
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    still need a separate sound card?

    Pardon my ignorance, but the latter is something I never understood. How can audio travel via USB? (And bypass your onboard audio, no less) I mean, isn't all audio ouput generated by your (onboard) audio card? I was thinking of maybe getting a https://www.schiit.com/products/modi-1 for a...
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    i7-7800x Delidding Catastrophe? Resoldering micro resistors?

    Seems to me like, indeed, his CPU isn't making proper contact. I doubt the OP is a n00b in the field, but yes, delidding (obviously) means you need to accomodate for 1 mm or so surplus room between CPU and heatsink. A good liquid metal compound (not applied too thin) should do the trick, IMHO...
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    i7-7800x Delidding Catastrophe? Resoldering micro resistors?

    These temps are not that horrible per se, for full load. The cores of my old i7 6700k (unlidded) all sit around 59c on air (with a fan-profile of 'silent'). But your delidded CPU should indeed be way lower, especially on water cooling.
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    ASUS Z170 Premium VCCSA voltage too high?

    Indeed, I wound up just setting those voltages manually. :)
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    Air cooling world record in a miniITX case

    You're right: my bad. I must have had it confused with the P5 or something. In that case (pun intended), I don't get why ppl are so upset over the topic title, as the P1 is literally marked as 'Mini ITX'. EDIT: While I'm correcting myself, it wasn't even an E-ATX board you were trying to...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    The HP Z8 G4 Workstation may be the thing for me. :) And it seems they're selling the dual Platinum Xeons too. I may postpone getting a new car by a year, LOL, but it's premade, hassle-free, and with a 5-year maintenance contract, little could actually go wrong.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    I may well just go with an HP, pre-made system, yes. I just hate the idea of ruining a $10,000 Cpu. :) I actually worked for HP for a while (at their server department, no less), so I know what they have to offer. But yeah, hardware tends to be 'proprietary' for systems like that.
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    ASUS Z170 Premium VCCSA voltage too high?

    A few weeks ago, I finally enabled XMP on my old Z10 Premium board from ASUS. Looking at the voltages, though, I'm a bit concerned about the value of VCCSA. It's supposed to be at 0.92v stock, with a 1.3v max, and preferably not above 1.15, if I understood things correctly. Mine is at 1.216v...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    P.S. Perhaps I should clarify a bit. I have some physical disabilities (to my hands, primarily) that make me shy away from too overcomplicated and/or extreme precision work. Hence, I can't do custom loops, or (perhaps?) do sockets that may require too much precision to assemble a cooler on. So...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Thx for the feedback, guys. The lack of a traditional ILM does concern me a bit, though. Especially watching Der8auer's delidding vid, and hear him talk about losing 2 channels. At first glance, I thought it was just a matter of too large a heatsink, but apparently the loss wasn't permanent, and...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Hehe, yeah, I figured as much. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. :) Thx.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    And now for the million dollar question (or, rather, the $20,000 question), would 2x w-3175X CPU's fit inside https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/WS-C621E-SAGE/HelpDesk/ ? Support page doesn't list the CPU, but it's the same socket.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Yes, I read about that, the other day. Something about the lack of a traditional retention backplate or something. I didn't quite get it, though. I mean, wouldn't the same issue exist with an air cooler?! Also, I was actually hoping to overclock a little. Like at least all cores as 4 Ghz...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Thanks for the vids! :) Looks like the ASUS one may actually be a bit better, after all.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Thanks! I didn't even realize you could air-cool a 3647 socket. :)
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Yes, I noticed. But Asetek still isn't shipping their 690LX-PN Liquid Cooler outside the US. (And I don't want to build a custom loop, as I simply suck at that stuff, and risk losing $4,000 in the process of having a leak). I fired off an annoyed email at Asetek about it, though. EDIT: P.S. Is...
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    Intel's 9th Generation Core Family - Coffee Lake (Refresh)

    This doesn't surprise me, really, and I always expected this: less hardware on the same chip = less heat = better overlock potential. :) Thx for confirming it, though.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    This 'omnipath interconnects' thingy wouldn't be relevant on a single mobo with dual socket, though, right?! But yeah, dual-sockets boards are what makes Xeons tempting, after all. If they had dual-socket boards for 2066... but I haven't found any. EDIT: For example, I was looking at...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Thanks for your reply. 'worse performance than a 9900K' pretty much seals (or closes, rather) the deal. Even though I could probably even afford 2x Xeon 8180's, I'm not entirely sure I want to (that's like the price of a mid-size car). I think building a system for like $6,0000-$10,000 feels...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    After seeing a wicked dual-Xeon system here, I began to wonder, are Intel Xeon Scalable Processors really worth it? I mean, as opposed to, say, a dual 2066 socket system? (Provided I can find one, that is). Surprisingly, if you google for 'Scalable Processors'. most of what you're getting is...
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    Air cooling world record in a miniITX case

    It's still an impressive build, by any stretch of the imagination. I don't fully get why he didn't get a P7 then, though, instead of trying to squeeze an E-ATX motherboard into a mITX case (technically, his case supports ATX -- so I'm not sure why they market it as mITX -- but not E-ATX).
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    i7-7800x Delidding Catastrophe? Resoldering micro resistors?

    The thing with resistors is... they're kinda sensitive to resistence. And manual soldering tends to add extra (unwanted) resistence. Good luck with your friend. I hope he is as skilled as yo say he is.
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    Air cooling world record in a miniITX case

    LOL. You're running with 2x XEONS that cost $10,000 each, and then I see this cheap-*ss stereo speaker system on your desk. :P
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    Very odd Gigabyte Aorus Master MB OC behavior (help)

    As a n00b myself, LOL, just to cover the basics, you did unlock things like Short/Long Duration Power Limit, right? Otherwise your CPU won't be able to draw power beyond its listed TDP.
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    Can i9 9980XE be cooled with Be-Quiet Silent Loop 360?

    For the white ASUS 299 Prime Deluxe II motherboard, I was thinking of this case: http://www.lian-li.com/pc-o11-dynamic/ It has enough room for 2x 360mm rads. And I've reached an age, LOL, where I don't necessarily want to show off, but still want a styllish computer on my desk; like maybe...
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    Can i9 9980XE be cooled with Be-Quiet Silent Loop 360?

    A most peculiar site. It seems they have removed/discontinued their 360mm rad. Pretty sad, is it got glowing reviews, like https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/ek_mlc_phoenix_360_aio_cpu_gpu_liquid_cooling_review,10.html
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    Can i9 9980XE be cooled with Be-Quiet Silent Loop 360?

    I was thinking of using this board: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/PRIME-X299-DELUXE-II/ I was, i n fact, thinking about air cooling first; like with the https://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/1378 People told me the Dark Rock 4 Pro wouldn't be able to cool an i9 9980XE @ 4 Ghz 'all-core'...
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    Can i9 9980XE be cooled with Be-Quiet Silent Loop 360?

    Thanks for your reply. Noise is a consdideration for me too. I don't want a vacuum cleaner in my case, per se. :) That semi-AIO thing you least looks like a hulluva cooling system, though. I want an i9-9980XE, btw, because I do a lot of video (x264) rendering. Last job I did, a few days ago...
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    Can i9 9980XE be cooled with Be-Quiet Silent Loop 360?

    I intend to buy a new system, based on the i9 9980XE. I want to have at least all cores running at 4.0 Ghz. As it is, I heard you can't even get all cores to run at 3.8 Ghz (as Intel prettty much 'cheated' on the TDP, as it needs far more than 165W for that). So, tl;dr, can it be done with this...
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    SOLVED!Has anyone gotten to the bottom of CPU PLL OC/VCCPLL OC voltage directly affecting Core temps

    I realize I'm a little late to the game, but CPU PLL OC Voltage (AID64) seems to be at 0.592V (for an XMP Profile): Voltage Values CPU Core 1.264 V +3.3 V 3.312 V +5 V 5.000 V +12 V 12.192 V +3.3 V Standby 3.376 V VBAT Battery 3.136 V CPU PLL 1.240 V CPU PLL OC 0.592...
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    Alternative Sil 3132 on ESXi 6

    I now bought a new SATA3 card with an ASMedia ASM1061 chipset (which is known to work with ESXi 6). Elsewhere I saw my fears confirmed “The silicon Images chipsets are known for their instability. Heavy loads on them will cause the chipset to lockup, or crash. BSODing Windows, or cause other...
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    Alternative Sil 3132 on ESXi 6

    I'm running ESXi 6.0 u2, with a simple 2-port Silicon 3132 chipset, which I strongly suspect of PSOD-ing my machine ever so often. Does anyone know a good, *officially supported* alternative for the deprecated 3132 chipset?! Their HCL doesn't seem to contain any controllers at all. And most...
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    Samsung 950 PRO [Official Thread]

    I think, in my case, the 10% missing is just from the Data Migration tool having only cloned the original C: partition.
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    Samsung 950 PRO [Official Thread]

    Yes, btw, I installed the drivers (Win 10 has native NVM drivers too, btw; but the dedicated Samsung one is better, of course0 And it *is* kind of a big deal to me, as now I lost that 10% surplus space altogether (it's not just 'unused' in disk managment, it's just gone). At first I thought it...
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    Samsung 950 PRO [Official Thread]

    Samsung Magician has an 'OS Optimization' section (which I had configured for long life span). That includes the overpartitioning (default 10%), so the disc will suffer less. When I boot from the 950 Pro, though, and start Samsung Magician, it just tells me my SSD doesn't support that.
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    Samsung 950 PRO [Official Thread]

    To my great surprise, I was even able to boot my new 950 Pro from my old P6X58D Premium motherboard just fine (via PCIe_x4 slot).
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    Samsung 950 PRO [Official Thread]

    I just installed a new Samsung 950 Pro. Works great, except Samsung Magician 4.9.7 says "This ssd does not support OS optimization." Say what?! I find that hard to believe. And there are only about 3 google entries for it. Does anyone else have this issue too? I'd really like 'overpartitioning'...
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    Asus Z170-PREMIUM audio?!

    Did some more checking, and seems both mobos use the Realtek® ALC1150 (and SupremeFX is just a slightly different wrapper). Even the X99 Sabertooth sports the Realtek® ALC1150 chpset, so it's all good. :)
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    Asus Z170-PREMIUM audio?!

    I was looking at the MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA before, until today I saw the Z170-PREMIUM. The latter is even a bit more expensive, but I suspect if to have to have inferior audio: Z170-PREMIUM = Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3 MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA =...
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