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post #2141 of 9802
If it's happening on 2 boards it's likely the drivers conflicting with something in ur system or a bad gpu. To properly run 4 way the gpus also have to be in 1,2,4,5 (only red pcie slots). On the other hand, when I ran tri sli I was having the same issue as you, but it just so happened that one of the cards was bad even though it tested ok. Just find that one card that crashes the setup when sli is enabled.

Yes that bios is compatible with the 3930k.
 
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post #2142 of 9802
Shamino himself said the 2003 BIOS is only for win8 certification, there's no real need to use it.

Transferred all my settings from 1304 to 1404 and no issues. I heard BIOS 1305 required more vcore, does this mean I should be able to lower my vcore?
    
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Tried the ERALL.ROM fix - didn't work. Trying on a different USB stick. Hopefully I get this thing working at some point or my whole computer is being thrown out the window.
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Tried the ERALL.ROM fix - didn't work. Trying on a different USB stick. Hopefully I get this thing working at some point or my whole computer is being thrown out the window.

Where is your window... I'll take it biggrin.gif
 
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post #2145 of 9802
Well, this may be blasphemy but I think the sweet spot for these samsung 30nm dimms is DDR3-1866 on X79. It seems to me that SB-E has alot less trouble with DDR3-1866 than DDR-2133. This weekend I set out to get at least 1 hour stable with prime95 (using 75% of RAM, 4x4GB). All these findings below are probably chip (read: IMC) dependent but what I found is:

If I run my RAM at DDR3-1866 a bunch of cool things happen:
  • My chip requires less VCORE
  • My chip requires less VCCSA
  • My chip requires less VTT
  • I can run the sammys at CL9 (and the efficiency per memTweakit is nearly the same as 2133)
  • My rendering benchmarks are the same (cinebench, SPECapc)

Proof ? thumb.gif

In BIOS: offset mode VCORE, LLC off, CPUVTT 1.15, VCCSA 1.05, VDIMM 1.47





P.S. YMMV, and if you knew this already I'm glad for you. Why didn't you speak up earlier ? biggrin.gif
Edited by ugotd8 - 7/30/12 at 1:44pm
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post #2146 of 9802
Deafboy, you almost had it.

Well, I finally got it working. I finally had time to 'properly' troubleshoot the PC. The system was able to post with one video card and only one 4gb DIMM after trying the ERAll.Rom. Even two video cards and one 4gb DIMM it wouldn't post. From there, I was able to put on the new bios (using the ASUS utility and not ROG connect), and restart. After the conversion, I put everything back and it now seems to be working correctly. Weird that it wouldn't work with more than 4GB and the two video cards.
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Deafboy, you almost had it.
Well, I finally got it working. I finally had time to 'properly' troubleshoot the PC. The system was able to post with one video card and only one 4gb DIMM after trying the ERAll.Rom. Even two video cards and one 4gb DIMM it wouldn't post. From there, I was able to put on the new bios (using the ASUS utility and not ROG connect), and restart. After the conversion, I put everything back and it now seems to be working correctly. Weird that it wouldn't work with more than 4GB and the two video cards.

Darn! mad.gif

j/k, well, kinda, lol.

Definitely glad you got things working, certainly weird but not uncommon way of getting things to work. thumb.gif
 
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post #2148 of 9802
yeah good to hear its back up and running. i had a feeling it was harder to kill one of these boards than that thumb.gif
post #2149 of 9802
@ ugotd8

is there a reason you are running CPU PLL 1.850v? Did it help with OC past 4800Mhz?

Also, how big of a vcore improvement have you seen by dropping memory freq?

Also how could I fine tune my OC without excessive stress testing? I feel like 12 hour blend for every little BIOS change is a little overkill, but my VTT and VCCSA are just set at 1.5v which was stable, although I'm sure they can go lower.
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@ ugotd8
is there a reason you are running CPU PLL 1.850v? Did it help with OC past 4800Mhz?
Also, how big of a vcore improvement have you seen by dropping memory freq?
Also how could I fine tune my OC without excessive stress testing? I feel like 12 hour blend for every little BIOS change is a little overkill, but my VTT and VCCSA are just set at 1.5v which was stable, although I'm sure they can go lower.

I have the CPU PLL at 1.875 in BIOS, I simply think I get better performance with it set there. I.E. cinebench and other render times are better. I haven't tried 1.80V TBH.

The VCORE improvement was 1.384V on load versus 1.424 on load. The biggest improvement was that I could get an hour of prime95 to pass. No matter what I did before, I would get rounding errors within 10 minutes on random cores during a prime run.

I used some quick prime95 settings to see how close it's gonna be relatively quickly. Instead of blend, choose custom. Set the min and max FTT size oh nm, here's a pic:



I let that run for ten minutes or so (2 passes). If it's OK, then I'll change the 1344's to 1792 and repeat, so all in all 25 minutes or so.

I sure hope you meant 1.15 and not 1.5 on the VTT/VCCSA, otherwise you're gonna need a protection plan. biggrin.gif
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