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Any new sketchup drawing? I love them! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif


I intend to revisit the STH10 Sketchup drawings once I have this system booted. So, it will be a few weeks before I update the Sketchup drawings. Then I will post them to the 3D warehouse for everyone to use.

 

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It's ALIVE!!

 

I have my MB, CPU, RAM, and SSD installed and booted to Windows 8 Preview!

 

Here is a quick photo of the parts in their new home...

 

20120324_0012.jpg

 

Here is the setup out of the case using the Tech Station: I love this Tech Station. I am glad I used those quick disconnects! Notice I pre-installed the EZ-Plug cables. I knew they would be hard to get to once the MB tray is installed into the case.

20120323_0002-Edit.jpg

Here is another view of the Tech Station:

20120323_0010.jpg

 

I haven't changed anything in the BIOS yet. I always want to establish a working baseline and perform an initial burn-in before I change things.

 

One thing I did was create a bootable USB flash drive with MemTest86+. This will boot into DOS from the USB flash drive and run a stand-alone memory test. It did not detect my 3930k CPU correctly, but it run overnight with no errors. With 16GB of RAM and the CPU running at stock 3.2GHz, it completed 4 passes in about 8.5 hours.

 

This morning I created a bootable CD with MemTest86. This will boot into DOS from a CD and run a stand-alone memory test.This one is multi-threaded!  It utilized all 6 physical cores of my 3930k CPU and it deted the CPU correctly. With 16GB of RAM, and the CPU running stock at 3.2GHz,  it completed 1 pass in about 23 minutes.

 

Installing Window 8 Preview may not have been the best idea. The ASUS AI Suite tools will not install because it is detecting an unsupported OS. I managed to load a few apps like CPU-Z, HWMonitor, and Prime95. CPU-Z has hung many times already. I changed their properities to run in Win 7 compatability mode as Admin, but still hangs often.

 

I have managed to get Prime95 to run with HWMonitor also running. It has been running for about an 30 minutes and the max CPU Package temp is 50 degrees C.

 

So, I will look for a temporary Win 7 install so I can get the ASUS tools installed and get the latest BIOS etc..

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

    
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It really is alive, you better feed it lots of GPU's to keep it satisfied! thumb.gif
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Very nice! biggrin.gif
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It really is alive, you better feed it lots of GPU's to keep it satisfied! thumb.gif


Thanks. I intend to fill it up with four GPUs. This will be a phased build. I am still in Phase 0.

Phase 1 is when I put the MB and temp GTX570 under water. The later phases will each add a "Big Kepler" GK110's when they are release later this year , replacing the temp GTX570.
 

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Very nice! biggrin.gif

Thanks.

 

Well, I loaded Win 7 without activating it. I'll get a legal copy next week. This is much better. I was able to install all the utilities I needed and now I am running with the latest BIOS (1202 dated 9-Mar-2012).

 

After setting the Ai Overclock Tuner parameter to "XMP", I am finalling running my Dominator GT 2133 RAM at their rated speed. They are getting a little warm to the touch. I have read that watercooling DDR3 RAM really isn't necessary, but maybe that statement is only for stock speed RAM. I wish the RAM had built-in tempature sensors that the BIOS could read.

 

I am following the overclocking guide on the ROG forum here. I was able to easily change a few settings and try an initial OC of 4.0 GHz. This ran Prime95 overnight with the CPU "Package" temp max'ing at 60 deg C. Here is a screenshot:

BOINC Cruncher 2012 4.0GHz Screenshot 003.jpg

The green graph of tempatures is a program that is normally used to throttle the CPU based on heat for running 24/7 BOINC (distributed computing like Folding). I use it to simply get a tempature chart that updates in real-time. It can be found here. The lone line on bottom part of that graph is the GTX570 idling.

 

I thought HWMonitor was an accurate tool, but none of its reported temptatures match the ASUS provided Probe II. Anyone have an idea what HWMonitor is reporting for those 4 MB temps?

 

Anyway, after running Prime95 at 4.0GHz and RAM at 2133 speed for 11 hours the max CPU Package tempature was 60 deg C. The OPT1 tempature is connected to a water loop sensor and it is reading about 26 deg C.

 

Now to push the OC a little bit more....

 

Cheers,

 

 

    
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I have noticed that while running Prime95 any Ram tends to get warm to very hot, this will not happen under normal operating conditions, it wouldn't hurt to put a fan blowing directly on the memory. My Crucial's tend to get very hot to a point that defies belief, it seems all Crucial Ram tend to run hot while running stress programs!
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I have noticed that while running Prime95 any Ram tends to get warm to very hot, this will not happen under normal operating conditions, it wouldn't hurt to put a fan blowing directly on the memory. My Crucial's tend to get very hot to a point that defies belief, it seems all Crucial Ram tend to run hot while running stress programs!


Thanks. I will see how the RAM temps are while running BONIC. Then decide to put a block on them or not.

 

 

I got the OC up to 4.4GHz so far and running Prime95 for 3+ hours. I know I need longer. This is as far as I'll go until I get a waterblock for the MOSFETs. There are getting toasty!

 

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Thanks. I will see how the RAM temps are while running BONIC. Then decide to put a block on them or not.


I got the OC up to 4.4GHz so far and running Prime95 for 3+ hours. I know I need longer. This is as far as I'll go until I get a waterblock for the MOSFETs. There are getting toasty!

Cheers,


 

That's a pretty sweat overclock for the 3930K, what's to Vcore voltage at? Yeah you need at least 12 hours minimum with 24 hours of absolute assurance in my book, I have had errors just after 12 hours of Prime95 on my dual core CPU! When I get my Ivy Bridge board I won't attempt to even water cool before I get a week on the MB of Prime95 while on air cooling!
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 what's to Vcore voltage at?


1.376V.  I am following the overclocking guide on the ROG forum here.

 

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I installed the Koolance waterblock for the RIVE and the EVGA/Swiftech waterblock for the GTX570 GPU.

 

Here is a photo of the stock heatsink on the RIVE. Notice that it does not cover all the MOSFETs!

 

20120330_0009.jpg

 

Here is the Koolance RIVE waterblock. It covers all the MOSFETs.

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I had to go to plan B and then plan C on the loop layout between the CPU waterblock and the MOSFET & PCH waterblocks. The problem is the height difference between the Raystorm CPU waterblock and the MB waterblocks. So, right now I have them connected with barbs and a very unsightly tall sharp bending loop. It works, but it doesn't look good.

 

I installed it all back into the case and after a few hours of leaking testing, i booted it again. I re-ran my 30 minute Prime95 tests to see the temperature differences and they are great.

 

I used a Fluke 561 IR Thermometer to measure the MOSFET temperatures before and after I installed the Koolance waterblock on the MOSFETs. The temps went from 88 deg C to 68 deg C when running Prime95 for 30 minutes at 4.4GHz and Vcore of 1.352.

 

I also use the IR Thermometer to measure the RAM while running Prime95. The RAM temps were typically about 42 Deg C when running at their specified speed of 2133 MHz and 1.5V. (4x4GB ofDominator GT's).

 

So, now that the MB waterblock is installed, I re-started my overclocking process starting at 4.4GHz. This time, the "training wheels" are off and I am setting parameters away from "Auto".

 

I completed a 12 hour run of Prime95 at 4.4GHz with the following settings:

 

Ai Tuner: XMP

BCLK: 100

Strap: 100

Turbo Multiplier: 44

SpeedStep: Disabled

CPU Load-Line Calibration: Medium

CPU Current Capability: 150%

VCCSA Current Capability: 120%

DRAM Current Capability: 130%

Vcore: 1.370

CPU Spread Spectrum: Enabled

PCIe Spread Spectrum: Enabled

 

I then completed a 12 hour run of Prime95 at 4.6GHz by just changing the Multiplier. I did not have to change anything else.

 

I then tried 4.8GHz with the settings from above plus these changes:

 

Turbo Multiplier: 48

CPU Load-Line Calibration: High

CPU Current Capability: 160%

 

One thread failed after 1 minute of Prime95.

 

I changed the CPU LLC to Ultra-High and the CPU Current Capability to 170% and re-started Prime95. It failed after about 1.5 hours. It was a "soft" failure. Meaning that Prime95 simply reported an error in one thread and continued with the other threads. Windows is still running. Even though I set the Vcore to 1.370 in the BIOS, CPU-Z reports it as 1.416V when fully loaded by Prime95.

 

So, I could be happy with 4.6GHz, but I am open to any ideas of what BIOS settings to change next to try 4.8GHz.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

PS: I did slide in a run of BOINC overnight now that the GPU is watercooled. The fully loaded GPU tempature was 77 deg C on air and now it is 35 deg C on water! (as reported by GPU-Z when the GPU was 98% loaded for 30+ minutes)

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

 

    
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