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post #1 of 22
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I have been having random issues all over the place with my system, and I was wondering what other peoples revision numbers of their sandybridge-E cpu's and mobos are. My cpu is a 3930k c1 stepping 6 model D, and my motherboard is an asus p9x79 pro rev.1.xxx, and it came with a beta bios that I have since updated.

some of my random issues include slow load times with my RAID SSD's, my keyboard randomly and frequently keeps disconnecting and I have to constantly replug it, and my CPU requires a lot of voltage to run stable. Its now at 4.8ghz with 1.55v. another strange issue is sometimes the sata 2 ports (hdd removable drive bay and cd drive) wont read its media and I have to reboot.
any thoughts?
post #2 of 22
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I have been having random issues all over the place with my system, and I was wondering what other peoples revision numbers of their sandybridge-E cpu's and mobos are. My cpu is a 3930k c1 stepping 6 model D, and my motherboard is an asus p9x79 pro rev.1.xxx, and it came with a beta bios that I have since updated.
some of my random issues include slow load times with my RAID SSD's, my keyboard randomly and frequently keeps disconnecting and I have to constantly replug it, and my CPU requires a lot of voltage to run stable. Its now at 4.8ghz with 1.55v. another strange issue is sometimes the sata 2 ports (hdd removable drive bay and cd drive) wont read its media and I have to reboot.
any thoughts?

These are strange issues - are you using pre-production units of the CPU, board, ram, SSD, etc?

Have you updated to the latest BIOS for your board and updated the firmware for your SSD's?

I am using a pre-production CPU and WAS using pre-production ram. The CPU is fine, but the first batch of ram I got had some compatibility issues that caused some strange problems - not exactly like what you are experiencing, but still strange.
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
The problem is I don't know if I have pre-production parts, I'm asking so I can find out. My bios is the latest, and my ssd's have the newest firmware.
for the record, my drives are Corsair Force GT 120gb, and ram is G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB 1600mhz quad channel.
post #4 of 22
Did you buy your parts from a store/online or did the manufacturer send them to you before they were released?

Chances are pretty good that if you bought the parts they are NOT pre-production units and are final retail versions. Based on the parts you listed, it doesn't look like there would be a compatibility issue. You mentioned that your CPU requires a lot of voltage to run stable - does that mean it is NOT stable at stock settings?
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
The motherboard I bought from canada computers the day after it became available, and the processor and RAM I got from newegg on november 16. The motherboard was bought about a week before the newegg order. My CPU used to run at stock, but its flakey now and requires at least approx. 1.325v to run stable under normal load conditions. (I do a lot of audio rendering)
post #6 of 22
Considering the variety of problems you have detailed, it is possible that your board is faulty and you need to RMA it. If the problem was actually your CPU I think you would have different problems.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
damn, I was afraid of that, now I'll have to be computerless for a few weeks. Out of curiosity, what problems did you have before?
post #8 of 22
- I had ram compatibility problems where I was getting a boot loop and could not get my system properly booted - swapped out the ram it fixed the problem
- had random BSOD which was due to early firmware on my SSD, once I updated the firmware I haven't had a BSOD since
- After I updated the BIOS on my board recently my CPU started showing up in CPU-Z as a 3930k instead of the 3960x that it is. I installed an Intel utility and CPU-Z is once again seeing my CPU as a 3960x
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yea, I one time had a ram compatibility issue on my old i7 build. Had 3x ocz reapers that came as a triple channel kit. After months of diagnosing, I traced it to the ram and it took a while for me to find the small print on the packaging, but it said "not intended for triple channel" tongue.gif Then why ocz were you selling the 3 sticks in a kit? lol anways, glad you solved your problem. I'll RMA my board next week. I've got to finish my songs first smile.gif
post #10 of 22
rev 1.0+ on a motherboard isn't pre-production.

your Cpu also isn't pre-production unless it says Intel Confidential on it, and in CPU-Z it says (ES) next to the CPU.
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Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
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