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post #491 of 1592
Well, I'm soon to 'join the family' as well. I ordered a Extreme6/GB and a 3820. I've had the itch to but something to put my old 780i Q6600 setup out to pasture. With IB looking to be about the same as SB, but w/some added features, ending the 1155 socket, I figured I'd go the 2011 route cheap and have IB-E as an upgrade option in a year or so.

Got a Noctura NH-D14 and some new-fangled DDR3... 16 MBs of G.skill that should run 2133. Going in my current Antec 902. Should be tight but it's got pretty great airflow. 460 GTX SLI will carry over till the 670 or 660s come out, get cheap, and I see if I want to take the plunge.

I'd just moved from NY to GA (I'm in the navy) and when I pulled my computer out... hooked it up and was reminded how hot and tapped out it was at 3.8 Ghz at 1.5v (my gaming profile... I had 3.0 Ghz at 1.3 as a 'just kickin' around profile) I figured it was time to take the plunge. I don't want to wait for a revision to IB and I'm hoping, when IB-E comes out... perhaps they'll go back to solder for the IHS and perhaps having no IG will help out for it's heat. Seems like a great chip... just that it's had it's overclocking ability a little crippled by design decsions to make it a better mainstream chip.

Anyways... I might throw a question out there once I get it... though looks newer stuff requires far less work to overclock (remember gtlrefs anyone?). I had my last system for about 5 years, upgrading the GPUs along. Hopefully this one with a future 6-8 core IB-E upgrade along the way will give the same long life. Maybe the old LGA 775 stuff can go another 5 years for a family members home PC. It's still running strong but it's starting to not keep minimum frames where I'd like... and... well... it's fun to upgrade.
post #492 of 1592
Hi all!

Just switched from 1090T to 3930K. Using Extreme4 mobo: no 6 or 6GB boards in Croatia :-(

Flashed 1.81 beta BIOS and it's been one interesting ride ...
IMC voltage cannot be changed from 1.2 V - neither by offset or fixed value :-)
The board seems to be a mensa member. It sets voltages as it sees fit. So, with different Turbo ratios different base voltage is applied.
One has to adjust desired voltage by rebooting with selected speed, checking what voltage board thinks is good and then apply negative offset with positive turbo to match (+/-).

VRM gets really hot. Don't have thermometer, but it is hot to touch (during Win7 install).
Placed a 230mm fan above socket area and 120mm one behind.

Had a nightmare with Parted Magic. First, it wouldn't boot, then it locked and then (for a lack of better word) it raped Radeon card.
If, by any chance, Parted magic shuts down display due to long inactivity (erasing HDD) then you cannot simply reboot computer.
It starts, but no video signal. Leaving it for cca 30 min with switched off PSU didn't solve the problem.
One has to switch from one output port to some other and then Radeon wakes up.

But, if one is tempted to reset computer on account of not video during HDD erase, he discovers another interesting adventure.
Board enters bootloop just before BIOS info display.
Only thing to do for escaping the hell is to disconnect drive which was being erased.
Connecting that drive after post and before entering Parted locks the software.
This can be avoided if SATA port where you are connecting drive is declared as external in BIOS.
After that Parted reads the drive, takes about an hour to secure erase (with constant mouse pimpling) and drive is normally bootable and readable.

Took me whole day to figure that out. Note to myself: never f*ck with computer few days before deadline ...

Now system is rock solid at 4.4 GHz at 1.25 - 1.26V. Prime temps are around 64 - 65. Didn't let it run long, about half an hour.
It is interesting to note that same RAM with same timings (and subtimings) has latency of 37ns on PHII with 3GHz NB, and 50ns on SB-E.

Maybe problems are related to beta BIOS so will not bash the board :-)

Will do more testing after completing current project.

BTW, secure erasing SSD really helped getting performance back.

Picture of a system is from "what have I done" phase so excuse the mess ...

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post #493 of 1592
hey guys, I just noticed that copacitors on my X79 extreme4 are not gold, they rather cheap silver coloured? does it mean my MB is a fake?? works all fine though... thinking.gif
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hey guys, I just noticed that copacitors on my X79 extreme4 are not gold, they rather cheap silver coloured? does it mean my MB is a fake?? works all fine though... thinking.gif

 

Don't know about that but did you ever have any success OCing above 4.4.

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post #495 of 1592
Any update on when the Extreme11 will be out? I believe i remember reading sometime in May a while back, I'm anxious to see the reviews on it!
post #496 of 1592
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Don't know about that but did you ever have any success OCing above 4.4.

You're right, I haven't...
post #497 of 1592
Question: Have any of you tried to install an i7-3820 on a MB running 1.00 BIOS? If so, did you get any error codes that indicated a problem?

I know I need to update the BIOS, and I have a flash ready with the proper version, but my system is just power-cycling right now. (I posted a troubleshooting thread here)

P.S. bhk1004 -- things are lookin' good smile.gif
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wow, looking at some of these builds....I'm so far behind everyone. sadsmiley.gif

I don't think so -- you've got some good specs smile.gif
post #499 of 1592
Hi All

Just completed my build and now I think I'm ready to start overclocking.

Here's what I ended up with:

i7 3930K
Extreme X79 6/GB
32GB Crucial Ballistix Ram
Zalman CNPS12X Heatsink
Crucial M4 256GB Boot Drive
EVGA 680GTX

Was going with an H100 for cooling but the noise started to wear me down (that and the lingering fear it would suddenly spring a leak and fry my components). The Zalman definitely has issues but performance isn't one of them. I've been running Prime for about two hours now and it hasn't cracked 60C at stock (and my ambient temperature isn't all that low here in Vegas). So I'm thinking I have a little leeway.

Anyhow, I'm a total noob when it comes to overclocking which is one of the reasons I went with Asrock (reviews said it was very easy to OC with). Any tips and/or advice on where to begin would be greatly appreciated, even directions to a handy FAQ designed for annoying people like me smile.gif
post #500 of 1592
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Question: Have any of you tried to install an i7-3820 on a MB running 1.00 BIOS? If so, did you get any error codes that indicated a problem?
I know I need to update the BIOS, and I have a flash ready with the proper version, but my system is just power-cycling right now. (I posted a troubleshooting thread here)
P.S. bhk1004 -- things are lookin' good smile.gif

I had same problem when I bought mine, what I did was I downloaded new bios to USB flash stick and was trying to get PC to turn on by removing battery, clearing cmos and resetting a cuple of times it let me into the bios and gave me just enought time to update the bios to 1.8 with the USB stick!
Edited by go007 - 4/28/12 at 10:18pm
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