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post #231 of 2450
lloyd,
Sorry about your issue. You've been dealing with an awful lot with this board. I don't personally suspend to RAM or to disk and I'm not able to risk testing it at this time.
BT
post #232 of 2450
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Originally Posted by BlackenedTush View Post

Hey anubis1127,

I haven't seen your name around here for ages.
It's great to hear your board is finally running!
Are you still using those ES chips, the tech tray, and on-board video?

BT

 

Hey BT,

 

That I am!  I haven't ordered the tech tray I wanted yet, so I've just crafted my own solution out of an old case, and some motherboard standoffs for now. 

 

The on-board video adapter I just found in the box I got from RMA yesterday, plugged it in, and display is all distorted.  I don't really need display, so it's fine for now, probably just need to install drivers for it.  I'm running Linux without a GUI, and the CLI doesn't even display correctly, LOL.

post #233 of 2450
Hey All. Sad to see so many people had issues with this board!? I have had none and it has all worked wonderfully. 2 E5-2687Ws, 32GB 1866 DDR3 (running in 1600 for the moment...had them functioning in 1866 but wouldn't pass prime95 after a few hours) 3x GTX 680 4GB cards (2 in SLI), Raid card, Black Magic Card, 2 SSDs, 9 internal hard drives including 8 in a SAS RAID 5 attached to the raid card. My only issues is keeping heat and noise in check. Also 32GBs is so not enough ram to use all the cores in an After Effects render....may need to move to at least 128GB soon.

Geekbench: 42,545
Sandra 2012: 31.99kPt (Was 9th place)
Cinebench: 25.45 CPU and 49.8 GPU
3DMark11: P 16,674 (2 680 4GB in SLI with a 3rd as PhysX)

My question for everyone has been mentioned earlier in this thread and I didn't see a clear answer or explanation.

QPI settings in the BIOS, there are items for Link0s, Link0p, and Link1. For some reason the first two are Disabled by default and the third one is Enabled. The manual doesn't explain what the are, any ideas?
post #234 of 2450
Yeah, I would love to know also, I've messed around with those but did not notice any difference one way or the other, though I suspect it would have a big impact. There's a whole bunch of settings in there that the manual says 2 words about. ASUS doesn't know if you ask... rolleyes.gif There's also that PCH/BCM tesla jumper I have no idea what it is.


Glad your system is working well .. since you have a stable build if you want to do a science experiment and try S3 suspend / resume and let us know if it actually works or not smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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post #235 of 2450
Yeah the manual is super vague in a lot of places. I am currently in the middle of a 6 month long project with the machine rendering almost around the clock. Otherwise I would totally be up for experimenting with those QPI link settings and running some benchmarks to see if it changes anything. I currently have no use for S3 suspend on my workstation, but when I am clear of some of these projects I'm working on now I will have to run that experiment for ya.

I'm curious too...as far as I can tell my GTX 680s are running at full speed but in PCIe 2.0...any way to force them into PCIe 3.0? I would also like to be able to do this for my RAID card specifically. I have seen reviewers getting faster transfer rates with the raid card in a PCIe 3.0 16x slot. Mine is in the 3rd 16x PCIe 3.0 slot...but as the cards are running at 2.0 I assume it is as well?
post #236 of 2450

I too was unable to run my RAM at 1866, even though it is on the Asus Qualified Vendor list at its rated speed.  I had to set it back down to 1600 for stability.

post #237 of 2450
yep also stuck at 1600 here, same problem ... 2133 on QVL, 1866 won't post

I think if you messed with the settings enough (good luck) you might be able to get it [semi-]stable, but since the chips don't OC it may not be feasible.

We all really need a long Q&A chat with the engineers that know this board.
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Apogee HD  2x RX 480 2x MCP 655 RP-452x2 rev2 (new) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
16x Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 (new) EK FC 580 Gentoo (host) Gentoo (x23 guests) 
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post #238 of 2450
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Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post

I too was unable to run my RAM at 1866, even though it is on the Asus Qualified Vendor list at its rated speed.  I had to set it back down to 1600 for stability.

Yup mine was on the QVL as well. I got it at first glance stable with a voltage of 1.55 and all seemed well. Benchmarks were solid. But after a lengthy Prime95 it would give rounding errors. I never really tested it in real world work environments at that speed however. Again when this project is over I plan to play with it some more.

I have my noise down to acceptable levels....but the H60s are not the quietest things. Thinking about switching out the fans to double Noctua's or trying out the new slimmer NH-U12S heatsinks. Noctua tells me they are more than enough to cool these 2687Ws and they wont interfere with the top PCIe slot. However I'm worried with all the heat from other components that they may have issues. I read a german review where these were tested on this board and CPUs and were getting low 50s under load with Prime95!!! However they liquid cooled the second cpu and video cards so they could get un-effected results.
post #239 of 2450
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Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon View Post

yep also stuck at 1600 here, same problem ... 2133 on QVL, 1866 won't post

I think if you messed with the settings enough (good luck) you might be able to get it [semi-]stable, but since the chips don't OC it may not be feasible.

We all really need a long Q&A chat with the engineers that know this board.

True dat
post #240 of 2450
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Originally Posted by ViperJPB View Post

Yup mine was on the QVL as well. I got it at first glance stable with a voltage of 1.55 and all seemed well. Benchmarks were solid. But after a lengthy Prime95 it would give rounding errors. I never really tested it in real world work environments at that speed however. Again when this project is over I plan to play with it some more.

I have my noise down to acceptable levels....but the H60s are not the quietest things. Thinking about switching out the fans to double Noctua's or trying out the new slimmer NH-U12S heatsinks. Noctua tells me they are more than enough to cool these 2687Ws and they wont interfere with the top PCIe slot. However I'm worried with all the heat from other components that they may have issues. I read a german review where these were tested on this board and CPUs and were getting low 50s under load with Prime95!!! However they liquid cooled the second cpu and video cards so they could get un-effected results.

I am running Samsung M393B2G70BH0-YK0 (1600 MHz ECC 16 GB sticks validated at 1.35v @1600) at 1866 MHz and 1.55v, prime stable. I could run it @2133 MHz, too without changing of the timings but after several hours of heavy-duty use system throws machine check exception, meaning unrecoverable ECC error has occurred. I suppose loosening timings and bumping the voltage would help but I decided not to bother since I moved my algorithms to CUDA anyway.

Problem with 1866 MHz might not be due to memory alone - it could also be due to CPU's own IMC. Although Intel's processes are superb nowdays and most CPUs end up pretty fine when it comes to tolerances, it is still possible that your Xeons simply do not allow 1866 MHz DDR3 speed without bumping the VSa voltage.

You can try to bump VSa a bit. As for the DDR3 voltage, personally I would not go higher than 1.55v but for the sake of hypothesis validation I guess running a test with, say, 1.60v would not matter too much.

I am using Noctua NH-D14 (the big ones) and the clearance between the heatsink and PCIe x16 slot #1 is too small for a fan. However, I do not care too much at the moment since I am not able to use GTX TITAN when connected to PCIe slot #1 anyway (I strongly suspect PCIe link training failures).
Edited by psyq3212 - 6/14/13 at 4:32pm
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