Yea these two BIOSes should improve memory performance over 20% compared to the previous BIOSes(prob not the most recent BETA, but ones before them) as they decrease the 3rd timings for auto profiles that the dividers have. These BIOSes also rename all the 3rd timings to what intel calls them as well as they fix issues with the 3rd timings being set 1 lower than what the user manually sets.
Originally Posted by PCBuilder94
Hey guys so I wanted to give an Update on my build and where its going. I currently have a single 8GB stick of ram, 4670K, the M5 and no GPU.
So here are my plans which everything should be done by Christmas time:
1) Transfer my build from the Arc Mini to the C70
2)Upgrade PSU to a Seasonic Platinum 860
3)Get a Qnix Evolution II 2560x1440 monitor
4) Add a GTX Titan or two 780s
5) Add a second 240MM RAD
6)Add GPUs to my loop
7)Upgrade to a 4770K
8)Upgrade to 8GB ADATA XPG V2 2600 DDR3
9)Add more fans
10)Add a second SSD and a 1TB HDD
Currently I have a stable 24/7 OC of 4.8GHz on my 4670K. Let me know what you guys think. Any recommendations would be nice as well.
Nice that sounds sick! I thought you were going to get the big board?
Originally Posted by EarlZ
What I have tried so far:
1.) Using only onboard GPU
2.) Using 1 680
2.) Using 2 680's
3.) Using 2 680's while running heaven 4.0
I do no hear an increase or decrease of the hiss, its not coming from theh GPU anyway. Is it really supposed to be dead silent like it was plugged into the non AMP-ed port?
Im using the OP-AMP that came pre-installed with the board, I cannot actually tell the difference by using the rear heaphone amp from the front in terms of audio quality, the front port also produces the same faint hissing sound
Yea yours is different than his, IMO try replace the AMP or just pulling it out and putting it back in, you can use the tool provided if your board can't come out of the case. The one other user that had this issue changed the AMP to the other one included and he said it really helped. Also with nothing playing and the volume high(BTW there should be a HUGE volume difference between the AMPed and not AMPed port, also the front panel also has an AMP but no where near as strong as the headphone jack on the back) you might hear some static as you are setting your speaker/headphones and the output to be very sensitive.
Originally Posted by TehOnlyMITTENS
I run Kombuster because its the same as running a game, but without all the distracting noises (so I'm able to hear the problem).
And it bothers me whether its easily detectable or barely there for this reason : it shouldn't be happening at all.
If the company said "oh come on, deal with it, its not that bad" I'd be like "okay, you're not getting my money."
But heres an important update : it doesn't happen when the GPUs are out.
Now, whether that means I'm getting power leakage from the PCI lanes or its coil whine, I don't know.
Should I even be hearing coil whine through my headphones?
So, I don't know who to blame at this point?
Yea the coil whine from your GPU seems to be causing it
The audio section is isolated all the way from the rest of the PCB and the power and ground layers have been pulled out of the audio section to reduce noise, the only part that connects is one part for the power for the audio section, and that goes through two linear regulators which would isolate noise from the PCB except EMI and some other types of noise.
I have had speakers in the past that were so sensitive they picked up on vibrations in the air and would come out static, try running the system with the speakers out and move the jack around and see if you pick up on the resonant vibration. See if it is just the coil whine itself that is what you are hearing, b/c many times the coil whine sound will come through and not sound like it comes from the GPU itself. It is pretty hard to know whether it is the board or the GPu making the coil whine sound many times, b/c it is loud and you can easily hear it when the GPU is under load. But since you have an on-board GPU it is easy to tell that the GPU is producing the whine.
IMO best thing to do is RMA the GPU and say its VRm is making a whining sound haha, that might be your best bet. Edited by Sin0822 - 7/13/13 at 7:58pm