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So success on Memtest!! Stable for about 24 hours. Now I am benching and moving some files. Also did a rewiring job for a healthier overclock take a look!
Memtest stable with the overclock!


Also, just redid my whole case: Before: (Click to show)
After (Click to show)





going to get a 120MM fan to help push more of that air on the titans 8-)
So how better is your system running now with more RAM and is X5660 a decent upgrade for you?
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Waiting on the other 6gb then will bench. But so far 3dmark 11 gave me 500 more points. However fps is different. Did you see my thread about 2vs3vs4 SLi? Check my signature will be posting a big update there
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Installed the ram (went from 3 dimms 3 x 2GB G skill to 6 dimms 6x2GB )but system won't boot stuck at start screen and lists it as 8gb and stalls out Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Any ideas?

Edit: putting pairs of ram in at a time.

Boots at 4gb
When I put 4dimms I get your Computer is experiencing overclocking issues and has been reset to default.

What voltages do I have to change? Screenshot (Click to show)
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This is the boot screen on 4 dimes. I upped the voltage and got this dram is at 1.58 Qpi was upped to 1.3375 Screenshot (Click to show)

Also did a check of 2 stocks per slot it will boot fine so I know it's not a ram channel issue Screenshot (Click to show)

Edit:
Did a hard cmos reset and can boot into windows fine but now have to figure how to get my OC back to 4.4ghz
Edited by dpoverlord - 3/9/14 at 12:12pm
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Installed the ram (went from 3 dimms 3 x 2GB G skill to 6 dimms 6x2GB )but system won't boot stuck at start screen and lists it as 8gb and stalls out Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Any ideas?

Edit: putting pairs of ram in at a time.

Boots at 4gb
When I put 4dimms I get your Computer is experiencing overclocking issues and has been reset to default.

What voltages do I have to change? Screenshot (Click to show)
[
This is the boot screen on 4 dimes. I upped the voltage and got this dram is at 1.58 Qpi was upped to 1.3375 Screenshot (Click to show)

Also did a check of 2 stocks per slot it will boot fine so I know it's not a ram channel issue Screenshot (Click to show)

Edit:
Did a hard cmos reset and can boot into windows fine but now have to figure how to get my OC back to 4.4ghz

Running 6 sticks vs 3 requires more VTT in my experience. You also need to set the command rate to 2T instead of 1T. Try this before increasing VTT.
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Ok I believe I had the command rate at 1T. that must be why. Isnt 2T slower? I wonder how much I am losing by going with 6 sticks. I wonder if I can trade them in from 6 sticks to 3 sticks.
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When running 6 sticks in general, you have to change the command rate to 2T otherwise you will probably have RAM disappear at 1600Mhz+. You will be fine with 6 sticks, I've always run 6 sticks in my x58 rig. cheers.gif You just may have to tweak a few things thats all thumb.gif
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GOT it!

So yeah 2T it would boot at 1 but only showed at 8GB then failed.

Rebooted and faile dat 6 dimms.

Then changed cas to auto and its at 10-12-12-31 far cry from the 7-8-7-22

Will try to bring it down lower but stats wise mem Freq is 840MHZ QPI @3780MHZ, running 4.4ghz

Edit: running at 9-9-9-24 now will try tweaking it more later. It's funny I got more ram and now more memory is being shown used at startup LOL..

4.29Gb out of 12GB good god. Google Chrome = INEFFICIENCY
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If you're adding more ram, I'd suggest running it stock to make sure everything works there first. If not, then you may have a bad dimm or a bad slot in which case you should test it with one dimm in each slot individually.

I don't know why people were saying there are problems with mismatched ram and x58, though. I'm running a 3x2GB set of OCZ and a 3x4GB set of HyperX, both 1600MHz. They work perfectly together, so long as I slow the timings on the OCZ to those of the HyperX which isn't much at all.

Your OC will have to change slightly now anyway. Adding more ram puts more load on the IMC, so you're practically guaranteed to need more VTT. The impression I got when I was thinking of upgrading is that the load on the IMC is more a function of total quantity of ram instead of number of slots occupied. But I'm inclined to believe that even if that were the case, 3x8GB would still be slightly easier than 6x4GB, in my opinion. I could be completely off the mark here though.

On the topic of 8GB sticks, since it was asked a while ago, most x58 boards can handle them, but are only certified for 4GB sticks because the 8GB sticks didn't exist when x58 motherboards were being sold new. Basically try at your own risk, but a 48GB system would be nice if you can use the headroom.

As for Windows, its like one of those animals that will grow in size to fit its environment. Give it more ram, it will take advantage of it.
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Yeah I see that right now I got the 12gb working 9-9-9-24 2t doing a test clock of the cpu at 4.56ghz. Benching it on prime right now with the titans at 1150 and seems my max overclock is 200 on the memory

Overclock wise here are the results:

We moved from 928/1000MHZ to 1150MHZ / 3105 on the Titans

CPU overclock to 4566ghz from 2.8GHZ

12GB of RAm @ 868mhz T2

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/mwcpa/
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X99 King Build
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Da Rig2
(20 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5930k Asus Rampage V Extreme EVGA 1080 Founders Edition Crucial Ballistix 32GB Sport (4x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2 - Samsung Pro 850 2TB Raid 0 Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200rpm 3 WD Red 4TB NAS(No array) Samsung Pro 850 1 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LITE-ON 12X Blu-ray  ThermalRight SB-IE Custom 10 fans Win 7 X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 55" / 65" Microsoft Sculpt EVGA G2-1300 Lian Li Custom Modded PC_70 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder Chroma Creative X7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Xeon X5660 Gigabyte X58a-ud5 rev2 (Custom Bios mod FF3 10/... EVGA Titan EVGA Titan 
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12GB 3 2GB dimm G Skill PC3 10700 7-8-7-22 (84... Seagate 2 x 1.5GB 3 WD Red 3TB  Samsung Pro 840 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LITE-ON 12X Blu-ray  10+fans and Ultra 120 Extreme cooler Win 7 x64 Dell 30" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell 30" Dell 30" Microsoft 4000 ergonomic keyboard EVGA G2 1300 
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In an effort to breath more life into my X58, I upgraded from an i7 930 to a Xeon X5650. Finally got around to OC'ing this weekend and there were the results:






I had my bclock stable at 220 (x15 multi), but my memory couldn't handle being OC'd past 210, and at 210, i had to kick the voltage from 1.25 to 1.325 but my air cooler couldn't keep up at that level, so I backed it down to 200 with a x20 multi and everything is smooth as silk. I am wondering though if I would have better luck with a higher multi and lower bclock?
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