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post #351 of 7890
First off, I want to thank Kana and everyone else for the vast amount of information in this thread!

With that said, I recently pulled my X58 parts out of the closet to breathe some new life into them after my gaming laptop bit the dust. My X58 setup consisted of a GA-EX58-UD3R (rev2), i7-960, 6x2gb Corsair 1600mhz ram, and an EVGA GTX 280. After doing some research on the best upgrade path I picked up a GTX 770 and a Xeon L5639. I was able to OC the L5639 to a stable 3.8ghz (211bclk and pretty low voltage) and was pleased with the results but figured I wanted to give a X5650 a try. So, I just received my X5650 last week and have been toying with it a bit. Unfortunately I wiped out the settings I had for the L5639 at 3.8ghz so I started over with the X5650. I am able to run it up to 4.0ghz with pretty low voltage but I am having a hard time reaching a stable OC at 200x22=4.4ghz without a large jump in voltage. In order to make it into windows I need to be running ~1.36V and that is not stable. It will post at around 1.3V but needs the 1.36V to get into Windows.

Looking at some of the other bios templates that have been posted in here it looks like I may be overlooking something. Would anyone mind pointing me in the right direction?

Thanks!
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Welp. When I get back to the board I'm gonna give it a last go - I've had the battery and power cord out all day, to clear the CMOS (also, some people wrote, on another forum, that leaving the MB be without power for a while seems to "revive it" on a q led error on cpu).
I'm also gonna have a closer look at the pins, even though I don't have a microscope at hand.
Just can't believe that it posted the first time I started it and that it suddenly died on me.

But it's definitely not the BIOS being outdated - I can flash the MB fine through a "ROG" USB port, even if I cant get to post.

So it boils down to:
1) bent pins
2) dead CPU (unlikely though? Since I actually could flash BIOS and it does heat up while on?)
3) dead MB (everything seems A-OK. All lights are fine n' dandy - though I get no post sound and only get a black screen)
4) Both.
5) Unknown noob error from me while I installed the board? I've been thinking, since I have a H100 which only requires *a* pin in it's 3-pin power-connector (Used for monitoring RPM, it uses a molex 4-pin on the side for the "real power"), could that somehow cause the MB not to post, since I plugged it into the CPU_FAN? (Which would cause the mobo to think that there's no CPU cooling installed, since it doesn't see any power draw on CPU_FAN?)

Real pain in the.. mad.gif
I might just have to ask for a refund/replacement from the seller.

And before you ask - the R3E can run the Xeon's. I've seen CPU-Z screenshots of it - although I don't know what BIOS they were using.
    
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I FINALLY got the "good" x5650 lol.... the USPS really screwed up on the delivery rolleyes.gif. Instead of 3 days it took 8 days mad.gif The good news is that It actually sees all three channels of RAM and can use them. The first x5650 I got was missing a cap on the bottom... apparently it was related to the data transfer or something on the 3rd memory channel. Now I have a semi working x5650 and a fully working x5650 for the low price of $120 thumb.gif Woot!

Kana, I should be able to get some benchmarks done with this processor soon. tongue.gif
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@Timeofdoom: Go back to the setup that booted for you. You said you had it working with a simple setup and then changed 20 things at once. See if that original setup still works, if so you can start narrowing down the problem. Then you can change one thing at a time. Add one stick of ram, then another, etc.
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First off, I want to thank Kana and everyone else for the vast amount of information in this thread!

With that said, I recently pulled my X58 parts out of the closet to breathe some new life into them after my gaming laptop bit the dust. My X58 setup consisted of a GA-EX58-UD3R (rev2), i7-960, 6x2gb Corsair 1600mhz ram, and an EVGA GTX 280. After doing some research on the best upgrade path I picked up a GTX 770 and a Xeon L5639. I was able to OC the L5639 to a stable 3.8ghz (211bclk and pretty low voltage) and was pleased with the results but figured I wanted to give a X5650 a try. So, I just received my X5650 last week and have been toying with it a bit. Unfortunately I wiped out the settings I had for the L5639 at 3.8ghz so I started over with the X5650. I am able to run it up to 4.0ghz with pretty low voltage but I am having a hard time reaching a stable OC at 200x22=4.4ghz without a large jump in voltage. In order to make it into windows I need to be running ~1.36V and that is not stable. It will post at around 1.3V but needs the 1.36V to get into Windows.

Looking at some of the other bios templates that have been posted in here it looks like I may be overlooking something. Would anyone mind pointing me in the right direction?

Thanks!

Thanks man. I'm glad more X58 users are doing a few minor upgrades to their builds. GTX 770 should last you for a awhile.

It appears that you have hit your max. A lot of the X5650\X5660 tops off at You can try increasing the QPI\VTT a bit. 1.35v for the QPI\VTT should be more than enough. If you are struggling to post then I believe you might have already got to your highest point. Make sure to keep the CPU PLL low or set to AUTO unless you want a dead X5650\L5639. After a certain point these Xeons love the power and that becomes a problem. Another thing you can try is to disable the C-states and EIST settings. If that doesn't work then 4.0Ghz will be fine for just about anything you'll be running on your PC. Stock settings do just fine on my PC and I usually run Stock most of the time unless I need more CPU speed. 4.0Ghz will simply be overkill for gaming, especially for a single GTX 770.


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I FINALLY got the "good" x5650 lol.... the USPS really screwed up on the delivery rolleyes.gif. Instead of 3 days it took 8 days mad.gif The good news is that It actually sees all three channels of RAM and can use them. The first x5650 I got was missing a cap on the bottom... apparently it was related to the data transfer or something on the 3rd memory channel. Now I have a semi working x5650 and a fully working x5650 for the low price of $120 thumb.gif Woot!

Kana, I should be able to get some benchmarks done with this processor soon. tongue.gif


About time they got it right. PM me your results ASAP. I've been busy streaming a ton of games and doing other things. I really need those results for comparison to my 2000Mhz results. You lucked out on the price as well. Congrats. Just tell me your highest stable overclock. I also found out some more info with my Xeon X5660, but I'm testing just to verify. I'll post the results once I get everything finished.
    
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About time they got it right. PM me your results ASAP. I've been busy streaming a ton of games and doing other things. I really need those results for comparison to my 2000Mhz results. You lucked out on the price as well. Congrats. Just tell me your highest stable overclock. I also found out some more info with my Xeon X5660, but I'm testing just to verify. I'll post the results once I get everything finished.

For the sake of testing I'm going to run 4.4Ghz with a 200 BCLK to get 1600 and 2000Mhz RAM speeds and then I will see how far I can clock it. I'm about half way done with the 1600Mhz tests... it takes forever and I haven't even started on the real world gaming benchmarks yet frown.gif
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Welp. I found a local dude selling his pretty old asus P6T deluxe for about ~80$. Im gonna contact him and tell him that I'll buy his board if I can come around his place and actually get it to boot with my x5650. If i can, Ill return the Rampage and if I cant, I return the x5650. Either or scenario.
I just dont hope it's the case of both being dead. That would really suck.
    
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Yeah man that would really suck. Good luck with all of that. Hopefully everything works out for you.
    
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I have some synthetic benches done and ready to compare. You want me to just post them here?
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OCZ Gold Corsair XMS WD Caviar WD Caviar Black 
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