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Should we be monitoring voltage with a multimeter if possible in case there is voltage regulation degradation over the months/years? Is voltage regulation degradation a common phenomenon? It came to mind when I noticed people usually blame degradation only to chips.
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Should we be monitoring voltage with a multimeter if possible in case there is voltage regulation degradation over the months/years? Is voltage regulation degradation a common phenomenon? It came to mind when I noticed people usually blade degradation only to chips.
No.... lol VRms don't degrade, only thing that might would be the capacitors, but the 10K ones used on these boards from GBT are top notch and you wont notice degradation even over like 5-10+ years of use, even if you do the voltage and current will remain the same since there is an active feedback loop for voltage, current, and temperature that is always maintained at needed values regardless of the state of the components in the VRM. If a VRm gets to the point it cannot do what it needs to do, it will fail entirely, like blow a MOSFET or capacitor. Degradation only is due to chips, but also sometimes the CMOS more importantly ME can corrupt and need to be re-flashed.
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Hrm. OK. Then I guess it could be an issue on other brands..
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Nah in general vrms dont degrade they just fail
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Nah in general vrms dont degrade they just fail
Yeah. I've seen so much bull repeated on the internet about overclocking, and about Gigabyte boards in particular lately it's unreal. Not sure if there's some kind of anti-Gigabyte campaign going on or what.....but I've sure read a lot of crap lately even on OCN by people who apparently want to be taken seriously. rolleyes.gif

(Not talking about you, fateswarm, I know you're just trying to get to the facts.)
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(Not talking about you, fateswarm, I know you're just trying to get to the facts.)

You better not meant I'm on an anti-Gigabyte campaign considering I have one in the mail smile.gif
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You better not meant I'm on an anti-Gigabyte campaign considering I have one in the mail smile.gif
lol, no, of course not. But I've seen some strange posts here and there lately about Gigabyte boards being "faulty" or "bad" and I think it was just rumor mongers.
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So there has been a lot of talks recently about getting WRs with Z97 motherboards, I just wanted to share the collection that the Z97X-SOC Force and Z97X-SOC Force LN2 have picked up over the last month or two.
4560MHz Memory WR(Z97X-SOC Force LN2, GBT team live at HOT comp.):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2559133_memory_clock_ddr3_sdram_2282.8_mhz
3DMark03 Single Card(Team AU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545879_teamau_3dmark03_radeon_r9_290x_253373_marks
3DMark03 Dual Card(Team AU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545864_teamau_3dmark03_3x_radeon_r9_290x_301064_marks
Aquamark Single Card(Sofos): http://hwbot.org/submission/2562963_sofos1990_aquamark_geforce_gtx_580_576442_marks
Aquamark Dual Card(Sofos):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2563185_sofos1990_aquamark_2x_geforce_gtx_780_ti_573521_marks
3DMark05 Dual Card(sofos):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2559673_sofos1990_3dmark05_2x_geforce_gtx_780_ti_73132_marks
3DMark05 Single Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545866_teamau_3dmark05_geforce_gtx_780_ti_74192_marks
3DMark06 Single Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545870_teamau_3dmark06_geforce_gtx_780_ti_57085_marks
3DMark2001SE Dual Card(Sofos):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2559779_sofos1990_3dmark2001_se_2x_geforce_gtx_580_177215_marks
3DMark2001SE Single Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545871_teamau_3dmark2001_se_geforce_gtx_780_ti_190478_marks
UNIGINE Heaven Triple Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545877_teamau_unigine_heaven___xtreme_preset_3x_radeon_r9_290x_9192.02_dx11_marks
UNIGINE Heaven Dual Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2563093_teamau_unigine_heaven___xtreme_preset_2x_radeon_r9_290x_8616.29_dx11_marks
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So there has been a lot of talks recently about getting WRs with Z97 motherboards, I just wanted to share the collection that the Z97X-SOC Force and Z97X-SOC Force LN2 have picked up over the last month or two.
4560MHz Memory WR(Z97X-SOC Force LN2, GBT team live at HOT comp.):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2559133_memory_clock_ddr3_sdram_2282.8_mhz
3DMark03 Single Card(Team AU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545879_teamau_3dmark03_radeon_r9_290x_253373_marks
3DMark03 Dual Card(Team AU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545864_teamau_3dmark03_3x_radeon_r9_290x_301064_marks
Aquamark Single Card(Sofos): http://hwbot.org/submission/2562963_sofos1990_aquamark_geforce_gtx_580_576442_marks
Aquamark Dual Card(Sofos):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2563185_sofos1990_aquamark_2x_geforce_gtx_780_ti_573521_marks
3DMark05 Dual Card(sofos):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2559673_sofos1990_3dmark05_2x_geforce_gtx_780_ti_73132_marks
3DMark05 Single Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545866_teamau_3dmark05_geforce_gtx_780_ti_74192_marks
3DMark06 Single Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545870_teamau_3dmark06_geforce_gtx_780_ti_57085_marks
3DMark2001SE Dual Card(Sofos):op
http://hwbot.org/submission/2559779_sofos1990_3dmark2001_se_2x_geforce_gtx_580_177215_marks
3DMark2001SE Single Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545871_teamau_3dmark2001_se_geforce_gtx_780_ti_190478_marks
UNIGINE Heaven Triple Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2545877_teamau_unigine_heaven___xtreme_preset_3x_radeon_r9_290x_9192.02_dx11_marks
UNIGINE Heaven Dual Card(TeamAU):
http://hwbot.org/submission/2563093_teamau_unigine_heaven___xtreme_preset_2x_radeon_r9_290x_8616.29_dx11_marks

Awesomeness, thanks for sharing.
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You should add on the guide that max cpu overclocking can benefit from 8x memory. I helped me go from 5.0 to 5.1 on air http://valid.x86.fr/1i9g1v

Though I would be more impressed with very low voltages above 4.6g on high performance settings since it would have a real world benefit.

I currently run 4.6gig, 2400 memory, 40x ring for 24/7 on 1.24v/1.74v (1.20-1.22v had issues).
Edited by fateswarm - 6/28/14 at 2:48am
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