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if you can stay away from the killer nic's they're a pos to put it nicely even their regular driver has been causing issues for me so i'm straight reverting to installing my intel nic that i had laying around from another build that had it's network port busted (notorious realtek bug on that board and a 20$ card fixed it XD)

honestly when paying 420$+ for a board you shouldn't need to have to deal with the garbage that's killer networks

Sad to hear, but its no surprise. I advice people to stay away from mobos with those NICs, also done this before in this thread. It is very close to lying stating it will help with gaming, it messes up more then help. Get a good Intel NIC instead, or the basic Realtek.
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Yesterday I made sure the blck was set to 100, set the ram speed to 2666, set xmp profile 1 (2666), and ram volt to 1.3v (both banks). Have been stable as far as I have seen, except Realbench. While I were away from the computer I had Realbench result in a reboot, but I am not sure why, since I werent at the computer. Realbench sadly is not the a very stable program, and it may just have been the 'normal' crash-after-finished case, or a Luxmark bug.

Also had a case of Realbench crashing/buging, and bugging out Win10, resulting in a black screen could move mouse and some, had to do a couple reboots for it to work properly with sound messages in the background (windows explemations?). I think realbench messed up the gfx driver. Seeing several driver error messages in event logger. I am more and more skeptical to Realbench, which also has crashed on me while the machine was stock speeds, while not a single problem other then that while running the machine for like 2 months, with a lot of gaming. So I do not place a lot of trust in Realbench, sadly.

Did 2 Aida64 stress teste for close to half an hour each time, also a few shorter ones, no problems. Been playing for a few hours, also no problems. Windows/boot ram check has also not resulted in finding errors. But once I ran the Win10 ram test, with the option to restart now, the machine didnt boot properly, not sure why, had to use the reset button. No problems with normal restartes or cold boots. Think it was a windows bug.

At first I tried with lower volts, but did not get into windows at 1.25 or below, so I jumped to 1.3. Have not tried between 1.25 and 1.3. Guess it does not matter much, the ram has a XMP profile 2 that sets the ram to 1.35, so I should be well inside safe area, and the difference in heat from maybe 0,03 lower volt I guess is minimal...

Any comments on this? It is still going 100% stable. Considering OC the CPU later on...
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Which ram is best for the X99A Xpower board and why? I am debating between 2666 and 3000 (4x 8gb). Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.
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You make it sound like that was not referenced previously in any of my posts, and also the manual does not explain or tell you to anticipate not being able to use open pci slots for devices or having it randomly assign an occupied slot and the one next to it that's not occupied pci lanes causing a device to lose lanes.


It also shows every configuration possible with the motherboard assuming that you're going to by default shove the first and most powerful graphics card in slot 1 and NEVER use slot 3. It encourages you to put something into 5 at the cost of reducing the speed of an m2 (if you choose to go that route.)

Question. Which PCIe slot would be best to install a sound card if I am running 2x SLI (slots 1 and 4) so that it would not interfere with the M.2 an the graphic cards?

Note: using 5930k

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After 2 months with the x99s sli krait. I have to say this board or the bios is a bit buggy with overclocking. Failed overclocks with a reset to default values and then applying the stable overclock profile for exemple results again in a "failed overclock" no matter the settings. Clearing CMOS then let it boot into Windows and then reboot again applying the stable overclock profile it works again. Oh well I'll settle for 4.375 GHz with 1.275V with my i7-5820k. Not the best overclocker. For 4.5GHz I hit a wall and even 1.3v isnt enough. Corsair Dominators 32GB 2800MHz C16 is running on 3000MHz 15-15-15-35-1T though. SA on 1.15, Vin on 1.920. Ring voltage on 1.15, VCCIO on 1.25 and ram on 1.36V with Ring speed on 3500MHz. All on 125.03 strap Seems ok right? All on water with load topping around 60-67c depending on the stress.
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Which ram is best for the X99A Xpower board and why? I am debating between 2666 and 3000 (4x 8gb). Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.

I am a OC noob, but I know with 3000mhz you need bclk set to 125 mhz, which is known to make problems. 2666mhz is the highest you can go without changing bclk to higher then 100 mhz.
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Question. Which PCIe slot would be best to install a sound card if I am running 2x SLI (slots 1 and 4) so that it would not interfere with the M.2 an the graphic cards?

Note: using 5930k

Thanks

Which board is it? tongue.gif
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@ jarleh oh i know i had a killer nic before they got bought out but it's sad that it's their regular driver that's a pos if you manage to grab the arcteros driver for the actual chipset that one is okay but still not on the level off a intel nic but better than a realtek nic it's just a shame to see such an expensive board ruined in a way cause they refuse to let go off the stupid killer nic's
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Which board is it? tongue.gif

MSI x99a Xpower AC.

You got me.thumb.gif
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MSI x99a Xpower AC.

You got me.thumb.gif

Oh.
Hmm.
That's a tough one then.
I'd have liked to say the PCI-E x1 slot...but err...that'd be covered over...

I have no clue!
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