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Is it really possible that 2800 ram feels 'snappier' than 2133/2400? I'm skeptical given the fact that ram is the fastest component in the system, and shouldn't be a bottleneck for any standard OS operations, least of all just moving the mouse around... nerdsmiley.png
Maybe in games where you need to continuously load maps from memory?
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Is anyone using mutli-gpu configuration with this card?

Did any one try using multiple graphics cards with this board?
Does it stutter?

Also, Will i be able to utilize the connectors (USB3, USB2, Front Panel Connectors.... etc) If i am going to install a graphics card in the last slot PCIEX 16_7?
Edited by FreeElectron - 10/22/14 at 2:41pm
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Originally Posted by FreeElectron View Post

Is anyone using mutli-gpu configuration with this card?

Did any one try using multiple graphics cards with this board?
Does it stutter?

Also, Will i be able to utilize the connectors (USB3, USB2, Front Panel Connectors.... etc) If i am going to install a graphics card in the last slot PCIEX 16_7?

USB3 are fine they're just to 24 pin. usb2 and trying panel might be tight but they should b ok along was you install then before the gpu.

I'm running 2-way SLI without any issues atleast not that I've seen!
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Is it really possible that 2800 ram feels 'snappier' than 2133/2400? I'm skeptical given the fact that ram is the fastest component in the system, and shouldn't be a bottleneck for any standard OS operations, least of all just moving the mouse around... nerdsmiley.png

I would hesitate to say it in general, or to claim that my whole system just "feels better" -- i agree that's too subjective and woo-woo. I might post actual benchmark numbers, but I wouldn't get all "feely" about it.

Except for the mouse performance. It's like night and day between 2400 and my current 2904. Specifically, it feels as if I had an elite gaming mouse with the polling rate turned way up. At 2133 and 2400, the mouse pointer was noticeably laggy on the screen. I was blaming the low-refresh-rate monitor and the mouse for a while and considering buying a high-dpi mouse with drivers that allow polling rate adjustment. Then i hit this much higher RAM speed in a stable overclock and it's totally night and day how smooth the pointer tracking is. Totally changes how nice it is to work at this computer.

I don't know jack about Windows mouse driver internals and why this would be true. But if you were to stand here and try out this rig you would absolutely agree that the quality of hand-to-pointer interaction on the mouse is now one of the nicer things about it when before it was lagging behind.
Edited by SkiMountaineer - 10/22/14 at 9:47pm
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USB3 are fine they're just to 24 pin. usb2 and trying panel might be tight but they should b ok along was you install then before the gpu.

I'm running 2-way SLI without any issues atleast not that I've seen!
I noticed that in your rig nothing is installed at PCIE X16_7
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I've just joined the X99-E WS club! I'm building a 3-GPU rig for scientific computing, so I've decked out my new rig with a i7-5960X.
Everything went well, I like the board layout, though the USB3 header is poorly placed.. (of course that depends on your case design..).

I hit a huge problem: I cannot overclock the CPU at all! It's not that the overclock fails or is unstable, it's that the CPU stays stubbornly at 3.0 GHz no matter what I do.
I have the TPU swich set on to "BCLK + ratio". In the BIOS I select the core ratio of a super-conservative 35, for all cores. The Ai Tweaker info display shows "Target CPU turbo-mode frequency 3500Mhz"
I boot to Linux. I check CPU frequency, and it's at 1.2 Ghz. I put a CPU load on, and the frequency increases to... 3.0GHz. CPU Temp is only 60C at full 8-core load (I have a good cooler).

So my ratio is NOT being applied. What am I doing something wrong? I've spent hours trying different BIOS settings, and more hours trying to make sure there was no OS error.

If I overclock BCLK, the same thing happens. I do not see the BCLK effect.

I don't have Windows installed, but I'm almost tempted to just to verify it's not an OS issue.

I wish the bios reported the CPU speeds on boot.. old school way. ASUS's fancy GUI says there's a "target" but not what is actually used.

Any suggestions or tests? If this was your machine, what would you do next?

Thanks much, fellow X99-E WS warriors!


FOLLOWUP EDIT with SOLUTION!

The problem is LINUX is LYING! In the latest Ubuntu 14.04, both CPU indicator (a gadget) and raw /proc/cpufreq are reporting incorrect 3.0 GHz values.
I tried a different tool, i7z, and finally saw my expected 3.5 GHz overclocks, which are undoubtedly correct.
This seems like a serious bug in Linux. I wonder if it's specific to Haswell-E?
I need to run timed benchmarks to actually verify the speed boost now.
Edited by GerryB - 10/23/14 at 3:42pm
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Got my board, memory, and a few wires in yesterday, but have no idea when I'll start building. I'm not too excited about the whole ordeal...lol tongue.gif
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Got my board, memory, and a few wires in yesterday, but have no idea when I'll start building. I'm not too excited about the whole ordeal...lol tongue.gif

Right on man. I am too I am getting one myself in 2 weeks motherboard and CPU and memory then I be ready to go.thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by GerryB View Post

I've just joined the X99-E WS club! I'm building a 3-GPU rig for scientific computing, so I've decked out my new rig with a i7-5960X.
Everything went well, I like the board layout, though the USB3 header is poorly placed.. (of course that depends on your case design..).

I hit a huge problem: I cannot overclock the CPU at all! It's not that the overclock fails or is unstable, it's that the CPU stays stubbornly at 3.0 GHz no matter what I do.
I have the TPU swich set on to "BCLK + ratio". In the BIOS I select the core ratio of a super-conservative 35, for all cores. The Ai Tweaker info display shows "Target CPU turbo-mode frequency 3500Mhz"
I boot to Linux. I check CPU frequency, and it's at 1.2 Ghz. I put a CPU load on, and the frequency increases to... 3.0GHz. CPU Temp is only 60C at full 8-core load (I have a good cooler).

So my ratio is NOT being applied. What am I doing something wrong? I've spent hours trying different BIOS settings, and more hours trying to make sure there was no OS error.

If I overclock BCLK, the same thing happens. I do not see the BCLK effect.

I don't have Windows installed, but I'm almost tempted to just to verify it's not an OS issue.

I wish the bios reported the CPU speeds on boot.. old school way. ASUS's fancy GUI says there's a "target" but not what is actually used.

Any suggestions or tests? If this was your machine, what would you do next?

Thanks much, fellow X99-E WS warriors!


FOLLOWUP EDIT with SOLUTION!


The problem is LINUX is LYING! In the latest Ubuntu 14.04, both CPU indicator (a gadget) and raw /proc/cpufreq are reporting incorrect 3.0 GHz values.
I tried a different tool, i7z, and finally saw my expected 3.5 GHz overclocks, which are undoubtedly correct.
This seems like a serious bug in Linux. I wonder if it's specific to Haswell-E?
I need to run timed benchmarks to actually verify the speed boost now.


Idk have you take out the CMOS battery out and unplug the power supplies power cable and try to wait 2 min and reset the BIOS reset button on hold for 1 min and then reboot your PC with all your part in it? Have you update the BIOS?
Edited by MasterCyclone3D - 10/23/14 at 10:05pm
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