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Figures on the RAM.

Correct unlinked and not synched. Current RAM does pass memtest from CD with the existing settings. However, I figured it was the RAM so a few days ago I ordered this set because it was the only thing I could find in stock that someone said they got it working with a 790i Ultra. I'm guessing this is not recommended for this chipset? Again, figures if this is also the wrong RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231492

Will run the suggested tests over the holidays on current RAM and let you know. Thanks for advice!
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I noticed the memory voltage in BIOS was already 1.7V so I bumped it up to next step (note DRAM voltage reported in speccy is different than memory controller). Also changed the clock multiplier to x9. Most of the other settings were already correct, except I did have to disable the spread spectrum settings and C1E enhanced halt.

Overnight memtest with those settings has 6 passes with zero errors.

Results from speccy:

Voltage
CPU CORE 1.264 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 1.600 V
+5V 4.800 V
+3.3V 3.216 V
CPU FSB 1.360 V
VIN2 0.080 V
DRAM 1.840 V

Cores 2400.1 MHz x 9.0 266.7 MHz 1066.7 MHz

Type DDR3
Size 4096 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 533.3 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 9 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 9 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 27 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
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Originally Posted by sweetchoch View Post

I noticed the memory voltage in BIOS was already 1.7V so I bumped it up to next step (note DRAM voltage reported in speccy is different than memory controller). Also changed the clock multiplier to x9. Most of the other settings were already correct, except I did have to disable the spread spectrum settings and C1E enhanced halt.

Overnight memtest with those settings has 6 passes with zero errors.

Results from speccy:

Voltage
CPU CORE 1.264 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 1.600 V
+5V 4.800 V
+3.3V 3.216 V
CPU FSB 1.360 V
VIN2 0.080 V
DRAM 1.840 V

Cores 2400.1 MHz x 9.0 266.7 MHz 1066.7 MHz

Type DDR3
Size 4096 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 533.3 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 9 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 9 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 27 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T


Great news! I hope it is stable for you long term. thumb.gif
post #64 of 509
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Posting my overclock BIOS settings for the curious thumb.gif

Hope it may help someone improve their overclock.












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Originally Posted by Laithan View Post

Still waiting for the RMA return.. SIGH

A single 980Ti
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/5607594
GPU score is very good, doesn't seem to be bottle-necked at all on this platform.

Can't wait to try SLI.. (hurry UPS man lol)

This is gold! That's gotta be 100% GPU utilization.
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Graphics Score 21639
 
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This is gold! That's gotta be 100% GPU utilization.

Thx tongue.gif

It's amazing how much GPUs are used in comparison to CPUs in modern games/benchmarks. It's really all about the GPU. As you scale up to 4K this becomes easier to see.

4K SLI
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6718393
post #67 of 509
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Originally Posted by Laithan View Post

Thx tongue.gif

It's amazing how much GPUs are used in comparison to CPUs in modern games/benchmarks. It's really all about the GPU. As you scale up to 4K this becomes easier to see.

4K SLI
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6718393

Did you have to mod your 790i's Bios for the Xeon to work to full effect?

I too have a x5470 that I was going to toss into the board, to replace the Q9550 I currently have in there. I've done the 771 to 775 mod on a asus P45 board.

Also have a UD3P, but my 790i board is the only one with 8GB's of RAM.

Mine is the evga 790i FTW
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I would have thrown my 980TI into my X5470 rig to do some testing, but it's on a block now in a loop with my 4790K. Thanks for sticking it out and doing the benches.
 
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post #69 of 509
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Did you have to mod your 790i's Bios for the Xeon to work to full effect?

I too have a x5470 that I was going to toss into the board, to replace the Q9550 I currently have in there. I've done the 771 to 775 mod on a asus P45 board.

Also have a UD3P, but my 790i board is the only one with 8GB's of RAM.

Mine is the evga 790i FTW

I did have to MOD the BIOS. It was a pretty painless process from what I remember. I tried just putting the XEON right in after the socket mod/adpater was done but it wouldn't even boot. Once I re-flashed with the correct microcode and it posted I was like "IT'S ALIIIIIVEE!". I remember the feeling, it was like I hit the lottery when it booted tongue.gif

FTW is a VERY nice 790i.. I also have an XFX 790i and although the EVGA and the XFX look almost identicel, the EVGA is a much better board especially the FTW revision and the FTW Digital (which I still cannot find anywhere...nobody will sell them lol). I still managed to get the XFX board to overclock over 4Ghz though.

I actually started out with a Q9950 also, then got the QX9770 and then the XEON X5470 and it is well worth it IMO especially since I sold the QX9770 for 4 times what the XEON costs. biggrin.gif

I have NEVER seen a quad overclock like this XEON does (made the QX9770 look real bad in comparison). XEONS really are binned higher, that's confirmed! TIP: (for what it is worth) I was told that when buying a X54x0 to look for someone selling more than one of them at a time. The people selling just one CPU are sometimes the people that just keep buying them, test and keep the one that overclocked better, selling the other one. They are cheap enough to do that these days so don't buy someone else's dud wink.gif.



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I would have thrown my 980TI into my X5470 rig to do some testing, but it's on a block now in a loop with my 4790K. Thanks for sticking it out and doing the benches.

Thank you friend!

I guess I can share another if folks don't mind. This is what can be achieved on 775/771 with a strong overclock (4Ghz+) and some good GPUs. First one is on AIR and second is H2O (added GPU blocks).

Right-click open in new tab for hi-res

post #70 of 509
Just wanted to say thanks again. Was stable with that RAM (Prime 95 and a dozen or so hours of gaming). However, I found that 4GB of RAM did not cut it on Win10. You really need 8 GB to do anything (including running Office programs, Quicken, or even multiple browser tabs in Chrome - not just gaming).

So I've been running 8GB of the new RAM I linked before, and so far it is working and stable (Prime + gaming).

Thanks again for a finally stable 790i board heading into 2016!
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