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post #631 of 1988
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Originally Posted by duckyboy View Post

Same with me ! Maybe it's because we live in North America (i'm from Canada). with me shipping the faulty Z77 deluxe board I had and receiving a new one took a week and a half. I didn't even have the original box or receipt .

yep for sure, he is also from the same state as me so i am not sure why he had a hard time with Asus support, yep all they need back is the motherboard only no accessories nor boxes.
post #632 of 1988
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Same with me ! Maybe it's because we live in North America (i'm from Canada). with me shipping the faulty Z77 deluxe board I had and receiving a new one took a week and a half. I didn't even have the original box or receipt .

The only time I had to RMA a board to ASUS, they had me send it to Texas. Shipping cost from Canada to Texas was quite high. I wasn't happy with that. Otherwise the process, the little I remember of it, was fine. In all my years I've had to RMA 1 ASUS board. That's pretty good.
post #633 of 1988
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Also can anyone help me with an issue I have now. How do i properly set the offset voltage? Running my stress test again, I end up failing it and crashing after 12 minutes, compared to when I had it at 1.3V the whole time. Did I miss out a setting in the bios?

Same here. I'm curious if anyone has an answer. I set a 240mv offset and the vcore just insisted on staying at the same voltage (1.280v) no matter how much I stressed it. My previous Rampage IV Black ed. did not behave that way - it would ramp up vcore as the machine worked harder. I opened up AI Suite and noted that LLC was at level 6. I raised it to 9 and the CPU voltage jumped to 1.296v.. at least until I started Prime95, at which point it dropped to 1.280 again. It's like it's saying "screw you, I'm staying at 1.280 no matter what you say!"
post #634 of 1988
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

So lacking premium features is a feature now?


One thing I wish ASUS has improved is the number of USB3.0 connectors. Only 4 native USB3.0 is lame. The Asmedia 3.1 port has compatibility issues with some old USB devices. I had to look up a separate USB Hub to connect all the peripherals to the intel 3.0 ports.

While having dual gigabit is nice, I doubt how many people will actually use it. If you have two gigabit ISP connection you still can't use them together. Because one of the LAN is Intel 218v and another is Realtek. You can't use load balance on two different NICs. So unless you are building some home server system one really has little use of dual gigabit LAN. I would gladly take a Broadcom chip 11ac WiFi connection over something I may never have use of.

As for fan tuning. R5E gets all the fan tuning just like TUF. Thermalrader 2 is a stripped down version of DIP5. DIP5 will tune both your clock speed as well as your fan profile based on temperature.

5 yr warranty is nice. However good luck if you ever need to do an RMA. Takes forever to get through. ASUS customer service aint exactly top notch.

1. Lack of complexity in a build is certainly a feature. Purpose built. It is exactly why I selected this motherboard, and I could have bought any motherboard.

2. USB, as long as there is enough for my use I am good, but even on an older Gen ROG board MVIE I needed to use a USB 2.0 external hub for some devices. It is a nice feature on the Sabertooth x99 to have as many as it does.

3. Dual Gigabit is just use case, utility, as needed. I'd never bond them for home connectivity, but every once in a while there is some network device I want to direct connect. thumb.gif

4. R5E does not offer as granular control over fans as Thermal Radar does. You do not get to choose 3 sensors and mix them for fan response as you do with Thermal Radar, and there are some other controls only found on Thermal Radar. You're too interested in upgrading your software to know what you already have! tongue.gif
post #635 of 1988
To have offset mode working properly you have to do the following:

1, Set it to offset mode in UEFI, obviously
2. Any LLC level is fine. I would recommend 6~9 for any serious OC over 4GHz
3. Enable turbo mode. This means adjusting your multiplier ratio at 34 or greater for 5820K, 36 or greater for 5930K. This is an old problem for most ASUS board. Turbo mode will usually be disabled once the multiplier =< stock CPU multiplier. I had this problem as well. Change my OC from 4.2GHz with 33x to 4.33GHz with 34x solved everything.
4. Last thing. In your windows power options, go to advanced power options. Make sure you set minium CPU state to 5%. In this way the CPU can properly slow down to idle speed as well as idle voltage. Tested working on my 5820K 4.33GHz OC. During idle my CPU is at 1527MHz with 0.93v vCore. During load my CPU works at 4333MHz with 1.255V vCore with LLC at level 6.

If you have more OC problems just ask. I love playing around the saber kitten and push it to its 24x7 limit.biggrin.gif
post #636 of 1988
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

To have offset mode working properly you have to do the following:

1, Set it to offset mode in UEFI, obviously
2. Any LLC level is fine. I would recommend 6~9 for any serious OC over 4GHz
3. Enable turbo mode. This means adjusting your multiplier ratio at 34 or greater for 5820K, 36 or greater for 5930K. This is an old problem for most ASUS board. Turbo mode will usually be disabled once the multiplier =< stock CPU multiplier. I had this problem as well. Change my OC from 4.2GHz with 33x to 4.33GHz with 34x solved everything.
4. Last thing. In your windows power options, go to advanced power options. Make sure you set minium CPU state to 5%. In this way the CPU can properly slow down to idle speed as well as idle voltage. Tested working on my 5820K 4.33GHz OC. During idle my CPU is at 1527MHz with 0.93v vCore. During load my CPU works at 4333MHz with 1.255V vCore with LLC at level 6.

If you have more OC problems just ask. I love playing around the saber kitten and push it to its 24x7 limit.biggrin.gif

Thanks for you Feedback, really appreciate it!!!thumb.gif
I just want to make sure my OC is just reliable without a bunch of crashes,plan on using this build for the next 3-5 years depending on how things flow:thumb:
post #637 of 1988
Me, I had to totally back out of what was a stable 4.375 with the 2001 BIOS. No clue what's happening with the system since the 2101 move. The machine has refused to warm boot for a while.. nothing new.. recently it started complaining about CPU fan speed at bootup and not proceeding with the boot. The CPU fan header is driving half of my rad fans (they have their own power, just using the header for monitoring/speed adjustment) I can tell the monitor to ignore the fan speed but then it switches the fans off. That just started recently. On top of that, it just hasn't wanted to boot. XMP overclocking also not happy. So, I'm at stock until this weekend when I can install my Rampage V Extreme.

On the plus side, at stock EVERYTHING works. So, at least I know the board isn't defective.

It's been a disappointing ride in the end. This may be all my doing somewhere along the line.. maybe I failed to reset something but it just should NOT be that much of a pain. None of my boards in the past have been. I'm done d!cking around with it.
post #638 of 1988
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Originally Posted by InfiniteImp View Post

Me, I had to totally back out of what was a stable 4.375 with the 2001 BIOS. No clue what's happening with the system since the 2101 move. The machine has refused to warm boot for a while.. nothing new.. recently it started complaining about CPU fan speed at bootup and not proceeding with the boot. The CPU fan header is driving half of my rad fans (they have their own power, just using the header for monitoring/speed adjustment) I can tell the monitor to ignore the fan speed but then it switches the fans off. That just started recently. On top of that, it just hasn't wanted to boot. XMP overclocking also not happy. So, I'm at stock until this weekend when I can install my Rampage V Extreme.

On the plus side, at stock EVERYTHING works. So, at least I know the board isn't defective.

It's been a disappointing ride in the end. This may be all my doing somewhere along the line.. maybe I failed to reset something but it just should NOT be that much of a pain. None of my boards in the past have been. I'm done d!cking around with it.

This board aint exactly easy to work with OC wise. Lots of stability issues. I miss my old trusty Maximus Formula. The first gen of ROG. That was a hell of a board. Super easy to overclock and stability wise it was rock solid.




Hopefully your OC experience with R5E will improve! Broadwell-E is just around the corner. I will be joining you in the ROG once I get a new Rampage V Extreme X99 Black.biggrin.gif
Edited by xkm1948 - 1/26/16 at 8:18pm
post #639 of 1988
Funny, I could have sworn this was the Sabertooth X99 thread?

Ah heck, as long as we're off topic with all this R5E oogling, let's just talk about my GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX mobo, Skylake I7-6700K, Gigabyte R9 Fury Nano, SM951 NVMe, 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200mhz (runs XMP @ CPU/BLCK @ 100), Corsair AX860i PSU, Corsair H100i GTX Cooler, and all scrunched into my Corsair 380T Mini-ITX case. Runs Windows 10.

This Little Thing is Great thumb.gif I've never had a PC boot faster.

I'm cooking the GPU now with Bitcoin mining. Holds steady at 75c on the graphics card doing about 1 GH/s.

Interesting power supply with Corsair Link providing real time power use stats. Full tilt mining I'm pulling about 230watts from the wall.
post #640 of 1988
Hello all,

I am still on BIOS 1901, should I update the bios? (2001, 2101)

I have a RAID 0 array. Should I be worried?

Current OC at 1.298v 4.4, stable.

GSKILL 2800 Ram (Using XMP Certified).

Many Thanks! (Please help smile.gif )
Edited by GTRNismo - 1/26/16 at 9:39pm
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