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But how does that make any sense ? I disabled my network card in DM and its still pretty much the same results, previously when I had 2666 kingston ram and 980ti I had no such problems, but unfortunately I upgraded and sold them at the same time so I cant go back and test wich one exactly is the problem here.

FWIW, Asus' four layer boards don't seem to play too well with Corsair memory (if that's what you're using);

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=149795

G. Skill would be a better choice based on user feedback.

Also, watch out for AI Suite if you have that installed. Causes all kinds of issues, including latency issues.

Edit: Make sure you're using the latest BIOS before doing anything else.
Edited by oparr - 7/30/16 at 4:08am
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Yep I am using the latest bios, now I tried with my old 2666 kinston kit and latencymon is still in the red for some reason I am going nuts here, I`ll try to uninstall asus aisuite
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Yep I am using the latest bios, now I tried with my old 2666 kinston kit and latencymon is still in the red for some reason I am going nuts here, I`ll try to uninstall asus aisuite

Latencymon should tell you what you need to know without having to guess to that extent. That said, if performance isn't being affected by it I would ignore it.
post #4894 of 5773
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FWIW, Asus' four layer boards don't seem to play too well with Corsair memory (if that's what you're using);

Does anyone have a breakdown of the PCB layers for each board? Are the 4-layer models noticeably flimsy/flexible?
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Anyone have the Z170I MITX? I really want to get it for a new build, but those ugly heatsinks graphics really bother me. Anyone know if you can remove that to show the bare black heatsink?

    
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Anyone have the Z170I MITX? I really want to get it for a new build, but those ugly heatsinks graphics really bother me. Anyone know if you can remove that to show the bare black heatsink?


check the Impact. It's an incredibly good mobo. thumb.gif
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check the Impact. It's an incredibly good mobo. thumb.gif



No M.2 on the impact, the reason I didn't get it. That U.2 cable is awkwardly in the center and destroy your cable management
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Does anyone have a breakdown of the PCB layers for each board? Are the 4-layer models noticeably flimsy/flexible?

No, the reason is cost. You pay for these things with the premium tiers. The extra layers help to counteract issues like crosstalk and coupling noise. I wouldn't go bending boards anytime soon...

That's not to say that the entry level boards can't reach these higher speeds in some cases, but it's why they are not certified.
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No M.2 on the impact, the reason I didn't get it. That U.2 cable is awkwardly in the center and destroy your cable management

I tend to buy on performance metrics rather than looks. I have the Impact set up with a 6600K@4.7, Intel U.2 400GB 750 series, and a 1TB SSD, in a LianLi micro ATX case runs like a charm. Yes, the U.2 cable is right there - preferable to an M2 sticking straight up IMO. But then again, I like to see a car's motor, not a plastic shroud snapped on top. thumb.gif
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I tend to buy on performance metrics rather than looks. I have the Impact set up with a 6600K@4.7, Intel U.2 400GB 750 series, and a 1TB SSD, in a LianLi micro ATX case runs like a charm. Yes, the U.2 cable is right there - preferable to an M2 sticking straight up IMO. But then again, I like to see a car's motor, not a plastic shroud snapped on top. thumb.gif


I don't see too many boards with the M.2 Sticking straight up, except a couple X99 boards...most boards have the M.2 sit flat against the board...mine sits behind the PCI riser cable, i build for both, looks and performance, so that U.2 cable on the impact board stuck out like a sore thumb to me...it's a great board, no doubt, overclocks like crazy and has excellent onboard sound...It was in my O5S, i sold both, went a little bigger to micro atx and got a Gene...very stable and attractive board as well.

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