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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 10:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Having the 1800X for a few days and frustrated by the lack of delivery of my ASUS CH6, I went to my local Microcenter which happened to get some stock of the MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon in. When I checked the website, there were 10+ in stock. By the time I got to the store, there appeared to only be 2 left so I grabbed one.

Components I have thus far:
1800X w/ Hyper 212X Turbo (waiting on a bracket for an H100i v2 which may be weeks out due to high demand so the cooler was a Microcenter grab along with the mobo).
MSI 370 Gaming Pro Carbon (obviously)
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB in M2_1 slot (had it laying around....no OS on it - I'm not to that point yet)
EVGA 750W G3 PSU
Zotac 610GT (just threw a single slot card in there for the time being as there is currently too much tinkering going on to drop in my hybrid 980Tis)
Gskill TridentZ F4-3200C14D-32GTZSW 16GBx2 CL14-14-14-34 1.35v

Threw everything together and it booted just fine on the first try. With everything on Auto, the system runs without issue. Booted a Fedora 25 LiveUSB and it all worked fine.

I've seen people asking in other threads about POST times so here has been my experience thus far. On a cold boot with stock settings:

The RAM LEDs come on as soon as the power is pressed and stay on indefinitely.
The CPU LED comes on as soon as the power is pressed and turns off after 5 seconds.
The DEBUG CPU LED comes on as soon as the power is pressed and turns off after 5 seconds.
The board vanity LEDs come on 12 seconds after power was pressed.
The DEBUG VGA LED comes on after 17 seconds and turns off at 22 seconds.
The DEBUG BOOT LED comes on at ~22 seconds and turns off at 23 seconds.
My monitor, connected via DVI, activates at 24 seconds and the system boots.


With the RAM clocked up to 2933, the boot times change a little:

Power on - CPU, RAM, DEBUG CPU and DEBUG RAM LED turn on.
16 seconds after power on, DEBUG CPU and DEBUG RAM LEDs turn off.
21 seconds after power on, the board vanity LEDs come on.
25 seconds after power on, the fans briefly spin up to high RPMs.
26 seconds after power on, the VGA and DEBUG VGA LEDs come on.
30 seconds after power on, the DEBUG VGA turns off, the monitor comes on, and the system boots.

Since I don't have my AIO connected, I haven't given OC'ing the CPU a shot yet but here is my experience with the RAM.

I cannot get the system to POST with the RAM at 3200 14-14-14-14-34 1.35v.
I can get the system to POST with RAM at 3200 26-26-26-26-48 1.36v (1.35v and it doesn't post, 1.36v and it did).
I haven't had a chance to play around with the system with RAM at 3200 yet and not sure I want to at that voltage.

The system seems much happier when the memory is set to 2933.
I am currently running loops of the Passmark memtest86 with the following settings:
2933, 17-14-14-14-34, 1.25v - this has been running for over an hour now without errors.

I've been tinkering with various timings and voltages for most of the evening.
2933, 17-12-12-12-33, 1.25v would POST but memtest showed errors very quickly.

Any tCL lower than [email protected] and I'm shorting the CMOS jumper to get the system back to a usable state.
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