Originally Posted by Flaxen Hegemony
Hey guys, over the extended holiday weekend, I'm going to be giving my boards another run-through after my initial tests. Here is my current x299 equipment pile, occupying a shrine in the middle of the family room, to the wife's constant delight:
And yes, Rudolph is helping me out.
You'd think that I arrange my tests optimally, so that can just reassemble-reassemble things once. But sometimes, a tidbit noticed in one bios needs to be looked at in the previous one or two.
I'm currently running the Asus R6E with a Fractal Design Celsius S36 just like before, BUT THIS TIME... (cue dramatic music)... my order of iddy biddy teeny weeny yellow pol--- oh it stops working there. Anyway, the little fans, like this, with one pushing down on the VRM heat sink, and the other pushing on the DIMM card.
Another thing I'm going to try to do this weekend, is setup some kind of "smart Fan program" that will issue an alarm of some sort if a thermal runway condition is happening. Mind you, it hasn't happened yet, but I'm curious if it can be anticipated in the UEFI.
The next little summary I post will be on the Asus R6E, and whether a VRM fan cranking to kingdom come can offset those VRM-thrashing 109C voltages down to something reasonable with all the other junk in the case.
CLARIFICATION: In my previous posts, I want'ed to make sure you understand something about disabling cores in UEFI. I did NOT say or suggest that some boards don't allow you to disable cores. They do. Every board I've tested in this little group has done so. The problem happens when you want specific cores OFF or want to know which of the cores might be adjacent/nearby. Nearly all boards just ask you "how many" cores you want active, not "which cores" you want active. For quick and dirty chip comparisons, this is fine, but for tuning minimal voltage requirements, and the impact of nearby individual cores to another core's thermals, the Asus R6A and R6E allow these adjustments to be made."
And that Gigabyte board sure is sharp looking. Maybe it deserves a second look a well. Let me know, guys, if you want me to try any tests on the equipment I have here. Cheers!