Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Amish Country - USA
Just received ram i was waiting for. Nice 4x8gb Corsair Dominator's. 3600c16 @ 1.35v. The specs say 16-18-18, but when i set Xmp and was able to boot in, cpuid is telling me 16-16-16. On the EVGA X299 Dark you need to manually adjust VSA and VCCIO voltages to be able to boot in with XMP setting on these, and i imagine, with any other sticks at or above 3600mhz. I also manually changed ram frequency setting to 3600 as well, not on auto. This set booted in fine with 1.15v VSA and 1.1875v VCCIO. Middle ground. I have not tested or tried lowering yet. Hope to tighten up timings and also push for higher ram frequency. This is definitely a step up from quad channel on Haswell-E and X99, I skipped Broadwell-E.
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