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post #51 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 11:03 AM
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Does anyone have experience with both the x299 DARK and the Rampage 6 Apex? I currently have the Apex and while I've really enjoyed it, I'm thinking of revamping my setup and switching over to the DARK. I know they are physically very similar but the aesthetics, layout of the m.2's and beefier components have me looking away from ASUS.

There is a great sale going on right now ($200 off the DARK) which is very tempting.

Thanks in advance.

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7900x @ 4.8
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Rampage VI Apex
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Titan V
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32GB F4-4000C17Q-32GTZR
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Intel 900p
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Crucial MX300
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EVGA 1200 P2
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Fractal Define R6
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ASUS PG279Q
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Razer Mamba
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post #52 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 11:09 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by wheatpaste1999 View Post
Any X299 Dark users that can comment on how exactly to use the per core overclocking on this board? As far as I can tell you cannot set Vcore/VID manually or adaptive per core. It actually looks like there's no way to disable the integrated voltage regulator. Is this right, or am I missing something obvious? I have another x299 setup with an Asus R6E and the per core overclocking has a lot more options, but the settings you can adjust in bios for that motherboard make more sense to me.

I've been messing with this board for a couple of weeks with a goofy setup including a delidded 7800x and an air cooler in a CaseLabs BH7 case. Obviously I'm extremely thermally limited, but that's why I'm trying to get everything really dialed in.

The per core overclocking on the Dark is weird because if you set Vcore/VID based off your best cores, then you're going to run your lower ratio cores with more voltage than necessary (and hotter). If you set Vcore/VID based off the lower ratio cores, then you'll be unstable/not enough voltage for the higher ratio cores. Final option seems to be to leave Vcore on auto and adjust ratios individually... but that really can't be the most optimized way to do this, right? Leaving Vcore on auto ramps up the voltage and heat pretty quick.

Anybody have any pointers?
The only way to use per core OC is offset voltage so from VID voltage +offset voltage.

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Does anyone have experience with both the x299 DARK and the Rampage 6 Apex? I currently have the Apex and while I've really enjoyed it, I'm thinking of revamping my setup and switching over to the DARK. I know they are physically very similar but the aesthetics, layout of the m.2's and beefier components have me looking away from ASUS.

There is a great sale going on right now ($200 off the DARK) which is very tempting.

Thanks in advance.
Not R6A but i came from R6E:
VRM Dark much much better than R6E with additional fan. The VRM temp is cool.
Ram overclocking much easier, the SA voltage is lower compare to R6E.
No need to care about vccin and LCC anymore, the Dark board will adjust it for you.

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post #53 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 06:03 PM
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Hi folks, joined the club as well (just got my tracking number). Depending on your pov/purpose, the board's got its pluses and minuses and will suit my needs/wants just fine. Anyway, I'd been eyeing it for a few weeks on eBay for US $300 when it became available the other day via EVGA's site for $260. Couldn't pass it up at that price, which has since gone back up toward $300:

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post #54 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 11:23 AM
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New x299 Dark owner here. Was hoping to get some help on my ram.

It has no problem running dual channel at 4000 or 4133mhz, but in quad channel I couldnt even get 3600mhz to work.

Bios is up to date and so is everything else.

Here is the ram set. Its two sets and all 4 sticks are good and new, 32gb in total. They have samsung chips.

PVR416G413C9K

The xmps are 4000 and 4133mhz so I have to manually enter in for anything lower.

I went with these becuase the games I play, the higher the better and that Id know theyd work at any lower speeds.

My thirst needs quenching.

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EVGA x299 Dark 1.18 bios mod, with the latest cpu microcodes and Intel Raid and Lan Modules:

https://mega.nz/#!V7xC2YyA!sRH4o9p3U...S5KXgDJyjjf430

Read the mobo manual and follow the usb pendrive recovery bios instructions to flash this mod.

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