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Speaking of ram, I recently put in 6x 8GB Crucial ram (BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0.16FED 8GB ELITE DDR3-1866 (PC3-14900) CL9 @ 1.5V W/XMP /TS) ordered as 6 individual sticks. I'm running the memory faster than I ever have before (1660MHz) with XMP timings, and my rig has never been this stable before. 4.14GHz i7-970. I'd go faster, but right now I'm using it as a VM host (hence the memory upgrade), so I'm figuring don't fix what ain't broke. CPU is under custom water, and sits in the 40-50C range at full load, depending on ambient.
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The ram cooler is gone now, no need with the big bay fan. FYI that bay fan drops the rear of the CPU socket temp by 10C, and the ram and VRMs are barely warm to the touch, so it's totally worth it.

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Bought 2 sets of dual channel 8 Gb (2x4Gb kits) of G.Skill Trident X DDR3 2400 CL10 on Newegg yesterday evening since it was on sale for the same price as the DDR3 1600 CL8 I was looking to buy. And I might buy an ES Xeon E5 on eBay with an LGA 2011 motherboard just for a small test rig so I'll see if the DDR3 2400 is good for anything when I get it...

Its this one...
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Bought 3 8gb sticks as well (they were $74 each 2 days ago and they are CL9 at 1866 not CL7):

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EP0C8K6/ref=pe_385040_121528360_TE_dp_2

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Bought 3 8gb sticks as well (they were $74 each 2 days ago and they are CL9 at 1866 not CL7):

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EP0C8K6/ref=pe_385040_121528360_TE_dp_2

Hope they work.

Love crucial products, always a good performance and safe investment so I wouldn't worry about those smile.gif
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Love crucial products, always a good performance and safe investment so I wouldn't worry about those smile.gif

+1. as mentioned above I went full retard. they say never to go full retard, but I did, and I'm happy I did.

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I have to say it is quite incredible what this 6 year old platform is still capable of. I mean, for certain usage scenarios I'm pretty sure a mildly OCed 6-core Westmere at 4.0GHz isn't that much slower than the latest and greatest Haswell-E Hexacores @ stock. Of course, you loose the native SATA III and USB3.0 functionality as well as a couple of other convenient things, but when it comes to pure computing power and expandability X58 is still quite competitive in my opinion.

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The AIDA64 stresstest did run without a glitch for more than 24 hours. I am now considering my system stable smile.gif



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I have to say it is quite incredible what this 6 year old platform is still capable of. I mean, for certain usage scenarios I'm pretty sure a mildly OCed 6-core Westmere at 4.0GHz isn't that much slower than the latest and greatest Haswell-E Hexacores @ stock. Of course, you loose the native SATA III and USB3.0 functionality as well as a couple of other convenient things, but when it comes to pure computing power and expandability X58 is still quite competitive in my opinion.

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The AIDA64 stresstest did run without a glitch for more than 24 hours. I am now considering my system stable smile.gif



You ran the stress test @ stock or overclocked? because on the screenshots I don't really know what to see since they show stock clocks with memtest and aida64... did you upload the wrong screens by mistake or am I missing something? smile.gif
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I ran memtest and the AIDA stress test @ stock settings since I wanted to get my system 100% stable before I start overclocking so those screenshots are the correct ones. As I said, I will begin OCing my system on the coming weekend.

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Done some adjusting, dropped avg. 6celsius per core from earlier clocks.
From vCore 1.256 4Ghz To vCore 1.128 3.8Ghz

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Done some adjusting, dropped avg. 6celsius per core from earlier clocks.
From vCore 1.256 4Ghz To vCore 1.128 3.8Ghz
76 Gflops on 3.8ghz is actually really good. I'd keep that too. I have 76 Gflops at 4ghz, so congrats on the fine tuning... thumb.gif
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