Just grabbed a 1680 v2 since they dropped to the $200 range and also because I recently acquired a X79-Deluxe for $75. My current machine is a 6800k + X99-A II with 32gb Samsung B-Die but it has not been a very pleasant experience. I feel when Zen 2 comes on the market it will cannibalize the X99 platform and unless you're running with a top of the line Mobo + 6950X, these components are going to drop drastically in price. I'll sell off my X99 Mobo + CPU, make a few dollars, and get to play around with this X79 8 core until I see where all the next gen Zen 2 chips land.
Anyway, I tried running 8 x 2GB 1600mhz CL6-8-6 1.5v on top of a 4.5ghz overclock and it became very temperamental. Was running at 1.35v core, 1.15 vccsa and 1.125 vtt @ 1.6v DRAM. Still have to catch up on this thread and find out what are safe voltages here and what people usually had to use to get overclocks stable with all 8 DIMM's populated. It would boot normal after applying the overclock, be stable, and then boot loop after I tried to restart, sitting on error code 19 for a few seconds before restarting. I would have to power cycle the machine, it would tell me the overclock failed, I wouldn't change any settings, and the computer would start up perfectly fine... Rinse and repeat. If my only chance of hitting 2133+ mhz on the RAM is with only 4 slots populated then I'll have to go that route with some 8GB LP Ballistix modules.
And am I reading this correctly? The CPU I have was made in 2017??? They were still making Ivy-E that recently?
Last edited by xenkw0n; 05-13-2019 at 05:09 PM.