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11-26-2019 08:14 PM
MonnieRock Laithan,

Thanks for the reply and advice !

The one on ebay is roughly $720. Might as well bite the bullet and change platforms for that price

I noticed some of the China ones on aliexpress do not have "Asus" on the SB heatsink. Throws a flag up


Thank you,
Monnie
11-26-2019 05:32 PM
Laithan I wouldn't think there is a big market for fake RIVBE boards... but I guess anything is possible.

My advice.. never buy a listing that uses STOCK photos. You want actual hi-res pics of the board you are buying. This allows you to inspect for bent pins, corrosion, signs of dice/ln2 use, etc.. Since eBay changed the policy for returns when a product is defective, buyers no longer have to worry about getting stuck with international shipping fees for a return (when DEFECTIVE). IMO I would study the listing, look at seller feedback, message the seller and take a chance if you feel lucky . I never care if the listing says no returns because if it is defective you just open a case, ebay will allow the return at seller's expense anyway.

There is this one in the USA but it is pricey and comes with memory... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Rampag...QAAOSwfttd2xOL
11-26-2019 02:57 PM
MonnieRock My RIVBE just died after serving me well since release day purchase.

Where do I find another one?

Ebay only has ones from China, are those authentic or some copy cat counterfeit?

Did not see any in the overclock.net marketplace.


Thanks,
Monnie
09-29-2019 12:56 PM
gnasherrr my settings in case anyone wonders.
Other small stuff that might matter in no particular order just off my brain. Blck skew -3/pcie skew -30(helps with stability when blck/strap ratio is high like mine try -2/-20 if not as extreme)
/extreme tweaking on(helps with aida64 speeds)
/dram clk period 5(apparently 5 is best for performance. Not verified tho)
/dram swizzeling bit both off(not verified if this helps but some articles suggest to have them off for stability)
/latency boundary nearest(I don't thk this does anything if you manually set up secondary and third timings)
09-29-2019 12:40 PM
gnasherrr Yup. Mine is staying until trx40/trx80 gets out at least. I'm dailying at 1.5v 4.7ghz 1.30 2nd vvt/vccsa 2866 8*4gb 12-13-14-26-2t now. those are 24/7 speeds verified by prime95 and memtest. Actually I just found out yesterday that trefi is very relevant to memory latency and speed. The correct formula for it is ddr speed/2*7.8125. round up. Since the blck usually fluctuate a bit. You might need to figure out what blck/ddr speed the platform is actually running on most of the time and adjust accordingly. I managed to knock off 2ns from my aida64 latency by doing this. See my screenshot above
09-29-2019 11:26 AM
Laithan I honestly cannot come up with a solid justification to deviate from this platform. Newer platforms wouldn't really bring me much improvement (what 10% overall?) just bragging rights. There just isn't really anything that I do that demands more processing power, more PCIe lanes, etc.. IMO a E5-1680V2 is about the best deal going right now if you already have one of these boards and need a couple extra cores. These Xeons used to be $1000 and up for the longest time but now down to $200 bucks... sell your old CPU and it is cheap cheap.
09-29-2019 10:43 AM
Madmaxneo
Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
cheers! They'be been great for those of us who didn't get wonky samples. Mine's still gaming every day w. 32gb @ 1886 (4930k & 1070) the person its on long term loan to has never used a faster more stable PC.
Nice! Mine is still running a 4930k @ 4.2 ghz with 4x8gb strips of ram and a 1070. Sometimes I up it to 4.4ghz and sometimes I leave it the base (3.4ghz I think). I still have the issue with the occasional random black screens due to some voltage regulation issue on the MB. A restart is quick enough to get it up and running again with the NVME drive...lol.

Hopefully maybe in the next year I can upgrade to a more modern system.
09-29-2019 10:34 AM
gnasherrr benched a bit with the ek monoblock.
09-29-2019 08:38 AM
skupples
Quote: Originally Posted by Redshift 91 View Post
dropping in to say "Hi". My RIVBE is still my daily driver, but my 3930k has degraded quite a bit and only accepts like 8GB of memory anymore. I might try dropping an ebay xeon in to get some more life out of it as a secondary machine.
cheers! They'be been great for those of us who didn't get wonky samples. Mine's still gaming every day w. 32gb @ 1886 (4930k & 1070) the person its on long term loan to has never used a faster more stable PC.
09-29-2019 08:16 AM
nofearek9 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-...UAAOSwtOZbgElW
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