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OverK1LL 11-18-2011 11:34 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jingiko View Post

Overkill if you take off the heatsinks you'll notice that some of them dont even have thermal pads on them!

and the X79chip has some kind of foil on it, which is a first for me.


Wow. What components were missing thermal pads?

 

Did the foil seem like it would do the trick? When I imagine foil, I don't imagine a good thermal pad.

 

Did you take yours apart or did you find pics?


RSHillshooter81 11-18-2011 11:44 PM

Im starting to think that I should take mine apart and put some arctic silver 5 on it?

RSHillshooter81 11-19-2011 02:00 AM

btw upgrade to bios 76b you can find it over on the rog forums

OverK1LL 11-19-2011 08:20 AM


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by RSHillshooter81 View Post

Im starting to think that I should take mine apart and put some arctic silver 5 on it?


Do you have a loop? The factory heatsink is not full coverage and IMO, is lacking. A waterblock will be a great way to protect your investment while squeezing out more performance.


Levesque 11-19-2011 10:02 AM

I was up and running, surfing the net, then boom, system shut down, and then a strong burning smell coming from the computer. frown.gif

I don't have any debug code on my Rampage showing (debug LEDs are not even lighting up). The only thing I have is the CPU LED on the right side that is a solid red.

So, I can I know if it's the 3930k or the Rampage that is burned?

EDIT: found burned caps on the Rampage. Sigh. ***** happens. frown.gif Sad for a 500$ mobo to die after 30 minutes only.

Now waiting for another one from newegg. frown.gif

burningrave101 11-19-2011 11:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by RSHillshooter81 View Post

I like Mushkin, I have always used Corsair until this build i just read overall quality and speed was better (cheaper) using g skill ripjaws Z

I don't know, I have two 8GB (2x4GB) kits of G. Skill that I'm going to have to RMA at the moment. One 1866Mhz Ripjaws kit is causing lots of errors when I run Memtest and the other a 1600Mhz Sniper kit the heatspreaders fell off both sticks.

RSHillshooter81 11-19-2011 05:38 PM

is it Z version? I have mine currently running at 2133mhz and its fine.

OverK1LL 11-19-2011 10:22 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Levesque View Post

I was up and running, surfing the net, then boom, system shut down, and then a strong burning smell coming from the computer. frown.gif

I don't have any debug code on my Rampage showing (debug LEDs are not even lighting up). The only thing I have is the CPU LED on the right side that is a solid red.

So, I can I know if it's the 3930k or the Rampage that is burned?

EDIT: found burned caps on the Rampage. Sigh. ***** happens. frown.gif Sad for a 500$ mobo to die after 30 minutes only.

Now waiting for another one from newegg. frown.gif


 

WHAT HAPPENED?!?!


naizarak 11-19-2011 10:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Levesque View Post

I was up and running, surfing the net, then boom, system shut down, and then a strong burning smell coming from the computer. frown.gif
I don't have any debug code on my Rampage showing (debug LEDs are not even lighting up). The only thing I have is the CPU LED on the right side that is a solid red.
So, I can I know if it's the 3930k or the Rampage that is burned?
EDIT: found burned caps on the Rampage. Sigh. ***** happens. frown.gif Sad for a 500$ mobo to die after 30 minutes only.
Now waiting for another one from newegg. frown.gif

wow man sorry to hear that. never thought an ASUS product, especially ROG branded, would explode like that. hope they get it sorted for you.

Levesque 11-20-2011 09:18 AM

Don't know, but the X79 chip is burned. Maybe a bug with the stupid fan over the chipset?

I'm back with my Maximus in the same case, working fine, o I know it's not the PSU. I've lost 10 hours reseating, re-plugging, swapping PSUs, swapping cables, etc.Board is dead. Very intense burned silicon smell all over the house. My wife thaught there was a fire in the house. The smell is coming form under the chipset fan.

Worked for 15 minutes with everything on stock, pouf, dead. frown.gif

Already ordered another Rampage + 3930K from Newegg, and RMAed the bad Rampage. First time in 20 years building computers. I was always ''lucky''. **** happens?

So everyone, be careful with the stupid chipset fan. Maybe it was only bad luck, but the fan is there for a reason it seems. Burned chip. Be sure it's well cooled:(

p3gaz_001 11-20-2011 09:39 AM

i'm in, probably a future owner, but.. here's a question!!!

i'm having a RIIIE wich uses a Koolance 370 WB for the cpu, will this wb fit a 2011 socket cpu!? or they are planning to do new wb for 2011 cpu's??? any news about?

OverK1LL 11-20-2011 09:48 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by p3gaz_001 View Post

i'm in, probably a future owner, but.. here's a question!!!

i'm having a RIIIE wich uses a Koolance 370 WB for the cpu, will this wb fit a 2011 socket cpu!? or they are planning to do new wb for 2011 cpu's??? any news about?


The R4E has what is called an X-Socket, meaning you can swap the included 1366 plate with the installed 2011 plate. Here is more information: http://event.asus.com/2011/rog/X-Socket/

 

The Koolance brand isn't on that website, but I have a CPU-370 that I will be installing on mine later this afternoon. I can keep you posted, unless someone else can confirm it.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Levesque View Post

Don't know, but the X79 chip is burned. Maybe a bug with the stupid fan over the chipset?

I'm back with my Maximus in the same case, working fine, o I know it's not the PSU. I've lost 10 hours reseating, re-plugging, swapping PSUs, swapping cables, etc.Board is dead. Very intense burned silicon smell all over the house. My wife thaught there was a fire in the house. The smell is coming form under the chipset fan.

Worked for 15 minutes with everything on stock, pouf, dead. frown.gif

Already ordered another Rampage + 3930K from Newegg, and RMAed the bad Rampage. First time in 20 years building computers. I was always ''lucky''. **** happens?

So everyone, be careful with the stupid chipset fan. Maybe it was only bad luck, but the fan is there for a reason it seems. Burned chip. Be sure it's well cooled:(


Sorry to hear. I'm definitely getting a block when they come out. 

 


Aniket 11-20-2011 01:17 PM

Which among these two will be better for overclocking?
asus rampageIV extreme (8 phase CPU power design,3 phase VCCSA power design,2 + 2 phase DRAM power design) or asus p9x79 deluxe (Digital 16 + 4 Phase CPU Power Design,Digital 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design)?
The p9x79 has more power phases,so it might oc better,correct me if I'm wrong.
Also what is VCCSA power design?
smile.gif

p3gaz_001 11-20-2011 02:46 PM

ok... here's what i was looking for... but i still do not understand how it works...

http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=1221

OverK1LL 11-20-2011 03:47 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by p3gaz_001 View Post

ok... here's what i was looking for... but i still do not understand how it works...

http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=1221


Those will work fine, but you don't need to buy those. It's funny that you post right now, because I just started mounting my CPU-370 on the R4E (without those posts). I will post pictures in a few.

 


p3gaz_001 11-20-2011 03:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by OverK1LL View Post



Those will work fine, but you don't need to buy those. It's funny that you post right now, because I just started mounting my CPU-370 on the R4E (without those posts). I will post pictures in a few.

no need to buy those? O_o ..... so what's the point of this mounting screws? i do not get it, anyway.... let me have some pics of my future board with Koolance 370 Combo, thanks biggrin.gif

starcrafted 11-20-2011 04:33 PM

I am using a Q9550, and would like to upgrade to X79 and the R4E. I understand the X79 boards are lacking some features, and may have been rushed. So I'm a little confused because I've been reading a lot of articles on SBE and X79, and some of those articles hint that newer X79 boards may be coming out early next year with those missing features? Sorry if post is in the wrong thread.

OverK1LL 11-20-2011 05:00 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by p3gaz_001 View Post

no need to buy those? O_o ..... so what's the point of this mounting screws? i do not get it, anyway.... let me have some pics of my future board with Koolance 370 Combo, thanks biggrin.gif


I'm taking a guess here... I'm assuming the thread of LGA-1366 is not M4. And this is why I think that:

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 35 02 PM.jpg

 

It seems like the threads grip, but there is a lot of play. When fully tightened down you *could* use it, but I wouldn't recommend it.

 

 

 

 

Okay... So now the pics of the X-Socket install using a Koolance CPU-370

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 33 18 PM.jpg

^ This is an included accessory with the R4E. It is a 1366 Bracket (The CPU-370 is a 1366 Socket) that you can swap with the 2011 Bracket. 

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 33 10 PM.jpg

^ More pictures of the 1366 Bracket.

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 33 04 PM.jpg

^ Uninstalling the 2011 Bracket

 

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 32 52 PM.jpg

^ The back of the 2011 Socket.

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 04 37 PM.jpg

^Bracket 2011 on the left, 1366 on the right.

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 02 12 PM.jpg

^ Bracket 1366 installed. (BACK)

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 01 57 PM.jpg

^ 1366 Bracket installed (FRONT; and yes, you can't see anything; that's the point)

 

The rest of the pictures illustrate the install of the CPU-370 using the X-Socket 1366 Bracket.

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 01 50 PM.jpg

^ CPU-370 included posts (not the M4) installed using the 1366 Bracket AND the CPU-370 backplate (included in the purchase of the CPU-370).

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 01 44 PM.jpg

^ The back of the motherboard showing the 1366 bracket AND the CPU-370 backplate. Note: the 1366 socket and CPU-370 backplate DO NOT fit together.

I RECOMMEND PURCHASING THE M4 POSTS (here) FROM KOOLANCE because of this.

 

Photo Nov 20, 6 01 39 PM.jpg

^CPU-370 installed on the R4E using the CPU-370 Backplate and the 1366 bracket.

 

I've got to pick up some things at FrozenCPU tomorrow so while I'm there I will pick up the Koolance M4 LGA2011 Posts and post my findings. I'm willing to bet the M4 Posts with the Socket 2011 is going to be a MUCH better solution. If the posts are in stock, I will be able to post my findings as soon as I get back home from Frozen since I have the day off.

 


Jingiko 11-20-2011 06:54 PM

Heres mine!

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IMG_3603.jpg

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IMG_3665.jpg

IMG_3667.jpg

p3gaz_001 11-21-2011 04:07 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Levesque View Post

I was up and running, surfing the net, then boom, system shut down, and then a strong burning smell coming from the computer. frown.gif
I don't have any debug code on my Rampage showing (debug LEDs are not even lighting up). The only thing I have is the CPU LED on the right side that is a solid red.
So, I can I know if it's the 3930k or the Rampage that is burned?
EDIT: found burned caps on the Rampage. Sigh. ***** happens. frown.gif Sad for a 500$ mobo to die after 30 minutes only.
Now waiting for another one from newegg. frown.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Levesque View Post

Don't know, but the X79 chip is burned. Maybe a bug with the stupid fan over the chipset?
I'm back with my Maximus in the same case, working fine, o I know it's not the PSU. I've lost 10 hours reseating, re-plugging, swapping PSUs, swapping cables, etc.Board is dead. Very intense burned silicon smell all over the house. My wife thaught there was a fire in the house. The smell is coming form under the chipset fan.
Worked for 15 minutes with everything on stock, pouf, dead. frown.gif
Already ordered another Rampage + 3930K from Newegg, and RMAed the bad Rampage. First time in 20 years building computers. I was always ''lucky''. **** happens?
So everyone, be careful with the stupid chipset fan. Maybe it was only bad luck, but the fan is there for a reason it seems. Burned chip. Be sure it's well cooled:(

wth is going on?! O_o

i'm really going sad reading this .....

where the chipset fan running before k.o. the mainb?

@overkill thanks for the pictures!

this morning i was looking around for ram kits... when i came into this "Questo Kit è compatibile anche con le piattaforme P67 e Z68 a doppio canale" mean quad channel kit is compatible with P67 & Z68 platform.... so aint the same thing buying 2 kits of dual channel ram to put on x79 platform?

renaldy 11-21-2011 04:14 AM

Im getting my this coming wednesday with the i7 3930K :and i will sell my current platform.biggrin.gif

Levesque 11-21-2011 06:06 AM

Guys. The master Shamino just posted a great Rampage OC guide. A must read for every Rampage owners. smile.gif

OP, you should put a link to that thread in the first post. smile.gif

https://www.overclock.net/t/1171175/rampage-iv-extreme-information

OverK1LL 11-21-2011 07:51 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Levesque View Post

Guys. The master Shamino just posted a great Rampage OC guide. A must read for every Rampage owners. smile.gif

OP, you should put a link to that thread in the first post. smile.gif

https://www.overclock.net/t/1171175/rampage-iv-extreme-information


 

And get a spreadsheet. and update the title... lol


OverK1LL 11-21-2011 09:25 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by p3gaz_001 View Post

i'm in, probably a future owner, but.. here's a question!!!

i'm having a RIIIE wich uses a Koolance 370 WB for the cpu, will this wb fit a 2011 socket cpu!? or they are planning to do new wb for 2011 cpu's??? any news about?


To Confirm:

 

Did a little research. The Posts that come with the Koolance CPU-370 are M3 Thread. 

 

Socket 1366 is M3

 

BUT

 

The new Socket 2011 (which is the R4E) is M4.

 

 

To Recap:

 

Even though the R4E has the X-Socket which will allow you to use the 1366 instead of 2011, I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the 

LGA-2011 M4 Posts for CPU-370 instead of using the X-Socket because the the stock CPU-370 backplate does not fit properly with the 1366 bracket (see this photo)

 

Hope this helps, p3gaz_001.


burningrave101 11-21-2011 10:12 AM

Anyone heard a release date yet for the Rampage IV Formula board? If it's quite a bit cheaper than the Extreme thats the board I'm going for since it looks basically the same as the Extreme minus 4 DIMM slots, an annoying chipset fan, and a few features I'll never use like the OC Key.

700

http://www.techpowerup.com/155190/ASUS-Ready-with-Rampage-IV-Formula-Rampage-IV-Gene-in-the-Pipeline.html

p3gaz_001 11-21-2011 10:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by OverK1LL View Post


To Confirm:

Did a little research. The Posts that come with the Koolance CPU-370 are M3 Thread. 

Socket 1366 is M3

BUT

The new Socket 2011 (which is the R4E) is M4.


To Recap:

Even though the R4E has the X-Socket which will allow you to use the 1366 instead of 2011, I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the 

LGA-2011 M4 Posts for CPU-370 instead of using the X-Socket because the the stock CPU-370 backplate does not fit properly with the 1366 bracket (see this photo)




Hope this helps, p3gaz_001.

yeah thanks.... that's what i'm gonna do, i'll buy those m4 screws!!! thanks! thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by burningrave101 View Post

Anyone heard a release date yet for the Rampage IV Formula board? If it's quite a bit cheaper than the Extreme thats the board I'm going for since it looks basically the same as the Extreme minus 4 DIMM slots and a few features I'll never use like the OC Key.
700
http://www.techpowerup.com/155190/ASUS-Ready-with-Rampage-IV-Formula-Rampage-IV-Gene-in-the-Pipeline.html

wow, that's nice too!!!! tongue.gif

Levesque 11-21-2011 01:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by OverK1LL View Post

And get a spreadsheet. and update the title... lol

And change the title to include the Rampage Extreme, Rampage Formula and Rampage Gene. biggrin.gif

And remove the ''future'' form the title also.

sockpirate 11-21-2011 01:48 PM

to confirm this board WILL fit 4 MSI GTX 580 Lightning Extreme cards in quad SLI, although very snug, they will fit.

January cant get here soon enough, mmmm 3960x and another LEX 580 to meet the triplets for quad!

shnur 11-22-2011 12:39 PM

Getting two with EK waterblocks as soon as those are released! thumbsupsmiley.png


p3gaz_001 11-22-2011 12:53 PM

ek? u mad? this time i'll go by Koolance, no kidding!!!

BTW .. just payed my Rampage IV Extreme.... i'm starting to count down seconds!!! hell yess!!!pretty happy about this!!!! thumb.gif

shnur 11-22-2011 01:12 PM

What's the ETA for Koolance to released their block? EK's at the end of the month...


Boulard83 11-22-2011 01:52 PM

My RIVE is ordered. Waiting for it to knok at my door with my new WC gear too.

Hurry !

p3gaz_001 11-22-2011 01:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by shnur View Post

What's the ETA for Koolance to released their block? EK's at the end of the month...

when i asked on the official page on facebook they answered "Koolance: Our next full coverage blocks will be for X79's. We'll announce specific models once the blocks are closer to availability.
22 hours ago · Unlike · 1"

Khalam 11-22-2011 07:25 PM

Sign me up lads, just ordered my R4E and the 4th Lightning;)

stasio 11-23-2011 01:27 AM

Rampage-IV-Extreme-ASUS-0703

ftp://61.63.40.137/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2011/Ra...e-ASUS-0703.zip

p3gaz_001 11-23-2011 06:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by stasio View Post

Rampage-IV-Extreme-ASUS-0703
ftp://61.63.40.137/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2011/Ra...e-ASUS-0703.zip

change log? is this an official bios?

stasio 11-23-2011 07:42 AM

Rampage-IV-Extreme-ASUS-0803

http://91.121.148.119/downloads/BIOS/Rampa...e-ASUS-0803.ROM
Code:
New UEFI for R4E 0803 with memory timing changes to the gaming OC profile.

If updating from an old BIOS, board will halt at code 70 when you reboot after the flash. This is normal, leave it for a few minutes while the onboard ROMs are updated

stasio 11-23-2011 10:15 AM

One more today:

Rampage-IV-Extreme-ASUS-0079b

http://91.121.148.119/downloads/BIOS/Rampa...-ASUS-0079b.ROM
Code:
[email protected]
R4E UEFI 079B, for overclocking - more aggressive than 0803:

OverK1LL 11-23-2011 09:08 PM

Koolance FULL COVERAGE waterblock for Rampge IV Extreme due next week!

 


From the Koolance Homepage:

Koolance.PNG


shnur 11-23-2011 09:27 PM

Sweet! I was looking at their website earlier today and there was nothing :o

 

 


stasio 11-24-2011 12:25 AM

Code:
[email protected]
A new tool from the ROG Team. Allows you to set overclock thresholds and voltage within the OS for your CPUs. Handy if you're limited by cooling but want to take advantage of higher core speeds during lighter loading. Give it a try!!!!
CPU Maximizer V1.00.02
http://www.mediafire.com/?chm9mbmyodc52vv

9108639.jpg

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showth...rt-Thread/page6

Bundy 11-24-2011 04:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket View Post

Which among these two will be better for overclocking?
asus rampageIV extreme (8 phase CPU power design,3 phase VCCSA power design,2 + 2 phase DRAM power design) or asus p9x79 deluxe (Digital 16 + 4 Phase CPU Power Design,Digital 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design)?
The p9x79 has more power phases,so it might oc better,correct me if I'm wrong.
Also what is VCCSA power design?
smile.gif

Have you managed to get an answer to this? I am wondering the same.

Levesque 11-24-2011 05:43 AM

There seems to be some problems with the Rampage BIOS for now. Some people need much higher voltage on the Rampage compared to the Sabertooth or ASRock mobos when using the exact same chip. .. Strange...

So don't worry if you need high voltage on the Rampage. Future BIOS will probably fix that problem. Asus are pumping those BIOS out like crazy! biggrin.gif

We are beta tester! biggrin.gif

sockpirate 11-24-2011 07:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Khalam View Post

Sign me up lads, just ordered my R4E and the 4th Lightning;)

you have to let me know how they perform in quad-sli Khalam! I wont be getting my stuff until mid Januar, which chip did you end up going with ?

stasio 11-24-2011 09:02 AM

Rampage-IV-Extreme-ASUS-0083b

http://91.121.148.119/downloads/BIOS/R4E83b.ROM

More DRAM Tuning:

-Added option under 'Latency Boundary' 'Furthest' - Furthest will help RAM OC higher (especially Elpida Hypers/ BBSE) at the cost of latency.
-Added Load Tight 4x4GB Hynix Profile.

derickwm 11-24-2011 01:29 PM

Ohhh my sorry lads. I was away for quite some time. Will try to get a gdocs going or at least a list!

shnur 11-24-2011 02:56 PM

Looks like this is going forward quickly, I like the fact that the board was a good decision for me to go with :)


Hellish 11-24-2011 05:52 PM

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stasio 11-24-2011 10:59 PM

Rampage-IV-Extreme Manual

ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2011/Rampage_IV_Extreme/E6797_Rampage_IV_Extreme.zip

Jayyde 11-25-2011 12:11 AM

I hope to be a member soon! Waiting for Newegg to get a new shipment along with 580 classifieds so I can order the build. I do have a question though. I was originally planing on using a Corsair AX1200 PSU which has 6 PCIE 6+2 power connectors. With the classifieds, all 6 will be going to them, which doesn't leave any for the 6pin on the motherboard. Could I use a Molex to PCIE adapter or should I look into a different PSU that has more PCIE connectors, like the Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200w? Thanks!

stasio 11-25-2011 02:25 AM


ROG_OC_Key_FW_V1003

ftp://61.63.40.137/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2011/Rampage_IV_Extreme/ROG_OC_Key_FW_V1003.zip

spencer785 11-25-2011 03:12 AM

Add me to club

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fat_italian_stallion 11-25-2011 09:25 AM

Finally time to join up!

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Rhia 11-25-2011 11:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by OverK1LL View Post


To Confirm:

Did a little research. The Posts that come with the Koolance CPU-370 are M3 Thread. 

Socket 1366 is M3

BUT

The new Socket 2011 (which is the R4E) is M4.


To Recap:

Even though the R4E has the X-Socket which will allow you to use the 1366 instead of 2011, I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the 

LGA-2011 M4 Posts for CPU-370 instead of using the X-Socket because the the stock CPU-370 backplate does not fit properly with the 1366 bracket (see this photo)




Hope this helps, p3gaz_001.

I'm using the Koolance 370 with the X-socket mine seems to mount ok, and temps are great - see pic375

edit temps are hard to see prime cpu blend temps are 52-64oC after an hour or two at 1.5v, TIM is Phobya HEgrease
450


drufause 11-25-2011 06:44 PM

I have been wanting to get this board. But egg and zon are constantly sold out and the local shop wants extra $60 for a two week special order with no returns. The main reason I like the board is dual bios Asus. If sabertooth had this I would just order it.

As it is I'm watching gig videos and contemplating their ud5 or ud7

burningrave101 11-25-2011 07:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by drufause View Post

I have been wanting to get this board. But egg and zon are constantly sold out and the local shop wants extra $60 for a two week special order with no returns. The main reason I like the board is dual bios Asus. If sabertooth had this I would just order it.
As it is I'm watching gig videos and contemplating their ud5 or ud7

The UD7 has the dual BIOS feature and it's $80-$100 cheaper than the RIVE boards at Newegg. You also get a $55 combo discount if you buy it with the 3930k. The RIVE/3930k combo has been OOS at Newegg since SB-E launch so your stuck paying $155 more for the Rampage IV/BF3 which is the only one that's been in stock. I ordered a UD7 + 3930k for myself earlier tonight.

fat_italian_stallion 11-25-2011 07:44 PM

The RIVE is worth the wait. I was in the same position a week ago. I was fed up trying to find one and almost ordered something else. So glad I waited. The board is simply phenomenal and is getting tons of aftermarket support for waterblocks. I can honestly say the board is perfect except for not having 10 sata ports and all sata 3

JB3 11-25-2011 08:36 PM

I have my RIVE, case, rads, power supply, pumps, and I'm picking out the rest of the parts for my new build. I'll be running three EVGA Classified Hydro Copper 580 3GB cards and the 3930K cpu. What ram will give me the best gaming performance, how many and what size DIMM's? I AM having fun now!smile.gif

fat_italian_stallion 11-25-2011 09:09 PM

Obviously the 64gb @ 2133 MHz gskill ripjaw z ram kit (8x8gb)

shnur 11-26-2011 09:31 AM

I went with 16gb Dominator 2133mhz because of the watercooling option. 


Levesque 11-26-2011 10:56 AM

Finally got my replacement for my Rampage today, and also received my G.Skill DDR3-2400 CL9 (4X4Gb). smile.gif



JB3 11-26-2011 12:42 PM

My, and I assume everyone's, RIVE came with a cover over 4 connectors of the 8-pin EATX 12V_2 power connector. Are these 4 covered connectors not supposed to be used? If they are supposed to be used why are they covered?

drufause 11-26-2011 02:20 PM

Some power supply's only have 4 pin. It prevents people from plugging in wrong. If your power supply is eight good to go. Just food for thought for you. The ga-x79-ud7 has two separate 8 pin CPU plugs. That is the one I'm still trying to figure out.

rent.a.john 11-26-2011 02:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by drufause View Post

Some power supply's only have 4 pin. It prevents people from plugging in wrong. If your power supply is eight good to go. Just food for thought for you. The ga-x79-ud7 has two separate 8 pin CPU plugs. That is the one I'm still trying to figure out.

Same with the rampage 3 extreme, 2 x 8 pin, you only need 1 of them plugged in, the other one more or less for serious LN2 OCs.

Rhia 11-26-2011 04:18 PM

Having lots of fun with this board, getting 5+Ghz stable was easy as in 12hours of Prime95 small FFT's and RAM blend each. But for some reason the computer reboots after a couple of minutes playing any game does anyone have any idea of why this is happening? These random reboots don't occur at sub 4.5GHz overclocks, need some experienced help for this.
Solution - had Vcore llc on ultra high and vcore must have been starved of volts playing games but not running prime, lowering llc to high and increasing vcore has eliminated the reboots yay biggrin.gif

I also have another random question, increasing BLCK on regular SBis a big no no, is this also the case with SB-E - as in pushing the BCLK away from the straps, or is it safe like nehelem was?
Answer is a couple of points from the strap asus technician talking to newegg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP8Q-7Mdztg
What do you guys think/know? Thanks in advance biggrin.gif

edit: this is a good source of info from the Asus website when getting to know the board
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?5835-ASUS-Rampage-IV-Extreme-UEFI-Guide-for-Overclocking

shnur 11-26-2011 05:31 PM

Thanks for the link Rhia, I'll definitely take a look shortly before I get the board, so I have more ideas as to what to do with it.

 

BCLK is tied to PCIe and other things AFAIK, hence over 103 it's becoming dangerous because you're running your hard drives and video cards on that bus as well.


JB3 11-26-2011 05:46 PM

With quad memory does it make a difference in gaming and computing performance 8 x 2 GB of ram or 4 x 4 GB of ram?

shnur 11-26-2011 06:25 PM

Populating 4 slots will lead to more overclocking options. Depends on what choices you have.


Jingiko 11-26-2011 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by shnur View Post

Populating 4 slots will lead to more overclocking options. Depends on what choices you have.

Would using two dual channel kits make a difference over a single quad channel kit?

or 4 dual channel kits over 2 quad channel kits (same model across of course).

Not looking to LN or do any crazy OCing just a stable 4.5-5 on water.

Thanks in advance

Because grabbing 4 of these kits does look welcoming,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

But im not sure if im diggin my own grave if I get these instead of coughing up the extra dough for two quad kits.

shnur 11-26-2011 11:29 PM

I would not go with dual channel RAM, I think with such a great board you can afford the extra 20-30$ for matched sticks.

 

You'll be able to run them, but getting at higher clock speeds will be difficult.


Jingiko 11-27-2011 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by shnur View Post

I would not go with dual channel RAM, I think with such a great board you can afford the extra 20-30$ for matched sticks.

You'll be able to run them, but getting at higher clock speeds will be difficult.

Yeah I actually did the pricing and going with two quad sets with higher clocks would be the better deal.

Tobarus 11-27-2011 08:03 AM

I just got my extreme iv bf3 edition mobo today.

During my unboxing, I noticed that the 4-way sli and 3-way sli bridges weren't wrapped in anything (ie - for protection)

Was everyone else's like this as well?

fat_italian_stallion 11-27-2011 08:35 AM

you know when they say dual or quad channel kits the only difference is the amount of dimms in the kit.

shnur 11-27-2011 08:36 AM

Jingiko, what RAM are you looking for? I heard to want to water cool, why not go for Dominator RAM as well 

wheee.gif

 

Tobarus, I don't think it actually matters much, over many boards, I've gotten SLI bridges/xfire bridges either super well packed, or just thrown in there thumb.gif


burningrave101 11-27-2011 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Tobarus View Post

I just got my extreme iv bf3 edition mobo today.
During my unboxing, I noticed that the 4-way sli and 3-way sli bridges weren't wrapped in anything (ie - for protection)
Was everyone else's like this as well?

Yeah, that's the way ASUS packages the SLI bridges with all of their motherboards.

Jingiko 11-27-2011 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by shnur View Post

Jingiko, what RAM are you looking for? I heard to want to water cool, why not go for Dominator RAM as well 
wheee.gif

Tobarus, I don't think it actually matters much, over many boards, I've gotten SLI bridges/xfire bridges either super well packed, or just thrown in there thumb.gif

Dominator ram is insanely beautiful I have the red ones for the x58 board but I doubt ill liquid cool my ram sticks. I was leaning toward the Gskill ones, yet I want to populate all of the dimm slots just to see what will happen at 32GB and if I can max it out on Adobe and Sony Vegas

My main concern is getting the 2133 or 1866a big difference in OC? Im not trying to break records I just want a decent 4.5-5Ghz on my 3930k.
Ill be running two loops (CPU/mobo & GPU) so cooling it wont be a problem.

Id probably lean toward two 16gb quad kits of 1866MHz or should I shell the extra $100 for the 2133MHz?
If running 1600 is fine id deff save my money on memory and use it elsewhere such as additional SSDs for Raid0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231503

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231504

Also is running 1600MHz that bad? Don't most people OC it to 1866MHz anyway? If I can run 1600MHz Dominators id deff go with the Dominators then.

shnur 11-27-2011 01:04 PM

I'm a firm believer that you can get away with lower speed RAM and overclock it further, therefore the max I'd buy right now is 2133 because the max sold is 2400 which probably is just topped out 2133 ram...

 

The RAM you posted there will do the job; I'm a little sad that it's already rated at 1.65v, it probably pin-points that you can't get it further by much.

 

I think we'll need to test it to see at which point RAM becomes an issue. I think if you get 1600mhz you could actually be OK on that side because multipliers should be able to get very low still since it's supported out of the box.


Jingiko 11-27-2011 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by shnur View Post

I'm a firm believer that you can get away with lower speed RAM and overclock it further, therefore the max I'd buy right now is 2133 because the max sold is 2400 which probably is just topped out 2133 ram...

The RAM you posted there will do the job; I'm a little sad that it's already rated at 1.65v, it probably pin-points that you can't get it further by much.

I think we'll need to test it to see at which point RAM becomes an issue. I think if you get 1600mhz you could actually be OK on that side because multipliers should be able to get very low still since it's supported out of the box.

Interesting, thanks for the advice ill refer back to this thread when I make my purchase!! +REP

ReignsOfPower 11-27-2011 02:51 PM

Picked up my RPG IV Extreme, G.Skill Ripjaw Z kit and 3630k CPU. Waiting on an order of MDPC screws before I start building smile.gif

My Build Log

JB3 11-27-2011 03:44 PM

The manual says to populate PCIe slots 1 & 4 for a two card SLI setup. Is this suggested for optimal air cooling or for some electronic reason? I will be using water cooled video cards and would rather populate slots 1 & 2 if it won't hurt electronic performance.

shnur 11-27-2011 04:37 PM

Jingiko, I actually ordered some 2133 C10 Gskill and I'm waiting for the Dominator's to get back on stock. I can definitely showcase the differences, although boards will also be in play (P9X79 Pro and R4E). Sadly since neither the 3930k's or the R4E or the RAM or the M4 SSD's are in stock in Canada I'm waiting ..... wheee.gif

 

JB3, it's for optimal airflow really, all slots are identical. Just make sure to see which RED slot gets disabled if you're using either one of the black slots.


fat_italian_stallion 11-27-2011 05:10 PM

Finally ordered my 3960X! Can't wait for it to get here. Will be the perfect match for this board.

ReignsOfPower 11-27-2011 05:12 PM

I noticed EK are in the process of making a waterblock for the motherboard. Do you guys think it's worth it? I'm watercooling the CPU and GPU at the moment and wont be doing any crazy overclocks (5GHz being the absolute max).

fat_italian_stallion 11-27-2011 05:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReignsOfPower View Post

I noticed EK are in the process of making a waterblock for the motherboard. Do you guys think it's worth it? I'm watercooling the CPU and GPU at the moment and wont be doing any crazy overclocks (5GHz being the absolute max).

u just spend $450 on a motherboard. Why wouldn't you buy a waterblock for it?

ReignsOfPower 11-27-2011 07:55 PM

Because I've read that the temps are reasonable and even without the active cooling (disconnecting the fan) the chips still sit under 50C @ 20C ambient. Not sure if this is the case. I'm going by what I saw in timetolivecustoms review of the board.

shnur 11-27-2011 08:25 PM

I've contacted a reseller and he said he should have news of the Koolance block tomorrow and EK said "end of November" but then disappeared... It's a two piece block; so it makes things a little more difficult to route, I'm getting one though.

The fan is extremely noisy, also I think it will be beneficial in the long term.

 

About the 50C without the fan, where did you see that? My x58 runs at 50-60C with good airflow now, x79 is supposed to be a LOT more hot.


ReignsOfPower 11-27-2011 08:36 PM

I saw it here towards the end where he talks about the motherboard fan

fat_italian_stallion 11-27-2011 10:36 PM

Just watched the vid. Cant wait to get my 3960x on Wednesday to try it out.

Levesque 11-28-2011 06:03 AM

Is there anyone using Quad-Fire with the Rampage IV? I've lost 2 hours trying to make 4X Lightning 6970 work on it. I get a computer reset/restart in every games or benchmarks. Tri-Fire is working fine in any combination, slots, and with any 3 cards. So the cards are fine, and the slots are fine. But Quad-Fire doesn't work.

Everything is at stock (CPU, RAM and GPUs), I have test my RAM and they are fine. I use 2 PSU for 2100 watts total, on 2 dedicated 20A circuits. Easy-plug 1 and 2 are plugged. I've test both PSUs in another system and they are working fine. Cards are watercooled and not overheating (cores are under 40 celsius and VRMs under 45 celsius).

Could it be that ATI, like Nvidia, were not ready for X79? I know Nvidia surround is not working with X79. Could it be that the latest ATI drivers where not ready for Quad with X79? I just need a confirmation that it's suppose to work, or not, and will continue/stop fighting with it.

Am I missing something in the BIOS?

fat_italian_stallion 11-28-2011 06:10 AM

Most likely drivers. Nothing in the bios you need to change to run it. Have you tried turning off the pci lanes with the switch on the mobo in the top right hand corner and running the benchmarks with every combo of the three? Man you've had bad luck getting this beast running.

Michalev 11-28-2011 06:19 AM

Anyone know of a decent site to order this board, was about to order most of my parts but it seems to be out of stock most everywhere and it is kinda bummin me out. sad-smiley-002.gif

drufause 11-28-2011 06:26 AM

I don't like tiger direct but the have them apparently.

fat_italian_stallion 11-28-2011 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by drufause View Post

I don't like tiger direct but the have them apparently.

Where I got mine. Took them two days to just ship it mad.gif Should have waited a few hours and just got it from newegg.

Levesque 11-28-2011 06:45 AM

Yes, like I said, any combination of 3 cards, in any of the 4 slots is working. So this is ruling out the cards, and the PCIe slots.And yes I have tried turning off every slots with the mobo switch and was able to boot with any of the four working alone in the 4 slots.

But I just noticed that I can do Metro2033 benchmarks at 1080p, but not at 2560X1600. But Furmark is crashing even at 1080p. frown.gif

I have 2100 w of juice, on 2 dedicated circuits. Corsair AX1200 + Corsair AX850. Both are working fine if using them alone to power everything and 3 cards, and working fine in another system.

Really annoying to get those computer reset. frown.gif

Early adopter fun?

shnur 11-28-2011 09:22 AM

Levesque, I think yes... it should support quad-fire, but I think there might be some quirks at this moment with that config. 


Levesque 11-28-2011 09:53 AM

Someone on Xtreme point me to the HPET settings in the BIOS, and the PCH config where gen 3 is enabled by default. Will try gen2/gen2/gen2 later tonight.


-javier- 11-28-2011 12:44 PM

i wanna get this board but is out of stock, where can i get it.mad.gif

p3gaz_001 11-28-2011 02:29 PM

my board was shipped today ...... thumb.gif

naizarak 11-28-2011 02:34 PM

i would never trust tiger direct with a $500 order. just wait for newegg, i'm sure they'll get more in-stock soon

aesthetics1 11-28-2011 02:37 PM

Tiger Direct isn't actually shipping the item:

"Usually ships in 7 - 21 Days" *Click on Details*

"This item is supplied from a third party warehouse. Orders ship within the listed business days time frame."

I haven't been able to find it in stock anywhere reliable. I don't want to order it from the egg because I'd like to avoid sales tax wink.gif.. Keeping my eye on amazon and some other places online.

Anyone else able to find them somewhere reliable?


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