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That seems like a bit of a downgrade going from a 4960x to a 2670....
if this was to stay my gaming rig, yes, definitely, you are right. But I intend to do something a bit different, where core number matters. There's no way I'll turn the RIVBE off:) I will install a dual system in my soon to come Obsidian 1000D, and my gaming rig will move to mini itx with a 6700K.
 

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if this was to stay my gaming rig, yes, definitely, you are right. But I intend to do something a bit different, where core number matters. There's no way I'll turn the RIVBE off:) I will install a dual system in my soon to come Obsidian 1000D, and my gaming rig will move to mini itx with a 6700K.
Out of curiosity what will you be doing? I have a couple 2670s and I mostly have them just because they were dirt cheap, lol.
 

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have u guys have a ridiculous load time? like along the lines of minutes up to like 15-30 minutes? Had recent issues with the cables to my SSDs (storage) which i had turned off computer to replace. But restarting it took FOREVER....
 

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Hey guys, I bought an e5-1680V2 a week or two ago to get some more life out of my X79 R4Forumla and it should be here within the next couple of days. I was trying to decide what modded BIOS I should install. I wanted to install the latest version (5001 for the RF4) with NVMe support, but I am holding off because most of the modded BIOSes I've found/downloaded so far have the CPU microcode updates. Should I just go ahead and install it anyway? Is the performance hit a lot, or is it not worth the worry?

Also, if using a program like Inspectre, it seems you can disable the protection in Windows, but I was wondering if your MB's BIOS has the microcode update, will that still affect the performance of the system even if it's disabled within Windows?
 

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Seems my 4930K is burning out. She was always a poor OC chip voltage wise, so it has had nearly 1.5v pumping through it since I got it in 2013/2014. Whenever it came out. Gets random system lockups with nothing in windows or linux logs. Swapped PSU, still happening. So, figure I have burned the CPU finally. So, looking to replace it to limp by till I pull the trigger on a threadripper build.

The question is, would a 1660v2 be worth the extra $ over a 1650v2? I know the base clock is only a bit higher. Think the cache was a little larger too. But, will the 1660v2 OC better? If they are about the same I will avoid the China shipping and just get a 1650v2. Thoughts. Leaning more 1650v2 at the moment.
 

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1650v2, 1660v2 not worth it.

1680v2 or 1650v2.
 
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Do you guys think I should avoid using a modded BIOS with the CPU microcode updates? Is the performance hit incurred too much?
 

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1650v2, 1660v2 not worth it.

1680v2 or 1650v2.

That is what I figured. Not sure I want to monkey with the 1680v2. More than I want to spend to just limp along for a few months.

Do you guys think I should avoid using a modded BIOS with the CPU microcode updates? Is the performance hit incurred too much?
Generally speaking, the microcode only really has any negative effects on specific enterprise workloads. Generally, not the stuff home users need to worry about. You can play it safe, or just test it and see what happens. It's not a big deal if you need to roll back.
 

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I'm quite impressed that my 8 year old setup is holding up. I ran it with C states disabled and no side panel for years.

3930k 4.7 @ 1.39v
samsung low profile wonder ram 2133 cl9 @ 1.55v // 1.175v vtt and vccsa
RIVE

Had two major issues with the motherboard which were resolved by accident when reseating CPU (to lap it):
-irog2 is updating loop
-one of the memory sticks not recognizing

What's the best BIOS for SB-E again? I went back 50x pages or so as the search is terribly broken and the consensus appears to be 4102/4206?
 

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Depends what you mean by best I suppose.... best performing or best with all the fixes and features?
 

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Depends what you mean by best I suppose.... best performing or best with all the fixes and features?


Best for overclocking. For example I downgraded from 4503 to 4206 this morning and was able to lower vcore from 1.39 to 1.38. Prime running for 5 hours so far (still in progress, will probably stop it at 8 hours as all I do is game on this box).


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4206 was the best one I remember using for shear clocks when I had my 3930k in....

But to me the loss of the other stability and features wasn't worth the sub 100MHz I lost.
 

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4206 was the best one I remember using for shear clocks when I had my 3930k in....



But to me the loss of the other stability and features wasn't worth the sub 100MHz I lost.


Noted, thank you.


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found a 1650v2 for $70 on ebay. Should get it in a week or so.
 

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rampage iv extreme bios mod

I fixed the problem. It appeared that I hadn't correctly flashed the bios. I tried using a different USB stick and it worked.

If anyone else has issues then try using a different USB stick to flash the BIOS.

can you give me a link to the mod you use.
 

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I have two of these mobos. Noting that one was frequently "not responding" and taking its time accessing hard drives, investigated. Noticed that only one stick of ram was showing in Task Manager. The other stick could be seen in bios, Aida and CPUZ. Tried swapping in other ram, same. Only bank 1 was recognised by Windows 10. Did an in place reinstall, same. Looked at the other Rampage IV pc. Same issue.

All sticks work in bank 1. Second bank doesn't show in Windows 10.

The only two other things I can think of are bent pins or too much heatsink downforce? Unfortunately my eyes are no longer "sharp", in terms of trying to pick a bent pin....

Putting an 8GB stick in instead of 4GB does seem to have helped, but won't be sure if it really has till more time has elapsed, and it hasn't hung, not responded or lagged...

Are there any other probable causes or cures?
 

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I have two of these mobos. Noting that one was frequently "not responding" and taking its time accessing hard drives, investigated. Noticed that only one stick of ram was showing in Task Manager. The other stick could be seen in bios, Aida and CPUZ. Tried swapping in other ram, same. Only bank 1 was recognised by Windows 10. Did an in place reinstall, same. Looked at the other Rampage IV pc. Same issue.

All sticks work in bank 1. Second bank doesn't show in Windows 10.

The only two other things I can think of are bent pins or too much heatsink downforce? Unfortunately my eyes are no longer "sharp", in terms of trying to pick a bent pin....

Putting an 8GB stick in instead of 4GB does seem to have helped, but won't be sure if it really has till more time has elapsed, and it hasn't hung, not responded or lagged...

Are there any other probable causes or cures?
I had a RAM stick fail to detect in BIOS and Windows after running the system for 7 years. My solution below is quite dubious but it worked and I've been up and running for almost a year with a heavy memory OC using the same board and sticks I built the system with in early 2012.

-Taking out each stick and booting to find the problematic bank/stick - for me it was D1 (second right red slot closest to CPU)
-Reseating ram stick (no dice)
-Cleaning RAM stick contacts with 99% iso alcohol and cotton swab and compressed air in slot (no dice)
-Taking the "bad" stick and seating it in a known working slot (detected)
-Taking another good stick and seating it in the "bad" slot (no dice)
-Reseating CPU (no dice)
-Rotating yet another ram stick from a good slot in the "bad" slot. First try no dice, second try worked. All 4 sticks detected and working fine for almost a year with heavy memory OC.
 

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Same problem starting last week

I am glad I found your post. I kept getting the BSOD before I finally removed all but 1 stick of mem. I think I found the bad slot as when I put mem stick in, I start getting the BSOD again and windows tries to "fix" it to no avail. My system was fine since 2012 - No problem. Now, I can only run 1 stick. Is there a way to run a check or scan on the slots? When I try to run my install/utility CD, I get a "not supported by this OS" message "system thread exception not handled".

Just tried to boot with a good stick in B1 and system would not boot. Took it out, windows did it "try to fix it" and I am back up and running. It seems that the B1 dimm slot if the culprit at this point. Is it possible to run a different memory configuration from the one recommended in the manual?
Thanks for your help.
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