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so after a long Christmas shopping and bowling training weekend the 7600 test.
VDD 1.45
VDD2 1.45
VDDQ 1.35
VDDQ TX 1.35
SA Auto
Settings from the 7600 Corsair sticks.
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I'm thinking my dark motherboard is the limit at this point. I swapped my 7600 sticks for 6800 sticks and I'm running the same speed as the 7600 could, 7400.. wish I had a better dark but, it's better then my 6800 max apex.........

Maybe I can get swapped up to the z790 dark if I'm lucky.
 

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I managed to figure out some stuff and sort out what I was experiencing, but I honestly cannot get anything stable on 2.04. The 7400 profile I used to have isn’t stable and everything else I try just keeps error’ing. A lot of the time I’m getting these bunched errors. Like 64 at a time.
 

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I realise now that over the last few days I’ve been expecting the world from EVGA. I want too much out of my 13700K and my cheap A-die on a platform that received support last-minute. I should’ve come to expect that I’d need to fine tune even the VDD2 rail now.

I guess I’ve just been so out of practice and I got really comfortable with the Dark and my old 12900K/M-die that just seemed to be up and running after no more than 4 hours.

I feel really bad tbh. I can’t believe I didn’t check my fan temp source, and then I made a big deal about it thinking it was the PWM control. I also probably should’ve jumped straight to VDD2 testing.
 

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dont feel bad @affxct my friend was raging about how trash the Dark was after I was hyping it to him and he bought it. After about 9 days he was still complaining...I went over to his house, found him still on the BIOS that shipped with the board 😮 lol, the moment we got him to 1.15 he is 100% stable
 

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dont feel bad @affxct my friend was raging about how trash the Dark was after I was hyping it to him and he bought it. After about 9 days he was still complaining...I went over to his house, found him still on the BIOS that shipped with the board 😮 lol, the moment we got him to 1.15 he is 100% stable
Tbh my issues mainly started with A-die. I know I joke a lot about how I have the worst 13700K on Earth, but the IMC really wasn’t bad for my old Fury Beast M-die kit. I was having a blast for the first 3 weeks of RPL. Even on 2.03 I was having no real gripes. A-die has been an effing nightmare.
 

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had some poor USB-C speeds recently out of the back of the Dark anyone else had this issue?

1.15 BIOS

can transfer a 5GB file at like 800/s then slows to like 40/s copying random other files
 

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EDIT: honestly if they put this up as a free for all and screwed people who signed up for the queue I will never buy another product from them again

thanks for posting but frustrating to see
They sold out within about 20 minutes. I was watching their live stream on twitch and saw it.

They said they should have more at the end of Dec or beginning of Jan on the stream.
 

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(Repost from EVGA Forum)

I just wanted to ask if anyone on here has managed to stabilise 7800-8200. I mean like TM5 ABSOLUT, Karhu 10K+, or HCI 600%+ and with some or other IMC test and verification of reboot stability. I don’t ask this as a taunt or challenge, I actually need to gauge what this board can do.

I’m not far from grabbing a new chip; I’m just waiting for a used 13900K to pop up and I suspect it’ll happen when the KS drops in a few weeks. I’m contemplating selling the Dark to a friend if it has a hard limit that defeats its use case for me.

I know that 8000+ GB3 runs have been done, but I specifically mean for daily reboot stability. I really just need to know if anyone out there can confirm this. I don’t need any sort of IMC voltages, ODTs or anything other than just your word, or a basic screenshot of a reasonable amount of testing with the speed and timings, and verification of reboot stability and daily usability so I can get an idea of how much is left in the tank on this thing.

TIA if anyone out there would be willing to reply to me on this.
 

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Hi all,

So im coming from 2 EVGA full builds and im happy. But its time to retire the system (EVGA X99 FTW-K - i7-6800K - EVGA GTX 1070sc - EVGA PSU 840watt G2)
I was planning for a EVGA Z790 Classified but dang thats a steep price range 700 bucks in EU its gonna be even more.

So im looking at either the EVGA Z690 kingpin or classified pairing it with a 13th gen cpu. Not really down for OC (i might in the future) and be using 6000mhz Ram is plenty for me also not gonna OC ram. Primary usage = gaming and some work related stuff incl rendering.

I care for stability and reliability + longevity would the Z690 Kingpin be a good board for me i know its meant for OC records but i look at it differently the 12 layer PCB the good components used for HIGH oc means it should run really stable without OC's.


Should i go for it or better buy a Asus Z790 board? I still prefer EVGA boards since my last 2 rigs where EVGA with zero issues for 7 years!! But their Z790 is to expensive for me sadly.

Lastly what are your opinions on AMAZON EVGA shop? Is it really from EVGA or just a reseller using EVGA brand name?
Ive heard that they may send you an silly refurbished board with the box opened fingerprints on the board it self and a dirty box inside....i don't want that! Any one can attest to this from EVGA Amazon? because that place is the ONLY place i can order a EVGA board and ship it to EU.

Thx in advance
 

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Has anyone identified the ideal method to improve BIOS time on the z690 Dark?

I have all boot devices disabled except the MBR, and Im still at 13.7s BIOS time on Windows 11. What are you guys seeing for BIOS times under task manager startup?
 

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