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In Topic: Corsair 900d with 5 radiators

27 March 2017 - 07:49 AM

Well got the 980x installed over the weekend and is running strong for now.   Pulled up some old screenshots of the bios i had of my 950 to get a starting point for OC'ing this cpu.   Running at 4.25Ghz 29x146 @ 1.38v  ram is running 1758Mhz @ 9-9-9-24.   Want to see if i can start pulling some voltage and timings out to make it better.

In Topic: Looking for Recommendations on PSU Cable Mods

16 March 2017 - 07:28 AM


 Sadly the Corsair CX line wasnt that great, 

OK so a little digging and I totally didn't realize The OEM that made it is Channel Well Technology Aka CWT and its made with cheap parts.  
Thanks for that information. 
Guess I am looking for a new PSU as well now....
Any one recommend a 750W PSU for my rig while we are at it? Something that I can get a nice looking cable mod for :) Was so excited about this build i totally overlooked the PSU and assumed because it was a Corsair it would be ok.



I would look into a 550w EVGA supernova G2/G3, evga sell colored sleeved cables for their units.


Here is my work computer with their red cable set


In Topic: Corsair 900d with 5 radiators

13 March 2017 - 09:30 AM

That's almost unheard of honestly, especially on a RIIIE board.  Latest BIOS?

The newest on Asus's webpage for that board.     Maybe ill flash the second bios to the second newest bios from asus and see if that has anything to do with it.

In Topic: Looking for Recommendations on PSU Cable Mods

13 March 2017 - 06:58 AM

A quick look and it seems those are about the only ones out for that PSU,   Sadly the Corsair CX line wasnt that great, although they have greatly improved the CX???M line no one make a kit for them.    You could get a pin remover and sleeve them yourself otherwise it looks like you might be stuck with the Bitfenix Alchemy cables.

In Topic: Corsair 900d with 5 radiators

13 March 2017 - 02:01 AM

That thing is massive.  It just screams power.




Right now its running at 4.2ghz 27x156 @ 1.42V   ram is running at 1876Mhz @ 9-9-9-24 which i might be able to tighten up a little, stock is 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24.  If i remember right and this was 5 or more years ago when i was OC on this board, i think i could hit in the mid 1900Mhz rage with a cl9 and even drop to a 7-8-7 or 8-8-8 with 1800Mhz.


You're going to be blown away how the x5690 runs / overclocks.  Keep in mind max intel spec volts is 1.35 on the core and cache for these 32nm chips.  Do not push past 1.35v on the cache.


So played around with the computer this weekend,  pulled the 975 out and plugged the X5690 and nothing happened, pulled the chip and cleaned everything and many bios resets zilch.  Put the X5675 in and with many reboots, bios resets, and switching between the two bios it would finally boot to something on the screen but it was a bios checksum error.


So after about 3 hours a playing around i pulled a server and put each chip in it and it booted fine, so i know the CPUs work.   I tried multiple sticks of ram between 3 different sets in different slots and even a set of ECC ram with no luck.   So im back to the 975 but i think i might replace it with my 950,  the 950 OC'd way better then this 975.  The 975 is a sample chip and just OC's like a turd.  best i could do and still be stable is 4.2Ghz @ 1.42v  and i know my 950 can do at least 4.6Ghz at those volts.



I might try pulling the 975 in a few weeks and give the Xeons another try before putting the 950 in.





Just heard back from a friend, hes willing to trade my x5675 for a 980x, so in some way ill be able to get to 6 cores :D