Strix x99 oc dramas

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  1. dja

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    Hi guys.
    I have an Asus strix x99 Gaming.
    5820k
    16gb Gskill 2133 ram
    EVGA 750 G2
    MSI 1070 gaming X.
    280mm AIO Corsair cooler.
    Plenty of extra fans and good airflow.

    The issue is CPU/bios/microcode related.
    I can get it perfectly stable at 4.4,4.5,4.6,4.7 run cinebench, aida stress test, any benchmark at all, no sweat, voltage never over 1.35, tempsmax at 72 on hottest core.

    But if I reboot it gets blue screen "machine error"
    3 days of troubleshooting later I have had enough and am asking for help.

    My research suggests it's the spectre / meltdown patch, and an improper microcode somewhere.

    The issue disappears at stock speed.

    I have followed this guide:

    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?105094-X99-Strix-won-t-keep-an-overclock-anymore

    I successfully updated the microcode, created a patched bios, and successfully flashed it.
    However the fkn thing is still having the same issue.

    At this point I'm open to any reasonable suggestions (I don't have the money to upgrade) and at 4.7ghz there is no need, and i literally just bought this as an upgrade from 4790k.

    Any help appreciated.
    Thank you guys
     
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    The sad news .. is that the x99 strix has pretty much the worst reputation of the x99 motherboards..

    Most of the people on the ocau forums would have got rid if theirs long ago..
    I have one and have pretty much shelved it years ago..

    Might be time to find a another / different board....


    Do you need the spectre / meltdown patch?
     
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    Dead set...
    Well that's a bag of dicks.
    I don't need the patch, but cannot uninstall it as it's not standalone.
    I guess it's wtb x99 motherboard time...
    Really blows as I just bought this combo.
     
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    Thanks mate, i understand what you are saying, but i didnt buy this for stock performance.
    Its irritating that if it gets past the stupid machine check, it runs 100% perfect at 4.7.
     
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    are you dialing your CPU overclock full manual, or just with XMP enabled?

    also, is it stable at a modest 4GHz?
     
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    I totally agree, no one should use at stock....lol, but if funds don't allow all I am saying is stay at stock until you can afford.

    Yeah I know obvious and logical - but putting it out there as you made the thread in the first place. :)
     
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    Was your 5820K running those speeds on another board previously, or did the previous owner claim those clocks worked?
     
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    Whatever IM LATE says, I agree with, even before he's said it...:p:p:p

    But I see an issue with settings not saving, maybe a BIOS save issue or boot loop fail into infinity.
    I think he's doing manual in WIN, to find stable settings, but on reboot/cold boot it's stumbling.
     
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    I have done it full manual, and with XMP, tried every iteration i can think of.
    4ghz gives the same inconsistencies

    I can get them running no problem on this setup, then reboot, and it just shits the bed.

    This is all done in BIOS, i dont OC in windows
     
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    Sounds like you know what you are doing. I had a X99 strix once and never had any issues overclocking with it so unfortunately you may just have a dud board.
     
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    Thanks mate, i like to think i know up from down, at least with OC'ing.
    Its driving me up the bloody wall, Im on the machine right now, rock solid at 4.5, took 20 reboots to get here. But i know for a fact if i turn it off/sleep/reboot, it'll be all fubar again.
    Shame i dont have a copy of the purchase receipt, as no RMA is going to happen.

    I very much appreciate everyone's input, this is such a great community.
     
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    I am not an expert on Asus Australia RMA procedures, but it does not hurt to just contact their Silverwater NSW office and explain the situation?

    Maybe at the very least they might charge a small service fee to repair?

    But I assume they test a stock speeds, so they would likely say - no fault found...lol

    But I agree, having a spare board to swap out and test is the best way to determine if the board is the culprit.

    Saw a X99 board sell for here recently for around $100. So might be in your favor the next time one pops up?
     
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    Thanks mate, i contacted them, they will not discuss motherboard failure over the phone, online support ticket only, i have raised a ticket, so see how we go.

    I have had nothing but great quality in all my years building oc'ing with Asus, so i guess a dud isnt the worst thing that has happened.
    If another X99 comes up for $100, ill definately grab it.
     
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    Post updates here on if they help out. Hope they do.
     
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    Im not holding my breath, but ill definitely update with Asus follow up.
     
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    good attitude to have in this case, expect the worse and hope for the best. :thumbup:
     
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    Have you tested your overclock at the hardest state, P state changes? A CPU can be totally stable at P0 but crash like crazy or not boot between state changes. Especially important when using Offset and/or Adaptive voltage.
     
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    Yes mate, done it all, I have sent it away for RMA and managed to nab a x99 Sabre for a good price, im now rock solid @4.7 1.325V with Cache at 40.

    We will see how RMA goes. SO far ASUS are lazy compared to MSI
     

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