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yonson

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In a way, I'm losing some functionality with the Aluminum version, as they didn't do the USB-A passthroughs that are on the non-pro RK100. I guess that's not a huge deal though. I really like the design looks and the feel. Way more thocky.

Moved my old keycap set to the new RK100 Pro. Went with red switches this time for more gamer-ey focus :mamoru:

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Ordered another set for the old one, a bit different color scheme.



I do not like the shine thru keycaps mostly.

This looks nice, if I need anymore KB's I'll pick up one of these...
 
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yonson

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Wow, it's amazing how much just doing a vBIOS update can make a difference.
Power usage only increased by 4 to 6W over stock during Port Royal.
Amazingly in Furmark the stock vBIOS uses the most power at 591W, The Strix was only 540W, and Galax HOF was 575W.
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Stock TUF 25741 OC (188 core 1377 MEM) 27154
Stock Strix 25906 OC (179 core 1377 MEM) 27464
Stock Galax 26073 OC (163 core 1377 MEM) 27564
 

Hisma

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Anyone on z790 platform with 4 ram DIMMS and able to run xmp full speed?
I recently went from 2 to 4. With 2 sticks, no problem running with xmp auto configured to its rated specs. 4 DIMMS, can't even POST with xmp on. I read this is extremely common and seems it hasn't been resolved.
I run now with xmp on but my ddr5 6600 at 4800 :hs:. Can't boot otherwise.
 
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yonson

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Anyone on z790 platform with 4 ram DIMMS and able to run xmp full speed?
I recently went from 2 to 4. With 2 sticks, no problem running with xmp auto configured to its rated specs. 4 DIMMS, can't even POST with xmp on. I read this is extremely common and seems it hasn't been resolved.
I run now with xmp on but my ddr5 6600 at 4800 :hs:. Can't boot otherwise.
What does your QVL show that your MB is capable of with 4 DIMM's? This is why I got a 2x32 kit for mine, so I wouldn't have to deal with trying to run 4x16. Luckily 64GB is enough for me.
 

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Anyone on z790 platform with 4 ram DIMMS and able to run xmp full speed?
I recently went from 2 to 4. With 2 sticks, no problem running with xmp auto configured to its rated specs. 4 DIMMS, can't even POST with xmp on. I read this is extremely common and seems it hasn't been resolved.
I run now with xmp on but my ddr5 6600 at 4800 :hs:. Can't boot otherwise.
Is the ram the same model and speed? I know it shouldn't matter if it's different it should run at the slowest but I'm still curious.

Have you tried fully resetting the bios or taking the cmos battery out for a bit before you put the four in, then turn it in then turn XMP on. Curious if some other custom setting is fucking with it.

If it's different ram I would do old new old new not old old new new.
 
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yonson

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Ohhh another thing to try if you haven't is to make sure you have the latest BIOS and ME update. I know on my Z690 that made the difference between my 6600 RAM being limited to 6000 MT/s before the update. After I could run XMP.
 

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Anyone on z790 platform with 4 ram DIMMS and able to run xmp full speed?
I recently went from 2 to 4. With 2 sticks, no problem running with xmp auto configured to its rated specs. 4 DIMMS, can't even POST with xmp on. I read this is extremely common and seems it hasn't been resolved.
I run now with xmp on but my ddr5 6600 at 4800 :hs:. Can't boot otherwise.
13th gen can only run 4 dimms at reduced speed. 4 single ranked dimms is rated for only 4000MHz and 4 dual ranked DIMMs is only rated for 3600MHz.

 

EcheloN

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Anyone on z790 platform with 4 ram DIMMS and able to run xmp full speed?
I recently went from 2 to 4. With 2 sticks, no problem running with xmp auto configured to its rated specs. 4 DIMMS, can't even POST with xmp on. I read this is extremely common and seems it hasn't been resolved.
I run now with xmp on but my ddr5 6600 at 4800 :hs:. Can't boot otherwise.

Pretty sure this has been an issue since z690 and it looks like they never fixed it.
 

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Is the ram the same model and speed? I know it shouldn't matter if it's different it should run at the slowest but I'm still curious.

Have you tried fully resetting the bios or taking the cmos battery out for a bit before you put the four in, then turn it in then turn XMP on. Curious if some other custom setting is fucking with it.

If it's different ram I would do old new old new not old old new new.
of course its all matched DIMMS, exact same part num. Also did a full bios reset. It's a hw limitation it seems. It's annoying but not the end of the world. I doubt the difference would be noticeable in real world performance.
 
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4 dimms and slower memory isn't really new....it's been a thing with AMD for ages and even back to older intel gens. most people just never cared and or just ran slower memory anyway. and then ddr5
 
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Hisma

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What does your QVL show that your MB is capable of with 4 DIMM's? This is why I got a 2x32 kit for mine, so I wouldn't have to deal with trying to run 4x16. Luckily 64GB is enough for me.
you did it right. Yeah I want 64GB. At 32GB my memory usage was sitting at 50% just running chrome & discord. Shoulda went 2x32GB but too late to turn back now.
 

yonson

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So, when I hooked the PC back up to my SIM rig the Galax vBIOS only works with 3 of my 4 monitors. My right display (middle DP on the GPU) wouldn't get a signal. I wonder if it's because this GPU has 3 DP's and 2 HDMI's. I flashed the STRIX vBIOS back in and it's working fine.

Also, I just ran a 30 minute test session and a 25 minute race and this thing doesn't even break a sweat running the triple 1440's, 274W peak and only 47c and the FPS is almost always pegged at the 163 cap. :rofl:
 

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Thinking since I got polled by YT that this is what they're going to do next :|
 

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Wow, it's amazing how much just doing a vBIOS update can make a difference.
Power usage only increased by 4 to 6W over stock during Port Royal.
Amazingly in Furmark the stock vBIOS uses the most power at 591W, The Strix was only 540W, and Galax HOF was 575W.
Port Royal
Stock TUF 25741 OC (188 core 1377 MEM) 27154
Stock Strix 25906 OC (179 core 1377 MEM) 27464
Stock Galax 26073 OC (163 core 1377 MEM) 27564
Galax bios has something going on internally that increases the effective clocks on the gpu core so they're closer to the actual clock. I also think it changes memory timings because I can go higher on my vram OC as well.
 
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Anyone on z790 platform with 4 ram DIMMS and able to run xmp full speed?
I recently went from 2 to 4. With 2 sticks, no problem running with xmp auto configured to its rated specs. 4 DIMMS, can't even POST with xmp on. I read this is extremely common and seems it hasn't been resolved.
I run now with xmp on but my ddr5 6600 at 4800 :hs:. Can't boot otherwise.
Running 4 dimms is not a good idea on most boards. They simply can't handle it very well on z790. I only run 2 dimms on my maximus extreme for that reason. You'll need to manually tune all the voltages to get it to run 6600 and even then it may not be possible on your board. Simplest solution is to run xmp but set your ram speed lower, try for 6200, if stable then bump it up a little until its unstable.
 
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This is probably going to be a "yeah duh u dummy" comment, but in case anyone doesn't know:

When setting up a home network, split out your wifi bands if you can (e.g. ssidname, ssidname-24) so that the 5GHz and 2.4GHz networks are separate.
Setup all of your non-high speed/high bandwidth devices on the 2.4GHz -- for things like HomePods you have to be connected to the 2.4GHz network on the device setting it up to do this.
Put everything else high speed on the 5GHz network.

I dramatically underestimated the effect of noise on speed/latency. I have 3 HomePod Minis, 1 HomePod, 2 wifi smart lightbulbs, 2 Dyson air purifiers, and 2 smartplugs in a large house with 2 Asus GT-6 wifi mesh routers. Devices were fairly evenly split between them and those IoT devices basically never do much data transfer, but just their connection alone degraded 5GHz band performance significantly.

With all of those low-speed devices on 5GHz, I was getting 400-450Mbps down and 60ms+ latency in speed tests while sitting in front of the router.
With all of those low-speed devices on 2.4Gz, I was getting 650-700Mbps down and 20ms- latency.
 
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yonson

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Galax bios has something going on internally that increases the effective clocks on the gpu core so they're closer to the actual clock. I also think it changes memory timings because I can go higher on my vram OC as well.
Yeah, it was definitely the best one, I just wish all 3 DP outs worked with it :hsd:
 

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