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Reply 60 of 1632, by rein_ein

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Power up -> power down cycles and or 4 short beeps mean - "System timer failure" or "Bent pins on motherboard" the latter can also mean the CPU is bad. Try checking and straightening the pins on the motherboard (some are clearly bent) and then retest it with the working i3 CPU - maybe you can at least salvage that.

Also look for missing SMD capacitors on the bottom of the i5 cpu. That can cause the power loop and above mentioned errors.

Almost insta powerdown,no beeps and its on 100% working Asus P7H55D-M EVO,no visible damage or missing capacipators on i5... quick conclusion - seems dead cpu 😒
Will try to straight bent pins at Asrock,also spotted damaged traces nearby socket

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Reply 62 of 1632, by Private_Ops

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Picked this up a couple days ago. Powercolor 6450 1GB. Grabbed it cheap on ebay. Always had a fascination with low end cards. With a G3258 @4GHz it doesn't do to bad at 1600x900.

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Reply 63 of 1632, by kithylin

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Private_Ops wrote:

Picked this up a couple days ago. Powercolor 6450 1GB. Grabbed it cheap on ebay. Always had a fascination with low end cards. With a G3258 @4GHz it doesn't do to bad at 1600x900.

I'm honestly rather surprised at what kind of performance we're getting from the "bottom of the bin" at each new generation myself. I've been playing with my "old faithful" GT 240 in my 3770k system today.

Reply 64 of 1632, by laxdragon

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Upgraded my gaming rig this week. I already had the video card, but bought the Mobo, RAM, CPU, and SSD. Now I'm all ready for VR. 😊
Note: this shot is not the final case, this is just the mobo testing station I use. Also that is not the final heat sink, I have since replaced it with a big cooler master one.

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MSI Gaming M5 ATX motherboard (LGA1151, Intel Z170)
Intel i7 6700K 4.0GHz Quad Core [14nm SkyLake Quad Core, 4.0GHz, 8 MB L1 cache]
16.0 GB of GSkill DDR4 2400 RAM (2x 8GB)
EVGA (04G-P4-2974-KR) nVidia GeForce GTX 970 [4 GB GDDR5, 1664 shaders, 1165 core / 1317 boost clock] (PCIe 3.0 16x)
960 GB SanDisk Ultra II SATAIII SSD

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Reply 65 of 1632, by kithylin

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Delicious 😀 Looks like a nice system. Friend of mine's supposed to gift me his two GTX 970's in a few months when pascal comes out.

Reply 66 of 1632, by kanecvr

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Nice! I absolutely love MSI motherboards.

Last week I bought this little guy for 67$ to go with a 3770k:

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But after a weekend of gaming on my FX 8320e / Asrock 970m pro3 / GTX 970, I reached the conclusion that I don't need a faster cpu/mobo in my desktop. At 4GHz it runs Far Cry 4 on Ultra at 45-80fps, in WoT most maps run at over 70 fps, and Fallout 4 runs better inside buildings then it does on my Asus G751JY (i7 4710HQ / GTX 980m), so I'll keep the Z77 board in storage for now. I did mess around with it and a 2500k I had on hand - it comfortably OC'd the CPU to 4GHz w/o additional voltage, and I managed to get the thing stable at 4.6 w/o much trouble (a Thermalright Macho HR02 - or GIGANTOR as I like to call it - was used).

It seems newer games run GREAT on AMD FX-8xxx CPUs, as opposed to older games witch don't run as well as they do on intel machines (noticeable stutter, frameskips, weird loading times). Could be optimizations made for the AMD Jaguar CPU in current gen consoles? Could it be the AMD 9 series chipset? Who knows.

P.S. - hope you guys like my cardboard/clear tape ghetto LGA socket pin protector 😜

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Reply 67 of 1632, by HighTreason

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Hey, cardboard works. 😀 I often end up using a sheet of cardboard on top of my light pad as a testbench because it's fast to set up and it works as well as I need it to.

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Reply 68 of 1632, by y2k se

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As a follow-up to my earlier thread, I've bought a new gaming desk and pedals. This is a picture of the pedals mounted in the front portion of the frame for testing the pedals.

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Reply 69 of 1632, by laxdragon

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Delicious 😀 Looks like a nice system. Friend of mine's supposed to gift me his two GTX 970's in a few months when pascal comes out.

Literally just "give"? That is one generous friend. 😳

I may upgrade to the 1080 (Pascal) or what ever numerical moniker they give it. I've had this 970 since late 2014. It still seems like I just got it.

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Reply 70 of 1632, by Skyscraper

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I bought something really nice today.

Im not sure I ever will use this motherboard for a build, perhaps sometime in the very distant future. For me this is more of a collectors item.

Complete boxed EVGA X58 Classified 3X SLI with most accessories unused. The price was ~90 euro with shipping.

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There were only 2000 motherboards of this model made, most of them used for extreme overclocking and such, this one wasn't.

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Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 71 of 1632, by havli

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That looks like a great deal... It is very hard to get X58 board here, even lowend models cost 150€ 😒

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Reply 72 of 1632, by Skyscraper

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havli wrote:

That looks like a great deal... It is very hard to get X58 board here, even lowend models cost 150€ 😒

It's all those 50 euro 6 core Xeons driving up the motherboard prices.

New PC: i9 12900K @5GHz all cores @1.2v. MSI PRO Z690-A. 32GB DDR4 3600 CL14. 3070Ti.
Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 73 of 1632, by kithylin

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I bought something really nice today.

Im not sure I ever will use this motherboard for a build, perhaps sometime in the very distant future. For me this is more of a collectors item.

Complete boxed EVGA X58 Classified 3X SLI with most accessories unused. The price was ~90 euro with shipping.

The sellers picture.

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There were only 2000 motherboards of this model made, most of them used for extreme overclocking and such, this one wasn't.

I own one of those (I'm typing on it right now) and indeed they are special. I forget the name of the guy that worked at EVGA and produced these boards but they are like "Golden" motherboards. I have tried 6 or 8 different processors in it now, from normal desktop chips to multiple (single-socket) 1366 xeons. And every single processor I put in mine, no matter what make or model it is, all of them go to 4 Ghz and past it easily.

I've had a I7-940 in it when I got mine used, ran at 4.2 ghz on air. I had a I7-965 for a while, it did 4.6 ghz in this board. I had a i7-980x, did 4.8 ghz in this board, and now I'm down to a normal i7-920 equivalent version in xeon and it's been rock solid stable at 4.4 ghz for the past 2 and a half years, still typing on it right now. And they take heat.. Oh yes they run hot but they're special in that they're designed to endure it and will take it. VRM's ran around 90c - 95c with my 980x in here.. Board doesn't care, it just did it for 14 months daily and doesn't care and still works. With a big overclock and two big video cards in it though It will run rather warm, northbridge and southbridge around 70c when gaming is normal for these boards.

Also the guy that worked on these motherboards.. he left EVGA (I don't know why) after these were discontinued, and every "classified" motherboard made that came after this one, has been a complete flop. Unstable as heck, don't overclock well, bios is a mess, etc. So these were the last great EVGA Classified boards. He worked on the EVGA Nvidia 790i classified ultra and FTW SLI boards before this for 775 also which were also "golden overclocker" motherboards and rare and expensive.

I think these classified x58 boards were near $600 new originally.

The reason you don't see these for sale very often is usually anyone that gets one in working condition and knows what it can do, doesn't let go of it. I know I'm never ever ever selling mine.

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Reply 74 of 1632, by Skyscraper

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kithylin wrote:
I own one of those (I'm typing on it right now) and indeed they are special. I forget the name of the guy that worked at EVGA an […]
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I own one of those (I'm typing on it right now) and indeed they are special. I forget the name of the guy that worked at EVGA and produced these boards but they are like "Golden" motherboards. I have tried 6 or 8 different processors in it now, from normal desktop chips to multiple (single-socket) 1366 xeons. And every single processor I put in mine, no matter what make or model it is, all of them go to 4 Ghz and past it easily.

I've had a I7-940 in it when I got mine used, ran at 4.2 ghz on air. I had a I7-965 for a while, it did 4.6 ghz in this board. I had a i7-980x, did 4.8 ghz in this board, and now I'm down to a normal i7-920 equivalent version in xeon and it's been rock solid stable at 4.4 ghz for the past 2 and a half years, still typing on it right now. And they take heat.. Oh yes they run hot but they're special in that they're designed to endure it and will take it. VRM's ran around 90c - 95c with my 980x in here.. Board doesn't care, it just did it for 14 months daily and doesn't care and still works. With a big overclock and two big video cards in it though It will run rather warm, northbridge and southbridge around 70c when gaming is normal for these boards.

Also the guy that worked on these motherboards.. he left EVGA (I don't know why) after these were discontinued, and every "classified" motherboard made since them has been a complete flop. Unstable as heck, don't overclock well, bios is a mess, etc. So these were the last greatest EVGA Classified boards. He worked on the EVGA Nvidia 790i classified ultra and FTW boards before this for 775 also which were also "golden overclocker" motherboards and rare and expensive.

I think these classified x58 boards were near $600 new originally.

Nice !

His name is Peter Tan a.k.a. Shamino, he is also one of the guys behind the EVGA Classified SR-2. 😀

New PC: i9 12900K @5GHz all cores @1.2v. MSI PRO Z690-A. 32GB DDR4 3600 CL14. 3070Ti.
Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 75 of 1632, by kithylin

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Skyscraper wrote:

Nice !

His name is Peter Tan a.k.a. Shamino, he is also one of the guys behind the EVGA Classified SR-2. 😀

I forgot the SR-2 too, yes. I also made a few edits up there for clarification. During their time from the tail end of the 775 socket, to x58 classified, and up to the SR-2, from what I've been finding these classified motherboards are the ones all of the world records for overclocking were set on.

Reply 76 of 1632, by agent_x007

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Wasn't sure where to put this... but best describtion I can give : It works !

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Reply 78 of 1632, by gdjacobs

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shiva2004 wrote:

Wow, a Pentium D @ 4.8Ghz. I bet you can boil water with it 🤣

I'm betting you can melt sodium with it... almost.

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Reply 79 of 1632, by HighTreason

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I imagine performance gets silly around that point. I once took my 3.4GHz model to 4.2GHz (As far as I dare on stock voltages) and it starts running rings around everything pretty nicely, seems the curve increases exponentially at around the 3.8 marker, but how long that lasts I do not know.

It didn't run very hot, was still cooler than a Q8400 at stock clock with the same cooling gear anyway, plus the same loop has the keep a factory overclocked GTX 460 cool at the same time.

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