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I am very impressed.

I must put my hands on one of these beauties.

 

Good work !

 

Even if you have probably noticed, I must warn that I needed -80 on IMC for +2040 (memory weren't cold though).

The CPU I used isn't binned in any way so maybe a better IMC could also do on air.

However for XTU @2000 12-12-12-28-220-1T tight, ALL AIR is fine:

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I'll try 32M asap, but for now I can't get this new BIOS to work with XP (ACPI or not).

At least it pass without wazza in 7 x64 :)

 

For XP installation you must press F7 when the System asked you for the AHCI Driver

 

It is not the issue, I had XP running without ACPI before.

This BIOS is supposed to be ACPI compatible (I saw it working on another version before) but neither my old install without ACPI or a new install with ACPI are working...

Weird but I have no time to check this further at the moment it'll have to wait a bit.

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First page has been updated with new XOC BIOS + new flashing tool (as usual XOC BIOS can't be flashed with M-FLASH). :celebration:

 

Change log:

- Fix PCI-E lock to 1.1

- Fix B-DIE need to boot 3866x99~99.8

- Fix E-DIE need to boot 4000x99~99.8

- Replace old Micron/Hynix memory presets with new ones for AFR/MFR/D-DIE/E-DIE/B-DIE (I'll add Hynix M-DIE and update B-DIE asap, it only set primaries and tFAW for the moment)

- Add Non-K OC support

- Add ACPI support (need to be tested, not sure it works properly on this one)

- Increase SA/IO voltages in OC profiles

- Rename LN2 LOW OC profile to LN2 -120

- Add "LN2 FULL POT" OC profile

 

[highlight]***This BIOS must be used with Command Center Lite HOT version***[/highlight]

 

New memory presets:

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Non-K OC + ACPI:

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New OC Profiles:

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HAVE FUN GUYS! :D

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I am ordering one as we speak !

 

Excellent work Pepi and MSI !!!

Truly excellent.

I was waiting to buy an M-OCF, but changed my mind.

I understand about cold IMC.

No issue there since I will be benching on DICE in a few days.

 

GREAT !

You made me a happy man !

 

Thanks Pepi :)

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Some further tests with the T72 BIOS:

 

2100+ should easily doable but my retail sticks are out of puff voltage-wise (hence the 2T at 2100)

 

Yes I can do 2100 12-11-11 32M + Wazaa with my ES sticks.

I'm trying to get them to unlock SA above 1.35v for max frequency and implement ACPI on this one too...

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@Sam ,you done anymore test with this little board ,Z170I GAMING PRO AC (ITX) it's available here in au and pretty cheap just not seen much results around from it Edited by Bullant
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No ACPI BIOS for little board..?

How to get XP working on the board..?

 

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk

 

@MTC ?

 

- No ACPI BIOS and there won't be.

- Use ASUS Guide and press F5 to select MPS Multiprocessor at same time you have to press F6 to load FiraDisk Driver, this will install non-ACPI XP.

- VRM is not suitable for XOC but it is 100% enough for the current comp.

- Z170I GAMING PRO AC is an entry level GAMING motherboard and therefore it is much less convenient to OC than XPOWER as it don't have any buttons, debug led or clockgen (need to Clear CMOS/Discharge MB after each memory training fail to reset Intel ME otherwise BCLK stay locked), however it can run memory at higher frequencies and tighter timings.

- Command Center Lite 2.0.0.11 to 2.0.013 (latest) can be used, no need for special one.

 

Latest BETA BIOS: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h28ewvqmbyox2cj/E7980IMS.181?dl=0 (I recommend to use this one unless you need more SA)

Old XOC BIOS (Computex 2016): https://www.dropbox.com/s/dc9pmdwxr81koo1/E7980O17.T72?dl=0 (Only difference is max SA air ~1.33v / max SA Ln2 ~1.35v, I wouldn't use it unless you need more than 1.25v SA which shouldn't be the case for benching. WARNING: Post at 12 11 11 takes FOREVER! 12 12 12 is OK)

Hardmod guide for SA: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0fjr7oy1xyydyz3/Z170I_gaming_pro_AC.docx?dl=0 (Need to use XOC BIOS, up to 1.8V after vmod)

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@MTC ?

 

 

- VRM is not suitable for XOC but it is 100% enough for the current comp.

- Z170I GAMING PRO AC is an entry level GAMING motherboard and therefore it is much less convenient to OC than XPOWER as it don't have any buttons, debug led or clockgen (need to Clear CMOS/Discharge MB after each memory training fail to reset Intel ME otherwise BCLK stay locked), however it can run memory at higher frequencies and tighter timings.

 

WARNING: Post at 12 11 11 takes FOREVER! 12 12 12 is OK)

Hardmod guide for SA: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0fjr7oy1xyydyz3/Z170I_gaming_pro_AC.docx?dl=0 (Need to use XOC BIOS, up to 1.8V after vmod)

 

"- VRM is not suitable for XOC but it is 100% enough for the current comp."

VRM suitable/not suitable for Stage 3 GB3 All Out ?

 

"WARNING: Post at 12 11 11 takes FOREVER!"

It does on all boards I've tried

 

"Hardmod guide for SA: "

No hardmod for MPower VRM board, lol. This would be killer for Comp

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"- VRM is not suitable for XOC but it is 100% enough for the current comp."

VRM suitable/not suitable for Stage 3 GB3 All Out ? Oh right, not for Stage 3 as you will most likely be limited with only 3 CPU phases.

 

"WARNING: Post at 12 11 11 takes FOREVER!"

It does on all boards I've tried

 

"Hardmod guide for SA: "

No hardmod for MPower VRM board, lol. This would be killer for Comp

We have thought about it before Computex but you would need a G-POWER since vCore+VCCSA+IGP must all start at same time and also timing is very crucial otherwise CPU won't initiate... Probably not worth the trouble.

 

BTW, since there is no ACPI BIOS, you will notice that performance in 32M vary a lot from run to run (up to 4s).

Unless you find your own solution, my advice is to re-run again and again, according to BenchBros 2/10 runs are OK: BenchBros`s SuperPi - 32M score: 4min 31sec 562ms with a Core i7 6700K (NO ACPI RUN)

 

 

[highlight]HAVE FUN![/highlight] :D

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Boot ist not the problem with 2800 RAM and 118blck -4,6G@1,25v

 

Go in the Os over 124blck Crash, with 4,8@1,40v

 

Vcore is ok, go to 1,6v, have the same problem.

 

@b-die 3600 cl16

 

THx

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G.Skill

 

Memory its not the problem, the BIOS blck go only 118.

 

Have all MSI Z170 Boards this limited BLCK in the Bios ?

 

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Ok, i found the problem, the blck is only in the Beta runer Mod limited @118.

 

Normal Mod no limitation, blck go 555!!

 

Thats not realy easy with a non K 6320 for good ram timings :(

 

Please fix this in the new oc Bios ;)

 

Can that anyone?

 

Or have this problem only the XOC Bios?

 

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I flashed the non K Bios, but i have no Beta runer ^^

 

This one E7968IMS.14U

 

Crazy Board.

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