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Markfw, praying that your surgery turns out well. Speedy recovery!
 

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Markfw, praying that your surgery turns out well. Speedy recovery!
This is only a biopsy. Its probably going to be positive, then the bladder comes out Oct 8th, thats the big one.
 

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OK, Today went well, except I hurt like crazy when I go to the bathroom.

The good news, is that all the parts except the CPU and the custom water are in, so the build is proceeding. Very slow due to how I feel, but it is progressing.
And the CPU is in town for delivery tomorrow !
 

Fir

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Zenith BIOS updated to 1402 (Threadripper2 version) just now.
Out with 1950, in with 2990WX! :D

I've got a Watercool full copper block that I'm going to put on this 2990WX. I also have a still NIB Enermax TR4 360 that I was thinking of putting on the 2990 just to see what kind of temps it gets but I should just send it back to the mfr as these things don't last but a few months before springing leaks apparently. And this 2990 really needs a real cooling solution.

Good luck, Mark. I've had stones before and can tell you all about how that feels! It's not fun, take it easy.
At least you have something you really want to do while recovering otherwise you'd be bored to death!
 

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OK, wow, this MSI motherboard has monster heat sinks on the VRMs. Makes the motherboard very heavy. I hope everything work well today.
 

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Can you tell me average temp during OC or stock? Do you have wraith ripper? if you have , What's temp when all cores are active ?
 

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So, I tried to get a picture of the massive VRM heatsinks, not sure how good it is. They are as high on the topside as 4 packages of memory !

And the case is ready for the motherboard !
 

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Can you tell me average temp during OC or stock? Do you have wraith ripper? if you have , What's temp when all cores are active ?
The CPU is not even here yet ! 1 pm PST. or about 3 hours to go, then I have to build.
 

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My what a nice high res camera you have Mark ! :)
Don't forget to take pics of the Monster 32 core before you unpackage it..
Hide your serial #'s and ident info on the box ofc.

I am hearing great things about the VRM's performance on power delivery and subsequent CPU clock speeds on the MSI mobo. Good choice :cool:
 

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While waiting for all my custom water parts to arrive, Here is the best currently available regular HSF (Noctura U14 TR4) and the best AIO currently available (Enermax 360 TR4) all ready for the CPU for stock testing. I doubt I can OC anything without the custom water setup.
 

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Its here !


And from the front


And with CPU and memory and NVME installed.
 

ub4ty

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Its here !


And from the front


And with CPU and memory and NVME installed.
Congratulations Mark !
God that CPU box is so sexy.
I'm living vicarious through you right now :-D.
Those ram clusters are so T H I C C.
I Like the coloring of it all. Mobo/case/fans have a glacier sort of feel offset by those blocks of lava (RAM).
Thank you very much for providing CPU box pics Mark and build pics. Seems MSI did good spacing too on that first pcie slot. Noctua should fit snug. If not, it has some offset settings to slide it up and away from that slot. X399 Taichi mobo is perfect though.. I didn't have to do any adjustments and have a 1080 in Slot #1. I can fit a credit card in between the backplate of the GPU and the rubber fan grommets on the Noctua on x399 taichi. That's enough for me. 250 Watts is about what I hit on OC'd 1950x @ 3.7 in prime95 and other workloads. Max temps were high 60s*C in a 78*F room. So, stock 2990wx should be about max the Noctua can comfortably handle.
 

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OK, update. Even at 2133 mhz, I can't get the windows flash drive to load. It STARTS to load, then reboots. I am flashing the bios to a new version released 8/13/2018, maybe that will fix it. Also, I don't think it will run above 3200 memory speed. I have to get some of this stuff working before I even try that.

Note: These USB drives have recently been flashed with the latest version of win 10, and I know they work perfectly.

Would a 1 terrabyte NVME drive be a problem ? This is the first time I have used MSI BIOS or a NVME drive that large. Its the samsung 970 pro.
 

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Drive isn't a problem Mark.
My Zenith won't post with memory higher than DDR4-2400. I have eight 16GB sticks of Corsair Vengeance DDR2666 that will run at 2666 15-15-15-15-35-1T perfectly fine. I haven't touched volts or had time to do anything TBH.

I did ratchet the multiplier up to 40X and it's running at 4GHz. Let it rip (sorry for the pun) on RealBench stress test for about 10 min. Plenty of result hash match (passes) but I'm not sure about the VRM. I have a 120mm fan blowing on it and the heatsink feels warm but I touched the edge of the board and it's HOT! That's to be expected with all four cores running heavy load at 4GHz. CPU isn't even breaking sweat at 42C. Yep, you read that right! German engineering FTW.

I will get some pics uploaded. Got to get this webserver here working.

EDIT:

You will absolutely NEED the latest BIOS to support threadripper2!
 

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I just did, and windows is installing !


Once done, I want to see what my 3600 memory can do. I think at least 3333.

Fir, So, to be clear, you DO have a 2990WX TR ?
 

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WOW, first test. 65c@100% load with the Noctura air cooler. But I think there is a lot of throttling going on. Notice the 99% of the 250 watt. And if you watch it, the CPU% changes a lot and the %of 250 watt keeps changing. but it WILL keep it under 70c at stock. That amazes me.
 

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Fir, So, to be clear, you DO have a 2990WX TR ?
Yes I do. I had to flash BIOS 1402 with the 1950X this AM.
I'll post some pix tonight.
 

Markfw

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Yes I do. I had to flash BIOS 1402 with the 1950X this AM.
I'll post some pix tonight.
I flashed with my 2990WX, I guess that good. But do you know how to turn off the 250 watt limit ? Is it a bios thing ? I hate this MSI BIOS.
 

ub4ty

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WOW, first test. 65c@100% load with the Noctura air cooler. But I think there is a lot of throttling going on. Notice the 99% of the 250 watt. And if you watch it, the CPU% changes a lot and the %of 250 watt keeps changing. but it WILL keep it under 70c at stock. That amazes me.
This looks about right.. 65-68*C is right about where my Noctua keeps my OC'd 1950x when it is consuming ~250Watts.
I'm sure you will get even better results given that the heat across 4 dies instead of 2 in my case.
However, yep.. The Noctua handles 250Watts of dissipation just fine at comfy max temps.
However, I think you'd have issues overclocking. As for the 99%, I don't think this has to do w/ throttling. Your temps are fine.

3.4Ghz is the stock all-core correct?
 

Markfw

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This looks about right.. 65-68*C is right about where my Noctua keeps my OC'd 1950x when it is consuming ~250Watts.
I'm sure you will get even better results given that the heat across 4 dies instead of 2 in my case.
However, yep.. The Noctua handles 250Watts of dissipation just fine at comfy max temps.
However, I think you'd have issues overclocking. As for the 99%, I don't think this has to do w/ throttling. Your temps are fine.

3.4Ghz is the stock all-core correct?
Yes, but I want the CPU to not throttle, and I think it is to keep under the 250 based on what I am seeing, and I want to turn that off in bios, and then if it gets hotter, but the 3260 Entermax in. Also, right now its taking 320 watts at the wall with the 1080TI. BUT, every do often it drops to 150 watts, this is throttling.

How do I turn that off ?
 

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Not sure about power limit and target setting in BIOS. I haven't used a MSI board since x99 so not too familiar with that BIOS.

Some pics:

Block:



Time to take out the old here:



2990WX unboxed...this is so much easier to remove than last year's 1950!



2990WX getting ready to be bolted in!



Block fitted:



Block installed and hoses connected:



She's ALIIIIIIIVVE! First POST!



BIOS looks good here:



Extra 120mm to help cool VRM heatsinks and RAM:



More to come!
 


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