I just finished my first build and I'm running into some problems.
Intel Core i7-5820K
Asus X99 Pro
Cooler Master 850w
Corsair Dominator 8GB@3200mhz x 4
Asus Strix 980Ti
Now I noticed the RAM was running at 1066mhz, so set BIOS to XMP profile 1.
Took away all power, cleared CMOS, flashed BIOS. RAM now running at 2133mhz, tried XMP again, took away power from GPU.
I'm not that knowledgeable about building pc's yet, so bear with me if I ask any dumb shit.
Read there are a lot of problems with X99 boards. Is the X99 just a shitty board that can't allow 3200mhz? Difference would be negligible but I paid a lot of money for that RAM.
Did you try updating the BIOS? This board should support 3200mhz based on the online spec sheet.
On an unrelated note, why are you trying to run such fast RAM on this system? Quad-channel already doubles your throughput over dual-channel, and there practically aren't any applications whatsoever that can make use of all that bandwidth. If you do manage to get this working, it'll be pretty much 100% for bragging purposes.
>that link again
Skylake is literally the only CPU architecture of the last 5+ years that benefits from increased RAM speeds when not using the integrated graphics. If you're buying Skymeme, by all means get 3000+mhz RAM if you want, for everything else it's irrelevant,
Yes, after the update the standard speed went from 1066 to 2133. OC'ing to 3200 takes away resources from the GPU, it's a bit better but according to the BIOS version it should be possible. I asked some friends who regularly build pc's for some help with picking out components.
Is gaming looked down on or something? What's wrong with it?
>Skylake is literally the only CPU architecture of the last 5+ years that benefits from increased RAM speeds
Are you retarded? The IPC different is less than 5%, why would skylake be the only platform that benefits from the increased ram speed?
>4K Ultra HD meme
here's your (you)
No, /g/ tends to look down on flashy expensive PC components that offer no tangible benefit over the bargain bin stuff. You could have bought 2133mhz value RAM for a fraction of the price or had considerably more RAM for the same price.
Good question, for which I honestly have no answer since I'm not the engineer who designed these things. But it's been tested that RAM speed will have less than 5% performance increase on everything between Sandy bridge and Broadwell, but Skylake sees tangible speed improvements going over 3000mhz.
There is not much wrong with picking gaming as your hobby (since it is your own choice) but you need to redirect yourself to /v/, quite politely speaking
Often times it's the gamers who tend to open mediocre threads in /g/
/v/ doesn't know shit about technology, which is why I asked the question here.
Besides that, I wanted to have a system that should run games as well as image and video editing software (Adobe CC) for work purposes.
Just open any RAM review from the past few years, but here's a more concrete test between DDR3 speeds:
Spoiler: less than the margin of error at any speed. And that's with DDR3, with DDR4 it should matter even less, especially in quad channel. But guess what?
Turns out even Quad channel barely matters, showing only a slight improvement in memory-bound applications like 7-zip only.
RAM speed hasn't been a bottleneck for over a decade.
These links are worthless, as they both test old games. Of course they're not going to benefit from faster RAM. The Witcher 3 and GTA V are the main games that have been shown to benefit massively from faster memory. Show me a test of DDR3 speeds and how they affect framerate involving at least one of those titles.
OP you bought one shit motherboard and somewhat overpriced ram.
X99 motherboards are great, just yours is bad.
RAM is RAM, you paid more for the same, don't worry.
Are you still having problems?
The only 2 things i see bad in your build is your PSU(even when youbare telling wich CM 850W) and the motherboard.
Which are the most important parts.
Should have got a EVGA 850 G2 and a GA-X99-SLI.
Gigabyte x99 mobos are dogshit.
His build looks fine. He just bought a cheap mobo that couldn't handle the high speed ram. And no gigashit mobos are even more awful at handling high speed ram.