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OK, OK, so it never happened

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ThunderRd, Apr 18, 2019.

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    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    Thanks for the tips, Kaitain.

    I just have found out that there is a new update to W10 due this month; I think I'll probably wait for it, and then re-make the install media after I download the new image.

    I'll be back in touch if I stumble with the UEFI stuff. :)
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    Now, Daniel, here's what you have been waiting for:
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    Many thanks! Must of been a pita to post.
    Your living in a changed world!
    I would need to rummage though the settings to learn how much is really change and how much is changed interface. But It looks quite different from here.

    You gained my envy when Asus put your read outs on a side bar instead of giving it a separate page...or maybe they did both.... Still looking.

    So hows it feel to you? What's you favorite new thing...besides blowing past speeds you couldn't dream of before?":O}

    What is an "Aura"?
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    Yeah, it's pretty vast, I have to wade through it little by little. Aura is a proprietary software that controls the RGB lighting of the board and other RGB devices connected to it. You can select the colors and patterns, and there are addressable headers on the board for extra lighting strips as well, all controlled by Aura.

    The post wasn't that difficult. If you plug a USB drive into a port, and press F12, it takes a screenshot of the UEFI page and saves it on the USB drive.
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    Have you come across your favorite new thing yet,,,leaving speed momentarily out of consideration I mean.":O}
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    Well, some of my favorites are, in no particular order, on this *lightly* overclocked system

    1- From cold boot to working desktop: 12-14 seconds. Based on my dual-boot experience, I predict about 9-10 seconds for Linux [not yet set up].

    2- 32G RAM, and an ASUS caching program that uses some of the RAM as a RAMDisk to enable slow-to-start programs to launch much faster. Chrome, for example, takes about half of the time it used to to start up.

    3- I've found out that many, if not most, of the overclocking settings are available through the ASUS AI suite, which runs in the OS itself, and can be set without continual reboots.

    4- Video editing is noticeably faster and seems to use far fewer system resources. I'm able to do other stuff concurrently, where I could not before. I'm assuming it's the 8-core, 16 threads that makes that happen.

    5- Overall, the system *feels* more beefy/powerful/responsive/aggressive than my old one, not surprisingly [but perhaps a bit of a placebo effect could be in the mix there]

    6- I'm not folding regularly anymore, but it is an absolute *beast* running F@H, and this is absolutely quantifiable. I tested for a couple of days, and was folding something like 4 1/2 times the points from my QX9650 CPU [4 cores, no Hyperthreading]; again, the result of the additional physical cores, and the increased threading, and the additional RAM as well, I'd think [16G to 32G is a huge leap]. Also advanced L1, L2, and L3 caching which I did not have before is going to contribute to this as well.
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    I don't actually know my boot time. But it would be measured in minutes not seconds. Could be my BIOS settings, but maybe not. Mint may have just gotten slower. However as I use the suspend function my awakes take less than 5 seconds.

    My board has 16 gigs of installed ram. Even in Games and when I ran FAH I never have used up more than 5 or 6 gigs and probably less. On that account your ram disk sounds very sexy!

    The in the OS while running BIOS features are or so I've heard are much more complete now and make adjustments in a fraction of the time they do in Linux. As well as making them more clearly understood (Due to real time changes). Alas you will have none of this in Linux, unless ASUS has really upped and improved their Linux game.

    "5- Overall, the system *feels* more beefy/powerful/responsive/aggressive than my old one, not surprisingly [but perhaps a bit of a placebo effect could be in the mix there]

    I know that feeling! It's not placebo when the numbers back you up!! ":O}

    The Z77 Sabertooth is new enough to have L1 L2 and L3 catching as well.

    It seems like you should be able to set up your overclock in windows and use those setting in a Linux boot
    I have thrown a dozen different Linux OS's onto my machine and never had a problem or needed to change a setting other than boot order...

    I apply this question first to my own endeavors...

    Remember when OCing was on the cheap. We got our speed cheaper by heavy duty coolers, Cheap fast boards that FINALLY began giving us the tools we needed to perfect our art.

    I spent 350 bucks just for the Z77 about the same for my chip, this was what? 3 years ago?

    I'm just sorry that OCing seems now only to make since as a hobby rather than as a means for acquiring more for less.

    I never look as why bother!?

    But does Intel have a stock 5 gig chip yet. or do we still breathe rarefied air? ":O}

    Seems to me that your set to launch the over clock of a lifetime.

    More cores seem to require no more mhz speed than do 4 cores.

    the extra cores seem to provide the added speed not to mention the newer chip set.

    I was able to overclock my ram from 100 to 103, but that was it. I experimented widely but in the end 100X gave me the best results at every speed I tried ( Basically everything from 4.4 to 5.0) But it was close so you might do better with your ram.

    You have a fan so post whatever seems of interest to us! ":O}
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