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[Overclocking Support Thread] MSI X99 OC & GAMING Motherboards

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I'd like to introduce to you MSI X99 OC & GAMING Motherboards:

 

[highlight]***NOTE: X99A = USB 3.1 Gen2 / X99S = USB 3.1 Gen1

AC = Intel AC WiFi / ACK = Killer AC WiFi***[/highlight]

 

MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Product Page

[highlight]***NOTE: MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON features proprietary LGA 2036 Turbo Socket***[/highlight]

 

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MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A GODLIKE GAMING Product Page

[highlight]***NOTE: MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING features proprietary LGA 2036 Turbo Socket***[/highlight]

 

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MSI X99A XPOWER AC / X99S XPOWER AC

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A XPOWER AC Product Page / X99S XPOWER AC Product Page

[highlight]***NOTE: MSI X99A XPOWER AC features proprietary LGA 2036 Turbo Socket***[/highlight]

 

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MSI X99A MPOWER / X99S MPOWER

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A MPOWER Product Page / X99S MPOWER Product Page

 

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MSI X99A GAMING 9 ACK / X99S GAMING 9 ACK / X99S GAMING 9 AC

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A GAMING 9 ACK Product Page / X99S GAMING 9 ACK Product Page / X99S GAMING 9 AC Product Page

[highlight]***NOTE: MSI X99A GAMING 9 ACK feature sproprietary LGA 2036 Turbo Socket***[/highlight]

 

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MSI X99A GAMING 7 / X99S GAMING 7

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A GAMING 7 Product Page / X99S GAMING 7 Product Page

 

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MSI X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION / X99S SLI KRAIT EDITION

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION Product Page / X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION Product Page

 

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MSI X99A SLI PLUS / X99S SLI PLUS

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A SLI PLUS Product Page / X99S SLI PLUS Product Page

 

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MSI X99A RAIDER

 

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For more details you can check MSI's exclusives features here: X99A RAIDER Product Page

 

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Now that the monkey business are covered, here is what all of you are interested about :D

 

SOFTWARE

 

Command Center Lite:

 

2.0.0.11

 

[highlight]***NOTE: MEI Drivers for XP included***[/highlight]

 

Command Center Lite Memory:

 

1.0.0.14

 

Direct OC (OC Buttons):

 

1.0.0.13

 

[highlight]***NOTE: Not always needed, try OC Buttons without installing DirectOC first. Requires .NET Framework 4.0***[/highlight]

 

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BIOS

 

Latest OFFICIAL & BETA BIOS:

 

[highlight]From older (top) to newer (bottom)[/highlight]

X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON - OFFICIAL BIOS 220

 

X99A GODLIKE GAMING - OFFICIAL BIOS 140

X99A GODLIKE GAMING - BETA BIOS 151

 

X99A GAMING 9 ACK - OFFICIAL BIOS 330

X99A GAMING 9 ACK - BETA BIOS 331

 

X99A XPOWER AC - OFFICIAL BIOS A40

X99A XPOWER AC - BETA BIOS A41

 

X99A MPOWER - OFFICIAL BIOS M90

X99A MPOWER - BETA BIOS M91

 

[highlight]***TUTORIAL VIDEO:

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MEMORY OC RESULTS

 

XTU - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 1x4Gb @DDR4-3600 CL10/5G Core/4864Mhz Cache:

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Super Pi 32M - G.Skill DDR4-3000CL15 (Samsung) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3200 CL12:

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Super Pi 32M - G.Skill DDR4-3000CL15 (Samsung) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3200 CL13:

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Super Pi 32M - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3100 CL10:

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Super Pi 32M - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3000 CL10:

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Super Pi 32M - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3000 CL11:

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Super Pi 32M - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3000 CL12:

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Super Pi 32M - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3100 CL11:

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Super Pi 32M - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3200 CL12:

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Super Pi 32M - Crucial DDR4-2133 (Micron) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3000 CL12:

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MemTest - Crucial DDR4-2133 (Micron) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3000 CL13:

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Memtest - Corsair DDR4-3400CL16 4x4Gb:

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Boot from BIOS Video - Kinston HyperX 3333CL17 (Hynix) 4x4Gb @DDR4-3000 CL10 1.5v:

 

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[highlight]Thanks to Tapakah, Benchbros, Pt1t, MTC and Toppc for their hardwork![/highlight]

 

Any feedback is welcome, positive or negative, and If you have any OC question feel free to ask, I'll be glad to help!

 

Pepi.

Edited by The Overclocking Knights

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Nice to see a topic like this finally about an x99 board. good work!

 

Thanks! More MSI motherboards will follow, I'm just starting. :)

 

pEp|n0r@ng.

Edited by The Overclocking Knights

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Good to see it go retail, a lot will depend on the price... but it is indeed a very easy going board :)

 

Told you, it's retail for a while already! :P

Price is same than previous X99S XPOWER AC.

 

pEp|n0r@ng.

Edited by The Overclocking Knights

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Ok but you are showing high scores with high uncore. but the Retail A version does not have the OC socket right? so we're still stuck at 3600/3700.

 

Loved the S version but it loses to Asus/GB on uncore and therefore on efficiency in a lot of benchmarks..

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As far as I know, there are two MSI boards with OC socket: X99A Xpower and X99A Gaming 9 ACK.

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I used this mother board for MOA, and I'm working on french reviews so I will share for you my feed back ;)

 

First of all, this motherbaord is really easy to use, and once you've made a profil, you can load it every time without any problem.

 

boot/reboot every time (except when CBB haha :D)

 

Memory clock high, CPU clock High, and with the news socket cache also. No majot issue, good MB.

 

I used it on my news CPU with BEAST :

 

 

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Only things cons :

-When you set manual voltage for ring, if you push cache frequency really high, motherboard use highr voltage than the one you have set (test on beta bios, maybe fix now)

 

-It's really hard to play the RTL IO, every time I've tryed motherbaord lost channel. All other timings works properly, but don't find the way to tweak RTL OI yet.

 

I think that's all ;).

Edited by Wizerty

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It's really hard to play the RTL IO, every time I've tryed motherbaord lost channel. All other timings works properly, but don't find the way to tweak RTL OI yet.
On MSI you need to lower both RTL and IOL at the same time. For example, if some channel has 47/8 then 47/6 or 45/8 will not work (channel with wrong settings will be lost), but 45/6 will.

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Sam did you have voltage issue on ring ?

If I set 1.25v for example, as far as I set low ratio MB use 1.25, but If I increase ring ratio, motherboard use higher voltage than the one I set manually.

 

Exemple 1.25v bios give :

Ring ratio 37 -> 1.25v

Ring ratio 40 -> 1.25v

Ring ratio 41 -> 1.26v

Ring ratio 42 -> 1.36v

Ring ratio 43 -> 1.4v

Ring ratio 46 -> 1.45v

 

 

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Somthing I forgot to add :

Sometime after X hour, motherboard stop booting with stable setting. -> overclocking failed. You can go to bios, but if you push F10, then no go, overclocking failed. Even if you decrease frequency...

If this happen clrearbios and load profil, even if it's 100% same setting, it will boot ;)

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I never set more than 1.10V ring in the BIOS. If I need high ring, I set ring OC3 to 1.48-1.50V in the BIOS, boot at 3500-3750 with 1.10V ring, then adjust ring freq+voltage from OS.

Somthing I forgot to add :

Sometime after X hour, motherboard stop booting with stable setting. -> overclocking failed. You can go to bios, but if you push F10, then no go, overclocking failed. Even if you decrease frequency...

If this happen clrearbios and load profil, even if it's 100% same setting, it will boot ;)

Does POST stop at code FF (+powerdown) when this happens?

This sometimes happens on my board when you change BCLK strap + number of enabled CPU cores at the same time, or when the memory is too unstable. Same as for you, the only way for me to make the board work again is BIOS reset.

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Sam did you have voltage issue on ring ?

If I set 1.25v for example, as far as I set low ratio MB use 1.25, but If I increase ring ratio, motherboard use higher voltage than the one I set manually.

 

Exemple 1.25v bios give :

Ring ratio 37 -> 1.25v

Ring ratio 40 -> 1.25v

Ring ratio 41 -> 1.26v

Ring ratio 42 -> 1.36v

Ring ratio 43 -> 1.4v

Ring ratio 46 -> 1.45v

 

 

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Somthing I forgot to add :

Sometime after X hour, motherboard stop booting with stable setting. -> overclocking failed. You can go to bios, but if you push F10, then no go, overclocking failed. Even if you decrease frequency...

If this happen clrearbios and load profil, even if it's 100% same setting, it will boot ;)

 

I also just noticed the Clear CMOS issue too, already reported.

I assume you are using TC.7 like on your screenshots Wiz ? I have TC.8 at the moment and same behavior, seems like manual settings for "CPU Ring Voltage" don't work at all above 31x...

I'll have this fixed in next update.

Edited by pepinorang

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Yes, TC.7

 

@Sam, no "FF" , it's too fast, I can't see debug code. Motherbard start displaying code then stop, reboot, display code, reboot.... and then overclocking failed and go to bios.

Once you know you need to clear bios it's okay :D , but the first time this happened, I spend one hour trying to understand why I wasn't able to boot even with really conservative clock.

 

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On my "old" 5960x (the one I used for MOA), chip can run colder on Xpower than competitor MB, but both clock the same.

Now I have better retail, only test on MSI, but early CB (-105)/ CBB ( -70), I will try on other board to compare.

I have tried 6 chip on cold with this Xpower, except one, all can reboot @-110 and most can bench under -130/-140

 

Did you know why after crash or CB cpu clock lower ? always lost 100Mhz ? I know it's not motherboard because same happen on Asus and MSI (never test giga). Is it cpu and TIM ?

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No multiplier bug for you in control center ?

 

You mean CPU ratio that don't move at all? Or have to decrease ratio first to be able to increase it?

Edited by pepinorang

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mine was 501 or such when firing up CC. I needed to adjust it to the real value (set in bios) first, then I could move it. Otherwise lock this on win7 and 8

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Leeghoofd, I need to set ratio 2or3 time, then soft apply.

 

Example :

Boot 43

Set 44 -> 43

Set 43 -> 43

Set 44 -> 44

 

Sometime need 2 attempt, sometime need more.

 

Cache ratio work fine, and no issue with BCLK nor voltage.

 

I use 2.0.06

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Leeghoofd, I need to set ratio 2or3 time, then soft apply.

 

Example :

Boot 43

Set 44 -> 43

Set 43 -> 43

Set 44 -> 44

 

Sometime need 2 attempt, sometime need more.

 

Cache ratio work fine, and no issue with BCLK nor voltage.

 

I use 2.0.06

 

With TC8 bios we face sometimes problem to set 43x/44x/45x multiplier, but no delay as you.

 

On our board simply the command center lite won't set core multiplier sometimes...so we need to move around 40x~ zone, after the first set in the sub-40 zone then everything start working without any problems :)

Edited by CalegaR1

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Hi all,

Does anyone know, which X99A boards got the OC socket? Iam sure, the XPower got it. What about the X99A Gaming 9 ACK? I could not find any information about this.

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Are you sure you haven't accidentally disabled some of the CPU prefetcher options in the BIOS, or enabled the C6 state?

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Are you sure you haven't accidentally disabled some of the CPU prefetcher options in the BIOS, or enabled the C6 state?

 

Ah, much better :D Thanks Sam, it was the C states. Been using Asus UEFI so long, switching to a different brand I forgot everything I needed to change.

 

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