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So after getting tired of Intel's garbage thermal paste in the 7700K, I've decided to make the swap to AMD after 15 years in Team Blue. The Corsair H100i v2's bracket was kind of a ***** to remove, but the rest of installation was pretty straightforward. Swapped out my old motherboard and cpu for a threadripper and Aorus. The system gets a little wonky if I use XMP atm, so that's disabled for the moment till I figure out what's up with that. Otherwise, it's been great.

Actually it's quite sad (and a testament to Intel's cheapness) that a 16-core CPU runs over 10C lower under load than a 4-core one. They might have saved a few cents on the thermal paste, but lost me as a customer. That and also making their new CPUs incompatible with the Z270 platform. Like an extra slap in the face of customers. I like the direction AMD is going with their current business strategy, and that's what I'm supporting.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build dude! The biggest problem with Intel's CPU's, is the toothpaste application and temperatures in general due to high core clock, I believe.

Memory support on my 1600 build is a bit finicky too, I have a 3200MHz kit, but anything set past 2400MHz and on startup it seems to do two quick boots before loading into Windows, instead of one. Seems stable in Windows, but it's kind of weird.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. I actually delidded my 7700k to confirm, and using Conductonaut dropped the temps by 30C lol. Honestly if Intel used solder, Kaby Lakes would actually run incredibly cool. I was getting only 65C under load and 75C overclocked to 5ghz. Using slower ram would actually drop temps about 5-10C also, since it reduces load on the memory controller on the CPU die.

Mine is using the base 2133mhz at the moment since booting into XMP with 3200 has been getting me blue screens all over the place. I did recently do a bios update, so I'll try again next week and see what happens.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

perhaps some of your memory problems are due to only using 2/8 slots instead of 4? might be something worth looking in to. Nice build! beautiful motherboard.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! There's actually 4. You can't see the other two on the other side since it uses a different heat spreader and doesn't have LEDs. The number of ram sticks doesn't really give issues. More likely that it's because I'm using two pairs of different branded ram. Threadripper does seem a bit more picky with what ram you use. I've had these same 4 sticks on my Intel board in XMP without any issues previously.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Noticed you got a Foxconn socket. Any trouble with the screw mechanism?

(Yes, I've seen "the video." I'm just curious.)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure what trouble everyone else has, but there was a little difficulty screwing the socket shut. Opening it was easy, but when closing it, I had to kinda push down on the socket and screw all 3 in a little first to make sure they hooked before doing it in order tightly. Otherwise it was pretty straightforward.