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ROG Zenith Extreme (X399, socket TR4) - info, experience, updates

FlanK3r
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AMD showed new highend chipset named AMD X399, this is specially for HEDT segment of CPUs. Many, many years AMD was not active in this segment. But the RED team is back!! The socket is named TR4, its version of the same size socket for servers, for AMD Epyc processors. This socket/LGA is huge, inside we can count crazy 4096 pins!! But not all these pins are electricaly active (its my idea, why Epyc cant work inside TR4)

CPUs Ryzen Threadrippers will be relase in configurations up to 16C/32T this summer.
Great bonus of this platform are numbers of PCIe 3.0 lines inside the CPU, which it offers 64! CPU and this board has support of quadchannel RAM DDR4 up to capacity 128 GB (I heard, in theory, this CPU can working with more)

MOTHERBOARD

Rights near RAM DIMM slots we can see special slot named DIMM M.2 slot. This special feature you can know from Maximus IX Apex. Its great value for NVMe M.2. Besided Threadripper has direct lines to CPU for NVMe, so lower latency 🙂 Two 8-pins for CPU is needed for serious OC and specially for LN2, switchs to PCIe slots, voltage measuring points, buttons start+reset and more. Example front USB3.1


SATAs and also U.2 port


In same wawe as Rampage X299, there is dash board for information about frequency, temperatures, speed of fan etc...Nice bonus is special LAN card ROG Aerion 10GB/s



Integrated IO shield, buttons for CLR CMOS, BIOS Flashback, backlighting of audio outputs, USB3, USB3.1 and looking at the Wi-Fi! This Wi-Fi support last standard 802.11ad!

At the board are features for driving your fans, cooling, include wattercooling and of course, dont forget at RGB AURA/AURA Sync or 3D print supopor.
Im looking forward sooooo muuuuch and promise, LN2 OC results coming 🙂


video from Linus (ah, this is the guy who broked few pins in socket ,-D)
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Mikan02 wrote:
New change to the Chipset Driver, but still same version. Maybe something related to the NVMe update?
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%2010%20-%2064

Just installed, some of the drivers inside are newer. Do a custom install and mouse over each individual driver it will tell you which one is up to date (and you can unselect those) and which ones can be upgraded. Out of memory I think it was the PCI, SMBus and IOMMU drivers that were updated in this re-release.

Hey Guys,

at the weekend my new Zenith Extreme Board and my Threadripper 1950x arrived. I put everything in my Computer and the Problems began.
I installed Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit from the scratch include all updates. installed latest Drivers from Asus page. Installed some games.
I started a Game (Rainbow Six Siege) and while loading the game my Sound in the Headset was Scratching and the whole System was lagging. In other games the same (for example: PUBG. Call of Duty WW2 beta, Call of Duty IW...)
If my CPU is under load (above 40%) my whole System is laggy and the Sound is Scratching. Temperature is in Max at 55 ° Celsius
My System contains of:
Threadripper 1950x
Zenith Extreme
Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 Riing
8x G Skill Ripjaws F4-2800C16-4GRK
Grafik Zotac GTX 1080Ti AMP Extreme
Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB
Powersupply Enermax MaxRevo 1500 Watts
BIOS Rev. 0801

I read about the Problem in different Comunitys and nobody has a solution. anybody here who can help?

8ball1986 wrote:
Hey Guys,

at the weekend my new Zenith Extreme Board and my Threadripper 1950x arrived. I put everything in my Computer and the Problems began.
I installed Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit from the scratch include all updates. installed latest Drivers from Asus page. Installed some games.
I started a Game (Rainbow Six Siege) and while loading the game my Sound in the Headset was Scratching and the whole System was lagging. In other games the same (for example: PUBG. Call of Duty WW2 beta, Call of Duty IW...)
If my CPU is under load (above 40%) my whole System is laggy and the Sound is Scratching. Temperature is in Max at 55 ° Celsius
My System contains of:
Threadripper 1950x
Zenith Extreme
Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 Riing
8x G Skill Ripjaws F4-2800C16-4GRK
Grafik Zotac GTX 1080Ti AMP Extreme
Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB
Powersupply Enermax MaxRevo 1500 Watts
BIOS Rev. 0801

I read about the Problem in different Comunitys and nobody has a solution. anybody here who can help?


Did you install AI-Suite from the USB-stick or the driver download page?

to fix it:

Open CMD as an administrator

run:
bcdedit /enum

if you see 'useplatformclock' set to true then run thats your problem (HPET is in use)

I ran:
bcdedit /set useplatformclock false

bcdedit /deletevalue useplatformclock
reboot computer.

A good source of information regarding OC and things in general (CPU/memory) is http://www.overclock.net/t/1636566/asus-rog-zenith-extreme-x399-threadripper-overclocking-support

leyabe wrote:
Just installed, some of the drivers inside are newer. Do a custom install and mouse over each individual driver it will tell you which one is up to date (and you can unselect those) and which ones can be upgraded). Out of memory I think it was the PCI, SMBus and IOMMU drivers that were updated in this re-release.
I think you are right, looks like CPU and my GPU´s behave a little better now in Windows (also using UEFI 0801). 🙂
One thing I noticed was 3DMark loading screens lasted slightly longer but had less impact on CPU load.
This is good I think, maybe they will fine tune this more later if possible.^^

With the first X399 Zenith i had a problem with 2 and 3 socket screws and Now the New X399 Zenith is arrived. If i will have the same problem,what can i do?

The Socket Foxconn is not perfect

SimoneTek wrote:
With the first X399 Zenith i had a problem with 2 and 3 socket screws and Now the New X399 Zenith is arrived. If i will have the same problem,what can i do?

The Socket Foxconn is not perfect


I had this issue and had to apply a ton of pressure to screw #2 (very unnerving) to get it to catch. I saw a video that someone turned the screws backwards until he heard a click then tightened them (I wonder if this would work on the Foxconn socket). I would not torgue down any of the screws until all three are somewhat tightened.

SimoneTek wrote:
With the first X399 Zenith i had a problem with 2 and 3 socket screws and Now the New X399 Zenith is arrived. If i will have the same problem,what can i do?

The Socket Foxconn is not perfect
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What I did was turn screws backwards till you feel and hear the click that they are in the thread. Turn one quarter turn on all three screws, then tighten fully in order specified. I have had both Foxconn and Lotes sockets.

I think i have discover the glitch about foxconn socket problem. You have to tighten screws 2 and 3 before 1 and then blocked all

FlanK3r
Level 13
How to install CPU and the cooler (my video with enlgish subtitles)
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