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  1. I have the Crosshair VIII Formula with a 5950X,...

    I have the Crosshair VIII Formula with a 5950X, G.Skill 3600 CL16 RAM and I'm on 3501.

    I have progressed from a 3950X to the 5950X and several of the initial 5-series BIOS seemed to have issues.
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    RX 6800 XT PSU recommendations are generally 750...

    RX 6800 XT PSU recommendations are generally 750 watts although I have seen some at 850 watts.

    I've had a 3950X with a very minimal GPU and at default settings without PBO the PC would draw over...
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    Hmmm....is this for real....trying to run a 3950X...

    Hmmm....is this for real....trying to run a 3950X and RX 6800XT on 500-600 watt PSUs...????

    Seems about 300 watts short of recommendations!
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    BIOS 2206 has proved very stable for my Crosshair...

    BIOS 2206 has proved very stable for my Crosshair VIII Formula + 3950X + 32 GB G.Skill 3600/CL16 RAM.

    After fighting numerous WHEA errors and spontaneous reboots with everything from 2311 to 3003,...
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    Local Microcenter recently had some 5900X in...

    Local Microcenter recently had some 5900X in stock so I thought I'd give 3101 a try....

    Installed 3101 this afternoon - shortly afterward I started several Handbrake encodes...and now have 100+...
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    While this shouldn't be the case, there seems to...

    While this shouldn't be the case, there seems to be an element of reality to it.

    I have a 3950X and have repeatedly had to revert back to 2206 (last BIOS prior to Zen 3 compatibility) because...
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    Thread was updated to indicate this is an ROG...

    Thread was updated to indicate this is an ROG Strix X570 I mobo and not Crosshair Impact.
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    Looking at the mobo manual for ROG Strix I, it...

    Looking at the mobo manual for ROG Strix I, it does not appear to have flashback - no button or specified USB port.

    Are you sure the correct BIOS are being used ?? 3003 is an X570 Crosshair BIOS....
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    Tried disabling C and DF states; couldn't find...

    Tried disabling C and DF states; couldn't find number 3 in any BIOS setting.

    Turning off all power saving features would be ridiculous.

    24-hours at idle and several crashes and WHEA errors -...
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    I did consider the C-states and other tweaks. ...

    I did consider the C-states and other tweaks.

    Where exactly is #3 located - I did not find that setting.
    Also, I was hesitant to do anything with #4 - preferred cores.

    My usage typically...
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    Installed 3003 Friday mid-day. Ran encodes...

    Installed 3003 Friday mid-day. Ran encodes solidly for 30 hours with no issues.

    When system idled down last night around 10pm, nothing but WHEA errors and crash reboots since then....

    Exactly...
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    Not yet - I'm running very stable on 2206 for a...

    Not yet - I'm running very stable on 2206 for a couple of weeks now. I may give it a go this weekend if I'm bored.

    I'm in the middle of a large, one-time project that I'm pretty sure my 3950X...
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    I have a 3950X and have tried several of the BIOS...

    I have a 3950X and have tried several of the BIOS after 2206 in order to be prepared for a 5000 series upgrade. I've settled back on 2206 to avoid the issues many people seem to have. I'm not trying...
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    I primarily use Aida64 - there are several...

    I primarily use Aida64 - there are several different CPU values - I always monitor CPU Package which is usually 10-12 degrees C hotter than CPU.
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    I went back to 2206 with DOCP - I manually bumped...

    I went back to 2206 with DOCP - I manually bumped DIMM voltage to 3.7v. I assumed it to be memory related since I never had an error/restart without DOCP. The slight voltage bump seems to have solved...
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    After having issues with 2311, 2402, 2701 and 039...

    After having issues with 2311, 2402, 2701 and 039 (Stilt) - WHEA Errors and restarts, I've reverted to 2206.

    I have a Crosshair VIII Formula with 3950X and planning to upgrade to a 5000 series CPU...
  17. As long as we base our opinions on direct...

    As long as we base our opinions on direct experiences, then it's all fair. I dislike blind fanboy-ism!

    I have continually espoused how awesome the 3950X is on other forums - it will do more than...
  18. Having retired from a lifetime career in IT, I...

    Having retired from a lifetime career in IT, I now build my high performance PCs and servers as a hobby with image processing and video encoding projects.

    I want high performance with reliability...
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    Crosshair VIII Formula - WHEA Logger errors

    Reading about the BIOS issues I thought I'd been doing OK. Updated to 2402 a week or so back...then started having unexpected restarts.

    Digging into it, I found WHEA-Logger errors occurring...
  20. Wow - we have nearly identical systems - same...

    Wow - we have nearly identical systems - same CPU, mobo, NVME (1TB) and RAM - except I have 32GB (F4-3600C16D-32GTZN).
    I have a Gigabyte 2070 Super GPU.

    While I've had some flaky crashes/freezes...
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    FWIW - I took the plunge last night and upgraded...

    FWIW - I took the plunge last night and upgraded from very stable 2103 to 2206. So far, so good, but it'll take several days before I feel as comfortable with it as I did with 2103....
  22. I second the suggestion to try starting with...

    I second the suggestion to try starting with individual RAM modules or maybe even better if you have an 8 or 16 GB module just to get to a minimally functional baseline....

    I have Crosshair VIII...
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    I have a 3950x with 3600 RAM - 1302 and 2010 were...

    I have a 3950x with 3600 RAM - 1302 and 2010 were very buggy. 2103 has been working much better!! I also would like "improved stability and performance" but I'm pretty comfortable right now....
  24. Memory should be purchased as a kit 2 sticks, 4...

    Memory should be purchased as a kit 2 sticks, 4 sticks, etc.

    Two separate sets of memory even if the same brand and type will not necessarily work together at rated speed....
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    FWIW - I installed 2103 on 7/1 and have not had a...

    FWIW - I installed 2103 on 7/1 and have not had a freeze or unexpected restart since (hope I didn't just jinx myself!).

    It did seem to screw up my saved BIOS profiles - when it restarted after...
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