Category Archives: Hardware

Samsung SM951 NVMe on Asus x99 Deluxe – Baseclock <> CPU strap magic

  “I did buy a new little toy, the Samsung SM951 NVMe 512 GB M.2 SSD Drive.”   I tested the Samsung SM951 NVMe M.2 on Windows 7 and Windows 10 by using the M.2 slot on the motherboard and by using the M.2 addon card which comes shipped together with the Asus x99 Deluxe. […]

Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool (IPDT) now supports 2011-v3

Back in 2014 the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool (IPDT) was not working for 2011-v3 CPUs but now in 2015 they released an update on 20th January and maybe also earlier this year. However i just want to let you know. Get your Diagnostic Tool from Intel Website   It’s finally working for 2011-v3 CPUs When i […]

The Crystal Sound Problem on my x99 Deluxe

with BIOS 1601 the problem somehow disappeared for now. however i wasn’t happy with the digital to analog converter since it requires additional power supply and using usb power insead of power supply was a bad choice since the emitted frequencies i had earlier were injected in that converter too  through USB. What i then […]

Asus Crystal Sound on x99 Deluxe audio problem

with BIOS 1601 the problem somehow disappeared for now. however i wasn’t happy with the digital to analog converter since it requires additional power supply and using usb power insead of power supply was a bad choice since the emitted frequencies i had earlier were injected in that converter too  through USB. What i then […]

Asus x99 Deluxe BIOS Ver. 1305

slight base Vcore increase So many BIOS Versions have been released by ASUS for the x99 Delux series. What you might experience with 1203 and 1305 is a slight increase of “base voltage” on the Vcore. When i keep using my old offset values (0.24 V) for the Vcore i do get 1.3 V on […]

New screen for my digital adventures LG-34UC87

Santa delivered a new LG-34UC87 and very soon i will post a video and some words describing the awesomeness of this screen. The monitor is attached to an Ergotron MX Monitor Arm. Aspect Ratio in World of Tanks You can fix the Aspect-Ratio Problem (if you are afected) this way: Edit: C:\Users\<SysUsername>\AppData\Roaming\Wargaming.net\WorldOfTanks\preferences.xml and watch out […]

Asus x99 Deluxe on its way to the manufacturer

Update 12. Dec. 2014: 3 weeks later and still waiting for my mainboard. This really is “a bad situation”. It’s not like we still were back in th 80s or 90s  where shipping takes weeks. I wonder what they are doing there. I’m disappointed. Just imagine they had 1 week to receive the mainboard one […]

Asus Deluxe BIOS 1004 x99 – Problems solved?

Update 06. November 2014: One good thing i have to mention is, that i had no problems yet to wake the system from standby-mode nor did i have any problems that occured with BIOS 0904. BUT I went to do the shopping and put my system or tried to put my system into standby-mode, but […]

Asus x99 Deluxe standby mode not working properly

Update Jan. 2016 Try disabling these settings:     Update 06.11.2014: When using Corsair Power Supplies: Go to http://www.corsair.com/en/rm-series-rm1000-80-plus-gold-certified-power-supply and click “Haswell compatibility” under the FAQ & Support Tab. Quote “According to Intel’s presentation at IDF, the new Haswell processors enter a sleep state called C7 that can drop processor power usage as low as […]

When Overclocking: Use offset voltage over fixed voltage

Today i decided to get back to powersavings and changed my fixed cpu core voltage to an offset value. The reason is pretty simple: I want the voltage to reflect the current core speed or in other words, to supply the CPU with only the amount of voltage it actually needs. On the one hand […]