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New Skylake 6700K or 5930K?

Question: New Skylake 6700K or 5930K?

I see that the new I7's are out and some information is being leaked on performance. I currently have a 3570K, with 16g ram and a GTX 970 video card. I was waffling on upgrading to an entirely new system next year (2016) but wanted to wait and see if the prices come down or if NEW chips were decidedly better.

Would anyone like to chime in if they have first hand experience on the 5930K vrs the newer 6700K?

Price and cost are not really a deciding factor in this issue. I was going to migrate from an I5 to an I7 an thought that the 5930K was a significant better chip and longer term investment (compared to my I5).

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Preferred Solution: New Skylake 6700K or 5930K?

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Intel is gearing up to release their next-generation Skylake processors as early as next week, but before they've been able to release any official information, a set of benchmarks detailing the flagship Skylake CPU's performance have leaked onto the web. ...

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Answer:Intel 'Skylake' Core i7-6700K performance reportedly revealed

No surprises here. Keep Calm and Carry On... Strong dollar and no sensible impovements in IPC, that's gonna be even tougher year for PC manufacturers.
 

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Hello,
I need help !

Trying to figure out whats wrong with my skylake build. First had an MSI M5 board in it but after a stream of BSODs
I replaced it with an Asus Pro Gaming board and made a clean install. Everything was fine again.

Now 2 weeks later (after being regulary used) it suddenly started BSOD again. Could barely get it running long enough to run the util to gather the information.

It's a clean install with just latest Win10 Pro, Latest chipset and drivers for network and graphics (not gforce experiance), Razer Synapse, Mumble and WoW, was playing in a raid yesterday and was fine. Thought it was worked out with the re-install. But no...

Previously ran memtest for a whole day with no errors but I will again, it was a on the MSI motherboard.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2666MHz CL16 (CMK16GX4M2A2666C16) (2x8GB)
EVGA Supernova G1 750W
Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel 730 Series SSD 480GB
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB
Asus Z170 Pro Gaming
Seagate Barracuda 3TB

Attachment 46046

Logs contain 4 latest bsods of various messages but I think I've gotten them all by now. Most common are the
KMODE_EXCEPTIONs.

Just now writing this on other computer the skylake running just fine again...can't explain, guess it comes and goes.

Please help.

Thanks
Edit: Just passed thru a night of memtest86 using all cores on cpu. Does that mean the cpu and memory is fine ? What else, maybe swap out graphics card and test... Can a bad graphics card cause KMODE errors ?

Answer:Lots of BSODs after 2 weeks, same after clean install, Skylake 6700K

Hi Gnurken,

Welcome to the 10forums.

If you are overclocking anything, revert back to stock while troubleshooting as overclocking might cause instability.

Code:
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz"
MaxSpeed: 4000
CurrentSpeed: 4008

The Intel Ethernet connection driver has been flagged.
Please check Intel for driver updates.
Intel Download Center

Code:
2: kd> lmvm e1d65x64
start end module name
fffff801`692a0000 fffff801`69325000 e1d65x64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: e1d65x64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\e1d65x64.sys
Image name: e1d65x64.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jun 18 18:37:56 2015 (5582F3E4)
CheckSum: 0008FF35
ImageSize: 00085000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Just to make sure the memory is not causing any trouble, please run MemTest86+

Code:
Probably caused by : memory_corruption



Diagnostic Test

 RAM TEST

Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


   Note


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

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Question: New 5930K build

I just built this gaming rig, let me know what you think.

Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core ProcessorCorsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer ATX LGA2011-3 MotherboardEVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video CardG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 MemorySamsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State DriveSamsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive x 2LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD WriterFractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

I'll post benchmarks later.

Answer:New 5930K build

Great build!

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Question: New 5930K build

I just built this gaming rig, let me know what you think.

Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core ProcessorCorsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer ATX LGA2011-3 MotherboardEVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video CardG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 MemorySamsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State DriveSamsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive x 2LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD WriterFractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

I'll post benchmarks later.

Answer:New 5930K build

Great build!

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Currently I have an i5 4460 and want to upgrade my cpu.

The i7 4790k would be a cheaper option as I won't need to upgrade mobo and ram.

Is the i7 4790k still good and be able to run 4k games with my 970?

Or should I spend more and get a new mobo ram and a 6700k.

Many thanks.
 

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So..
In a short while I'll buy a new PC. I'll order it from a company who let me choose the parts and they put it together. They'll also overclock the CPU if that is possible, with no extra charge. It'll be put on a Z170 motherboard, regardless what CPU I'll choose.

I can choose between 2 i7 CPU's: the i7 6700 and 6700k. At the moment the K version is ? 52,- more. Is it such a big upgrade from the 6700? I'll be doing some Sony Vegas video editing and 1080p gaming.

Is it worth it to get the K version instead of the non-K?
 

Answer:i7 6700 or i7 6700K?

The K model is overclockable, the non-K isn't. So if you want it overclocked you have to get the K model.

Also the K model is clocked faster out of the box, 4Ghz with 4.2Ghz Turbo vs 3.4Ghz with 4.0 Turbo.
 

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All settings are default with no overclock using the a high end fan cooler Thermal past has been applied 5 times

This is while streaming and playing call of duty and battlefield one

Answer:i7 6700K high temps

Something not right there, looks like your CPU is throttling as well as overheating?

thumbnail of mine .

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My CPU I7-6700K no longer boost's to 4,2GHZ

I have checked the bios for issues also re flashed the bios and checked some settings and yet still will not boost. Reinstalled windows 10 64bit

I have ran prime95 to see if it will boost using that and still sticks to 4,0GHZ

I'm using a asrock pro 4 z170 I have also tried my other rigs motherboard being the Maximus viii formula z170 And still the same issue.

I have also had system locks with this issue well putting two and two together

Any help would be great

Answer:My I7 6700K no longer has a bosst speed

4.2GHz is the max turbo for a single core. When multiple cores are stressed the max they'll do is 4.0GHz. So if you have one application that use 1 core, than yeah you will see that core turbo boost to 4.2 GHz.

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Can you please list what kind of overclocking options you have in the bios? Better yet. If you can. Post a picture of said options in bios. 

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16340 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (181 GB Free); E: 232 GB (132 GB Free); F: 465 GB (261 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z170X-Gaming GT
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Hi all, I'm having a problem with overclocking and I'm trying to figure out if my processor is on its way out or if its just OS or software related.

After running my 6700k i7 at 4.6 for many months, I started experiencing blue screens. I built the rig in 2016 and made a few upgrades along the way. The first BSOD was CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. So I brought everything back to stock and the blue screens stopped. Cleaned out the registry, made sure drivers were up to date, ran DSKCHK and Windows Memory Diagnostic, no problems. Overclocked back to 4.6. Blue screens. When I was able to get into the OS, I ran prime95 and one by one, the cores stopped working with rounding errors. If I had let it run long enough, all the cores would have stopped. Temperatures were around 150F. I have an H100 water block and it is running properly.

Some solutions on the internet suggested my VCore was too low. Well its been running fine for so long at the voltage, I don't understand why it would all of the sudden be insufficient. So I played with the Vcore and ran prime95 with the sam... Read more

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I have honestly tried everything I can think of. I spend tons of money on this new system, it's my first time building a computer, and of course I encounter a problem that doesn't pop up on google at all.
I have my bootable Windows 10 usb drive, plug it in, boot to it, get to "Preparing Installation Files" or whatever, and at some random point it will fail and give me one of the following errors. You never know which one it will give you, but i've had it fail at 10%, 85%, wherever, and it's completely different each time I try it.

PLEASE HELP I've been at this all day and I'm emotionally exhausted. I've taken out and tried each DIMM by itself, but with no effect. I've tried changing the drive, to no effect, and I've reloaded the OS on the flash drive, to no effect. I also tried Windows 8, but it didn't let me because I don't have a Windows 8 key.

Incomplete List of Error Codes I've received during installation:

pfnlistcorrupt

irql not less or equal

memory management

critical structure corruption

Answer:Unable to Install Windows 10 on new i7 6700k machine

Have you installed chip set drivers for the motherboard first?

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Hi, so i installed ASUS AI-suite3 because i like the control it gives you. The utility also overclocks your CPU (in a "safe range" for all pc's..
(running the i7 6700K on an asus Z170 Pro gaming mobo)
I got "impressive" results. 4.8Ghz at 1.356V, drawing "87watts" with a max temp of "61 degrees c"..
Curious to say the least.... The program mentions that syntetic benchmarks like Aida 64 etc will produce way higher temps, but ai-suite overclocks the cpu to real life scenarios like gaming etc... So thats why it has low temps and high frequencies, but im not convinced...

I am running an air cooler for heavens sake! A noctua NH-u14s!
My cpu (at stock), hit max ~60c on syntetic benchmarks with almost no chassi fan airflow (like my pc silent). This looked way too good to be true... Can my temp probe be faulty or something?

Answer:Ridiculous 6700k overclocking results.Would like some explainations...

Hm.. Ok this looks more realistic. I manually set the cpu from 4.8ghz to 4.6ghz, and forced the voltage down to offset "0". Now the cpu peaks at 1.4v, not a worrying 1.5v... Running Aida64 for a while i see that the cpu sits around 65-70c and peaks to a maximum of 83c. (neither speedfan nor AiSuite sees these peaks, only aida64 does... All other programs tells me the cpu is running at 65c.. Now my pc is bearly auidble at this unrealistic 100% load. Cpu fan is att 800rpm... What are normal stats for a 6700K?

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Hi, so i installed ASUS AI-suite3 because i like the control it gives you. The utility also overclocks your CPU (in a "safe range" for all pc's..
(running the i7 6700K on an asus Z170 Pro gaming mobo)
I got "impressive" results. 4.8Ghz at 1.356V, drawing "87watts" with a max temp of "61 degrees c"..
Curious to say the least.... The program mentions that syntetic benchmarks like Aida 64 etc will produce way higher temps, but ai-suite overclocks the cpu to real life scenarios like gaming etc... So thats why it has low temps and high frequencies, but im not convinced...

I am running an air cooler for heavens sake! A noctua NH-u14s!
My cpu (at stock), hit max ~60c on syntetic benchmarks with almost no chassi fan airflow (like my pc silent). This looked way too good to be true... Can my temp probe be faulty or something?

Answer:Ridiculous 6700k overclocking results.Would like some explanations...

Hm.. Ok this looks more realistic. I manually set the cpu from 4.8ghz to 4.6ghz, and forced the voltage down to offset "0". Now the cpu peaks at 1.4v, not a worrying 1.5v... Running Aida64 for a while i see that the cpu sits around 65-70c and peaks to a maximum of 83c. (neither speedfan nor AiSuite sees these peaks, only aida64 does... All other programs tells me the cpu is running at 65c.. Now my pc is bearly auidble at this unrealistic 100% load. Cpu fan is att 800rpm... What are normal stats for a 6700K?

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I would like to find information about overclocking my XPS 8900 with i7-6700K Processor. In the BIOS options I found two options OC1 and OC2. I assume this is for overclocking and that OC2 would make the CPU faster than using OC1, but I have not found any documentation about this. Are there disadvantages for using OC2? Is there any information about CPU speed gains?

Answer:XPS 8900, Intel Core i7-6700K, Overclocking in Bios

If you download tools like Intel XTU and HWiNFO64 you may see what is different. You can also run some quick stress tests.   I would not expect much, but you might be surprised.
XTU: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24075/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-
HWiNFO64: http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php
I would watch temps very closely. CPU core temps in particular, but memory and CPU package also.
You can get the temps off of both XTU and HWiNFO64.
Caveat: I haven't touched a skylake system and don't own an 8900 but the principles are the same as other chips and chipsets.

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during this screenshot, I was playing Witcher 3 on ultra full hd. I alt tabbed and took a picture. Room temperature was around 32º-34ºC. I have a feeling that either my cooling is not up to task or something is wrong with the whole setup. I have already tried to change thermal pastec but from what I can tell it is spreading well.

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My very first PC was a Toshiba 8086 in 1981 and I've had my face stuck in a computer ever since but I have never encountered a case as badly engineered from a thermal standpoint as the XPS8910. Between the woefully inadequate HSF and the GTX970 this system is trying to cremate itself. It idles at 47-49 C and running a single file through 7-Zip spikes the CPU at 86 C. The heat coming out of the top grille is excellent for frying your breakfast eggs. It is clearly a case problem as I've pulled the side cover off and placed a 12 inch electric fan right next to it and I'm now idling at 21-23 C and the same file zipping does not see a temp above 54 C. It's an awkward workaround but it's the only way to keep the system at anywhere near reasonable and safe temperatures.
Another question is that although I've read several threads here about placing an SSD as the data drive and leaving the 2TB platter/32GB cache SSD as a data drive, I'm still very concerned about the problems that many users are reporting. Is there a surefire way to make sure that this process actually arrives at a successful result?

Answer:XPS8910 i7-6700K crazy overheating case problem

I'm not finding much discussion about this issue either internally or externally.  Please check to see that you have the latest bios installed and upgrade if necessary.

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Hi, I have tried a lot of diagnostic work before putting my hand up as I am not finding a path out of the bsods and miscellaneous errant behavior of this new build which works great sometimes and then falls over. I can duplicate the principle faults (bsods) reliably but doubt my reasoning is conclusively accurate. Basically whenever I install the last 7 security updates for MS Office 2013 it will bsod within 5 - 10 seconds of logging in. Always works in safe mode and restoring to pre-update always fixes it. This was a list of 70 before I got it down to 7, of which I know at least 2 directly cause a bsod and I am unsure of how complicit the others / combinations are. I have tried MS help and it is very slow going over there - after some hours and losing the remote connection on a restart as I needed to do a restore to sort some of their experimenting just to get proper control back! Sure would appreciate some more pointed help, thank you.

I have done a fresh install of Win 7 after maybe a decade or more of living with an XP upgraded to Win 7 PC based on an original QX9650 in an Asus Maximus X38 board. Made mistakes like not understanding junctions properly and took over some permissions I shouldn't have, etc etc. New build, backed up everything (in duplicate) and bit the bullet.

All I have been trying to do is get a fully stable machine on no overclocking and live with that for a few months before even thinking about serious tinkering. The ASUS Maximus 8 Assembly with 64... Read more

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I'm havving issues with a brand new Precision 3620 workstation.
The processor is an Intel 6700K  4Ghz base clock and 4.2Ghz turbo clock.
1) For any kind single threaded task it always runs at 4Ghz and never at 4.2Ghz.
How can I make it run at turbo speed (bios is set so it should) ?
2) For multithreading tasks using all cores (also using SIMD) the clock drops to 3.6Ghz
Using Intel power gadget I measure 60Watt power consumption and 54 degrees C.
(Test is Prime95 using blend mode test, so not max heat small FFT test)

I find this clock behavior quite unacceptable for a PC sold as workstation.
Using the Intel Extreme Tuning tool I can fix issue 2) by rasing the Processor Core IccMax from 92A to 110A.  This indicates wrong CPU setting in the bios, but these hidden settings are not visible to be changed.
Issue 1) I can not fix.
Is there any way to correct these issues ?

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Hi, I got my new parts today and oh man was i excited! It works fine, temps are great, newest drivers and bios(uefi) is installed and so on! But something that REALLY annoys me is that even though folders and so on will open quickly,"The animation from files while you hover over them is extremely stuttery!" When i drag my mouse over a list of files without clicking in a moderate speed, it will not "hover mark" every file smoothly, it does it for like every 3rd file or so and its really random and slow... Other windows 10 stuff is also quite stuttery and opening Spotify or Chrome takes quite some time.. Im very confused and my excitment for the 6700K has unforturnatly dropped a bit :/

Answer:From FX8350 To 6700K, "Windows 10" got slow and stuttery...

Ok so i know now what's causing this, kind of.. When i move my mouse my performance would basically just die on me completely. So for now i had to turn my mouse from 1000Hz polling rate to 125Hz. This feels very weird since my older cheaper hardware was capable of handeling my mouse at 1000Hz.. This is a temporary fix and i hope this will be fixed in the future, or if anyone here knows something i dont know then PLEASE tell me, id love to know!

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Hi, I got my new parts today and oh man was i excited! It works fine, temps are great, newest drivers and bios(uefi) is installed and so on! But something that REALLY annoys me is that even though folders and so on will open quickly,"The animation from files while you hover over them is extremely stuttery!" When i drag my mouse over a list of files without clicking in a moderate speed, it will not "hover mark" every file smoothly, it does it for like every 3rd file or so and its really random and slow... Other windows 10 stuff is also quite stuttery and opening Spotify or Chrome takes quite some time.. Im very confused and my excitment for the 6700K has unforturnatly dropped a bit :/

Answer:From FX8350 To 6700K, "Windows 10" got slow and stuttery...

Ok so i know now what's causing this, kind of.. When i move my mouse my performance would basically just die on me completely. So for now i had to turn my mouse from 1000Hz polling rate to 125Hz. This feels very weird since my older cheaper hardware was capable of handeling my mouse at 1000Hz.. This is a temporary fix and i hope this will be fixed in the future, or if anyone here knows something i dont know then PLEASE tell me, id love to know!

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Does anyone know when Lenovo will make Skylake available in the W550S (or whatever it calls the successor model)... I'd like to buy one! Thanks. 

Answer:W550S with Skylake?

Hi. There won't be a W-series successor to the W550s as the workstations are now called P-series. But I am fairly certain that we'll see a successor to the W550s, we'll just have to wait and see.
 
Cheers!

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Ive read that Lga1151 usb 2.0 port will not work on windows 7 during installation. So it means it will only work on usb3.0 during installing OS.

Ive also read that you can only install it using dvd drive.

My question is that after installing win7 using dvd drive. Will the usb 2.0 work after?

Answer:Windows 7 on skylake CPU

Most motherboard manufacturers have a workaround for the USB 2.0 issue--such as a BIOS setting or a way to inject the proper drivers into a Windows 7 ISO.

It's not true that you can install only from a DVD. I did not use a DVD when I rebuilt 2 months ago.

Yes, your USB 2.0 ports will work later.

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Ive read that Lga1151 usb 2.0 port will not work on windows 7 during installation. So it means it will only work on usb3.0 during installing OS.

Ive also read that you can only install it using dvd drive.

My question is that after installing win7 using dvd drive. Will the usb 2.0 work after?

Answer:Windows 7 on skylake CPU

Most motherboard manufacturers have a workaround for the USB 2.0 issue--such as a BIOS setting or a way to inject the proper drivers into a Windows 7 ISO.

It's not true that you can install only from a DVD. I did not use a DVD when I rebuilt 2 months ago.

Yes, your USB 2.0 ports will work later.

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Question: Skylake processors

Hi looking to buy a new computer but would like to stay on Windows 7
So decided to avoid the 7th gen. I7

As I would like to keep automatic updates rather than manually having to find patches.
But after further Reading find the sky Lake. Supported updates only work on Pacific makes and models according to the windows end of life list.
But I also have a read it does work on some not on the list I am very confused what information is correct and what is correct and what isn't don't really want to spend 1,000 on a possibility

Was looking to buy MSI GE62 6QL Apache (9S7-16J532-210)

Thanks damien
 

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So, I work in an enterprise environnent and we have very specific software regarding some VERY specific work we do. All machines are running windows 7. I received word that new machines won't even support Windows 7. Dell said, the chipset, won't even support Windows 7.

Which, given our history here seems unheard of for a 2 year old OS to permanently remove the older OS. After some digging I found the following:

Windows 10 Embracing Silicon Innovation

"Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel?s upcoming ?Kaby Lake? silicon, Qualcomm?s upcoming ?8996? silicon, and AMD?s upcoming ?Bristol Ridge? silicon."

Ugh...

This caught me off guard. The article details pretty much a support drop off time of June 17, 2017.


 

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HELP! I always wanted an R13, so when I saw a cheap R13 for sale on kijiji (canadas craigslist), I shot the guy a lowball offer and he accepted. Now the thing is he clearly advertised that the top glass was cracked and it even looked that way in the pics, but it didn't bother me much because a- I thought it was only cracked and not completely broken and b- IM GETTING AN R13! So anyways I met the guy and bought it off him for 400cad (300usd). The laptop is perfect. Skylake 5200U, 8gb ram although only 128gb storage. Display good and everything working fine, except I didnt check the lid properly and now that I'm home with the laptop I've noticed that the top glass isn't just cracked- its broken and some of the glass is pushing inward. I was okay with a cracked lid as I could cover it with a sticker (like how hes done) and it would do for the time being, but this broken lid is a risk to the display. 1- How can I disassemble the top lid and get the broken glass out on priority? Theres no disassembly guide or service manual online so does anyone know/have instructions for this? 2- Where can I get a replacement glass? Almost every other acer laptop including its older cousin R7 has replacement parts, but I can't find anything for this. Although,I'm pretty good at 3d printing and crafting so Im fairly certain I can replace the top glass with something else if not the original. Right now Im really worried about losing the display to t... Read more

Answer:R13 Skylake broken toplid

Sounds like you have an R7-572 & what you need may be an Acer Aspire R7-572G Rear LCD Cover. I show a 60.M9UN2.003 as a possible replacement. Have to be a little vaugue because I do not have one.

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Trying to install either win7, 8 and 10 onto a new build.

Motherboard = Gygabyte Z170 Gaming K3 (Skylake platform)

No, reading a good few websites i need to add an updated set of drivers to either the USB stick when creating an boot usb media

or i believe win 10 has these already in the setup files? (can somebody confirm?)

anyway, no matter what i've tried, i can't get any OS to see the HDD
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Will the R13 model numbers change when the 6th gen Intel models are released?   I am interested in an R13 with the new Thunderbolt 3 port that is described on the R13 product page, but it looks like those models are the previous Generation.   The "spec" page does not list Thunderbolt or USB 3.1 on the individual models.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:R13 skylake model numbers

It looks like they are coming uphttp://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.G8SAA.001 

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So back in June I purchased a mostly specced out Spectre x360 with 3 years of HP Total Care Support. Do you guys think HP might let me trade for the newer one with Skylake via warranty claim since the update is so incremental and well within the life cycle of the early 2015 model? It kind of really sucks that they released a model with Skylake so soon after I purchased mine and a lot of the benefits like battery life are huge for me since I'm rarely near an electric outlet (I got a custom made Spectre with the i7, 8gb of RAM, and 512Gb of SSD, but went with the 1080p display for battery life).
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Answer:Spectre x360 w/ Skylake

Originally Posted by Mason Sell Do you guys think HP might let me trade for the newer one with Skylake via warranty claim I am not sure they would do that, but why don't you call them and ask? Spectre x360 with broadwell is already an amazing machine. after a rigorous research i settled to buy spectre x360 when it was first released but then i knew that skylake will be available at the end of this year. so i waited for skylake. although there wont be much of performance difference in U series of skylake some improvement is always a plus. so i know how you feel. it is really a bummer to see the next gen machine is just released when you have just bought an old one. but this is how it goes in electronics. If you are happy with the machine and feel that it will be future proof for what you do i would say to carry on with this as long as you want. but if you feel disappointed, and regretting you should have waited for skylake then just exchange it/ sell it as soon as possible and buy the new one and be happy.

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Wasn't sure what section for this, feel free to move to the appropriate sub forum.

Ok, I'm trying to install windows 7 x64 onto an ssd via a usb drive packaged with Gigabyte's USB drivers needed for the Intel 100 motherboards. Tools and procedure located here:

GIGABYTE Tech Daily: Having Trouble Installing Windows 7 By USB With Your GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboard?

I am able to boot with the drive into the Windows install process, however, when I go to select my partitioned disk and hit next to begin copying files, I get a pop up that displays this error:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks."

Now, I specifically partitioned the disk using Shift F10 and Diskpart because I do not want the 100 MB System Reserved partition for Bitlocker (or whatever) (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html) And I have done this multiple times over the years re-installing Windows 7 (when installing from the dvd). But it's not working here.

If I go back into Diskpart and try to convert to GPT, I first have to wipe the drive with the 'clean' command, which results in an unallocated disk to install onto, which I don't want. So after typing convert gpt, I then type 'create part primary', and then 'format fs=ntfs quick', and finally, 'assign', then go back and refresh the disk in the prompt, the MBR error is no longer there. But when I hit Next to... Read more

Answer:Need help installing W7 onto my new Skylake system

I also have a Gigabyte Skylake MB.
I suppose you already added the USB 3 and SATA drivers into the installation disk.
I've created a tutorial to do so. Recommend you to read as the Gigabyte tool doesn't install the drivers into the Win PE (for maintenance) and to the installation.
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

First of all, on BIOS you must set:
Secure boot = Other OS
CSM = UEFI

Boot your installation disk under UEFI (press F12 at POST beep and choose UEFI mode)
Win 7 64 UEFI mode has at least 3 partitions:
100M Fat 32 UEFI for the boot loader.
120 M raw for MSR
a large NTFS for C: and Windows
The way you are creating partitions with Diskpart will create Legacy MBR not GPT UEFI disk.
Let Windows create them for you. The 120 M raw for MSR will be created, but it's only 0.1% of the disk (or less).
Just go advanced, delete all partitions, create new (will create the 3) and install at the big one.
As you're installing on a SSD, use Kari tutorial (sysprep) to move \Users to the HDD.
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
I do have the Relocate.xml if you need.

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Hello all,
 
I am seriously racking my brain on this one.  I have tried just about everything that I can find and think of to get this to work.  Now I have two different models of Lenovo one is a desktop and one is a laptop. 
 
Laptop: Lenovo thinkpad E560 i5 6200u 4GB ram 500GB hdd. https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Lenovo-ThinkPad-E560-20EV-15.6in-Core-i5-6200U-4-GB-RAM-500-GB-HDD/3890879.aspx?pfm=srh
Desktop: Lenovo thinkpad m900 Tiny i5 6500t 4GB ram 500GB hdd https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Lenovo-ThinkCentre-M900-10FM-Core-i5-6500T-2.5-GHz-4-GB-500-GB/3902931.aspx?enkwrd=10FM0007US&pfm=srh
 
Here is my issue.  I have a custom image for the place that I work at, that is installed on a bootable usb created from rufus.  I know this has not been corrupted because it works on older systems without any issue.  When I load this image on either machine I can get past the section where you chose the language and time ect.  Then it has a big button to install windows 7, after that point I get the message "A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing.  If you have a drive floppy disk, cd, dvd, or usb flash please insert now.  
 
I have tried everything from uefi booting enable, legacy boot enable.  There is even a usb emulation on the desktop model, the keyboard and mouse did not work without it when trying to pick the language and time.
 
The only thing that I have not been able to try is a ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Skylake and Windows 7

I don't think its an Intel or MS problem, not sure why you think it is an Intel one... I'm just going off the top of my head here though. If it is a USB installer from work... its possible that it is a network installer and goes out to a network share and grabs the .iso file it needs. Then there is also the question of why you are installing Windows from work on your personal machine. But that is my security coming out.. I assume you have a legitimate reason/approval to do so.

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Wasn't sure what section for this, feel free to move to the appropriate sub forum.

Ok, I'm trying to install windows 7 x64 onto an ssd via a usb drive packaged with Gigabyte's USB drivers needed for the Intel 100 motherboards. Tools and procedure located here:

GIGABYTE Tech Daily: Having Trouble Installing Windows 7 By USB With Your GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboard?

I am able to boot with the drive into the Windows install process, however, when I go to select my partitioned disk and hit next to begin copying files, I get a pop up that displays this error:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks."

Now, I specifically partitioned the disk using Shift F10 and Diskpart because I do not want the 100 MB System Reserved partition for Bitlocker (or whatever) (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html) And I have done this multiple times over the years re-installing Windows 7 (when installing from the dvd). But it's not working here.

If I go back into Diskpart and try to convert to GPT, I first have to wipe the drive with the 'clean' command, which results in an unallocated disk to install onto, which I don't want. So after typing convert gpt, I then type 'create part primary', and then 'format fs=ntfs quick', and finally, 'assign', then go back and refresh the disk in the prompt, the MBR error is no longer there. But when I hit Next to... Read more

Answer:Need help installing W7 onto my new Skylake system

I also have a Gigabyte Skylake MB.
I suppose you already added the USB 3 and SATA drivers into the installation disk.
I've created a tutorial to do so. Recommend you to read as the Gigabyte tool doesn't install the drivers into the Win PE (for maintenance) and to the installation.
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

First of all, on BIOS you must set:
Secure boot = Other OS
CSM = UEFI

Boot your installation disk under UEFI (press F12 at POST beep and choose UEFI mode)
Win 7 64 UEFI mode has at least 3 partitions:
100M Fat 32 UEFI for the boot loader.
120 M raw for MSR
a large NTFS for C: and Windows
The way you are creating partitions with Diskpart will create Legacy MBR not GPT UEFI disk.
Let Windows create them for you. The 120 M raw for MSR will be created, but it's only 0.1% of the disk (or less).
Just go advanced, delete all partitions, create new (will create the 3) and install at the big one.
As you're installing on a SSD, use Kari tutorial (sysprep) to move \Users to the HDD.
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
I do have the Relocate.xml if you need.

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Trying to install either win7, 8 and 10 onto a new build.

Motherboard = Gygabyte Z170 Gaming K3 (Skylake platform)

No, reading a good few websites i need to add an updated set of drivers to either the USB stick when creating an boot usb media

or i believe win 10 has these already in the setup files? (can somebody confirm?)

anyway, no matter what i've tried, i can't get any OS to see the HDD
likes of this

Answer:Install OS on Skylake M/B, No Drivers to See HDD

I had a similar problem when I installed my SSD, I had to unplug my other drives for the installer to see and use the SSD.

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I have Nitro VN7 592G with i7 Skylake CPU. I'm asking because of recently discoverd Skylake bug which causes random restarts and data corruption.Is is feasible to disable Hyperthreading in BIOS for this model?If not, when proper fix should be expected?

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W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVOT510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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Will there be a Skylake for the 3rd Gen Model before the year end.  Also how much battery improvement will there be with the new processor?  The X1 needs serious battery improvement.  It should at least hold 10 hours of nonstop use (not idle).  Mac Air does a fantastic job with their battery and the capacity of recharge cycles.  

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I understand that if I buy a new computer with a a fast Intel Skylake processor, I can not run any operating system except Windows 10. In other words, I can not run Windows 7 or 8.1. Is that so and why? Thanks for any answers you all have. Brad

Answer:New computer with Intel Skylake processor

Hi, Brad: You can install W7, 8.1, and W10 as long as there is driver support for the notebook you plan to buy. The problem with the Skylake chipset is there is no native USB2 support, and there is no USB3 support in the windows 7 installation media.  So the media errors out stating a required CD/DVD driver is missing (which is the only error it knows how to report when that happens). If you plan on running W7, what you have to do is to run this tool which puts the USB3 drivers into the W7 USB installation media.  There is a readme file on the link with instructions for using the tool or converting a W7 installation DVD into a W7 installation flash drive. The tool has to be run on a PC with W8.1 or W10. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility There are many forum posts regarding this issue and the USB creator tool is the solution.  Here's two for example. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Problem-installing-Win7-on-ProBook-440-G3-HDD-... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Problem-installing-Win7-Pro-on-P...

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I understand that if I buy a new computer with a a fast Intel Skylake processor, I can not run any operating system except Windows 10. In other words, I can not run Windows 7 or 8.1. Is that so and why? Thanks for any answers you all have. Brad

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Are there any other details about what was updated in the refreshed version of the Spectre x360? Obviously the processors are now 6th gen, and they use Bang & Olufsen sound, but are there any other physical fixes to the device?
I love everything about the spectre x360, especially the design, but I'm conflicted on whether to buy the Spectre, the Surface Book, or wait til the 2nd gen Surface Book next year. One of the things I like about the Surface Book over the Spectre is the keyboard and trackpad experience. I noticed the trackpad for the spectre required a lot more force to click compared to the Surface Book, and the keys weren't as clicky or tactile and felt softer and mushier. You can also see weird dots behind the screen on the Spectre if you look really closely, which I assume has to do with touch screen technology, but it bothers me, especially because other touch screen devices don't have this.
Has anyone played with the refreshed Spectres, and are there any other minor fixes to it, especially to the trackpad, screen, and keyboard? Or is it just the processor and speakers? Thanks.

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Hello, i am having trouble running 16 bit applications on a hp 280 g2 (skylake cpu) with win 7 32 bit. All 16 bit applications freeze or dont even start, with ntvdm process stuck at high cpu usage. This pc needs to run older software. Same problem as here:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05125284&sp4ts.oid=6893846  The link above does not have a solution for a 280 g2 model. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I have tried updating bios. Didnt help. Thanks.

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Has there been any word on when Lenovo plans on introducing a W-series laptop with Intel 6th generation processors?  I'm looking to replace my W520, but I don't see any point in buying a new machine that isn't using the latest processor like the W550.

Answer:Intel Skylake Processors in W-Series When?

P 50 P 70 will be the replacement for the W series no ?

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Now have had the withdrawals for far too long (last build an Ivy Bridge) and am thinking of using the newest stuff.
Now I am only going to use the machine for basic usage and maybe some gaming later.
Have decide on a mis tower say a Coolermaster HAF or Corsair Carbide case an i7 CPU a reasonably priced GPU sound card and say a750W PSU.
My main quandary is the CPU should I get a fast non clock i7 or a clockable one? (I intend to clock the RAM anyway) as the price of the CPU is one component I see I could spend a lot of money on.

Ideas please??

Answer:Thinking of a Skylake desktop buld

Well, Tommy and I have the 6700K, no issues with it at all so far

But you could just get a 6600K and save at least $100

Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530 - Newegg.com

Or the 6600 is only $220

Intel Core i5-6600 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I56600 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530 - Newegg.com

The 6700 is only about $40 cheaper then the 6700K, your mileage may vary

Intel Core i7-6700 8M Skylake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I76700 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530 - Newegg.com

Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Processor-Newegg.com

You`d have to look at availability and pricing on the Ausy site, or whoever you prefer John.
And are you looking at the new GPU`s , a 1060 or a 1070 ???

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I use the recipe cards to edit MDT driver injection for my models.  I want to know if the recipe cards that are posted will also work for skylake processors? Regards,Arodriguez

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Hello, I builded a pc a not so long time ago, and I noticed the CPU temperatues are quite low between 5 - 12 degrees.

When I opened a game (Dirt 3) the temperatures jumped up to around 15 degrees, but is it possible that the cpu heat sensor is defect? I mean it is good to have good temps but aren't these temps a bit too low? Or is this normal and nothing to be concerned about?

Thanks in advance

Answer:i5 6400 Skylake reporting low temperatures

Have you tried other applications to monitor the temperatures to see if it is software-related or sensor-related?

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Hi Guys,

Hope it's fine to start a thread log about my next builds. As soon as I start to build them I will update the thread.

My next two rigs are going to be an HTPC Mini-ATX (project Mini-Beast) for the living room hooked to an LG 70" 4K TV, and the other a Micro-ATX for my office at work. (Project Firefly). Project Brawndo (My main build remains in my man cave as my main beast).

I've received most parts but still missing a few. The hardest part will be to try to cram the h100i and he G1 980Ti in the 250D. Why these huge video cards? Well I had them laying around waiting to sell them because I swapped my main build SLI setup to EVGA Hybrids, but finally decided to keep them for my new builds.

Specs below, some pics of the parts I've already received, and 2 pics comparing the size of the Corsair 250d versus de 750d that is my main build.

Any comments, feedback, suggestions please go ahead

Project Mini-Beast (Mini-ITX HTPC Build)
Case: Corsair 250D (Delivered)
CPU: i7 6700K (Delivered)
Cooler: Corsair H100i (In the mail)
Mobo: Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 Mini-ITX DDR4 GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 (In the mail)
Mem: Kingston HyperX Savage Black 16GB (2x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 (In the mail)
PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850 Gold with Black individually sleeved cables kit (Delivered)
GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming 980 Ti (Already had)
OS/Programs Drive: M.2 NVMe Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB (Delivered)
Storage Drive: Samsung 850 Evo 1TB (Ordered)
Project Firefly (Micro ATX Office Build)
Case... Read more

Answer:Skylake Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX Build Log

I love threads like this, keep us posted

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Many are making a big deal about the news of the Skylake CPU release by Intel. It had been promised earlier, but seems to be weeks ahead of schedule.So, My question is: Why Does That Matter to the PC Industry?here are just a few possible answers. Quote.An initial batch of Skylake CPUs (6600K and 6700K) was announced for immediate availability during the Gamescom on August 5, 2015, unusually soon after the release of its predecessor, Broadwell, which had suffered from launch delays.It just might be that Skylake is better for mobile devices.( Read smartphones and tablets that have to have great graphics on low power.)http://wccftech.com/intel-processor-roadmap-leaked-10nm-cannonlake-skylakee-arrives-q3-2016-skylake-muy-chips-q4-2015/Also:http://appleinsider.com/futures/intel-skylake-macbook-proThe next generation of MacBook Pros will likely incorporate Intel's Skylake processor platform, and possibly other new technologies, such as USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.More on Apple:http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/mac/new-imac-2016-release-date-rumours-new-imac-2016-price-specs-new-features-imac-pro-3511338/Updated, 9 August 2016, to consider the possibility that a pumped-up 'iMac Pro' could replace the Mac Pro; on 26 July, with the news that Intel has launched Kaby Lake processors, and on 12 July 2016 to discuss the inclusion of AMD CPUs in the 2016 iMac.Now think about iPhone 8.  Comments? Does this matter to you? 

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Am building a budget system for my new RX480 is just ordered. Have to keep price down going with I3, 16gb ram and micros atx Asus board. 2 choices skylake or Haswell 5 buck difference. Will the oem 8.1 support skylake out of box?
 

Answer:simple questio skylake support on 8.1?

Yes skylake has full support.
 

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I ran HWiINFO64 and am seeing Skylake architecture motherboard with a Kaby lake Xeon, anyone else have this issue?

Answer:P51 Motherboard displaying Skylake architecture

 
Hi GTgamo,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Skylake architecture motherboard with a Kaby lake Xeon in your P51
Its normal the system comes with either 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor or Intel Xeon Processor E3 v6 Family.
The Intel Xeon Processor ie., E3-1505Mv6 & E3-1535M v6 both are from Kaby Lake-based Xeons
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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T470 are (project-)delivered aswell with Skylake(old-W7) as Kaby Lake(new-W10) processors.What are the different ways to identify the processor integrated:-using "Parts Lookup" based on "Serial Number"?-based on "Model Number"?-Bios-settings?

Answer:T470 Skylake vs Kaby Lake

If you have the machine, the quickest way is to boot into the BIOS.  It will show the processor.  Skylake processor have a "6" in the third position, such as I5-6200u.  Kaby Lake processors will have a "7" in that position.

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Skylake overclocking and undervolting guide.....    This guide will show you how to overclock your Skylake CPU using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility or also known as Intel XTU. If you do not have a processor with an unlocked multiplier, overclocking may either be disabled or severely limited.Use undervolting and overclocking with caution. Lowering the voltage too much can cause instability.Overvolting is very dangerous and not recommended. Note that Skylake is very sensitive to increasing voltages. This will greatly increase temperatures of the processor. Undervolting your processor can give you very satisfying results. First of all, power consumption and temperatures will be reduced. Now in addition to that, we all know processors have a TDP cap.The TDP envelope of the processor will affect our actual CPU performance. But this is more noticeable with Skylake-U or Skylake-Y processors that have a TDP cap of 15W or lower. But as we know, undervolting reduces power, which in turn frees up a little bit of TDP headroom which might mean a slight increase of the processor multiplier or frequency in case the processor is being throttled by the TDP or firmware based TDP throttling.Let?s get started. Creating a new overclock & saving to a profileFor this guide, download ?Intel XTU? or ?Intel Extreme Tuning Utility? Now go to ?Advanced Tuning? on the left.Now when increasing the CPU multipliers, also increase th... Read more

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Piece Part
Motherboard ASrock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Ram G.Skill Ripjaws V series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4-2400

SDD/HDD Patriot Blaze 120GB SSD / WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM

Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB

Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid tower case

PSU EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze certified ATX

I have recently build a desktop I forgot to add that I do have a coolermaster 212 EVO cooler.

I received a BSOD with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error once.


My problems have been the following; Twice my computer has frozen up to the point of having to hold the power button to manually shut off because even task manager will not work. After this when I try and restart the computer all the fans will spin up for about 1 second and then only the CPU fan will keep spinning with nothing happening.


I have a headset that uses a USB for power and a 3.5mm jack for audio. No matter where I plug in my USB front or rear, without having the 3.5mm jacks plugged in I get interference that gets worst when I play a game. When I plug the headset into my laptop there is no interference.
I have installed all the newest drivers and such and tried to research it but I have not found real answers.
The computer has been fine for about an hour now but I have an uneasy feeling that it will happen again. Please help.

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Many are making a big deal about the news of the Skylake CPU release by Intel. It had been promised earlier, but seems to be weeks ahead of schedule.So, My question is: Why Does That Matter to the PC Industry?here are just a few possible answers. Quote.An initial batch of Skylake CPUs (6600K and 6700K) was announced for immediate availability during the Gamescom on August 5, 2015, unusually soon after the release of its predecessor, Broadwell, which had suffered from launch delays.It just might be that Skylake is better for mobile devices.( Read smartphones and tablets that have to have great graphics on low power.)http://wccftech.com/intel-processor-roadmap-leaked-10nm-cannonlake-skylakee-arrives-q3-2016-skylake-muy-chips-q4-2015/Also:http://appleinsider.com/futures/intel-skylake-macbook-proThe next generation of MacBook Pros will likely incorporate Intel's Skylake processor platform, and possibly other new technologies, such as USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.More on Apple:http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/mac/new-imac-2016-release-date-rumours-new-imac-2016-price-specs-new-features-imac-pro-3511338/Updated, 9 August 2016, to consider the possibility that a pumped-up 'iMac Pro' could replace the Mac Pro; on 26 July, with the news that Intel has launched Kaby Lake processors, and on 12 July 2016 to discuss the inclusion of AMD CPUs in the 2016 iMac.Now think about iPhone 8.  Comments? Does this matter to you? 

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I built a new pc recently, which runs a Skylake motherboard. (Specs, DDR4 hyperX 2133, 6600k, 660ti, 750watt rm corsair, Asus p7170i pro iTX motherboard.
The computer will crash when put under load, in games for example. When this happens the entire PC will hard lock for a couple of seconds, including the mouse cursor, and then carry on locking up worse and worse until i forcibly restart the PC.
I have tested and replaced EVERY component in the entire PC, this is no joke.
I immediately tested a different graphics card, different powersupply, and replaced every component in the entire PC. Apart from the RAM, which i took 1 stick out, and tested both times with each stick. (i memtested the RAM and its fine). And it is not overheating.... already tested of course.
At this stage, my opinion is that Skylake has an absolutely insanely bad compatibility bug. I even used Windows 10, and 8.1. And about 4 different Nvidia Drivers, clean installed 10+ times, used different harddrives. Memtested the RAM, took 1 stick out and tested that.
I have also bought a totally different 6600k, and a new motherboard. I'm about to refund the entire system in the matter of a few days and never go back to Skylake again. Any ideas?
Also when i installed a valid windows 10 key it made the PC a lot more stable and take it 5 times longer to crash for some strange reason. The OS is also clean and from intels offical download.

Answer:Skylake Freezing under load Windows 10

No idea really but if you have UEFI then your hard drive should be set as GPT and not limited to MBR.

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Hello All,

I'm a new builder with no recent experience in building. However, I have done a good bit of reading over the past few months about components and building. Here is the link to a build that I have planned out: [pcpartpicker](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/937b99) . Please note, I currently own an acceptable keyboard and mouse (Razer, recent last year).

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($399.49 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($130.38 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($215.98 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($145.78 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung SM951 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($395.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.44 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($722.50 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($722.50 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($201.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($152.78 @
Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($41.31 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) ($140.38 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.16 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor... Read more

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Hello everyone,
I am looking forward to the new technologies and innovations coming out later this year and next that will fully take advantage of the Windows 10 OS ecosystem. I have a few questions and wish list in regards to what would be best for my next purchase.CPUs: AMD zen vs Intel Skylake. What do you think would be better to purchase in regards to CPUs? I don't know too much about CPU, but I do have a basic grasp in understanding. AMD has something called HUMA: do Intel CPUs have that? AMD also has something called APUs which puts the CPU and GPU in the same core without the PCI bridge to avoid latency. Direct X 12 is also something that these new CPUs are going to be optimized for which will be great for gaming, watching HD movies, multi tasking etc. Will these chips be powerful, compact, and energy efficient to but fit into a small tablet?OLED screens: Super AMOLED and OLED are going to be used in rumored Cityman and Talkman windows phones. However can that also be used for Windows Tablet screens 7inches and higher? I am betting on OLED being the future, but I don't now if there is anything else like QED display or others which are just as thin as oled, black contrast ratios of oled, and increased range of chroma. OLED is too expensive to manufacture because of low yields.Stylus Pen: Made a thread about this, but very few OEMS are manufacturing laptops/tablets with touch screen that utilize the fine tip stylus pen like the Samsung galaxy note and surface pro seri... Read more

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European retail sites Fnac and Icecat have both posted product listings for the new HP Spectre x360 with I5-6200U.
Source:http://liliputing.com/2015/08/hp-spe...ming-soon.html

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Hello, I'm considering buying a ThinkPad. Here are the models available: t460s - i5-6300u, 8gb, 256gb SSD, FHD non-touch  t470s - i5-6300u, 8gb, 256gb NVMe, FHD non-touch Since they have almost the same design and weight, do you think t470s with faster ssd and usb-c is worth the 200$ higher price? What about battery life? I'm not considering KabyLake t470s as I need Windows 7, and the similar model with i5-7200u costs additional 150$.

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So,
All of the naming conventions has me a bit confused. I am looking to build again and wonder if there are enough significant differences in upcoming chips to warrant holding off.

I was going to build using the 5370K 6 core chip. Does anyone here have information that can be said to say, HEY WAIT you want to hold off for (XXXX) chips next year.

Finally, what is the difference between the Haswell, 5370K chips and Broadwelll and Skylake?

Thanks
 

Answer:Haswell (5370K) or wait for Skylake?

What is a 5370K? Do you mean a 5930k 6-core 12-thread 2011 v3 40 lane chip?

This type of chip will have much better performance for heavily CPU bound multi-threaded applications. If overclocked you will often get as good and sometimes better gaming performance when coupled with good GPUs but when it comes to content creation these chips will excel. The problem is moving to a 5930 means you'll need a new motherboard (2011 v3), likely some new RAM (DDR4) and possibly a new HSF depending on what you're currently using. You're talking $800-1000 U.S. just to upgrade an existing machine to include this chip. That being said, if I had the extra money available to me right now I'd do it.
 

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Hi Guys,

Hope it's fine to start a thread log about my next builds. As soon as I start to build them I will update the thread.

My next two rigs are going to be an HTPC Mini-ATX (project Mini-Beast) for the living room hooked to an LG 70" 4K TV, and the other a Micro-ATX for my office at work. (Project Firefly). Project Brawndo (My main build remains in my man cave as my main beast).

I've received most parts but still missing a few. The hardest part will be to try to cram the h100i and he G1 980Ti in the 250D. Why these huge video cards? Well I had them laying around waiting to sell them because I swapped my main build SLI setup to EVGA Hybrids, but finally decided to keep them for my new builds.

Specs below, some pics of the parts I've already received, and 2 pics comparing the size of the Corsair 250d versus de 750d that is my main build.

Any comments, feedback, suggestions please go ahead

Project Mini-Beast (Mini-ITX HTPC Build)
Case: Corsair 250D (Delivered)
CPU: i7 6700K (Delivered)
Cooler: Corsair H100i (In the mail)
Mobo: Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 Mini-ITX DDR4 GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 (In the mail)
Mem: Kingston HyperX Savage Black 16GB (2x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 (In the mail)
PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850 Gold with Black individually sleeved cables kit (Delivered)
GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming 980 Ti (Already had)
OS/Programs Drive: M.2 NVMe Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB (Delivered)
Storage Drive: Samsung 850 Evo 1TB (Ordered)
Project Firefly (Micro ATX Office Build)
Case... Read more

Answer:Skylake Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX Build Log

I love threads like this, keep us posted

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Hello, has anyone got anything to say about this new processor? I'm looking into an all in one PC and all that I'm looking at have the T series processor. I know it consumes less power....
 

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Hi, Today , i bought laptop HP Probook 440 G3 with Skylake CPU inside. I inserted the Windows 7 disc , then used USB stick but i still couldn't see any drive for installing. I only have Windows 7 key  , and I just want to use windows 7 (  I used to use Win 7 and most of my special softwares can run smoothly on Windows 7 ) How can I install windows 7 on Skylake CPU ? Thank you so much.

Answer:Install windows 7 on Skylake CPU ( HP 440 G3 , I5 6600U )

Press the ESC key when the HP logo appears during boot up, enter the bios then navigate to "bios options" then look for "apply factory defaults/settings" your optical drive should work again.

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Hi all, New member here, just registered to ask the loving lenovo community if there are any news if thinkpad 11e will be refreshed with either new design or new hardware soon. I'm currently looking for a 11-12 inch fanless laptop and found that there is a thinkpad that fills my needs but still on last generation hardware. Since thinkpads are famous for their good build quality, I'd love to get my hands on one. Thx in advance

Answer:Thinkpad 11e skylake/braswell refresh

Guess no one would comment on this

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Though M.2 drives are becoming more and more popular, many people still prefer 2.5" drives for capacity, cost, and popularity.
 
However, if you plan to use (or reuse) a 2.5" drive on Skylake ThinkPads (P70/P50/P50s, T460p/T460/T560), good luck on figuring out the interfaces.
 
This Lenovo forum doesn't allow me to post pictures.  You may see the pictures here: http://forum.51nb.com/thread-1658164-1-1.html
 
In summary:
 
P70: Native SATA interface.  meaning, you don't need any cable to install a 2.5" drive.
 
P50: Two different types of cables (UR835 and UR836).  Supports SATA only.
 
P50s/T560: Two different types of cables (UR860 and UR861).  UR860 supports SATA.  UR861 supports SATA Express (a.k.a. U.2) up to 16Gb/s (PCIe 3.0 x2).  Misleadingly, UR860 was called "HDD Cable" while it should have been called "SATA Cable" because it can be used to connect SSD as well.  UR861 was called "SSD Cable" while it should have been called "U.2 Cable".  (I don't think it can connect SATA SSD).
 
T460p/T460: Native interface.  However, this "native interface" seems to have both SATA and SATA Express (U.2) capability up to 32Gb/s (PCIe 3.0 x4).
 
Now the questions are:
 
1) T460 and T560 are supposed to be in the same class.  Why T460 support 32Gb/s while T560 only support 16Gb/s?
2) If T460 can support both SATA and SATA Express (U.2) with a single interface, why T560 would need two different... Read more

Answer:Skylake ThinkPad 2.5" drive interfaces

SATA express connector is backwards compatible to SATA.  For example, if T560 comes with SATA express 2.5" NVMe SSD, you could remove this drive and install normal SATA drive in it's place.
But you cannot install SATA express 2.5" NVMe SSD into normal SATA slot/cable.
 
As for your questions:
1) T460 and T560 are supposed to be in the same class.  Why T460 support 32Gb/s while T560 only support 16Gb/s?
This was actually a mistake in T460 tech spec.  SATA express means "PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high".  PSREF should be updated with correct info as of now.
2) If T460 can support both SATA and SATA Express (U.2) with a single interface, why T560 would need two different cables?  My understanding is that T560 originally qualified and tested SATA.  The SATA Express came later.  So this may be a reason why there are 2 cables.  If you order T560 configured with SATA Express SSD, then obviously it will come with the SATA Express cable.
3) From my understanding, the benefit of adapter cable vs. native interface is to save space within the chassis.  Why a larger chassis (like T560) uses adapter cable while a smaller chassis (like T460) use native interface?  There are way more considerations than "save space" when it comes to cables and layout.

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Hey there, we've been using WDS to deploy an image of Win 7 to all new machines in the office for years now. Never had any problems we couldn't find a fix for until now.
Starting last year, all new computer builds we ordered had 1TB Samsung 850 Evo Pro SSD's as their main drive. Good bye hard drives. WDS worked fine with these SSDs and deployed in half the time. A regular WDS deployment to a hard drive normally took half
an hour-45 minutes, while the WDS deployment to the SSD's took maybe 15 minutes.
Just this month, we've started a new build for new users that are Skylake machines. Same SSD's as the main drive, new motherboard
I updated WDS with the appropriate drivers from the motherboards website, and it connects to the PXE and works fine.
The only issue is that once these deployments get to the "Install operating system" phase of the lite touch install, it takes a whole hour to deploy.
While the older systems that were running i7-4600K's with the 1TB ssds deploy in only 15 minutes.
I googled around and can't find anyone else that seems to have this problem. Could it be the new board we're using? Or maybe the Skylake CPU?
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5490#ova
Any help would be appreciated

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So I have had my XPS 13 for a couple months now. Recently I noticed some backlight bleed in the lower left corner. Also there is some uneven backlighting but that is unnoticeable by the naked eye only seen under a camera lense, I dont mind it. The lower left corner bleeding shows at even 25% brightness. The picture below shows the bleeding at 100% brightness, it actually looks worse. 
Its really disappointing that there is any bleeding at all on a ultrabook that cost 1500 dollars, I work really hard for my money. Now I was wondering, if Dell would cover this under there warranty. Has anyone dealt with this problem? If so how was Dell able to help, is it worth trying.
If it matters this is the Dell XPS 13 9350-1340SLV Core i5 128GB Signature Edition Laptop. Purchased in Canada at the Mircosoft Store.
Thanks

Answer:XPS 13 (Skylake) Backlight Bleeding & Warranty?

I also just purchased the same model in the Canada from the Microsoft Store and just noticed a bit of blacklight bleed in similar areas (an inch or two from the bottom of the screen, except for me its on the right hand side). Design flaw on some units or could Dell be giving Microsoft subpar units to sell?I would try contacting Microsoft since thats where you bought it from.

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Hello, I builded a pc a not so long time ago, and I noticed the CPU temperatues are quite low between 5 - 12 degrees.

When I opened a game (Dirt 3) the temperatures jumped up to around 15 degrees, but is it possible that the cpu heat sensor is defect? I mean it is good to have good temps but aren't these temps a bit too low? Or is this normal and nothing to be concerned about?

Thanks in advance

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I just  made a reinstall of my windows 7 in my lap (hp15ac179tx).It is just popping up the driver missing message. I searched hp website but drivers were not available for that. Where can I find them officially. 

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Does anyone know if it is possible to easily upgrade an Intel Skylake i5 6400 processor to a KabyLake processor? Based on the socket type, it should be possible...And if this is possible, does this require a BIOS update?The reason I'm asking is that I do a lot of video / graphical editing which requires sufficient processor performance and on the long term, it would be more convenient to use a higher performance processor and -of course- then I would prefer a processor of the latest generation, possibly the i7 7700 or i5 7600 (i5 7600 is much cheaper than i7 7700, although still  significant higher performance than i5 6400).  According the HP website, it is only possible to upgrade with Skylake processors:http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/product/OMEN-by-HP-870-100-Desktop-PC-series/12079703/model/14074075/doc... 

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Just found and read this thread just now: [WARNING] Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake processors: broken hyper-threading I am using P50 (Skylake) and will use P51 (Kabylake) very soon. However, I am not using Debian, only Windows 10. Should I be worry about this issue? If Windows 10 is impacted, how to fix this issue on P50 (and P51)? Will Lenovo released a BIOS update for this?





Using: P50/i7/64GB/FHD, E460/i5/16GB/FHD, M58p/Core2Duo/2GB, Q190/i3/8GB, Q190/Celeron/4GB. Gone: S110/Celeron/2GB, W510/i7/16GB, W520/i7/32GB, W530/i7/32GB, E330/i3/8GB, E440/i5/8GB, E440/i5/16GB, Yoga2 10/Atom/2GB.









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Answer:Intel Skylake/Kabylake CPU issue on Hyperthreading

I have not heard where anyone running Windows has been affected by this issue.  Intel has already fixed it in CPU microcode and the fix is currently being rolled out in BIOS updates.  For example, P50 already fixed it:
 
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UEFI: 1.40 / ECP: 1.16
- [Important] Update includes a security fix.
- (New) Updated the CPU microcode.
- (Fix) Fixed an issue where NVMe RAID might boot fail.

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Here's the jist of it. I just got the final part (RAM) in the mail yesterday and powered it up for the first time last night. I spent a few hours going over driver updates for each portion of the build and installing BIOS and whatnot, just trying to get it to run functionally. Somewhere along the way, I tripped something. Or perhaps I'd let something slip from my old build and it finally caught up to me.

Either way, I'd gotten two different BSODs. One was the wdf01000.sys error and the other was usxhci.sys. The wdf error is the persistent one here.

I've uploaded the debug zip as required and would love to get some feedback here. Thanks, guys!

--Skylake

Answer:New Skylake build - Buggy wdf01000.sys BSOD

Unfortunately there are no dump files in your logs, follow BSOD Minidump - Configure to Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums to ensure you're set to create MiniDumps.

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So this may be a stupid question but here it goes. I am building a new Skylake rig, and I guess all my mental energy has been going into finding the right parts for my budget but one thing slipped my mind. Windows. Dumb moment on my part for sure.

I was planning on installing Vista on it again but after hearing how Intel's new CPU's won't work on anything but Win 10 I did some searching. From what I read, even installing Windows 7 fresh on a skylake build can be hard because of USB driver issues. If that's the case I presume Vista won't work at all since it won't have any chipset drivers.

I know everyone is thinking "Why the hell are you wanting to install crusty old Vista on a new computer anyway?" I guess I forgot about it and didn't add a new O/S into my budget. Just curious if I could slap it on to use the beast, or if it will be in the closet until I can buy stinking Windows 10? What about Linux for that matter, could I put Mint on it in the mean time?

I feel like it's 1985, I just spent $400 on a NES only to realize it didn't come with any controllers.

So, my REAL question is (since I haven't clicked 'proceed to checkout yet). Do I re-build my rig with Haswel and go Win7? So much hate with Win 10, and now this. I know Win7 on skylake pretty much just means no support, but after reading about USB driver problems it just got me scratching my head.
 

Answer:Dumb question, Skylake, Vista, Win10, oh my.

personally, this is what I'm doing. I went skylake b/c I wanted to play with the new parts, and being able to overclock lower binned parts(non K cpus). I'm putting together now a rig with an i3 6100, 16gb Gskill PC3000, and an ASrock Z710 itx board. Have to run a stock cooler due to case I'm using, so not sure how oc friendly it will end up being. I've run this chip stable at 4.4 on a full size Z710 board so it will do that with a Hyper 212 cooler. TBH Win7 feels old to me now. I run Win7/8.1 and now 10 as well on different pc's. Win8.1 and 10 seem to boot faster and the user experience for me is somewhat better on Win10 once I get rid of edge and put Explorer back for the browser. Personally, I'm converting to Windows10 on my rigs. Why? I'm sick and tired of all the damm "upgrade to windows 10" ads MS has pimped into Win7/8. It's nauseating; so yeah I'm worn out and giving in(not proud of myself).

But at the end of the day; if you like win7, then do the patch/install and it "should" work. If you have my luck it would flake out, not install, be buggy as hell etc... Everyone else 99% would work lol. I'd say tho if you have a copy of Win7 give it a go. If not, u can download the win10 upgrade disk install and skip through the part where u enter ur code. It will allow u to use for about 30-90 days to see if u like it. If you do, then buy a key off the forums here for $35-40. Or, you could install Win8.1 and o... Read more

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Hi, I just created my first build and am having some major issues. I have tried everything I can think of and am at my wit's end. :??:
I am having trouble with my computer randomly freezing or going to a black screen with my monitor saying there is no connection. The freezing was happening when I had my graphics card in and was completely random. It could freeze when the pc was just idling, browsing the web, or during a game. I took the graphics card out and am using the integrated graphics on the processor now. However, now the computer will randomly go to a black screen, saying that there is no connection to the pc. This forces me to do a hard reset in order for it to work again. I thought it might be the display port cable so I switched to an hdmi, but it does the same thing except, instead of going to a black screen the monitor will flash a bunch of different colors and is frozen on whatever the screen was on.
I thought the problem was fixed after taking the graphics card out, but after a day it started up again. The computer seems to go to the black screen when the pc is idling for at least 10 minutes every time, but it will still do it randomly when using the pc.
I have all the latest driver updates that I know of and have the latest BIOS for my motherboard. My temps for everything are also running fine. My graphics card was at 36C when idling and my processor sits at about 21C.
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Answer:New Skylake Build Randomly Freezing/Crashing

As dumb as it sounds, try changing the cable to the monitor.

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According to Digitimes, Intel is preparing to launch their next gen high-end processors in Q3 2017, which is most likely at Gamescom during August in Germany. Price range could be NT$15,000 to NT$57,000, that's $468 to $1,780 US dollars. Both types of cpus will run on 2066 with X299 chipset.

Intel next-generation top-end CPU platforms ready for 3Q17






Intel is planning to unveil its next-generation top-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs in the third quarter of 2017, succeeding the existing Broadwell-E series with a price range between NT$15,000-57,000 (US$468-1,780). Intel may debut the two series at Gamescom 2017 in Germany in August.
At the same time, Intel is ready to announce the full series of its Kaby Lake processors at CES 2017, starting January 4, 2017. Intel already began shipping many of its Kaby Lake-S series processors including Core i7-7700K in December.
The new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors will feature a new LGA 2066 socket and support DDR4 memory. The CPUs will pair with Intel's new X299 chipsets.
At CES 2017, Intel is expected to unveil processors including Core i7-7700K/7700, Core i5-7600K/7600/7500, Core i3-7320/7300/7100, Pentium G4620/4500/4560 and Celeron G3950/3930 as well as its low-power models including the Core i7-7700T. Intel's Z270 and H270 chipsets will also make their debut at the show.

Answer:Intel prepares Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X

I'm just waiting X999 to happen

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Hi all, I'm just wondering if I should buy an X250 now (with the 10% off sale going on), or if it is worth waiting to get the new X260s that will be coming out next month. I am looking to buy this machine primarily for work (graduate school), but also for some light multimedia and classic gaming (e.g., games from 2013 and older). My understanding is that the major difference between the X250 and X260 will be the CPU/GPU. The X250 will have an i5 5200U Intel HD 5500 vs the X260 with the i56200U Intel HD 520. The only other real difference (besides price) will be the replacement of the old (DVI I think?) port with an HDMI port.As far as you all know, is this correct? I also wanted to ask about Skylake. Is Skylake the next big jump in processors / new architecture and Broadwell, Haswell, etc. was the old? Or is Skylake more of an incremental jump? I ask because I really wouldn't want to buy the first of a lineup of processors. Just like you wouldn't buy the first year version of a truck, I wouldn't want to be the person buying the first version of a processor / architecture. Lastly, I have read here, and in a few more forums that the internal and or external battery on the X250 series notebooks has some issues with endurance. In fact, one post on here has people claiming that after only 30 or so cycles their battery is already losing about 15% capacity. To me, this is unacceptable. As far as I am aware, Lithium Ion batteries should last 200-300 cycl... Read more

Answer:Should I get an X250 or wait for the X260? Skylake vs. Haswell

I'd wait. Skylake is way too new so there are various bugs and BIOS issues, check P70 issues. Also consider T460s. Almost the same weight as X260 (and size due horrible wide 16:9 form factor) but more configuration options.





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Hoping to find some reports that they have successfully installed and are using third party SSD's in any of the new ThinkCentre M machines - M600, M700, M800, M900.  Did you have to download new drivers from the third party vendor to get the drives to run with Windows 10 Pro and Skylake?
 
 
 
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Answer:Third party SSDs in Skylake-based ThinkCentres ?

When you say SSD, do you mean SATA, M.2, or PCIe ?  

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So for those who have $15 Win 8 keys from 3 years ago....and already used them up on the Win 10 free offer....Are we all screwed if we plan to get new hardware later down the line? Does that mean my Skylake mobo next month won't be compatible with this Win 10 free promo, since supposedly MS records all your info and any changes invalidates transfer?

Anybody here have extra hardware laying around to test and see if $15 keys (or OEM keys for that matter) can be transferred PC to PC at will? Just like the good ol days of Win 7
 

Answer:Planning to upgrade to Skylake, am I screwed transferring my Win 10?

Depends on if your 7/8 was OEM or retail when you upgrade to 10.

If you have retail you can upgrade your MB and reinstall without issues.
 

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Please help me with this issue.1) reading this post, does this mean that Win7 will stop working on a new Skylake chip?  (A "Hi! Upgrade me!  Until you do you can't log in! Hahaha!"  or similar?)2) So if I spend $3000 to buy a top-of-the-line machine--with Win7 because I hate Win10, will it stop working or be forcibly upgraded in 11 months? 3) Will I have to buy last year's model to keep Win 7 into the 2020s (updated or not) the way we still have a PC running Win95 that still works?  For that matter, I have an XP that is still going strong, just not connected to the net.  The prospect of this is kinda very scary.Because if this is the case, I'm not going to buy a new Lenovo.  I might buy a previous gen Broadwell (if I can find one running Win7 Pro and Mil-Spec)--unless I switch to Linux or Mac *shudders*. Would RAM be affected?  Or would I have to upgrade before 2017? Thanks.~Microfishd1




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Hoping to find some reports that they have successfully installed and are using third party SSD's in any of the new ThinkCentre M machines - M700, M00, M900.  Did you have to download new drivers from the third party vendor to get the drives to run with Windows 10 Pro and Skylake?

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Hey :). I'm coming from a Lenovo machine (which I returned due to build defects).
In the Lenovo BIOS, one could increase the dedicated graphics memory. XPS 13 stays at 128, with more available as "shared". Will this affect performance? How can one increase the dedicated memory on XPS 13? For Lenovo it was possible and it was also Skylake.

Answer:Increase HD graphics dedicated memory for Skylake

It depends on your applications -- for anything the Intel GPU is capable of doing (i.e., anything BUT gaming), no - it's just fine.
If you have Intel HD graphics only (no AMD or nVidia hybrid) you won't be doing gaming anyway.

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My corporate office has told me that we will be using Dell Precision 5510 laptops in the future and our office uses Windows 7 Enterprise because we need bitlocker on them.  Dell has a fully functional Windows 7 Pro disc which I can download and install
with no issues.  The BIOS is configured for legacy and the drive is configured in AHCI mode when I do the installation.
If I attempt to install directly from our Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise disc from Microsoft as part of our enterprise agreement, I get the error "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.  If you have a driver floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash
drive, please insert it now."  This error happens because I have a Skylake based laptop with only USB3 (no USB2).  When I attempt to inject the proper drivers into the install.wim and boot.wim files that are in the sources folder I no longer
get this error, but the installer cannot see the hard drive unless I change the bios to UEFI and RAID.
Even though the windows installer can now see the hard drive, I cannot install to it.  I get the error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  The computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.  Ensure that the disk's controller
is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
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I am planning to buy a new computer with a LGA 1151 and Skylake processor.

Is Win7 running on such systems?

In other words: Are there Win 7 drivers available f?r the new Skylake chipsets?

Peter

Answer:Is Win7 running on LGA1151 + Skylake Motherboards?

Yes it will be fine.

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Hi, I'd like to ask you for help.

I have a notebook Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE II (VN7-572G-54U4), which has Skylake chipset and comes originaly with preinstalled W10. Due to issues with wi-fi and my general dislike for W10, I installed W7. Even though Acer only provides drivers for W10, I managed to find and install all neccesary drivers, except for audio drivers. No matter what drivers I instal (from acer, realtek webpage, intel), the sound device won't even be recognized (error code 28).

After a lot of googling I found a guy who has the same problem and is a lot more knowledgable than me (link to his forum post), and according to him it seems the issue is that there aren't working W7 audio drivers for Skylake chipset. I also found that someone else had the same issue with a HP notebook (also with skylake chispet) (link), and he solved it by disabling "Intel Smart Audio" in BIOS. However, there is no such option in my BIOS, not even with unlocked advanced settings. These are my only clues.

So I'd like to ask you if someone has an idea how to solve this? Thank you.

Answer:Audio drivers for Skylake chipset (notebook)

Hello and welcome feroslav now run this because I would rather like to see what comes up as the audio device see pic
Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. In my pic the section (Nuvoton) with VBATT as a dead give away you are in the section for the rail voltages. There are other section titles and one that pops up often is ITE (sometimes the usual one for Gigabyte boards)
Now the voltage on the different rails have to be within 5% =+/- of what is required or the machine will not work properly if at all.
Limits +/-
12v = 11.4 ? 12.6v
5v = 4.74 ? 5.25v
3.3v = 3.135 ? 3.465v
The Power good signal voltage at pin 8 on the 24 pin plug (grey cable) should be the same as the 5v rail reading/s
See this for the rail voltage info
PSUs 101: A Detailed Look Into Power Supplies (Section 2.)
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
PART B:
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and oth... Read more

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Just got a Dell XPS 8910 with the i7-6700k skylake which comes with Windows 10 installed.
I would like to install windows 7.

Following this video made a windows 7 bootable USB from a dell windows 7 ultimate disc. How to install Windows 7 on Skylake platform using USB device - YouTube

When I am on the 8910 and try booting to the USB though the keyboard and mouse still dont work, not sure why. Bios are still UEFI. Would like to install this to the HDD it came with not the SSD and test that Windows 7 even works on skylake. (oddly if i hit cntrl-alt-delete in the same screen it reboots.) The computer has 3 sets of USB ports

Any suggestions to make it work or bios settings? There are some odd ones with the 8910 I have not seen before such as load optional rom and something about loading OS [2].

Here is the USB layout, I have tried the 3.0 3.1 2.0 and nothing seems to work...
XPS 8910 Desktop - Intel i7 Quad Core Processor | Dell Philippines


thank you.

Answer:How to install Windows 7 on Skylake Dell XPS 8910

First, make your Factory Recover disks. If something goes wrong, you can get back your computer as it came from factory.
You don't have mouse and keyboard because your motherboard has USB 3.0 and Win 7 doesn't has the the driver.
Look my tutorial
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

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So unistalled the gpu drivers and tried to install the ones i fisrt installed and that's where drivers failed to do so! after that whatever drivers or .exe app i'm trying to install all i get is a failled installation errors and even blue screens! Made a new clear installation but problem remains couldn't finish installing drivers!Windows 10 installed custom drivers but i can't even install java or flash players cause i get error msgs! Took the pc to a repair shop and yet all i got is "i don't kno why it does that" Plz help

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I'm using windows 7 at the moment and only have chrome and steam installed. I'm using a wireless adapter that may or may not be the cause of the crashes, anyways here is the dump files if anyone could analyze them.COLTON-PC-Fri_08_21_2015__80106_75.zip

Answer:BSOD on fresh skylake computer build

Your dumps are pointing towards memory corruption (or a bad driver passing bad info into memory)
I would start by testing your ram
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Does Optiplex 3040, 5040 and 7040 supports Kaby Lake with latest BIOS? I have 3040 Micro and wants to try G4600 for HEVC decode.

Answer:Kaby Lake support for Skylake Optiplex

No - you're limited to Skylake CPUs on these.

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Hello,
I would like to know if it's possible to turn my Latitude 5470 PCIE lane to 4x rather than 2x by enabling OPI GT4 rather than  OPI GT2 ?
Reading, this article it seems to be possible => www.anandtech.com/.../choosing-the-right-ssd-for-a-skylakeu-system
Intel released a BIOS update to do this on his NUC, so why not DELL ?
Moreover, it seems that the power consumption is quite the same between 2x and 4x.
Thanks !
EDIT : Running HWINFO it is clearly specified that the Maximum Link Width is 4x, unfortunately the Current Link Width is set to 2x ....
Is there any explanation ?

Answer:Enable OPI GT4 on Skylake U System for FULL nVme speed

A NUC is not a notebook - unless Dell enables this option (which is highly unlikely), the answer is no.
Latitudes are designed for stability for business - not cutting-edge performance.  If you need a 4X performing SSD, look toward a gaming notebook. That's not what a Latitude is designed to be.

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Hi
 
Whenever i play games i freeze sometimes. It's a complete lock up where i have to hard reboot (by pressing power button). I've had BSOD twice (see info below), but maybe 30 freezes.
 
Specs: 
 
i5 6600k skylake
 
Gigabyte z170XP-SLI
 
16GB Ram Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR 4
 
Sapphire Nitro R9 390
 
Crucial BX100 500GB SSD
 
EVGA G2 750W
 
 
This is what i've tried so far:
 
Reset Bios
Reset GPU
Updated to latest GPU driver
Updated to latest BIOS driver
Changed from Avast to Bitdefender
Chipset audio disabled
Chipset GPU disabled
2 hour prime95 blend (50-53c max)
1 hour prime95 small FFT (50-51c max)
5,5 hour prime95 small FFT (50-52c)
4 passes i memtest86, 0 errors.
Uninstalled MagicISO
Temps @72c GPU and 40-45c CPU when gaming
 
BSOD:
 

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Dump File         : 050916-6864-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 2016-05-09 00:30:26
Bug Check String  : 
Bug Check Code    : 0x00000101
Parameter 1       : 00000000`00000031
Parameter 2       : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3       : fffff880`024e4180
Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000003
Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+70380
File Description  : NT Kernel & System
Product Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company   &#... Read more

Answer:Freeze/lock up when playing games (Skylake build)

Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.
If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
While waiting for a reply, please run the rest of these diagnostics (skip the MemTest and Prime95 as you've already done them):  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

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I bought this HP Pavilion 15-AB292NR "Flagship" laptop new in April 2016, came with core i7-6700HQ CPU - only to find out later  that the memory sockets on this laptop won't accept DDR4 RAM (and no, there are no UniDIMM notches in the memory sockets; the socket is notched for DDR3, only).  I discovered this after much digging, wading through documents, and numerous, seemingly endless calls to HP Tech Support - I finally got some answers after I was put through to the HP Parts Department. It is currently running 16 GB of DDR3L-1600 CL9 RAM (1.35 v), and industry standard synthetic benchmarks and real-world applications bear this out:  this system lags other systems in the same class (same CPU but with DDR4-2133  RAM) by 18% to 20% in overall performance.  This performance hit is particularly felt by the onboard intel HD 530 Integrated Graphics (again, optimized for DDR4), whose performance is tied directly to the speed of main system RAM. The DDR3-only system board limitation again holds this system back in FPS performance by 18 - 20% -  I've measured this myself. Skylake CPUs and chipsets are optimized for DDR4 memory.  This laptop is hobbled by DDR3 only sockets. I bought this laptop thinking that its "Flagship" status meant that it would be a top performer. Looks like I was sadly mistaken.

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