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A last question about Sage...did you flash 10g lan eeprom with ubuntu?
 
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@izo1 and all other Sage owners.
Recently i "upgraded" from Designare EX X299 to Sage x299 10G. I use an i9 9980XE cooled with OC COOL Eisbaer 360. With Designare cpu temp in idle with no overclock was 28°/29° max Now with Sage (every cpu settings are in AUTO so no overclock!) idle temp is 48°/47° a little bit higher. I'm using bios 1201, i could try to reverse to 0905 but i don't think it's a problem due to bios version....maybe it could be a defective mainboard? Or maybe (i don't think so) i put too much or too less thermal paste?
Whats' your idle temp?
Izo1 please can you send me a link where you bought internal cable to connect usb2 bluetooth controller to usb3 connector?

If, in the bios, you press the F6 key, you will see a semi-graphical view of the fan profiles. Might be worth your time to do a quick check there, just to see if anything is amiss. You can set the fans to different profiles (mine is custom).

Next I would do a short visual check to make sure all three fans are spinning and are spinning at the same speed - no obstructions.

You may have already done this, but in case you haven't, might be worth a look. Neither takes a lot of time.

Thermal paste can be tricky. It seems simple, but if somehow you managed to leave a spot with no protection (I've done it - didn't mean to, but I did it!), that can be trouble. I also use Kryonaut, and I think its probably the best paste. But there is more than one, and it's unlikely that the one you used is causing the issue. Still, it's worth checking....

One of the main reasons I keep Windows on a separate SSD on my system and boot to it from time to time is because of the plethora of free diagnostic utilities there. Many more than on the Mac.

So, if either your motherboard, or the cooler (yes, pump to CPU_FAN), are new, at the end, finally, you might consider swapping it out (an exchange).

My Sage, with my cooler (the top of the line EVGA), with the Auto overclock, I get about ~31 degrees when it's not doing anything heavy....

Not sure if that's helpful, but I hope so....And I forgot, I am using 1201 bios version (but I am also using a delidded 7980xe)
 
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If, in the bios, you press the F6 key, you will see a semi-graphical view of the fan profiles. Might be worth your time to do a quick check there, just to see if anything is amiss. You can set the fans to different profiles (mine is custom).

Next I would do a short visual check to make sure all three fans are spinning and are spinning at the same speed - no obstructions.

You may have already done this, but in case you haven't, might be worth a look. Neither takes a lot of time.

Thermal paste can be tricky. It seems simple, but if somehow you managed to leave a spot with no protection (I've done it - didn't mean to, but I did it!), that can be trouble. I also use Kryonaut, and I think its probably the best paste. But there is more than one, and it's unlikely that the one you used is causing the issue. Still, it's worth checking....

One of the main reasons I keep Windows on a separate SSD on my system and boot to it from time to time is because of the plethora of free diagnostic utilities there. Many more than on the Mac.

So, if either your motherboard, or the cooler (yes, pump to CPU_FAN), are new, at the end, finally, you might consider swapping it out (an exchange).

My Sage, with my cooler (the top of the line EVGA), with the Auto overclock, I get about ~31 degrees when it's not doing anything heavy....

Not sure if that's helpful, but I hope so....And I forgot, I am using 1201 bios version (but I am also using a delidded 7980xe)
About the way to put thermal paste i know that there are several methods...cross 5 points 1 center point etc. I always used 1 central spot (greater than a rice) and then put on the pump...a friend of mine for ex spread the paste over the cpu surface but i read that spreading it's not recommended.
Actually i use Arctic MX-4 thermal paste and i think it's one of the best.
 
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About the way to put thermal paste i know that there are several methods...cross 5 points 1 center point etc. I always used 1 central spot (greater than a rice) and then put on the pump...a friend of mine for ex spread the paste over the cpu surface but i read that spreading it's not recommended.
Actually i use Arctic MX-4 thermal paste and i think it's one of the best.
Sounds fine....as I said, thermal paste is probably not the issue, only worth checkiing in case there might be a bare spot....which, based on what you've said, that seems unlikely....

I used to use the "pea" method for the paste, but I found with these heavy number of CPU chips, I didn't think I was getting the best coverage. It worked, but I wanted to see if I could do better. So I switched to the spreader method, making sure I spread up to 1/4 inch of the edge of the CPU (all four sides), and as thin as possible for paste. Then I set the CPU. This method works better for me. But, I'm not recommending this for anyone else, everybody needs to pick the method that works for them.

Again, it sounds unlikely paste is your problem. Personally, I still would check it, but based on what you've said, it seems like something else is going on that's causing your issue....
 
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I'm almost up for my 2 years renewal.
Nothing much better than my current setup; however there's the i9-10980xe now, RRP < $980. I see a new BIOS for my X299 motherboard that supports this CPU.

So maybe a quick and easy upgrade this year. Anyone considering it?
That's what I want to do - replace 7900X with 109080XE :D
I already updated BIOS to check if everything works great etc...
- I impatient to see someone check it before - in hackintosh config.
I don't have 1100€ ready for buying it, but it's a good moment to wait and
look what we will use for cpu id, how it will perform on Mojave, Catalina etc...
More PCI lines (what I want in 1st place) and 18cores for half of price - I still can't belive :) :p

About the way to put thermal paste i know that there are several methods...cross 5 points 1 center point etc. I always used 1 central spot (greater than a rice) and then put on the pump...a friend of mine for ex spread the paste over the cpu surface but i read that spreading it's not recommended.
Actually i use Arctic MX-4 thermal paste and i think it's one of the best.
I can't tell a lot about GPU OC, but about thermal paste (after hundreds of hardware tested - mine or my clients)
without talking about details - with my personal experience and lot other users - I can say:
- Grezzly Products are absolutly the best, Kryonaut as thermal paste and
Conductonaut for LM which I use for my delided actual CPU
(If 1day someone try to choose Conductonaut or Liquid Pro from CoolLaboratory - 1st one is better,
but LiquidMetal is different story and not related to...what you need) :)

As normal thermal paste, before I tried/used a lot of Artic MX products as others to find the best solution,
and in 99,8% Kryonaut was simply the best :D
PS: As I said it's my personal experience in last 15 years of building PCs for me and my clients,
of course sometimes for less expensive configs, it's not worth to pay that price, but for enthusiasts as us,
I can't imagine something different :)
 
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@izo1 hey there!

I connected my pump PWM cable to AIO PUMP header on mobo (if it's called AIO PUMP that would be a reason uh?!) and I got a 360mm push pull config too, where push fans are linked to CPU FAN and pull fans linked to CPU OPT. Something wrong? I've also set a fan curve to be silent then kick in at 65°C, in idle I'm at 30-35 (It's still hot here in Italy) like yours and about 85° in full load. Keep in mind I OC'd by core usage: from 2 cores at 5GHz to 18 cores at 4,3/4,4 Ghz. GeekBench 5 --> 1360 sc 18000 mc (pretty darn good!) CB20 9300ish
 
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@mgregrs

Wow !! :clap::beachball::D:crazy:
Everything working!
The fault was the "Above 4G" I have always had it deactivated, according to the KGP Guide it should be, in fact it worked well until Bios 1503, but something must have changed in the following Bios to have to activate it, many Thank you! Now I am updated! :headbang:

I have also mounted an image for the startup of the Bios, I found an image online, I changed the color a bit and I adjusted the size to be able to enter it in the .CAP
I hope you like it, thanks again!
 

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@mgregrs

Wow !! :clap::beachball::D:crazy:
Everything working!
The fault was the "Above 4G" I have always had it deactivated, according to the KGP Guide it should be, in fact it worked well until Bios 1503, but something must have changed in the following Bios to have to activate it, many Thank you! Now I am updated! :headbang:

I have also mounted an image for the startup of the Bios, I found an image online, I changed the color a bit and I adjusted the size to be able to enter it in the .CAP
I hope you like it, thanks again!
Good job, great news! :D :thumbup:

I'm happy that all works now - how it should :thumbup:

(if I remember well, before was "Off" but after few months KGP mentioned about change in guide update)
//edit: yeah I found it
6.) /Boot/
a.) Fast Boot: Disabled
b.) Above 4G Decoding: Off (must be ON with Prime X299 Deluxe BIOS firmware 1603 and 1704 and WS X299 Sage 10G BIOS firmware 0905 in case of GPU firmware load and XHCI ACPI implementation issues.

--> Next good news:
I have new *.aml for you (based on your IOreg files) :D
If you use Catalina - it should work perfect with your nvme extension Card* nothing to do/ no replacement in Clover (AHXC etc as before for Mojave)

- Only copy this .aml file in ACPI / patched folder and reboot your system,
then after reboot check your PCI list and let me know ;)


With you config (much more NVME SSDs than me :p) and your IOreg files I could
make some bigger and better changes in my SSDT file.
When you will check it -> and "if positive result" will appear
finally I will be able to share in my thread - most completed version
of that .aml file and updated info for others :)



About BIOS: Very good idea :thumbup: - I have to check it later (maybe even today),
and maybe modify text on iMac Pro or Mac pro (with Photoshop) :p
BTW: More people do it - more choice for all and more pleasure on boot :D
This is what I wanted to do before: after tests with OC on Mojave,
and after successful installation of Catalina etc - I wanted to make
more versions of few new different images and styles ;)
 

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That's what I want to do - replace 7900X with 109080XE :D
I already updated BIOS to check if everything works great etc...
- I impatient to see someone check it before - in hackintosh config.
I don't have 1100€ ready for buying it, but it's a good moment to wait and
look what we will use for cpu id, how it will perform on Mojave, Catalina etc...
More PCI lines (what I want in 1st place) and 18cores for half of price - I still can't belive :) :p



I can't tell a lot about GPU OC, but about thermal paste (after hundreds of hardware tested - mine or my clients)
without talking about details - with my personal experience and lot other users - I can say:
- Grezzly Products are absolutly the best, Kryonaut as thermal paste and
Conductonaut for LM which I use for my delided actual CPU
(If 1day someone try to choose Conductonaut or Liquid Pro from CoolLaboratory - 1st one is better,
but LiquidMetal is different story and not related to...what you need) :)

As normal thermal paste, before I tried/used a lot of Artic MX products as others to find the best solution,
and in 99,8% Kryonaut was simply the best :D
PS: As I said it's my personal experience in last 15 years of building PCs for me and my clients,
of course sometimes for less expensive configs, it's not worth to pay that price, but for enthusiasts as us,
I can't imagine something different :)
The only "paste" I use for GPUs is Liquid Metal....I did it on my secondary system on my Vega 56/64 (bios), and it made a huge difference when the card was stressed (and not a big difference when it was just sitting there doing routine tasks).
 
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