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2022/08/07 08:18:48 (permalink)
I can’t believe the Z690 classy was $300. I haven‘t had a classy board since my X58 Classified so I’m excited to jump back in with these boards. I plan on slapping a 12400F in it until 13th gen is launched and then I’ll upgrade to the top tier chip (13900k I’m guessing). I know it’s silly to have a 12400F in a board of this caliber but I’m coming from a 9900k so even the 12400F is a little bit of an upgrade.
 
Anything I should know getting started or just update to the latest BIOS and I’m good to go? Any quirks I should be aware of? I’ll be running Windows 10 and I’m not willing to upgrade to Windows 11, any issues here with Alder Lake?
 
Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/08/08 17:56:31 (permalink)
    bg8780
    I can’t believe the Z690 classy was $300. I haven‘t had a classy board since my X58 Classified so I’m excited to jump back in with these boards. I plan on slapping a 12400F in it until 13th gen is launched and then I’ll upgrade to the top tier chip (13900k I’m guessing). I know it’s silly to have a 12400F in a board of this caliber but I’m coming from a 9900k so even the 12400F is a little bit of an upgrade.
     
    Anything I should know getting started or just update to the latest BIOS and I’m good to go? Any quirks I should be aware of? I’ll be running Windows 10 and I’m not willing to upgrade to Windows 11, any issues here with Alder Lake?
     
    Thanks in advance.


    saw ur post yesterday and it took me a day to figure out wat to suggest.
     
    see my sig below? (rhetorical) i've only used BIOS v1.03 but i bet u want to OC so...
     
    1. Use v1.03 that came with ur MOBO for installing OS.
     
    2. Load Optimal Defaults.
     
    3. Turn OFF: Fast Boot in BIOS & Disable CSM.
     
    4. Install OS.
     
    5. Test without OCing.
     
    6. Don't use the CPU-Z's SPD Tab. Actually, ur best off disabling the SPD scan option: Open "cpuz.ini" change line from "SPD=1". Change it to "SPD=0". Note: there's a bug if u don't. It's different with Optimal Defaults and BIOS v1.03: 1st time u open SPD Tab in CPU-Z all seems fine. But when u open it a 2nd time and haven't restarted then it doesn't function.
     
    7. After OS seems fine on Optimal Defaults and u back it up or not because that's ur prerogative... then maybe it's time to update BIOS.
     
    8. BIOS v1.14 is suppose to address the SPD bug in CPU-Z. But i found SIV (System Information Viewer v5.65) was a good alternative combined with just leaving SPD disabled in CPU-Z until everyone that uses a newer BIOS version confirms all problems have gone away. So that's also a prerogative. I explained using it in a post: Replacement For Any Need For CPU-Z SPD Tab. The nice thing about the SIV approach is eliminating one thing (CPU-Z SPD scanning) from the problem and focusing on other things is getting other things accomplished. And it leaves trying all versions maybe v1.10 would work better or v1.12. And after all, SIV v5.65 did find and addressed the problem last July and it doesn't seem CPU-Z has.
     
    GL
    post edited by Bee_Dee_3_Dee - 2022/08/08 18:02:34

    > PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2
    > Mainboard: EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED (BIOS v1.03 12/3/2021)
    > CPU: Intel Core i9-12900KF
    > AIO: EVGA CLC 240mm
    > Physical Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z5 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5 5600
    > Physical Memory Model#: F5-5600U3636C16GX2-TZ5S
    > Monitor: Alienware AW2721D
    > Video Card: EVGA 3090 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING
    > Case: Cooler Master HAF X (942)
    > DAS: Sabrent DS-SC5B
     
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/08/08 22:03:55 (permalink)
    i just got my classified, i updated bios before win 11 install, i had my 5600 ddr5 set at 6000 ddr5, zero issues . i use cpu z no issues, and lots of other programs no issue, this board had been the best out of 4 z690s ive tried, also ive not adjusted any voltages, dont beleive everything you read on the webs
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/08/08 23:32:24 (permalink)
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    i just got my classified, i updated bios before win 11 install, i had my 5600 ddr5 set at 6000 ddr5, zero issues . i use cpu z no issues, and lots of other programs no issue, this board had been the best out of 4 z690s ive tried, also ive not adjusted any voltages, dont beleive everything you read on the webs


    k
     
    i'm only focusing on EVGA forums.
     
    two examples:
     
    BIOS Updates for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (1.14) / CLASSIFIED (1.14)
     
    BIOS Updates for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (1.12) / CLASSIFIED (1.12)
     
    Also my own experiences. This is the best board I've ever had!
     
     
     

    > PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2
    > Mainboard: EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED (BIOS v1.03 12/3/2021)
    > CPU: Intel Core i9-12900KF
    > AIO: EVGA CLC 240mm
    > Physical Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z5 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5 5600
    > Physical Memory Model#: F5-5600U3636C16GX2-TZ5S
    > Monitor: Alienware AW2721D
    > Video Card: EVGA 3090 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING
    > Case: Cooler Master HAF X (942)
    > DAS: Sabrent DS-SC5B
     
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/08/09 07:19:49 (permalink)
    Thanks for the feedback! I won't need to install Windows since I have an install on a NVMe I plan to just run. Windows should grab all the drivers it needs, if not I have spare PCs I can use to grab those.
     
    I've read a lot of posts on here and most of them claim the Z690 is pretty plug and play which is refreshing for an enthusiasts grade motherboard.
     
    What RAM would you guys recommend? Does RAM speed have a big effect on performance like it does for Ryzen chips?
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/08/09 08:14:11 (permalink)
    bg8780
    Thanks for the feedback! I won't need to install Windows since I have an install on a NVMe I plan to just run. Windows should grab all the drivers it needs, if not I have spare PCs I can use to grab those.
     
    I've read a lot of posts on here and most of them claim the Z690 is pretty plug and play which is refreshing for an enthusiasts grade motherboard.
     
    What RAM would you guys recommend? Does RAM speed have a big effect on performance like it does for Ryzen chips?


     
    np

    i would suggest going with the fastest that someone on the forums has repeatedly posted about how it has worked perfectly for weeks and months for them. when i got mine (January) i picked it because prices were still very high and 5600MHz was kind of a sweet spot. it was a whopping $380. now it is much much less expensive. anything faster back in January like 6000MHz or higher wasn't worth it for the added performance. But u can shop for as fast as u want now an find it at a reasonable price i bet.
     
    i'd say shopping for 6600MHz is a good choice now as far as price goes. and as long as u find someone on the forums using it successfully 1st, grab some.
     
    GL
     
    Edit: and only get two sticks. use Slot 2 and Slot 4. page 26 in the manual. don't buy four sticks. they can't run very fast. i think 4800MHz is the fastest four sticks will go. i forget the technical explanation. maybe someone will chime in here with the technical explanation or just google it.
    post edited by Bee_Dee_3_Dee - 2022/08/09 08:19:36

    > PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2
    > Mainboard: EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED (BIOS v1.03 12/3/2021)
    > CPU: Intel Core i9-12900KF
    > AIO: EVGA CLC 240mm
    > Physical Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z5 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5 5600
    > Physical Memory Model#: F5-5600U3636C16GX2-TZ5S
    > Monitor: Alienware AW2721D
    > Video Card: EVGA 3090 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING
    > Case: Cooler Master HAF X (942)
    > DAS: Sabrent DS-SC5B
     
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/08/09 14:27:11 (permalink)
    I would recommend getting GSkill 6400mhz memory as I never had any problems running their memory on any of the Evga motherboards I used. Here is what I currently use and no problems with running it at all.
    https://www.newegg.com/g-...9?Item=N82E16820374359
    post edited by badboy64 - 2022/08/09 14:29:12

    12th Intel® Core™ i9 12900KS CPU 3.4GHz@5.5ghz, Memory 2x16GB GSkill Trident Z Trident Z5 6600 mhz DDR5 Ram, 4tb Sabrent Rocket4 Plus, Motherboard eVgaZ690 DARK KINGPIN , Operating System Windows 11 Pro 64-Bit, eVga 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra  24G, Monitor Acer CG437K, Logitech G910, Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition, Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL Black, eVga 1600w P2 PSU, Custom watercooling.
    Time Spy Extreme eVga 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra
    11,356
     http://www.3dmark.com/spy/30491547
     
     
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/08/10 05:48:36 (permalink)
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    I would recommend getting GSkill 6400mhz memory as I never had any problems running their memory on any of the Evga motherboards I used. Here is what I currently use and no problems with running it at all.
    https://www.newegg.com/g-...9?Item=N82E16820374359




    Damn, that's some great RAM at $300. I hate buying from Newegg though and Amazon doesn't have that model.
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    Re: Just picked up a Z690 Classified. Anything I should know? 2022/09/24 13:42:49 (permalink)
    Any of you might know how to change the boot up logo of the motherboard to something else, even that of the windows?
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