Cheap chinese x79 mobos

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AFAIK these boards use ES chipsets from a lower tier than X79. considering the lack of demand for chipsets it probably would have been easy to just scoop up a ton of them for next to nothing
 

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Found this post from another user in Argentina from a few weeks ago: Китайский LGA2011 (Huanan X79 2.XX, X79Z 2.Xx, YW-X79-E, G218a, x79-m, ms-7777, 3.2x, 3.3A, 3.5a-c) • Конференция Overclockers.ru

So pinged the mfg - they said they are looking into a firmware update to see if they can get this to work.

If anyone else has the X79Z VB10 / X79Z B10 motherboard and want this fixed, I encourage you to email the mfg, the rep's name is Sophia:

Email: sophiagiga [at] xlzmotherboard.com

The more folks that write in about this issue, the more likely it is prioritized to be fixed!

As a backup plan, I'm also sourcing boards from a tier 1 mfg so everything will definitely work but will be pricey, as they say: you get what you pay for.
 
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If anyone else has the X79Z VB10 / X79Z B10 motherboard and want this fixed, I encourage you to email the mfg, the rep's name is Sophia:

Email: sophiagiga [at] xlzmotherboard.com

The more folks that write in about this issue, the more likely it is prioritized to be fixed!
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I dropped her an email too, hopefully more people do the same :)
 
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So basically only 2 of the 4 long pci e slots works simultaneously? if you have cards in all of the four x1 slots, would any of the long slots work? that is really screwy....
 

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So basically only 2 of the 4 long pci e slots works simultaneously? if you have cards in all of the four x1 slots, would any of the long slots work? that is really screwy....
From what I've found out is that you can get a maximum of five slots to work at the same time. But never more than two of the x16 slots.
 

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I dropped her an email too, hopefully more people do the same :)
Sophia from xlzmotherboard replied to my mail with:
"For this model , about the graphic card, the 4 slots PEI ex16 can't use at the same time, and only 2 slots could use the same time, and others PCI ex1 slots could use the same time, and 5 slots could use at the same time"
I asked if the issue could be addressed by an bios upgrade but the above was her answer to that.

I also got a reply from the seller of the board and it was "problem is design problem".

This problem seems to not be fixable. So I went along and bought a Supermicro X9SRL-F motherboard instead.
 

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Sophia from xlzmotherboard replied to my mail with:
"For this model , about the graphic card, the 4 slots PEI ex16 can't use at the same time, and only 2 slots could use the same time, and others PCI ex1 slots could use the same time, and 5 slots could use at the same time"
I asked if the issue could be addressed by an bios upgrade but the above was her answer to that.

I also got a reply from the seller of the board and it was "problem is design problem".

This problem seems to not be fixable. So I went along and bought a Supermicro X9SRL-F motherboard instead.
I think i will ask for a refund...... This is no better than the rest of the other boards with less slots..... I guess the only positive of this board is the 8 ram slots? that's not good enough....

I thought this would have been a better solution than the lenovo s30. guess not.

Well, if anyone else looking for a good X79 platform, should try the lenovo S30.
 

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Well, if anyone else looking for a good X79 platform, should try the lenovo S30.
The HP Z420 is a also great platform. It has a proprietary PSU but the adapter cable to a standard one is like $15 from amazon. The advantage over the S30 is more HDD/ODD expansion; 3 5.25 bays vs 2 so you can put in a 5x3.5 hotswap in it.

You just have to make sure you get ones that work with the V2 CPU's on both machines.
 

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Its so funny how a lot of professional review sites gave Dell a higher rating than HP or Lenovo when these 2011 WS first came out. They are all like wow, dell is so neat inside with no cable mess, etc.... and never talk much about the non-oem parts.... fast forward to now.... Guess which WS most of us are after: lenovo s30 with the most compatibility with regular parts and all of its messy cable glory ....lol.... honestly, imo, i have no idea what messy cable they are talking about anyway....lol...
 
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i finally figured out this MB i think... The problem is called: "bait and switch".....lol... use the same old MB before and just add a couple more long x16 slots without proper wiring and call it a day .....:)
 
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I finally got mine in today. i guess there is no update or change? Anyone test out using up to 128GB ram with 16 GB modules?
 

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cant quite seem to get the msata slot to work on the x79z.... anyone?

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I got duped. We all fkin got duped. This is worse than anything i've seen...classic cheap chinese crap

There is no support for msata on this board vb10.... also, it has four sata 3.o connectors but only two of them work. The four sata 2.0 all work but it sucks to only have two sata 3.....

See here: China x79/c602 разгон

I am going to test to see if it can take 128gb ram max or not....

This is complete bs

Also does not have good sleep implementation. basically can't wake up from S3 sleep at all

if bios is set to acpi auto, windows detected S1 and S3 but won't wake up at all. if acpi auto is set to disabled, only have S1 sleep, which does work........ more BS...

There's a russian tester youtube video claiming it works with 128GB ram so i think that does work

My conclusion on this X79Z: AVOID !!! unless there is a new bios with a lot of fixes, best to just get something like a lenovo s30. Esp if you are building a workstation

The lenovo S30 has four sata 2 (five if you have an optional module)... also have two sata 3, also have esata.

it also have 8 ram slots with support for rdimms... as well as having 2 pcie x16, one pcie x4 (x16 physical size), one pcie x4, one PCI 2.3

So if you can get a lenovo s30 v2 for less than $250, you should go that way instead of getting this runing X79Z.
 
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was a bit disappointed with the runing so i bid on an asus p9x79 deluxe for $180... we'll see how much better that will be.....
 

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so i did get this runing x79z to run a 2696 v2 with 128gb ram. so at least that's the good part.

I am testing an Asus P9x79 deluxe board right now. the good thing is it does take a 2696 v2. The bad thing is i am not able to get it to use 16gb ecc ram modules. Asus site says 128gb but i think that's limited to maybe only non ecc ram support by IM ( Intelligent Memory ) memory modules, whatever that means....

I am getting a P9x79 WS board so will see if that's any better. maybe asus restricting 16gb ecc ram to WS boards?... we ll see...
 
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so i did get this runing x79z to run a 2696 v2 with 128gb ram. so at least that's the good part.

I am testing an Asus P9x79 deluxe board right now. the good thing is it does take a 2696 v2. The bad thing is i am not able to get it to use 16gb ecc ram modules. Asus site says 128gb but i think that's limited to maybe only non ecc ram support by IM ( Intelligent Memory ) memory modules, whatever that means....

I am getting a P9x79 WS board so will see if that's any better. maybe asus restricting 16gb ecc ram to WS boards?... we ll see...
I don't think those boards support RDIMM, only UDIMM
 

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I would say that is the only place they are better.
for the X99 platform, I have great single and dual socket boards that support just about all the cpus (even ES) with great ram support and features in the form of Asus Z10PE-D16 and Asrock X99 Taichi.

I have a good dual socket X79 in Asus Z9PE-D16..... But I still haven't been able to find a do it all single socket X79 board yet... Chinese or not

When I mean do it all, it should have 8 ram slots with support of up to 128gb at least allowing for ECC non ECC. I am fine if they don't use LRdimm but udimm and rdimm should be supported.... It's like impossible to find 16gb ecc ddr3 udimm….

Also it should have S3 sleep support as well as support of oem cpu like 2696 v2.... As well as more than 2 pcie x16 slots...

The asus p9x79 seems to come closest but it's very disappointingly does not support rdimm….

Sad announcement after finally running additional test..... Lenovo S30 does NOT recognize 2696 v2.....does work with 16gb rdimm as per spec

BUT Lenovo D30 DOES work with 2696 v2.

So weird isn't it? Everything of course on the latest bios..... I don't know why lenovo didn't have the exact same cpu microcode for both s30 and d30.... both support 2697 v2 12 core cpus.... sad...;(

So far, i have not been able to find a single one socket 2011 v2 board that does everything: S3 sleep, 8 ram slots accepting 16gb rdimm, 2696 v2 oem cpu supports, and at least 3 pcie x16 slots. How hard is that? lol...

The only boards i got so far that does all the 4 are the asus z9pe-d16 and lenovo d30 dual socket boards.... anyone else wants to add anything?

in the x99 world, so much easier to find a perfect single socket board.... I have the asrock taichi x99 that does pretty much everything....
 
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