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Old March 16, 2009, 11:03 PM
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Having just recently completed a new build with a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P mobo and an E8400, I see it offers the Easy Tune 6. Has anyone experience with this product? Being that it seems to be a "quick fix" for overclocking, is it decent enough for general use? I have tried all of the "Quick Boost" settings and have been stable enough to run 3Dmark06 with the setting "3" ( 4.05GHz - FSB -1800Mz ). I've been running CPU-Z as well and seems to verify. I have not yet tried any real stress tests.

Overclocking is a new relam to me, as I've been stuck in Dell Hell, with the last computer not up to the task. So after lurking on this forum, and doing many hours of research, I built my own rig. Quite satisfying really. So now I want to see what it can do.

While I'm sure taking the more traditional route of hitting the BIOS and making the tweaks will pay of with better results, is there anyone using Easy Tune 6 with positive results?

My intial thoughts are that the Core Voltage may be a little high for the end CPU results.

Thank you in advance and may I say a very useful, and educational Canadian forum.

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Old March 17, 2009, 05:08 AM
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I would love to help with ET6, except it doesn't play nice with my X58. Won't install for some odd reason. But the time I did play with it on my P45-DQ6, I must say it worked quite nicely.

You say the Vcore may be too high. What is it? Usually for 4.0, 1.4-1.45V is needed. What are the load temps (using Core Temp) and which HSF did you choose?

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Thank you for the response. I am running the stock intel HSF ( heat sink fan? ). The temps were in the high 50's. I have backed off on running @ 4ghz until I get a proper HSF. Now I'm cruising at 3.6ghz with 1.312v and core temps at 47.
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Yup, HSF = Heat Sink Fan. Those temps, are they load temps?
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Idle is 43, light load 47 - 50, medium to full load I hit 57 a few times. I haven't actually run any games for a long period of time, or done any real stress tests.
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Try running OCCT for 2 hours. That's stable for me. But be very careful of those temps. Max 70c under load.
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I've been trying to decide on using easytune6 on my new i7 build.
Motherboard is Gigabyte EX58-UD3R...
Everything at stock... cooling the CPU is a T.R.U.E
Temps right now are around 33 idle and 58 full load (according to RealTemp).
Are there any BIOS settings I should tweak before I use it... (Turbo, Hyper-Theading, ect...)? If it doesn't work out is it easy to get back to default settings? I have not OCd before and am learning... but would like to take advantage of this software if I can while I learn.
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