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llama_egg May 28, 2010 02:14 AM

Help with I7-920 OC before I hulkify

Originally Posted by System
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7 920, 3700 MHz (21 x 176) (C0 stepping D: )

Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x4, 3 PCI-E x16, 6 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)

Motherboard Chipset Intel Tylersburg X58, Intel Nehalem

System Memory 6144 MB (DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM)

DIMM1: OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ3P1600LV2G 2 GB DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-16 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-14 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-12 @ 380 MHz)

DIMM3: OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ3P1600LV2G 2 GB DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-16 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-14 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-12 @ 380 MHz)

DIMM5: OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ3P1600LV2G 2 GB DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-16 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-14 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-12 @ 380 MHz)

Seriously ramming my face against my keyboard for the last couple of days hoping that the values that would come up might actually work.

This adventure of OC'ing has become level's upon level's of frustration as I try (horribly) and get as close to 4.0ghz as I humanly can, or should I say try and get it to even boot with higher clock speeds. The current overclock? Oh, that's with me upping the BLCK to 176 and keeping turbo on. That's it. Everythnig else is kept at automatic. Figured it shouldn't be too hard to manually increase voltages and get the thing up to 3.9-4.0, hell, shouldn't be that hard to get to 3.8.

Apparently it is that hard. Rabble rabble rabble.

I've cranked voltage levels only to get it to crash on the windows screen, which is frustrating to say the least, but it get's worse. Unless I've misread something somewhere, if I even touch my QPI/VTT voltages, it doesn't boot. I have to reset my CMOS to even get my computer to start, at least when I keep it on automatic I'm able to watch my computer crash as it cries in pain.

Hell, I've tried some insane values just to try and get my computer to be stable enough to log into windows; as a prime example.


BCLK: 203x19
VCORE: 1.4-1.5
PLL: 1.88
DRAM: 1.5
IOH/ICH: 1.2
QPI/VTT: 1.4 (doesn't boot) QPI/VTT: Automatic (crashes on windows splash screen)
Anywho, anyone have any idea's? I've fiddled with options, voltages, turned off turbo mode, even touched things I've never heard of before.

llama_egg May 29, 2010 10:07 PM

I'm guessing the fact that this has had over 90 views over the course of two days without a single comment means I'm a lost cause? :\

rjbarker May 29, 2010 10:27 PM

I'd try n help you out, but that aint my Board....Evga classy here...if you had the same I'd be able to help you out, not familiar with the BIOS on that Gig Board...lots of folks here are familiar with those gig Boards...surprised they haven't chimed in...

gingerbee May 30, 2010 05:58 AM

the first thing you can do is turn off turbo get it running on a x20 then lower that pll 1.88 should be up words of 4.7. try running it with out turbo on this board adn see if it's any better. the x20 should help a lot it really messes up the giga-board because it leaves it on all the time.

just to let you know that gigabyte boards normally don't do that great on auto you have to set the main voltages

my settings that are totally stable go's as

for 4.0ghz 4.2 4.4
LL calibrate enable enable enable
cpu vcore 1.26 1.31 1.35
qpi/vtt 1.25 1.3 1.35
IoH core auto auto auto anything higher then 4.4ghz needs a boost from auto to 1.2 to a max of 1.3
dram 1.5 1.5 1.5

pcie auto auto 101-102
qpi/pll 1.78 1.8 1.8
IoHcore auto auto 1.2
IcH I/O auto auto auto
IcH core auto auto 1.1

hope this helps at all good luck this chips oc really easy it just takes some getting used to my D0 will do 4.7 on 1.4 great chips. this is all on water

gtz block with a mcr.120.3 swiftech :thumb: edit sorry i did lay it out right it just put it back

llama_egg May 31, 2010 10:44 AM

Still nothing. Even ignoring the fact my board won't hit the same voltages for some thing (qpi/pll for example), or the fact that my board won't boot if I touch qpi/vtt still, the most I can get with massive playing around is get it to crash on the windows login screen; which I suppose it farther than before.

Starting to think I got either the worst CPU in the batch or something is wrong with my mobo. :\

gingerbee May 31, 2010 11:02 AM

have you updates the bios? solved a lot of early problems that some had. do you have your uncore running isochronous support to enable.

chrisk May 31, 2010 11:24 AM

I see you have a Gigabyte Board.

Their unofficial support forum is at tweaktown...there are a few Gigabyte engineers who hang out there. LSDMEASP is a mod who hangs out there who has great success helping folks.

rjbarker May 31, 2010 11:27 AM

What is the rated spec speed of your RAM and what are you trying to run it at? Have you bumped up your vDimm from 1.55v to 1.65v? Something aint right....you should be able to get to your Desktop at a moderate OC without crashing, even with a poorly binned CO Chip.....

gingerbee May 31, 2010 11:29 AM

^my thoughts,even with the worst binned chips

rjbarker May 31, 2010 03:17 PM

^^^ Yeah I can get my crappy ole CO Chip to 4.3 Ghz with a successful Bench run .....I know it aint "stable", but not that unstable.....

Sounds like he maybe not getting his Bclk inline with his RAM Ratio.....obviously if his RAM is set wayyyyy to high it will crash immediately or not Post at all.....just a thought...

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