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I'm trying to overclock @ 4.0GHz. I am at 200x20 and DRAM timings of 8-8-8-24 @ 1600MHz.
CPU Vcore: 1.35
CPU VTT: 1.225
CPU PLL: 1.800
Ran Prime95 and Worker #2 failed. Any help please?
Edited by brandontaz2k2 - 4/30/11 at 3:40pm
post #2 of 66
Try a higher cpu voltage and a lower NB.
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
Try a higher cpu voltage and a lower NB.
What is NB? Sorry I'm an overclocking noob.
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What is NB? Sorry I'm an overclocking noob.
Your're fine bud. It's the speed of your North Bridge. In the memory tab of cpuz it will say NB frequency. Try setting it around 2200mhz in your Bios. Same setting with your HT link speed. (which won't be higher than your NB freq)
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Your're fine bud. It's the speed of your North Bridge. In the memory tab of cpuz it will say NB frequency. Try setting it around 2200mhz in your Bios. Same setting with your HT link speed. (which won't be higher than your NB freq)
Is the HT Link the same thing as QPI Link? Because I couldn't find anything that had HT on it.
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According to my 30 second google research it is basically the same thing. But I believe that most boards won't let you set your HT(QPI) higher than NB freq.
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post #7 of 66
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Here's what I have for options:



And for the QPI Frequency option it gives me 3 options :
Auto
6407MHz
7202MHz
post #8 of 66
up your qpi voltage by a notch or two...sometimes a higher qpi will allow for a lower vcore as well...

Edit: also turn of executable disable bit
    
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up your qpi voltage by a notch or two...sometimes a higher qpi will allow for a lower vcore as well...

Edit: also turn of executable disable bit
Thanks , will try. Doesn't the executable disable bit protect me from viruses?
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Thanks , will try. Doesn't the executable disable bit protect me from viruses?
yeah in a sense. it basically messes with your memory allocation, which when your mem is overclocked is a dumb idea... It basically goes down to a level where the hacker who made the bug/virus attempts to directly "move" your applications around in computer world. This will not really happen anymore seeing as most hackers have abandoned this and are just port bashing. I myself am not afraid of viruses since i go to limited sites, but if you are the type of person that searches the "whole" internet then you might be at a risk from older worms. just have a decent security system like avg or avast and you're fine.

other than that, make sure you have virtualization technology turned off (unless you run virtual machines) and you should be able to do 4.0...

also, turn off physical ports you don't need, such as ata devices or support for floppy. the less things running, the better.
    
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