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I am trying to get a little more out of my system. I currently have the following:

- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
- Intel 980X with Corsair H70 Cooler
- Super Talent 2000MHZ CL7 running at 1920MHZ (7-7-7-20)

I am currently using the Smart6 software that came with Gigabyte and can achieve a stable overclock to 4GHZ @ 160BLCK. I want to go a little more but I keep getting blue screens, etc. Any ideas? Also, what about memory overclock and what is the best way to go? Thanks in advance!
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Please, turn off the Smart6 software, disable it, reset it to factory, just don't use it.

Overclock in BIOS, it gives you so much more control than software overclocking.

Under Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker, go to Advanced Freqency Control. Unlock the BCLK control (Base clock control: Enabled) then adjust the BCLK accordingly. Then you'll have full access to voltage controls (the main ones you want to look at are vcore, QPI/VTT, ICH, IOH, and CPU PLL)

Iirc Smart6 doesn't even have voltage control.

Once you have done that we can help you with advancing your overclock.
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Alright I can do that. What do you recommend for the voltages, etc? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bur1196;13511893 
Alright I can do that. What do you recommend for the voltages, etc? Thanks!

It's different for every chip. I'm not sure about the Gulftown chips, but you can see my settings for my 4GHz overclock in my sig with a 930 Bloomfield CPU.
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Originally Posted by bur1196;13511691 
I am trying to get a little more out of my system. I currently have the following:

- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
- Intel 980X with Corsair H70 Cooler
- Super Talent 2000MHZ CL7 running at 1920MHZ (7-7-7-20)

I am currently using the Smart6 software that came with Gigabyte and can achieve a stable overclock to 4GHZ @ 160BLCK. I want to go a little more but I keep getting blue screens, etc. Any ideas? Also, what about memory overclock and what is the best way to go? Thanks in advance!


The UD3R series from gigabyte is a budget mobo and achieving stable overclocks with it is not easy. I has one and after more than 1 year of replacements and nerves, I bought the Asus Formula III.



Please check my TUTORIAL HERE and adjust your BCLK and Multi accordingly. Seeing you have that memory, leave the MULTI on default. Also, try with 1.24-1.26 QPI voltage in the beginning. I went that high because I thought my chip was crap but actually it was the motherboard. My new Formula gives me 4.0 GHz with 1.24 QPI!
 
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Do you recommend upgrading the motherboard? Is it worth the upgrade and if so, what could I benefit from it?
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Originally Posted by bur1196;13514455 
Do you recommend upgrading the motherboard? Is it worth the upgrade and if so, what could I benefit from it?

Yes, no doubt! Get the Asus Formula III. One of the best overclockers out there and the price / perf ratio is amazing. You will be shocked to see that the UD3R overclocks one way and the Asus a totally different way. The voltages are different, everything changes. I managed to use my I7 C0 at 4.4 GHz with HT on with 1.45 V on the Asus whereas the UD3r would only boot at 4.2 GHz with 1.47 and crash frown.gif.
 
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Originally Posted by bur1196;13511893 
Alright I can do that. What do you recommend for the voltages, etc? Thanks!

Gulftowns seem to like the cpu pll a bit lower, 1.6 - 1.7V, ICH just leave auto, doesn't really affect the OC, IOH I will go to 1.14 or 1.16V.
The vcore & qpi/vtt will depend on the chip & uncore frequency you use.
My 980x needed ~ 1.375V for 4.2ghz & 1.335 vtt for 2000Mhz memory with uncore on auto.
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;13515130 
Yes, no doubt! Get the Asus Formula III. One of the best overclockers out there and the price / perf ratio is amazing. You will be shocked to see that the UD3R overclocks one way and the Asus a totally different way. The voltages are different, everything changes. I managed to use my I7 C0 at 4.4 GHz with HT on with 1.45 V on the Asus whereas the UD3r would only boot at 4.2 GHz with 1.47 and crash frown.gif.

The ud3r isn't bad for a budget board, with my 920 4.2Ghz is about 1.24V for 24/7 stable, think I needed about 1.65V for 5.1Ghz benching.
It has a pretty crappy IOH, but can still do 245 bclk & has gotten the 990x over 6Ghz.
    
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Right FTW.
It is a budget board but only lacks some of the other features you would get like better audio and more USB's on other boards.
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Originally Posted by FtW 420;13515362 
The ud3r isn't bad for a budget board, with my 920 4.2Ghz is about 1.24V for 24/7 stable, think I needed about 1.65V for 5.1Ghz benching.
It has a pretty crappy IOH, but can still do 245 bclk & has gotten the 990x over 6Ghz.

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