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post #391 of 1418
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Originally Posted by speedlever View Post

The Marvell ports are for data drives only. Not OS drives. Keeping that in mind, you should be fine bumping your SATA3 data drive to the Marvell ports.

Is it possible to use caching from the marvell ports?
Only the deluxe boards have the hyperduo function from marvell right?
Edited by Stianby - 1/4/12 at 5:06am
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PC has been up for 32hours. Reseated the RAM and Video card... No BSOD at all since.

Will add my build to my signature later. All on fan cooling.

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Is it possible to use caching from the marvell ports?
Only the deluxe boards have the hyperduo function from marvell right?

I don't believe you can use the Marvell ports with the cache drive. I'm really in over my head here. But the way I read the specs, for IRST to function, you have to use the Intel ports. It's hard for me to imagine caching any drive but the OS/programs drive. I recently set a system up like this (64Gig M4 caching a 1.0 TB Hitachi OS/programs drive) and the system just flies.

From the IRST installer readme:

Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology is designed to provide
functionality for the following Storage Controllers:
RAID Controllers:
- Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller
- Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller
- Intel(R) ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller
- Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller

AHCI Controllers:
- Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) EP80579 SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller
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post #394 of 1418
For my p8z68 v/gen3 board do i want my hdmi cable plugged into my board or into my gpu. and also for my smart response tech do i want my operating system on my 64gb ssd or my harddrive??
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How's it going fellas? Splendid thread you have here - very well put together. I was hoping to get some guidance on my first overclocked machine. I've posted this in a similar thread on another forum, but I figure it doesn't hurt to have a few extra opinions. Here's my system specs (at least the pertinent ones when it comes to overclocking):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 2700k @ 3.5ghz stock (for now)
  • Case: NZXT Phantom
  • Fans: 6 stock NZXT fans (2x top, 2x side, 1x back, 1x front)
  • Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14
  • Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3
  • RAM: G.SKill RipjawX 2x4GB - 1600mhz, 9-9-9-24 1.5v
  • PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO750W



I was shooting for a 4.5ghz clock rate. My BIOS settings are as follows:

  • X.M.P profile enabled with VRAM voltage and timings set to manual (manufacturer settings):
  • Multiplier: 4.5 across the board
  • Internal PLL: Enabled
  • LLC: Medium
  • VRM Frequecy: Auto
  • Phase Control: Standard
  • Offset: -0.010v

Everything else is set to default.


Here's some stats while running LinX at 20 cycles (about an hour):

405
700
386
420

On load, max temperatures sit at around 71c, averaging at about 68c. vcore fluctuates between 1.272v-1.304v. On idle, vcore fluctuates between 0.952v-1.096v and temperatures sit at around 28c-30c.

Any tips to lowering core voltage and increasing clock rate while maintaining a decent temperature or perhaps increasing stability of my current overclock? I'd prefer to keep the power saving options on since I'll be leaving my machine on practically 24/7. I'm not sure what some of those BIOS settings do, so I'm a little hesitant on adjusting them without proper guidance. Also, is it normal for the vcore and clock rate to fluctuate so much on idle? One second it's at 1.6ghz at 0.9957 vcore, then next it's at 4.5ghz at 1.1407 vcore. Running Prime95, CPU-Z shows that the vcore stays at 1.280v. That seems odd to me, because Linx does not stress the processor at 100% full load, yet the vcore went above the Prime95 load. Is there a setting I need to adjust in the BIOS or is this normal behavior for the vcore and clock rate to fluctuate so much at idle?

I'd prefer to keep the power save BIOS options on, since I'll be leaving my comp on pretty much 24/7.

If you couldn't tell by now, I'm new to overclocking, so any tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


EDIT: On a side note, are these temperatures a bit high for a Noctua NH-D14 or am I just being overcautious? Seems like I should be getting lower temps.
Edited by X-Legend - 1/4/12 at 2:47pm
post #396 of 1418
Dont think you can chache a HD that's not containing your OS, though,.
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Dont think you can chache a HD that's not containing your OS, though,.

You can cache any drive visible in Windows. E.G. An SSD dedicated as an OS boot drive and a 2nd SSD caching a HDD
post #398 of 1418
I have red my MB manual, and some articles on the web, and my understanding is this:

Intel smart response technology can be used if both drives are connected to the intel controller. I.e if you have a systemdrive on a 3 Gb/s port and a SSD on the 6 Gb/s port you can use the SSD to cache the mechanical drive on the 3 Gb/s port. In other words the Intel caching only works on drives on the intel controller.

Marvell's caching version is a bit slower, but in my mind more versatile. Marvell's Hyperduo system can cache any drive from any controller. So if you have a mechanical drive on the intel controller you can cache it through the Marvell 6 Gb/s ports.

I'm trying to set up a cache right now using the marvell system, and i'll let you know how that fares . . .


EDIT: well the marvell system won't work with disks from two different controllers, seeing as the only marvell controllers on my board are 6 Gb/s ones, i doubt i'll ever use this
Edited by Stianby - 1/5/12 at 1:04pm
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post #399 of 1418
Hmm

Oh well, my bad then.

Personally I have a 120gig Corsair Performance Pro, and I just skipped the whole caching. I prefer having a dedicated OS-disk. Even though I must say I wouldnt mind having my steam-folder cached.
Maybe I'll invest in a 40ish SSD at a later point tho.
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It depends on the application. The system I built using a 64 GB SSD to cache the 1 TB drive was for my MIL. She would not know to re-direct data files and misc junk files to a mechanical drive. I figured it was the best compromise to use a SSD to cache a fast HD... and sure enough, it works super. Now if money was no object and I could use a huge SSD, it wouldn't matter so much. But at current SSD prices, it didn't make any sense. And the SRT technology works great, so no reason not to do so.

In fact, I'm a little envious of her system, even though I have an 80GB SSD for my OS and programs and run a 2500k processor OC'd at 44x She has a nice open case with good airflow, a fresh install of Win7/64, and her PC (without benchmarking) seems to easily match the speed of my PC in general operation. it runs cooler too... and using the same HSF as I use.
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