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I can not overclock well with this board. Whenever I try to set my Vcore manually, something messes up. It always sets the '1-core ratio limit offset' to 0 and the same with 2 3 and 4 when by default they are at 4 3 2 1. Also, when I boot into windows I think it deactivates 3 of my cores, because when I open realtemp it only shows the temp for one core. and it's always at about 23% or so. However, if I raise the multiplier and set the voltages to auto, It works like it's supposed to. I don't understand because when I set my multi to 41 and did the Vcore manually, I actually set it at the same setting than one increment higher then what it said the auto was.

I can't really find a guide on my mobos bios settings and I have no clue what ratio limit offset thing is or why it keeps setting itself to 0 when I manually set the Vcore, but not when I auto set it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and sorry if any of this is incoherent, but I'm messing with my rig as I type this, haha.
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@FreeWillzyx: The EVGA forums have a section on the P67 FTW that has a complete overclocking guide. The initial release of the P67 FTW board had an overclocking problem that required the RMA of the board. When you describe the deactivation of three of the four cores and problems with manual VCore adjustments, it sounds exactly like the initial production issue they had. I would recommend going to EVGA P67 Series
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@FreeWillzyx: The EVGA forums have a section on the P67 FTW that has a complete overclocking guide. The initial release of the P67 FTW board had an overclocking problem that required the RMA of the board. When you describe the deactivation of three of the four cores and problems with manual VCore adjustments, it sounds exactly like the initial production issue they had. I would recommend going to EVGA P67 Series
for assistance on this issue. You may have one of the boards needing their assistance.
Well, after talking with some EVGA dude on the phone, he said that since it works fine on the auto setting and only messes up on manual settings that it's a setting that I don't have set properly and that I should ask for help in forums....I didn't really check for too much stability yet, but on auto settings I can do 10 passes on intel burn test and ran 3dmark11. By no means is that how I test though, I just spent all day trying to figure this out. I guess that's what I get for not getting an ASUS board...
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@FreeWillzyx: That's too bad that you got a response like that. I've never experienced anything like that from any EVGA support personnel, especially in light of the initial release problems of the F P67 FTW. Since the fix on the board, the FTW has been a breeze to overclock. Have personnaly run 5.0G and some of the folks I talk to on the forums (wrinvert is one, good source for info) have run 5.2-5.4, stable. The FTW Overclocking Guide was put out with the release of the board and has been added to with the release of new BIOS. If you have the board, I'd recommend taking a gander at it, as you might find some answers to your questions. I'm not an EVGA 'fanboy', I just happen to own one of their boards that is treating me very good and has been well worth the investment. Also, the EVGA web site has a series of P67 BIOS updates (not just chipset updates) that need to be downloaded along with the newest chipset BIOS update. These may resolve some of your issues. When I first got my board, the only way any customer was able to OC was on Auto; when we tried to set our VCore manually, we BSOD'd or booted up to only one core being enabled (verified in the eLeet utility). EVGA recognized this and advance RMA'd our MOBO's. Between the RMA and the BIOS update, the great majority of the issues that were encountered went away. I've run Prime95, 3DMarkVantage (P43694), 3DMark11 (11,226), all stable. Those aren't the only stress tests, obviously, but for my rig they suffice. Drop onto the forums and post a question regarding your board problems. Better yet, contact Jacob Freeman, EVGA Product Manager, or Matthew Hurwitz, EVGA Assistant Product Manager, and they will work with you to resolve any issues you have.
    
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Hey can you post all your settings?

What about your BLCk control? did you leave it disabled?

What vcore does it give you on auto? and what vcore did you try setting?
what is LLC set to?
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Hey can you post all your settings?

What about your BLCk control? did you leave it disabled?

What vcore does it give you on auto? and what vcore did you try setting?
what is LLC set to?
I don't remember seeing any BCLK control so I don't know what it is set to. I'll check all my settings later, but I do know that when I set my multi to 45 it gave me an auto Vcore of 1.375 (I actually just ran 10 hours Prime95 blend, and the Vcore was only 1.275 at the highest 1.25 at the lowest. My temps also never went above 60 C. That seems somewhat good considering it was auto vcore). and that is what I set manually and it still gave me the same issue. LLC is the same as Vdroop, right? If so I tried it with it Enabled and disabled, and got the same result. I'll go check my BIOS now for my settings. I was able to submit an RMA ticket via email though, so if it is the mobo, I'm pretty certain I could get a new one now.

My Internal PLL voltage override is enabled as well, and SpeedStep and the C-states were disabled at the time, but I'm done OCing for the day so they are back on. Also at the moment Vdroop is on.
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Given your board's symptoms, I think you've qualified for an RMA. The replacement board will enable you to OC manually without the issues you've been experiencing. Good luck with the new board! As I said before, check out the EVGA forum section on overclocking the P67 FTW. It's full of useful information.
    
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