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post #21 of 53
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Worked 2 hours with QPI 1.17 until I got BSOD with bugcheck 0x119.

Trying with QPI 1.19V.

Should I overvolt my DRAM? I'm at 1.56v.
post #22 of 53
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Still unstable at 1.21V QPI! / VTT!

As soon as I enable C3 / C6 states to use Turboboost feature bugs appear (no BSOD at 1.21V but programs crash with fatal errors).

Should I keep pushing QPI/VTT?
post #23 of 53
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1.27V QPI + standard 1.5V DRAM (no overvolt). Seems more stable.
post #24 of 53
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Still fighting.

Finally cleared CMOS to see for any change.

I was surprised to see that Gigabyte defaulted CPU/PCIe clock drive to 800/900 for my i3-540 (and kept at that value when changed CPU).

Now with the i7-870 and a CMOS clear, clock drive is at 700/700.

Stability possible ?

Let's see...
post #25 of 53
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I've finally surrendered to make this motherboard to work with c3/c6 states.

Managed to run Turbo+1T RAM, but no hope with energy saving options.
post #26 of 53
To save you some hassle I recommend lowering the memory multiplier and tightening the timings (e.g. if you're on 1333 cas 9, try 1066 cas 8). Use memtest86+ to check for stability and then in Windows use LinX again. This should let you run a much lower QPI/VTT value.
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Are you running the latest BIOS revision? That might make the difference in stability.

Try increasing DRAM voltage to 1.65V. Most ram runs stable at that voltage. Mine runs stable at 1066MHz 1.5V, but if I run at 1600 I have to increase to 1.65V.

If that works you may even be able to reduce your QPI/Vtt a bit too.
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Are you running the latest BIOS revision? That might make the difference in stability.

Try increasing DRAM voltage to 1.65V. Most ram runs stable at that voltage. Mine runs stable at 1066MHz 1.5V, but if I run at 1600 I have to increase to 1.65V.

If that works you may even be able to reduce your QPI/Vtt a bit too.
I know RAM may be the culprit but all goes to hell when I enabled C3/C6. Researching a bit in the net, I've found that many users are getting problems even at stock clocks.

Maybe C3/C6 in some GB boards is too aggresive and lowers volts too much? I want to run 27x turbo boost and this board won't let me.

Will try with 1.65v. Surprisingly, this Gigabyte board sets RAM at 1.600v at default if DRAM Volt is [Auto].
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Are you running the latest BIOS revision? That might make the difference in stability.

Try increasing DRAM voltage to 1.65V. Most ram runs stable at that voltage. Mine runs stable at 1066MHz 1.5V, but if I run at 1600 I have to increase to 1.65V.

If that works you may even be able to reduce your QPI/Vtt a bit too.
Running without freezes or BSOD (only a Fallout crash) at 1.62v. I think i'm going for 1.65v as you said.

QPI still @ 1.21v.
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With the stuff you have in there it should be plug and play. Your ram is probably 1.65v ram since its a little older. Run that and enjoy. Latest bios revision could be the culprit as some p55 sets like the one on the intel dp55kg would not run anything that had hyperthreading without out a bios update.... Yours could be the same, flashing bios is quick and painless these days. Gigabytes website should have step by step instructions and the latest bios for your board.
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