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Afternoon OCN, just woke up. How are we looking, good enough to stop it? I think the amount of time it has been running is good enough.




Temps were a little high, but nothing too bad.
Edited by pjBSOD - 10/25/11 at 12:24pm
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Don't disable any power saving features, leave on C3/C6. Sandy Bridge works great with all that stuff enabled. Also I strongly recommend overclocking via the offset voltage and not a fixed voltage. Again this feature works perfectly. Other than that your method is pretty good.

To do offset: Set it to offset mode, but don't add or subtract any voltage. Boot into Windows, load up prime95 and see what the voltage applied is. Examples: it gives you 1.3v but you want 1.35v, then add +.05v in the bios. Conversely if it gave you 1.4v then you would want to do -.05v. That's how you do it. Also I believe the base voltage changes depending on the multiplier so make sure you are on the multiplier you want to use to accurately change the vcore.

Also set VRM frequency to manual- 350 , LLC on ultra high, and phase duty on extreme for pro overclocking.
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Don't disable any power saving features, leave on C3/C6. Sandy Bridge works great with all that stuff enabled. Also I strongly recommend overclocking via the offset voltage and not a fixed voltage. Again this feature works perfectly. Other than that your method is pretty good.

To do offset: Set it to offset mode, but don't add or subtract any voltage. Boot into Windows, load up prime95 and see what the voltage applied is. Examples: it gives you 1.3v but you want 1.35v, then add +.05v in the bios. Conversely if it gave you 1.4v then you would want to do -.05v. That's how you do it. Also I believe the base voltage changes depending on the multiplier so make sure you are on the multiplier you want to use to accurately change the vcore.

Also set VRM frequency to manual- 350 , LLC on ultra high, and phase duty on extreme for pro overclocking.
Thanks a lot for the quick & very informative post, Dope. Few questions though, if ya don't mind.

1. Where in the EFI do I enable Offset Mode?

2. And where are VRM Freq, LLC, and Phase Duty located?

Thanks a lot
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Thanks a lot for the quick & very informative post, Dope. Few questions though, if ya don't mind.

1. Where in the EFI do I enable Offset Mode?

2. And where are VRM Freq, LLC, and Phase Duty located?

Thanks a lot
They are both in the Ai Tweaker section. Specifically in the Ai Tweaker section, there is a subsection called DIGI+ VRM. Here you will fine load-line calibration, vrm frequency, etc... I forgot to mention, you also want both phase control and duty control on extreme, CPU current capability can be set to 140% (Don't worry it's red, current capability is just what it implies- the capability for current draw. Setting it high will ensure you don't run into any problems overclocking, and let's say 4.5ghz @ 120% vs 4.5ghz @ 140%- it's the same power draw.) Then right under that you have CPU Voltage- this can be changed from Manual Mode to offset.
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Edit: Never mind, you mentioned what I set it to in the first post.
Edited by pjBSOD - 10/25/11 at 2:19am
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I just went ablls the wall. I picked a reasonable voltage then set my multi to what everyone else was able to do (4.5) and went to work. 1.375v and damn thing is stable as a rock XD So now I am trying lower voltage higher clock.
 
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Oh my God... funny story. So here I am trying to figure out why I can't boot. I get past the mobo logo fine, I can get into the BIOS fine... but there's a blinking "_" and it won't pass that and or boot to Windows. At this point I'm almost certain it's a voltage issue, so I go into the BIOS and I check my voltages.... I had mistyped the core offset voltage, and it was trying to boot with less than 1.00v.

I don't deserve expensive hardware like this....

Anyways, I got everything set in the BIOS and I'm running Blend now. 4.5GHZ, fluctuating in voltage between 1.272v and 1.280v. I'll update my post when I wake up.
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Afternoon OCN, just woke up. How are we looking, good enough to stop it? I think the amount of time it has been running is good enough.




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