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Just one thing, what gpu driver's are you using?

EDIT:

Just had another quick look at your BIOS setting's.

Set VRM frequency to manual and input 350.

Set the phase control to Extreme. You have the sabretooth so I don't think you have the option to change duty to extreme, however if that has changed then change it to extreme as well.

CPU Current Capability - 140% (Don't worry about the red, you're overclocking and you know what you're doing)

Spread spectrum Enabled. (only disable if you're messing with the BCLK or if the BUS speed is not at 100 when under load)

Leave the entire CPU configuration page on default and only change these four settings:

C1E - Enabled
Speedstep - Enabled
C3 and C6 - Disabled.

Leave the LLC for now and report back once you have made those changes. Hopefully you shouldn't have to do anything else.

One last thing, I noticed that in your sig it says 1600 but the BIOS say's 1333. Just set the Ai Tweaker to XMP and that shoudl set the RAM frequency, timing's and voltage automatically, if not, then set the RAM to STOCK manually.


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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Just one thing, what gpu driver's are you using?

EDIT:

Just had another quick look at your BIOS setting's.

Set VRM frequency to manual and input 350.

Set the phase control to Extreme. You have the sabretooth so I don't think you have the option to change duty to extreme, however if that has changed then change it to extreme as well.

CPU Current Capability - 140% (Don't worry about the red, you're overclocking and you know what you're doing)

Spread spectrum Enabled. (only disable if you're messing with the BCLK or if the BUS speed is not at 100 when under load)

Leave the entire CPU configuration page on default and only change these four settings:

C1E - Enabled
Speedstep - Enabled
C3 and C6 - Disabled.

Leave the LLC for now and report back once you have made those changes. Hopefully you shouldn't have to do anything else.

One last thing, I noticed that in your sig it says 1600 but the BIOS say's 1333. Just set the Ai Tweaker to XMP and that shoudl set the RAM frequency, timing's and voltage automatically, if not, then set the RAM to STOCK manually.

You are a god. I will definitely do all of that tomorrow when I get back from school.

I'm using the 275.33 drivers. I tried to go to the 28X series, but my computer kept turning off. I now believe that was an issue with my power supply, and am willing to update if necessary. I've read horror stories about the 28X drivers and 560ti cards.

I'll try the XMP. I figured that I would underclock my RAM so that I could rule it out of the 124 BSoD errors, but I'll set it to XMP.

Thanks! Will report back tomorrow. For now...Triple integrals...duh duh dunnnn.....
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I'm using the 275.33 drivers. I tried to go to the 28X series, but my computer kept turning off. I now believe that was an issue with my power supply, and am willing to update if necessary. I've read horror stories about the 28X drivers and 560ti cards.

I'll try the XMP. I figured that I would underclock my RAM so that I could rule it out of the 124 BSoD errors, but I'll set it to XMP.

Thanks! Will report back tomorrow. For now...Triple integrals...duh duh dunnnn.....
In regards to the gpu driver's I would recommend that you check out my review thread, link is in my sig. The most stable driver to date is the 266.58 driver, however I don't think it support's the 560ti, therefore you may have to use the 266.66 as a substitute. I'm not entirely sure as to how the driver performs with the games like Crysis 2 and BF3 as I have not yet tested them as my rig was out of action for a month or so. Hopefully in the next couple week's I'll update the the thread.

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The most stable driver to date is the 266.58 driver, however I don't think it support's the 560ti, therefore you may have to use the 266.66 as a substitute.
EVGA does not have those drivers on their website. Do you have a link for them? I will gladly downgrade to try and get stable.

Nvidia needs to get the driver situation sorted out.
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EVGA does not have those drivers on their website. Do you have a link for them? I will gladly downgrade to try and get stable.

Nvidia needs to get the driver situation sorted out.
Try this: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win7-...driver-uk.html
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Alright, I'm trying out your new settings munaim1. Everything seems to be working ok (knock on wood).

Here are some screenshots of my BIOS settings now. I have a question on the last two:
















There was no XMP setting for this one (AUTO only). It set the target frequency to 1333MHz, so I manually set it to 1600MHz.




These were the only selections for Duty Control. Would you mind explaining the difference and benefits of using one over the other?




Thank you!
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Hmm maybe I did something wrong...when I set XMP in bios, it went ahead and overclocked the whole system to 4.4, auto-setting all the voltages + LLC + etc etc.
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Hmm maybe I did something wrong...when I set XMP in bios, it went ahead and overclocked the whole system to 4.4, auto-setting all the voltages + LLC + etc etc.
In the beginning of this thread, $ilent said that when he did the auto overclock feature on the p8p67, it set the voltage to 1.5. I'd make sure that your voltage isn't near that.

I can't use the auto overclock because anytime I do, my computer won't post. Same story for my brother's computer.

I'm sure the auto overclock is fine, just make sure that you put boundaries on what it's allowed to adjust.
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