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post #1 of 28
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Hi,

So I'm trying to get to 4.0GHz (First time OCing biggrin.gif) with :
MOBO : Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0
CPU cooler : Corsair A70

These are my settings for now :
BCLK : 200
CPU multiplier : 20 -> 4.00GHZ
RAM multiplier : 8 -> 1600Mhz (G.Skill 3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600)
Uncore frequency : 16x

LLC : Auto
CPU Vcore : 1.13125V (CPU-Z -> 1.28v O.o)
QPI/VTT Voltage : 1.2V
PLL : 1.8V
RAM voltage : 1.5V

(RAM is stable)

My questions are :
1. What the heck, voltage difference BIOS vs CPU-Z, why ?biggrin.gif
2. Is the core voltage too high? I was able to get it run 30 min(had to leave -_-') of prime95 small FFT, but temps are getting at ~84C( is it too hot...i don't know anymore )

Oh, and now that I think of it, i lowered the Vcore a notch to lower temp, ran prime for about the same time this morning, np at all. I just came back from school, wanted to let it run a couple of hours, wasn't able to get past 5 min....I don't get it....What is different...Maybe somebody can help me ?

Thank you!
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post #2 of 28
imo you are at your maximum temperature. 85c is my absolute maximum and not 1c over. try using llc on and 1.28v in bios. with llc on your vcore will be slightly lower on cpu-z. prolly around 1.22v on load. if its stable shoot for lower. if not shoot for higher. just dont let your temps get over 85c at the absolute maximum when stress testing. if you are not stable by 1.4v in bios then try a 21x191 setting but u will not get a pretty 1600Mhz on ur ram it will be around 15xx (which will not affect performance noticably whatsoever). GOOD LUCK!
post #3 of 28
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Thx man, i'lltry, but before, for LLC, I have :
-Auto
-Normal
-Level1 (slightly adjust vdroop)
-Level 2(Moderately adjust Vdroop)

Which should I choose?

(sorry, first time OCing biggrin.gif:D:D)
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post #4 of 28
use normal llc and try the 1.28v in bios
and btw what was your bsod code from the prior settings?
it may have been an unstable imc so u may have to up ur qpi voltage.
that is of course it was ur imc but recall the bsod code if u can.
use this to troubleshoot further bsods if u get them (which u will if trying to find the perfect oc):
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/935829-overclockers-bsod-code-list.html
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by LilScrappyD;15610789 
use normal llc and try the 1.28v in bios
and btw what was your bsod code from the prior settings?
it may have been an unstable imc so u may have to up ur qpi voltage.
that is of course it was ur imc but recall the bsod code if u can.
use this to troubleshoot further bsods if u get them (which u will if trying to find the perfect oc):
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/935829-overclockers-bsod-code-list.html

higher QPI resulted, even a notch higher, in BOSD. But leaving it stock was stable. But now, i'm getting 101, which means I need to raise Vcore, but I can't!
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post #6 of 28
right i said if u got unstable imc codes than to increase qpi but if u can keep it at stock all the better! what is cpu-id reporting ur vcore as with llc on and wuts ur current voltage?
post #7 of 28
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I tried your settings(21x, 191 bclk, 1.281...V, llc standard).Started prime, voltage in cpu-z went to 1.2V and it crashed as soon as the load was at 100%...(no bsod)
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post #8 of 28
so ur pc just rebooted but u saw no bsod? you could try a higher vcore in bios as long as you are within temps. u have alot of headroom but if ur iffy about high voltages in bios u could try turning llc off again and running 1.15v + in bios. either way your vcore will increase/decrease as dependent on ur llc setting. i like to have it decrease that way I know the maximum possible vcore it will be.
post #9 of 28
BCLK : 191
CPU multiplier : 21

CPU Vcore : 1.22
QPI/VTT Voltage : 1.25V
PLL : 1.8V
RAM voltage : 1.5V

I like to keep the QPI at 1.25 just in case my IMC needs the extra boost since it barely increases my temps. Now with the vcore, if you're running HT, start at 1.22 then up 2 notches until stable then tighten if you want to. Vdimm (ram voltage) is okay unless in CPU-z look at the SPD and see if your 1600 RAM is supposed to run at 1.5 instead of 1.65. Other than this, you should read some of the guides and trial and error. OCing takes time, and its better to take it slow than rush and destroy your CPU.
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post #10 of 28
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I think I Mmisunderstood vdroop, i was sure it adjusted the voltage upward....So ya, i'll let llc at standard and try 1.3 vcore to see if prime runs.

Thx a lot man !

Should I leave it at 21x 191, or go back at 20x 200?
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