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So what do you want to see in one? i am writing one now, but here is the input i am looking for: Do you want scaling? in terms of MHz, Voltages, and others? You want to see power consumption scaling at the 8-pin connector? You want to see whether higher BLCK or multi is better? Or whether memory is better with lower speed and tighter timings or opposite?

Stuff like that, give me suggestions so i can make it better for you!
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Definitely memory speed vs timings, that's a big one.

And maybe things like voltage scaling at certain clocks...
    
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I'm more curious about memory speed from 1600Mhz to 2400Mhz in Quad Channel. As i'm buying an X79 build myself soon and not sure if going 2133Mhz+ will be the sensible way to go. Influence on timings would also be a welcomed addition. Also, 16GB/32GB or 64GB memory combinations to test a RAMDISK setup.
 
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post #4 of 8
Everything you wrote should be in it. The key voltages and their scaling over the increased MHz. It would also be nice to have a comparison of different mobos since it seems that some enhance the chances of a higher overclock.
The amount of RAM and the voltages that might need to be increased to handle it.
Respect that you want to write the guide but imho it is very difficult when one doesn`t have the same mobo.
But the most important would be the "ratio" of BLCK to multi. To find the balance between them.
Maybe a comparison with a benchmark like cinebench. Like X voltage for Y GHz, result Z points. This over a range of MHz.
So it is possible to see that at a certain point the voltage has to be increased by XX% to get XY GHZ but this results only in YZ% performance increase. This way it is easier to figure out which GHz are "enough".
Maybe even a temp comparison included.

Wow, sorry mate. So many things that really need to be covered because the other reviews lack of that information.
But be sure your rep count will explode smile.gif

We would also need a wicked man that tests the save voltages and when the CPU starts do degrade. And this with several chips.
Anyone got a spare million dollars?
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I would like to see your recommended OC guide. If you have examples of what works better, that should be the guide. I'm am looking into getting the 3960k and a X79 setup for at work. Not really interested for it at home as my M4E works great and I'm waiting on Ivy. I use Autodesk Inventor at work and the new 2012 version is multi-threaded for up to 16cores on the program and 32cores rendering. I have a 950 @ 4ghz and it's not the fastest at rendering HQ pics at 4000x3000 res with highest AA set. Some take me 40mins. I would be very interested in what memory works better also. I have 12gigs of Dominator 1600mhz C8 in my work pc now. Maybe I just get another 4gig kit to go with it or get new ram if you see that it makes a big difference.

Much appreciation for taking the time that you always do to provide us with your tips

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post #6 of 8
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Yea i mean I wrote that guide on here for SB OC guide, I don't just give templates, i write about teh theories invloved with everything, and i write it to that it applies to many boards, not just one. Now that the GB boards and ASUS have the same PWM, their settings for those shoudl be near each other, and the explainations i think would help people understand what certain things do. Now on all SB boards you have to use turbo, and the multiplier are all the same, so the setting should be the same. i know a ton about R4E OCing and UD7 OCing so i was going to give tips on both.

in terms of mobo's OCing differently, chips OC different too, and the BIOS on many boards, excluding ASUS need a lot of work in general(MSi being the wrost, and GB being the best except for ASUS ATM). I have two X79 boards, a G1 Assassin 2 and X79-UD7, both of which have new BIOSes everyday fixing issues and increasing the OC. So I was waiting for a final release, but they fixed some stupid problems for me, so i am going to get writing the guide this weekend.

BTW what you see with DDR3 2400, that is heavily dependent on the CPU, unlike with SB, SBe's memory controller either does 2400+ or doesn't do over 2350. C0 ES OC memory much better than C1.

no one has really written a guide yet, and many asked me to write them, so i want to know what else to add, here are examples of my past two guides. I have had this SBe system since abotu a week before launch, but it wasn't enough time to write everything in.
Sandy bridge: http://www.overclock.net/t/910467/the-ultimate-sandy-bridge-oc-guide-p67a-ud7-performance-review
Bulldozer: http://www.overclock.net/t/1140459/bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming

Anything I could use to improve them would be helpful.
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You know the boards best. The SB guide was easy place to start OCing. The other x58 UD5/UD7 thread had some templates that helped me alot on my current board. It really helped to see some other settings that others where using. If you are having a General topic of OC for all x79 for your new guide. It could really turn into a nice thread if more people contribute with there settings this is what makes OCN what it is everyone contributing. The SB OC guide was some what like this but you had to read through hundreds of threads to find someone with a board like yours that is trying to get a similar OC. so adding a section in the second post or first post with templates and boards listed with users settings or just list of boards with links to post where there is some discussion on a particular board would make it a go to thread for people overclocking any x79 board. But this would add more work of maintaining the thread alot more work so it may not be worth the hassle. This is a suggestion. But as for the technical stuff I don't have much to add everything you say in guides are helpful and I can't think what to add.
 
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mostly interested in OCing with blck to see whether it has any advantage over multi, dont really care about any power draw figures. Also would be nice to see what OC you can achieve with 1.3, 1.35, 1.4 - common voltages that people actually use because hitting say 5ghz @ 1.512v for example is rather useless info since large majority of people wouldnt use such voltages anyway
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