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Hi again, I was wondering what people here thought of EZTune 6. I know little about ocing and I used the "Auto Tune" function and with little trouble it seemed to up my speeds (have the UD5H+i5 3550) from default 3.3ghz to 4.3 and with a bclk of 104.8

Is this safe for me? 4298.2 MHz to 1223.4 MHz is what the CPU clock seems to jump between and I also can't tell which gauge I should be looking at for CPU temp... I don't have the best cooling system so I would like to keep settings modest so that I can still play games with my avg level fans. I feel like I used a fair amount of thermal paste (small pea sized amt) and I have 3 case fans +stock heatsink.

I want to be able to use EZTune because it seems like a nice program and I know about adjusting settings in small doses to check stability but is there anything I should look out for with this program?

I took SIN's suggestion of 1.22v and since it fixed my issues I'd rather stick to it than tweak that number further. Maybe I want to mess with a few other things but I just never want to get to any points of no return and brick my nice board.


My multiplier seems to be set to a max of 39 but jumps around to 14 and 20 and stuff... also I'm not sure which temp to look at but CPU FAN is at 1313 rpm? The bar is red, is that bad?

Also my cpu temp itself is at 30 (in the blue) but PCH is 68 and System is 51... are those bad? I don't know if I should trust this cpu temp monitor because I'm also running Speedfan and it says CPU 73c, GPU 76c.

I was playing Skyrim on max settings for an hour or so but I stopped an hour ago... should have cooled off by now :\
Edited by Resilga - 5/13/12 at 1:54pm
post #1142 of 6656
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Originally Posted by homestyle View Post

I'm trying to decide between the
D3H
UD3H
UD5H
What are the differences between the 3 besides cosmetic and ports, etc?
Can all 3 handle a good overclock to 4.6-5.0?


U = Double copper PCB, lower temps on the Mofets PCB, better electric regulation for OC.
D = Durable Solid JP Capacitors, longer lifetime, and cooler than standard capacitors

Both UD3H and UD5H will probably be better in terms in overclocking and will have similar results on regular air overclocking save for maybe 100MHz difference in OC...but it really ultimately depends on the chip and less on the motherboard.

The UD3 has shown to be a good overclocking board, UD5 is just a bit more over a already good motherboard.
Edited by Dhalmel - 5/13/12 at 2:27pm
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I have no clue, having a hard time understanding the difference myself. Turbo, SpeedStep, the two halt states, what's the difference. I'm ready to accept that I don't understand it and just try to get the speed and temps that I feel good about, however I manage to get em.
Sorry for double posting, will try to avoid in the future.


I sent you a link that explains the halt states, it was a few pages back. Turbo is opposite of halt. Put the voltage on Normal and then set an offset if you want the CPU to downvolt when idle. I already went through this with another user in posts all around yours and this has also been addressed many times over in this thread.



Mandrix was correct, 40X is 40X.... just pick a path. The only wrong path is using too much voltage.
Edited by Polyspecific - 5/13/12 at 2:43pm
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Originally Posted by Resilga View Post

Hi again, I was wondering what people here thought of EZTune 6. I know little about ocing and I used the "Auto Tune" function and with little trouble it seemed to up my speeds (have the UD5H+i5 3550) from default 3.3ghz to 4.3 and with a bclk of 104.8
Is this safe for me? 4298.2 MHz to 1223.4 MHz is what the CPU clock seems to jump between and I also can't tell which gauge I should be looking at for CPU temp... I don't have the best cooling system so I would like to keep settings modest so that I can still play games with my avg level fans. I feel like I used a fair amount of thermal paste (small pea sized amt) and I have 3 case fans +stock heatsink.
I want to be able to use EZTune because it seems like a nice program and I know about adjusting settings in small doses to check stability but is there anything I should look out for with this program?
I took SIN's suggestion of 1.22v and since it fixed my issues I'd rather stick to it than tweak that number further. Maybe I want to mess with a few other things but I just never want to get to any points of no return and brick my nice board.
My multiplier seems to be set to a max of 39 but jumps around to 14 and 20 and stuff... also I'm not sure which temp to look at but CPU FAN is at 1313 rpm? The bar is red, is that bad?
Also my cpu temp itself is at 30 (in the blue) but PCH is 68 and System is 51... are those bad? I don't know if I should trust this cpu temp monitor because I'm also running Speedfan and it says CPU 73c, GPU 76c.
I was playing Skyrim on max settings for an hour or so but I stopped an hour ago... should have cooled off by now :\

disable C1E, EIST, and C3/C6 if you don't want the multiplier to jump. Also you can disable turbo and set the multiplier to 43x with that 1.22v you have set.
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yea i think they messed up the naming really quick.
hey roach why do you use that audio card? is it really better than the ALC898+Line Drivers?

How is a hardware sound implementation going to be worse than a software codec that uses CPU power?
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I see your point, but is it going to hurt to try it, the realtek codec isn't that bad, it has very good specs. People say it sounds pretty good. It is the ALC898 it is the top most audio codec in use on most boards today, just started to be used with X79 boards. It is much better than ALC892 which was very popular, and ALC889 which is better than ALC892, but which didn't support XF-I. Things have come a long way. Try it and see how it is, you board has amplifiers too and the decoupling isn't that bad for the audio on the UD5H. From my tests even at 24bit/96khz it is very good. The Audigy is a old card and might give hardware compatibility issues, that is why i suggest just giving the on board a chance, i mean it is a chip. Sure it will use the memory resources of the CPU, but it isn't all that bad.

BTW i also have the same sound card you have, mine died a few years ago, but i still have that front panel thingy. I wish it worked, beucase that front panel thing looks pretty sick.
Edited by Sin0822 - 5/13/12 at 4:27pm
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Sin is the most helpful guy on the internet I think. Thanks man, I'll definitely try your suggestions.
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currently runnnig 2500k @ 4.1ghz vcore @ 1.215 in BIOS, getting 1.3661 VID @ load with real temp LLC set to "turbo" CPU-Z shows 1.212

idles @ 28-30, load 50.


how's this look to everyone? it's passed the custom prime95's, going to up multi and try again just wanted to see if I'm on the right track?
post #1149 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

I see your point, but is it going to hurt to try it, the realtek codec isn't that bad, it has very good specs. People say it sounds pretty good. It is the ALC898 it is the top most audio codec in use on most boards today, just started to be used with X79 boards. It is much better than ALC892 which was very popular, and ALC889 which is better than ALC892, but which didn't support XF-I. Things have come a long way. Try it and see how it is, you board has amplifiers too and the decoupling isn't that bad for the audio on the UD5H. From my tests even at 24bit/96khz it is very good. The Audigy is a old card and might give hardware compatibility issues, that is why i suggest just giving the on board a chance, i mean it is a chip. Sure it will use the memory resources of the CPU, but it isn't all that bad.
BTW i also have the same sound card you have, mine died a few years ago, but i still have that front panel thingy. I wish it worked, beucase that front panel thing looks pretty sick.

Sin,

Do you think an analog gaming headset like say Corsair 1300 would work good with this board? I need to find a headset and not sure if I should go Analog or USB. I am not a huge sound guy just want to hear my games in great audio?

http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-1300-analog-gaming-headset.html


Vengeance 1300: Your sound card meets its match

If you have a high-end sound card, the Vengeance 1300 will do it justice. If your audio card has CMSS™-3D or a similar 3D audio system, you’ll hear the subtle midband positional cues that you need to enjoy accurate 3D audio and play your best. Is your enemy behind you and to the left, or to the right? Are they behind a wall, or do they have you in their crosshairs? Gaming sound designers work hard to make audio sound great, and your high-end sound card and Vengeance 1300 are a great combination for making that happen.




Does the Realtek 898 have CMSS?
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I don't think it does, you can look at it more, you have the board, install the creative XF-I suite and see if it is there, if it is then its just software emulation of the creative tech. IMO just get an analog normal headphones, IDK about Corsairs, they should be fine.

I have some sennheiser headphones they are pretty cool have bass tubes and all. http://www.sennheiserusa.com/pro-gamer-headset-usb-pc-skype-voip they are expensive tho. They aren't made for gaming, aka. they don't' have a microphone.
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