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have you tried placing the drive in the MARVEL slots ? ( kind of an obvious question but still i did not read you mentioning exactly what ports you tried )
or switch the bios ..
Maybe as a last resort try instaling windows only on the 500gb drive and see if the issue still occurs ..
I tried every SATA port on the board. None of them fixed the overclocking problem. I also I tried both GUID Parition Table and Master Boot Record when installing Windows 7 (I originally used MBR on the drive). When I install Windows, I make sure all my other hard drives are unplugged so they don't cause a problem.

I get the same results with any program that shows CPU multiplier. CPUZ, Real Temp and HWMonitor all show the same problem of the CPU multiplier stuck at 34x when the system is under load even though the multiplier is set to 40x.
post #1822 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Jabberslops View Post

I tried every SATA port on the board. None of them fixed the overclocking problem. I also I tried both GUID Parition Table and Master Boot Record when installing Windows 7 (I originally used MBR on the drive). When I install Windows, I make sure all my other hard drives are unplugged so they don't cause a problem.
I get the same results with any program that shows CPU multiplier. CPUZ, Real Temp and HWMonitor all show the same problem of the CPU multiplier stuck at 34x when the system is under load even though the multiplier is set to 40x.

Something I never tried, but try updating harddrive firmware? I mean, that wouldn't make any sense, but seeing as the problem doesn't make any sense, hell, worth a shot...
post #1823 of 6656
Also, I know you said you tested it in game and saw performance differences, but just to make sure it is the CPU and not just programs reporting wrong (who knows why this would happen though...) but test with a CPU benchmark, like superpi? This will clearly tell you the CPU is overclocked or not, results will be different for sure. I only say this because to me, it would make about as much sense for the harddrive causing CPUz to report the wrong values as it would for the harddrive to cause the BIOS to run incorrect values.
post #1824 of 6656
maybe its some sort of bios setting your using that interferes with the drive , show us your settings
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So, I've never purchased a Gigabyte motherboard before, but I'm looking to switch to Intel when I overhaul my PC, and I've heard some excellent things about Gigabyte. I'm considering purchasing the UD5H(unless the sniper substantially drops in price).

Would anybody care to tell me what it is that makes Gigabyte stand out from the crowd, particularly with their z77 motherboards? I've always purchased ASUS motherboards, so I'd love to hear more about what appears to be the other big manufacturer of mobos.
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post #1826 of 6656
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So, I've never purchased a Gigabyte motherboard before, but I'm looking to switch to Intel when I overhaul my PC, and I've heard some excellent things about Gigabyte. I'm considering purchasing the UD5H(unless the sniper substantially drops in price).
Would anybody care to tell me what it is that makes Gigabyte stand out from the crowd, particularly with their z77 motherboards? I've always purchased ASUS motherboards, so I'd love to hear more about what appears to be the other big manufacturer of mobos.

Kind of in the same boat as you. Will be building my first pc soon and I'm leaning towards the UD5H over the Asus V pro but I'm not quite there yet, just need a bit of a nudge to make up my mind.
Edited by Cobalt - 6/2/12 at 3:10pm
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Also, I know you said you tested it in game and saw performance differences, but just to make sure it is the CPU and not just programs reporting wrong (who knows why this would happen though...) but test with a CPU benchmark, like superpi? This will clearly tell you the CPU is overclocked or not, results will be different for sure. I only say this because to me, it would make about as much sense for the harddrive causing CPUz to report the wrong values as it would for the harddrive to cause the BIOS to run incorrect values.

I just used Super Pi and the results have me questioning myself and what I possibly could have done wrong with my previous benchmarking if I did do something wrong. The results from Super Pi show that the CPU is overclocked on my Western Digital drive and is actually slightly faster than my Seagate. I am going to have to do more testing when I have time; I must have screwed up somewhere.

This makes me feel like such a fool, but CPUZ and Real Temp still show 34x when the CPU multiplier is set to 40x and sleep mode still doesn't work properly.
post #1828 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

This. Is. Awesome.
In that case I just ordered 16GB of 2133MHz ram! biggrin.gif
On the way to a friend in America, then stopping at my place in Aus! biggrin.gif
Do we have any proof though?

Proof:

338

F8 Bios
4.6Ghz @ 1.275v, 1866 9-9-9-24-2T @ 1.65v, VTT 1.05 IMC 1.025 PLL 1.8

Prime Custom Blend using Memory to Use: 12800 otherwise stock settings.

3DMark11
3DMark Vantage

The difference between this and 4.5Ghz 1600 9-9-9-24-2T on 3DMark11 was noise (5 points). Vantage, however, was just under 2000 points. Video overclock (GTX 680 1.025/+132%/+50/+75) feels smoother as well. Not as much of a stumble when textures are being slammed in and out or so it looks anyway. Heaven score moved up a little bit so that might be reflecting added smoothness.

(No idea why 3DMark is listing the ram at 1600...boggle)
post #1829 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Jabberslops View Post

I just used Super Pi and the results have me questioning myself and what I possibly could have done wrong with my previous benchmarking if I did do something wrong. The results from Super Pi show that the CPU is overclocked on my Western Digital drive and is actually slightly faster than my Seagate. I am going to have to do more testing when I have time; I must have screwed up somewhere.
This makes me feel like such a fool, but CPUZ and Real Temp still show 34x when the CPU multiplier is set to 40x and sleep mode still doesn't work properly.

Ok, actually, that might not be "bad". I forgot you are only overclocking to 4 GHz, and superpi only uses 1 thread, the stock turbo boost would actually put the results potentially not to far off (i forgot the stock turbo boost of a single core, but it is prob close to 3.8-3.9?). Maybe try overclocking to something like 4.3 (something that is certainly higher than stock) as this would reveal different numbers than stock for sure.

Also, try super pi mod 1.5 if you havn't already, it gives u more accurate times. Do 3-4 runs of say 1M on ALL DEFAULT SETTINGS, get a feel for what your stock results look like, then try a healthier 4.3+ overlock on both harddrives and see what numbers result. While your at it might as well run all default runs on both harddrives as well.

Unfortunately my 2600K build is actually my fathers computer, so I can't tell you what my stock and overclocked results are... Ill be home from college on monday and if need be I can test his PC at stock and at 4.5ghz and tell you what my results are, just for something to compare to.
Edited by {EAC} Shoot em UP - 6/2/12 at 4:40pm
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To anyone with a 2600K on F6.... Got a pretty big problem. My dads mobo decided to reset its BIOS on him. Im not there, didn't see what happened, all I know is he called me today with "missing operating" system on his screen. Ok, his RAID broke (hoping inside a SSD didn't decide to call it quits). Well, i get him into the BIOS, and I c all of the settings are DEFAULT. 100% default, although it didn't load into the 3D BIOS, it loaded into the advanced BIOS. Had him set his XMP RAM settings, got him into RAID mode from AHCI, and the easy stuff like that just to get his PC working again, but then I thought, O yea, I saved a backup of the BIOS with the option there in the last tab. Well, that setting was gone as well. So as far as I can see, the BIOS 100% reset itself. He has never been in the BIOS so he didn't accidentally do it. I know there have been a lot of new BIOS since then, but I don't want him updating the BIOS without me, but I will be home on monday to help him.

First, has anyone had this problem? Its somewhat concerning... Second, what is the best BIOS to update to for the 2600k? At this point, I just want the most stable, overclocking isn't as important as never having this happen again...
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