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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by AlbertMwugabi View Post

a vCore of 1.344 shouldn't make your chip run that hot. Mine is clocked (and has been the last 6 months) at 4.5GHz with 1.328v according to CPU-z, thinks it's at about 1.35v in BIOS and it never exceeds 65c even after hours of 100% load during rendering.
When i was finding my stable clock i noticed as soon as i enabled LLC, it needed more vCore to be stable, don't know why, but when i'm getting closer to 5GHz, LLC helps A LOT.
Just googled a bit on your board and it seems, just like you say, that the only way to change vCore is by changing the Dynamic vCore, DVID. So i would try fiddling around with that for a while, with the LLC turned off.

Funny I should read this as I just got done doing exactly that.

With LLC turned off, I bumped up the DVID slowly from 1.24v.
When I reached 1.38v I immediately stopped and decided to put DVID back on Auto and LLC back on Level 1.

At 1.38v I BSOD under a 1 minute load, and the temps were only in the late 60c range.

Though during this period CPU-z states my Core Voltage is only 1.044v. I read somewhere that CPU-z isn't compatible with this board. I may be starting to believe that.

Edit: Should I progress past 1.38v?
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Shiieldz View Post

Funny I should read this as I just got done doing exactly that.
With LLC turned off, I bumped up the DVID slowly from 1.24v.
When I reached 1.38v I immediately stopped and decided to put DVID back on Auto and LLC back on Level 1.
At 1.38v I BSOD under a 1 minute load, and the temps were only in the late 60c range.
Though during this period CPU-z states my Core Voltage is only 1.044v. I read somewhere that CPU-z isn't compatible with this board. I may be starting to believe that.
Edit: Should I progress past 1.38v?

As long as your temps are good you could always try to go past 1.38, but it seems very high for a 4.5GHz clock, but as always with CPU's you could get one from a bad batch that need crazy amount of vCore.

I'm not fully sure how load line calibration works on Gigabyte motherboards since ASUS uses a different way of setting it. doh.gif Gonna try find anything on it.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by AlbertMwugabi View Post

As long as your temps are good you could always try to go past 1.38, but it seems very high for a 4.5GHz clock, but as always with CPU's you could get one from a bad batch that need crazy amount of vCore.
I'm not fully sure how load line calibration works on Gigabyte motherboards since ASUS uses a different way of setting it. doh.gif Gonna try find anything on it.

I'm scared that LLC is making my vCore go past 1.38, I find it very odd that 1.38 is not enough.
I'm set in stone that this is my number that I don't want to go past, as a 4.5ghz overclock is just experimental for the tasks I'm aiming for.
post #24 of 29
I found a good article and a good thread that describes how and what the different LLC levels does. First over is over at Overclock3D and the second one is at Hardwarecanucks. Have you tried any other LLC setting then level 1? just to see what happens.

If the max vCore you wanna have is 1.38, i wouldn't risk going over that number, i would just aim for a lower clock in that case. smile.gif
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by AlbertMwugabi View Post

I found a good article and a good thread that describes how and what the different LLC levels does. First over is over at Overclock3D and the second one is at Hardwarecanucks. Have you tried any other LLC setting then level 1? just to see what happens.
If the max vCore you wanna have is 1.38, i wouldn't risk going over that number, i would just aim for a lower clock in that case. smile.gif

What numbers do you recommend?
Perhaps 4.2?
I haven't tried any other setting than level 1. I have no idea how to even measure what it's doing, that's why I haven't changed it.

Though according to this LLC Level 1 = 1.296v at Idle & 1.200v at Load

Yet my vCore states it's 1.344v in the BiOS.
CPU-Z states 1.044v, and doesn't change during load.

Speed Fan


I fear the sensors on this board may not be working properly, though the BiOS readings are accurate.
post #26 of 29
Doesn't gigabyte have a program of there own to monitor voltages and such i remember back when i had one it did.
Try going that route!
post #27 of 29
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Doesn't gigabyte have a program of there own to monitor voltages and such i remember back when i had one it did.
Try going that route!

Any idea what the tool was named? Can't find it on google.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Shiieldz View Post

Any idea what the tool was named? Can't find it on google.

EasyTune 6 (ET6).
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

EasyTune 6 (ET6).

EasyTune 6 doesn't launch for me. It will start up with a splash screen that says "Loading".
Once it's done loading it simply closes down.

Also, Temps are better now, down a few degrees since the fan reseat.
Though I had a BSOD last night, and it wasn't under load.
So I decided to revert back to 3.4ghz stock.
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