Originally Posted by Naviblue
So Sin, I took your settings and applied them. With uncore back down to x40, I went for bust and failed, I tried using x46 multi and BSOD 3 seconds into AIDA64. SO then I tried x45 multi, it ran for 25 mins no problem with XMP 2400mhz and DRAM voltage at 1.65v. This looks to be my CPU's capability and no more.
Only one last test to go, that's the "leave it alone overnight" test and see how it goes. I'm crossing my fingers that it won't crash overnight, wish me luck. I'll give it 5 days and if there's no restart, I'm keeping the motherboard and staying with this setting.
interesting, i know for me 46x is too much heat even with the same VCore as the 45x, haswell's power draw scales pretty bad with increased multiplier, they have more impact than voltage.
Can you tell me, windows update is off, right? Also you might want to bump up system agent to 1.2v and try increasing your PCH to 1.15v as well. Your BCLK is on auto or you set 100.00? I would leave it on auto. You can also try using a divider, but remember to decrease all your multipliers, sometimes some CPus like the divider better and will require less vcore. Anyways my OC guide is done but ima let dino and hicookie look at it before i post it, hopefully tomorrow.
Originally Posted by amtbr
2 140mm Noctua NF-A14 FLX in the front and then a 120 Noctua NF-S12A in the back. I was running the 140s off Sys Fan 2 and 3 and they really wouldn't work unless I did fan calibration in easy tune. They kept trying to spin, like a half arsed spin then give up.
So here is what I did, in case anyone else looks at this thread. I concluded Sys Fan 2/3 either doesn't supply enough juice or just are borked so I am running my 2 140mm front fans through my H100i, my 2 fans on my H100i through my h100i, and my 120 mm rear fan through Sys Fan 1. This works well. I was hoping to control all the fans under one program, but I decided to just let the BIOS run my rear 120 mm and use Corsair Link 2 to control the rest. This actually works pretty well, I didn't realize how nice the Corsair Link 2 software is, much better than Gigabyte's software. Ultimately, not very happy that a $200 "premium" motherboard can't do something so simple as run fans, but in the end its a minor gripe.
I finally have my system up and running, and I have to say, other than the minor fan issue, I really like my M5. Granted, I haven't done any overclocking, but everything has been smooth sailing so far. I do notice a difference in the sound quality, I came from a standard creative xfi-gamer card and the onboard sound is much better than my old card.
Thanks for the help Sin.
Well glad you figured something out. i didn't know you even would have control over those two other fan headers as the Sniper 5 has totally different fan control. GBT traditionally didn't have very good fan control on their motherboards, they just didn't offer more than 1 or 2 headers with control over them and the rest were just on auto voltages depending on what they programmed. The headers you are using prob don't get enough voltage. They are working on easytune to get it to apply your fan settings automatically on boot up.
Originally Posted by graskar
Seems like this board have other issues to, sometimes Windows 8 won't regonice the core3di chip on my MB.. And sometimes it will.
Really strange should I RMA?
That is very odd, i would check with GTS(gigabyte tech support), you might want to install and uninstall your Core3Di drivers, also this is a fresh install of windows 8, right?
Originally Posted by kaihau
I just RMA'd my CPU. We'll see how the next one does.
Yea prob not that much better, BTW was your CPU from costa rica or malaysia?
Originally Posted by Huigie
I only use the AIDA64 stress test as per advice from J.J. Guerrero from Asus. Stress tests not optimized for a certain chip will hurt it. Its just silly to stress test a cpu for hours and hours when you wil never use it like that irl.
Yea Intel recommended using AIDA with ivy bridge and so forth. Either way AIDA just stresses different parts of the CPU more efficiently, but with ivy bridge it prob isn't uncommon to open up BF3 and have your system BDOS even after you stressed a long time with a stress tester lol.