Originally Posted by EarlZ
Your easy template puts the Uncore at what speed?
if you set 35x it will automatically increase to 39/40x, so I just used auto, however you might want to minimize uncore to 34x that will set 34x or even 30x, then clok up CPU, stabilize the CPU and then increase the uncore and as you increase the uncore increase vRing upto 1.25v max.
I am working on more profiles for that, I have a new one now for maximizing XMP with DRAM and higher CPU clocks, it trades off Vcore for vRing and works a bit with the VIN.
Originally Posted by Forceman
Not disputing what you said, or trying to argue, just mentioning that Asus didn't say anything about VCCSA in their unofficial guide. But that brings up an interesting point - could you give them some feedback that info like that (that VCCSA controls the IMC voltage) would be really useful as a tooltip/help text for the BIOS (that stuff that shows up at the bottom when you click on the option). Might help stop a lot of confusion and questions.
Anyway, my VID in the BIOS, optimized defaults, is 1.196V. I loaded the F6i BIOS, and GTL (thanks for posting the comment about the uncore, by the way, I was wondering why it was 40 even though I set 35 in the BIOS) and it appears uncore may be at least part of my problem. I put VRIN to 2.0, LLC to Turbo, set the XMP profile, set Vcore to 1.335V, and CPU Ratio to 45. Then changed uncore to 35 via GTL and I was able to pass IBT at both Standard and High (still failing at Very High after 5 passes or so for some reason, could be the temp creeping up as the water warms up but I was outside when it failed).
Changed uncore to 40 and it failed almost immediately in Standard. Bumped Vring to 1.10 and 40 uncore worked, but 45 failed immediately. Upped Vring to 1.15 and 45 still failed immediately. So it seems like I might be better off just working with the uncore at 40. Right now I'm testing with Vring at 1.1V and 40 on the uncore. I'm going to run Aida while I make dinner and see what happens, then try to figure out why IBT works on High but fails on Very High.
1.196 is pretty high
But it is okay your OCins't so bad, IMO if you can't do 4.5ghz stable I would exchange it. Also you might want to see what the max OC is, use GTL and try 1.4v and see how high you can increase the multiplier in windows, you might need EIST enabled to do this. You can also use much more vring, try 1.2v if you wish, but it will increase your temperatures, just increasing Uncore alone 500mhz will increase your temperatures 3-5C.
it is okay man no hard feelings.
Also their unofficial guide does mention system agent, you are talking about shamino's guide right? It is about the M6E and in a PDF only. his should supersede any of their other guides as he designs the MVIE, if you check his guide he talks about system agent. But for instance: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?33386-Asus-Z87-Deluxe-problem/page2
at the bottom of the page the guy said he had to manually set all those voltages. Then goto the next page and check the third post and you will see how he says on GBT(Z87X-OC) the auto voltages for those work. On ASUS's boards I bet their Auto voltage for SA works well, because it is important to set all 3 of those voltages. System Agent provides voltage in general to the part of the CPU that contains the IMC, the specific analog and digital CPU IO voltages provide to those regions as well, so it is important to set all of them at the same levels as some of the subsections will share parts and voltages. Also earlier you were talking about how you were a bit depressed about not being able to do 45x, well look here this guy can't either and he is using a asus z87: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1765130
. There was a guy in the G1.Sniper 5 club, i think his max was 43x and he RMAed his CPU or exchanged it and got a 45x stable CPU. I think it sends a good message to Intel, start increasing your quality! But it really is the lottery now. I am coming out with a new OC settings for 45x, I will have them posted tomorrow. For tonight I am tired.
DINOs: i will set up the guide on my site soon, and just use those links for your images. Are none of my images working for you either?