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Hi guys,
Trying to overclock my CPU.. But keeps crashing on me!! Very frustrating.. Please help me out if you can.. Here are my specs..
I have already flashed my mobo to the newest firmware.

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CPU Intel® Core™ i7-930 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
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post #2 of 71
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I tried this.. but it didn't work... mad.gif

Ai Overclock Tuner.....................[Manual]
CPU Ratio Setting......................[21.0]
Intel(r) SpeedStep(tm) Tech............[Disabled]
Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode...........[Enabled]
BCLK Frequency.........................[191]
PCIE Frequency.........................[100]
DRAM Frequency.........................[DDR3-1531MHz]
UCLK Frequency.........................[3063MHz]
QPI Link Data Rate.....................[Auto]

CPU Voltage Control....................[Manual]
CPU Voltage............................[1.25]
CPU PLL Voltage........................[1.80]
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................[1.25]
IOH Voltage............................[1.14]
IOH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50]
ICH Voltage............................[1.20]
ICH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50]
DRAM Bus Voltage.......................[1.64]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]

Load-Line Calibration..................[Enabled]
CPU Differential Amplitude.............[800mV]
CPU Clock Skew.........................[Delay 300ps]
CPU Spread Spectrum....................[Disabled]
IOH Clock Skew.........................[Auto]
PCIE Spread Spectrum...................[Disabled]

C1E Support............................[Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher....................[Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch...........[Enabled]
Intel(r) Virtualization Tech...........[Disabled]
CPU TM Function........................[Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit....................[Enabled]
Intel(r) HT Technology.................[Enabled]
Active Processor Cores.................[All]
A20M...................................[Disabled]
Intel(r) SpeedStep(tm) Tech............[Disabled]
Intel(r) C-STATE Tech..................[Disabled]
post #3 of 71
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Originally Posted by nitro0602 View Post

I tried this.. but it didn't work... mad.gif

Ai Overclock Tuner.....................[Manual]
CPU Ratio Setting......................[21.0]
Intel(r) SpeedStep(tm) Tech............[Disabled]
Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode...........[Enabled]
BCLK Frequency.........................[191]
PCIE Frequency.........................[100]
DRAM Frequency.........................[DDR3-1531MHz]
UCLK Frequency.........................[3063MHz]
QPI Link Data Rate.....................[Auto]

CPU Voltage Control....................[Manual]
CPU Voltage............................[1.25]
CPU PLL Voltage........................[1.80]
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................[1.25]
IOH Voltage............................[1.14]
IOH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50]
ICH Voltage............................[1.20]
ICH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50]
DRAM Bus Voltage.......................[1.64]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]

Load-Line Calibration..................[Enabled]
CPU Differential Amplitude.............[800mV]
CPU Clock Skew.........................[Delay 300ps]
CPU Spread Spectrum....................[Disabled]
IOH Clock Skew.........................[Auto]
PCIE Spread Spectrum...................[Disabled]

C1E Support............................[Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher....................[Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch...........[Enabled]
Intel(r) Virtualization Tech...........[Disabled]
CPU TM Function........................[Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit....................[Enabled]
Intel(r) HT Technology.................[Enabled]
Active Processor Cores.................[All]
A20M...................................[Disabled]
Intel(r) SpeedStep(tm) Tech............[Disabled]
Intel(r) C-STATE Tech..................[Disabled]


What is your CPU stock stock voltage???? Also, did you slowly increase your bclk and voltage. OR did you just set Bclk at 191 and voltage at 1.25????
 
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You need to up your vcore. I would set it at around 1.35 and see what multi you can get stable.
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Not sure about the stock voltage of my cpu?? Kinda new at this.. lol
I just set it at 191 and voltage at 1.25.. bad idea? wubsmiley.gif

Thanks for getting back to me smile.gif
post #6 of 71
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Originally Posted by OcN13 View Post

You need to up your vcore. I would set it at around 1.35 and see what multi you can get stable.

You mean changing this to 1.35.. sorry not sure which one is vcore kookoo.gif
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................[1.25]
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Originally Posted by bustacap22 View Post

What is your CPU stock stock voltage???? Also, did you slowly increase your bclk and voltage. OR did you just set Bclk at 191 and voltage at 1.25????

Not sure about the stock voltage of my cpu?? Kinda new at this.. lol
I just set it at 191 and voltage at 1.25.. bad idea? wubsmiley.gif

Thanks for getting back to me smile.gif
post #8 of 71
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Originally Posted by nitro0602 View Post

Not sure about the stock voltage of my cpu?? Kinda new at this.. lol
I just set it at 191 and voltage at 1.25.. bad idea? wubsmiley.gif

Thanks for getting back to me smile.gif

1.35 volts is fine as long as you have the proper cooling for it to not go over 80C at full load, I have my Xeon w3520 right now running at 1.375v the max safe voltage for the chip.

And no your not crazy for trying 1.25, my i7 920 D0 could do 4ghz at 1.2v flat for the first couple of years, but that was a great chip I got. Looks like your 930 isnt as lucky to need low volts but yeah I say move it up toe 1.3v and see what u can get stable.
 
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1.35 volts is fine as long as you have the proper cooling for it to not go over 80C at full load, I have my Xeon w3520 right now running at 1.375v the max safe voltage for the chip.

And no your not crazy for trying 1.25, my i7 920 D0 could do 4ghz at 1.2v flat for the first couple of years, but that was a great chip I got. Looks like your 930 isnt as lucky to need low volts but yeah I say move it up toe 1.3v and see what u can get stable.

Okay.. so just to make sure I understand..

CPU Voltage............................[1.25]
to
CPU Voltage............................[1.30]

Want to make sure I don't change QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................[1.25] to 1.30
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Welcome to OCN!! I see you're already getting some sound advice. Banedox did mean for you to adjust your CPU Voltage. When you're increasing or deceasing voltages, try to do so in small increments until you reach stability. Also, check your error codes when you crash. They can give you a good indication which voltages need to be tweaked. Make sure you check out this thread...

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