Originally Posted by Kana-Maru
It's no problem man. These 2000Mhz RAM modules are simply giving me a headache. I'll be updating info on those very soon. Tighter RAM timings makes a big difference regardless of the clock speed. My L5639@4.0Ghz was pulling 10.22 pts. After I tightened my RAM and ran test to make sure everything was stable, I scored 10.37 pts. Maybe minor to some people, but it made my score much better. Clock speed does matter as well, but a lot of top scores come from the correct timings. No matter if the timings are loose or tight. It depends on the CPU, platform, RAM and settings. In your case getting your RAM frequency right, then tightening the speeds will matter the most on the X58. Of course once you get comfortable with your OC CPU speed to make sure everything is stable.
Your QPI is fine for now. A =stock X5660 w/ 1333Mhz RAM will outperforms the i7-930 @ 4Ghz easily. You have a upgrade, it's just problem isn't with the CPU it's elsewhere. You are bottlenecking something and I'll try to help. In the meantime set your X5660 to stock settings and run those benchmarks again with CPU-Z screenshots on the RAM and CPU info.
I'll try to get you some settings to test out based on your current voltage. I'm using a different board, but I'm sure you'll understand everything.
Ok, I just dont really know how to "Tweak my timings" Hence the problem. I just booted and had to lower my BLCK 3 times since it would not boot at 4.5GHZ. I am not sure if its a timing issue but I changed
QPI to 1.335V
CPU Vcore to 1.3125V
BCLK to 189 providing me 4.35GHZ
QPI Link Speed .............................. x36
Uncore Frequency .......................... 18
SPD to 8 (if set to 60 it would not reach 1600 right now it hovers around 800 -1566Photos of settings: (Click to show)
ee if you get the extra multi. 1600MHz ram might limit bclk, but should handle overclocking. (with ddr2 my 1066 would do 1115). Guess I'd test that with ram on Auto, but if you get the extra multi that may not matter.
23 x 200 is 4.6MHz with ram at 1600....
(Allways keep track of what you change so you can revert if the change does not work out.)
Yes I will have to start monitoring changes. I have the stock changes that loaded up to 4ghz from my i7-930.
I will keep a log after this:
Right now I have the multi unlocked at X23
, However, I think the reason I had X13 was so that my memory would not limit my Overclock. Hence when I raised it to 1600mhz the system would not boot. I was able to lower the BLCK to 189 which gives me 4.35GHZ (not 4.5
, and it boots going to run an intel burn test.
I think the Ram could be holding back the O/C or is influencing it since right now at stock temps I am around 29-40C at full load I started to reach 70C.
Now my case is not full cooled since its lying on the floor but I need to take a cat nap be back in 3 hrs. Let me know what you think is the next step mind is groggy nowEdited by dpoverlord - 3/4/14 at 2:47am