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@Adhmuz why would I increase voltages when the test passes? The IBT, Cinebench and Intel CPU Diagnostic Utility all pass, so I guess the volts are OK. Look at how Kana-Maru uses barely more than 1.4 to get to 4.6! Also, you have a lot more RAM which is also faster I guess, that requires a higer amount of VTT as well.

Can this low score be caused by just the RAM being @ 1200 MHz?

How good are the cache and memory scores for the core, uncre and mem frequencies shown?

Different chips, different motherboards, all require different settings, some people are lucky, Kana in particular, also he has some secret technique that people keep referring to, something about passing the chips over the legs of a virgin or something. Kana-Maru is also running 24GB of RAM from the looks of his system specs, so I'm starting to doubt that plays much of a roll, perhaps the speed, but even then your results from Aida are not that terrible.

Here's my Aida Cache & Memory Results.



And I did some 1280x768 testing, it looks nearly identical to your buddy's results to me, don't forget he's on a server that doesn't allow explosions which makes a huge difference in a game like this. Just look how smooth the line gets when the gameplay calms down.

This leads me to believe you have an issues with the motherboard itself being janky as heck, or the CPU you got was toast before you even started hence the low GFlop results you're getting from IBT, set it completely to stock, automatic settings and run IBT again and post those results if you do not mind.

EDIT: I was referring to voltages besides the Vcore, although you could just humor me and bump it up a little and run IBT again to see if it changes things, it's not going to hurt.
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Niiice mate, this time we're onto something real! Very consistent; you see, consistency is what I'm aiming for regarding BF3 frametimes.

Though when you get revived, there is a significant increase in the CPU frametimes; meaning teh CPU can't handle this load or the game is poorly written.

I have a stock run of AIDA64 cachemem here (both 4 GHz and stock below):




IBT @ stock later. What are the normal scores?

Yeah, thing is no computer service is going to test and debugfor my complaint of "low GFLOPS on overclock" or even "on stock" sicne the PC is funcitoning fine by definition. I have another X58 at home though, maybe I will be allowed to test the CPU there one day. It's an ASUS P6T SE with OEM RAM, running an i7 920 @ stock.
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Crazy night owl, follow my lead like I asked

Set your block 200
Ram just try pushing 1600, set the timings to 9-9-9-24-1t
Set uncore to whatever multi get you 3200
The qpi link speed to the lowest allowable speed
Multi set to 20

Set your
Vcore to 1.365
Your PLL to 1.8
QPI/VTT or whatever your bios call it to 1.35V
Dram bus to 1.65v

Vdroop may need to be set aggressively

And respond. I'm sure this will get you near 70-80gflops smile.gif
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Here's my x5660 running completely on auto settings in the BIOS, and this is why this motherboard is junk, look at how high it sets my Vcore, that can't be normal.

But at least it should give you somewhat of a baseline for your CPU at stock, or very similar to my settings.



I'll do the same if I can with GENXLR's settings he just posted to compare.

EDIT: Results are in



This is more or less with GENXLR's recommended settings, great prediction on the GFlops range, it's almost right in the middle.

With minor changes to voltages

Vcore - 1.3750 in BIOS but it drops to 1.3520 when loaded by IBT
QPI/VTT - 1.3625
RAM - 1.5250

Now I don't know if the chip is breaking in, or just loosening up, but all my voltages have been getting lower the more I do this compared to when I first got the CPU, I'm not complaining but it seems really strange that having tried most of these setting months ago yielded completely different results. Almost like I got it real hot last week and now with my AC installed it's loving lower voltages with the lower ambient temperature in my basement.
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GENXLR,

Set your block 200 - OK
Ram just try pushing 1600, set the timings to 9-9-9-24-1t - won't help, but I'm going to try it once. doesn't boot at 1600 even with 1.65V and timings set to 1866, i.e. 10 or 11. 1400 MHz is the barrier.
Set uncore to whatever multi get you 3200 - OK
The qpi link speed to the lowest allowable speed - slow mode or 4800 GT/s? Slow mode makes GPU performance drop a lot, tested.
Multi set to 20 - OK

Set your
Vcore to 1.365 - if i set to this, I'm going to get this + 0.05V, i.e over 1.4V, with vdroop "unsafe". Is that normal for 4.0? I think not.
Your PLL to 1.8 - looks like default, OK
QPI/VTT or whatever your bios call it to 1.35V - on the edge, but OK for 1 run
Dram bus to 1.65v - as I said, doesn't help the RAM, and it's rated at 1.5V, not sure how it handles higher voltage. Can try once again, though.

Vdroop may need to be set aggressively - this adds +0.05V unconditionally on my board, so I guess I need to subtract 0.05V from 1.365V to get 1.315V and set that in BIOS.

Moreover, look at Skorpn with his 1.25V for 4.0! Well alright, I have 1.294V required to do 4.0, but why as high as 1.365V? (I'll try once, but the temps will end up throttling the CPU, I bet, the cooling is lacking at the moment.)
Edited by CrazyNightOwl - 5/31/16 at 1:57pm
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Skorpns results are unloaded if I recall. I believe he had dynamic vcore. Also try and avoid QPI over 1.35v, I have my QPI/vtt at 1.3 I think, and your CPU QPI speed should be fast not slow but the other setting should be 4800, anything else won't post.

Judging by your results, your chip is fine, just need some new ram tongue.gif

Cooling is an issue? Grab an airduster, turn it upside, hit go and let it rip, cheap LN2 xD
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Cooling is an issue? Grab an airduster, turn it upside, hit go and let it rip, cheap LN2 xD

biggrin.gif You will be coughing and choking for days.
    
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Vdroop may need to be set aggressively - this adds +0.05V unconditionally on my board, so I guess I need to subtract 0.05V from 1.365V to get 1.315V and set that in BIOS.

Moreover, look at Skorpn with his 1.25V for 4.0! Well alright, I have 1.294V required to do 4.0, but why as high as 1.365V? (I'll try once, but the temps will end up throttling the CPU, I bet, the cooling is lacking at the moment.)

I had the previous generation of your board, the EVGA X58 SLI, the multicolored one that came out in 2008 if I recall correctly, it was a pretty easy board to overclock with, at least it's what I had been using for years with first my i7 920 and then my i7 960, both easily hit 4.2GHz on it. I don't remember the vdroop control adding that much voltage but used it extensively, but then those CPUs needed far less voltage as well, maybe it was also the motherboard being really good.

Here's what my settings were back in the days of my 920



I burned the **** out of that CPU and as I've been saying (along with others), it did not shorten it's life expectancy, that was back in 2009 and that CPU is still going strong to this very day on that same motherboard...

How hot is "too hot" for you? What heatsink are you using on your CPU that is not allowing you to push it very far?

Here's me running IBT for over an hour on my 960, another chip that still works great to this day.



Also great to compare to the Hexacore CPUs, much higher GFlops scores.
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OK GENXLR so I've spent a good hour headbanging.. aaskull.gif

I've posted twice or three times with those 1.65V and +175mV QPI, as well as 1600MHz RAM with 9-9-9-24-1T (on my board, 1.65V means 1.62V - it adds +0.03V! and the QPI adjustment gives me exactly 1.35V).. then once Cinebench froze all but one core, BSOD 0A, BSOD 1E, even BSDO 3B once (weird stuff, that's vCore which is well proven to be 1.282V - 1.294V already), then I decided to go back to work 'cause I have some really important stuff to do this night.

Is it the RAM that needs an upgrade, your bets guys?

WOuld the RAM give me a boost from 60 to 75 GFLOPS? That's a 25% increase, while the ram speed might, well, increase from 1200MHz to 1600MHz, which means a whooping 30%.. is the RAM-FLOPS scaling linear in Linpack? (pun unintended)

Yeah Adhmuz, the board adds +0.05V with vdroop unsafe, and guess what? Right, there's a reversed -0.05V of maximum negative adjustment with vdroop safe. Go figure. Kana-Maru tells us to disable vdroop, well not on this board, it just crashes under load when set up like that. There's no LLC setting or similar stuff.

Re the heatsink: laugh at me, but it's a Scythe Grand Kama Cross II on push-pins, which is currently using.......

hold on to your chairs...

a Cooler Master 120mm case fan.

True story bro! So it's a miracle that this "cooler" can hold low to mid 70's on this chip in Cinebench and others at 4 GHz.

I want to get either a Scythe Ninja (that's getting very, very nice reviews here) or actually get a decent CLC or something from EKWB maybe.. but I'll be feeling really guilty for spending so much on a PC "toy" if I go the water route, so I'm currently at loss about this.
Edited by CrazyNightOwl - 5/31/16 at 3:42pm
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OK GENXLR so I've spent a good hour headbanging.. aaskull.gif

I've posted twice or three times with those 1.65V and +175mV QPI, as well as 1600MHz RAM with 9-9-9-24-1T (on my board, 1.65V means 1.62V - it adds +0.03V! and the QPI adjustment gives me exactly 1.35V).. then once Cinebench froze all but one core, BSOD 0A, BSOD 1E, even BSDO 3B once (weird stuff, that's vCore which is well proven to be 1.282V - 1.294V already), then I decided to go back to work 'cause I have some really important stuff to do this night.

maybe try 9-9-9-27-2T
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Is it the RAM that needs an upgrade, your bets guys?

Well to be honest 6GB won't really cut it anymore as it is, in BF3 my system is using 5.8GB of RAM so I can only imagine at 6GB your getting heaving paging which never helps. Get yourself a nice kit of 12GB that can handle at least 1600 MHz
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WOuld the RAM give me a boost from 60 to 75 GFLOPS? That's a 25% increase, while the ram speed might, well, increase from 1200MHz to 1600MHz, which means a whooping 30%.. is the RAM-FLOPS scaling linear in Linpack? (pun unintended)

Yeah Adhmuz, the board adds +0.05V with vdroop unsafe, and guess what? Right, there's a reversed -0.05V of maximum negative adjustment with vdroop safe. Go figure. Kana-Maru tells us to disable vdroop, well not on this board, it just crashes under load when set up like that. There's no LLC setting or similar stuff.

Re the heatsink: laugh at me, but it's a Scythe Grand Kama Cross II on push-pins, which is currently using.......

hold on to your chairs...

a Cooler Master 120mm case fan.

True story bro! So it's a miracle that this "cooler" can hold low to mid 70's on this chip in Cinebench and others at 4 GHz.

I want to get either a Scythe Ninja (that's getting very, very nice reviews here) or actually get a decent CLC or something from EKWB maybe.. but I'll be feeling really guilty for spending so much on a PC "toy" if I go the water route, so I'm currently at loss about this.

One of these?



Funny enough it's on an x58 gen motherboard in the picture I found... Maybe try a much better fan?

I've been pleasantly surprised by the performance of the Cooler-master Nepton 280L I picked up for use with this Xeon, if you do go the route of closed lood liquid go with the biggest you can afford, or fit in your case, but most single 120mm rad designs are comparable to high end heatsinks such as the big Noctuas or Thermaltake ones. I'm actually curious to know how well my Silver Arrow would fare with this Xeon.

So you need to get yourself a couple things, a good 12GB kit of RAM and a much better heatsink for your CPU, until then there's not much more I can recommend you do.
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