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First OC Help! i7 920 on X58

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello there, first time overclocking here (I'm assuming this is in the right spot.. oddly enough, didn't see a forum dedicated to overclocking haha)! This morning I poured through multiple guides and online discussions trying to find something that would work for me, but nothing seemed to fit. For starters, I tested my VCore at around 1.4 and VTT at 300 (which I read were the primary stability factors), both stable with good temps. Following that, I ran into problems.

My BCLK didn't seem to want to run above ~180 without giving a BSOD 124 upon starting Prime 95. Additionally, I've always had problems getting my RAM to run at a decent speed, and no exceptions here. So basically, I need some serious help! Trying to get a good 3.8 to 4 GHz out of this chip at decent temps, with RAM running at posted speed (1866). Thanks a ton for any help!!


System:
Tt Level 10 GT
EVGA X58 (758 I believe)
i7 920 (C0 Step) w/ CM Hyper 212 Evo
EVGA GTX 770 SC
OCZ Platinum 1866 3x2GB
Corsair TX750w
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
post #2 of 18
Fill in your info on this template

Frequency Control
CPU Clock Ratio ( 20X )
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ( )
MCH Strap ( )
CPU Uncore Frequency (Mhz) ( Mhz { X } )
CPU Clock Skew ( 0 ps )
Spread Spectrum ( Disabled )
PCIE Frequency (Mhz) ( 100 )
OC Recovery ( Enabled )

Memory Feature
Memory Speed ( )
Memory Control Setting ( )
Memory Frequency ( )
Channel Interleave Setting ( )
Rank Interleave Setting ( )
Memory Low Gap ( )
tCL Setting ( )
tRCD Setting ( )
tRP Setting ( )
tRAS Setting ( )
tRFC Setting ( )
Command Rate ( )


Voltage Control
EVGA VDroop Control ( Without VDroop )
CPU VCore ( )
CPU VTT Voltage ( )
CPU PLL VCore ( )
DIMM Voltage ( )
DIMM DQ Vref ( )
QPI PLL VCore ( )
IOH VCore ( )
IOH/ICH I/O Voltage ( )
ICH VCore ( )
PWM Frequency ( )


CPU Feature
Intel SpeedStep ( Disabled )
Turbo Mode Function ( Enabled )
CxE Function ( Disabled )
Execute Disable Bit ( Disabled )
Virtualization Technology ( Enabled )
Intel HT Technology ( Enabled )
Active Processor Cores ( All )
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Frequency Control
CPU Clock Ratio (20x)
CPU Host Frequency (160)
MCH Strap (Auto)
CPU Uncore Frequency (Auto)
CPU Clock Skew (0 ps)
Spread Spectrum (Disabled)
PCIE Frequency (100)
OC Recovery (Disabled)

Memory Feature
Memory Speed (Standard)
Memory Control Setting (Enabled)
Memory Frequency (1067 MHz / 2 : 8 [1282 MHz Target])
Channel Interleave Setting (6 way)
Rank Interleave Setting (4 way)
Memory Low Gap (Auto)
tCL Setting (9)
tRCD Setting (9)
tRP Setting (9)
tRAS Setting (27)
tRFC Setting (Auto [74])
Command Rate (Auto [1T])


Voltage Control
EVGA VDroop Control (With VDroop)
CPU VCore (1.3 mV)
CPU VTT Voltage (+100 mV)
CPU PLL VCore (1.8 V)
DIMM Voltage (1.65 V)
DIMM DQ Vref (+0 mV)
QPI PLL VCore (1.1 V)
IOH VCore (1.1 V)
IOH/ICH I/O Voltage (1.5 V)
ICH VCore (1.05 V)
PWM Frequency (800 KHz)


CPU Feature
Intel SpeedStep (Disabled)
Turbo Mode Function (Enabled)
CxE Function (Disabled)
Execute Disable Bit (Enabled)
Virtualization Technology (Disabled)
Intel HT Technology (Enabled)
Active Processor Cores (All)
post #4 of 18
Alright, I will reply back with a new template for you to try. Let's skip running them ram at 1866 for now, lets get you a nice stable 4GHz with the ram a little slower for now.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah, good call. That's why I settled for whatever speed it ended up after bumping the bclk a touch lol.. Considering upgrading my RAM soon anyways.

And thanks!
post #6 of 18
Frequency Control
CPU Clock Ratio (21x)
CPU Host Frequency (191)
MCH Strap (Set this closes to 1600)
CPU Uncore Frequency (Set this to 16x Or 3200)
CPU Clock Skew (0 ps)
Spread Spectrum (Disabled)
PCIE Frequency (100)
OC Recovery (Disabled)

Memory Feature
Memory Speed (Standard)
Memory Control Setting (Enabled)
Memory Frequency (Should be around 1500 with with clock
Channel Interleave Setting (6 way)
Rank Interleave Setting (4 way)
Memory Low Gap (Auto)
tCL Setting (9)
tRCD Setting (9)
tRP Setting (9)
tRAS Setting (27)
tRFC Setting (Auto [74])
Command Rate (Auto [1T])


Voltage Control
EVGA VDroop Control (Change to Without VDroop)
CPU VCore (1.356 mV) its a bit much but leave it for now
CPU VTT Voltage (+150 mV)
CPU PLL VCore (1.8 V) if you can set this lower set it to 1.3 or 1.6 if not keep it at 1.8
DIMM Voltage (1.65 V) - Good Can probably go lower but leave it
DIMM DQ Vref (+0 mV) - Good
QPI PLL VCore (1.1 V)0 - Good
IOH VCore (1.1 V) - Good
IOH/ICH I/O Voltage (1.5 V) - Good
ICH VCore (1.05 V) - Good
PWM Frequency (800 KHz)

-- All good
CPU Feature
Intel SpeedStep (Disabled)
Turbo Mode Function (Enabled)
CxE Function (Disabled)
Execute Disable Bit (Enabled)
Virtualization Technology (Disabled)
Intel HT Technology (Enabled)
Active Processor Cores (All)


I also forgot some settings -- add this to your code

QPI Control Settings ( Enabled )
QPI Link Fast Mode ( Enabled )
QPI Frequency Selection ( 4.800 GT/S )


This should do the trick, see if this holds out longer than your original setup. Keep in mind C0's are much harder to overclock than the D0. But I doubt she will need more than 1.36v for 4GHZ
Edited by freakb18c1 - 4/5/14 at 5:40pm
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Alrighty, popped those changes in (lowered PLL to 1.6 V) and got to Starting Windows screen without the logo. Rebooted and jumped the PLL back up to 1.8 V and VCore up to 1.4 V. It pretty much started here, showed the logo but crashed immediately after finishing (BSOD 124 in the log from this one). Dropped both voltages back down and bclk to 181 for now (started fine, about to try P95). What next?
post #8 of 18
Sheesh, feed it some more CPU VTT do you have the uncore ratio 16X configured along with the QPI Frequency ( 4.800 GT/S ) ?
Edited by freakb18c1 - 4/5/14 at 6:13pm
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yep, set both of those. Wasn't stable so pumped VTT up to 200 mV - BSOD 124 in P95 within ~45 seconds. Then set VTT to 300 and VCore to 1.375, crashed in P95 after about 2 minutes.

Now you see my frustration! About to test it at 300 and 1.4, but that's higher than I'd really like to go both voltage and heat wise. Looking to keep idles down to 40's and load around 70's because I usually keep my case fan control on low unless I'm doing something I know is intensive.
post #10 of 18
x58 isn't going to like that RAM..
also c0 stepping 920 might limit your OC to around 3.8-4.0
http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/guide-to-overclocking-the-core-i7-920-or-930-to-4-0ghz/0_100
 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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