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I can't get this thing stable past 3.6GHz. Anyone else have this board or another X38 Gigabyte board? My VID is only 1.20v, but I have to pour voltage in this thing just to get to 3.6GHz, way more than the P35 board I replaced with this. I've also noticed that the voltage is very irregular. Sometimes under load CPU-z will be higher than BIOS, then you go up a littler further and it will be lower. Push it some more and it will be higher again.

Another thing, I even pushed to 1.55v BIOS which gave me a scary 1.58v in CPU-Z, but my temps were only 59-61C per core under load. That doesn't seem right to me, even with this block. I also still failed 3.8GHz at that high of a voltage. On my P35 board I could do 3.8GHz at only 1.41v stable. Am I missing something with this board?
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i do but i havent went past 3.2@1.30v-c very stable,i really have no need to try for 3.6 i mite beable to,someday ill try,my vid is 1.2625v@3.0
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
I can't get this thing stable past 3.6GHz. Anyone else have this board or another X38 Gigabyte board? My VID is only 1.20v, but I have to pour voltage in this thing just to get to 3.6GHz, way more than the P35 board I replaced with this. I've also noticed that the voltage is very irregular. Sometimes under load CPU-z will be higher than BIOS, then you go up a littler further and it will be lower. Push it some more and it will be higher again.

Another thing, I even pushed to 1.55v BIOS which gave me a scary 1.58v in CPU-Z, but my temps were only 59-61C per core under load. That doesn't seem right to me, even with this block. I also still failed 3.8GHz at that high of a voltage. On my P35 board I could do 3.8GHz at only 1.41v stable. Am I missing something with this board?
you have f3 bios on yours,i believe with better bios yull see higher o/c's,i love mine its 1-2-3 and 3.2 stable
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
I can't get this thing stable past 3.6GHz. Anyone else have this board or another X38 Gigabyte board? My VID is only 1.20v, but I have to pour voltage in this thing just to get to 3.6GHz, way more than the P35 board I replaced with this. I've also noticed that the voltage is very irregular. Sometimes under load CPU-z will be higher than BIOS, then you go up a littler further and it will be lower. Push it some more and it will be higher again.

Another thing, I even pushed to 1.55v BIOS which gave me a scary 1.58v in CPU-Z, but my temps were only 59-61C per core under load. That doesn't seem right to me, even with this block. I also still failed 3.8GHz at that high of a voltage. On my P35 board I could do 3.8GHz at only 1.41v stable. Am I missing something with this board?
i found running pc2-8000 helped with the ease of o/cing its running at 1002 i belive
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post #5 of 10
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i do but i havent went past 3.2@1.30v-c very stable,i really have no need to try for 3.6 i mite beable to,someday ill try,my vid is 1.2625v@3.0
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you have f3 bios on yours,i believe with better bios yull see higher o/c's,i love mine its 1-2-3 and 3.2 stable
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i found running pc2-8000 helped with the ease of o/cing its running at 1002 i belive
Edit FTW.
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Edit FTW.
whats FTW mean? im abit slow,lol
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whats FTW mean? im abit slow,lol
Nah, i was saying that its better to edit your post then triple post.

FTW= For The Win
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post #8 of 10
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Nah, i was saying that its better to edit your post then triple post.

FTW= For The Win
ok,i see now,i must be getting old,lol
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post #9 of 10
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I have the F3 BIOS. This board is going back to Newegg anyways. The 24 Pin receptacle has a loose connection. If you move the cord at all it will shut down. That might be part of the problem with the voltage as well.
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post #10 of 10
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I have the F3 BIOS. This board is going back to Newegg anyways. The 24 Pin receptacle has a loose connection. If you move the cord at all it will shut down. That might be part of the problem with the voltage as well.
what are you running your ram at,i think the big diff is pc2-8000 or 1000mhz,im running at just above rated speed with no trouble,imo
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