Originally Posted by chris72b9
Currently I have all of the GTL Lanes set to auto and I believe the Lane 1 (the second one down) is currently at 110mV. So:
GTLREF - Lane 0 - +50mV
GTLREF - Lane 1 - +160mV
GTLREF - Lane 2 - +50mV
GTLREF - Lane 3 - +50mV
I was reading the link you posted about GTL Lanes, but honestly, I try to feel good about myself knowing a bit about PC's and overclocking but lol, that ****'s in a different language.
I definitely want to familiarize myself with it though because the OP in that thread said that he had a build running stable w/ 1.2v FSB with optimized GTLREF lanes compared to a 1.4v FSB before he optimized the GTLREF lanes.
Also, any idea of why I must run a higher-than-average Vcore to stabilize?
I love GTLREFF lanes, they filter out the voltage noise, and in turn lets you lower your FSB VTT and could get you past that fine line between stable and unstable.
Higher than average depends on the chip, not every chip is the same you know.
Its basically a calculation of noise ratio usually 83/85% and thats your rough "beginning lane voltage"
Lower your Vcore and proceed with Prime95
Test all your cores until one fails, back out into BIOS and raise the lane voltage for that core.
repeat the process until all cores are stable @ the vcore you set.
Remember to not set the vcore too low either.