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Hi Recently brought i a system upgrade that included these parts :

2 XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 XXX 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Corsair Dominator GT 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-16000C8 2000MHz Triple Channel Kit (CMG6GX3M3A2000C8)

Asus Rampage II Extreme Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard

Corsair HX 850W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-850HXUK)

Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler (Socket LGA77511561366AM2AM3)

Intel Core i7 930 2.80Ghz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail

Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (SSDSA2MH080G2C1)

Pic here - http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4836/system.png

Anyway, After reading the forums a bit i managed to overclock it to 4Ghz stabe 2 hours on prime 95, But was a bit worried about the 95degrees celsius recorded by Realtemp @ 100% Load , I was also wondering what would be best to do next to get 4.2ghz Ram voltages are also concerning me.



CPU Batch# : 3002B013

Here is my bios template :

Code:
Asus Rampage II Extreme

Bios Version  1704

AI Overclock Tuner - [Manual]
OC From CPU Level Up - [Auto]
OC From Memory Level Up - [Auto]

Ratio Status: (Min:12, Max:22)

CPU Ratio Setting - [21.0]
CPU turbo power limit - [Disabled]
C1E Support - [Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher - [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher - [Enabled]
Intel Virtualization Tech - [Enabled]
CPU TM Function - [Disabled]
Execute Disabled Bit - [Enabled]
Intel HT Technology - [Enabled]
Active Processor Cores - [All]
A20M - [disabled]
Intel Speedstep Tech - [Enabled]
Intel C-STATE Tech - [Enabled]

BCLK Frequency - [191]
PCIE Fequency - [100]
DRAM Frequency - [Auto]
UCLK Frequency - [Auto]
QPI Link Data Rate - [6893mt/s]

Dram Timing Control: 

1st Information - 8-8-8-20-7-98-15-9-28-0
2nd Information - 2N-58-60-61
3rd Information - 7-7-19-9-9-9-7-6-4-7-7-4


Load-Line Calibration - [Disabled]
CPU Differential Amplitude - [Auto]
Extreme OV - [Disabled]

Current Voltage: 1.396V 1.812V  1.488V  
CPU Voltage - [Auto]
CPU PLL Voltage - [Auto]
QPI-Dram Voltage - [1.53750] 

Current Voltage: 1.210V  1.508V  1.111V  1.508V
IOH Voltage - [Auto]
IOH PCIE Voltage - [Auto]
ICH Voltage- [Auto]
ICH PCIE voltage - [Auto]

Current Voltage : 1.991V
DRAM Bus Voltage - [Auto]
DRAM REF Voltage - [Auto]

Debug Mode - [String]
Keyboard TweakIt Control - [Disabled]

CPU Spread Spectrum - [Auto]
PCIE Spectrum - [Auto]
CPU Clock Skew -[Auto
IOH Clock Skew - [Auto]
Any help would be very helpfull
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post #2 of 47
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Reduced the vcore voltage to 1.29v got it 2 hours stable in prime but realtemp still gives a reading of 86 - 92degrees on 100% load
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The H50 isn't an amazing cooler, although It's above average. If you're planning on OCing that puppy way up there, you should be getting a real water-cooling setup.
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The H50 isn't an amazing cooler, although It's above average. If you're planning on OCing that puppy way up there, you should be getting a real water-cooling setup.
Dunno about that. There are plenty of people including myself overclocking the i7 on less than an H50.
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The H50 isn't an amazing cooler, although It's above average. If you're planning on OCing that puppy way up there, you should be getting a real water-cooling setup.

I understand that its not the best watercooler out there but still, im at 40 Degrees in idle @ 4.0ghz 1.29vcore, Seems really high to me, gonna replace the compound asap and see if it makes a differance
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well there are some bad batches comming out with the 930s maby you got one of the bad ones
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Um, I'm using an H50 and never get above 65C using intelburntest... may want to reseat.

Edit: At my 4.61 OC I was hitting 85C max with 1.525 vcore. With the H50 you get better temps for the CPU by setting it up as intake with a push-pull setup, fan>rad>fan. Hope this helps.

Edit 2: Take your QPI down to 1.35 if you can, you shouldn't need it that high for 4.0, and your ram can probably hang at 1.66 also. Manually set your DRAM and UCLK to their lowest settings also. It will make the CPU OC easier and take less voltage. Also puts less stress on RAM for now. Once your CPU OC is good, then start messing with the RAM. Lemme know how it goes!
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Um, I'm using an H50 and never get above 65C using intelburntest... may want to reseat.

Edit: At my 4.61 OC I was hitting 85C max with 1.525 vcore. With the H50 you get better temps for the CPU by setting it up as intake with a push-pull setup, fan>rad>fan. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the feedback Penryn will reseat and use a push pull config as you suggested and see if i have any improvments
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post #9 of 47
Enable VDroop (Load Line Calibration), Set Vcore to around 1.28-1.3v, Ram to 1.66v or 1.64v, QPI at 1.35v, CPU PLL to 1.88, IOH & ICH to 1.2v, put your bclock at 191 and multi at 21x, 6x ram and 36x QPI. Disable spread spectrum and C1E. I will almost guarantee this OC to work with any decent batch i7 chip. You may have to raise your vcore alittle alonge the way but other than that you should be set.

Use Intel Burn Test for testing run at maximum with 8 threads (not auto) and monitor your temps.

It is also true that there are some bad batch 930s out there, maybe you got lucky tho.
    
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I know I got one of the first batches since I bought my 930 on 2/14 hehe. I love it so far. It seems to use a tad more vcore than the 920 but thats not a big deal to me since it seems to be the same chip for the most part.
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