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post #11 of 15
yea i do but its off lol and my ambient goes to 30-32 during the day, stupid australian summer, unless i got a hot chip hmm
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post #12 of 15
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OK, as requested, here's my BIOS info!

CPU Clock Ratio: 21x
QPI Clock Ratio: Auto (@5.4GHz)
Base Clock: 150
Uncore Frequency: 3600MHz
Performance Enhancement: Standard
XMP: Profile 1
SPD: Standard (@1800MHz)
DDR voltage: 1.65v (Raised from 1.5v, but rated voltage on RAM)
RAM Timing: 7-7-7-20 (dropped from 9-9-9-24, but rated values on RAM)
Vcore: 1.2125v
QPI voltage: 1.175v
IOH voltage: 1.1v
ICH voltage: 1.1v
DRAM voltage: 1.5v
CPU PLL: 1.8v
QPI PLL: 1.1v
PCI-E voltage: 1.5v
Load Line : Standard
Turbo Boost: Disabled
Multi-threading: Enabled (I’d like to keep it that way)
C1E: Disabled
C3/C6/C7 support: Disabled
EIST: Disabled

.. that was a lot to type out!

Oh, and ambient is 22-23C, that seems to be important too?
post #13 of 15
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any suggestions on what/how to change these? I don't think I can safely hit 4GHz on air, not when I'm pulling 63C at 3.15Ghz, without even raising the stock voltage and only raising the base clock. (EDIT: 63C on prime95 blend the day after I installed the cooler, looks like it's running ~55C now, 95% load when I do encoding for 12h+)

That should, I hope, drop at least some as my thermal paste cures... but since I want to keep this thing under 70-75-ish, I don't know how much faster I can push it.

I don't really know how to OC, this is my first time I've tried, I'll admit that freely-- but I know enough to know it's the heat that does the most damage to a chip, shortens it's lifespan the fastest. And since I don't trust a liquid cooler, or rather trust me to install one right, I'm stuck with air, although this monstrosity I've got from Noctua does a decent job, it seems, even with just the stock fans. (Although oddly, one fan or two doesn't make much of a difference it seems)

I've looked over a few guides, even found a couple with this exact motherboard and CPU that said basically "we used <these numbers>" -- but plugging them in to mine, didn't work

So can anyone point me to a guide with a little more substance than just 'trial and error', or at the very least give me some techniques and some info like "never go over <these> voltages" -- what not to do? I'd think OCing would be more a science than just 'trial and error' like a lot of the guides I'm finding seem to say it is.

Just finding someone with this CPU and motherboard, and plugging their numbers in, doesn't seem to work-- it'd probably work as a starting point if i knew /why/ it didn't work, but I don't know how to find that out either.

I've got to start someplace, everyone needs to get their feet wet the first time, when they try something new. But either I'm just plain looking in the wrong place for information, or else I've bit off more than I should, trying to OC this.

REEDIT: Apparently batch# matters too? This is 3002A650
Edited by Christie - 4/29/10 at 6:55pm
post #14 of 15
Hi Christie were you able to overclock your cpu past 3.15Ghz. I just got the same batch # (3002A650)
post #15 of 15
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I got it to just over 4GHz (180x22) -- but was pulling 83C under full 100% load at 1.35v (linx) -- I know I can get the vcore a lot lower than that, but haven't had time to play with it. RL's been swamping me, family in the hospital and stuff

I *know* I can get it at least there, a lot cooler, and I'm pretty sure I can pull 4.1 on air with this batch and board, once I get time to sit down and play with it for a day. Once I do, I'll post my bios values and stats. I'm gonna try 190-210 @21x, soon as i can sit down for a few hours and play with things. I don't expect to hit 210, but I'll be very happy if I can hit 195-200.
Edited by Christie - 5/26/10 at 12:34am
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