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Hi guys, finally pull the plug and got this awesome looking board.

Did some initial overclocking @ 4,0GHz.

Started with Hyper Pii797520040HyperPi.jpg

off to Memtesti797520040Memtest.jpg

50 runs of LinXi797520040LinX01.jpg
i797520040LinX02.jpg

12hrs of y-cruncher stresstest with 5,2Gb load of memoryi797520040y-cruncher.jpg

and finally 99 runs of Crysis Warhead @ 1920x1200 Enthusiast 4xAA Ambush with GTX 460 in SLIi797520040CrysisWarheadGX460SLI.jpg

Looking good as far as I´m concern, time to fine tune some voltage and also see if I can get some more GHz out of it.
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i have it at 3.92ghz now, but my voltage is 1.4 for cpu and if i lower it to 1.3 or 1.29 it wont start, HT is off, does anyone know why i need so much more voltage then other people? or if anyone has a screenshot with bios settings set for 4ghz+ that'd be great if its same cpu/mobo.
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Sorry I don't quite have the same CPU but I am stable at 4.01 GHz with HT off and all power saving features enabled (EIST [Speedstep] and C1E). Powering saving features were disabled when testing overclock. CPU TM function is also enabled in case of overheating. Not at my machine so can't take any screenshots.

I only changed 4 settings related to voltages and clocks.

BCLK frequency: 191
CPU Voltage: 1.24375
QPI/DRAM Voltage: 1.22500
DRAM BUS Voltage: 1.64300

All changes were based on recommendations from this thread. There is a lot of good information in that thread even though it doesn't specifically apply to the R3F board.
Edited by Daykain - 1/13/11 at 12:46am
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I didn't notice it when overclocking the i7-950 I had but ever since getting an i7-970, there is an option in bios for power mode that I either didn't notice or wasn't there until I flashed to bios 0505 or wasn't there until I put the gulftown cpu in.

Anyway, there is a power setting in the extreme tweaker that says Digi+ Power Mode, and one of the selections is X-Power and say something like unleash the full power of the board. Anyone ever seen this or tried it?
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I didn't notice it when overclocking the i7-950 I had but ever since getting an i7-970, there is an option in bios for power mode that I either didn't notice or wasn't there until I flashed to bios 0505 or wasn't there until I put the gulftown cpu in.

Anyway, there is a power setting in the extreme tweaker that says Digi+ Power Mode, and one of the selections is X-Power and say something like unleash the full power of the board. Anyone ever seen this or tried it?

I have seen it, haven´t used it, no need to use it unless you intend to do some extreme overclocking (read LN2).

If you set the X-Power, the board going to use all of the VRM phases to unleash all power it has for a maximal overclocking, one thing to consider though, is that the longevity of the VRM comes second with X-Power, with T-Balanced the longevity of the VRM comes first, T-Balanced is the way to go for 24/7 overclocked setup.
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Anyway, there is a power setting in the extreme tweaker that says Digi+ Power Mode, and one of the selections is X-Power and say something like unleash the full power of the board. Anyone ever seen this or tried it?
I've always wondered about that myself.

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I have seen it, haven´t used it, no need to use it unless you intend to do some extreme overclocking (read LN2).

If you set the X-Power, the board going to use all of the VRM phases to unleash all power it has for a maximal overclocking, one thing to consider though, is that the longevity of the VRM comes second with X-Power, with T-Balanced the longevity of the VRM comes first, T-Balanced is the way to go for 24/7 overclocked setup.
Thanks for sharing. I left mine on T-Balanced since that's the default option.
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Thanks for sharing. I left mine on T-Balanced since that's the default option.
You´re welcome



I have done some fine tuning at 4,0GHz, I could lower vcore from 1,28 to 1,25 but there´s something wrong with the QPI/DRAM voltage, I can´t get it down, I need 1,45 with QPI LL enable for Bclk of 200, Uncore frequency of 3200MHz and ram at 1600, if I go lower then 1,45 Memtest and P95 don´t run stable very long.

It don´t add up, because at the same frequency with my RIIE, I only need 1,3125, hmmm, very strange, What QPI/DRAM voltage do you guys run at Bclk of 200, Uncore frequency of 3200MHz and ram at 1600?


Well, I pushed some more, here´s a 4,33GHz, only 30 runs of LinX, check out the time and GFlops, pretty tight



More to come
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Can anyone point me in the correct location/way for a noob to overclock? Looking to OC my sig rig to atleast 4GHz.
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I've always wondered about that myself.



Thanks for sharing. I left mine on T-Balanced since that's the default option.

thanks very much for explaining!!
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Hello. First post. And now for business. I received an Asus R3F for x-mas. Thanks dad. So far I have:
i7 920 D0 stepping
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Zalman CNPS9900a cooler

I'm going to buy a Cooler Master HAF 932, but I'm still working out the rest of the buy. I have my eye on 12GB Mushkin blackline, cooler master silent pro 850w, and an Asus gtx 470.

Looking for some recommendations. Thanks in advance.
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