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im guessin this isnt the right topic to ask for noob advice on overclockin on this motherboard? lol
No brother you are in the right spot... I think.
Ghost has been baby sitting me for a few days now with my overclocking endeavor lol.
What speed are you trying to hit? You should be able to pull off 4.0-4.2Ghz no sweat on that CPU. try this maybe

4.2GHZ
Sync Mode: Disabled
AI Overclock Tuner:Manual
Overclock from CPU Level Up: i7-crazy-3.70G
CPU Ratio Setting: 21
CPU Turbo Power Limit: Disabled

CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio Setting:21
C1E Support: dis
Hardware Prefetcher: dis
Intel Virtualization Tech: dis
CPU TM Function: dis
Execute Disable Bit: dis
Intel HT Technology: enabled
Active Processor Cores:all
A20M: dis
Intel SpeedStep Tech:dis

BLCK Frequency:200
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: DDR3-1600
ULCK Frequency: 3079 (x2 of mem)
QPI Link Data Rate:Auto
Memory Configuration Protect:Enabled

CPU Differential Amplitude:Auto
CPU Clock Skew: Auto
IOH Clock Skew: Auto

Digi+ PWR Mode: T-balanced
PWM Volt. Control:Auto
Load-Line Calibration: Full
CPU Voltage OCP: Enabled
CPU PWM Frequency: Auto

Extreme OV: Dis
Extreme OC:Auto

CPU Voltage:1.35
CPU PLL Voltage:1.88
QPI/DRAM Voltage:1.32
DRAM Bus Voltage:1.65625

IOH Voltage:Auto
IOH PCIE Voltage:Auto
ICH Voltage:Auto
ICH PCIE Voltage:auto

CPU Spread Spectrum:dis
PCIE Spread Spectrum: dis

See what that does, I might be off on vcore and qpi voltages, but I am sure that will get you into windows.
Edited by Davit - 2/3/11 at 5:17pm
post #422 of 623
Davit did you use the CPU level up feature to get to 3.7 then tweak it from there?
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Davit did you use the CPU level up feature to get to 3.7 then tweak it from there?
No brother. Started from scratch pretty much.
I actually posted into windows 4.4 on the second boot after I made sure all the memory is recognized. I did check that setting but it set QPI voltage to like 1.4005 whatever, i mean it was way into yellow. I thought that was a bit much for 3.7OC.
I did spend a good part of the day crawling around on this forum and trying voltages that people used to finally find a stable OC for 4.4Ghz no HT.
Adding HT opened a whole new can of worms...
post #424 of 623
Ok. Question!

I have finally gotten my money together for the board. Now do I go ahead, and buy it for $300 from NewEgg, or do I wait and see if it will go on sale again? It just came down from a $15 price drop.
post #425 of 623
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Originally Posted by Davit View Post
No brother you are in the right spot... I think.
Ghost has been baby sitting me for a few days now with my overclocking endeavor lol.
What speed are you trying to hit? You should be able to pull off 4.0-4.2Ghz no sweat on that CPU. try this maybe

4.2GHZ
Sync Mode: Disabled
AI Overclock Tuner:Manual
Overclock from CPU Level Up: i7-crazy-3.70G
CPU Ratio Setting: 21
CPU Turbo Power Limit: Disabled

CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio Setting:21
C1E Support: dis
Hardware Prefetcher: dis
Intel Virtualization Tech: dis
CPU TM Function: dis
Execute Disable Bit: dis
Intel HT Technology: enabled
Active Processor Cores:all
A20M: dis
Intel SpeedStep Tech:dis

BLCK Frequency:200
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: DDR3-1600
ULCK Frequency: 3079 (x2 of mem)
QPI Link Data Rate:Auto
Memory Configuration Protect:Enabled

CPU Differential Amplitude:Auto
CPU Clock Skew: Auto
IOH Clock Skew: Auto

Digi+ PWR Mode: T-balanced
PWM Volt. Control:Auto
Load-Line Calibration: Full
CPU Voltage OCP: Enabled
CPU PWM Frequency: Auto

Extreme OV: Dis
Extreme OC:Auto

CPU Voltage:1.35
CPU PLL Voltage:1.88
QPI/DRAM Voltage:1.32
DRAM Bus Voltage:1.65625

IOH Voltage:Auto
IOH PCIE Voltage:Auto
ICH Voltage:Auto
ICH PCIE Voltage:auto

CPU Spread Spectrum:dis
PCIE Spread Spectrum: dis

See what that does, I might be off on vcore and qpi voltages, but I am sure that will get you into windows.
Hi Davit,

I too did exactly the way you have detailed here. Everything works fine. I am not sure what to do with the following two settings under "CPU Configuration".

Adjacent cache line prefetch: Default setting is "Enabled"
MPS and ACPI MADT Ordering: Default setting is " Modern ordering"

Am I to leave it as the default settings? Thank you. Also what are your idling temps at these settings.
    
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Nice to see our boards thread so active! These are my bios settings I use for my i7-970:


4.31ghz 205x21
================================================== ======

________________________________________________

Sync Mode..............................: Disable

A1 Overclock Tuner.....................: Manual

OC from CPU Level Up...................: Auto

CPU Ratio setting......................: x21

CPU Turbo Power Limit..................: Disable

<CPU Configuration Sub Menu>
CPU Ratio Setting........................... x21
C1E Support................................: Disable
Hardware Prefetcher..................: Enable
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch.......: Enable
MPS and ACPI MADT Ordering.......: Modern
Intel(r) Virtualization Tech............: Enabled
CPU TM Function............................: Disabled
Execute Disable Bit..........................: Enabled
Intel(r) HT Technology......................: Enabled.
Active Processor Cores.......................: All
A20M.............................................. ...: Disabled
Intel(r) Speedstep (TM) TEch.............: Disabled
Intel(r) Turbo Mode Tech....................: Disabled
Intel(r) C State Tech*............................: Disabled

________________________________________________

BCLK Frequency.........................:205

PCIE Frequency.........................:103

Dram Frequency.........................:1643

UCLK Frequency.........................:3288

QPI Link Data Rate.....................:7397

Memory Configuration Protect...........: Disable

--- > DRAM Timing Control

CAS# Latency (tCL).....................:8

RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)..............:8

RAS# PRE Time (tRP)....................:8

RAS# ACT Time (tRAS)...................:24

________________________________________________

CPU Differential amplitude.............:700mv

CPU Clock Skew.........................:normal

IOH Clock Skew.........................:normal

________________________________________________

Digi+ Power Mode.......................:T-balance

PWM Voltage Control....................: Auto

Load-Line Calibration..................: Full Calibration

CPU Voltage OCP........................: Enable

CPU PWM Frequency......................: Auto

________________________________________________

Extreme OV.............................: Disable

Extreme OC.............................: Auto

________________________________________________

CPU Voltage............................: 1.33125

CPU PLL Voltage........................: 1.70925

QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................: 1.3000

DRAM BUS Voltage.......................: 1.60325

________________________________________________

IOH Voltage............................: 1.1130

IOH PCIE Voltage.......................: 1.51050

ICH Voltage............................: 1.11300

ICH PCIE Voltage.......................:1.51050

________________________________________________

CPU Spread Spectrum....................: Disable

PCIE Spread Spectrum...................: Disable

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post #427 of 623
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Hi Davit,

I too did exactly the way you have detailed here. Everything works fine. I am not sure what to do with the following two settings under "CPU Configuration".

Adjacent cache line prefetch: Default setting is "Enabled"
MPS and ACPI MADT Ordering: Default setting is " Modern ordering"

Am I to leave it as the default settings? Thank you. Also what are your idling temps at these settings.
I am as confused as you are about those... I have no clue what they do exactly, google wasn't much help either...
Bios settings I posted was a ballpark I thought could work for 970, I will post settings I used for my 950 @ 4.2 and 4.4 Ghz. Though since I had a compromised memory they might be subject to change. I will edit them when my new mem arrives and I can test it.

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Nice to see our boards thread so active! These are my bios settings I use for my i7-970:
Hey man thanks for posting your BIOS settings! It is so much nicer to have as a reference when doing overclocking!!!
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I am as confused as you are about those... I have no clue what they do exactly, google wasn't much help either...
Bios settings I posted was a ballpark I thought could work for 970, I will post settings I used for my 950 @ 4.2 and 4.4 Ghz. Though since I had a compromised memory they might be subject to change. I will edit them when my new mem arrives and I can test it.



Hey man thanks for posting your BIOS settings! It is so much nicer to have as a reference when doing overclocking!!!
my pleasure to help! I thought it might be a good idea since in the last few pages I saw people were having some trouble with IOH voltage especially with SLI.
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I am as confused as you are about those... I have no clue what they do exactly, google wasn't much help either...
Bios settings I posted was a ballpark I thought could work for 970, I will post settings I used for my 950 @ 4.2 and 4.4 Ghz. Though since I had a compromised memory they might be subject to change. I will edit them when my new mem arrives and I can test it.
@ Davit,

Thank you for the response. Thought of leaving the settings at default. Looking forward for your updates on 950 at 4.4 Ghz.

@ mtbiker033

Thank you for posting your settings. It definitely helps. Please keep the thread live.
    
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OK. So I am posting my settings for 4.4Ghz HT off, 4.4Ghz HT on, 4.2Ghz HT on.
Keep in mind that I had two faulty memory modules and my QPI LLC jumper was disabled from factory some reason. So my setting might be way off. They will be corrected once I get the replacement memory modules in, so I can start benching again. Corsair has them on back order.


DDR Timing for all runs were set for 8-8-8-24-2N


4.4GHZ HT OFF, 12hrs Prime Blend, 25 passes LinX

Sync Mode: Disabled
AI Overclock Tuner:Manual
Overclock from CPU Level Up: Auto
CPU Ratio Setting: 23
CPU Turbo Power Limit: Disabled

CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio Setting:23
C1E Support: dis
Hardware Prefetcher: dis
Intel Virtualization Tech: dis
CPU TM Function: dis
Execute Disable Bit: dis
Intel HT Technology: dis
Active Processor Cores:all
A20M: dis
Intel SpeedStep Tech:dis

BLCK Frequency:192
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: DDR3-1539
ULCK Frequency: Auto
QPI Link Data Rate:Auto
Memory Configuration Protect:Enabled

CPU Differential Amplitude:Auto
CPU Clock Skew: Auto
IOH Clock Skew: Auto

Digi+ PWR Mode: T-balanced
PWM Volt. Control:Auto
Load-Line Calibration: Full
CPU Voltage OCP: Enabled
CPU PWM Frequency: Auto

Extreme OV: Dis
Extreme OC:Auto

CPU Voltage:1.4000
CPU PLL Voltage:1.88150
QPI/DRAM Voltage:1.3500
DRAM Bus Voltage:1.65625

IOH Voltage:1.20575
IOH PCIE Voltage:Auto
ICH Voltage:1.20575
ICH PCIE Voltage:auto

CPU Spread Spectrum:dis
PCIE Spread Spectrum: dis

__________________________________________________ ________

4.4GHZ HT ON, 5hrs Prime Blend, 25 passes LinX

Sync Mode: Disabled
AI Overclock Tuner:Manual
Overclock from CPU Level Up: Auto
CPU Ratio Setting: 23
CPU Turbo Power Limit: Disabled

CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio Setting:23
C1E Support: dis
Hardware Prefetcher: dis
Intel Virtualization Tech: dis
CPU TM Function: dis
Execute Disable Bit: dis
Intel HT Technology: enabled
Active Processor Cores:all
A20M: dis
Intel SpeedStep Tech:dis

BLCK Frequency:192
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: DDR3-1539
ULCK Frequency: Auto
QPI Link Data Rate:Auto
Memory Configuration Protect:Enabled

CPU Differential Amplitude:Auto
CPU Clock Skew: Auto
IOH Clock Skew: Auto

Digi+ PWR Mode: T-balanced
PWM Volt. Control:Auto
Load-Line Calibration: Full
CPU Voltage OCP: Enabled
CPU PWM Frequency: Auto

Extreme OV: Dis
Extreme OC:Auto

CPU Voltage:1.40625
CPU PLL Voltage:1.93450
QPI/DRAM Voltage:1.38750
DRAM Bus Voltage:1.65625

IOH Voltage:1.20575
IOH PCIE Voltage:Auto
ICH Voltage:1.20575
ICH PCIE Voltage:auto

CPU Spread Spectrum:dis
PCIE Spread Spectrum: dis

__________________________________________________ ___________

4.2Ghz HT ON, 14hrs Prime Blend, 50 passes LinX

Sync Mode: Disabled
AI Overclock Tuner:Manual
Overclock from CPU Level Up: Auto
CPU Ratio Setting: 21
CPU Turbo Power Limit: Disabled

CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio Setting:21
C1E Support: dis
Hardware Prefetcher: dis
Intel Virtualization Tech: dis
CPU TM Function: dis
Execute Disable Bit: dis
Intel HT Technology: enabled
Active Processor Cores:all
A20M: dis
Intel SpeedStep Tech:dis

BLCK Frequency:200
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: DDR3-1603
ULCK Frequency: Auto
QPI Link Data Rate:Auto
Memory Configuration Protect:Enabled

CPU Differential Amplitude:Auto
CPU Clock Skew: Auto
IOH Clock Skew: Auto

Digi+ PWR Mode: T-balanced
PWM Volt. Control:Auto
Load-Line Calibration: Full
CPU Voltage OCP: Enabled
CPU PWM Frequency: Auto

Extreme OV: Dis
Extreme OC:Auto

CPU Voltage:1.39375
CPU PLL Voltage:1.88150
QPI/DRAM Voltage:1.35625
DRAM Bus Voltage:1.65625

IOH Voltage:Auto
IOH PCIE Voltage:Auto
ICH Voltage:Auto
ICH PCIE Voltage:auto

CPU Spread Spectrum:dis
PCIE Spread Spectrum: dis


Again use this as a reference, I will adjust them as they might be way off track. But at least it's a starting point.
Big thanks to Ghostleader for the help with this OC session, really could not have done without him.
Edited by Davit - 2/5/11 at 1:43am
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