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Just for grins, I tried to get my mobo above 250MHz Bclk and it started showing the CPU speed in the low megaHz range! LOL! Something for sure wrong there! LOL! Seemed it didn't like a calculated speed above 5.8GHz or so.

But, it won't POST or anything above about 220MHz anyway and unstable at that... Haven't messed with it in a while, but I can confirm any tiny change in the system kills NVidia drivers, especially an OC crash. So, I have the setup saved and run a clean install when I have problems.

I have to say though, the 270.61 drivers solved a lot of multi-screen problems for me and are the best surround drivers yet from NVidia on my system.

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Just for grins, I tried to get my mobo above 250MHz Bclk and it started showing the CPU speed in the low megaHz range! LOL! Something for sure wrong there! LOL! Seemed it didn't like a calculated speed above 5.8GHz or so.

But, it won't POST or anything above about 220MHz anyway and unstable at that... Haven't messed with it in a while, but I can confirm any tiny change in the system kills NVidia drivers, especially an OC crash. So, I have the setup saved and run a clean install when I have problems.

I have to say though, the 270.61 drivers solved a lot of multi-screen problems for me and are the best surround drivers yet from NVidia on my system.

This is my highest BCLK http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1599909

I'm surprised about the driver problems. I run 1366 about 5 GHz with OC GPU's and never seem to have to reinstall after a crash.
Wounder if it's just the newer drivers. I'll be testing soon and see what happens.
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The way it worked for me, if I had a crash from ocing the gpu and simply rebooted, I'd shortly get a 101 error that would suck me in to raising vcore. Then it'd crash again shortly after - 124 or 101, and again shortly after that so I'd usually end up leaving it for the night.

Found that if I reinstalled the graphics drivers it didn't do that. I'm not saying that'll work for all boards, but seems to work for me.

I'm having this much joy:
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1. 2014.9 DX11 Marks Netherlands Thierry 2x GeForce GTX 460 (256bit) @900/1113MHz Air 5.6 points costom flag HighFlow.eu OC Team

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3. 1977.29 DX11 Marks Australia alancsalt Palit 2x GeForce GTX 460 (256bit) @924/1125MHz Sonic+ H20 3.2 pointsCanada Overclock.net
The other benefit to chasing these Heaven scores was getting 4.6 pretty stable. Couldn't get over 917 core on the GPU to pass until I added more skew to my cpu clock, and then made it through on GPU 924 core. That was happy making.
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Nice Alan! Have you tried any other benchmarks yet?
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Yeah, but Heaven seems to be the winner for me.

Re the 4600MHz - don't think I could run it 24/7 with 1.58125vcore though...
Edited by alancsalt - 5/13/11 at 8:53pm
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Yeah, but Heaven seems to be the winner for me.

Re the 4600MHz - don't think I could run it 24/7 with 1.58125vcore though...
I don't think Heaven has much to do with the CPU, maybe just a little.
Wait to you freeze that sucka.
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Well at 4.4 I could only get 1775 ...but 3D11 doesnt care much about cpu speed above 4..
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The other benefit to chasing these Heaven scores was getting 4.6 pretty stable. Couldn't get over 917 core on the GPU to pass until I added more skew to my cpu clock, and then made it through on GPU 924 core. That was happy making.
Now there is where my total ignorance shows. I've no idea what all the skew and other settings are useful for and never messed with them. I'm pure amature overclocker for sure.

Would be nice if someone had a link that explains all the various i7 schemes and tweaks clearly...

Sigh, but I am fine 24/7 at 4.2-4.384 GHz... Will be able to run faster and cooler when new case arrives and I can plop in both 3x120 rads in the loop...



PS: I ordered this to replace the dead MSI board I had in my BOINC cruncher...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3ORDER-_-Deals

I should get better performance since it can support the DDR3 sticks I have better and run them full speed instead of only 1333...

Still, it was a major pain to take it all apart again. Nothing could be seen burned or scratched anywhere with a magnifying glass and reading glasses and good light. I have no idea why the board toasted... but that was scary when the 12v case fans connected to the mobo would start to slow down shortly after the beeps... hope my CPU isn't fried for some reason too. It simply stopped posting and wouldn't POST even with a PCI card in there... no video at all. Had the same problem on day one that a cmos clear fixed using the 820 CPU. All voltages checked perfect on supply connectors, no visible burning anywhere... Anyway, it's RMA'ed now...

Probably have new mobo by the end of next week... UPS says 4 more biz daz to arrive... Then, we will see what the X4 955 can do if it isn't toasted also.

Sigh... if it ain't one thing... it's 4 others...
Edited by Tex1954 - 5/14/11 at 12:38am
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I just woke up but I will try and explane skew the best I can this early without getting super technical.
Skews are not a voltage in a sense but something that helps voltages.

The higher the OC the more noise or jitter it will produce. This is bad because the more jitter you have increase's the chance for an error.

In essence you want to smooth that noise out as much as possible so find the right skew is just a matter of testing to see what works the best to make the noise sound good to the CPU

Let me know if that doesn't make any sense cause I am only half a cup of coffee awake?

It usually doesn't help much from what I have seen on 1366 but it can help, exponentially pushing it to the limit.
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3770K Z77-UP7 MSI GTX 680 Twin 4 Gig G.Skill Trident X 2600's and some Dom's Hypers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Yes, lots of them. LN2  The smallest one I can get! Samsung 2333 HD 23" 
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Corisar 1200 AX=1.21 jigawatts Fractal Design/Dimastech G5 Rocketfish 
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