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post #621 of 2859
thanks...that will give me something to look for :cheers

do you think taking out 3 sticks of mem so just 6 gigs and 3 DIMMs would help?

or look at something else
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thanks...that will give me something to look for :cheers

do you think taking out 3 sticks of mem so just 6 gigs and 3 DIMMs would help?

or look at something else
That will probably help, but that sounds like a compromise!

What is your uncore frequency and what is your QPI/VTT voltage?
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uncore is 2807 mhz and qpi/vtt is 1.35
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Whoa... That's low uncore. I'm kind of confused as that should be plenty of QPI voltage. Maybe bump it up one strap and see what happens?
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I wrote the wrong uncore down...must have been from another time...current uncore is 3508 mhz...I bumped qpi/vtt to 1.375 from 1.350
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Alrighty. Let us know if it hardlocks again.
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will do...thanks for the help bass.
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Alright so I just OC'd my chip to 4ghz. Or I thought so. but CPU-Z keeps showing 3999.7-.9 and never the 4ghz that I bargained for. Everything that robs your OC is off. No speedstep, C1E, EIST, nothing.

CPU-z isn't even showing my frequency as 174 it shows 173.9.

Should I try to run 175 bclk because my PC seems to want to jew me out of a fraction of a mhz. Lol.

Also I input 1.28v as baseline for 4ghz and CPU-z shows 1.27. is going on here?

Is there a gremlin in my PC or am I simply doing it wrong?

Also what's a good way to test stability? 20 runs IBT? An hour OCCT? 2 hours Prime95?

EDIT I was just running OCCT: Linpack and caught a glimpse of 4ghz. So it's there! I just don't know why it's not there all the time.
Voltage can fall in two ways, vdrop and vdroop. Compare the voltage for the cpu that you have set in your bios, to the voltage that CPU-Z reads out: that is vdrop. Under load you can get another fall in voltage: that's vdroop. Your minimum vcore in CPUZ (AFAIK)

That's normal.

I don't have an Asus board, but see a lot of validations. All wide range of decimal places seem quite common on Asus boards. Looking at some with a .5, I have even wondered if Asus does half points in bclk adjustment. Even a Gigabyte board will cycle around the nominal overclock by a few decimal points. So that is normal, and you may have to raise it a click to get above that 4.00
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Voltage can fall in two ways, vdrop and vdroop. Compare the voltage for the cpu that you have set in your bios, to the voltage that CPU-Z reads out: that is vdrop. Under load you can get another fall in voltage: that's vdroop. Your minimum vcore in CPUZ (AFAIK)

That's normal.

I don't have an Asus board, but see a lot of validations. All wide range of decimal places seem quite common on Asus boards. Looking at some with a .5, I have even wondered if Asus does half points in bclk adjustment. Even a Gigabyte board will cycle around the nominal overclock by a few decimal points. So that is normal, and you may have to raise it a click to get above that 4.00
IIRC Asus only allowed whole numbers for bclk so it was either 174 or 175.

If I click it to 175 will I have to go through the hellish process of running P95 and OCCT and IBT?

Or will that extra 23 mhz not make too much difference?
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That "hellish process" is part of overclocking. Not much I can do about that.

Your 23MHz may not affect things much, but it might need a notch more vcore or something. Best to do the whole "hellish process" if you want to be confident of relative stability.

If this is just to get into a list other than the 100% stability club, you could just bump up the bclk, get your validation, and put it back where you have it for everyday use ....
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