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Hi guys, I'm new to overclocking and i've almost sucessfuly managed to crank my i7-975k to 3752Mhz. It has been stable for about 4 days, running 25 deg ~ 31 deg at idle and 68 ~ 73 deg at load (with Intel burn test 10 loops / Prime95 for 2 hours or so)

Today, just got my first BSOD and wondering if i need to fine tune some settings... any guidance? here are my system specs

Intel i7-875k , HT is on
MSI P55-GD85
Asus gts450 (factory oc to 925mhz)
1TB WD SATAIII drive
Creative Xtreme Audio something sound card... lol
Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600w
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB
Coolermaster Hyper 212 heatsink with MX-3 thermal compound.

Bios settings are....
C1E/EIST/Spread spectrum/Turbo disabled
BCLK at 170 , multiplier at 22 , low VDroop
Vcore - 1.218V
VTT-1.192V
Other settings are at auto (for CPU)
DRAM timings are at auto (set the multiplier so that it runs around 1600Mhz, closest i can get was 1360Mhz)
DRAM voltage at 1.575V (Gskill's required is 1.5V, but I was wondering if i need to put my voltage down lower to 1.5V... thought the required voltage was around 1.65v based on a guide i was referring too.)
QPI at lowest (16, 5440Mhz)

Do I need to tweak my CPU in terms of the auto settings ? (other voltages that I am totally unaware of) Also, I was wondering if i need to tweak any of the QPI or DRAM settings for stability... so far everything's running smooth just that I had a BSOD when I was afk, couldn't see what code it was.
Thanks for your help!
Edited by Xenos. - 12/22/10 at 2:29pm
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First off put the memory to the factory specs manually. Dont use auto settings for ram (especially when overclocking). After doing this see what happens. If you cant boot with memory on factory settings downclock it a bit just until you find a stable satisfactory cpu overclock then u fix the ram.

have u upped the vcore at all? I am unfamiliar with that particular chip but I am guessing its time to up the vcore. Also maybe try lowering the multi by one and upping the bclk?

oh and go here and edit ur system specs so we can help u easier in the future
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Originally Posted by Xenos. View Post
BCLK at 170 , multiplier at 22 , low VDroop
You mean LLC?
Did you BSOD at idle condition?
What is your Load Vcore?
What is your Idle Vcore?
At what Vcore was your overclock stable at whilst testing? See CPUz Load Vcore.
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I believe LLC is the same function as Vdroop for MSI mobos.. It is at low (i think this means disabled) I BSOD'd at idle condition...
Currently at idle my vcore on CPUz reported at 1.224V (set at 1.218V on BIOS)
at load my vcore goes up to 1.248V.
CPU runs stable so far at 1.218V on my bios, my VTT is also set to 1.192V (both manually) I will go set my DRAM timings manually based on factory settings, but do I need to put the voltage down to 1.5v manually as well for my RAM? (1.5v is factory settings)

Note that i just BSOD'd today after 2 days of intense testing and it was on idle today :S lol
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Okay, nvm I think it might be with the memory,
After setting it manually to 9-9-9-24, found out my CR was set at 1 (at auto) when the factory settings required it to be 2. I'm NOT using XMP.

Now, my BIOS settings are
Vcore -1.218v
VTT - 1.912v
DRAM at 9-9-9-24 and 2N for CR , multiplier at 2:8 so it runs at 1362Mhz.. (wanted to hit 1600Mhz but BCLK is too high, setting it to 2:10 gives me 1700Mhz so oh well)
DRAM voltage at 1.515v (a little more juice for those boys? or just keep it at 1.5v - factory settings?)

Ill do some testing for stabillity but that's one minor problem i found.
I'm wondering if i should try to hit 4.0Ghz with my current set up, but this computer is just for movies and minor gaming. Do I need to change my QPI settings at all?
Thanks in advance!
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post #6 of 13
For MSI mobo's the "vdroop low" is the same as "vdroop enabled"

What specific BSOD did you get? They mean different things and will steer you to stability.
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BTW... getting to 4+ghz should be pretty easy for you.
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Oh, Do I have to disable Vdroop? or enable it?...

Couldn't see, i think it might have been a memory dump cuz it restarted as soon as i came back from the washroom.

Any guidance to going 4+ Ghz? thanks
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post #9 of 13
I would leave it like you have it so that under load it doesn't drop and actually will go up a little.

Your vcore and vtt are pretty low but not unheard of. Have you done any stabilty testing?
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yep, prime 95 for 5 hours and intelburntest for 30 loops and no problems really.. temps max out around 72~73... I was just afraid that i was undervolting my CPU, but its better than overvolting it!
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