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980X is grouchy... Evaluate my OC?

post #1 of 14
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Right to the chase:

I'm running a 26x160 OC on a P6T Deluxe V2 with the 1108 BIOS. Delivering 1.3625 to the Vcore, 1.4 to the QPI Dram...

Ram Freq is close to stock though off the top of my head I can't remember exactly how close. Giving it 1.65 anyway so shouldn't be a problem. It's Patriot sector 7 1600mhz stuff.

All speed / throttle / power settings are disabled. C1E, Cstate, Turbo, Speedstep, Virtualization...

CPU Amplitude 1000mv, spread spectrum on both CPU and PCIE has been disabled. Load line Calibration is enabled. HT is enabled.

Temps during folding hover between 60-65 with an H70. I'm going to be trying some new fans (UK 2000rpm 120x120x38s). Regardless, currently I wouldn't say temp is a contributing factor. Much of the rest I've left on auto. Including IOH- which I'm wondering about (also).

I would call it stable- it'll go for a week working on -bigadv units and then crash on me. So let's call it "stable" but with room for improvement.

I've heard tell that the 980X does get pretty hungry for power at the higher clock speeds. I'm just not sure how hungry... I've read that the power increase becomes disproportionate to performance gain as you drift over 4ghz... But is THAT my problem? Hmmmm.

Someone in another forum said it looked like I was delivering a lot of extra juice for my clock speed so it's had me wondering if there's something I'm overlooking? Also, some say 12G is inherently unstable- others say there is no difference. It's 6 x 2G sticks versus the 3 x 4G sticks. Opinion?


Thanks for the help folks.
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What is the BSOD code when it crashes?
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I would use 25 over 26 odd multis tend to be better. Or lower it to 23.
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Unfortunately I come back and it's just a blank screen that doesn't power down. I work out of town so I'm seldom if ever there when it actually goes down. I usually monitor it through logmein. I just noticed it dropped off the grid again and I'm ready to pull my hair out. Unfortunately, I have a shaved head so it's left me with some ungainly options.

Sorry
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Hmm, you can set it so that it will stay on the Blue Screen until you restart it, that way you can see what caused the error, but Live Free has a point, most Intels prefer odd multis.

How does it do with long Prime sessions, or Intel Burn Test?
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Does okay with prime over the short term- but often enough to be honest I use the folding as more of a torture test. Usually when I change anything I'm actually at home or at least AROUND home so I can dork with things. Folding pushes my CPU to 100% full time- so if it's unstable it generally tells me pretty quickly. In this case, Stanford has put out some new work units so the instability probably comes from that- or at least it's contributed.

My biggest concern is not wanting to just pour more power on if there's something else aggravating it instead. I'm going to adjust the multi up and drop the bclock a bit. Originally I was running a 31-33 multi with 133 bclock... I think I'm going to revert back to that kind of setting and make adjustments from there. It's never been good with bclock increases.
Edited by Eno75 - 12/28/10 at 9:37am
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I find that IBT does a good job of rooting out errors in a short amount of time. I have found that I can run prime with my QPI either too high or too low for sometime, but with IBT it will crash within 25-30 secs. It would be good to see if you could replicate it as it could be a memory error or something unrelated to your bclk or multi. Give IBT a test at max memory and 12 threads and see what happens, my guess is you are going to have a 124 error.
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Okay- we'll wager a "REP" point on it
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Okay- we'll wager a "REP" point on it
Sounds good, rep is stingy these days
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It IS harder to find GOOD help these days

Kidding- thanks again. I'm home tomorrow so I won't be posting much of an update until tomorrow night or the following day.
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