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post #1 of 10
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Hey everyone here are the settings I currently have set for my CPU as well as an initial test that I ran. Any suggestions on how to improve? Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated!




post #2 of 10
The one thing I would say right off the bat is to make sure that you are doing the Linx or IBT runs on max memory to really test the system.

Let me know how it does after a few runs on max with 8 threads
post #3 of 10
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these are the new results with MAX memory. I had to stop short because I have to go to work. Everything looks fine though. Let me know about suggestions. Thanks!
post #4 of 10
Nice OC - since your temps are getting up there you can try to fine-tune it by lower the volts a bit. But I'm not sure how you arrived at that OC, so you maybe have already fine tuned it. Did it BSOD and then you moved the Vcore up to reach this OC or are you working your way down. If so, you can try to lower the vcore a bit and see if it is still stable.
post #5 of 10
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I kinda just threw these settings in off the bat. Is 1.29375 for vCore okay or does that seem a little high for a 930? I'm sure it depends on all the specs of the comp. I guess the only way to find out is to drop it one notch at a time. Is 12 runs in LinX on MAX mem okay or should it be longer? Sorry for all the questions.
post #6 of 10
When you are honing in on the right vcore I find that something that is unstable crashes within 5 runs of IBT or Linx. Just once you get above the BSOD run 20-50 runs to make sure that you truly are stable. Then mix in a Prime run, maybe some gaming just to stress it different ways.

Try bumping down a notch at a time, a 124 error means too little (or too much) qpi/vtt and a 101 means not enough vcore.

Let us know how it goes
post #7 of 10
And try it with HT disabled.

I'd knock vcore down to 1.27 and then go downhill from there.
post #8 of 10
What's the vid of your chip?
    
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
G. SKILL 6GB 1333Mhz @ 1455Mhz OCZ Vertex 3 120GB / Seagate 500GB Lite-On DVD-RW TSSTcorp DVD/RW 
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Prolimatech Megahalems Windows 7 x64 Professional Samsung S24A350H Dell 20" LCD 
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MAG 17" LCD Samsung 50" Plasma  Focus FK-2001 Mechanical Corsair TX750 
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post #9 of 10
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sorry....what do you mean by "vid of your chip"? And does HT really make that much of a difference? Am I better off without it?
post #10 of 10
That debate rages on- depends on what you're doing with it I guess. I've always been of the opinion if you dont want ht why bother getting a chip that has it. Regardless, you may decide to turn it off and save 10-15c until more programs benefit from it, then turn it back on.

I fold with mine so I want the extra threads- some don't so to each their own. Temp and voltage would drop quite a bit.

As for power you might find you start getting some 124 codes. I've been tweaking my 930 recently and it was throwing a lot of 124s with my qpi that low. I've been finding 1.3+ to be about the lowest and even then i needed 1.32 or so.

The CPU looks good but you might be able to trim there depending.

Also I notice you've left a lot of power saving features on. They might reduce stability.
Edited by Eno75 - 1/3/11 at 1:52pm
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