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It already had the lowst setting of 4.800GT...

So it might not be that after all.. But I did bump up the QPI Voltage to 1.3v now, had it set to 1.28 and it seemed to run at least 4 proper tests in IBT.. let's see hiw 1.3 goes.
With that setting did have options like x18, x36, ect.?
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With that setting did have options like x18, x36, ect.?
No the multiplier only had 4 values:

[ Auto ]
[ 4.800 GT ]
[Something i cant remember]
[ 8xxx GT ]

So I could just choose between 3 different speeds.
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post #23 of 81
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Originally Posted by frW View Post
No the multiplier only had 4 values:

[ Auto ]
[ 4.800 GT ]
[Something i cant remember]
[ 8xxx GT ]

So I could just choose between 3 different speeds.
Ok, that's pretty weird. What is this setting called?
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Ok, that's pretty weird. What is this setting called?
It's in the "QPI Configuration" menu and there are two settings:
QPI Links Speed
QPI Frequency

And the frequency is the one set to 4.800GT the other one can only be set to High/Low.
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post #25 of 81
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Originally Posted by frW View Post
It's in the "QPI Configuration" menu and there are two settings:
QPI Links Speed
QPI Frequency

And the frequency is the one set to 4.800GT the other one can only be set to High/Low.
Hmm, weird. Well how is your stress test going right now?
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post #26 of 81
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Hmm, weird. Well how is your stress test going right now?
It's going pretty decent, 3 linx runs done so far, but you never know when it fails.

If it runs these 5 properly, I'll leave the computer on for tonight with blend.

And if that fails, I don't know if i can take this anymore, I might go back to stock
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post #27 of 81
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It's going pretty decent, 3 linx runs done so far, but you never know when it fails.

If it runs these 5 properly, I'll leave the computer on for tonight with blend.

And if that fails, I don't know if i can take this anymore, I might go back to stock
Good! When I stress test with linx I usually go with 20 runs and that is considered "stable". If it passes then I let P95 run for 14-16 hours just to make sure. Don't give up! Overclocking takes time, and its well worth it in the end.

One more thing I forgot to ask, do you have LLC enabled?
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post #28 of 81
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It's going pretty decent, 3 linx runs done so far, but you never know when it fails.

If it runs these 5 properly, I'll leave the computer on for tonight with blend.

And if that fails, I don't know if i can take this anymore, I might go back to stock
Don't be so quick to give up.

Sounds to me like you might want to add more than 1.29v maybe +0.01 or +0.02 volts.

If you can pass like 50 runs of IBT / LinX then you should (should) be good for hours of Prime.

Also make sure that you dont have any vdroop. This might be the reason for instability.

vdroop = difference between idle and load.

So if you were to set 1.3v or 1.31v you might notice greater stability.

Just my 2.5 cents.
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I am trying not to give up, hehe, feels like i've tried everything

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Don't be so quick to give up.

Sounds to me like you might want to add more than 1.29v maybe +0.01 or +0.02 volts.

If you can pass like 50 runs of IBT / LinX then you should (should) be good for hours of Prime.

Also make sure that you dont have any vdroop. This might be the reason for instability.

vdroop = difference between idle and load.

So if you were to set 1.3v or 1.31v you might notice greater stability.

Just my 2.5 cents.
Add 0.010/0.020 to the vcore?

I do have vdroop, how do I disable that? I've noticed that it even changes a lot under heavly load that the vcore goes up and down a bit.


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One more thing I forgot to ask, do you have LLC enabled?
I don't think so, the only CPU Features I have enabled are:
HT
Execute BIT
Virtualization

Check this image out, which one of them should also be enabled?

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I am trying not to give up, hehe, feels like i've tried everything



Add 0.010/0.020 to the vcore?

I do have vdroop, how do I disable that? I've noticed that it even changes a lot under heavly load that the vcore goes up and down a bit.




I don't think so, the only CPU Features I have enabled are:
HT
Execute BIT
Virtualization

Check this image out, which one of them should also be enabled?

If your BIOS had it, it would be under Load Line Calibration. If you do not have this option in BIOS, you're looking at doing a vdroop pencil mod to eliminate vdroop
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