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I want to get my 970 stable at 4.2 or higher but have not been able to even get it stable at 4.0. The last voltage I tried for 4.0 was 1.31, coming from a 920, that just seems to high. Any suggestions will be appreciated and I will post all my other settings when I get home.

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My friend had an E758, for the life of me I couldn't even get 200 BCLK stable. Switched to a Bloodrage and that fixed his problem smile.gif

Really from my experiences that is the worst X58 board in production. I don't see why you would pair watercooling and a $900 CPU with such a low end board. Besides switching the board out, make sure you're on the latest BIOS, try adding a little more CPU VTT voltage and maybe IOH voltage.
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post #3 of 30
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;12103191 
My friend had an E758, for the life of me I couldn't even get 200 BCLK stable. Switched to a Bloodrage and that fixed his problem smile.gif

Really from my experiences that is the worst X58 board in production. I don't see why you would pair watercooling and a $900 CPU with such a low end board. Besides switching the board out, make sure you're on the latest BIOS, try adding a little more CPU VTT voltage and maybe IOH voltage.

Sorry your friend had a bad experience but I have had no problem with this board running my 920 @ 4.2 for a year so it should run my 970 as well. I will NOT be upgrading any hardware to get this chip stable @ 4.2. Also, I got this chip for free so I don't need to hear about how dumb I am for running it on this mobo.

Edit: Also, at the time of purchase, this was far from a low end board. The only thing better that I knew of was the classified.

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You got the chip free...

...it hasn't been gutted with suicide runs has it?
    
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I can't comment on your board but the 970 is doing great on my R3F. I can pretty much do it all, high multi or high bclk. Currently at 205x21 which seems to work better with the SLI 570.
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Originally Posted by Crabid;12103589 
You got the chip free...

...it hasn't been gutted with suicide runs has it?

Well I like to think of it as free. I got it for about 200 and sold my 920 for about 200. I got it from the intel retailedge program if your curious.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by austinb324;12103278 
Sorry your friend had a bad experience but I have had no problem with this board running my 920 @ 4.2 for a year so it should run my 970 as well. I will NOT be upgrading any hardware to get this chip stable @ 4.2. Also, I got this chip for free so I don't need to hear about how dumb I am for running it on this mobo.

Edit: Also, at the time of purchase, this was far from a low end board. The only thing better that I knew of was the classified.

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I never called you dumb, and nor did I know the circumstances under how you obtained the hardware. Read the bottom of my post, which you seemed to have skipped over frown.gif
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post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;12103848 
I never called you dumb, and nor did I know the circumstances under how you obtained the hardware. Read the bottom of my post, which you seemed to have skipped over frown.gif

I definitely read the constructive part of your post as well. I was just kind of astonished as I have never heard any bad things about my mobo. Of course I probably just have never looked in to it. I do however truly believe that my problem is with the chip and not the board since my friend who has the same board and ordered the chip the same way as me has his running 4.0 with everything on auto. I will try your suggestions when I get home.
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Not to crap on your board, but different board have different compatibility with different processor. I switched from EVGA SLI3 to Asus P6X58D Premium because I cannot get my i7 4.0 stable on the EVGA SLI3 if my BLCK is pass 175, however the issue does not exist with my Asus P6X58D. Right now i'm running 4.0ghz with 1.24 vcore 100% stable. However when I use the i7 960 on my EVGA board, and it works fine at 200x20. Different chip have different behavior. In conclusion, try another board.
    
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Originally Posted by xinhang;12105134 
Not to crap on your board, but different board have different compatibility with different processor. I switched from EVGA SLI3 to Asus P6X58D Premium because I cannot get my i7 4.0 stable on the EVGA SLI3 if my BLCK is pass 175, however the issue does not exist with my Asus P6X58D. Right now i'm running 4.0ghz with 1.24 vcore 100% stable. However when I use the i7 960 on my EVGA board, and it works fine at 200x20. Different chip have different behavior. In conclusion, try another board.

Ok, thanks for your suggestions but Let me make it clear for anyone who posts after this. I am a broke college student who does not have money for another motherboard. I have to deal with what I already own. Thank you.
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