Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Increasing vcore does nothing to stability.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Increasing vcore does nothing to stability.

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I've been at 320fsb with auto volts for a long time now, because 325 is unstable. I've tried raising the vcore to around 1.31 volts, but it is still unstable (fails burntest or bsods). I have a suspicion this could be due to my north bridge, or my memory. My memory wont overclock at all, and changing its voltage from auto to the rated volts of 2.2 makes it unstable, even with no overclock on it.

My old memory was some kingston value ram 667, and that overclocked up past 800mhz, but the hyper x doesn't seem to go past 1066.6.

Is it just that my board is useless and so wont oc further, or is it because of this memory? Will changing settings like the north bridge voltage and gtl help, or do nothing?

I posted something similar to this a few weeks ago, but cant find the thread, so made a new one.
Edited by alltoasters - 1/25/11 at 3:50am
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell thing. Corsair TX650 Coolermaster cm690 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4455m 2.1ghz Dual Covered in tea stains Radeon 7500G 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD soon None Inadequate Win7 of course 
MonitorKeyboardCase
It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
Mouse Pad
my lap or the chair 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell thing. Corsair TX650 Coolermaster cm690 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4455m 2.1ghz Dual Covered in tea stains Radeon 7500G 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD soon None Inadequate Win7 of course 
MonitorKeyboardCase
It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
Mouse Pad
my lap or the chair 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 26
Drop your memory muliplier to 1:1 to emlinate the memory from the equation.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.8GHz @1.44V Gigabyte X58A UD5 rev 2.0 GTX580 Lightning 3x2GB Dominator GTs C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
C300 256GB SSD + WD750 Caviar Black Windows 7 64bit Home Premium DELL U2410 Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gold AX1200 Lian Li Habu 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.8GHz @1.44V Gigabyte X58A UD5 rev 2.0 GTX580 Lightning 3x2GB Dominator GTs C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
C300 256GB SSD + WD750 Caviar Black Windows 7 64bit Home Premium DELL U2410 Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gold AX1200 Lian Li Habu 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 26
You need to give your NB more volts or put it on a lower strap to get a higher FSB. Your RAM was probably running @ the wrong timings - loosen them a little to get higher Mhz.
X58 Oc FuN
(8 items)
 
32nM oC FuN
(13 items)
 
oC FuN
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 960 GA-EX58-EXTREME GTX260 216SP Gskills F3 2000 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
SATA3 Raptor SS, DICE or Ln2 CP1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
655K EVGA FTW 2x GTX260 216sp OC G skills F3 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600GB WD V raptor 10k & 60GB Corsair Force Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray/DVD WinXP + Win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
PowerCase
Antec CP-1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 4.0GHz (500x8) @ 1.26v EP45T-EXTREME 8800GTS 512Mb 2x 1GB PC3-10666 OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 600GB Sata3 VelociRaptor 1x 80GB Barracuda Pioneer 111D XP SP2 & win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
VOODOO DNA Lycosa Antec CP-1000 Thermaltake Armor+ MX Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
X58 Oc FuN
(8 items)
 
32nM oC FuN
(13 items)
 
oC FuN
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 960 GA-EX58-EXTREME GTX260 216SP Gskills F3 2000 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
SATA3 Raptor SS, DICE or Ln2 CP1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
655K EVGA FTW 2x GTX260 216sp OC G skills F3 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600GB WD V raptor 10k & 60GB Corsair Force Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray/DVD WinXP + Win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
PowerCase
Antec CP-1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 4.0GHz (500x8) @ 1.26v EP45T-EXTREME 8800GTS 512Mb 2x 1GB PC3-10666 OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 600GB Sata3 VelociRaptor 1x 80GB Barracuda Pioneer 111D XP SP2 & win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
VOODOO DNA Lycosa Antec CP-1000 Thermaltake Armor+ MX Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
My ram timings are stock, 5-5-5-18 I think. I'm more interested in overclocking the CPU, im happy with the ram being near stock speeds.

As for increasing nb voltage, what should i set it to. its on auto at the moment, and i don't know what voltage that is.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell thing. Corsair TX650 Coolermaster cm690 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4455m 2.1ghz Dual Covered in tea stains Radeon 7500G 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD soon None Inadequate Win7 of course 
MonitorKeyboardCase
It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
Mouse Pad
my lap or the chair 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell thing. Corsair TX650 Coolermaster cm690 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4455m 2.1ghz Dual Covered in tea stains Radeon 7500G 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD soon None Inadequate Win7 of course 
MonitorKeyboardCase
It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
Mouse Pad
my lap or the chair 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 26
What does auto set it to? 325FSB is not high for a P5Q should be able to reach that on stock NB voltage. I had a P5Q Deluxe and that needed 1.44V for 500FSB! I think it something memory related causing you the problem. You could try upping the NB to around 1.3 but I don't think it'll make any difference TBH.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.8GHz @1.44V Gigabyte X58A UD5 rev 2.0 GTX580 Lightning 3x2GB Dominator GTs C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
C300 256GB SSD + WD750 Caviar Black Windows 7 64bit Home Premium DELL U2410 Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gold AX1200 Lian Li Habu 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.8GHz @1.44V Gigabyte X58A UD5 rev 2.0 GTX580 Lightning 3x2GB Dominator GTs C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
C300 256GB SSD + WD750 Caviar Black Windows 7 64bit Home Premium DELL U2410 Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gold AX1200 Lian Li Habu 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 26
I don't think its the motherboard, that's a good board you have there.
You do usually have to raise your NB/SB voltage and FSB voltage as you overclock higher.

For example I have my nb/sb and fsb at 1.3v on a 444fsb at the moment. You shouldn't have to over-volt as much yet but I would do just to rule them out of the equation for now.

I use to have a e6300 overclocked but for the life of me I can't remember what speed I did it to.

If I was you I would lower the CPU multiplier (just for now, to rule the cpu out the equation also), and probably underclock your ram as well. and just test to see if you have a stable FSB and nb/sb. then once you have ruled them out you can start with the memory testing, and then after that, the cpu.

Also from your explanation I have a sneaky feeling that your ram timings might be too tight.

Have you downloaded and run cpu-z yet? It would tell you what your ram timings are and what they should be at.


EDIT: They ^ type faster then me
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.77GHz Biostar TP45 HP EVGA GTX 570 HD 2x2GB OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3, 160Gb Maxtor Windows 7 64bit Iiyama Prolite E2407HDS Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower 650Watt Antec Sonata Logitech MX1000 Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.77GHz Biostar TP45 HP EVGA GTX 570 HD 2x2GB OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3, 160Gb Maxtor Windows 7 64bit Iiyama Prolite E2407HDS Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower 650Watt Antec Sonata Logitech MX1000 Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
I have thought about it being memory related. It just seems that this board does not like this ram.

Or is there a way I can get the ram to allow me to overclock more. It doesn't seem to like having its settings touched, but I might have been doing something wrong.

Edit: here are some cpuz screenshots.



Edited by alltoasters - 1/25/11 at 4:15am
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell thing. Corsair TX650 Coolermaster cm690 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4455m 2.1ghz Dual Covered in tea stains Radeon 7500G 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD soon None Inadequate Win7 of course 
MonitorKeyboardCase
It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
Mouse Pad
my lap or the chair 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell thing. Corsair TX650 Coolermaster cm690 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4455m 2.1ghz Dual Covered in tea stains Radeon 7500G 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD soon None Inadequate Win7 of course 
MonitorKeyboardCase
It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
Mouse Pad
my lap or the chair 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 26
Could be just a compatibility issue. Try flashing your motherboard to the latest BIOS.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.8GHz @1.44V Gigabyte X58A UD5 rev 2.0 GTX580 Lightning 3x2GB Dominator GTs C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
C300 256GB SSD + WD750 Caviar Black Windows 7 64bit Home Premium DELL U2410 Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gold AX1200 Lian Li Habu 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.8GHz @1.44V Gigabyte X58A UD5 rev 2.0 GTX580 Lightning 3x2GB Dominator GTs C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
C300 256GB SSD + WD750 Caviar Black Windows 7 64bit Home Premium DELL U2410 Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Gold AX1200 Lian Li Habu 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 26
loosen your timing and put it on a low divider just so you can eliminate the RAM as your problem. also change your northbridge strap to a higher number for now......you can tighten all this later.

your gonna need a higher FSB for a decent oc, so start working on getting that up. set the lowest CPU multi you have to eliminate CPU so you can start working on FSB.

When You find your highest FSB you can start working on your CPU clock.
X58 Oc FuN
(8 items)
 
32nM oC FuN
(13 items)
 
oC FuN
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 960 GA-EX58-EXTREME GTX260 216SP Gskills F3 2000 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
SATA3 Raptor SS, DICE or Ln2 CP1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
655K EVGA FTW 2x GTX260 216sp OC G skills F3 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600GB WD V raptor 10k & 60GB Corsair Force Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray/DVD WinXP + Win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
PowerCase
Antec CP-1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 4.0GHz (500x8) @ 1.26v EP45T-EXTREME 8800GTS 512Mb 2x 1GB PC3-10666 OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 600GB Sata3 VelociRaptor 1x 80GB Barracuda Pioneer 111D XP SP2 & win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
VOODOO DNA Lycosa Antec CP-1000 Thermaltake Armor+ MX Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
X58 Oc FuN
(8 items)
 
32nM oC FuN
(13 items)
 
oC FuN
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 960 GA-EX58-EXTREME GTX260 216SP Gskills F3 2000 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
SATA3 Raptor SS, DICE or Ln2 CP1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
655K EVGA FTW 2x GTX260 216sp OC G skills F3 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600GB WD V raptor 10k & 60GB Corsair Force Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray/DVD WinXP + Win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
PowerCase
Antec CP-1000 Bench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 4.0GHz (500x8) @ 1.26v EP45T-EXTREME 8800GTS 512Mb 2x 1GB PC3-10666 OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 600GB Sata3 VelociRaptor 1x 80GB Barracuda Pioneer 111D XP SP2 & win7 23" LGW2343T & 42" LG 42PQ20D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
VOODOO DNA Lycosa Antec CP-1000 Thermaltake Armor+ MX Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by alltoasters View Post
I have thought about it being memory related. It just seems that this board does not like this ram.

Or is there a way I can get the ram to allow me to overclock more. It doesn't seem to like having its settings touched, but I might have been doing something wrong.
On my MB i have a setting under ram settings called tREAD this can affect stability quite drastically. What is yours set at (if its there)?
And in bios switch off C1E and Intel Speedstep for now. These can affect stability.

Achiving a good OC is all about lots of testing and experimenting. This all takes time. If you invest the time you will be rewarded.
Edited by SazBard - 1/25/11 at 4:25am
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.77GHz Biostar TP45 HP EVGA GTX 570 HD 2x2GB OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3, 160Gb Maxtor Windows 7 64bit Iiyama Prolite E2407HDS Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower 650Watt Antec Sonata Logitech MX1000 Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.77GHz Biostar TP45 HP EVGA GTX 570 HD 2x2GB OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3, 160Gb Maxtor Windows 7 64bit Iiyama Prolite E2407HDS Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower 650Watt Antec Sonata Logitech MX1000 Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Increasing vcore does nothing to stability.