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Check out the P6X58 owners club. Theres a list of settings for pretty much every OC. I used the 4.5GHz settings and lowered the voltage down to 1.4V.
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I'm currently trying the below BIOS as posted by mymlan, but have set my cpu voltage to 1.3v as advised by my good friend 'SunnySahota' and so far so good, I appear to be stable at 4.0GHz

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Ai Overclock Tuner............................[Manual]
CPU Ratio Setting.............................[25.0]
Intel(r) SpeedStep(tm) Tech..................[Disabled]
Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode...........[Enabled]
BCLK Frequency.....................................[160]
PCIE Frequency.........................[101]
DRAM Frequency.........................[DDR3-1600MHz]
UCLK Frequency.........................[3000MHz]
QPI Link Data Rate.....................[5760MT/S]

CPU Voltage Control....................[Manual]
CPU Voltage............................[1.26250]
CPU PLL Voltage........................[1.80]
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................[1.26250]
IOH Voltage............................[1.14]
IOH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50]
ICH Voltage............................[1.10]
ICH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50]
DRAM Bus Voltage.......................[1.64]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]

Load-Line Calibration..................[Enabled]
CPU Differential Amplitude.............[800mV]
CPU Clock Skew.........................[Normal]
CPU Spread Spectrum....................[Disabled]
IOH Clock Skew.........................[Normal]
PCIE Spread Spectrum...................[Disabled]
How does this look for temps and settings etc?



Would you alter/change anything?


EDIT - the temps are now topping 72 º on a few cores but hovvering around the 65-70 mark, is this too high for water cooling on a 4.0Ghz OC?

EDIT 2 - scrap that, P95 failed after around 50 minutes, thanks for the advice everyone but I've decided to read up on overclocking and learn everything about it before I try this again, I need to know what went wrong and what to change when something does go wrong, I shall report back when I'm more familiar with what I'm doing.
Edited by Sast - 4/3/11 at 12:28pm
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Sounds like you're getting really close! 1.3v should probably not be necessary for 4.0GHz. Toss the chip through some LinX runs and see what error code it spits out. Either way, you're doing really well! No need to give up now! :]
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Well it passed LinX just fine, it's when I tried P95 just for reassurance purposes that it failed after 50 minutes
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That's odd, LinX should be stressing your chip much harder than P95. How long did you run LinX?
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Not too long, it did one pass, I guess I should fire it through more?
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I always run a stress test until the system either crashes or a few hours have passed. It's a big headache, I know, but if this is an overclock you want to last you will have to invest some time into it. Besides, it would be such a shame to have such a high-end setup crash all the time. I used to run my rig like that and I became the laughingstock of my friends. Stability is really key to an overclock you can have pride in.
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How about the temps it was kicking out? isn't 72º a little high for a 4.0Ghz OC on water?
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It all depends on the design of the loop. How many components do you have stuck in there? Is there anything critical like a GPU placed between your CPU and the main radiator? Those temps aren't terribly out of range for a Gulftown at 1.3v. More importantly, I'm not sure you need that much voltage for your overclock. If you're straining for temps, you might try backing down the Uncore another step to lighten the load on the IMC. Experiment lowering your Vcore too. Remember that heat creates instability; lowering your Vcore may actually lead to a stable overclock!
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Ok cool, well i'll meet in the middle somewhat, 1.26 didnt work, and 1.3 didnt after 50 minutes so I'll try 1.27 and see what the result is.
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