I use a combination of intel burn test and HCI memtest for stabilizing my FX chips (6300/8320e/9590)
DO these quick and easy voltages and settings inside BIOS. they will be overshoots, and you can fine tune the voltages later on.
BIOS, go into power delivery options, maybe ASUS still calls it DIGI+ on your board.
Set LLC to medium or high. NEVER go above HIGH.
If allowed, set the VRM frequency to the setting under max. Example, my crosshait allows 300khz to 550khz in 50khz steps, so I use 500. Yours may change, if you even have it.
If a setting, allow the cpu to have more current. My ASUS baord allwos setting 140% here, simply means CPU is allowed more headroom as far as power is concerned. DO the same for the ram if allowed. Post a few BIOS snapshots if you can, with a spare USB stick formatted in FAT32
NB MULTI------x12/x13, match HT link
HT LINK-------leave default, but set manually, do not leave auto.
PCIE BUS-----101mhz No concrete evidence, but this seems to help a lot of random glitchy stability. Not 100% why, dont care, doesnt hurt anything lol
RAM-------Set to 1866mhz, be sure to go into ram settings, set your main timings, find tRFC, set to 300 for now. Usually defaults to high 100's or low 200's with JEDEC 1333/1600. Inside ram settings, also set command rate 2T for now. Can tweak later
vcore------1.45v it is a big overshoot, but that is why we are doing it, so we can read in windows what hwinfo64 says about it. HWinfo64 is not 100% guaranteed to be accurate, but it can see large dips, and more importantly, see if your idle voltage is the same or higher than LOAD voltage, which is what you want. perfectly level voltages, or a higher load voltage means you need to dial LLC settings DOWN. (medium if you experience this with high)
cpu-nb----1.3v 2400mhz, or 135v for 2600mhz. Again, overshoot, dial in later.
cpu-vdda----2.5v is stock. Bump to 2.6v for now. Not required, but helps limit required eventual vcore. More on that later on when you are stable.
NB chipset----on-motherboard chipset. Stock 1.1v, can set to 1.125 for stability insurance. I recommend avoiding going above 1.125v unless you are pushing very high northbridge and memory speeds.
NB-HT voltage---stock is 1.2v. Can set to 1.225 if you see this voltage dipping at all. Is okay to set to 1.3 when pushing high BCLK, example 275mhz
RAM voltage----set 0.01 above what your ram wants. if 1.5, make it 1.56 If 1.65, 1.66, etc.. This simply covers your bum if ram power circuit is lacking on your motherboard. Even my fancy Crosshair V formula-Z needs this adjustment.
Let us know how it goes.
You should now have a 4ghz core, 2400/2600mhz northbridge, 1866mhz ram, 101mhz PCIE, and enough of an overvoltage to be stable. Watch your temps!!
EDIT I see the mention of ram drive strengths above. MAX all of them out. Only serves to help stability. There are no bad consequences of setting max settings here. They also allow far more successful memory tuning of the secondary timings. OSD termination can be set to 80 or 60 ohms, its useful when pushing beyond 2400mhz ram. Not needed in your case, so this can be left on auto
Last edited by mattliston; 01-21-2019 at 08:32 PM.
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