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Didn't find anything on this yet so I thought I'd share my setup. It took me a little bit of time to get it adjusted right and pass an intel burn test and a linx test, but its pretty stable. Haven't had the time to run prime 95 yet, will eventually though. If you have any questions or if you have any extra input on this please do share, this is my 2nd time overclocking and first time overclocking an i7 so I know it can't possibly be perfect.

Note: for the VTT, you can leave that auto and I lowered my vcore again. It was actually a problem with ATI's drivers causing my games to crash, the new 10.3 beta drivers have fixed it.

 

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I got my i7930 to 4021.9Mhz with stable results in intelburn test. BUT the ram frequency are on auto and it sets it too 11-11-11-29 on 1.6V. Yet the ram is rated for 1.65V 8-8-8-24.

When i set the clock speeds to the rated 8-8-8-24 like its made for i fail on intelburn tests or even when i set the voltage to 1.65V my computer doesnt boot up.

when running the 1st setup games play good but random Blue screen of death when playing Dragon Age.

Error
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name:BlueScreen
OS Version:6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID:4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode:1e
BCP1:FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2:FFFFF80002ABEFA3
BCP3:0000000000000000
BCP4:FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
OS Version:6_1_7600
Service Pack:0_0
Product:256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\\Windows\\Minidump\\040310-25412-01.dmp
C:\\Users\\matthew\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\WER-30123-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
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C:\\Windows\\system32\\en-US\\erofflps.txt"

Notice u had problems with games to.

What is goin wrong with my computer/setting

Ram - Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB.

Mobo: EVGA X58 SLI LE

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I got my i7930 to 4021.9Mhz with stable results in intelburn test. BUT the ram frequency are on auto and it sets it too 11-11-11-29 on 1.6V. Yet the ram is rated for 1.65V 8-8-8-24.

When i set the clock speeds to the rated 8-8-8-24 like its made for i fail on intelburn tests or even when i set the voltage to 1.65V my computer doesnt boot up.

when running the 1st setup games play good but random Blue screen of death when playing Dragon Age.

Error
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name:BlueScreen
OS Version:6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID:4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode:1e
BCP1:FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2:FFFFF80002ABEFA3
BCP3:0000000000000000
BCP4:FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
OS Version:6_1_7600
Service Pack:0_0
Product:256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\\Windows\\Minidump\\040310-25412-01.dmp
C:\\Users\\matthew\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\WER-30123-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...8&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\\Windows\\system32\\en-US\\erofflps.txt"

Notice u had problems with games to.

What is goin wrong with my computer/setting

Ram - Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB.

Mobo: EVGA X58 SLI LE

Thanks
Like I suggested in my tutorial, put everything to stock, even set your timings on the ram properly. Then proceed to slowly increase the frequency/multiplier of the CPU (leaving your Ram ratio on auto of course). It should automatically increase that for you. Thats all I can really suggest for now, if you're still having problems after that let me know and I will look further into it.
 

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Thanks for the guide. I am gonna look into it soon when I upgrade to i7 930
 

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@ menasan - Go to the User Control Panel and "Edit System". Fill in your system components so we can see what you're working with. Also, it would help if you could post a BIOS template for your motherboard with your current settings.
 

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Ok updated my system specs, and I set my bios back to default for now.

with the memory on auto - its at 1333 mhz with timing at 8-8-8-20.

I'm new to the whole, voltage settings - which i think is whats giving me problems.
about 90% of my changes prevent my system from posting or give a BSOD.

I'm able to get my cpu to 160x21 and stable with the memory at 1600 mhz - but that results in the timing being 11-11-11-29

- i reset the cmos - and with the cpu at the default 133x21 giving me 2.6 ghz- i set the timing manually to 8-8-8-24 and is being read on auto 1333 mhz and boots fine.

i will start increasing the fsb - what voltage settings should i increase along with it?

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1236954
 

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First off, a helpful guide...

Guide to Overclocking the Core I7 920 or 930 to 4.0ghz

OK, now. How high of an overclock are you ultimately trying to achieve? You should be able to push it quite a bit seeing as you're on water.

Also, do you prefer to overclock "With VDroop" or "Without VDroop". Personally, I find stability easier "Without VDroop". You can read more about it here...

Vdroop or not??(LLC) Poll!!
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hahah b-con your awesome, thanks for the help

I'm not looking to push things too far. Just trying to get things stable at a mild OC. I liquid cooled more for the noise levels.

i'll go through that how to and see what i can come up with.

i've turned off v droop, got my cpu to 3.3 at 21x160 (so the memory is only at 1282 mhz but still 8-8-8-24 ), and are working with the voltages right now
 

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Anytime.


Let me know what you come up with, and I'll help you tweak it.
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Click the "BIOS" link in my signature. It will open a pdf file. Copy and paste.
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What memory related settings did you change, and what BIOS version are you using?
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this is what im back to at stable - but still memory not at 1600

Mother Board
Model [ 141-BL-E757-TR]
Bios [ 64 ]
Frequency Control
Dummy O.C. [ Disabled ]
Extreme Cooling [ Disabled ]
CPU Clock Ratio [ 21 X ]
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) [ 160 ]
Target CPU Frequency 3527Mhz (160x22)
Target Memory Frequency 1282Mhz
MCH Strap [ Auto ]
CPU Uncore Frequency (Mhz) [ Auto ]
CPU Clock Skew [ 0 ps ]
Spread Spectrum [ Disabled ]
PCIE Frequency (Mhz) [ 101 ]
OC Recovery [ Disabled ]
Turbo Performance [ Disabled ]
Memory Feature
Memory SPD [ Standard ]
Memory Control Setting [ Enabled ]
Memory Frequency [ Auto ]
Target Memory Frequency 1282Mhz
Channel Interleave Setting [ 6 Way ]
Rank Interleave Setting [ 4 Way ]
Memory Low Gap [ Auto ]
tCL Setting [ 8 ] 8
tRCD Setting [ 8 ] 8
tRP Setting [ 8 ] 8
tRAS Setting [ 24 ] 24
tRFC Setting [ Auto ] 74
Command Rate [ Auto ] 1T
Voltage Control
EVGA VDroop Control [ Without VDroop ]
CPU VCore [ 1.27500V ] 1.27500V
CPU VTT Voltage [ +125mV ] +125mV
CPU PLL VCore [ Auto ] 1.800V
QPI PLL VCore [ 1.150V ] 1.150V
DIMM Voltage [ 1.650V ] 1.600V
DIMM DQ Vref [ +0mV ] +0mV
IOH VCore [ 1.150V ] 1.150V
IOH/ICH I/O Voltage [ Auto ] 1.500V
ICH VCore [ 1.100V ] 1.100V
CPU Feature
Intel SpeedStep [ Disabled ]
Turbo Mode Function [ Enabled ]
CxE Function [ Disabled ]
Execute Disable Bit [ Enabled ]
Virtualization Technology [ Disabled ]
Intel HT Technology [ Enabled ]
Active Processor Cores [ All ]
QPI Control Settings [ Enabled ]
QPI Link Fast Mode [ Enabled ]
QPI Frequency Selection [ Auto]

... side note.. computer takes a good minute to boot into windows..

and what happened to the evga splash screen option in the bios?
 

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I don't like many settings on "Auto" (again for stability reasons). Change these settings...

CPU Uncore Frequency (Mhz) [ Auto ] 20 X

Memory Frequency [ Auto ] 2:10 - This will put your RAM at 1600 MHz.

QPI Frequency Selection [ Auto] 4.800 GT/s

Also, what is your DIMM Voltage under the PC Health Status in the BIOS? You want it at 1.65V. On my board, I had to set it at 1.60V to achieve 1.65V. You can also check it from Windows with this program... HWMonitor

If these settings cooperate, then you will have to stress test it for stability.

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and what happened to the evga splash screen option in the bios?
I thought there was still an option in the BIOS to turn it on and off.
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i changed to those settings, just passed a burn test, cpu got to 57 C.

. took the system quite a bit longer to boot up this time though... maybe will be just a one time thing.

my dram is at 1.67.

- i just rebooted and am missing 2 gigs again.. arggg..

and now they're back...ill be ok with missing 2 gigs if it makes my system run better.

haha changed my tRFC Setting to 74...seemed to help
 

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Hmmm. Go back in your BIOS and reduce your DIMM Voltage setting by 0.02V. That will bring it down to 1.65V.

Also, check the setting for MCH Strap. If there is an option to change it to "DRAM Ratio", do it. Otherwise set it to "1600 MHz".
 
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