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    Default GA-EX58 Extreme Bios Settings

    I just picked up the board along with an I7 920, Coolmaster V8 cpu cooler, 6gb Dominator 1866 memory, 2x gtx 285 and Enermax Galaxy 1000W PSU. I am just curious what some of you have for bios settings on the board with a simular setup. I know the ultimate goal is 4ghz+, but I don't know how stable this is on air and with the cpu cooler I bought. I am an Intel noob and have gone AMD for all my previous setups. I know that there have been a large amount of bios revisions that has surfaced lately and see that support from Gigabyte has been great. I would appreciate if you can share some of the bios settings, bios revision you are using that has been stable. Thanks

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    Hi, nice rig :). We are all pretty much noobs when it comes to this platform :p

    All Chips are different, but this might give you an idea. You'll mainly need to play around with your Vcore (CPU) and Vtt (Imc) voltages I guess. I had to increase Vtt when I upgraded to faster RAM.

    Check your temps, these things get really hot with HT enabled. Keep your VTT and Ram voltage within 0.5v of eachother, and uncore multi at at least twice the mem ratio. ( if mem 2:8 -> uncore 16 (2x8), mem 2:6 -> uncore 12, etc...)

    Screenshots below have all my voltages, ICH is at 1.2v @ 4.2Ghz, 1.16v @3.8/3.99 Ghz, and auto (1.1v) @3.675Ghz. Uncore set to x17, Ram at 2:8 (turbo) for all runs. All Cpu features are on except C1e and C2/C3/.....

    4.2GHz @ 1.44v (F4m)
    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/373/200f4m2zw8.jpg (200x21)
    3.99GHz @ 1.296 (F4m)
    http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2...m190x21la3.jpg (190x21)
    3.8GHz @ 1.248v (F4m)
    http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8337/...voltageld4.jpg (200x19)
    3.675GHz @ 1.2v (F3)
    http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9...175autozq8.jpg (175x21)


    Best Bios's are F3 and F4m I think.

    -F3 is for my 24/7 and has the tdp limit (GIGABYTE PLEASE MAKE THIS AN OPTION), so turbo works as it's supposed to and disengages when more than a certain amount of cores are stressed (If above TDP limit).
    This also means stability at lower voltages, with no performance drop if applications use less than 4 threads (100% loaded).
    The Run above @3.675 with this BIOS was just below the TDP limt, so turbo stayed on even with 8 threads under 100% load :).
    *S3 works 99.9% of the time if I leave Hpet disabled.

    -F4m I use for Benching, there is no tdp limit which means turbo (x21 multi) will stay on even when all 4 cores (8 threads) are 100% loaded. This is as good as having the full x21 multi, but requires more voltage for stability. I have yet to try a more stable BIOS than this one.

    Good luck. You can probably switch your ram multi to 2:10 after you find a stable OC for the CPU and Board....
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    Default Re: GA-EX58 Extreme Bios Settings

    Thank you very much for the reply and taking time to do it. It is really usefull information and I will use it as reference. Have all those settings above seem stable so far? I would be happy to get anywhere between 3.8 - 4 ghz.

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    No problem, I'm glad it helps :)

    I had posted the screenshots and results on another forum that requiered at least 1h of Prime95, so it did not take too much time to copy and paste them here...

    All these settings have been stable for me so far, 3.8 and 3.99Ghz passed at least 6hours of p95 with those settings as well.

    There is really no guarantee how much you can OC though, some Cpu's can't handle high bclk, others have a weak Memory controller, etc.....

    I still think 3.8 should be pretty easy. You could try 186x21 for 3.9 ghz and Ram running at 1860Mhz (2:10). This thread has some good info: How To OC the i7
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    Default Re: GA-EX58 Extreme Bios Settings

    How could you run ram at 1860 with a 920 and 186 Bclk?

    That Multi is not in a 920, or is mine just bunk?

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    Default Re: GA-EX58 Extreme Bios Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    How could you run ram at 1860 with a 920 and 186 Bclk?

    That Multi is not in a 920, or is mine just bunk?
    at 186 bclk with a ram multi of:
    2:6 = 1116 Mhz
    2:8 = 1488 Mhz
    2:10 = 1860 Mhz
    2:12 = 2232 Mhz

    Please correct me if I am wrong :). If you don't have that multi, it's more likely because of the Board than the CPU I think ^^.

    p.s. Actually, I am not wrong . I was trying the Ram at 1750mhz (175 @2:10) the other day. I could boot into windows, but was not Pstable. I could probably manage to boot into win at 180 or 185 for a screenshot of RAM @ 1800/1850 and CPU @ 3.8ish if you would like. But you probably believe me already right ? :p
    I blame the instability on my RAM (rated 1600, and I don't want to push the voltage above 1.65 either), and possibly the IMC in my cpu...
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    EDIT: Hey LSD, I just checked the virtual BIOS for the UD4P, and you have the same multi's as us: 2:6/8/10/12/14/16/18. So... with more vtt and good Ram it should be possible, unless the IMC is bunk :(
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    Default Re: GA-EX58 Extreme Bios Settings

    Ya, I think it is my CPU not my board. I have a ES CPU, and I read at several places some of these had locked Memory Multi's..

    I only have x6 and x8

    Looks like I will have to save up and buy a Retail 920 if I can

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