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    Default Beginner overclocking help required

    Ok, I've searched the net for guides etc, and read some threads on here, but every guide I have read seem to make some assumptions that the reader has some understanding of what certain terms and options mean and do.

    I have none. I just want instructions that will help me do exactly what I want to do with explanations so that I know what I'm doing wont screw something up.

    I have a Gigabyte UD5 MB, F3 Bios. Not really interested in upgrading Bios unless absolutely necessary as I have read there can be issues caused if not done 100% correctly.

    Core i7 920 processor, 6 gig 3x2 Corsair dominator 1600mhz. I have a Noctua NH-U12P heatsink attached.

    I am only interested in overclocking to somewhere between 3.4-3.6 ghz, so nothing huge compared to what some people are overclocking too. I have very little real idea about most of the terminology and what they mean (yes I have read descriptions, but they mostly go over my head) so if that could be taken into account in replys that would be good.

    I was going to just increase the bclk in BIOS until it combined with the multiplier to reach the overclock I wanted, but I believe other tweaks are necessary? That's basically where I'm up to.

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    Default Re: Beginner overclocking help required

    There is not many X58 Overclock guides yet, everyone is on there own. So there is no exact things anyone can tell you

    Yeap, you will need to raise your Bclk, set QPI Voltage and Freq to x36, set Uncore Multi to x2 Memory Multi, and then set your ram and CPU Voltages

    Put performance Enhance on Standard, set PCIE Freq to 100, Disable C1E and EIST

    Basically you are looking at making these changes, This will only have your ram at 1520 so you may be able to use lower main timings. Of course there are MANY other ways to run at 3.6, some will get you closer to 1600 ram speed, others not. A higher CPU Speed then 3.6 would make it much easier >>>

    For 3.36 you could just use 20x160 Blck + 1 turbo, and x10 Memory multi for 3.36Ghz with ram at 1600 exact

    CPU Clock Ratio [18x]

    Advanced CPU Features [Press Enter]:
    CPU Clock Ratio [18x]
    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech [Enabled]
    CPU Cores Enabled [All]
    CPU Multi Threading [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) [Disabled]
    C3/C6/C7 State Support [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT [Enabled]

    Uncore & QPI Features [Press Enter]:
    QPI Link Speed [x36]
    Uncore Frequency [2 x memory Multi so 16 ]
    Isonchronous Frequency [Enabled]

    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]:
    standard clock control
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) [190]
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) [100]
    C.I.A.2 [Disabled]

    advanced clock control
    CPU Clock Drive [ 800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive [ 900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew [ 0ps]
    IOH Clock Skew [ 0ps]

    Performance Enhance [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) [8x]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) [Manual]

    Set all Three channels to your rams correct main timings, advanced can be left in Auto if you like

    Channel A

    Channel A Timing Settings [Press Enter]:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time 8 [AUTO]
    tRCD 8 [AUTO]
    tRP 8 [AUTO]
    tRAS 20 [AUTO]

    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC 27 [AUTO]
    tRRD 4 [AUTO]
    tWTR 4 [AUTO]
    tWR 8 [AUTO]
    tRFC 60 [AUTO]
    tRTP 4 [AUTO]
    tFAW 20 [AUTO]
    Command Rate (CMD) 1 [AUTO]

    Channel B

    Channel B Timing Settings [Press Enter]:
    ##Channel B Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time 8 [AUTO]
    tRCD 8 [AUTO]
    tRP 8 [AUTO]
    tRAS 20 [AUTO]

    ##Channel B Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC 27 [AUTO]
    tRRD 4 [AUTO]
    tWTR 4 [AUTO]
    tWR 8 [AUTO]
    tRFC 60 [AUTO]
    tRTP 4 [AUTO]
    tFAW 20 [AUTO]
    Command Rate (CMD) 1 [AUTO]

    Channel C

    Channel C Timing Settings [Press Enter]:
    ##Channel C Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time 8 [AUTO]
    tRCD 8 [AUTO]
    tRP 8 [AUTO]
    tRAS 20 [AUTO]

    ##Channel C Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC 27 [AUTO]
    tRRD 4 [AUTO]
    tWTR 4 [AUTO]
    tWR 8 [AUTO]
    tRFC 60 [AUTO]
    tRTP 4 [AUTO]
    tFAW 20 [AUTO]
    Command Rate (CMD) 1 [AUTO]


    Advanced Voltage Control [Press Enter]:
    Load Line Calibration [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore 1.29375v ....................... All up to your chip, don't use auto as it will overvolt it most likely

    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v............................. You may need 1.2-1.35
    CPU PLL 1.800v [AUTO]

    MCH

    PCIE 1.500v [AUTO]
    QPI PLL 1.100v ................... May need 1.14-1.18
    IOH Core 1.100v [AUTO]
    ICH I/O 1.500v [AUTO]
    ICH Core 1.1v [AUTO]

    DRAM

    DRAM Voltage 1.500v......................1.65

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