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    Default Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    Guess I am ready to dive into overclocking this guy. Current temps at stock are about 30C at idle and 65C at load with prime.
    I am looking to get my memory snappy and a 3.6ish overclock with the lowest temps possible.
    This is the memory I have: Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D
    http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/TR3X6G1600C8D.pdf

    I'd prefer just bios settings that i can go along and fill in. I am not much of a tinkerer.
    I'd also appreciate some advice on what to do if computer does not boot.
    Currently I have not changed anything in bios, other than the flash.
    I am not sure what to think of hyperthreading.

    Thanks for your help as always.
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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    If you will search this forum with "UD4P Overclock" you will find enough information to keep you busy for quite a while. Once you do that you can come back with specific questions and you will find a wealth of help.
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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    Quote Originally Posted by genec57 View Post
    If you will search this forum with "UD4P Overclock" you will find enough information to keep you busy for quite a while. Once you do that you can come back with specific questions and you will find a wealth of help.
    Thanks.
    I was hoping however for just a bios template for 3.6, preferably from lsdmeasap because he obviously has a wealth of experience with this board. Like I said, I'd rather not start experimenting on my own from zero. Once I get to my desired range, maybe I could do a bit by myself.
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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    Well you will still need to tinker a bit, as you will need to find your own optimum CPU Vcore, QPI/Vtt, and IOH Voltages, but that only leaves you with three or so settings to tinker with instead of 30-40

    0X00000050 << Incorrect Memory Timing/Freq or Uncore Multi
    0X00000124 << Incorrect QPI/Vtt Voltage (To Much/Not Enough)
    0X00000101 << Not enough Vcore Voltage

    3.6 is a iffy spot to pick, you can use 190x19 to keep ram at 1520, or use 170x21 for ram at 1700, all up to you


    Code:
    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [19x or 21x] See above note
    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] << Disabled if you do not use Vmware or Virtual PC Programs
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]
    
    
    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. x36 orx44 (Keep under 8GT/s
    Uncore Frequency .......................... 16-18 if using 8x ram multi, 20-22 if using x10 ram multi (Always 2x memory Multi or 2x +1, 2x +2, ect) 
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]
    
    
    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) ..................... 190 or 170 (See above)
    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]
    
    
    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [8x or 10x See above]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Manual]
    
    Channel A + B + C
    
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................8
    tRCD .......................................8
    tRP .........................................8
    tRAS .......................................24
    
    Below values may be left in Auto if you like, generally this is fine.  For those users who DO Set advanced timings manually, please see some of my thoughts and findings about these settings and rules here
    XtremeSystems Forums - View Single Post - Gigabyte EX58-UD5/Extreme Discussion Thread
    
    
    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC ........................................ Auto (Should be = tRAS + tRP or above for stability)
    tRRD ....................................... Auto
    tWTR ...................................... Auto (Must be Write to Read Delay/Same Rank - (tWL + 4)
    tWR ........................................ Auto 5-12 (Odd # values likely will fail)
    tWTP .......................................  Auto  (tWTP Must = tWR + tWL + 4)
    tWL ........................................  Auto (tWL Must be CAS Latency -1)
    tRFC ....................................... Auto
    tRTP ....................................... Auto
    tFAW ...................................... Auto
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1
    
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ................... Auto
    
    
    
    Advanced Voltage Control:
    
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled] << Enabled
    CPU Vcore ...............................  All up to your CPU, do not use Auto.  Maybe 1.25-1.35
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ 1.25-1.35+ (Some CPU's need 1.35-1.45+, and of course higher QPI above will need more here as well)
    CPU PLL 1.800v ....................... 1.8
    
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... 1.5
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... 1.14-1.24 (Auto may work fine for you)
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... 1.14-1.24
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... 1.5-1.58 (See below)
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................ 1.14-1.2 (on the higher end if you have many drives or larger GFX Cards)
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. 1.64-1.66 (Some BIOS 1.64 is about 1.63 so you may need 1.66)
    DRAM Termination 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]

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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Well you will still need to tinker a bit, as you will need to find your own optimum CPU Vcore, QPI/Vtt, and IOH Voltages, but that only leaves you with three or so settings to tinker with instead of 30-40

    0X00000050 << Incorrect Memory Timing/Freq or Uncore Multi
    0X00000124 << Incorrect QPI/Vtt Voltage (To Much/Not Enough)
    0X00000101 << Not enough Vcore Voltage

    3.6 is a iffy spot to pick, you can use 190x19 to keep ram at 1520, or use 170x21 for ram at 1700, all up to you


    Code:
    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [19x or 21x] See above note
    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] << Disabled if you do not use Vmware or Virtual PC Programs
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]
    
    
    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. x36 orx44 (Keep under 8GT/s
    Uncore Frequency .......................... 16-18 if using 8x ram multi, 20-22 if using x10 ram multi (Always 2x memory Multi or 2x +1, 2x +2, ect) 
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]
    
    
    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) ..................... 190 or 170 (See above)
    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]
    
    
    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [8x or 10x See above]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Manual]
    
    Channel A + B + C
    
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................8
    tRCD .......................................8
    tRP .........................................8
    tRAS .......................................24
    
    Below values may be left in Auto if you like, generally this is fine.  For those users who DO Set advanced timings manually, please see some of my thoughts and findings about these settings and rules here
    XtremeSystems Forums - View Single Post - Gigabyte EX58-UD5/Extreme Discussion Thread
    
    
    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC ........................................ Auto (Should be = tRAS + tRP or above for stability)
    tRRD ....................................... Auto
    tWTR ...................................... Auto (Must be Write to Read Delay/Same Rank - (tWL + 4)
    tWR ........................................ Auto 5-12 (Odd # values likely will fail)
    tWTP .......................................  Auto  (tWTP Must = tWR + tWL + 4)
    tWL ........................................  Auto (tWL Must be CAS Latency -1)
    tRFC ....................................... Auto
    tRTP ....................................... Auto
    tFAW ...................................... Auto
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1
    
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ................... Auto
    
    
    
    Advanced Voltage Control:
    
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled] << Enabled
    CPU Vcore ...............................  All up to your CPU, do not use Auto.  Maybe 1.25-1.35
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ 1.25-1.35+ (Some CPU's need 1.35-1.45+, and of course higher QPI above will need more here as well)
    CPU PLL 1.800v ....................... 1.8
    
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... 1.5
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... 1.14-1.24 (Auto may work fine for you)
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... 1.14-1.24
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... 1.5-1.58 (See below)
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................ 1.14-1.2 (on the higher end if you have many drives or larger GFX Cards)
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. 1.64-1.66 (Some BIOS 1.64 is about 1.63 so you may need 1.66)
    DRAM Termination 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    OK
    So just to double check, if i choose to go 190x19, i need to set
    Clock Ratio - 19x
    BCLK - 190
    I am a little confused about the Uncore, QPI, and SPD.
    Basically, what would be the difference, 8x or 10x for the SPD.
    Also, for the ICH I/O, what does that mean see below?

    Also, if say I fail to boot, i need to press clear cmos button?

    Thanks for the settings BTW.
    i7 920 D0
    Gigabyte UD4P Bios F9c



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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    Yeap to that, sorry I wasn't sure of the better way to write that out in the settings.

    SPD is you memory multiplier, it will be x whatever you use for Bclk. So 190 Bclk x 8 will be 1520Mhz ram speed.

    Uncore would need to be, if using 8 SPD, x16-18

    ICH I/O Comment, only meant the same applies as to what I wrote for ICH Core

    Yes, if you fail to boot and trying several times does not help then you may need to either unplug the PSU for a second, or clear CMOS. Removing one stick of ram can help sometimes as well as this will update the DMI pool, but that isn't always a option for users to to. Clear CMOS button works fine on these boards, with the PSU Plugged in as well, just press and hold it with the system off for 20-30 second and it will clear the CMOS

    Anytime, that's why I am here!

    Good luck pushing things!

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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    OK, sorry if I confused you... And still did not explain it properly above.

    Here is settings for 4Ghz using 190x19, you know 21x200 for 4.2 is just as easy

    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [19x]
    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] << Disabled if you do not use Vmware or Virtual PC Programs
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]


    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. x36
    Uncore Frequency .......................... 16-18 (Always 2x memory Multi or 2x +1, 2x +2, ect)
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]


    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]


    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [8x ] = 1520Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Manual]

    Channel A + B + C

    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................8
    tRCD .......................................8
    tRP .........................................8
    tRAS .......................................24

    Below values may be left in Auto if you like, generally this is fine. For those users who DO Set advanced timings manually, please see some of my thoughts and findings about these settings and rules here
    XtremeSystems Forums - View Single Post - Gigabyte EX58-UD5/Extreme Discussion Thread


    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC ........................................ Auto (Should be = tRAS + tRP or above for stability)
    tRRD ....................................... Auto
    tWTR ...................................... Auto (Must be Write to Read Delay/Same Rank - (tWL + 4)
    tWR ........................................ Auto 5-12 (Odd # values likely will fail)
    tWTP ....................................... Auto (tWTP Must = tWR + tWL + 4)
    tWL ........................................ Auto (tWL Must be CAS Latency -1)
    tRFC ....................................... Auto
    tRTP ....................................... Auto
    tFAW ...................................... Auto
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1

    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ................... Auto



    Advanced Voltage Control:

    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled] << Enabled
    CPU Vcore ............................... All up to your CPU, do not use Auto. Maybe 1.25-1.4
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ 1.28-1.35+ (Some CPU's need 1.35-1.45+, and of course higher QPI above will need more here as well)
    CPU PLL 1.800v ....................... 1.8-1.84

    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... 1.5
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... 1.14-1.24 (Auto may work fine for you)
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... 1.14-1.24
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... 1.5-1.58 (See below)
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................ 1.14-1.2 (on the higher end if you have many drives or larger GFX Cards)

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. 1.64-1.66 (Some BIOS 1.64 is about 1.63 so you may need 1.66)
    DRAM Termination 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]

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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    I am really confused with an issue I have.
    I followed the above settings for 4.0, i am getting 3990.XX, dont know if it matters.
    Booted. Idling at about 40ish. The second i load prime, my core voltage shoots up to 1.6. I am seeing the core voltage through cpu-z.
    And even in bios at the setting one higher than 1.25, its showing a core voltage of 1.248.
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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    Just replied to your PM

    Na, what you mention about 3.xxx is normal, raise the Bclk 1 if you want it to be above 3.xx

    What CPU-z are you using? And what Vcore in the BIOS?

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    Default Re: Overclocking i7 920 + x58 UD4P

    cpu-z version 1.52.
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