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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    And hey, before we get into 180 Bclk testing, have you tested each stick one by one at stock defaults? They should pass this way, if one or more does not you may need to RMA

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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Then paste back here.
    Ok, these are my settings:
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]
    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech .................. [Disabled]
    CPU Cores Enabled ............................ [All]
    CPU Multi Threading .......................... [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ................... [Enabled]
    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 .............................. [AUTO]
    Uncore Frequency .......................... [AUTO]
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]


    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Disabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) .....................133
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... [AUTO]
    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 ...................... [Turbo]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Profile1]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [AUTO]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [AUTO]

    Channel A + B + C

    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................6
    tRCD .......................................7
    tRP .........................................6
    tRAS .......................................18

    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 ........................................ 40 [AUTO]
    tRRD ....................................... 4 [AUTO]
    tWTR ...................................... 6 [AUTO]
    tWR ........................................ 10 [AUTO]
    tWTP ....................................... 20 [AUTO]
    tWL ........................................ 6 [AUTO]
    tRFC ....................................... 72 [AUTO]
    tRTP ....................................... 6 [AUTO]
    tFAW ...................................... 24 [AUTO]
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1 [AUTO]

    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ................... 51 [AUTO]



    Advanced Voltage Control:

    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ............................... 1.28125V [AUTO]
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ 1.175V [AUTO]
    CPU PLL 1.800v ....................... 1.800V [AUTO]

    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... [AUTO]
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... [AUTO]
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... [AUTO]
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... [AUTO]
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................ [AUTO]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. [AUTO]
    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]

    ----------------------------------------------------------

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    And hey, before we get into 180 Bclk testing, have you tested each stick one by one at stock defaults? They should pass this way, if one or more does not you may need to RMA
    Not one by one but with all 3 sticks in I get no error:


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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    After posting my message I got a BSOD. I quickly made a picture of the error:

    0x000000D1
    0xFFFFF80201EC9980
    0x0000000000000002
    0x0000000000000008
    -------80201EC9980

    (--- = unreadable camera flash)

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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    OK, those look confusing. You said you uses those settings for a test but your image shows 888-20 timings.

    Anywho... Here is setting for stock for now, these should get you going.

    If you receive BSOD's this list of codes is most often what they mean

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

    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]
    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech .................. [Disabled] << Enabled for stock
    CPU Cores Enabled ............................ [All]
    CPU Multi Threading .......................... [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ................... [Enabled] << See below *
    C3/C6/C7 State Support .................... [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor ......................... [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ............................ [Disabled] << Enabled for stock or disabled is fine really, but if you disable this I would also disable C1E *
    Virtualization Technology ................... [Enabled] << Disabled if you do not use Vmware or Virtual PC Programs
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]


    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. [AUTO] << Set 36 or 44, 36 is stock
    Uncore Frequency .......................... [AUTO] << Set 24-26, 24 would be stock 2x ram multi
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]


    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Disabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) .....................133
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... [AUTO]
    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 ...................... [Turbo] << Standard
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Profile1] << Disabled
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [AUTO] <<< x12 = 1600
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [AUTO] << Manual

    Channel A + B + C

    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................6
    tRCD .......................................7
    tRP .........................................6
    tRAS .......................................18

    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 ........................................ 40 [AUTO]
    tRRD ....................................... 4 [AUTO]
    tWTR ...................................... 6 [AUTO]
    tWR ........................................ 10 [AUTO]
    tWTP ....................................... 20 [AUTO]
    tWL ........................................ 6 [AUTO]
    tRFC ....................................... 72 [AUTO] << Set 84 for now
    tRTP ....................................... 6 [AUTO]
    tFAW ...................................... 24 [AUTO]
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1 [AUTO] <<< Set 1

    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ................... 51 [AUTO]



    Advanced Voltage Control:

    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ............................... 1.28125V [AUTO]
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ 1.175V [AUTO] <<< Set 1.35-1.45
    CPU PLL 1.800v ....................... 1.800V [AUTO]

    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... [AUTO]
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... [AUTO] <<< Set 1.2-1.24
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... [AUTO] << Set 1.12-1.24
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... [AUTO]
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................ [AUTO]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. [AUTO] << Set 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: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    OK, those look confusing. You said you uses those settings for a test but your image shows 888-20 timings.
    That picture is taken from my Test 1*.

    This is a picture of Memtest during Test 2*:



    *Test 1: Memory at default BIOS setting: 888-20, Memtest86 no errors.
    *Test 2: Memory XMP profile: 676-18, Memtest errors.
    *Test 3: Memory manual setting: 676-18, PC won't boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Here is setting for stock for now, these should get you going.
    Thanks. Will try these settings first thing in the morning!

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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    have you tested each stick one by one at stock defaults?
    This is the result in Memtest86, testing the modules one by one (Load Optimized Defaults):

    MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)
    Performance Enhance: Standard
    System Memory Multiplier: 12
    DRAM Timing Selectable: Manual
    CAS: 6
    TRCD: 7
    TRP: 6
    TRAS: 18
    Command Rate(CMD): 1T

    QPI/VTT Voltage: 1.375
    DRAM Voltage: 1.66V




    For the final test I put all 3 sticks in. Memory: 4094M.




    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Anywho... Here is setting for stock for now, these should get you going.
    I've tried these settings but after 10 minutes in Vista the system suddenly rebooted.

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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    From your final test with all three sticks I can see the issue I believe. You have not used enough QPI/Vtt and or QPI PLL and IOH. When you have an incorrect QPI/Vdimm ratio the CPU will often drop memory channels.

    I reviewed a similar kit 998679 (link in my sig) that uses the same IC Chips and found I needed 1.435 QPI/vtt (1.24 QPI PLL/IOH) to run 676-18 timings. I did also use x18 uncore, so not sure how much that would affect things in regards to voltages but you may just not be setting enough of the above mentioned voltages. I for sure would not suggest unsafe voltages, and I also would not be returning the memory before I fully tested all suggestions. Some CPU's need way more QPI/Vtt that others, some like the QPI/Vtt and Vdimm amount to be close, others far apart.

    QPI/Vtt Safe amounts? Here is my thoughts and findings
    POST i7 CORE TEMPS HERE!!! - Page 5 - Post #49 TweakTown Forums


    Can you please post your full exact settings used for stock tests with all three sticks? Then I will advise back some things for you to test with. Very well could be faulty ram, these things happen with any brand, but I would not say I think that is it just yet. But your one stick does concern me since it failed all of your tests, but lets try some things before you decide you need to RMA

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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Can you please post your full exact settings used for stock tests with all three sticks?
    Do you mean "Load Optimized Defaults" in the BIOS so that my memory runs 888-20?

    Edit: Extra info

    Just finished another Memtest86 run at default (8-8-8-20 - 1066) speeds (QPI/VTT Voltage: 1.500V [AUTO] and DRAM Voltage: 1.175V [AUTO].

    Memory Module 1: No Errors
    Memory Module 2: No Errors
    Memory Module 3: No Errors
    All 3 Memory Modules together: No Errors
    Last edited by sl00tje; 09-20-2009 at 10:46 PM.

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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    Yes, I meant load optimized in the BIOS then set ONLY your ram memory to 1.66V then set ONLY the Main timings to 6-7-6-18

    Of course QPI/Vtt would need to also be set likely, tested at various levels since each CPU is different. Some may do those timings with 1.3, others may need 1.5+

    Although, it does look like you may have one possible damaged stick, but very hard to tell without testing myself. If RMA is an easy option for you then you may want to RMA just to be sure

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    Default Re: First time overclocking i7 920 with GA-EX58-UD5. I'm stuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    If RMA is an easy option for you then you may want to RMA just to be sure
    Today I recieved a new memory kit (not a new 998691 but the 998692 with Ascent Heatsink) from Mushkin.

    When I boot my system with optimized defaults and 8-8-8-20 timings there is no problem. XMP or Manual 6-7-6-18 -> no booting, black screen. It looks like the same problem as my other memory kit.


    System specs:

    CPU: Core i7 920 D0
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
    BIOS: F9e
    Memory: Mushkin 998692 - 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 6-7-6-18 Redline
    Frequency: 1600MHz
    Latency: 6-7-6-18
    Graphics Card: Asus ENGTX285/HTDP/1GD3
    Power Supply: Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 850W
    Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems + Nexus Real Silent PWM
    OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

    Test 1 XMP:

    Load Optimized Defaults: YES
    MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)
    Performance Enhance: Standard
    XMP: Profile 1

    QPI/VTT Voltage: 1.375
    DRAM Voltage: 1.640V

    RESULT: Black Screen, won't boot. Post error code: C1: Detect memory - Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and ECC.


    Test 2 Manual:

    Load Optimized Defaults: YES
    MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)
    Performance Enhance: Standard
    System Memory Multiplier: 12
    DRAM Timing Selectable: Manual
    CAS: 6
    TRCD: 7
    TRP: 6
    TRAS: 18
    Command Rate(CMD): 1T

    QPI/VTT Voltage: 1.375
    DRAM Voltage: 1.640V

    RESULT: Black Screen, won't boot. Post error code: C1: Detect memory - Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and ECC.


    Any tips or advise?

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