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    Default EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    Hi all,
    Ive had a few issues with my pc and would like to better configure my bios to see if those issues can be resolved.

    right now the majority of voltages and all the advanced memory timing is set to auto, which i believe could be giving me the trouble.

    the problems are that I can't run an OS on raid, what happens if i do run an os on a raid array is after playing music or video for over 30 minutes, all the OS processes stop responding and the system grinds to a halt (excluding the peripherals)

    the second problem is not long after getting the system, it no longer can do a 32M superpi, the program crashes on my OS even if i follow better usage suggestions like turning off the windows audio service.

    My specs are in my signature and Ive discussed both issues in other threads already but have yet to resolve either.

    My current bios template is as follows, I should mention that with these settings i dont get any BSODs or any problem other then superpi crashes when my os is in a non raid mode.

    (Bios is currently F8e as in sig, theres a reason im on this version which i dont want to get into the details of right now, i have used F9d aswel but still had the same issues)

    Code:
    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]
    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 ......................... [Disabled]
    CPU EIST Function ............................ [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology ................... [Enabled]
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]
    
    
    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. [Auto] @ 4.8Ghz
    Uncore Frequency ..........................  [x20] (2667Mhz)
    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 ...................... [Standard]
    (Ram is not XMP, option doesnt enumerate)
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [10.00] (@ 1333Mhz)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Expert]
    
    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC .......................................27 (Auto)
    tRRD .......................................4 (Auto)
    tWTR ......................................4 (Auto)
    tWR ........................................8 (Auto)
    tWTP .....................................19 (Auto)
    tWL ........................................7 (Auto)
    tRFC ......................................60 (Auto)
    tRTP .......................................4 (Auto)
    tFAW ......................................20 (Auto)
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1 (Manual)
    
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ...................49 (Auto)
    
    
    
    Advanced Voltage Control:
    
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ...............................1.26875V (Auto) (Mine is a C0 revision 920)
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............1.175V (Auto)
    CPU PLL 1.800v .......................1.800V (Auto)
    
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ...........................1.500V (auto)
    QPI PLL 1.100v .......................1.100V (auto)
    IOH Core 1.100v .....................1.100V (auto)
    ICH I/O 1.500v .......................1.500V (auto)
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................1.100V (auto)
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............1.580V (Manual) (note: its the only stable value)
    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]

    Just to give you an idea of the PC health page:
    Code:
    Vcore................1.252V
    DDR15V.............1.568V
    +5V..................4.919V
    
    System Temp.......42C
    CPU Temp............33C
    MCH temp............44C
    
    CPU fan speed......0RPM (my Noctua HSF doesnt use mobo headers)
    System FAN2........0RPM
    POWER FAN.........806RPM
    SYSTEM FAN1......1516RPM
    
    CPU Warning Temp...........[Disabled]
    CPU FAN Fail warn............[Disabled]
    System FAN2 warn...........[Disabled]
    Power FAN warn...............[Disabled]
    System FAN1 warn............[Disabled]
    CPU Smart fan..................[Disabled]
    Comments, and suggestions appreciated
    Although I hate overvoltage, I do not want suggestions of running my kit for example at 1.66v, if a high voltage is avoidable its much preferred by myself.
    :)
    Gaming: GIGABYTE X58-UD5 - i7 920 C0 - Noctua NH-U12P - 6GB OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 CL7 - Sapphire HD5870 - Antec P182 - TruePower Trio 650w - 3 Acer X243HB in Eyefinity - 2 x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - MS Digital Media KB - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Server: - HP Proliant MicroServer N36L - 4GB Team 1333 CL9 - 1x 160 2.5 5400RPM - 2x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - 1x 250GB ST3500320AS 7200.12 - 1x 1.5TB ST3500320AS 7200.12

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    Hey, 1.66 Vdimm is what you need. 1.64 is less than that actually anyway due to the drop and less that that sometimes under load as well. So set 1.66 now and accept that as normal 1.65 :)

    RAID, hmm do you need help with that now or settings first? I assume you would need to reinstall anyway to mess with that right?

    Try these settings and see how you get along

    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]
    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 ......................... [Disabled]
    CPU EIST Function ............................ [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology ................... [Enabled]
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]


    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. [Auto] @ 4.8Ghz << Can use x36 or X44 both would be fine
    Uncore Frequency .......................... [x20] (2667Mhz) << try out x21 or x22 (I find 2x +2 to work best in many situations)
    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 ...................... [Standard]
    (Ram is not XMP, option doesnt enumerate) << Good, disabled anyway if you had it :)
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [10.00] (@ 1333Mhz)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Expert]

    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC .......................................27 (Auto)
    tRRD .......................................4 (Auto)
    tWTR ......................................4 (Auto)
    tWR ........................................8 (Auto)
    tWTP .....................................19 (Auto)
    tWL ........................................7 (Auto)
    tRFC ......................................60 (Auto) << Set 84 for now
    tRTP .......................................4 (Auto)
    tFAW ......................................20 (Auto)
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1 (Manual)

    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ...................49 (Auto)



    Advanced Voltage Control:

    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ...............................1.26875V (Auto) (Mine is a C0 revision 920)
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............1.175V (Auto) << here is likely the issue, you must find and set your own QPI/Vtt per what your CPU likes. Yes, what your CPU likes :) Try 1.25-1.35 for now, should be plenty with 1333Mhz speeds
    CPU PLL 1.800v .......................1.800V (Auto)

    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ...........................1.500V (auto)
    QPI PLL 1.100v .......................1.100V (auto) << Set 1.2
    IOH Core 1.100v .....................1.100V (auto) << Set 1.18-1.24
    ICH I/O 1.500v .......................1.500V (auto)
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................1.100V (auto) << Set 1.14-1.2 (large GFX Card and several drives)

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............1.580V (Manual) (note: its the only stable value) Set 1.66 (Norm for 1.65 DDR3 memory) Just set for now, to be sure this is not part of the issue, of course this could run lower than spec of 1.65 but test that later on.
    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: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    Thanks a billion LSD :)

    Ive set that all now, its still running stable (no bsods) which is a good sign.

    with the variance of the manual voltages you recommend, ive just done one to two increments inside your suggested voltage rages for all of the settings, two increments for the parts like ICH core where i feel the little extra is needed.

    one thing i noticed your template recommends the tWL to be -1 of the Cas latency of the Ram, well mine on auto is at 7 where as my CL is also 7, should i change my tWL to 6 in my bios, will it help?
    Gaming: GIGABYTE X58-UD5 - i7 920 C0 - Noctua NH-U12P - 6GB OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 CL7 - Sapphire HD5870 - Antec P182 - TruePower Trio 650w - 3 Acer X243HB in Eyefinity - 2 x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - MS Digital Media KB - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Server: - HP Proliant MicroServer N36L - 4GB Team 1333 CL9 - 1x 160 2.5 5400RPM - 2x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - 1x 250GB ST3500320AS 7200.12 - 1x 1.5TB ST3500320AS 7200.12

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    Great to hear! Sorry about the voltage jump off comments, it just seemed like you maybe were scared so just wanted to try and let you know things were normal in regards to voltages like that.

    Keep on tweaking and testing, I am sure you will need to do a little of each before you are full stable.

    Auto, or the value that appears to be Auto on the left of the BIOS can be ignored. That is often incorrect and not used, it can be used sometime in the past, or in the BIOS but not often in windows.

    The setting you are asking about in particular will be set at the proper amount, and should fail I believe if it was above that. I know for sure it would fail to boot if it was under the correct amount.

    I suggest you leave all the advanced memory timings on auto, until you are sure you are fully stable. Then save that as a profile, then you can tweak them all you want. Just saying, get stable first, then play

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    mate, youve solved the memory addressing crash with superpi

    I will refer back to this thread and adjust voltages accordingly if i run into any more instability.

    thanks heaps LSD :D
    Gaming: GIGABYTE X58-UD5 - i7 920 C0 - Noctua NH-U12P - 6GB OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 CL7 - Sapphire HD5870 - Antec P182 - TruePower Trio 650w - 3 Acer X243HB in Eyefinity - 2 x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - MS Digital Media KB - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Server: - HP Proliant MicroServer N36L - 4GB Team 1333 CL9 - 1x 160 2.5 5400RPM - 2x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - 1x 250GB ST3500320AS 7200.12 - 1x 1.5TB ST3500320AS 7200.12

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    Great to hear! I bet it was IOH and QPI/Vtt, now you can try lower if you like, starting with IOH.

    Post back anytime man!

    In the meantime enjoy your PI capable system

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    the current setting caused my os shell (explorer.exe) to get the same memory access problem while gaming (exception code 0x0000005)
    so it may not be perfect yet but im certainly on the right path.

    im tempted to try out the raiding again actually, but its alot of hassle for minimal gain, so ill probably give that a miss. :)
    Gaming: GIGABYTE X58-UD5 - i7 920 C0 - Noctua NH-U12P - 6GB OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 CL7 - Sapphire HD5870 - Antec P182 - TruePower Trio 650w - 3 Acer X243HB in Eyefinity - 2 x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - MS Digital Media KB - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Server: - HP Proliant MicroServer N36L - 4GB Team 1333 CL9 - 1x 160 2.5 5400RPM - 2x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - 1x 250GB ST3500320AS 7200.12 - 1x 1.5TB ST3500320AS 7200.12

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    sounds like ya just need some tweaking still is all, keep at it!

    You should be ok to RAID, or wait till you have more time to spare.

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    BUMP! :D

    Just want to say, my Rig has been awesome ever since I had you guys help me with the advanced ram timing configuration. It really was the tRFC being too tight causing all my hassle.

    I actually even since then added a 5870 and an SSD, which required small alterations to some of the tweaking (mainly voltage)

    ty again lsdmeasap ^_^
    Gaming: GIGABYTE X58-UD5 - i7 920 C0 - Noctua NH-U12P - 6GB OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 CL7 - Sapphire HD5870 - Antec P182 - TruePower Trio 650w - 3 Acer X243HB in Eyefinity - 2 x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - MS Digital Media KB - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Server: - HP Proliant MicroServer N36L - 4GB Team 1333 CL9 - 1x 160 2.5 5400RPM - 2x 500GB ST3500320AS 7200.11, SD1A - 1x 250GB ST3500320AS 7200.12 - 1x 1.5TB ST3500320AS 7200.12

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 and OCZ Platinum 1333 Bios setting advice

    Great to hear everything has been running smoothly for you!!

    Congrats on the upgrades as well!

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