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    Default Cant seem to get stable on 4.2ghz - EX58-UD4P i7 920

    So Ive been having quite a bit of trouble trying to get a 4.2 ghz stable system. Ive seen quite a few people here having sucess but I cant seem to nail it. I will say I got 3.8 ghz (180x21) running like a champ using almost stock settings and only 1.2vcore (highest cpu coretemp while running OCCT was about 66c). 200x21 is giving me such a pain to get stable. Ive bumped up voltages quite a bit as shown below in the bios template. Im afraid to go higher them this as Im pushing 77c on OCCT (which is failing after 15-20mins with a BSOD). If I run Prime95 on blended, I get the coretemps of 85c and then after 15mins certain worker threads stop working.

    Ive seen BSOD errors of x1a and x3b. I saw a few x124 but I raised my QPI/VTT a few ticks and got rid of that. Now these 1a and 3b are beyond me. 1a came up as MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.

    3b came up as SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION with it complaining about win32k.dll. I saw some reports on google about it being isues with running specfic drivers for the ATI video card. However Im running an NVidia based video card, GTS250 1gb to be exact. BTW all my drivers are running on latest as per the thread in the forum of the latest drivers for Nvidia, LAN, Sound, ICH10, etc.

    So Im afraid to raise up the cpu vcore anymore than this. Suprising im still getting these high of temps with the Prolimatech push/pull fan.

    Maybe I got one of the cpu's that 4.0+ghz just aint happening.

    CPU = Core i7 920 D0 stepping
    Motherboard = EX58-UD4P
    BIOS Version = F10d
    Cooling on CPU = Prolimatech Megahalems push/pull fans at 2000rpm
    Ram = Patriot PVT36G1600LLK
    Link to Memory
    http://www.patriotmemory.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=5&catid=23&prodgroupid=110&id =763&type=1

    Bios settings
    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 ......................... [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ............................ [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology ................... [Enabled] << I do use VMware
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]
     
     
    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. [AUTO] (7.2ghz)
    Uncore Frequency ..........................  [x18] <----2x+2 for me
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]
     
     
    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) .....................200
    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] (1600mhz for me)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Quick]
     
    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] (27 shown) (Should be = tRAS + tRP or above for stability)
    tRRD ....................................... [AUTO] (4 shown)
    tWTR ...................................... [AUTO] (4 shown) (Must be Write to Read Delay/Same Rank - (tWL + 4)
    tWR ........................................ [AUTO] (8 shown)
    tWTP ....................................... [AUTO] (19 shown) (tWTP Must = tWR + tWL + 4)
    tWL ........................................ [AUTO] (7 shown) (tWL Must be CAS Latency -1)
    tRFC ....................................... [AUTO] (60 shown)
    tRTP ....................................... [AUTO] (4 shown)
    tFAW ...................................... [AUTO] (20 shown)
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ [2] 
     
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ................... [AUTO] (63 shown)
     
     
     
    Advanced Voltage Control:
     
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Enabled]  <----tried disabled as well
    CPU Vcore ............................... 1.3125
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ 1.360
    CPU PLL 1.800v ....................... 1.840
     
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... [Auto]
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... 1.220
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... 1.220
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... [Auto]
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................ 1.140
     
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. 1.660
    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]
    EX58-UD4P Motherboard
    Core i7 920 Processor D0 stepping
    Patriot 6GB 1600mhz PVT36G1600LLK Memory
    Prolimatech Megahalems CPU Cooler (push-pull fan)
    Zotac GTS250 1gb Video Overclocked
    Cooler Master CM690 Case with 6 Fans
    Corsair 750TX Power Supply
    1TB Seagate 7200.12 HD

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    Default Re: Cant seem to get stable on 4.2ghz - EX58-UD4P i7 920

    sometimes you can run with 2x+1 uncore did u try and test with that? also have you tried with an odd cpu multi 19x210? voltages look ok to me

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    thats the voltages i use for 4.3 and im stable but every cpu/board/ram is different
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    Default Re: Cant seem to get stable on 4.2ghz - EX58-UD4P i7 920

    Just wanted to write an update here. I actually think I found my proble with these 1a, 3b, 1e BSODs i kept getting. Did some research and looking at the minidumps and analyzing what it was complaining about the most and kept talking about drivers, many times the usb ICH10 drivers. Looked at my USB Controller drivers (remember im running Win7 x64) and had drivers that were from 2006. Not sure why that was when clearly I installed the latest 9.1.1.1023 INF from this forum.

    Ran the install for that INF again and noticed it doesnt actually install, once you hit the last NEXT button to where it should start copying files, it just says its done, never saw anything copy. Then looked further into this. Seems like this INF install that Intel packages is made for Win7 and Vista, however the damn install package doesnt work on Win7. You must run the install in Vista SP2 compatibility mode, then you will see it actually copies files and installs. Now noticed my USB Controller was sitting at 2009 date drivers.

    I actually dropped my vcore to 1.2875 and QPI/VTT to 1.28, left the 21x200 setup, I did change the Uncore to 2x+1 instead of 2x+2. Nothing else was changed from before or what you see in the bios settings above.

    Rebooted, ran fine. Ran Memtest, everything passed there. Rebooted to Windows7, ran OCCT on the Auto 1hr (just as I did before on my 3.8ghz) and actually got completely through it this time. Past 10-15 attempts in OCCT just resulted in either BSODs or OCCT stopping saying error on Core x.

    My highest core temps (using realtemps) on this 1hr run was 74, 75, 71, 70c respectively on Core1 through 4. Not bad for 4.2ghz.

    Now we are getting somewhere. Now time to reall start fine tuning it and slamming it overnight for the real tests.

    Thanks again for the tip on running 2x+1 wazaa300!

    Dixit
    EX58-UD4P Motherboard
    Core i7 920 Processor D0 stepping
    Patriot 6GB 1600mhz PVT36G1600LLK Memory
    Prolimatech Megahalems CPU Cooler (push-pull fan)
    Zotac GTS250 1gb Video Overclocked
    Cooler Master CM690 Case with 6 Fans
    Corsair 750TX Power Supply
    1TB Seagate 7200.12 HD

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    Default Re: Cant seem to get stable on 4.2ghz - EX58-UD4P i7 920

    Sounds good, now you can likely go back to x18 uncore if you want.

    Thanks for the heads up on the INF Driver win 7 issue, I will keep that in mind for others.

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    Default Re: Cant seem to get stable on 4.2ghz - EX58-UD4P i7 920

    Yeap that INF issue was bugging me for awhile ever since i installed Win7 clean. I ended up manually putting the drivers in for the USB Controllers by finding the extracted INF files directory. But I knew I was still probably missing a few others since I wasnt sure exactly what pieces the INF installed.

    So 2x+2 is the better option to do with for stability?

    Ive been slamming it with Prime95 blended tests for the past few hours and its been doing good. Temps are about 5c higher across the board then highest levels that OCCT gave me. I know Prime95 blended will do that which is good from a standpoint of testing stability and my cooling.

    Dixit

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    EX58-UD4P Motherboard
    Core i7 920 Processor D0 stepping
    Patriot 6GB 1600mhz PVT36G1600LLK Memory
    Prolimatech Megahalems CPU Cooler (push-pull fan)
    Zotac GTS250 1gb Video Overclocked
    Cooler Master CM690 Case with 6 Fans
    Corsair 750TX Power Supply
    1TB Seagate 7200.12 HD

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    Default Re: Cant seem to get stable on 4.2ghz - EX58-UD4P i7 920

    Well 2x +2 all depends on your settings and speeds, I always use it myself but it may give you issues. It is not better for stability so to speak, but can help in regards to that in some situations, it is better performance always though. So using it may actually cause you instability at first, but you can get it stable and use it.

    Same applies with QPI speed, you can use more than normal. You can use x44 if you have the room depending on your Bclk, this must only be kept under 8.0GT/s

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