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    Default Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    Hi All,

    First post so dont want this to be too much of a rant but I see people posting about this board and how great it is and I have to ask which planet they purchased it from certainly wasnt the same one I did? Where to start ....

    I have building my own PCs for 15 years almost, not an expert but know my way around so if I pay 150 for a mobo I pretty much expect extras like usability and easy overclocking as standard. My build spec is in the attached file sooo

    1. I have Win7 Professional installed and the easytune6 utility doesnt load for me at all .... dissappointing but not the end of the world.

    2. In my hands the board is an extremely temperamental overclocker despite all the options exposed in the BIOS. For example I have a pretty moderate overclock to 3.2GHz. The PC double boots, power on, immediately off, power on, successful post and boot, rock solid session from that point on. Restart PC no double boot? what is all that about? With a corsair HX1000 power supply I sincerely doubt it is something to do with lack of power or an unclean power supply. I see many other people in these and other forums have posted on this double boot issue with the EX58-UD5 but as yet no recognition from the board manufacturers of the issue.

    3. I have some very nice OCZ Blade memory rated at 2000MHz and 1.65V. So in the BIOS I set my DDR Volts manually to 1.64V but the BIOS (in PC Health Page) tells me the actual voltage is 1.616V and CPU-Z reports 1.62V but no compliance of actual values with my settings in the BIOS.

    4. If I go anywhere near the manual setting of IOH Core, QPI/Vtt or VCore voltages, all of which are set to Auto at the moment, the PC refuses to Boot, just powers on and off in a continual cycle and I have to clear CMOS to defaults and start again.

    I will admit to not being an expert overclocker but I never expected it to be this frustrating. If anybody want to prove me wrong by chiming in with their successful overclocks with this board and details of their BIOS settings please feel free
    Last edited by HowardB; 12-07-2009 at 12:34 AM.

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    Default Re: Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    UD5 is great, have one myself

    Please download the latest version for your easytune issues, sounds like you may be using a older on >>
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Utility

    The boot issues you mention are normal, when overclocked the BIOS checks and reboots then applies the settings then boots. This saves you from OS corruption

    Try setting 1.66 Vdimm, this should be about 1.64-1.65. TO run 2000Mhz ram you are going to need to find and set your own voltages for a few things to what your particular CPU likes/needs such as QPI/Vtt, QPI PLL, IOH, and Vdimm. Often it will also help to use more than normal Uncore for higher memory speeds such as 2x +2 instead of 2x the ram multi.

    Give me your current full settings and I can help for sure. Sounds like you may need help getting things going and may be missing something causing you not to be able to adjust things like you would expect.

    This could also very well be BIOS bug issues, did you find the same troubles with the older BIOSes? Have you tried the latest? If not you may want to try it out (F9k)
    http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/7/...x58ud5.F9k.zip

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    Hi Lsd,

    Thx for the quick reply. Does your info on the double boot as a normal expected process come from Gigabyte? cos there are literally 100's of posts out there from worried owners complaining about it. I myself have not seen it as common event for any other board I have used and I have used quite a few.

    I have not tried F9k although I have it downloaded. I cannot find any blurb on it that tells me what it is supposed to improve/fix so havent used it ... yet. I flashed with F9e during the build so havent used any earlier BIOS versions

    The link you gave me for Easytune6 certainly has the same file name as the version I downloaded, installed and then found not to work, didnt check the version numbers tho so will try again with the file downloaded from the link you provided

    As for the settings on the modest OC of my i7 920 /w D0 stepping they are:

    MIT settings

    CPU clock Ratio: 20 (cant set it any higher)
    BCLK: 160
    CPU Frequency 3.2 GHz
    Adv CPU features: untouched
    QPI clock ratio: Auto
    QPI Link speed 5.76 GHz (Auto)
    Uncore and QPI features: untouched
    Advanced Clk control: untouched
    System memory modifier (SPD): 12 (memory runs at 1920 MHz)
    DRAM Timing Selectable = Quick
    CAS = 7
    tRCD = 8
    tRP = 7
    tRAS = 20
    Command Rate = Auto (system sets it to 1)
    Advanced DRAM features: untouched
    Load line calibration: disabled
    VCore: Auto (results in 1.36V setting according to CPU-Z)
    QPI/Vtt Voltage = Auto
    DRAM voltage = 1.64 manual setting (but actually 1.616 on PCHealth page)
    IOH Core (set manual 1.1V)
    Advanced Voltage control untouched

    In advanced setting I do not have turbo mode on instead it is set to standard

    As said earlier once it boots these settings are stable and reliable but any further tweeking results in a non-boot and CMOS clear. The CPU is cooled by a corsair H50 water cooler

    Hope that helps any feedback or advice greatly appreciated

    thanks again
    Last edited by HowardB; 12-07-2009 at 07:27 AM.

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    Default Re: Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    I am more speaking of Triple reboot process as a self check test, I made a video of this being normal when overclocked here for another user who was unsure.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-p...83/#post333835

    Yes Gigabyte explains this is how a overclock is checked and tested before applied so that your OC is not applied and then fails and corrupts your system >>


    Easytune will always have the same file name, please uninstall the one you are using and download the latest one linked above and then install it. If you still can't start it let me know, you may need to try a newer BIOS which would be suggested anyway.

    If you need help with your settings, which it sounds like, please fill out a template linked in my signature so I can see all your settings then I will advise back

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    Default Re: Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    Hi LSD,

    Not much different from details already posted but I have used your template as requested, look forward to the feedback

    CPU = Model Intel i7 920 D0 stepping
    Motherboard = Gigabyte EX58-UD5 version 1.0
    BIOS Version = F9e
    Ram = 3x 2GB OCZ Blade PC3 16000 OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR3 PC3-16000 Blade Series Low Voltage Triple Channel
    2xGTX275 in SLI Mode
    Creative X-Fi Fatality Titanium Sound Card
    Corsair H50 water cooled CPU solution
    Silverstone TJ9 case
    Windows 7 Professional installed

    Code:
    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) ................... [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 .............................. Auto (system sets to x36)
    Uncore Frequency .......................... Auto(5.7 GHz)
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]

    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) ..................... 160
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... Auto [100]
    C.I.A.2 [Disabled]
    Advanced Clock Control:
    CPU Clock Drive ..............................Auto [800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive ................... Auto [900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew ............................. Auto [0ps]
    IOH Clock Skew ............................. Auto[0ps]

    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ x12 (memory runs at a final frequency of1920MHz with a 3.2GHz OC on the i7 in place)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Quick]
    Channel A + B + C
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................7
    tRCD ..................................8
    tRP ...................................7
    tRAS ..................................20
    Below values all left on Auto 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 ........................................ (Should be = tRAS + tRP or above for stability)
    tRRD .......................................
    tWTR ...................................... (Must be Write to Read Delay/Same Rank - (tWL + 4)
    tWR ........................................
    tWTP ....................................... (tWTP Must = tWR + tWL + 4)
    tWL ........................................ (tWL Must be CAS Latency -1)
    tRFC .......................................
    tRTP .......................................
    tFAW ......................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ................
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ...................

    Advanced Voltage Control:
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ............................... Auto (CPU-Z records as being 1.36V)
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ Auto
    CPU PLL 1.800v .......................Auto
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... Auto
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... Auto
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... Manual 1.1V
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... Auto
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............1.64 (CPU-Z records as actually being 1.62V)
    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 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    You do realize you have your ram set to 1920Mhz right? Those timings are not going to work at all like that.

    Also some CPU's do not like even multi's, just a heads up. So you may want to reconsider your overclock using x19 or x21 CPU multi. For now though I will advise you on what you are currently using, correcting your memory speed of course

    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) ................... [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 .............................. Auto (system sets to x36) << Can use x36 or x44
    Uncore Frequency .......................... Auto(5.7 GHz) << Manually set to x20-x22 for x10 memory multi
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]

    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) ..................... 160
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... Auto [100]
    C.I.A.2 [Disabled]
    Advanced Clock Control:
    CPU Clock Drive ..............................Auto [800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive ................... Auto [900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew ............................. Auto [0ps]
    IOH Clock Skew ............................. Auto[0ps]

    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ x12 (memory runs at a final frequency of1920MHz with a 3.2GHz OC on the i7 in place) << Way to much for this memory, maybe not with looser timings and more voltage, but for sure it will not work for the timings below. Set to x10 for 1600Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Quick] << use Expert and set each channel one by one

    Channel A + B + C
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................7
    tRCD ..................................8
    tRP ...................................7
    tRAS ..................................20
    Below values all left on Auto 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 ........................................ (Should be = tRAS + tRP or above for stability)
    tRRD .......................................
    tWTR ...................................... (Must be Write to Read Delay/Same Rank - (tWL + 4)
    tWR ........................................
    tWTP ....................................... (tWTP Must = tWR + tWL + 4)
    tWL ........................................ (tWL Must be CAS Latency -1)
    tRFC .......................................
    tRTP .......................................
    tFAW ......................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ << Set 1T
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ...................

    Advanced Voltage Control:
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled] << Enabled
    CPU Vcore ............................... Auto (CPU-Z records as being 1.36V) << Do not use Auto when overclocking, set this manually. Set 1.36-1.4 and see what voltage you get at idle and load with CPU-z then you can try less or may need more.

    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ Auto << Set this for sure, normally 1.28-1.35 is good
    CPU PLL 1.800v .......................Auto

    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ........................... Auto
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... Auto
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... Manual 1.1V << May need 1.20-1.24
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... Auto
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............1.64 (CPU-Z records as actually being 1.62V) << 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: Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    id suggest updating the chipset drivers to the latest ones easytune will now display my current gpu/memory clocks which it didnt before also it might stop it crashing
    http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/7/...9.1.1.1023.zip

    there for any os so dont worry about installing
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    Default Re: Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    Hi Guys thx for the replies, will definately try some of the settings you recommended

    LSD one thing I dont understand you said:

    "You do realize you have your ram set to 1920Mhz right? Those timings are not going to work at all like that."

    Cant say I understand why the manufacturers recommended settings are 7-8-7-20 2T (actually on auto system assigns IT) speed 2000MHz at 1.65V. So am I missing something

    As set the memory passes extended memtests no problem and I have no wierd crashes or BSOD type events so I was under the impression the memory is rock solid for the 3.2GHz OC implemented with the settings used

    Assuming the double boot is a feature not a problem then my main problem is trying to tweak the other settings to allow a higher overclock, without the machine refusing to boot and necessitating a CLR CMOS and startover. I know this is a standard right of passage with overclocking but honestly even if I try to tweak one thing it sometimes refises to boot

    Thanks again
    Last edited by HowardB; 12-08-2009 at 05:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    One other thing ...

    In this post http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/200-...x58-ud5-36761/

    I see lots of people with i7 920's using clock multipliers of x21 in my F9e BIOS it is impossible to go beyond 20?

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    Default Re: Overclocking Gigabyte EX58-UD5 with F9e BIOS

    yes because turbo will add a 1x to the 20x multiplier
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
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    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
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    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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