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    Default Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    Hey all! I'm new to the forums and quite new to overclocking.

    Anyways, I purchased my computer rig last week and I decided to overclock this bad boy. I'm using a i7-920 with a Gigabyte EX58-Extreme with the Coolermaster V8. I ran into a little problem and hopefully it can be solved.

    I tried to overclock right off the bat, but it kept failing so I decided to flash my BIOS with the latest drivers from Gigabyte's website. Before I flashed it, I opened up SpeedFan and my CPU read 33C (idle). I flashed the BIOS, and immediately checked my CPU temperature in BIOS, it was idling at 45C!!!

    So I booted it up to Windows and checked my temperatures just to make sure, and it was still 45C. I still decided to overclock and I successfully overclocked it to 3.3GHz (stable) and tested it with Prime95 for an hour. My temperatures were: CPU: 59, and cores were hitting around 70C.

    Even at stock, the temperatures still read CPU: 59, and cores hitting around 70C. So I know for a fact the overclocking to 3.3GHz isn't causing this temperature increase. Could it be that the latest BIOS version enabled a specific option that is raising my temperature?

    *All my temperatures stayed the same (motherboard, hard drive, video card) but the North Bridge*

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    Default Re: Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    What settings are you using, Auto if overclocked will use much higher voltages so your temps will rise.

    I do also advise you use RealTemp or CoreTemp, or everest as speedfan is often wrong or misleading so you may have (Before or now) been looking at the wrong voltage or speedfan is not reading them correctly.

    Some BIOS are buggy though, which one in particular did you flash to?

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    I am using the F12 BIOS I found off the Gigabyte website (GA-EX58-EXTREME (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS).

    As for the settings - my core voltage was 1.21 and I didn't touch anything else other than that. Are there any particular settings that might've changed during the flash that could raise the temperature (Speedstep, CxE, etc)

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    Well is that 1.21 what you manually set, or just what you see in the BIOS on the left? Flashing would not in general raise any settings or temps, but sometimes can a degree or three, more likely what happened was before or now whatever software you are using picked something up wrong or right this time hard to say which.

    Core temps are all you really need to worry about though. You could always flash back to the older BIOS, or a different older one, and see if temps are the same as now or before. If you do and all older BIOS show lower temps there could just be a bug with this new BIOS.

    And yes, if you disabled Speedstep (EIST + C1E) this time, but not before, that would likely make you see temp differences similar to this. This would be especially true if before you had them enabled and now you do not

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    When I first went into BIOS, it was already 1.21. I didn't toy with any other setting other than the CPU multiplier (21) and the BCLK (1600). Both C1E and EIST are enabled and my temperatures (according to RealTemp) are now 45, 45, 43, 43. Could you recommend a version I can flash my BIOS to that is stable?

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    Well what I mean is, on the left is a default VID and on the right beside that is what you manually set, or leave on Auto.

    If left on Auto it could be much more than that, depending on your other settings and your CPU itself.

    With C1E and EIST enabled, those temps do sound a little warm. What cooler are you using, and what does CPU-z show as your idle vcore?

    I would just suggest you flash back to an older one, don't matter, just for a minute or so to see if maybe this is just a F12 BIOS issue or not.

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    I'm using the Coolermaster V8 with the HAF 932 case. CPU-z shows my idle vcore at 1.184v.

    I will flash back tomorrow morning, and then flash it to an older version and see how that works. Somebody mentioned to me that the readings are correct, but 45C for a aftermarket heatsink (v8) sounds pretty damn high. My motherboard has a BIOS reset button near the back, can I just simply hit that with my computer off and it'll flash my BIOS to the older one?

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    Well 920 is hot, but I have setup a few with smaller coolers and overclocked to 4Ghz (1.3-1.425+) and none of them idled above 40-45, so that does seem very warm to me. Are you sure your mount is good and not too much paste, or it is loose maybe?

    No, you will need to flash manually, use Qflash or DOS. That button just clears the CMOS

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    Yep I'm pretty sure the heatsink is mounted properly with the appropriate amount of thermal paste. I do not think that's the problem.

    I will try to flash my BIOS tomorrow - can flashing harm a computer in anyway? And should I try flashing the OLDEST BIOS version the Gigabyte website has? I've downloaded the F12 from the website, but the oldest BIOS I can find is the F3. Or should I make my way down newest to oldest?

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    Default Re: Ex58-extreme & i7 920

    Well no, unless you do it wrong. Please read my flashing guide here and you should be good to go >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    Na, I would just try a few older ones, like F9 or F11, not the oldest ones. You can directly flash to any BIOS, but I do advise you avoid some of the very old ones like F3 as they may not work with your CPU. I'd say stick with F7 or above and you should be fine, they all may be fine but you never know so best to not try the oldest ones.

    You can get all of them here
    GA-EX58-EXTREME (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS

    Also many random older beta F9's you could test with as well here
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/giga...tml#post276790

    You should only need to try one or two to be able to tell if F12 is the cause, just try F10 and F11 and see if things are the same or not, be sure you load optimized after your flash and save/apply/reboot (BACK to the BIOS if you are using RAID< to set RAID Again before loading windows)

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