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    Default GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    Hey all, first post!

    For some time now, I've been unable to set my BCLCK set to any value between 161 and 170. This was never an issue for me in the past since I was able to run at 160, but now I'm interested in OCing a bit more and I've hit a roadblock. I've been able to successfully set to values in the 190-205 range in the past when testing OC limits, but for some reason this particular range is causing issues. I haven't tried any other ranges (i.e. 170's, 180's, etc). Is this a known issue with this board or could I have a defective board?

    Another strange symptom of this is that when I manually change the BCLCK to 170, the corresponding frequency values in the BIOS page do not update. 170 seems to be the only value that causes this strange behavior.

    Please let me know if I can provide any more useful information. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated!
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    try to clear cmos fully by removing mb battery for 30mins or overnight,then load optimized defaults and re-enter your oc settings
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    Try to update to the latest bios and then clear cmos

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    I failed to mention that I'm currently running BIOS version F7.

    I followed the advice about removing the battery. It definitely cleared the CMOS, but alas, behavior when setting the BCLCK to 170 is still odd.

    I will consider attempting to update to the most recent BIOS (either F9 or F10beta) but I seem to recall reading some advice elsewhere in this board that recommends flashing in a very specific manner (don't use @BIOS?). I will reply with my findings.
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    It could be a bug in that BIOS, you could test older BIOSes to see if they all act the same at 170, or try the latest BIOS which would be best

    You can flash any BIOS that supports your CPU, in any order you want, you can just flash right to the latest no need to do any between.

    Just do not use @BIOS as you mentioned, use Qflash or DOS here is a guide
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    I've successfully updated the BIOS to version F10 and the issue still persists. Everything behaves as expected at BCLCK 160, but any value above that fails to POST and auto-reverts to safe settings (BCLCK 133). I'm not modifying any voltages either but I'm under the impression that this shouldn't be necessary for such a conservative BCLCK increase, especially when mostly everything is already set to "Auto".

    Any ideas? Let me know if I should provide any additional information. I'd like to have this resolved or RMA'd as soon as possible. Thanks!
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    Then you may just be trying incorrect settings is all, and since you are not modifying voltages as you said that is probably the problem. Auto is not advised when overclocking, it generally uses way to much or not enough (Rarely), but you for sure will need to set several things manually for 170+ Bclk

    If you want to run 170 Bclk, or above, give me your current settings and a link to your ram and I will advise, template in my signature for you to give me your current settings.

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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    Here are my current settings:

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    Advanced Frequency Settings:

    CPU Clock Ratio 20x

    Advanced Core Features [Press Enter]:

    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech................[Enabled]
    CPU Cores Enabled........................[All]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)..................[Enabled]
    C3/C6/C7 State Support...................[Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor......................[Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function........................[Enabled]
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT...................[Enabled]

    QPI Clock Ratio..........................[Auto]
    QPI Link Speed........................[5.76GHz]
    Uncore Clock Ratio....................[16x]
    Uncore Frequency.........................2560MHz

    >>>>> Standard Clock Control <<<<<

    Base Clock (BCLK) Control................[Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency ..........................[160]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.)..........[Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)...........[10.0]
    Memory Frequency (MHz)................1600
    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]

    Advanced Memory Settings:

    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.)..........[Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)...........[10.0]
    Memory Frequency (MHz)................1600
    Performance Enhance (SPD)............. [Standard]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)............ [Quick]
    Profile DDR Voltage ..................1.5
    Profile QPI Voltage ..................1.1
    Channel Interleaving.....................[Auto]
    Rank Interleaving........................[Auto]

    >>>>> Channel A & B

    Channel A Timing Settings [Press Enter]:
    Cas Latency Time........................[7]
    tRCD....................................[7]
    tRP.....................................[7]
    tRAS...................................[21]

    >>>>> Advanced Timing Control

    tRC....................................[Auto]
    tRRD...................................[Auto]
    tWTR...................................[Auto]
    tWR....................................[Auto]
    tWTP...................................[Auto]
    tWL....................................[Auto]
    tRFC...................................[Auto]
    tRTP...................................[Auto]
    tFAW...................................[Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD).................. 1 [1]

    >>>>> Misc Timing Control

    B2B Cas Delay..........................[Auto]
    Round Trip Latency.....................[Auto]

    Channel A Turnaround Settings [Press Enter]:
    Different DIMMs........................[Auto]
    Different DIMMs........................[Auto]
    On The Same Rank.......................[Auto]

    >>>>> Channel A Writes Followed By Writes

    Different DIMMs........................[Auto]
    Different DIMMs........................[Auto]
    On The Same Rank.......................[Auto]


    Advanced Voltage Settings:

    ******Mother Board Voltage Control ******
    Voltage Types............Normal......Current
    --------------------------------------------

    >>> CPU
    Load Line Calibration...................[Auto]
    CPU Vcore..................1.19375v..[Auto]
    QPI/VTT Voltage..........1.100v.....[1.210v]

    >>> MCH/ICH
    PCH Core....................1.050v.....[1.120v]
    CPU PLL......................1.800v.....[Auto]

    >>> DRAM
    DRAM Voltage..............1.500v.....[1.640v]
    DRAM Termination.........0.750v.....[Auto]
    Ch-A Data VRef............0.750v.....[Auto]
    Ch-A Data VRef............0.750v.....[Auto]
    Ch-B Data VRef............0.750v.....[Auto]
    Ch-B Data VRef............0.750v.....[Auto]


    Miscellaneous Settings:[/SIZE]

    Isochronous Support....................[Enabled]
    Virtualisation technology..............[Enabled]
    USB Storage Function ....................[Enabled] Located In Integrated Peripherals Page

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

    My RAM's link: G.SKILL-Products

    To further clarify, my target BCLK is either 165 or 166. Since I'm already running 160, I won't lose any sleep if we can't reach 165 or 166, but I'd like to give it an honest try.

    Also, while my boot issues with 170 may be solved by forthcoming voltage mods, I don't expect that they will explain away the weird issue of the BIOS not updating the frequency settings when 170 (and as far as I can tell, only 170) is applied. My primary concern with this is that it is indicative of a more severe motherboard issue, but if your guidance can solve that issue as well, I'll consider that a relief.

    Thanks again for your help!
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD4P won't accept BCLCK set btwn 161-170

    When you set 170 and say the BIOS does not adjust, do you scroll through and or act like you are going to change other settings such as memory or CPU multi? I often see the non update thing like that, until you scroll to other options sometimes they do not change, so if you are seeing that it may be normal.

    Ok, well before I advise do you really only need 5-6 more blck? If so you should be able to do that, but I will advise if you need me to.

    I would however set the vcore yourself now manually, Auto Vcore and overclock is generally not a good idea.

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    To clarify, when I set the BCLK to 170, the CPU Frequency value at the top of the page does not refresh. No amount of subsequent navigation will force it to refresh and since I can't boot up at that speed, I can't determine if the value is actually being applied.

    As I already stated, 165/166 is a goal of mine, but it's not a high priority. If you'd be willing to guide me in this endeavor, I'd appreciate the support.

    I can appreciate that setting the VCore is a standard practice for OCing and I agree that it's probably one of the main culprits that is preventing me from reaching my goals. That said, I'm strongly in favor of keeping as many settings as possible at Auto, since this allows the mobo to dynamically adjust settings to meet the current needs, which should be a more efficient approach than statically setting voltages, especially since I have Turbo Boost, C1/C3/C6, and various other energy-saving features enabled. This is one main reason why I've decided to settle for the meanwhile at BCLK 160 since I don't need to apply any static voltage mods. However, for the sake of my own satisfaction and education, I'm interested in determining what it will take to get me over this minor hump, which is why I've turned to you for help.

    Thanks again!
    CPU: Intel Core i5-750 | Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P (BIOS: F10) | VGA: Asus EAH5850 | PSU: Enermax Revolution85+ 850W | RAM: G.Skill Trident 8GB (2x F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD) | SSD: Intel X25-M G2 160GB | OS: Win7 x64

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