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Thread: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?




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    Default I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    Hello, I actually have had my system since last year, and I made a couple of attempts to OC it then but I couldn't get it to work properly and so just left it stock as it's been more then good enough for the games I was playing.

    Now I want to try and OC it again instead of building a new system as apart from a couple upgrades I don't want to build a new one when a bit of OCing will suffice for another year probably.

    So I've got an i7 920 - rev C0
    EX58-Extreme
    Thermalright Ultra 120
    6GB (3x2) Patriot PC3-12800 (1600MHZ)

    I'm not looking for anything crazy since I'm running at stock right now and I have no complaints. 3.6-3.8GHZ would be more then enough.

    Here are my current 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) ................... [Enabled]
    C3/C6/C7 State Support .................... [Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor ......................... [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ............................ [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology ................... [Disabled] 
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]
     
     
    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. [Auto]
    Uncore Frequency .......................... [Auto]
    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 ...................... [Turbo]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled] (If set to profile1 it correctly sets my RAM values, should I use that?)
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [AUTO]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Auto]
     
    Channel A + B + C
     
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................7
    tRCD ........................................7
    tRP ..........................................7
    tRAS .......................................20
     
    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC ........................................ [Auto]
    tRRD ....................................... [Auto]
    tWTR ...................................... [Auto]
    tWR ........................................ [Auto]
    tWTP .......................................[Auto]
    tWL ........................................ [Auto]
    tRFC ....................................... [Auto]
    tRTP ....................................... [Auto]
    tFAW ...................................... [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ [Auto]
     
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ...................[Auto]
     
    B2B CAS Delay ..........................[Auto]
     
     
    Advanced Voltage Control:
     
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ...............................1.225V [Auto]
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............1.175V [Auto]
    CPU PLL 1.800v ........................1.800V [Auto]
     
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ...........................[Auto]
    QPI PLL 1.100v .......................[Auto]
    IOH Core 1.100v .....................[Auto]
    ICH I/O 1.500v .......................[Auto]
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................[Auto]
     
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............[Auto]
    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: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    Try these for 3.8Ghz

    Code:
    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]  << Set x19
    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech .................. [Enabled]  << Disabled
    CPU Cores Enabled ............................ [All]
    CPU Multi Threading .......................... [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ................... [Enabled]  << Disabled
    C3/C6/C7 State Support .................... [Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor ......................... [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ............................ [Enabled]  << Disabled
    Virtualization Technology ................... [Disabled] 
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]
     
     
    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. [Auto]  << Set x36
    Uncore Frequency .......................... [Auto]  << Set 16-18 (Always 2 x ram multi or above)
    Isonchronous Frequency ................. [Enabled]
     
     
    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Disabled]  << Enabled
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) ..................... 200
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... [Auto] 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 ...................... [Turbo] << Extreme may be best
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled] 
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [AUTO] x8
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Auto]  Manual/Expert
     
    Channel A + B + C
     
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................8
    tRCD .......................................8
    tRP .........................................8 
    tRAS .......................................20/24
    
    ^^ If your ram is rated 999-24 use that ^^
     
    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC ........................................ [Auto]
    tRRD ....................................... [Auto]
    tWTR ...................................... [Auto]
    tWR ........................................ [Auto]
    tWTP .......................................[Auto]
    tWL ........................................ [Auto]
    tRFC ....................................... [Auto]
    tRTP ....................................... [Auto]
    tFAW ...................................... [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ................ 1T
     
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ...................[Auto]
     
    B2B CAS Delay ..........................[Auto]
     
     
    Advanced Voltage Control:
     
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]  Enabled or Level 1
    CPU Vcore ...............................1.225V [Auto]  1.225-1.385 all up to your CPU, you may need more or less
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............1.175V [Auto] 1.25-1.4
    CPU PLL 1.800v ........................1.800V [Auto] 1.8
     
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ...........................[Auto]
    QPI PLL 1.100v .......................[Auto]
    IOH Core 1.100v .....................[Auto] Auto may be fine or try 1.14-1.2
    ICH I/O 1.500v .......................[Auto]
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................[Auto]
     
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............[Auto]  Set 1.64-1.66
    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: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    I'm not home atm so I can't try these settings right now, but one thing i notice is that you suggest the clock multiplier to be 19x. I don't believe i can change that as it is locked at 20 iirc.

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    Default Re: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    You can change it to 12-21, just disable turbo and you can set 19 for sure!

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    Default Re: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    Thanks a bunch this worked! What is my next step as far as figuring out how stable it is and if anything needs to be adjusted?

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    Default Re: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    Nice to see you had initial success!

    Testing and tweaking!! Many tools are posted here, I'd start with memtest86+ 4.1, then move onto Prime95
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/late...y-tools-30530/

    If you run into issue let us know how and what, and give your full settings you are using and we will advise back

    FYI >>
    BSOD Error codes and what they mean:
    0X00000050 << Incorrect Memory Timing/Freq or Uncore Multi
    0X00000124 << Incorrect QPI/Vtt Voltage (To Much/Not Enough)
    0X00000101 << Not enough Vcore Voltage

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    Default Re: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    Are the tests for those pre-setup or should I run them under certain parameters? I won't be able to run them until later today when I'm home so I want to check beforehand :)

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    Default Re: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    Run them whenever, then adjust BIOS as needed to gain stability.

    To save time, if you don't crash and just get errors, you can adjust things in windows as you test with easytune to save you from rebooting all the time.

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    Default Re: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    the latest easytune lets you adjust voltges without locking up your pc as ive tested it on my board,should work for the extreme mb too
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    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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    Default Re: I7 920 overclocking w/ EX58-Extreme - Where to start?

    Memtest finished with no errors, moving on to prime95

    One thing i do notice when booting up now is that it seems like after it powers on it waits for a bit, theres a click and then it boots as normal. I'm not sure if that means anything. I know when I was at stock settings it did not do that.

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