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    Default High Volts OK Temps Safe ?

    Hi Guys and Gals, first my specs

    X58A-UD3R Rev 1 F5 BIOS
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    12 GB Corsair 1600 RAM 9-9-9-24 1.66 v BIOS (shows 1.63V in HWMonitor)
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    At one time i had a 4.2 Ghz overclock stable at 1.3875 V BIOS with LLC Level 2 Prime was just over 85 C however i had the coil whine issue, updated all drivers and intel inf and tried a beta BIOS but I lost my overclock and need far higher volts to get it back. I am not sure if the beta BIOS made any firmware changes to the board ( it does have a new implementation of LLC it seems)

    Anyway I am back on F5 BIOS and have a rock stable 4.0 Ghz overclock though my 930 has always been thirsty and needs at least 1.29 V ( CPU-Z load value) now I am happy with this as day to day temps are sub 80C ( i do a lot of 3D rendering and simulations)

    But 4.2 Ghz always calls to me, it may be the number 42, i just cannot leave it alone. I have tried many changes but for the hell of it i set my BIOS CPU v to 1.5 which shows as 1.41 under load in CPU-Z, now this is stable for my render needs with a MAX RealTemp of 85 C ( i will not prime this as it hits 90C)

    Of course i will test by lowering volts but if my day to day temps never exceed 85 C could i use this high voltage ( 1.41 under load) will it damage the CPU ? My QPI-VTT is 1.375 V all others are auto and show normal when read by easy tune

    I plan to water cool soon so these temps should drop, are the volts excessive ?

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    volts dont look excessive,have you tried 4.2ghz with a 21x200 cpu bclk? 22x usually needs more voltage,and you shouldnt be getting any coil whine when overclocked,only when cpu enters power saving state
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    Default Re: High Volts OK Temps Safe ?

    I run it at 21x200 and it will not accept anything less than 1.5v in BIOS LLC disabled ( standard as per gigabyte)

    this shows as 1.41 ( over intel spec) underload, as i said i have not primed at this high setting as temps get too high but it does seem stable for 3D work

    Does using dvid give any advantages ?
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    download my 4.2ghz template,with 12gb you might need more qpi/vtt and cpu voltage but try adding extra cpu voltage through dvid where it only uses it at 100%load,just set cpu voltage to normal setting and add through dvid,disable c1e and use windows balanced power saving profile
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    Thanks i did look at your template earlier but your voltages seemed way too low for my 930 since at the moment it nedds 1.5 v in BIOS for 4.2 and you are using around 1.2v !! But i will have a go with DVID !!
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    i use 1.23v with +0.0750v dvid added to normal 1.18750v,every cpu is different needing more or less voltage,see what normal sets cpuv at then add extra to it through dvid remember to use +0.XXXXv amount,try with +0.2000v but depends on what normal uses for cpu

    + u have 12gb

    the best advantage of clocking this way is that the cpu doesnt run at a constant 1.23v when its idle and it throttles down saving heat,under load it uses full cpu voltage and speed

    temps for me hit 80c once or twice on the hottest core,the rest of the cores are around 78-79c

    account for vdroop too,on 100% full load my cpu voltage drops to 1.2-1.216v,i dont use llc
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    Default Re: High Volts OK Temps Safe ?

    If you enabled LLC (Level 1), then you can probably do 21x200 at a much lower voltage than you used before, because this would give a better idle voltage and not just 1.41V for 1.5V setting.

    This is aside from all your DVID Discussions, this applies to you guys first few posts only before the DVID Discussions started (I've never used that so not sure how it would affect anything)

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    Thanks for the info but dvid or LLC does not really help at load since whatever i do the load voltage must be the same. LLC may allow for a lower idle voltage but it is the load voltage that causes the temps and the strain

    It may just be that i have a duff chip and/or am expecting too much with 12 GB RAM, but well 4.0 Ghz is not to be sneezed at

    I was considering watercooling but i am rethinking as the voltage push to get 4.4 + Ghz ( if it is even possible) would be so great that even if temps were controllable ( which even may not be possible with WC since my Noctua hits 90C at 1.41 load) i would freak out at the voltage settings

    IF i had to spend 200 + plus on WC and could not get 4.4 Ghz minimum what would be the point, i would do better to save and go for a six core which at a 4.0 Ghz overclock would be like adding 2 Ghz to each core of my quad ( at the end of the day a six core at 4.0 Ghz = An I7 930 at 6.0 Ghz with all cores running at 100 % more or less)

    But i still seek that elusive formula of voltage settings that would allow me to run at 12 GB RAM AND lower my CPU Volts, but I may be tilting at windmills !!
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    you might have better luck with a 920 chip,if you did go for watercooling then it should be far better than air,custom watercooling though not those h50 or coolit setups,its probably 12gbs of ram thats holding you back

    cheapest 980x chip ive seen is on ebay,new and sealed box 669
    Last edited by wazza300; 08-23-2010 at 08:02 PM.
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    Default Re: High Volts OK Temps Safe ?

    Just wondering is there a way to set up a profile in BIOS to only use 6 GB RAM ? If so i could have an overclock profile of say 4.2 Ghz with 6 GB RAM and the when i know i have a RAM hungry project I can switch to that profile and run at 4.0 ghz
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