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    Default X58 Extreme OC help please

    Kind of new to OC- I pieced this system together when the 965EE was a new chip, thus never worried about OC'ing (yeah I know.. why the heck did I water cool it if I did not OC out of the box)--- But really, as long as my games look good in highest setting, I was happy..... Well, X3-Albion has taxed the system enough where I now see some slow down.... Thus OCing in order!

    So, learning this OC and about my 965 EE chip, I see everyone recommending to FSB 266 with a multiplier of 16 to reach 4 ghz easily.....

    When I put the FSB to 266, it automatically doubles my memory to 2666 through the (SPD). I can go in and down the multiplier to 6X (the lowest) but that still OCs the memory to 1600 and in turn makes the system unstable.

    To keep the memory from doubling, I can keep FSB at 133 and put a 28 multiplier with 1.375 volts and system runs fine, memory still at 1333. if I raise multiplier to 30 (4ghz) then unstable.... I apply a few more volts - still unstable.

    SO:
    can this MB run at 266 FSB without changing the memory (SPD)- something in bios I am missing that turns off the auto ?

    Any suggestions/thoughts out there?


    Thanks

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    Default Re: X58 Extreme OC help please

    Try these settings for 4Ghz!

    266 Bclk is near the Bclk world record, so you must have been looking at some other CPU's info instead :)

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    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]  << Set x25
    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech .................. [Enabled]  << 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 .............................. x36 or x44 both will be fine at 160 Bclk
    Uncore Frequency .......................... Set x16-18 (Always 2x memory Multi or 2x +1, 2x +2, ect - Higher means more Vdimm or QPI/Vtt often but can help stability)  
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]
    
    
    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) .....................  << Set 160
    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]
    IOH Clock Skew ............................. [0ps]
    
    
    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard] Or extreme (I like extreme best, and usually suggest it as I find it most stable)
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [AUTO] << Set x8 = 1280Mhz, or you can try x10 for 1600 but that may need higher ram voltage than stock and may also need different memory timings (10-10-10-x, or 9-10-9-x)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Manual]  << Set expert, then set each channels main memory timings and command rate one by one
    
    Channel A + B + C
    
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ...................... 9
    tRCD ....................................... 9
    tRP ......................................... 9 
    tRAS ....................................... 20/24
    
    Below values may be left in Auto if you like, generally this is fine.  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 ........................................ 5-12 (Odd # values likely will fail)
    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 ...................
    
    B2B CAS Delay ..........................
    
    
    Advanced Voltage Control:
    
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]  << Set Level 1
    CPU Vcore ............................... 1.25-1.45 All up to your CPU, so you'll have to guess or start on the higher end or lower end and then work your way up/down once you find a bootable value.
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............ 1.2-1.425 should be plenty, but it's all up to your CPU
    CPU PLL 1.800v .......................1.8 or less, often less is cooler and can help with stability (1.3-1.7)
    
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ...........................1.5
    QPI PLL 1.100v ....................... 1.2
    IOH Core 1.100v ..................... 1.14-1.2
    ICH I/O 1.500v ....................... 1.5
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................ 1.1
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. 1.66 Or set to spec of your memory
    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: X58 Extreme OC help please

    Thanks for the quick reply, will give an attempt when I get home from work tonight....

    I got the 266 from this thread, maybe I am misunderstanding?
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    Default Re: X58 Extreme OC help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Facetious1 View Post
    I got the 266 from this thread, maybe I am misunderstanding?
    How high should I set multiplier on new Pentium 965EE? - Intel - Overclocking
    Intel's bad about naming (just like the E6300 C2D/pentium and others) but thisis a Pentium D 965 EE not core i7-965 EE
    Last edited by Chike; 03-09-2012 at 09:06 PM.

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    Default Re: X58 Extreme OC help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    Intel's bad about naming (just like the E6300 C2D/pentium and others) but thisis a Pentium D 965 EE not core i7-965 EE
    Ohhh Duh.. I should of picked that one up... since I specifically put Bloomfield in my sig :(....

    The bloomfield must be a Heavy duty CPU as I did not fry it with many test at 266 lol....
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    Default Re: X58 Extreme OC help please

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    Default Re: X58 Extreme OC help please

    Thanks for the help above... I now have a stable 4.0ghz system.... Played a few matches in WoT and then onto X3... all perfect. Boot up times much quicker also!

    Only odd thing in your instructions, you state to set Load line Calibration to level 1.
    All I have is enable or disable...thus I left disabled.... thoughts on should I enable? Any Benefit?
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    Default Re: X58 Extreme OC help please

    Great to hear those settings helped you get going! Now be sure to test for stability using Prime95, OCCT, Memtest86+, LinX, ect!

    Then once you are sure you're stable you can try to lower voltages if you want.

    About the Load Lin Calibration, that may be due to you using an older BIOS? If not, and that's the latest BIOS, then it's just how they've left the settings on those EX58 boards, no worries - set Enabled!

    It stops your CPU Vcore from droopping heavily under load, with it enabled the droop will be less than with it disabled.

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