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    Default Overclocking problem

    I had been running a 44x turbo on each core with no problems, I had made no changes but to manually set DRAM voltage to 1.5 even though I've never seen it move, everything good as far as I could tell. Ran Prime 95 for about 3.5 hours and all was good. I've been proceeding cautiously, obviously, but decided it was time to push for a little more speed.
    That's when I screwed up.
    I loaded optimized defaults and went back to reset everything and now can't get MIT to change the turbo clock on core 3 (bottom on the list). Everytime I hit page down to change the clock it sets the other 3 cores back to Auto and does not change itself.
    I can change the main cpu multiplier with no problems, but now can't set the individual turbo clocks.
    What am I missing here? Did I screw up by loading optimized defaults, cause that's exactly when the problem started?
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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    Na, it isn't due to optimized! You may need to clear the CMOS though if you continue to get stuck there.

    Just be sure you have turbo enabled, and that you are not trying to set the single (Lower on the list) core values higher than the main core value

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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    I never use pgup/pgdn in bios, only Numpad +/- and arrows, enter and (typing value) somtimes.
    Does that also happens when you use numpad + & - or when you type a value?

    gonne reboot and try pg keys now :) ... brb...

    yeah, you are right!
    the 4-core field is behaving odd for me too.

    if I set cpu clock ratio on top to 47x, and then proceed to set Turbo Ratio(x-Core) to 47 also with pg-dwn the 4-core field will trigger the behavior. numpad+/- is the same.

    but f I set cpu clock ratio at default multi (33x in my case) and then set turbo ratio's, it does work okay...
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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    I only use arrows and +/-, never pgup/pgdn, so not sure.

    I always set them all the same, so not sure what the normal experience would be setting them differently or anything other than the same as the top main one.

    *Edit* Doh! And of course, all my comments here were about X79, sorry man! But I used Z68 the same way too, same keys used and same core settings, just haven't used it for a while is all

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    Yeah I never noticed too, but fiddling with it to see if I could reproduce did show me the same as ts describes.

    I did notice before you had to take that list from top to bottom, if other way around it does act odd too on the advanced cpu core features page. Moving with arrow keys from bottom to top the screen builds up in an akward way.
    - Z68X-UD3H-B3(rev 1.3), bios F12
    - I5-2500k [3148C059], cooled by scythe mugen2 rev.b with 1500rpm pwm-fan on cpufan header.
    - 8G(2x4G) Corsair Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9W,Low profile/Low voltage, DDR1600/C9-1.35v. Slots 1&2.
    - 16G(4x4G) Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9 1333 @ 2133-c11. w1.55v

    - Seasonic M12D SS850-EM , 850W Semi-Modular PSU with 80A at 12V.
    - 2x EVGA GeForce GTX285-1GB in SLi, 4x 6pin power and bridge connected.[PCIEX_16 and PCIEX_8]
    - Hauppauge HVR2200 PCIE 1x tv-tuner card.[PCIEX1_3]
    - Intel controller in raid mode.
    - 2x WD 500G blacks in raid0 on intel port 0-1.
    - 1x WD 1000G black on intel port 2.
    - 1x OCZ Vertex2 (32nm) on intel port 3.
    - 1x Optiarc DVDRW on intel port 4.
    - 1x Samsung 500G on marvell port 0.
    - 24" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, lower HDMI port.
    - 17" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, upper HDMI port.
    - 19" LCD tv @ intel/onboard HDMI.
    - 4ch analoge speakers, cambridge dtt set.
    - internal spdif header connected to Geforce 0.
    - front usb connected.
    - front ac97 connected.
    - front cardreader (usb) connected.
    - rear 4x usb bracket.
    - ms media keyboard, ms comfort mouse. usb, wired.
    - w7x64-sp1.



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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    Hmm, I have that same board here, I'll try to check that out in the next day or two! *Edit* Ohh, only version 1.0 here, but same BIOS I believe so testing will be the same for us.

    Did this happen on older BIOS too, or only new ones? If only new, which BIOS are you using so I can be sure to test that version? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    I'm using F9g. Don't know if it happens with earlier BIOS.
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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    Before I had been running with the cpu master clock @ 42 for a while, got sidetracked on other stuff and came back and returned to 3.4 then set each turbo to 4.4. Ran like this for a while until yesterday when I loaded optimized defaults and immediately could not change the mulipliers in each cores turbo mode. I've always used the page up/down keys, never could enter anything in the window when you press enter? Unless , hmm, if Numlock isn't set until after BIOS setup??
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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    Got it. Was able key in the numbers after I switched on the Numlock key. One of those silly things......
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    Default Re: Overclocking problem

    Haha! So all sorted now then right?

    Hehehe, yes Numlock must be enabled Just giving ya a hard time, no worries

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