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    Default Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    I am stuck in a rut with my motherboard, and Id be grateful for any advice.<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>

    Here is a list of problems that have occurred (at different times, not together) with my system:
    <o:p></o:p>(a) After turning on the computer, a single, long beep (almost like a screech) occurs; after this, the computer wont POST &then reboots and goes in to the BIOS & I get the message The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking or changes of voltages.
    <o:p></o:p>(b) After turning on the computer, it simply wont POST, it reboots, and I get the same error message.
    <o:p></o:p>(c) After turning on the computer, the LED debug light hangs at C1, and then will eventually (10-15 seconds later) POST without issue. After booting to Windows, the screen freezes 10-20% of the time & I have to reboot.

    <o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>I have encountered these errors under the following motherboard settings:
    <o:p></o:p>-With any combination of orange ram slots occupied (1, 2, or 3 sticks of ram from each matched set) & stock CPU speed & stock memory speed (1333)<o:p></o:p>
    -With or without the 4G button pushed on the motherboard.
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    -With or without the turbo function enabled for the CPU (also when turbo is disabled & with the4G button pushed)
    <o:p></o:p>-With or without XMP enabled in the BIOS.

    <o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>I made a similar posting in the Gigabyte UK forums earlier this year, and Lsdmeasap was kind enough to point out that the XMP I was using was designed for a single 6GB kit. Fair enough. I also updated my BIOS at Lsdmeasaps suggestion. <o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>Also per Lsdmeasap, I understand that this is a voltage issue, so in that sense Id like to ask for some help in making voltage settings for my system. Id like to OC my CPU to 4Ghz, and have the ram at 1600. I have read some articles about overclocking online, but to some degree I dont quite get it.<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>

    What I do not understand is why any one of the 3 above-mentioned problems occurs whether I have just 1 or all 6 slots of ram occupied. I cant imagine why with only 1 or 3 (matched) sticks of RAM, I still receive the boot failure/overclocking voltages message with manually overclocking, using the 4Gbutton, solely enabling the XMP profile, or leaving the system @ stock speeds. This leads me to believe that there is an issue besides voltage occuring with my system,

    <o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>I have removed & reseated the ram multiple times. I have RMAd my 2 sets of ram to Kingston, and I still have the same issue. I have run MemTest for 10 passes each on each individual stick of ram in each of the orange ram slots on my motherboard. I have made adjusted my backup BIOS to be the same as the regular BIOS version. I have cleared my cmos (taken the battery out for 6 hours after discharging the capacitors with the power button). I have checked all the graphics cards to ensure that they are properly seated. I have checked and reconnected all of my SATA cables and power cables. And I have checked my power supply with a power supply tester & on a neighbors system. Finally, I have reseated the CPU& checked for bent pins.<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>

    To be honest, I am at my wits end with this motherboard. I havent read of anyone else having such difficulties with this model on any forum. I guess my next step is to send it back to Gigabyte for assessment/repair, as tech support there (though nice and helpful) hasnt provided me with any more things to try. Id love for this board to work, but Im just about ready to throw it out.
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    Can anyone help me out? I apologize if I have left out any pertinent information.
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    <o:p></o:p>My System
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme 980x
    CPU Cooling: Intel Liquid Cooling Solution RTS2011LC
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-OC, BIOS F5e mod Complete (from
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    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/48085-gigabyte-modified-bios.html)
    Memory: 12 Gb Kingston HyperXKHX1600C9D3K3/6GX DDR3 (2 sets of matched 3 x 2Gb)
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    Graphics: EVGA GeoForce GTX 465 in Tri-SLI
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi TitaniumFatal1ty Champion Series (on PCIEx8_2 slot)
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    HDs: IntelSSDSC2MH120A2 510 series 120GB SSD (on the Intel, NOT Marvell controller),<o:p></o:p>
    2 x Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB HD, 2 x Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB HD<o:p></o:p>
    DVDs (on the Marvell 9182 controller): LG CH08LS10 BD-ROM/DVD-RW, Lite-On iHBS112Blu-Ray & <o:p></o:p>
    DVD Burner
    Ultra X4 Modular 1200W Power Supply
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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    did you increase the VCORE and RAM voltage? Can you provide the detail OC settings?

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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    I have not. I am quite the newbie to OC'ing, as I was nervous about messing up my rig. I'm just sorta unsure where to start.

    Baseline settings:

    Current VCore is 1.152V

    Current DRAM Voltage is 1.648V

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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    Well knowing nothing about an X58 board I would reset CMOS, load optimized defaults raise vcore to start with...and see if it boots if not keep adding v core till it does...
    Last edited by Conners; 08-14-2012 at 12:54 PM.

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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    Update

    I re-read the guide to overclocking a couple of times, and after multiple attempts I was able to get my CPU to 4.0Ghz and my memory to 1600MHz @ 9-9-9-27 working stably together. I also had good temps, and had success with 3 runs of IntelBurn Test at Maximum. My current OC settings are:


    CPU Clock Ratio 20x
    Uncore Clock Ratio: x18
    BCLK Frequency: 200
    System Memory Multiplier: 8

    CPU Vcore: 1.20000V
    QPI/Vtt: 1.260V
    ICH Core 1.200V
    DRAM Voltage: 1.660V

    I wanted to try to OC to 4.4 or 4.6 Ghz, but I continually received BSODs, despite multiple attempts at tweaking the VCORE (I think I went up to 1.25000V). Am I being too greedy with my OC goals?


    Also, I assume Ill need to keep tweaking the VCORE settings in order to eventually get a stable CPU OC, but how high can I go with the VCORE setting?


    Thanks again for any suggestions!





    My System
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme 980x
    CPU Cooling: Intel Liquid Cooling Solution RTS2011LC
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-OC, BIOS F5e mod Complete (from
    GIGABYTE Modified Bios)
    Memory: 12 Gb Kingston HyperXKHX1600C9D3K3/6GX DDR3 (2 sets of matched 3 x 2Gb)
    Graphics: EVGA GeoForce GTX 465 in Tri-SLI
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi TitaniumFatal1ty Champion Series (on PCIEx8_2 slot)
    HDs: IntelSSDSC2MH120A2 510 series 120GB SSD (on the Intel, NOT Marvell controller),
    2 x Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB HD, 2 x Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB HD
    DVDs (on the Marvell 9182 controller): LG CH08LS10 BD-ROM/DVD-RW, Lite-On iHBS112Blu-Ray &
    DVD Burner
    Ultra X4 Modular 1200W Power Supply

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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    What bsod errors are you getting? Are you running with HT enabled? Vcore can be pushed alot higher, you need to keep a eye on your core temps. Dont let them go past 80c at full load for 24/7 use.
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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    Thanks for the quick post!

    I didn't write down the BSOD codes - I'll definitely post 'em during my next OC attempts.

    Hyperthreading is enabled; is that having a negative impact?

    Also, for clarification, I can keep increasing the Vcore to...like 1.5V? Something higher?




    My System
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme 980x
    CPU Cooling: Intel Liquid Cooling Solution RTS2011LC
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-OC, BIOS F5e mod Complete (from
    GIGABYTE Modified Bios)
    Memory: 12 Gb Kingston HyperXKHX1600C9D3K3/6GX DDR3 (2 sets of matched 3 x 2Gb)
    Graphics: EVGA GeoForce GTX 465 in Tri-SLI
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi TitaniumFatal1ty Champion Series (on PCIEx8_2 slot)
    HDs: IntelSSDSC2MH120A2 510 series 120GB SSD (on the Intel, NOT Marvell controller),
    2 x Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB HD, 2 x Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB HD
    DVDs (on the Marvell 9182 controller): LG CH08LS10 BD-ROM/DVD-RW, Lite-On iHBS112Blu-Ray &
    DVD Burner
    Ultra X4 Modular 1200W Power Supply

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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    If you have a good after market water cooling kit you could possibly push that hight maybe 1.45v depending on cpu speed core temp and HT being enabled.

    What are your core temps @ load with your current overclock?
    Main Rig
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    Haswell i7 4770k - 4.7Ghz @ 1.330v LLC Extreme (L310B492)
    G.Skill F3-1700CL9D-8GBXM DDR3-2133mhz 9-11-10-28 1.65v @ 2800mhz 12-14-14-35 1.7v
    Samsung Green 8GB 2x4GB MV-3V4G3D/US DDR3 1.3v 30nn @ 2200Mhz 11-11-11-32 1.60v
    Sapphire ATI HD 7970 3GB clocked 1200MHz @ 1.181v.
    HiS ATI HD 6950
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot Drive) on Intel sata3 controller port0
    Corsair Force GT 120 GB Sata3 SSD on Intel sata3 controller port1
    Samsung 320GB HD322GJ 7200 RPM 16M cache on Intel sata3 controller port2
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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    Thanks for the replies.

    Here is a small chart of recent tests:

    CPU clock BCLK VCORE Result
    23x 180 1.20000V OK - Boot to windows; Pass Burn Test.
    23x 190 1.20000V BSOD 0x0000007E (BSOD prevented windows from starting up)
    23x 190 1.20625V BSOD (prevented windows from starting up) - BCCode:124; BCP1:0000000000000000;BCP2:FFFFFA800D444028; BCP3:00000000B2000000; BCP4:0000000000000014
    23x 190 1.25000V BSOD (after windows started) - BCCode:101; BCP1:0000000000000011; BCP2:0000000000000000; BCP3:FFFFF880009B2180; BCP0000000000000004
    23x 190 1.27500V OK - booted into windows; BUT, running IntelBurn Test on "very high" stress level yielded max temps of 84C, 81C, & 79C @ load. (The test was successful)


    Those last temps seem to be a bit high. Any ideas how to proceed? Thank you!

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    Default Re: Constant Issues with X58A-OC Board

    Couple tips for overclocking X58

    When changing cpu multi or cpu speed - adjust vcore
    When changing bclk - adjust qpi/vtt and/or vcore
    Whne changing memory speed,timings,uncore change qpi/vtt, vdimm

    So going from 23x180 to 23x190 what looks like a 0x124 and a 0x101 which the 124 is for qpi/vtt and the 101 is for vcore. When looking at the bsod you only need to look at the stop error it should look like 0x00000000124 or 0x0000000101.

    Have a look at the link in my sig if you have not already. It has a list of BSOD error codes and their correction.

    If your core temps are hitting 80-84c then you need to either disable HT or look at a better cpu cooler.
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    G.Skill F3-1700CL9D-8GBXM DDR3-2133mhz 9-11-10-28 1.65v @ 2800mhz 12-14-14-35 1.7v
    Samsung Green 8GB 2x4GB MV-3V4G3D/US DDR3 1.3v 30nn @ 2200Mhz 11-11-11-32 1.60v
    Sapphire ATI HD 7970 3GB clocked 1200MHz @ 1.181v.
    HiS ATI HD 6950
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot Drive) on Intel sata3 controller port0
    Corsair Force GT 120 GB Sata3 SSD on Intel sata3 controller port1
    Samsung 320GB HD322GJ 7200 RPM 16M cache on Intel sata3 controller port2
    Sony Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7240S on Intel sata3 controller port5
    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX PSU
    Swiftech MCP655-B Pump
    EK Supremacy Cpu Block
    Swiftech Mcres Micro Rev 2 Reservoir
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