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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    The system managed to last 21 minutes with only 4GB of RAM:



    I'll pop that memory back in and do the sanity check!
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Well I don't think I'm going insane!

    3.80GHz settings 1.5 hours Large FTTs passed



    I have my 3.8 LLC stable settings saved also (I can't remember if EIST and C1E are enabled) - do you think that might be worth checking out at 3.85, especially seeing as my temps are better?
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Sorry for sneaking posts in but I just tried the LLC settings and it wouldn't POST at 407MHz so that looks to be a no go atm.
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    If you insist on continuing to or far be it from me to stop you.

    Your current cpu vcore setting in the bios is about 1.40 volts.
    HWiNFO shows:
    • vcore maximum = 1.36
    • vcore minimum = 1.28

    The minimum vcore value is what you see while your system is moderately or heavily loaded, such as when stress testing.

    Loadline calibration (aka LLC) is meant to reduce vdroop, so if you enable LLC, your vcore bios setting should be lower.

    What is an appropriate VTT setting with LLC enabled?
    I don't know, but you can use the forum's Advanced Search feature, select the Search Titles Only option, use Q9550 as the keyword, and search for Q9550 overclocking threads. You will find that in some of the extreme overclocking threads, they might have also used reference voltage tweaking and/or clock skew tweaks.

    I would be tempted to try:
    • LLC = Enabled
    • Cpu Vcore = 1.34
    • VTT = 1.28

    You will know that you've gone to far when you're overclocking OCD feels like this:
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    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Well I don't like banging my head so I will try to stick to the advice you give!

    I did manage to sneak another test in late last night by modifying my stable 3.80GHz settings slightly (vcore = 1.4V, VTT = 1.36, MCH core = 1.26) but this configuration only lasted half an hour:



    I recall Smoger having more success after he re-enabled LLC so I guess it might be worth having a go?

    I will try testing with your recommended settings when I return from work, hope you have a good day!
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    I would be tempted to try:

    LLC = Enabled
    Cpu Vcore = 1.34
    VTT = 1.28
    Keep in mind that this suggestion is my best SWAG.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Thumbs down Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Most of the time I can live without you posting your most recent full bios template.

    When you don't include an ET6 screen-shot, you're wasting my time.

    We don't have access to your notes or logs, so it would be helpful if you briefly noted each of the bios changes, such as:
    • Changed Cpu Vcore from 1.39375 to 1.40000


    When you only make a few bios changes, instead of reposting the full, previous bios template, include a link to the post that shows the previous bios template. Use whatever is easiest for you AND provides us with all the details.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Sorry for the lack of ET6 screenshot Jim, it was really late and I had to be up early for work but I thought I might as well try running a test while I slept and I thought I'd saved it but obviously I hadn't... :/ I will try to be more selective with my BIOS update posts!
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    Default Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    SWAG settings lasted 20 minutes :/



    LLC = Enabled
    Cpu Vcore = 1.34375
    VTT = 1.28

    Edit: It would appear that all my google drive links are down so just in case you didn't see it, I've uploaded the image here: View image: SWAG settings fail
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    Unhappy Re: Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock

    Same SWAG settings plus FSB = 408 and MCH core increased to 1.26:



    Going to bed for now, it would be really nice to start passing some large FTT tests sometime soon! lol

    Edit: It would appear that all my google drive links are down so just in case you didn't see it, I've uploaded the image here: View image: swag mch 1 26 fail
    Last edited by lukevega; 09-18-2014 at 04:52 AM.
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