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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    The X99 platform is not one that lends itself to teaching OCing to newbies
    hey, you can't blame a guy for trying, I wanted to try and explore the newest shiny!

    Here's the config from Intel ETU, with the BIOS settings to the right.

    It looks like it's doing exactly as you describe - setting the "CPU Core Ratio" in fact only changes the per core multipliers.

    I can manually set the frequency, I wonder if it's worth reducing the multiplier and increasing the frequency? Would this allow for reduced voltages? Longer processor lifespan?

    I am actually very happy with the OC I've currently got (based upon: AnandTech | The Intel Haswell-E CPU Review: Core i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K Tested) - but if there are suggestions to tweak even further, I'd be interested in trying that

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    The final core or processor speed/frequency, whether set by the core multiplier and standard BCLK (Reference Clock in IXTU), or core multiplier and changing the BCLK or straps, makes no difference in processor voltage requirements or processor life span.

    Changing the BCLK can cause instability in other areas of the mother board, since the BCLK is used by other things, such as the PCIe lanes. That is a general statement about current Intel hardware, X99 has features/options that allow the processor to change the effective BCLK to the processor without changing the actual BCLK frequency. I'll leave the fun of discovering that option on your own to you.

    Did you run the CPU or memory stress tests that IXTU has? If so, what are the core or CPU temperature you're getting? Did your OC survive a multi-hour run of a CPU stress test? Most enthusiasts don't consider an OC to be stable until it can pass hours of stress testing without overheating or thermal throttling of the CPU occurring.

    I'm glad to see you are using IXTU, it is a great tool for learning over clocking. Most over clocking enthusiasts don't like it, they don't trust over clocking done in Windows. Intel added the ability to manipulate the same CPU registers used to OC a CPU that are set in a BIOS/UEFI, in the OS environment with IXTU, and mobo manufactures have access to the same software tools. In general, they have done a poor job using them in their utilities, while Intel's software is great IMO.

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    I'm going to run a couple of hour stress test over the weekend and I'll post the results of that. I did run a 30 minute stress test and several 5-10 minute tests over the past week or so. Peak temp was 68 deg C, with average around 62.

    XTU is awesome, I really like it's layout and the way it presents information (and supports public benchmarking against other OC'ers!!!).

    X99 has features/options that allow the processor to change the effective BCLK to the processor without changing the actual BCLK frequency.
    Would you happen to have any more info on that? Maybe a link? I'd be super interested to read more / learn. I did notice that from Overclocking, Performance Analysis and Conclusion | bit-tech.net:

    Intel RC code limitation on X99 means running memory faster than 2,666MHz results in a change of BCLK from 100MHz to 125MHz
    so if I choose to go down the rabbit hole of memory overclocking, it probably makes sense to find the best stable processor overclock at that core frequency, and then build off that.

    Thoughts?

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Here's one thread started by a Gigabyte rep that may be useful:

    GIGABYTE X99 Motherboard Discussion/Club

    You can find a general Haswell OC guide in the sticky section of the Intel CPUs forum.

    Your CPU, a Haswell-E, is rather new so OC guides are still works in progress.

    Frankly, given what I have read, the bugs in this platform are still being worked out.

    I don't own an X99 system, so no personal experience. The CPU "straps" found on the mainstream Haswell boards (Z97) don't work well in my experience, at least on my ASRock Z97 board. That is, since they really aren't there.

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    GIGABYTE X99-OC Guide ....atm

    GIGABYTE Tech Daily: GIGABYTE X99-OC Guide
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
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    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
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    Hi, ive got exactly the same problem.. cant oc the cpu bios crashes all the time... x41 multiplier 1.3v vcore..after reseting the bios it boots first time..**** you can even do the stress test on ix..whatever it is..but after the restart its a boot crash.. please help.

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Another GIGABYTE X99-OC Guide.....on SOC Force

    Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Edition S-spec QFRA CPU Overclocking Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by v1t4lyt View Post
    Hi, ive got exactly the same problem.. cant oc the cpu bios crashes all the time... x41 multiplier 1.3v vcore..after reseting the bios it boots first time..**** you can even do the stress test on ix..whatever it is..but after the restart its a boot crash.. please help.
    Try latest BIOS F6i.
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
    GA-Z97X
    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    The latest bios on the gigabyte web site is f6d!??

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    You are totally unaware of this forum.....

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...beta-bios.html
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
    GA-Z97X
    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Ok, I updated to f6i.. put 40 multiplier 1.2v and had a boot loop.reseted the cmos..everythings on default. Surely im doing something wrong..

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