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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    Why you think it's brutal?
    You just test more than those reviews you read about overclocking so it might be needed there too or its just the chip, try more VTT and run the failed FFT size only for an hour.

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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    You should probably respect the recommended max settings in your thread in the MSI forum.
    Change only one value at a time and re-test.

    Be sure to let us know when this starts to be fun

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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    Ok, about the Short/Long Duration Power setting.

    You can only set this if you have EIST enabled, once you disable it, it disappears from the settings page.

    An MSI forum member told me that he sets these values before disabling EIST to
    Long - 200
    Seconds - 30
    Short - 255

    Then after saving, he reboots, disables EIST, saves again and reboots.

    However, he also stated that he is unsure if that even makes a difference since this disappears when disabling EIST.

    About Memtest, it's been running for almost an hour with 85% coverage on all 4 instances and no errors so far...
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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    I don't know if HCI Memtest uses AVX instructions, if it doesn't then it will probably have the same error free results as the older Priver95 (non-AVX) version.
    It's possible that Prime95 using AVX has a bug.
    I'm going to PM Sin0822 and ask him if he used the AVX Prime95 version when he was stress testing in his z77/IB reviews.

    It might be worthwhile to enable EIST and use the recommended Short - 200, Seconds - 30, Long - 255 settings and leave EIST enabled.
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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    Thanks Jim, I'll appreciate that.

    I'll let HCI run for a couple more hours, if it's error-free, maybe the issues is indeed with Prime95 AVX...

    I'll try enabling EIST and set the duration limits in case HCI runs error free, maybe that will help :)

    P.S.

    Also found this thread, take a look: BSOD's with Prime95 ver. 27.4
    Last edited by Zach_; 06-20-2012 at 06:04 AM.
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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    For a program that only read and write memory I don't think there is much dirrence between AVX and SSE instructions as those are queued do to the fact the memory is much slower than the CPU and the CPU can optimize memory access anyway.
    For programs that increase their computing power it is more significant.

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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    I see that you replied in that thread as well Chike, so lets get down to the bottom of this.

    Can I call my system stable if it passes 10 loops of IBT along with 8 hours of HCI Memtest?

    LSDme said that HCI running equally on all 4 cores will stress the RAM more than IBT so if you're HCI stable, you're Prime95 stable.

    I've been running HCI for the past hour with 4 instances 1680MB each total 7.4GB used, not a single error and temps are great.

    There's just something about that Prime95 AVX version that makes my CPU unstable and lots of people have been reporting the same issue as well from what I've read... Question is, is it crucial or is it just harder on the Sandy Bridge's IMC?

    For example my S/A is set to 0.965 but the nominal value stated by Intel is 0.925, maybe mine is set too high?

    I'm very uncertain about the voltages I currently have set, they may be safe, but maybe not optimal? How am I supposed to know if my PLL or S/A is too high?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Zach_; 06-20-2012 at 06:25 AM.
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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    Stable is what you make of it. If IBT and MCI is enough for you and the system won't crash while in use it's fine.
    Though IBT will let you OC taht much because it's producing more heat than Prime95.
    No test can guarantee the system will be crash free for it's lifetime just make it more probable

    EDIT: If you want to shut one eye and let the Prime95 crash slide that's up to you.
    You can decide a non-AVX Prime test is sufficient and find an older vers of Prime95 though we don't know yet that it won't crash too.
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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    P.S.

    Something strange I read in Intel's 2500K sheet,

    It says that the minimum voltage for S/A is 0.675V and that the max is 0.9V

    Mine starts at 0.925, how's that possible?
    CPU: i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz (45x100 1.35V) ~ BIOS 10.5
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    Default Re: Z77A-GD65 + i5 2500K Overclocking - How to start?

    SA defaul(typical)t 0.925 max 0.971

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