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    i7 930 and X58A-UD3R Overclock

    While I've had my 930 for awhile, this is my first attempt at overclocking. I understand the basics but still don't know how to fine tune my setup. To achieve my overclock I basically copied a template and stress tested.

    My setup is:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
    CPU: Intel i7 930
    Memory: 6GB G.Skill 1600 Mhz, 9-9-9-24
    Cooling: Prohalems (push/pull)
    GPUs: Two 460s in SLI

    I've stress tested using Prime 95 for 6 hours at priority 10 (is this still the correct way to stress test?) with no errors. So now I'm wondering where to go from here? My bios settings are posted below. Please take a look and tell me if they seem right, or what should be changed. My temps are around 62 full load. This doesn't seem too bad?

    Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

    Advanced frequency settings
    CPU Clock Ratio 21X
    CPU Frequency 3.80Ghz (181x21)
    QPI Clock Ratio x36
    QPI Link Speed 6.51Ghz
    Uncore Clock Ratio x16
    Uncore frequency 2896Mhz

    Base Clock Control Enabled
    BCLK Frequency 181
    XMP Disabled
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 8
    Memory Frequency 1448Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency Auto
    CPU Clock Drive 800mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive 900mV
    CPU Clock Skew 0
    IOH Clock Skew 0

    Advanced CPU Core Features
    Intel Turbo Boost Tech Disabled
    CPU Cores Enabled All
    CPU Multi-Threading Enabled
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Enabled
    C3/C6/C7 State Support Enabled
    CPU Thermal Monitor Enabled
    CPU EIST Function Enabled
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT Enabled

    Advanced Memory Settings
    Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Disabled
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 8
    Memory Frequency 1448Mhz
    Performance Enhance Extreme
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) Quick
    Profile DDR Voltage 1.5v
    Profile QPI Voltage 1.175v
    Channel Interleaving 6 Auto
    Rank Interleaving 4 Auto

    CAS Latency Time 9
    tRCD 9
    tRP 9
    tRAS 24

    Advanced Voltage Settings
    Load-Line Calibration Level 1
    CPU Vcore 1.175v
    X Dynamic Vcore (DVID) Auto
    QPI/Vtt Voltage 1.295v
    CPU PLL 1.88
    PCIE Auto
    QPI PLL Auto
    IOH Core 1.14v
    ICH I/O Auto
    ICH Core Auto
    DRAM Voltage 1.64v
    DRAM Termination Auto

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    First, welcome to the forums!!

    Best thing to start with is to read the guide written by our very own!!

    After that, use your template to see what settings you come up with.

    The 62 load temp is not bad, you should be able to feel comfortable up to 75C or so. What speed are you trying to reach? Prime95 is good, but I've found that I can consistently run Prime95 for a number of hours (8-12) and stay stable, where Intel Burn Test will cause it to fail in a matter of minutes. If nothing else, IBT will tell you more quickly where you stand from a stability perspective.
    Case: Mountain Mods U2-UFO
    PSU: Silverstone Strider Gold 1200W
    Mobo: ASUS P9X79
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.8 GHz
    Memory: 32 Gb DDR3 2400 RAM, G.Skill Rip Jaws Z Series, 1.5v
    Video: GTX 690 4Gb
    Storage: LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i, 4X 240Gb Kingston HyperX SSD, RAID 0, 2X Samsung 5400RPM 2Tb, RAID 0, 2X Samsung 5400RPM 2Tb, RAID 1

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    Thanks for the info. I've read the thread and this is what I have so far. Just wondering about the specific settings and whether they all look good? Also, I dunno how far I wanna go. Maybe 4.0Ghz? How do my voltages look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyJ70 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I've read the thread and this is what I have so far. Just wondering about the specific settings and whether they all look good? Also, I dunno how far I wanna go. Maybe 4.0Ghz? How do my voltages look?
    Good deal man. Try running the intel burn test, let's see how that runs. If you crash, you could probably squeeze a bit more vcore out of it. You may try tweaking the multi down to 20, and see if you can get similar results with a higher bclk (unless you already tried that).

    I don't know much about ram timings...
    Case: Mountain Mods U2-UFO
    PSU: Silverstone Strider Gold 1200W
    Mobo: ASUS P9X79
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.8 GHz
    Memory: 32 Gb DDR3 2400 RAM, G.Skill Rip Jaws Z Series, 1.5v
    Video: GTX 690 4Gb
    Storage: LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i, 4X 240Gb Kingston HyperX SSD, RAID 0, 2X Samsung 5400RPM 2Tb, RAID 0, 2X Samsung 5400RPM 2Tb, RAID 1

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    I've got the 930 at 4ghz with HT stable at 1.25v. But considering you have yours supposedly stable at 3.8 with 1.175v you should be able to do less.. Try 1.225vcore at 4ghz (191x21) and see how that goes. If that's perfectly stable, you've got a damn good chip on your hands lol. Especially with HT on. If it is stable, lower the vcore by one notch and re-test/repeat until you find your lowest voltage for 4ghz.

    62 for 3.8ghz is a great temp. My temps running IBT hit around 75/76 on the hottest core at the moment. Before I was running 1.3v at 4ghz, then i decided to experiment a bit and drop my vcore.. (I just plugged in 1.3v and see how it went XD) and my temps were 80+ from full stress.
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