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Anyone overclock a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R?

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IIcx

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Jan 19, 2010
I am piecing together a new system and seen the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R that has all the IO I want. Its lack of ability to boot from the 6GBs SATA port is a bit of a downer but might be bios fixed by the time a drive comes along that can push that kind of data throughput.

Anyways anyone able to overclock this board and if so what to?

I am curious if the CPU / Memory power is enough for a 4-4.3 GHz overclock? I don't need the large number phase power for a LN2 overclock king setup that the UD5 and UD7 versions seem to have.

I did see where the UD5 and UD7 seem to have issues with memory based on newegg comments. Might be an issue with UD3R also.
 

dejo

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I tried a x58 not x58a and it would run 21x218 which is better than my asus p6t or deluxe of the same. pretty nice boards, just dont like the way the take longer to boot
 

Seanie's Show

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I am piecing together a new system and seen the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R that has all the IO I want. Its lack of ability to boot from the 6GBs SATA port is a bit of a downer but might be bios fixed by the time a drive comes along that can push that kind of data throughput.

Anyways anyone able to overclock this board and if so what to?

I am curious if the CPU / Memory power is enough for a 4-4.3 GHz overclock? I don't need the large number phase power for a LN2 overclock king setup that the UD5 and UD7 versions seem to have.

I did see where the UD5 and UD7 seem to have issues with memory based on newegg comments. Might be an issue with UD3R also.

hi mate, dont know if your still interested in this thread but I have this board and am very impressed with it so far, currently im stable at 4.3ghz All Cores, HT enabled, and pushing for 4.4ghz.

See my system specs for what im running but id you need any idea's or settings etc just give me a shout.
 

gregmoon

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Seanie; I kept crashing with your 4.3GHz settings. Probably cause I've never done this before. I did get it going with the settings below. I would appreciate it if you would tell me what I need to change (in what order?) to get it similar to yours. Thanks!
This is @ 70C on Prime95 for one hour:

CPU = Model #BX80601930 Intel Core i7-930
Motherboard = GA-X58A-UD3R, Revision #1
BIOS Version = F5
Ram = Corsair, Model #CMX6GX3M3C1600C7



Advanced CPU Features:
CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [19x]
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech .................. [Enabled]
CPU Cores Enabled ............................ [All]
CPU Multi Threading .......................... [Enabled]
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ................... [Disabled]
C3/C6/C7 State Support .................... [Disabled]
CPU Thermal Monitor ......................... [Enabled]
CPU EIST Function ............................ [Enabled]
Virtualization Technology ................... [Enabled]
Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]


Uncore & QPI Features:
QPI Link Speed ..............................[x36]
Uncore Frequency ..........................[3200]
Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]


Standard Clock Control:
Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
BCLK Frequency (MHz) .....................[200]
PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... [100]

C.I.A.2 [Disabled]

Advanced Clock Control:
CPU Clock Drive ..............................[800mV]
PCI Express Clock Drive ................... [900mV]
CPU Clock Skew ............................. [0ps]
IOH Clock Skew ............................. [0ps]


Advanced DRAM Features:
Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [8]
DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Quick]

Channel A + B + C

Channel A Timing Settings:
##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
CAS Latency Time ......................[7]
tRCD .......................................[8]
tRP .........................................[7]
tRAS .......................................[20]



##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
tRC ........................................[Auto]
tRRD .......................................[Auto]
tWTR .......................................[Auto]
tWR ........................................[Auto]
tWTP .......................................[Auto]
tWL ........................................[Auto]
tRFC .......................................[Auto]
tRTP .......................................[Auto]
tFAW .......................................[1]
Command Rate (CMD) ................

##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
Round Trip Latency .....................[Auto]

B2B CAS Delay ..........................[Auto]


Advanced Voltage Control:

CPU
Load Line Calibration ................. [Standard]
CPU Vcore ...............................[Auto]
QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............[1.315]
CPU PLL 1.800v .......................[Auto]

MCH/ICH
PCIE 1.500v ...........................[Auto]
QPI PLL 1.100v ........................[Auto]
IOH Core 1.100v ........................[1.260]
ICH I/O 1.500v ........................[Auto]
ICH Core 1.1v .........................[Auto]

DRAM
DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............[1.64]
DRAM Termination 0.750v [AUTO]
Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
 

gregmoon

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No responses to this thread, but I kept on trying different things. I'm sure someone like me will come along and I hope this will help. As you can see, this is a good bit different than what I initially got stable @ 3.8GHz. Kudos to Seanie's settings & posts because they guided me to where I wanted to be:

4.0GHz
RealTemp Idle @ 43C - Prime95 @ 77C

Advanced CPU Features:
CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech .................. [Turbo]
CPU Cores Enabled ............................ [All]
CPU Multi Threading .......................... [Enabled]
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ................... [Disabled]
C3/C6/C7 State Support .................... [Disabled]
CPU Thermal Monitor ......................... [Enabled]
CPU EIST Function ............................ [Disabled]
Virtualization Technology ................... [Enabled]
Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]

Uncore & QPI Features:
QPI Link Speed ..............................[x36]-(Also QPI Clock Ratio)
Uncore Frequency ..........................[3200]
Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]
Uncore Clock Ratio ....................[x16]

Standard Clock Control:
Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
BCLK Frequency (MHz) .....................[200]
PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... [101]

C.I.A.2 [Disabled]

Advanced Clock Control:
CPU Clock Drive ..............................[700mV]
PCI Express Clock Drive ................... [700mV]
CPU Clock Skew ............................. [0ps]
IOH Clock Skew ............................. [0ps]


Advanced DRAM Features:
Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [8]
DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Quick]
Channel & Rank Interleaving...............[Auto]

Channel A + B + C

Channel A Timing Settings:
##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
CAS Latency Time ......................[7]
tRCD .......................................[8]
tRP .........................................[7]
tRAS .......................................[20]


##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
tRC ........................................[Auto]
tRRD .......................................[Auto]
tWTR .......................................[Auto]
tWR ........................................[Auto]
tWTP .......................................[Auto]
tWL ........................................[Auto]
tRFC .......................................[Auto]
tRTP .......................................[Auto]
tFAW .......................................[1]
Command Rate (CMD) ................

##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
Round Trip Latency .....................[Auto]

B2B CAS Delay ..........................[Auto]


Advanced Voltage Control:

CPU
Load Line Calibration ................. [Level 1]
CPU Vcore ...............................[Normal]
QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............[1.275]
CPU PLL 1.800v .......................[1.84]

MCH/ICH
PCIE 1.500v ...........................[Normal]
QPI PLL 1.100v ........................[Normal]
IOH Core 1.100v ........................[1.260]
ICH I/O 1.500v ........................[Normal]
ICH Core 1.1v .........................[Normal]

DRAM
DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............[1.66]
DRAM Termination 0.750v [.83]
Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v [.83]
Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v [.83]
Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v [.83]
Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v [.83]
Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v [.83]
Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v [.83]
 

Seanie's Show

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just for now I would try loosening off your memory timings slightly, I know these are prolly the correct timings for your memory, but just for now whilst you are trying to get a nice high stable overclock on your CPU, lossen them off, you can work on those later once your happy with your CPU speed, the reason I say this is cos this will take alot of preasure off the CPU's mem controller and make things a bit easier for you.

just set 8-8-8-24-2t for now, everyday use you wont notice the difference, only benchies will show the difference.

everything else looks pretty good to me.
 

OnDborder

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Location
HOT 'n Arizona
+1 on the timing.
Does the tighter timings actually improve performance on the i7's?
I ran some bench's when I first got mine and really didn't think the lower settings were worth the trouble. I run mine at 998,24, 1t
 
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