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I7 920 OC Problems

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January 9, 2009 4:31:46 PM

Ok, I've read so many threads and info on people getting to 4.0ghz stable that I decided to give it a go. I followed the bit-tech guide and wasn't able to get the machine into windows at all. I lowered the BCLK to 166 and was able to get into windows once. That is 3.2ghz if I remember correctly. The cpu temp was about 64 degrees C when running prime95. On restart it would blue screen as soon as windows started. Any ideas?? I would really like to utilize the extra power this processor has to offer. I appreciate any suggestions!!

Edit: I'm not greedy, 3.6ghz would be great!!


My setup is:

i7 920
p6t deluxe
thermalright ultra 120 extreme cooler
antec 1200
corsair 750w psu
12gb corsair dominator ddr3-1600
2x WD velociraptor 300gb in raid 0
1x WD 1TB drive for storage
22x sony dvd-r drive
xfx geforce 260 black edition

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January 10, 2009 3:37:13 AM

Twenty some views and no suggestions, come on guys, I need a hand, please.
January 10, 2009 6:21:03 AM

I'm running my 920 at 3.6 stable atm, watercooled.
BCLK: 180
CPU Volts: 1.28
DRAM Bus Volts: 1.65
DRAM frequency: 1443 (I also have Corsair 1600)
Qpi/DRAM Core volt 1.37
CPU PLL: 1.89
UCLK and QPI frequency: I always have mine set to the lowest, doesn't hurt performance.
Check to see if your Ram is running at default speeds

I have a few things disabled
Virtualization Tech
C-State tech

When you changed the bios to 3.2 did you change anything else other than the BCLK, those setting might be alittle high for 3.2
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January 10, 2009 6:38:25 AM

try this for 3.6 works for mine, but im little higher clocked atm,
BCLK 180
ram 1443mhz
vcore 1.275-1.3 try lower first
qpi Dram 1.25
DRam Bus 1.64
Disable Speedstep, C1E, Virtualization, A20m, C state tech, CPU spread spectrum, PCIE spread spectrum, Should work like a charm,

Running same setup basically, Asus p6T deluxe, i7 920, corsair dominator, Thermalright 120 ultra extreme...
January 12, 2009 3:11:58 PM

Thanks sharken & smurf, worked out perfectly!!! Now one more problem though, when the system goes into suspend mode it won't wake up correctly. Sometimes I don't get video back on resume. I changed the bios setting to repost vga bios on resume and it didn't help. Any ideas??
January 12, 2009 7:01:26 PM

I had the same problem, it would take me mulitple restarts to get a display. I just avoid supsend mode now. Just turn it off imo, F*** Power saving, PC muscle!

Btw, with such a low DRAM frequency, you could lower your timings
January 12, 2009 8:01:53 PM

I didn't see an option to turn it off. I guess S1 just spins things down without going into full suspend mode. I will give it a try. Thanks again for the help Smurf. I really appreciate it.


Edit: What would you consider good timings?? Trying to keep it nice and stable but quick. Thanks again!!
January 12, 2009 8:31:53 PM

If I'm correct suspend mode is the low power state setting, where the computer will shut down everything but the memory?
If you go into control panel/hardware and sound/ power options/ edit plan settings, you can change it from there. I just switch my perferred plan to high performance and disabled sleep.

as for timings, the default timings are 8-8-8-24 if you didn't already know that. I know some people with dominator that have 7-7-7-19 at 1600mhz, eazy to do with 1.64v
January 12, 2009 8:38:27 PM

Sleep mode is turned off in Vista 64 but it will still go into sleep (suspend). Any ideas?? I changed the bios setting to S1 which apparently saves power while keeping the system up.

I knew the default timings on the memory, I just didn't know what to change it to, I will try your suggested timings.

Thanks again Smurf!!

January 12, 2009 8:47:25 PM

my last option for ya is to just shut her down when you know your done. I'm sure someone here is bound to know why/how lol.
January 12, 2009 9:57:07 PM

Yeah I guess, I usually don't shut it down ever, just bothered me that is goes into suspend. I guess I will shut down at night instead of letting it run. Thanks again,

January 13, 2009 12:09:22 AM

Run prime every time you ajust those timings just to be sur.
np for the help :)