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OverClocking i7 920 2.67 GHz On Gigabyte EX58-UD3R

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April 1, 2010 10:51:35 AM

Hello everyone i am new to overclocking well sort of :\ last few days ive followed this guide http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...
and had no success my pc would'nt boot and multiple errors causing the system to revert back to deafult bios settings... NOTE this was before i got my new Zalman
CNPS9900A installed i also noticed a few options not in my BIOS from this guide so all the help would be GREAT.. :) 

To start off i'll post my full computer specs so everyone has an idea of the exact hardware/bios/mobo/cooler ect...

OS:MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CPU:Intel Core i7 920
Cores 4
Threads 8
Name Intel Core i7 920
Code Name Bloomfield
Package Socket 1366 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Family 6
Extended family 6
Model A
Extended model 1A
Stepping 5
Revision D0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T
Bus speed 133.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 2398.3 MHz
Stock core speed 2666 MHz
Stock bus speed 133 MHz
Average Temperature 37 °C
Caches
L1 data cache size 4 x 32 KBytes
L1 instructions cache size 4 x 32 KBytes
L2 unified cache size 4 x 256 KBytes
L3 unified cache size 8192 KBytes
Core 0
Core speed 2664.7 MHz
Multiplier x 20.0
Bus speed 133.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 2398.3 MHz
Temperature 38 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 0
Thread 2
APIC ID 1
Core 1
Core speed 2664.7 MHz
Multiplier x 20.0
Bus speed 133.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 2398.3 MHz
Temperature 36 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 2
Thread 2
APIC ID 3
Core 2
Core speed 2664.7 MHz
Multiplier x 20.0
Bus speed 133.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 2398.3 MHz
Temperature 39 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 4
Thread 2
APIC ID 5
Core 3
Core speed 2664.7 MHz
Multiplier x 20.0
Bus speed 133.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 2398.3 MHz
Temperature 34 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 6
Thread 2
APIC ID 7

Cooler: Brand New Zalman CNPS9900A LED

Ram: Type DDR3
Size 8192 MBytes
Channels # Triple
DRAM frequency 533.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 8 clocks
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 8 clocks
RAS# precharge (tRP) 8 clocks
Cycle time (tRAS) 20 clocks
Command rate (CR) 1T
SPD
Number of SPD modules 4
Slot #1
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Manufacturer GEIL
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CL9-9-9 DDR3-1600
Week/year 40 / 09
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #3
Frequency 667 MHz
CAS# latency 9.0
RAS# to CAS# 10
RAS# Precharge 10
tRAS 25
tRC 34
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 593 MHz
CAS# latency 8.0
RAS# to CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 22
tRC 30
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #1
Frequency 444 MHz
CAS# latency 6.0
RAS# to CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 16
tRC 22
Voltage 1.500 V
Slot #2
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Manufacturer Corsair
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #4
Frequency 667 MHz
CAS# latency 9.0
RAS# to CAS# 10
RAS# Precharge 10
tRAS 25
tRC 34
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #3
Frequency 593 MHz
CAS# latency 8.0
RAS# to CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 22
tRC 31
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 519 MHz
CAS# latency 7.0
RAS# to CAS# 8
RAS# Precharge 8
tRAS 19
tRC 27
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #1
Frequency 444 MHz
CAS# latency 6.0
RAS# to CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 16
tRC 23
Voltage 1.500 V
Slot #3
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Manufacturer Corsair
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #4
Frequency 667 MHz
CAS# latency 9.0
RAS# to CAS# 10
RAS# Precharge 10
tRAS 25
tRC 34
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #3
Frequency 593 MHz
CAS# latency 8.0
RAS# to CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 22
tRC 31
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 519 MHz
CAS# latency 7.0
RAS# to CAS# 8
RAS# Precharge 8
tRAS 19
tRC 27
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #1
Frequency 444 MHz
CAS# latency 6.0
RAS# to CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 16
tRC 23
Voltage 1.500 V
Slot #4
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Manufacturer Corsair
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #4
Frequency 667 MHz
CAS# latency 9.0
RAS# to CAS# 10
RAS# Precharge 10
tRAS 25
tRC 34
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #3
Frequency 593 MHz
CAS# latency 8.0
RAS# to CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 22
tRC 31
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 519 MHz
CAS# latency 7.0
RAS# to CAS# 8
RAS# Precharge 8
tRAS 19
tRC 27
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #1
Frequency 444 MHz
CAS# latency 6.0
RAS# to CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 16
tRC 23
Voltage 1.500 V

Motherboard: Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model EX58-UD3R
Chipset vendor Intel
Chipset model X58
Chipset revision 12
Southbridge vendor Intel
Southbridge model 82801JR (ICH10R)
Southbridge revision 00
Rev 1.0
BIOS:
Brand Award Software International, Inc.
Version F5
Date 03/30/2009



ViewSonic VX2233wm-3 on NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
2816MB GeForce 9800 GT 63 °C
2816MB GeForce 9800 GT 54 °C
SLI Enabled

HDD:500GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AADS-00L4B1 ATA Device (IDE)

Currently all my bios settings are at optamized defaults so i'm looking for a guide that will show me how to overclock my specific machine i am new to this but i have a decent knowledge of BIOS.
I want to get an overclock at 4GHz as iv'e read alot that people can get this result stable...

All the help would be great..


Thank's
a b K Overclocking
April 1, 2010 11:10:28 AM

Here's a really good guide for overclocking your Core i7 920, it's also good for newbies.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...

As for hitting 4GHz on air, the Zalman CNPS9900A isn't particularly a particularly beefy cooler, I'd say it's a pretty good replacement for a stock cooler, cooler by 10C-17C approximately.

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April 1, 2010 11:13:35 AM

Lmeow said:
Here's a really good guide for overclocking your Core i7 920, it's also good for newbies.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...

As for hitting 4GHz on air, the Zalman CNPS9900A isn't particularly a particularly beefy cooler, I'd say it's a pretty good replacement for a stock cooler, cooler by 10C-17C approximately.


wow thanks mate i'll have a go at this guide, as for cooling as long as my cpu doesnt reach higher than 70 -80 c under full load ill be fine right?
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April 1, 2010 11:42:12 AM

okay i need help after doing Step Three
Change the uncore multiplier to the lowest setting.

i save and reboot.... then my comp keeps restarting itself over and over and now i cant get into anything no BIOS... all i did was chnge the uncore multiplier to the lowest then changed the base clock up by 10 Mhz hit save...

arrgghhhh :fou: 

looks like i have to take the battery out to clear the CMOS....
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a b K Overclocking
April 1, 2010 12:10:19 PM

Hmm, strange. I never encountered that problem. Resetting the CMOS seems like the way to go.

You don't have to set any mutlipliers to lowest to overclock it, you just have to set it to lowest to find your max base clock IIRC. As for temps, i7 core temps can reach 100C, but really it's best to keep it below 75C or at most 80C.

Good luck, I'll post tomorrow morning, I'm very sleepy lol.
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April 1, 2010 2:11:03 PM

haha okay ive done some test's and found it doesnt like the uncore multiplier frequency changed at all o.O wel anyway setting it to x36 'lowest' and i dont have time to try it higher as i have to pull out my GPU's each time to reset my cmos -.-

Things ive found that are working
*Change the memory mhz to the lowest posible ratio
*Chang the "QPI link speed" to the lowest possible setting

So afr so good also ive disabled all power saving and turbo boost tech C1E---C3/C6/C7 State----EIST ALL DISABLED.. i ran a test by increasing my base clock to 143 mhz 'increased by 10,hz' booted fine into windows ect... Volts1.264 2.86 GHz
Next Increased base clock again to -153 Mhz result 1.312 V @ 3.06GHz

thats as far as i went because i got worried about the voltage going up to high as i never changed any voltage YET...

Wish me luck trial and error :p 
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a c 197 K Overclocking
April 2, 2010 11:49:52 AM

-Flamez said:
and i dont have time to try it higher as i have to pull out my GPU's each time to reset my cmos -.-

That sounds strange. Gigabyte motherboards can usually automatically reset the BIOS to a bootable configuration.
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April 3, 2010 1:11:16 PM

jsc said:
That sounds strange. Gigabyte motherboards can usually automatically reset the BIOS to a bootable configuration.


Very strange... anyway back on topic the GUides here for overclocking are not good man i DO NOT recommend anyone use that i7 920 OC guide...

The best one is here http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-92...

Great Guide my overclock is stable at 3.7 GHz very VERY happy with the results form this.....

going to run a 24hr stability test overnight later too really make sure 100% my OC was a success :D 

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February 11, 2011 11:48:23 PM

anyone know how to change the ddr voltage on a gigabyte motherboard or is that the same thing as the DRAM voltage
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