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I7 930 and Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Overclocking Questions

Last response: in Overclocking
April 27, 2011 9:19:15 PM

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
IOH Core 1.14v
ICH I/O Auto
ICH Core Auto
DRAM Voltage 1.64v
DRAM Termination Auto
October 2, 2011 11:57:59 AM

yo m8, i got the same board.
I had some terrible FPS and a green led was always on near RAM slot.
After some bios changes, the light was off and i play games much better for some reason.
I think the light whent off becuase this bios setting
Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Enable it and i think something like Profile1 pops up. choise for this and check if it says the right speed for your ram. Just try this first and consider overclock later. i have no idea how overclock this atm tho.
and again i got feeling this XMP is a must not sure.

i also changed this, you might want to keep it enabled. But i prefer it Off and keep eye on temp with Realtemp.

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Disable
C3/C6/C7 State Support Disable