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P6X58D Premium CD Utility Intel Extreme Tuning Utilitiy Won't Run

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July 23, 2010 9:12:47 PM

I just put together a i7 930 w/ P6X58D Premium MB, and Windows 7 64bit Pro. I have been trying to get a utility program to run. The program is "Intel Extreme Tuning Utility 2.0". This progam was downloaded from the Asus site with thier CD. If anyone with a P6X58D Premium and Win7 64bit and is running this program, please help me.

I am wanting to overclock the processor to 3+ and get the 1600 ram up to it's proper speed ( it's currently at 1066)and was thinking that program whould help me get there. ??
December 17, 2010 7:45:45 AM

ggrego said:
I just put together a i7 930 w/ P6X58D Premium MB, and Windows 7 64bit Pro. I have been trying to get a utility program to run. The program is "Intel Extreme Tuning Utility 2.0". This progam was downloaded from the Asus site with thier CD. If anyone with a P6X58D Premium and Win7 64bit and is running this program, please help me.

I am wanting to overclock the processor to 3+ and get the 1600 ram up to it's proper speed ( it's currently at 1066)and was thinking that program whould help me get there. ??


Looking for the same thing, "Intel Extreme Tuning Utility" won't load, same system, same Processor.

I don't know if the program will do that, I don't know what the program does, it's never loaded.


But what you want to do is done in the bios. If your memory is on the QVL list it will have a X.M.P.
profile you would select XMP and it will set itself up for you.

I have a X.M.P. profile but select manual.
To set the DRAM Timing Control to 8, 8, 8, 24, 2n those are the first four settings
and the 2n is searchable, play with your BCLK Frequency setting to where the DRAM Frequency
reads 1600 or better (normally around 200).

Then go down and find DRAM bus voltage, it increases +2 so alway even voltages and why
I why I set my memory manually, IBM says anything over 1.65v can destroy the Chip/Processor.
The XMP profile sets it to 1.66 I set mine to 1.64 (no biggie but it's within specs)

That setup your RAM to 1600Mhz, I run at 4.2Mhz with a Processor voltage of 1.2v to do that
takes so tweaking of your system, and more googling.

Read the TOS for this site http://www.tomshardware.com/terms.html

It mentions it pull in newsgroups, they must have thousands of my post. But you might consider using the Usenet
for your questions.

Unlike the old days when it could take day for an answer you can get a response as fast as you can
hit the check for new messages button (I use Agent http://www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php )


Don't get me wrong people stealing (routing) usenet/newsgroups for their own purposes is very much frowned upon.


(I know this is an old post but I hit here from google, so for someone else)
December 17, 2010 12:57:30 PM

Thanks for the info. I kept working with it untill I was finally able to get it working, and have overclocked to 3.2Mhz and it's really stable, and I'm happy there.
That's more speed than I need but, whoever gets enough speed? Keep up the good work, ;)  folks like me need this kind of help or we would never get there.
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December 17, 2010 2:04:38 PM

ggrego said:
... P6X58D Premium MB, and Windows 7 64bit Pro. ... program is "Intel Extreme Tuning Utility 2.0".

NEVER USE UTILITIES TO OC!!!

The Utilities cause all sorts of problems, Gigabyte are the worst, and ASUS is a very close second. I've lost count how many similar posts there are to this problem. The X58 is about the easiest MOBO to OC. Uninstall ANY BIOS evasive App, then Clear CMOS to undo it's damage unless you have a RAID configured. In that case of RAID Load Defaults.

The Intel OC Forum -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-29-347.html

Otherwise I can help you with the handful of settings. First what EXACT RAM do you have - I prefer link(s) to all your RAM e.g. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 17, 2010 6:06:07 PM

I didn't use the utility to overclock, but made bios changes. I found videos on YouTube that showed in detail how to do it.
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December 17, 2010 8:48:49 PM
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OC X58 - there are all sorts of dumb videos on YouTube.

You're dealing with only with BCLK 133 -> {160~170} and CPU Multipliers {22} good for 95% of the CPU OC'ing {+20%~+30%} out there, and without touching any voltages. I too would set the RAM: DRAM Voltage, CAS timings, maybe QPI/DRAM, and DRAM Frequency.

Example:
i7 930
BCLK 167 X CPU Multiplier 22 = 3.67GHz {31% OC}

RAM example 1600 MHz 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v
DRAM Frequency DDR3-1600MHz
DRAM Timing Control
//enter 8-8-8-24
DRAM Voltage = 1.65v
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage = 1.3~1.35v

1. Prime 95 for Stress Test
link - http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

2. CPU-Z for Settings Summary
link - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Temps:
3. CoreTemp 0.99.x
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

4. HWMonitor
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

The Utilities only modify the BCLK and maybe the CPU multipliers. Meanwhile you learn nothing about your rig.

It takes less time to OC the i7 930 than it takes to install the utilities much less mess with the App(s) which again cause more problems {i.e. instability}.
December 27, 2010 12:50:27 PM

Thanks for your help and all the info, I have it working like I want for now. Maybe
in 10-12 months I'll get adventruious and bring the clock speed up a little higher.
December 27, 2010 12:50:37 PM

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