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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/07/13 13:39:15 (permalink)
I followed this guide, and I was able to boot into windows and the clock speed is fine, however Windows now only sees 2.99gb of RAM, I have 6GB installed, if I revert these changes, it sees the full 6GB so I know its something I am doing wrong. I also notice you are running 3GB of RAM, so I'm guessing I'm just missing something. I will keep trying, but a response would be awesome :P Thanks in advanced.
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/07/25 04:19:00 (permalink)
xithryl

I followed this guide, and I was able to boot into windows and the clock speed is fine, however Windows now only sees 2.99gb of RAM, I have 6GB installed, if I revert these changes, it sees the full 6GB so I know its something I am doing wrong. I also notice you are running 3GB of RAM, so I'm guessing I'm just missing something. I will keep trying, but a response would be awesome :P Thanks in advanced.


Are you using 32 or 64 bit OS? 32 bit will not show all your ram.

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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/01 08:25:16 (permalink)
I’m running the i7 930 on the EVGA X58 (758) with OZC 1600 12Gigs Antec 900 and Antec 850w TRUEPOWER Quattro PSU and Coolermaster V8.
I have read through this thread and am a little scared to OC my rig. I know I can but need help with voltages.


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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/01 08:32:17 (permalink)
Please make a separate post in the X58 section. In the post copy the template shown in the sticky guide, fill it in and paste it into your post. include the part number of your memory.

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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/06 13:07:12 (permalink)
Hi JacobF
 
I have my overclock up to 4.0 and is running stable but when i do a 3dmark vantage the cpu is giving me a really low result , I have 2 computers both are i7 and i notice that the cpu test giving me low on 1 of the computers is the second cpu test. Can you please help telling me what can be causing  this . Thank you in advanced 
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/10 21:58:12 (permalink)
having problems with vreg temps . when overclocked using this guide the temp reaches as high as 97c ! i get terrified and shut it down , is there a fix for this ?
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/16 02:44:40 (permalink)
thx this is my results

i7 930 4.2ghz - @ 42c
post edited by tlazy - 2010/08/16 10:43:16
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/16 14:52:45 (permalink)
omg!  followed the steps just to tweak to 4 ghz on my 920 to see how it was and PC completely crashed.....overclock with caution!! thank god for clear CMOS button :D 
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/25 16:59:47 (permalink)
will these settings also work on an i975 processor? I want to try OC using bios as with the e-leet I can't even get 4.0 steady. 3.7 seems the best I can do and with my set up I expect better. I have heard using Bios is far more efficient, hope that will help.
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/26 14:47:59 (permalink)
Jacob, thank your for sharing this info. Are you using stock cpu cooler or some other after market cooler. Care to share? I tried your setting in bios and temperatures really went above normal so I had to restart with my original settings.
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/26 15:36:18 (permalink)
he's using a noctua nh-u12p cooler . had problems with vreg overheating so i just turned voltages down so i can run stable at 3.8 ghz and trust me that's fast enough and not soo scary
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/28 13:50:44 (permalink)
Thanks for the info....this is the first time I've oc'ed my machine....maybe you could tell me what I'm doing wrong as all i could mustard out of this 920 is the following, also heres the specs on my machine as well;
 
 
OS Name                                                             Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version                                                               6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description                                         Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Manufacturer                                                Microsoft Corporation
System Name                                                    EVGA-X58-I7
System Manufacturer                                        Custom Built by Lewis Godwin
PSU                                                                    BFG 1200 Watt Model BFGR1200WEXPSU
System Model                                                   EVGA X58-GeForce 460 Three Way SLI “Flash”
System Type                                                     x64-based PC
Processor                                                         Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, 2653 MHz,
             4 Core(s), 8 Logical
BIOS Version/Date                                          Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/11/2010
SMBIOS                                                            Version 2.5
Windows Directory                                         C:\Windows
System Directory                                            C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device                                                    Intel X25 M 80 GIG SSD \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Drive     C:                                                       Description        Local Fixed Disk
            Compressed      No
            File System        NTFS
            Size                        74.43 GB (79,919,312,896 bytes)
            Free Space          32.05 GB (34,413,940,736 bytes)
            Volume Name  80 GIG SATA SSD
            Volume Serial Number         
OS Name                                                             Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version                                                                                6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description                                     Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Manufacturer                                             Microsoft Corporation
System Name                                                    EVGA-X58-I7
System Manufacturer                                    Custom Built by Lewis Godwin
PSU                                                                        BFG 1200 Watt Model BFGR1200WEXPSU
System Model                                                   EVGA X58-GeForce 460 Three Way SLI “Flash”
System Type                                                      x64-based PC
Processor                                                            Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, 2653 MHz,
 4 Core(s), 8 Logical
BIOS Version/Date                                          Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/11/2010
SMBIOS                                                                                Version 2.5
Windows Directory                                         C:\Windows
System Directory                                             C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device                                                       Intel X25 M 80 GIG SSD \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Drive     C:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        74.43 GB (79,919,312,896 bytes)
Free Space          32.05 GB (34,413,940,736 bytes)
Volume Name  80 GIG SATA SSD
Volume Serial Number AA3AA1F0
 
 
               
Drive     D:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        596.17 GB (640,131,526,656 bytes)
Free Space          535.24 GB (574,709,440,512 bytes)
Volume Name  650 GB SATA
Volume Serial Number 6E97E765
               
Drive     E                                                              Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        931.51 GB (1,000,200,990,720 bytes)
Free Space          925.39 GB (993,625,505,792 bytes)
Volume Name  1 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number 2C86C278
               
Drive     F:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        1.36 TB (1,500,299,390,976 bytes)
Free Space          1.36 TB (1,493,708,644,352 bytes)
Volume Name  1.5 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number 86BA72D8
               
Drive     G:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        1.82 TB (2,000,263,573,504 bytes)
Free Space          1.80 TB (1,977,884,692,480 bytes)
Volume Name  2 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number 62BE5BAF
               
Drive     H:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        1.82 TB (2,000,263,573,504 bytes)
Free Space          1.80 TB (1,984,300,683,264 bytes)
Volume Name  2 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number CE0F8C16
               
Drive     I:                                                             Description        CD-ROM Disc
               
Drive     J:                                                             Description        CD-ROM Disc
               
Drive     K:                                                            Description        CD-ROM Disc
               
Drive     Z:                                                            Description        Network Connection
Provider Name \\192.168.1.105\memory_card
Locale                                                                   United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer                       Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name                                                         EVGA-X58-i7\Lewis & Kristin
Time Zone                                                          Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)            OCZ DDR3 1333 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory                                  12.0 GB
Available Physical Memory                         9.97 GB
Total Virtual Memory                                    48.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory                           45.9 GB
Page File Space                                                                36.0 GB
Page File                                                             C:\pagefile.sys
 

Drive     D:                                                       Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        596.17 GB (640,131,526,656 bytes)
Free Space          535.24 GB (574,709,440,512 bytes)
Volume Name  650 GB SATA
Volume Serial Number 6E97E765
               
Drive     E                                                              Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        931.51 GB (1,000,200,990,720 bytes)
Free Space          925.39 GB (993,625,505,792 bytes)
Volume Name  1 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number 2C86C278
               
Drive     F:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        1.36 TB (1,500,299,390,976 bytes)
Free Space          1.36 TB (1,493,708,644,352 bytes)
Volume Name  1.5 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number 86BA72D8
               
Drive     G:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        1.82 TB (2,000,263,573,504 bytes)
Free Space          1.80 TB (1,977,884,692,480 bytes)
Volume Name  2 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number 62BE5BAF
               
Drive     H:                                                            Description        Local Fixed Disk
Compressed      No
File System        NTFS
Size                        1.82 TB (2,000,263,573,504 bytes)
Free Space          1.80 TB (1,984,300,683,264 bytes)
Volume Name  2 TB SATA
Volume Serial Number CE0F8C16
               
Drive     I:                                                             Description        CD-ROM Disc
               
Drive     J:                                                             Description        CD-ROM Disc
               
Drive     K:                                                            Description        CD-ROM Disc
               
Drive     Z:                                                            Description        Network Connection
Provider Name \\192.168.1.105\memory_card
Locale                                                                   United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer                       Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name                                                         EVGA-X58-i7\Lewis & Kristin
Time Zone                                                          Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)            OCZ DDR3 1333 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory                                  12.0 GB
Available Physical Memory                            9.97 GB
Total Virtual Memory                                    48.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory                               45.9 GB
Page File Space                                               36.0 GB
Page File                                                             C:\pagefile.sys
 
 
If you can tell me what I'm doing wrong I would appreciate It
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/28 21:30:02 (permalink)
Hey 2001hdflhrci

This is the template http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=245709

Just, copy it, then fill in your BIOS settings in the Red Spaces and post them in the X58 Section





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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/29 00:19:28 (permalink)
thanks.....ive been building on the sucka for a year just about finished.....i want to get 2 wd rapitors 200 gig raid those take a few items off my 80 gig ssd as ive seen the rapitors operater like just 3 secs slower thn ssd's and you get more bang for your bucks like $199.00 for 300 gig as oppised to $250.00 for 80 gig and a mere 3 secs faster....ill make it up on oc'ing my processor

as far as cooling i have self contained liquid unit for the cpu....dont ask dont recall as of now.....i was building a mini chiller on wheels like now one has though of as of yet as ive looked at the units that have placed and i cant belevie no one has thought of it yet....i guess ya got to leave it up to the profeesional master plumber to have a brain storm 

have you heard about the new "cherry chips" on the market which are on ebay?

they'll come with a 3 yr warranty from intel......our of the box 4.4ghz....the price is right, the one i'm linking to ya is 1/2 the price od an extreme like $449.00

check it out

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TURBOCHARGED-Intel-Quad-Core-i7-Extreme-4-4-GHz-CPU-/250680226786?pt=CPUs&hash=item3a5db4b3e2

let me know what ya think



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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/30 17:23:37 (permalink)
Hmmmm...

Hey 2001hdflhrci... Not sure about these chips. I would be incline to stay away from them or at an minimum check with Intel. Heck, I would just spend the extra cash and get an i7-980x and call it a day...



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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/30 17:54:37 (permalink)
Hey guys, Yesterday I tried to OC my rig but blue screened. I believe it may be my RAM (VTT/VDIMM) I am using 8GB Corsair XMS3 1333. I was told i need to put it to 6GB? Its dual channel, so it is safe just to take out one and keep three in? Also, in terms of V's, with the RAM i have what are safe VTT/VDIMM settings?. Really, appreciate it
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/30 18:00:10 (permalink)
Hey Shingo;

There are a lot of smart and very helpful OCers here, could you fill this (In the Red) out and re-post in the x58 section. Thats what the Mods have be asking folks to do.

This is the template http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=245709

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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/08/30 18:05:41 (permalink)
K thanks
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/02 21:11:35 (permalink)
I finally passed the 4.0mhz with my i7-920 chip.....simply amazing
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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/04 01:38:37 (permalink)
I have one quick question, I am running GEIL Black Dragon 6GB 3x2gb DDR3 1600 RAM on EVGA x58 141-BL-E757-TR Motherboard, and whenever I start the Desktop, it shows that the ram is running at 1066mghz...I want it to run it at 1600mghz.
Oh and I'm running i7 930 @ 2.8Ghz

But I don't want to overclock my cpu or anything else...I just want my ram to run at 1600mghz...can anyone just tell me how to run the ram at 1600mghz.

...Thanks

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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/09 18:01:08 (permalink)
I'd like to point out that some (in fact a blown vreg by someone who followed the guide pointed me here) are following the original guide on this thread which uses a DANGEROUSLY HIGH vcore 1.475 WITHOUT VDROOP. That is simply exceeding the max intel spec by a considerable margin even with vdroop. Without vdroop it's likely the vcore is exceeding 1.5. Might I suggest the original be modified to something safer say below 1.4 with vdroop and a warning of the risks?

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Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/10 01:37:38 (permalink)
Anyone know why you have to change the other things other than Vcore? I can run everything including PWM on 800khz on auto at 4.39ghz and game without crashing on my i7 930, uptting the voltages to what is said underneath is good why?  
The OP suggested these values, he works for EVGA, the one who made the motherboard, obviously I should follow, but considering that it works all on auto except vcore, why change?  The other guy fried his motherboard doing these values and is in RMA...
  • CPU VTT - +300mV
  • QPI PLL VCore - 1.400V
  • IOH VCore - 1.400V
  • IOH/ICH I/O Voltage 1.650V
  • ICH VCore - 1.250V
  • PWM Frequency - 1067 KHz
    post edited by futuremark2 - 2010/09/10 01:40:35

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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/10 01:59:42 (permalink)
    Wow, i tried the settings on E-LEET 1.08.0 on my X58 SLI and my pc screen turned black, i shut the pc down and turned it back on, i couldn't connect to the internet, windows was in basic mode instead of transparent 3D interface, I looked in manage and saw 6 or 7 items that couldn't load driver i tried to do something else then it froze, i kept trying to load other things and it kept freezing (have to hard restart), i think when it tries to load 3D, well i went into safe mode and restored the PC to a 1st or 2nd restore date of 3, luckily i had my pc set to 1% system restore all files and folders, it restarted then said launch startup repair, so i did and it couldnt repair, so it shut down, i turned it back on and boom, everything is fine, dont mess with anything other than Vcore and PWM Frequency and leave at least 1% HD space for system restore or u will regret it lol

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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/17 05:51:22 (permalink)
    GREAT POST Jacob.  I've had my SLI LE Board since Feb.  I've never had the nerve overclock it until now.  I most of my setting are the same as your except for a couple of things.  And like you I am running the 920 CPU.  However after the machine posted I ran Prime95 to test the stability.  After about 5 min I noticed the CPU core temp rise to 77. That was confirmed by reading the LED on the mobo and using the E-LEET tool.  At this point I was getting a little nervous as watching the temp rise but, just as I was about to shut down Prime95 I noticed a curious thing.  The E-LEET tool was reporting a temp of 43 again that was confirmed by looking at the LED on the mobo. (BTW all fans are set to 100% and nthe CPU is cooled with the Corsair H-50) Not only did the temp go down but the  CPU that was running at 4.3Ghz throttled back to 1.7GHz.  So I let it run and a minute later the temp went back up to 77 and the CPU speed went back up to 4.3 GHz. What do you thing could be causing this?  Thanks -Joe
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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/18 01:22:53 (permalink)
    I used X58 Classified 760 -A1 version , I want to overclocking the memory , It is easy to get 1800mhz but can not go higher . Any one can hep me some setting in bios ? Thanks in Advanced !

    here is my results


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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/19 23:27:45 (permalink)
    I have the x58 FTW3 version of the motherboard, and with turbo off, I am only able to boot up at 3.8GHz.  However using the eLeet utility, I have gotten to 4.2GHz, running relatively stable.  But if I try to input the same Clock ratio I used in eLeet (labeled QPI) It just wont boot, and the OC Recovery kicks in reverting it back to 2.8.  Does eLeet do something that the BIOS is not doing?  

    Also, my CPU Core1 is the hottest core, so I'd like to not use it as the one that gets the extra multiplier from turbo, can the BIOS do this?  
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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/20 07:30:42 (permalink)
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    I have the x58 FTW3 version of the motherboard, and with turbo off, I am only able to boot up at 3.8GHz.  However using the eLeet utility, I have gotten to 4.2GHz, running relatively stable.  But if I try to input the same Clock ratio I used in eLeet (labeled QPI) It just wont boot, and the OC Recovery kicks in reverting it back to 2.8.  Does eLeet do something that the BIOS is not doing?   



    Short version: you may want to stability test at the faster clock configuration.  There may be something in the voltages, etc, that is occurring under boot time configuration that is not immediately evident with an already running platform.  Stressing the platform with something like IntelBurnTest may help you find out that maybe one of your voltage or other settings is not aggressive enough.  Also, 4.2GHz is pretty darn aggressive on air cooling.  Make sure you have adequate cooling to push that hard.


    Also, my CPU Core1 is the hottest core, so I'd like to not use it as the one that gets the extra multiplier from turbo, can the BIOS do this?  
     
    Short version: no, not currently.



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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/25 14:39:30 (permalink)
    (Thanks to robiatti for this collection on the MSI forums)
    Depends on the type of blue screen you get.

    The way I under stand it is if the errors end with 124 ie   0x0000124 this is most likely QPI related.

    This is taken from the evga forums and I am only posting as a reference..  The Credit belongs to Freemortal at evga. Not everythign applies to the MSI boards but the important ones do.

          
    This guide is an attempt to assemble as much info about the various i7 voltages you can change in the BIOS.  I can't do it alone though.  This community has a wealth of information on the subject.  Please post what you know and I'll add it to the first post here.  Please make it as concise as possible.

    If you believe any of this information to be inaccurate, let me know.

    NOTE: This guide is applies specifically to the "EVGA X58 SLI" motherboard released in 2008. Most of this info also applies to other X58 motherboards as well but some labels and tolerances may be different depending on the make.  This guide assumes you use a high quality, after-market heatsink and fan.  Do not raise voltages with the stock cooler!

    THE VOLTAGES
    Caution: The voltage you set is not necessarily the voltage you get.  Furthermore the voltage you read is not necessarily accurate either.  The Eleet utility (along with any other software monitoring utility) will simply report what the motherboard tells it to report.  When measured independently, these readings are close, but not entirely accurate.

    VCore (default: 1.28125v, Intel's max 1.375v, VCore over 1.50v on air cooling is risky)
      What it does:

        Sets max voltage to the CPU cores. (if Vdroop is disabled, it will set the min voltage instead)  The i7 doesn't need much voltage at speeds under 3.8ghz.   (For example, I can get 3.8ghz on 1.275 vcore)  Beyond that the voltage requirements climb sharply.

      When to raise VCore:

        * BSOD 101 "Clock Interrupt not received from Secondary Processor"
        * LinX produces errors that are very
        * LinX errors happen within 1 min of LinX
        * LinX produces BSOD within the first minute

      You know VCore is too high when:

        * CPU cores approach a peak of 85c on full load
        * It is unknown how higher voltages may impact the life of the CPU

    CPU VTT Voltage (default: 1.1V (+0mV in BIOS) Intel's max 1.35 (+250mV)
    What it does:

        VTT connects the cores with the memory.  Raising VTT helps keep a system stable at higher QPI rate.  Since QPI is calculated from bclk: the higher the bclk the more VTT voltage you will need.  VTT is also called "QPI/DRAM Core" on other motherboards,


        Prevent CPU damage: VTT voltage must be within 0.5V of VDimm. Vdimm can fluctuate by as much as 0.05V from settings so you may want VTT within 0.45V of VDimm for that extra margin of safety.  Example: if Vdimm is 1.65V, then VTT must be at least 1.20V.

      When to raise CPU VTT Voltage:

        * BSOD 124 "general hardware failure"
        * LinX errors happen only after 10 min or more
        * LinX hangs but does not BSOD
        * LinX reboots without BSOD

      You know CPU VTT Voltage is too high when:

        * Most users try and stay below 1.45V (+350V) for 24/7 use without additional direct cooling.
        * The motherboard doesn't read the temp so you may need an IR thermometer to be sure you are not pushing VTT too far. 


    CPU PLL VCore (default: 1.800V, spec range: 1.65V-1.89V)
    What it does:

        Keeps CPU clock in-sync with bclk.

      When to raise CPU PLL VCore:

        * May help with stability while increasing the bclk or CPU multiplier.(or may make it worse)
        * May help with stability past 210 bclk if you observe that during runtime the QPI Link (found in E-Leet) bounces too much.
        * Not a commonly raised.  May actually cause instability.  Test this variable alone.

      You know CPU PLL VCore s too high when:

        * Its possible you could actually gain stability by lowering this.


    DIMM Voltage (default: 1.5V, Intel's max 1.65)
      What it does:

        Voltage to the RAM. Despite Intel's warnings, you can raise voltage beyond 1.65 as long as it is always within 0.5V of VTT (as described above).

      When to raise DIMM Voltage :

        * High performance/gaming RAM usually requires at least 1.65v to run at spec.  Some manage to get it slightly lower.
        * Stable bclks over 180 often require VDIMM beyond 1.65V.  Remember to keep VTT voltage within 0.5V of VDIMM.

      You know DIMM Voltage is too high when:

        * Memory is too hot.  [more info on this is needed]


    DIMM DQ Vref (default: +0mV)
      What it does:

        It is the reference voltage for a pseudo-differential transmission line. The DQ signals sent by the memory controller on the i7 should swing between logic-hi and logic-lo voltages centered around VREF. VREF is typically half way between the drain and source voltages on the RAM.  Most VREF generator circuits are designed to center between the VDD and VSS voltages on the RAM. There is usually temperature compensation built into the circuitry as well.

     When to raise DIMM DQ Vref:

        * Vref might be adjusted if (after measurement) it was determined not to be properly centered between VDD and VSS of the DIMM. Without a good osciloscope it's difficult to imagine that most users could set VREF correctly. They may be able to set VREF empirically by moving it up or down and checking for POST or BSOD problems.

     Further reading:

        http://download.micron.com/pdf/technotes/ddr2/TN4723.pdf  The document is for DDR2 but differential signaling is a topic that transcends memory models. It has been done for decades in high-end systems and the advantages/drawbacks are well understood.


    QPI PLL VCore (default: 1.1v, <1.4v is pretty safe)
      What it does:

        Keeps on-chip memory controller in-sync with bclk.

     When to raise QPI PLL VCore:

        * Try raising this along with Vcore and VTT, but in smaller increments.
        * Helps stabilize higher CPU Uncore frequencies and QPI frequencies (in CPU feature)
        * Try raising this when you increase memory clock speed via multiplier.
        * Try raising when LinX produces errors after a few minutes without BSOD

     
    IOH Vcore (default: 1.1V)
      What it does:

        Sets voltage for on-chip north bridge which connects PCIE2.0, GPU, Memory, and CPU.

      When to raise IOH VCore:

        * Possibly needed if you overclock your north bridge (via bclk and CPU Uncore freq.)

     You know IOH VCore is too high when:

        * Memory errors? (just a guess)
        * GPU intensive apps like 3dmark vantage crash. (another guess)


    IOH/ICH I/O Voltage (default: 1.5V)
      What it does:

        some sort of on-chip bus voltage. unknown


    ICH Vcore (default: 1.05V)
      What it does:

        South Bridge chip on the motherboard.  Connects all motherboard features, cards (not PCIE2.0), and drives to CPU/memory on IOH

      When to raise ICH Vcore:

        * I don't know if raising this can help in overclocking at all.  Possibly necessary in order to keep up with an overclocked northbridge?

      You know ICH Vcore is too high when:

        * unknown.  I wouldn't overvolt it too much though.


    PWM Frequency (default: 800)
      What it does:

        unknown

      When to raise PWM Frequency:

        * Overclocking beyond 4.2ghz

      You know PWM Frequency is too high when:

        * VREG approaches 85c


    VDroop (default: enabled)
      What it does:

        Safety feature designed by Intel to protect the chip from excessive wear from voltage spikes.  Enabling VDroop keeps actual voltage running below the VCore setting in BIOS

      What does disabling VDroop do?

        * Makes VCore setting the minimum value for actual voltage; CPU will run at higher voltages than what you set in BIOS.
        * Disabling VDroop is the same as enabling Load Line Calibration on other x58 boards.

      Why would I want to disable VDroop?

        * Some overclockers use it because it allows them to get a high overclock while setting lower VCore in BIOS. This is because the running voltage is actually higher than what was set in BIOS.  Disabling VDroop keeps actual voltage higher than what is set for VCore in the BIOS.  Enabling Vdroop keeps actual voltage lower than VCore.
        * It might help if you are pushing the bleeding edge.


    Diagnosing errors. What to do when...

    BSODs

        * BSOD "IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL" (I forget)
        * BSOD 101 "Clock Interrupt not received from Secondary Processor" Try raising VCore
        * BSOD 124 "general hardware failure" Try raising VTT

    LinX Errors
    If you get an error you would have x same (correct) results and 1 different (an error):

        * If the incorrect result differs slightly from the rest (numbers very close, same powers in Residual & Residual (norm)) it is most likely that there's not enough vcore. In this case only a small vcore bump is usually needed to stabilize the system (alternatively, Vtt & GTL tweaking can sometimes fix this too)
        * If the wrong result differs much from the others (different power or even positive power in Residual or Residual (norm)) it might be 1) insufficient vcore (the error would happen at the very first runs then) or 2) some memory / NB instability (when it worked for say 10 minutes ok and then produced a different result)

      More serious LinX errors:

        * BSOD during testing (at the very first runs) is often caused by too low vcore
        * System hangs and remains hung it is almost 100% not a CPU but memory or possibly NB issue
        * System reboots (with no hang prior to reboot and no BSOD) - a CPU issue, but not vcore related (insufficient PLL or Vtt I guess)
        * System hangs for a short while and then BSODs - once again NB or memory problem (but might be wrong Vtt / GTL setting as well)
        * System hangs and then just reboots - wrong Vtt (too low or too high) or GTL settings

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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/28 15:20:57 (permalink)
    Hi, im totally a newbie, im trying to Overclock my pc (i7 920, x58 sli le Mobo, corsair ddr3 6gb (3x2gb)) but I can't see my PWM frequency in BIOS underneath the ICH Vcore like in the image in step 4? can someone help me?
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    Re:EVGA X58 Overclocking Guide 2010/09/28 15:29:29 (permalink)
    Your motherboard might not have the feature.  Adjusting the PWM frequency isn't necessary unless you want very high overclocks, and I'm not sure how safe it is to raise the PWM frequency with the stock motherboard heat sinks.


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