When I first started overclocking I searched the net for bios settings of
people using the same Motherboard and CPU as mine with very little
success. I had hoped to find settings that would work right away for me
but this was not to be...
We all know that no 2 CPU's will perform identically nor will Motherboards.
There are too many variables that can affect your overclock compared to the
next persons. System cooling, how much ram and what type and speed, what
is the ambient temp of the room the computer is in and so on... I am
still very new to Overclocking and know how hard it is for some of us to
understand the inn’s and outs of proper overclocking.
I thought some folks might think it a nice thing to be able to see the Bios
settings used by other people as a guide to their own successful overclocking
I also think a thread like this may be picked up by the bots and then easily
found by web browsers when folks are searching the net for such
information. Thus possibly bringing more traffic to the site and the
possibility of new members.
So I will start this off with the hopes that many of the other members here
on HH will also participate and if it fails to bring us new members at least
maybe it will help some of the members here that have been thinking about
overclocking their rigs but did not know where to start as far as bios
I ask that if you are going to participate that you please try to follow the
format in which I am posting as I think I have listed the most pertinent
I hope you enjoy this thread and I hope it is used to benefit those just
starting out in the world of overclocking!
I7 920 D0 4.032Ghz
6Gb G.Skill DDR3 2000
Corsair H50 Push/Pull
Ai Overclock Tuner
CPU Ratio Setting
Intel SpeedStep Tech
Intel Turbo Mode Tech
QPI Link Data Rate
CPU PLL Voltage
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage
IOH PCIE Voltage
ICH PCIE Voltage
DRAM Bus Voltage
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA
Voltage on CHA
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB
Voltage on CHB
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC
Voltage on CHC
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC
CPU Differential Amplitude
CPU Clock Skew
CPU Spread Spectrum
IOH Clock Skew
PCIE Spread Spectrum
CPU Ratio Setting
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Cache Line Prefetch
Intel Virtualization Tech
CPU TM Function
Execute Disable Bit
Intel HT Technology
Active Processor Cores
Intel C-STATE Tech
Repost Video on S3 Resume
on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
will be adding to this post in the near future to add links to stress testing
and system temp and monitoring software.
you feel there are things that should be added to this initial post please post
in this thread and I will try my best to address them as soon as I can!
IMPORTANT! Please remember that there is always
a risk of damage to your hardware when overclocking. That is why it is
very important to monitor your system and its temperatures while overclocking. The
information in this thread is of a voluntary nature supplied by the members of
this forum. The forum members and HOT HARDWARE will not be held
responsible for any damage caused by improper overclocking!
This is not a guide, rather it is a list of the settings used by members to attain their overclocks for their systems.
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My ASRock P55-PRO boards have an EZ setting in BIOS that does it all for you auto-magically. Yeah, my systems all run at 3.8GHz, (up from 2.93GHz.) but I don't do anything except set ONE thing in BIOS and reboot! Ha-Ha! (but I DO start with quality system parts)
ASRock P55-PRO boards have an EZ setting in BIOS that does it all for
you auto-magically. Yeah, my systems all run at 3.8GHz, (up from
2.93GHz.) but I don't do anything except set ONE thing in BIOS and
reboot! Ha-Ha! (but I DO start with quality system parts)
I should start an Idiot's guide to overclocking next!
The most important addition to a stable overclock that I've found is a high-end Power supply. I like the SeaSonic 80+ Bronze, Silver, and Gold series of PSU's.
I have an idiot guide to post since 12 22 and it's locked to go in
the tweaks section needs a bit more input .section highllite lost in .txt that links here
but could be good to get
EDIT : Now the uploaded file is working !
thanks 4hams realneil
Here is a screen shot of my desktop when stress testing.
As you can see I use 4 different software programs while stress testing my system.
Everest which is a monitoring and bench testing software is one of the programs I use. It has recently been replaced with AIDA64 Extreme Edition.
CPUz which is a system information program which tells you about the CPU it's voltage, memory type speed and amount.
Core temp which is a CPU core temperature monitoring application.
Intel Burn Test which is a system stress testing program.
AIDA64 Extreme Edition http://www.aida64.com/product/aida64-extreme-edition/overview
AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and
benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition provides a
wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error
diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique
capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory,
and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows
Server 2008 R2."
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
Core Temp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
"Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature.Now Windows Vista and Windows 7 ready! (x86 and x64)
Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor
CPU temperature.Now Windows Vista and Windows 7 ready! (x86 and x64)
The uniqueness of it is that it shows the temperature of each individual core in each processor in your system! You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU. It's also completely motherboard independent.Intel and AMD recently published detailed, public information about the "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor), which provides much higher accuracy and more relevant temperature reading than the standard thermal diode sensors do.
uniqueness of it is that it shows the temperature of each
individual core in each processor in your system! You can see in
real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU.
It's also completely motherboard independent.Intel and AMD recently published detailed, public information about the "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor), which provides much higher accuracy and more relevant temperature reading than the standard thermal diode sensors do.
published detailed, public information about the "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor), which provides
much higher accuracy and more relevant temperature reading than the
standard thermal diode sensors do.
This feature is supported on all Intel Core and Core 2 based processors as well as the whole AMD's Athlon64 line of CPUs.
feature is supported on all Intel Core and Core 2 based
processors as well as the whole AMD's Athlon64 line of CPUs.
Note: AMD Phenom is supported, but it does not report absolute temperature.
Core Temp also has a logging feature, allowing a user to easily record the temperature of his processor(s) over any period of time, then the data can be easily transferred into an excel datasheet for easy graphing.
Temp also has a logging feature, allowing a user to easily record
the temperature of his processor(s) over any period of time, then
the data can be easily transferred into an excel datasheet for easy
Core Temp works on Windows XP Service Pack 2, 2003 Server, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit versions)."
Temp works on Windows XP Service Pack 2, 2003 Server, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit
Intel Burn Test http://www.ultimate-filez.com/forum/showthread.php?s=70b39c55b308a217e33d7c9851d5ad6d&t=9
IntelBurnTest v2.50by AgentGOD----------------------------The original. All others are copycats.Home Page: http://www.ultimate-filez.comDonation : http://www.ultimate-filez.com/?page=donateDescription: A program that simplifies the usage of Intel(R) Linpack. Linpack byIntel(R) is an extremely stressful program that will put even the most pow--erful X86/X64 CPU in the world at its knees. Load temp under Linpack willbe up to 22*C higher than the competing software Prime95. This program willmake usage of Linpack easier and more practical.Keep in mind, use this program at your own risk. By using this program, youagree that neither I nor Intel shall be responsible for including, but notlimited to: burned up CPU, fried motherboard, spontaneous room temperatureincrease, hair loss, or mental stress.Xtreme Stress Mode (Right-click the "Start" button) allows unprecedentedimprovement of testing accuracy. Note: Xtreme Stress Mode may cause the CPU to heat up more than it already does. During testing, Windows may not be usable.
ASUS Maximus III GENE
Core i7 870 @ 4GHz
4GBs Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM (2x2)
OCZ StealthXStream 600W
Now here are the BIOS settings.
AI Overclocker tuner: Manual
CPU Ratio: 20
BCLK Frequency: 200
DRAM Frequency: 1600MHz
Load Line Calibration: Enabled
CPU Voltage: 1.4v (I have Hyper-Threading enabled.)
CPU PLL Voltage: 1.39V
DRAM Voltage: 1.65
Intel Turbo Mode: disabled.
IMC Voltage: 1.15V
All the other settings I left to default or auto.
TaylorKarras, thank you for joining us by posting your bios settings!
I am hoping more members will participate as i think this could be a great resource for some folks.
Intel i7 870Gigabyte H55N-USB3 mini atxKingston memory hyperX 4GB 1600Siverstone SST SG07 top intake 180mm 700/1200rpm600W Silverstone 80+ PSUIntel Stock Cooler [crap]CPU Ratio: 21BCLK Frequency: 157DRAM Frequency: 1570MHzDRAM Voltage: 1.56***Load Line Calibration: Disabled to follow Intel Spec rather than GBCPU Voltage: 1.1.0625VQPI/Vtt 1.1.000V [auto]DRAM Voltage: 1.56Intel Turbo Mode: disabledOthers set to Auto at this timethese setting are certainly not the best I expect but seem safe to run until I get a better cpu cooler I will post in here again.****note some of the terminology is bit different between Asus and Gigabyte one for sure is having the loadline calibration disabled on this mobo is allowing better temps with this enabled I am in the low 80,s and that is NOT goodDefinitely going to bet a much better cooler , one ting is certain about using the IntelBurnig Test in a short time you'l know what's stable.Looking forward to a better cooler that will fit this case and mini mobo and have a few candidates in mind nothing bigger than 92x117m is going to work enclosed is a snapshot
hope other will drop in and post as well
Thanks for posting your settings rrplay!
I'll Post mine up for my Evga x58 and i7 920 C0 once I find the paper I have it written down on....lol
On another Note I like to use OCCT as well for stability testing, I like it because it stresses all the core and memory, and gives you per second charts of important voltages and temps.
Oh great stuff Der Meister!
I have used OCCT also and meant to include it hear...
I will add it this afternoon or tomorrow.
yep a meager tweak but when I get better cpu cooling should have no problem gettin close to 4.0 with decent temp.
thought I would post that anyhow because as tame as it is it may encourage others to evaluate what they expect to do with reason of what they actually have and go from there.
** note trying tor recall post elsewhere with the slight terminology difs between Asus and GB just cant' re: Dr.Death maybe or you ? will get it