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Offline 4hams  
#1 Posted : Sunday, February 27, 2011 7:25:56 PM(UTC)
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Hey folks! 

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

pursuits. 

 

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

settings. 

 

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

information. 

 

I hope you enjoy this thread and I hope it is used to benefit those just

starting out in the world of overclocking! 

 

Asus P6X58D

Premium

 

Member

4hams

Processor

I7 920 D0

4.032Ghz

HT&TURBO

Batch #

3944A779

RAM

6Gb G.Skill

DDR3 2000

Cooling Method

Corsair H50

Push/Pull

Rear Intake

Board Version

1

BIOS Version

02.61

 

 

Ai Tweaker

 

Ai Overclock

Tuner

Manual

CPU Ratio

Setting

Auto

Intel

SpeedStep Tech

enabled

Intel Turbo

Mode Tech

enabled

Bclk Frequency

192

PCIE Frequency

100

DRAM Frequency

DDR3-1539Mhz

UNCLK

Frequency

3079Mhz

QPI Link Data

Rate

Auto

CPU Voltage

1.25

CPU PLL

Voltage

Auto

QPI/DRAM Core

Voltage

1.30

IOH Voltage

Auto

IOH PCIE

Voltage

Auto

ICH Voltage

Auto

ICH PCIE

Voltage

Auto

DRAM Bus

Voltage

1.66

DRAM DATA REF

Voltage on CHA

Auto

DRAM CTRL REF

Voltage on CHA

Auto

DRAM DATA REF

Voltage on CHB

Auto

DRAM CTRL REF

Voltage on CHB

Auto

DRAM DATA REF

Voltage on CHC

Auto

DRAM CTRL REF

Voltage on CHC

Auto

Load-Line

Calibration

Enabled

CPU

Differential Amplitude

Auto

CPU Clock Skew

Auto

CPU Spread

Spectrum

Disabled

IOH Clock Skew

Auto

PCIE Spread

Spectrum

Disabled

 

 

Advanced

 

CPU Ratio

Setting

Auto

C1E Support

Disabled

Hardware

Prefetcher

Enabled

Adjacent

Cache Line Prefetch

Enabled

Intel

Virtualization Tech

Disabled

CPU TM

Function

Disabled

Execute

Disable Bit

Enabled

Intel HT

Technology

Enabled

Active

Processor Cores

All

A20M

Disabled

Intel

SpeedStep Tech

Enabled

Intel Turbo

Mode Tech

Enabled

Intel C-STATE

Tech

Disabled

 

 

Power

 

Suspend Mode

Auto

Repost Video

on S3 Resume

Yes

ACPI 2.0

Support

Enabled

ACPI APIC

Support

Enabled

 

I

will be adding to this post in the near future to add links to stress testing

and system temp and monitoring software. 

 

If

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. 

Offline realneil  
#2 Posted : Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:13:15 PM(UTC)
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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)

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.

Offline rrplay  
#3 Posted : Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:26:26 PM(UTC)
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realneil wrote:

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)

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

kick started

[View:http://hothardware.com/cs/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.UserFiles/00.00.03.63.29/HH-tweak-OC-guide-draft_2D00_post.txt]

EDIT : Now the uploaded file is working !

thanks 4hams realneil

Offline 4hams  
#4 Posted : Monday, February 28, 2011 7:02:16 PM(UTC)
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Here is a screen shot of my desktop when stress testing.

UserPostedImage

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. 

 

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#5 Posted : Monday, February 28, 2011 7:06:57 PM(UTC)
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AIDA64 Extreme Edition  http://www.aida64.com/product/aida64-extreme-edition/overview

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"AIDA64 Extreme Edition

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."

Offline 4hams  
#6 Posted : Monday, February 28, 2011 7:07:44 PM(UTC)
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CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

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What is CPU-Z

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

CPU

  • Name and number.
  • Core stepping and process.
  • Package.
  • Core voltage.
  • Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
  • Supported instruction sets.
  • Cache information.

Mainboard

  • Vendor, model and revision.
  • BIOS model and date.
  • Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
  • Graphic interface.

Memory

  • Frequency and timings.
  • Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.

System

  • Windows and DirectX version.
Offline 4hams  
#7 Posted : Monday, February 28, 2011 7:09:22 PM(UTC)
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Core Temp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

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"Core

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.

This

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.

Core

Temp works on Windows XP Service Pack 2, 2003 Server, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit

versions)."

Offline 4hams  
#8 Posted : Monday, February 28, 2011 7:10:18 PM(UTC)
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Intel Burn Test  http://www.ultimate-filez.com/forum/showthread.php?s=70b39c55b308a217e33d7c9851d5ad6d&t=9

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IntelBurnTest v2.50
by AgentGOD
----------------------------
The original. All others are copycats.

Home Page: http://www.ultimate-filez.com
Donation : http://www.ultimate-filez.com/?page=donate

Description:
A program that simplifies the usage of Intel(R) Linpack. Linpack by
Intel(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 will
be up to 22*C higher than the competing software Prime95. This program will
make usage of Linpack easier and more practical.

Keep in mind, use this program at your own risk. By using this program, you
agree that neither I nor Intel shall be responsible for including, but not
limited to: burned up CPU, fried motherboard, spontaneous room temperature
increase, hair loss, or mental stress.

Xtreme Stress Mode (Right-click the "Start" button) allows unprecedented
improvement 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.
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#9 Posted : Monday, February 28, 2011 8:47:52 PM(UTC)
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Okay...

ASUS Maximus III GENE

Core i7 870 @ 4GHz

4GBs Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM (2x2)

OCZ StealthXStream 600W

Scythe Rasetsu

 

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.

 

 

Offline 4hams  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, March 1, 2011 9:57:24 AM(UTC)
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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. 

Cheers!  [B]

Offline rrplay  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:54:22 AM(UTC)
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Intel i7 870

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 mini atx

Kingston memory hyperX 4GB 1600

Siverstone SST SG07 top intake 180mm 700/1200rpm

600W Silverstone 80+ PSU

Intel Stock Cooler  [crap]

CPU Ratio: 21

BCLK Frequency: 157

DRAM Frequency: 1570MHz

DRAM Voltage: 1.56

***Load Line Calibration: Disabled to follow Intel Spec rather than GB

CPU Voltage: 1.1.0625V

QPI/Vtt 1.1.000V [auto]

DRAM Voltage: 1.56

Intel Turbo Mode: disabled


Others set to Auto at this time

these 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 good

Definitely 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

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#12 Posted : Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:57:56 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for posting your settings rrplay! 

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#13 Posted : Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:11:51 PM(UTC)
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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.

Offline 4hams  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:26:36 PM(UTC)
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Der Meister wrote:

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. 

Thanks!

Offline rrplay  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:36:37 PM(UTC)
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4hams wrote:

Thanks for posting your settings rrplay! 

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

 

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