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i7 930 X58 Overclocking P6X58D-E

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#1
Since I have been back home recuperating from spine surgery I started messing with my dad's rig a bit. He has a i7-930 with a Asus P6X58D-E, Corsair XMS3 3x4 (12GB) DDR3 2000mhz C9 1.65v rated.

This CPU is a helluvachip, I still haven't fine tuned it but its atleast an hour p95 stable at the 1.2 with no problems and hes only running a coolermaster v8 with a stock fan inside a big chenming/antec server tower, I bet I could get it even better. It idles at 45*C, that tells you how bad his airflow is. His load is only 75*C!!!

So far I have achieved 4.0ghz, 200 base block with 20 multiplier, ram set at underclocked and undervolted to 1600 9-9-9-24 with 1.5 voltage, the 4.0ghz core voltage is only 1.200v, but I have this without offset because the VID is too high at that speed and I can't find a way to negative offset. The ram doesn't really like to run at 2000mhz but is 24 hour memtest stable at the 1600 C9 1.5v

The board doesn't appear to have a negative offset option. Is there one? I am also running load line calibration. There doesn't appear to be any level setting for LLC, is there one? I don't like to run much if any LLC when I tune. The overclocking features on this board's bios seem so primitive compared to the Z77 I have grown used to that its hard to figure out. The 16+2 Phase Power Design makes up for it though!!!


I plan to add 3 120mm fans to the side of the case, since he has his stock front 80mm intake fans blowing over the harddrives (it has a lot of them in there). There are two 80mm exhausts. I am also replacing the V8's fan with a corsair fan from a H100, which I have found to make the V8 a badass cooler. My phenom II went down -10*C from changing to a corsair high static pressure fan with its v8, great cooler when it doesnt have the stock coolermaster junk in it.

He has a HD6850 I put in and a second one that overheats when its installed because his x16 slots are close together. I believe that adding the 3x120mm fans will offset this and give him a solid crossfire performance boost. I'll use one of these: http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...ct_info&cPath=59_457_362_290&products_id=3702 or similar.
 
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#2
Nah, LLC is either on or off on these mobos. Not sure what you mean by the offset, I use 900mv so I can use lower vcore and keep temps down. I have 1.5v ram, but pump 1.6v into them for stability, although I do have 24gigs running at just under 1800.. takes a bit more. And yes, you need a ton of cooling for the almost touching vid cards, seems a lot of x58 boards were designed like that. Lots of fans... I've got 8... and 2 vid cards that drown them out when I game!
 
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System Name Small ATX Desktop
Processor Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz /1.25 volt
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H with Beta Bios F20e
Cooling PHTC12DX CPU + MK-13 VGA, 1xDelta EFB1212VH, 2xYate Loon 140 PWM, 2xCorsair 120 PWM
Memory Samsung 30nm Green MV3V4G3D DDR3 16 GB (4x4GB) @ 1800 MHz CL9 1.35 volt
Video Card(s) PNY Geforce GTX 770 XLR8 2GB @ Core 1254 MHz / Ram 1800 MHz
Storage Seagate 600 240GB SSD (Boot) + 2xWD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Data
Display(s) Asus PB258Q 2560x1440 + Asus VH242H 1920x1080
Case Lian Li PC A05 (Inverted Mobo)
Audio Device(s) Audiotechnica ATH M50X, Antlion Mod Mic 4, SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB Audio Dongle
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 660 Watt Platinum
Mouse Zowie EC2A, Corsair MM600, inateck 900mm x 300mm Mat
Keyboard Filco Majestouch II Ninja TKL and Goldtouch GTC 0033 Ten Key (Cherry Browns)
Software Win7 64 Pro
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#3
Nah, LLC is either on or off on these mobos. Not sure what you mean by the offset, I use 900mv so I can use lower vcore and keep temps down. I have 1.5v ram, but pump 1.6v into them for stability, although I do have 24gigs running at just under 1800.. takes a bit more. And yes, you need a ton of cooling for the almost touching vid cards, seems a lot of x58 boards were designed like that. Lots of fans... I've got 8... and 2 vid cards that drown them out when I game!
How di you make the offset negative, when I run offset it just adds.