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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

21 Feb 2012   #1331
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The V-Pro has pretty good ratings at Newegg. I'm just surprised. Mine was a total wreck, I tried everything I know and it wouldn't respond. I'm just debating on getting a replacement or a refund and get something else. I never tried to OC it, I spent 2 hours just getting it to post.


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21 Feb 2012   #1332
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Damn shame Steve, I know you were probably (initially) excited to have a new board coming. A Guy
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21 Feb 2012   #1333
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Thanks Bill. I had illusions of grandeur.
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21 Feb 2012   #1334
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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with standard LLC. I think I somewhat killed my previous processor with LLC, so I want to keep it at Intel standard.
I'm not sure what setting your P55 LLC default was, but the default on your new board should be Auto/Regular=0% which follows the intel spec.

I had to set a negative .06V Vcore offset to get the load voltage down to near 1.2V. This resulted in very low processor voltages when idle and C1E kicked in. Since these freezes usually happened under light load, I suspect that maybe Vcore dropped too low.
Yep. I had drama and Bsod's using -.06, but none around the -.05v mark iirc. I Primed at .03v, but haven't encountered any problems using -.045v offset for a while after using that. It does sound like your idle vcore was just a bit to low.

On M4 + driver front, I know the default Windows iaStor.sys 10.8.0.1013 version is stable. (only because I just noticed I haven't updated that driver yet ) Presuming the drive itself is fault free, that can be ruled out.


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So far my take on the BIOS on this MB is it really isn't that accurate. The offset voltages are very strange and for manual setting of Vcore the Vdrop is pretty high.
The reported fluctuations are a tad suspect.

If not, then it might actually be the new architecture in effect. Part of Sandy+this mobo preservation and stability tricks we're not as used to seeing.

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the maximum for the Intel spec for this CPU is 1.56 or thereabouts.
As long as the VCCIO (QPT) stays within the .5 variance of the DRAM voltage, it's good up to around 1.7v. Same variance rule as the older socket.[/QUOTE]


I have LLC on regular. I have it set to manual voltage now of around 1.22 unloaded (the BIOS set to 1.25). I have tried the latest iastor as well. Still freezing/locking up here. I did see a couple of errors in the log as a result of these freezes. One was the discrete GPU quit responding and another time the iGPU quit responding. So something is locking them up. If the audio is playing during a freeze it makes an god awful continuous noise too.
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21 Feb 2012   #1335
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

As long as the VCCIO (QPT) stays within the .5 variance of the DRAM voltage, it's good up to around 1.7v. Same variance rule as the older socket.
Right, and the limit for VCCIO in the spec is about 1.07 which would put the maximum Vram at about 1.57 and this is about what the spec says is the maximum RAM voltage. So putting your RAM at 1.7 and following the 0.5 rule puts VCCIO way out of spec.
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21 Feb 2012   #1336
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Looks like my problem was the board. I put the ram in my Asrock P67 and it booted first try,

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21 Feb 2012   #1337
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Wow, that is pretty good memory performance Steve.
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21 Feb 2012   #1338
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post

I have LLC on regular. I have it set to manual voltage now of around 1.22 unloaded (the BIOS set to 1.25). I have tried the latest iastor as well. Still freezing/locking up here. I did see a couple of errors in the log as a result of these freezes. One was the discrete GPU quit responding and another time the iGPU quit responding. So something is locking them up. If the audio is playing during a freeze it makes an god awful continuous noise too.
Interesting the iGPU is showing up in the errors. Do you have the Lucidlogix vitru software installed at all?


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

As long as the VCCIO (QPT) stays within the .5 variance of the DRAM voltage, it's good up to around 1.7v. Same variance rule as the older socket.
Right, and the limit for VCCIO in the spec is about 1.07 which would put the maximum Vram at about 1.57 and this is about what the spec says is the maximum RAM voltage. So putting your RAM at 1.7 and following the 0.5 rule puts VCCIO way out of spec.
Hmm. The spec sheet does say that, yet I've read multiple places that the VCCIO is fine up to 1.2v for 24/7 air...

My kit is rated for 1.65v and I've been running my VCCIO at 1.15v - Might be time to look into that a little further I think.





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Looks like my problem was the board. I put the ram in my Asrock P67 and it booted first try,

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Sounds like it was a bad board. The thing with Asus boards that good ones are great and the bad ones are rage inducing.

If it's not flat out DOA, nailing down a gremlin is almost an art form.
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21 Feb 2012   #1339
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

No the Virtu software is not installed.

Well I have I think good news. It looks like my problem was with the Nvidia drivers. They came out with a new official release today and I haven't had a freeze or stutter since this morning - KOW! I had been running their beta driver since last November or so as their last official release had a serious bug that affected me. It was so long ago I cannot even remember what the bug was. They had fixed it in beta but haven't released an official driver until today. Funny it didn't have any problems on my P55 board.

Coincidentally, Asus came out with a new BIOS for this board today with Stability and compatability fixes which I just flashed. It is looking good know (again KOW!).

I will give Asus a break for my original dud with the sound issues because the shipping was so poor. The housing with the sound connectors didn't fit into the shield template very well when I installed the motherboard. I can imagine that it might have got slammed in the shipping and resulted in the sound issue. Sound is great on the replacement.

Gene
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21 Feb 2012   #1340
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
...The thing with Asus boards that good ones are great and the bad ones are rage inducing...
You stirred a long-dormant memory from my past.

Back in the Socket 7 Days I spent about six months wrestling with an ASUS A7V. It would have actually been better if it had been a total loser, since I would have wasted less time with it than I did. It had a remarkable knack for running fine for weeks, then going on a three-day crapfest. If a motherboard could behave like a binge-drinking alcoholic, this was it.

For some reason I can't remember (carelessness on my part, maybe?) I ended up replacing it with an ASUS A7V133, the only difference being that the replacement board had been upgraded to the (virtually inconsequential) ATA133 controller. It turned out to be one of the best boards I ever had.
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