overclocking

wednesday, 27 august 2014

Gigabyte GA-EX58A-UD5 motherboard with 3.2Ghz Intel i7-930—dated hardware with still some kick in it—with G.Skill 2133Mhz Ares memory. Water cooling setup permitted lazy (auto voltage) overclocking within thermal limits i.e. CPU core temperatures well below 100C under full load.

@ 4.00Ghz/4.16Ghz (turbo), memory @ 2000Mhz..

Bios setting Value
cpu clock ratio 24x
turbo boost enabled
c3/c6/c7 state support enabled
bclk frequency 166
system memory multiplier 12
cpu clock drive 800mv
pci clock drive 900mv
memory peformance enhance extreme
channel timings 11-11-11-30
load line calibration level 2
dram voltage 1.600v

@ 4.20Ghz, memory @ 2000Mhz..

Bios setting Value
cpu clock ratio 21x
turbo boost disabled
c3/c6/c7 state support enabled
bclk frequency 200
system memory multiplier 10
cpu clock drive 800mv
pci clock drive 900mv
memory peformance enhance extreme
channel timings 11-11-11-30
load line calibration level 2
dram voltage 1.600v

Other BIOS settings, defaulted. Why faster? For smoother more responsive photo editing. Speed: you can never go back..

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