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    Curious what kind of clocks you are getting with this setup. See a lot of Asus boards mentioned, but not many of the Gigabytes. Therein lies my problem - differences in BIOS settings are enough to give pause until I get some knowledge of what I can possibly expect with the Gigabyte. Would really like to know what a baseline setup for maybe 3.8 to 4.0 on air might be.

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    PM Jayfunk. He has a Gigabyte mobo and i7 965 and regarding about OC you will be getting 4Ghz or 4.2Ghz (less likely) is max with air cooler.

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    hey.... not sure what youre wanting but ill try. here are some bios setups that i use stable at 1 hr Prime95.

    30x133=4........................................24 x175=4.2.......................................... ....25x174=4.35
    turbo and ht = on.............................turbo and ht off.........................................off
    qpi = x44 = 5.86..............................x36 = 6.3............................................... ...x36 = 6.26
    uncore = x24 = 3200........................x16 = 2800.............................................. ..x20 = 3480
    mem = x12 = 1600...........................x8 = 1400.............................................. ...x10 = 1740
    vcore = 1.4......................................1.4125... .................................................. .1.4625
    qpivtt = 1.355..................................1.415...... .................................................. 1.455
    dram = 1.64.....................................1.64..... .................................................. ...1.64

    the 965 gets pretty hot with ht on but the board has never missed a beat keeping up
    i use the boreas so im guessing that on air 4.0 with ht might be the max
    maybe 4.2 without ht
    i love my board never had a problem. it got great reviews and did well in comparaison tests.
    the difference between the ex58-ud5 and the extreme isnt that much different and not too necessary
    what else doya wanna know doooood?
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    i guess i could help!

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    Thanks everyone for quick replies. I might have to wait a few days to torment this thing since I modified my Mugen 2 a little this morning. Arctic Silver 5 seems to settle down better with a few heat/cool cycles and it just had a fresh coat painted on today. Should have kept my hands out of the cookie jar until I read this.

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    i would reccomend a better cooler like a TRUE 120 or a good hdt cooler like a vendetta since the i7s generate a lot of heat under overclocked conditions. your cooler is sufficient for 3.8 -4 ghz but if you have better cooling you could try to hit 4.2ghz+ with the help of me and jayfunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intel4ever View Post
    i would reccomend a better cooler like a TRUE 120 or a good hdt cooler like a vendetta
    There's nothing wrong with the Mugen 2. Depends on which article/review you read more than anything. I bet you can pull one that says the TRUE 120 is the greatest thing since sliced bread. And I can provide a few for the Scythe that say the same. Coolers in this class are seperated by very few degrees to begin with and really fall into what makes you feel warm and fuzzy when you push the BUY button.

    Quote Originally Posted by jayfunk
    i love my board never had a problem. it got great reviews and did well in comparaison tests. the difference between the ex58-ud5 and the extreme isnt that much different and not too necessary
    Oh yeah. I read everything I could before I decided on the UD5 standard board. The extreme version boils down to a cute epeen gadget for an extra $$$. No thanks, this does everything I needed it to do. By the way, decided to go for it regardless of AS5 not being properly cured: @ 4.0 it is chewing thru prime95 right now and showing no signs of slowing down. Yay. Though I did have to adjust some setting because the multi on the 950 is slightly different. Thanks again for the insight.

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    yeeeahhh doood so happy 4 u!! ive been farting around with it for awhile so just ask if theres anything else yur curious bout. have a grrrrreat day!

    btw what do you think about windows 7 so far? ive been with windows xp for decades now hahahah so i think its time for a change whatdoya think bout dat?

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    i hit 4.2 ghz with 1.75 vcore. i think my chip is a terrible overclocker. my TRUE will die under that much heat. i got my 920 stable at 4.1ghz with a 1.45 vcore. i hate the look of windows 7, i'll stick with vista 64 unless w7 has noticibly better performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayfunk View Post
    btw what do you think about windows 7 so far?
    Personally I like it. It's a bit slower to boot up, but really don't care about that. Seems very quick to navigate in once you get used to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by intel4ever
    i hate the look of windows 7, i'll stick with vista 64 unless w7 has noticibly better performance.
    All indications here say it is faster all around than Vista 64. Outside of boot times that is.

    In other news:

    Right now I am trying to sneak up to 4.25GHz. Pretty sure my voltages are a little low so I fire it up > IBT > crash/lulz > reset voltages & try again. Each time it gets a little further before it pukes up a BSOD.

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    4.25 seems to be a little shakey. I'd probably get it if I took out maybe five of the seven harddrives choking off the two front fans. But I'd rather leave it as is since that's why I built it. However, 4.11 does just fine at the same voltages. Heh, funny how a few MHz can make such a difference. Never had anything run super pi this fast either: 9.890 for 1M. Pretty amazing stuff.

    EDIT: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=666505
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-Machine View Post
    Right now I am trying to sneak up to 4.25GHz. Pretty sure my voltages are a little low so I fire it up > IBT > crash/lulz > reset voltages & try again. Each time it gets a little further before it pukes up a BSOD.
    you need more voltage....

    Quote Originally Posted by X-Machine View Post
    4.25 seems to be a little shakey. I'd probably get it if I took out maybe five of the seven harddrives choking off the two front fans. But I'd rather leave it as is since that's why I built it. However, 4.11 does just fine at the same voltages. Heh, funny how a few MHz can make such a difference. Never had anything run super pi this fast either: 9.890 for 1M. Pretty amazing stuff.

    EDIT: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=666505
    1.28v is still kinda low at 4.25v, you still have a lot of head room left to push this D0 chip
    What is your temps at this setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    What is your temps at this setting?
    Yeah I know about the voltages. Still working on that.

    The temps @ 4.1 averaged from the highest under IBT load: 83.25C. I'm pretty sure this thing has a ways to go before it hits the wall. I just need to do some reconfiguring of the case maybe for better airflow. I am tempted to try a different HDT type cooler as well. Not that the Mugen 2 is bad, but the dang thing is so massive I had to cut six of the fins down to clear the heatsinks on the Dominators. And who knows, one of the others might like my config better. Kind of a toss up until I try.

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    1.28v could be achieved with the stock cooler. d0s produce more heat than c0s with the same voltage?

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    I thought D0's produce less than C0's.

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    They most likely run nearly the same. Steeping instructions by themselves should have little overall effect on heat produced. In my case I have a lot of hardware stuffed in this box throwing off enough BTU's to roast a pig. I could do a stripped down build in my other box and almost be certain that temps will be lower. But where's the fun in that? The chip is a solid unit that has seen more 90C runs than I care to admit. Went to a movie tonight and left prime95 going to pummel the latest settings a little more. CoreTemp tells me it peaked at 90 somewhere along the way and was still going strong. I'm not overly worried.

    /me pats warranty


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