trodas Posted July 11, 2014 Share Posted July 11, 2014 (edited) I got a bit more rencent CPU - i5 750 Lynnfield with somewhat decent mainboard (MSI P55A-GD55 - Intel P55 chipset socket 1156 mainboard rev. 2.1) and since I was not overclocking such CPU ever, I would like to get some tips from guys that are sucesfull and know, what these chips want and how to get them to run fastest. The basic specs of my i5 750 Lynnfield are 2.66GHz with turbo 3.2GHz, witch looks slow to me. About the overclock - well, I just at first used the OC genie, but that won't get me far (3GHz base clock, IIRC 3.4GHz turbo). First I just copied what the OC genie do, but then I get into some manual tweaking. OC genie pushed Vcore hard: Vcore +0.278V VTT - 1.314V Vdram - 1.701V I find out, that with Vcore just mere 1.112V it do 3578MHz stable: http://valid.canardpc.com/aseucr However I hit the wall with 3.6GHz cannot run stable - it always freeze, even with much higher Vcore, so the problem must be somewhere alse. Bumping the Bus speed from 210 to 215 resulting in 3663MHz, witch always freeze the machine during tests, even with lowered the memory speed to make sure, that this is NOT because of memory cannot cope with the speed, especially with tightened timings 9-9-9-18 CPU-Z validation can be made, tough: http://valid.canardpc.com/fhq0ut But it is not stable. I overheard the VTT might need a bit more "love", but I figured that I better ask fellow overclockers first Currently there is just a suxxking default intel noisy heatsink, so it is just for the testing: ... Futhermore I would like to ask about some bios settings (features of the i5, for example), witch are suggested to be disabled/enabled in order to get maximum speed. IIRC one czech testing server always disable virtualization, so that probably should be a good start. Of course disabling the Spread Spectrum to get overclocking going, but there are far more options I'm interesed about, like: Intel EIST - IMHO off, because this is not NTB that need baterry support and I want always full clock Intel C-State - IMHO off, because conserving the energy is not the speed goal C State package limit Setting - IMHO off, because I did not want any regulations C1E Support - IMHO off, because sky is the limit and I don't want any other limits there OverSpeed Protection - IMHO off, even MSI recommend that for OC (between these CPU features are in manual mentioned Hyper-Threading Function. but I did not have it in bios) Execute Bit Support - I leaved this on, but speed wise off is better, no? Set Limit CPUID MaxVal to 3 - IMHO off, because who cares about old systems when overclocking, right? Intel Virtualization Tech - IMHO off for speed? Intel VT-d - IMHO off for speed? Active Processor Cores - All - simple there, huh? Mainboard manual: http://www.mediafire.com/?4vdh50m7ta0995w - https://www.oboom.com/RL8DUVCJ And then there are the voltage settings: CPU Voltage(V) - +0.105V CPU VTT(V) - 1.314V CPU PLL Voltage(V) - Auto DRAM Voltage(V) - 1.701V DDR_VREF_CA_A(V) - Auto DDR_VREF_CA_B(V) - Auto DDR_VREF_DA_A(V) - Auto DDR_VREF_DA_B(V) - Auto PCH 1.05(V) - Auto ...any suggestions about how to break the 3.6GHz wall? And the there are the settings like: PCI Latency Timer - IMHO the smaller the better, choosen 32 as lowest value HPET - High Precision Event Timers - no idea what to set, maybe off for speed and less precision? TCG/TPM SUPPORT - Trusted Platform Module can be enabled/disabled - what is best for speed? ...and don't even get me started about the memory settings. There is 8G consisting of: 2x 2048MB DDR3 1600MHz G.Skill RipJaws 9-9-9-18 1.7V (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) 2x 2048MB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX 9-9-9-18 1.7V (KHX12800D3K2/4G) So far these seems stable at 860MHz (1720MHz effective) and 1.701Volts, so maybe later some possible finetuning could get handy too Current ram settings: Memory Timing - 2T (Suuuuuuxxx!) CAS - 9 tRCD - 9 tRP - 9 tRAS - 18 tRFC - 88 tWR - 12 tWTR - 6 tTRRD - 5 tRTP - 6 tFAW - 24 B2B-CAS Delay - 0 tdrRdTRd - 6 tddRdTRd - 7 tsrRdTWr - 11 tdrRdTWr - 11 tddRdTWr - 11 tsrWrTRd - 16 tdrWrTRd - 4 tddWrTRd - 4 tdrWrTWr - 7 tddWrTWr - 7 tsrRdTRd - 4 tsrWrTWr - 4 Round Trip Latency - 59 (channel 1) / 61 (channel 2) Surely something could be made faster there Edited July 11, 2014 by trodas Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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