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BIOS update = unable to get stable OC.

worf105

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BIOS update = unable to get stable OC.
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:51:31 am »
Hi all,

In regards to this previous post (http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,12715.0.html) I would like to try updating my BIOS to F7 to see if that feature is found that Vezina pointed me too.

Problem is that the last time I updated to F7 I was unable to achieve my OC that I have while using F3 (which is my current BIOS version).

I bought the Motherboard, CPU, Heat sink and 4GB RAM pre overclocked from Aria and I have added another 4GB RAM and changed the CPU OC from 3.8GHz down to 3.5GHz.

Will the BIOS F7 have this ESP setting and why am I unable to OC to my F3 version when using F7?

Cheers,

worf105

UPDATE:  Flash to F7 and now my eSATA dock works, but OC has gone.  Only way to boot is to cancel OC and use default settings Help needed to get back OC  Thanks
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 12:49:37 pm by worf105 »
Windows 10 pro 64-bit
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Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 16GB (2x8GB)
Samsung 840 SSD 256GB Drive + 2 SATA Drives
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 Graphics

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Re: BIOS update = unable to get stable OC.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 01:20:26 pm »
Could you let us know what your previous O/C settings (with F3 BIOS) were?
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

worf105

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Re: BIOS update = unable to get stable OC.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 01:32:07 pm »
Cpu clock ratio: x14
cpu NB freq: x8
cpu freq 250
HT link freq x8
memory clock x5.33

CPU PLL volt = normal
DRAM volt = 1.500v
NB voltage = 1.35v
CPU NB VID = +0.15v
CPU volt control = +0.1v


Helpful images: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2h3piG5LBbgTXJqc1Bsc3AwNW8&usp=sharing
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 01:37:57 pm by worf105 »
Windows 10 pro 64-bit
GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 4.0
AMD (Piledriver) FX-8370 4.00GHz 8-Core Processor
Corsair H110i GTX
Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 16GB (2x8GB)
Samsung 840 SSD 256GB Drive + 2 SATA Drives
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 Graphics

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Re: BIOS update = unable to get stable OC.
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 02:13:33 pm »
I would try upping the CPU voltage a bit with other settings as they were to see if that improves things for stability.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: BIOS update = unable to get stable OC.
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 02:21:35 pm »
I've giving that a go earlier but all I get is the black screen as in the Gigabyte folder found in the link at the bottom of my last post.

Don't understand why a 100% stable OC (over 2 years) becomes not possible after a BIOS update when all settings are set to the same as before.

Will try again with the CPU voltage but by how much shall I try?

Cheers,

worf105

UPDATE: I've upped the CPU voltages (up by several increments) each with a restart but the first 2 I got the black screen again with massage and the 3rd time just a long beeps and a massage, so no go with that. 
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 02:33:15 pm by worf105 »
Windows 10 pro 64-bit
GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 4.0
AMD (Piledriver) FX-8370 4.00GHz 8-Core Processor
Corsair H110i GTX
Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 16GB (2x8GB)
Samsung 840 SSD 256GB Drive + 2 SATA Drives
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 Graphics

worf105

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Re: BIOS update = unable to get stable OC.
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 02:51:58 pm »
Ok I've achieved the following OC now:

CPU clock ratio = x14
CPU NB Freq = X8
CPU Freq = 245 250
HT Link Freq = x8
Memory Clock = x5.33

DRAM voltage = 1.500v

Set my RAM to Manual with SPD values of 9 9 9 24

all other voltages are auto

POSTs Boots and runs fine, will test for full stability later.

Any other pointers or suggestions are very welcome and thanks again,

worf105
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 02:58:01 pm by worf105 »
Windows 10 pro 64-bit
GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 4.0
AMD (Piledriver) FX-8370 4.00GHz 8-Core Processor
Corsair H110i GTX
Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 16GB (2x8GB)
Samsung 840 SSD 256GB Drive + 2 SATA Drives
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 Graphics