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P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart

Aelred

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P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« on: April 27, 2011, 04:49:42 pm »
Hi, I was hoping somebody here could help me.

PC Spec:

GA-P55A-UD3
Core i5 750
2 x 2GB OCZ PC3-12800C9 1.35v
2 x 80GB HDD Software RAID 0
Be Quiet! 530W Pure Power
HIS 5770 1GB

Problem:

Whenever I overclock my system the bios reports a failure on restart. For example, I set the overclock to 3.6GHz and it is 12 hours prime95 stable, I restart the PC and it's back to stock. I check the bios and it reports failed overclock but the PC shut down and restarted normally. I was wondering if it has something to do with RAID?

Hoping for a simple solution  :)

- Aelred

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 05:22:03 pm »
Hi

It is far more likely something to do with the BIOS. I would suggest downloading and installing the latest BIOS update for your motherboard and see if that helps.
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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 05:43:23 pm »
BIOS update didn't work unfortunately  :-\ I was already on F11 - is it worth trying F10 or an earlier bios?

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 05:50:30 pm »
Yes. Sometimes it can help where the newest BIOS is clashing with something.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

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i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
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Aelred

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 06:31:54 pm »
Tried F8 - F11 and no luck

Could it be possible that the initial CPU voltage is too low at system startup? I have it manually set to the CPU VID @ 1.2685

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 06:34:03 pm »
Yes that is quite possible. Try increasing it and see if that helps.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 06:42:58 pm »
Bah - Upped the CPU, RAM and QPI voltage to no avail  ??? This is really starting to annoy me now   :-\ Any other thoughts? (Other than entering bios on every restart  :D )

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 07:33:28 pm »
What settings are you using ?
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 08:49:31 pm »
Well... after an hour of going in and out of the bios I've finally found what might be causing it!

Whenever I set a manual SPD I get this recurring error message "The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking or changes of voltages". It's currently working fine when set to Auto but if I change it to any manual value 6, 8 or 10 it reports these boot failures

My 3.2GHz settings:

Frequency Settings:

CPU Clock Ratio: 20x
QPI Clock Ratio: Auto
BLCK Freq: 160
SPD: Auto => Mem 1600MHz

Mem Settings:

9-9-9-24

Voltage Settings:

Load Line Calibration: Enabled
CPU Voltage: 1.26875
QPI/Vtt: Auto
DRAM Voltage: 1.4v

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 08:53:07 pm »
Apart from your DRAM voltage everything looks fine. 1.4v though is very low.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 08:55:42 pm »
I think it may well be a RAM compatibility issue, this is the RAM

http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr3-pc3-12800-platinum-extreme-low-voltage-cl-9-dual-channel.html

which is rated at 1.35v

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 10:10:00 pm »
I am not a great fan of OCZ memory at the moment anyway as I feel that their quality control has slipped but these low voltage modules from any manufacturer are problem prone. If you can I would change them for soem god memory like Corsair Vengeance or Dominators or Crucial and Mushkin also make some nice RAM.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 10:22:02 pm »
Yeah - I should probably invest in something more suitable

Would this be compatible or would it be better to stick with 4GB

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-vengeance-ddr3-pc3-1280-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v

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Re: P55A-UD3: Overclocking Failure on Restart
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2011, 07:33:51 am »
I think that should be perfectly suitable. I have the same modules that I have installed on a new P67 board and have been very impressed by them so far.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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