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    Gigabyte X58A-OC Takes X58 Bclk World Record @ 276.42 Bclk!!

    Gigabyte X58A-OC Takes X58 Bclk World Record @ 276.42 Bclk!!




    Hi guys and gals!

    After my recent Bclk adventures on phase, I knew it was time to get this setup under some colder temps and try to secure a world record. Yesterday the board was frozen, and the world record at HWBot for Bclk was mine

    This is my first world record, I'm so excited!!! So, all you Ln2 users with a X58A-OC board, please let me enjoy the limelight for a little while - thanks! J/K, keep on pushing guys!

    This only took me about 10 minutes after booting from the settings I used on phase, tried for more for an hour or two, but this was the limit of this CPU on dice temps. Needless to say I had plenty of dry ice left over haha! I also just realized I had the Uncore set higher than I thought and that may have actually been what stopped me instead of the actual Bclk being the limiting factor. I had it set to x16 and meant to have it on 12-13, so I may be able to take this further with less uncore, we'll see next time around or shortly on phase


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    The voltages and settings I used can for the most part be seen in the 272 SuperPI 1MB screenshot below, except a little less IOH and a little more PCIE (1.36V / 125.8) for the 276.42 Bclk, if you'd like to know more feel free to ask - enjoy!





    SuperPI 1MB 272 Bclk!! (Could have possibly done it higher, forgot to go back and try )

    Click to enlarge





    And finally the world record!!

    Here is the top 20 current HWBot standings for X58 Reference Clock



    http://tinyurl.com/3ww3ehc


    276.42 Bclk 4c/8t



    CPU-z Validation Link - 276.42 Bclk

    http://hwbot.org/submission/2188081_...oc_276.42_mhz/


    I was also able to achieve 263.5 Bclk using x19 multiplier, this CPU isn't able to reach much above 5Ghz though, maybe 5.2 or so. So that, and the fact that higher voltages and temps mean lower Bclk, this was all I could get using the x19 multi during my short attempts on that multi.



    CPU-z Validation Link - 263.5 Bclk


    Also, here's a video of booting at 260 Bclk, then going up to 276 in windows, for anyone thinking these are from the Bclk bugging out





    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap
    I felt I needed to add this in, I see many people commenting that this is a golden or binned CPU. In reality it's more like the exact opposite, this was likely a bottom of the barrel and that's why it was sent my way to learn with!

    To anyone thinking this is a binned CPU, it FOR SURE IS NOT!!!

    This CPU was sent my way back when X58 came out, and was only sent to me so that I could learn X58 to better be able to help others with their issues. This CPU is for sure not a golden or binned sample, it can barely do 5.2Ghz. It's been sitting on my shelf unused for a long time because I have other newer better CPU's, and it's been sitting due to that and because this is one of the early ones with locked memory multipliers at 8/10.

    I am not an extreme enough overclocker to be sent binned or cherry picked CPU's, far from it!!

    Bclk is all about the CPU though, my other 2 can't go this high on Bclk but then can do MUCH better overall Ghz. If anyone wants to send me a 920 for testing I'll be up for testing it, otherwise don't comment that I need to test retail as there is no point really because this CPU is the same or worse than retail (Likely much worse since it's early C0/C1 and locked memory multi's). I can't afford to bin, and no one is binning for me because I'm not a record breaking extreme overclocker, I only have access to Phase and Dry Ice, binned CPU's and cherry picked samples end up in the hands of extreme LN2 users whom are known for breaking important records such as 3DMark, PCMark, ect.

    So to sum it up, this is NOT a Golden, NOT Cherry Picked, and NOT hand picked sample!! This is a run of the mill, sub-average overclocking, very early sample, only sent my way to learn X58 (Overclocking was not in mind at all). It's only luck of the draw that this CPU can do high Bclk's, and you get that luck of the draw with any CPU, that's all it can do is high Bclk and I only found that out by luck in choosing to dig out this CPU and give it a try again (it could only do 231 Bclk previously on UD4P).


    Huge thanks to everyone @ GIGABYTE for all of their continued support!!
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 07-12-2011 at 06:30 AM.

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    Thanks Ace - It's been a blast playing with this board!!

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    awesome

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    276 mhz blck is pretty nice

    Will try to beat you with a golden 920 D0 and my R3E board.

    Close to your record with x21 multi

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1784147


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    Nice one !! amasing clocks on both board and CPU... top job man
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    Glad you added the video also. Thanks for sharing everything. And keep up the good work.

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    Great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafio View Post
    awesome
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasmus66 View Post
    276 mhz blck is pretty nice

    Will try to beat you with a golden 920 D0 and my R3E board.

    Close to your record with x21 multi

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1784147
    Thanks, and... Ouch, nice clocks!! Hope I can hold this record down for a while

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeghoofd View Post
    Nice one !! amasing clocks on both board and CPU... top job man
    Thank you!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
    Glad you added the video also. Thanks for sharing everything. And keep up the good work.
    Thanks, I knew the video would be a happy sight to many! I see 300+ Bclk sometimes, and we all know how that happens, so I thought a video would clear up any thoughts of this possibly being bugged results.

    Quote Originally Posted by zalbard View Post
    Great job!
    Thanks!

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    Impressive!! Great Job!! Congratz on the world record!! I am still running the same modest OC that you helped me get dialed in over 2 years ago, except I added another 2 gb stick from a different brand not long ago for a total 8gb with 3 different brands XD.

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    Awesome GB as always

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    Nice record LSD and nice vid

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    you kidding you have an X58A-OC and u using setfsb ?
    I think more is possible with some finetuning
    even 280 maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtfchuck View Post
    Impressive!! Great Job!! Congratz on the world record!! I am still running the same modest OC that you helped me get dialed in over 2 years ago, except I added another 2 gb stick from a different brand not long ago for a total 8gb with 3 different brands XD.
    Thanks

    Nice to hear your 2 year old OC is still going stong!! Haha, 8GB with three brands? I've tested 12GB with three brands that had different IC's and timings, but I never ran for extended periods like that, but I guess they seemed stable enough so it was probably possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieSanchez View Post
    Nice record LSD and nice vid
    Thanks! Glad you like the video too, I had to shoot it about 6-8 times before I was able to get a readable CPU-z cause of this cheap camera I have! I have a $500 DSLR but it wont do video, so I had to use cheap Sony Cybershot that's about 5 years old

    Quote Originally Posted by subaruwrc View Post
    you kidding you have an X58A-OC and u using setfsb ?
    I think more is possible with some finetuning
    even 280 maybe.
    I used the +/- buttons a lot, and they are awesome!

    I just had to use SetFSB in that video due to the way I had to shoot the video, and the motherboard was 5-6 feet away from me too, so I couldn't use the buttons at that time. For the 276.42 record submission, the +/- buttons were used, just couldn't use them and do the video at the same time is all. I also have SetFSB open in some of the other images for informational purposes, to show what PCIE I was using and so that I could change the PCIE speeds as I was pushing for more Bclk

    I think that is about the best Bclk this CPU can do, unless I take it colder (Ln2) or maybe on a lower CPU multi.

    I'll probably try again sometime in the next few weeks, but I have a retail W3520 (B) on the way now so I'll be testing it next, hopefully it will do high Bclk too!
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 07-19-2011 at 08:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I used the +/- buttons a lot, and they are awesome!

    I just had to use SetFSB in that video due to the way I had to shoot the video, and the motherboard was 5-6 feet away from me too, so I couldn't use the buttons at that time. For the 276.42 record submission, the +/- buttons were used, just couldn't use them and do the video at the same time is all. I also have SetFSB open in some of the other images for informational purposes, to show what PCIE I was using and so that I could change the PCIE speeds as I was pushing for more Bclk

    I think that is about the best Bclk this CPU can do, unless I take it colder (Ln2) or maybe on a lower CPU multi.

    I'll probably try again sometime in the next few weeks, but I have a retail W3520 (B) on the way now so I'll be testing it next, hopefully it will do high Bclk too!
    Well okay then I see now.
    Maybe u should try with cpu at lower temps, disable ht and 2 cores, and lower cpu multi. Good luck !

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    Nice!!!!

    I am really curious about comparison on your CPU X58A-OC vs R3 BE
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    Quote Originally Posted by subaruwrc View Post
    Well okay then I see now.
    Maybe u should try with cpu at lower temps, disable ht and 2 cores, and lower cpu multi. Good luck !
    Ya, it was just too hard to use the buttons right then because of how I had everything setup that day, they do work really nicely though (If you are close enough to them of course )

    I can't really try lower temps, all I have is phase and access to dry ice, no Ln2 dewar

    I can and probably will try it again in a while with less cores and a lower multi, but I'm trying to wrap up my review on this board right now so it'll have to wait a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miravo View Post
    Nice!!!!

    I am really curious about comparison on your CPU X58A-OC vs R3 BE
    Thanks man!!

    I would be willing to compare on R3 BE, but I don't have one or any contacts or friends at Asus so I can't compare without buying a R3 BE - and I can't afford that at all.

    Got the hookup? If so, send him my contact info and see if he would be willing to help me out with a sample

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    Insane blck on that chip. I was stunned to see it was a C0. That is really, really impressive, great work. Can't wait to see results from colder temps.
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    awesome

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    awesome works! amazing board, the cpu still alive with this funny QPI VOLT... 1,77V on the first SS of 272bclk on sp1mb CRAZY !! , hahaha on the first SS of 272bclk on sp1mb

    Congratulations !

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