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Old 05-19-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default A little confused about ASUS P6X58D-E mobo BIOS settings

I'm putting together a new system:

i7-930
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Corsair XMS 4gb DDR1600 RAM 8-8-8-24
Sapphire Radeon HD5850

It's been awhile since I put a system together and the last mobo I used had the "Award Bios" interface which I'm used to, but this new ASUS BIOS is new to me. Couple o' questions:

1. Do I change my CPU settings in the AI Tweaker or the Advanced CPU configuration screen?

2. Where is the memory divider setting? Right now, everything is at default settings and the BIOS shows my RAM running at 1066 (Bclk @ 133) which I'm guessing that the memory divider is set at 2:8 (correct me if I'm wrong about that divider).

Thanks for helping this noobie out!
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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Sorry for not having answers, but I'm actually gonna bump this one again as I am in the same situation.

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EVGA GTX-460

I've done my share of playing around in BIOS but when I opened this one yesterday I was a bit lost. If anyone has a good guide on tweaking this mobo I would really appreciate it. I've managed to set my RAM at 1600, but that's pretty much it.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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my system spec are in sig, they are the same as you except i have a 460 not a 5850 and i have 6GB of ram.

I will help anyway i can as i just went though overclocking my system a few months ago.

Im going to reboot and take a look at my bios screens for you and write down some settings to see if i can answer your questions.

If you want to know about specific settings let me know and i will try and help.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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Ok looked around a bit.

I use the Ai tweaker tab for all of the adjustments. This is where you will find the memory divider setting.

The memory divider setting is right below where you set the Bclock speed, i think 2 settings below it. It doesn't tell you the what multiplier number is but does tell you the speed your ram will run at so just go in there and set it so your ram is running at its rated speed.

If you are overclocking i would leave it at its current setting and overclock the CPU first then worry about the memory.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

A good way to start the overclocking is by setting the CPU, QPI, RAM to a set voltage not auto, and start raising the Bclock slowly by 10Mhz at a time. Test with prime95 for 6 hours and keep raising bclock untill it crashes, then raise the CPU/QPI voltage till its stable and continue to raise the bclock.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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Listen to rifttuf he is wise. You see the rig sig i have down there is all him. Trust me that system i have performs.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:20 PM   #7
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Sorry for not having answers, but I'm actually gonna bump this one again as I am in the same situation.

i7-950
ASUS P6X58D-E
6x2gb OCZ 1600, 8-8-8-24
EVGA GTX-460

I've done my share of playing around in BIOS but when I opened this one yesterday I was a bit lost. If anyone has a good guide on tweaking this mobo I would really appreciate it. I've managed to set my RAM at 1600, but that's pretty much it.
wow, heh, didn't realize this old thread was bumped up.

Anyway, check out this thread for a lot of good info as well as some template settings to follow.

I basically followed one of the templates and OCed from 2.8 -> 3.8. My system isn't 100% stable, but it's damn near close.

SC2 is the only thing that I get a rare occasional BSOD.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-e-thread.html
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:51 PM   #8
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what are your voltages? and max temps under prime 95/linx or whatever stress testing software you are using? just wondering what you can do to get it 100% stable.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:27 PM   #9
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Lots of good info in that link. I'm using the same board too at 1.2875v for 4.0GHz stable so far. Max temps are 79 75 78 74 when running Prime, 44 40 44 40 when idle.
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Anyway, check out this thread for a lot of good info as well as some template settings to follow.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-e-thread.html
Thanks for that, I actually found the same thread yesterday, but going through 362 pages of posts is a real pain... I guess I'll ask in that thread and see if anyone answers
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:29 PM   #11
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yeah that thread is crazy long
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:20 PM   #12
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These boards are not hard to get to 4.0 if you follow some of those simple things and you do not have a dog chip. Just be careful not to give it too much volts as these I7's are not like the older chips were. You can also message me if you have questions.
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