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    Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

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    New build thus far Socket 2011 asrock mobo with bells and whistles. 3820 @ 4.3 ghz 16 gb gskill 1600 @ 2133 corsair force gt 240mb (first ssd, most notible upgrade thus far.)

    So I've had my rig up and running for a few days now. Toyed around with some overclocking and what not, but I've been on my 2 8800gt's in SLI waiting on my gtx 680. Funny thing is most games seemed to run just fine with the 2 8800's....

    Couple things:

    1: This SSD is awesome, most notable performance upgrade so far ( I haven't installed the 680 yet). HOWEVER... It seems to get slower and slower when i benchmark it. What gives?
    2: I can NOT, for the life of me, get my 3820 to OC past 4.3 ghz. The reason being is when i change my bclk (or whatever... FSB I call it) It automatically is a no go. But so long as I keep it at 100 the chip OC's like a beast, but the multi is locked at 43...

    Anyways, I'm going to go install the 680. Any recommended driver set for these? Beta's? Or just grab the latest. I'll be back!

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Have you tried taking the BLK to 125Mhz with multiplier at stock? From what I have been reading 125MHz BLK should be 100% free. Should put you at 4.5GHz right? Then use the multiplier from there to up it more.

    SSDs are awesome. What benchmark are you using? Some benchmarks are not good to run on SSD's.
    I could never go back to mechanical for my main drive.

    You are building pretty much exactly what I might want to build.
    Last edited by red_dog007; April 28, 2012 at 17:42.

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Quote Originally posted by jblaze2 View Post
    Thumb resize.

    New build thus far Socket 2011 asrock mobo with bells and whistles. 3820 @ 4.3 ghz 16 gb gskill 1600 @ 2133 corsair force gt 240mb (first ssd, most notible upgrade thus far.)

    So I've had my rig up and running for a few days now. Toyed around with some overclocking and what not, but I've been on my 2 8800gt's in SLI waiting on my gtx 680. Funny thing is most games seemed to run just fine with the 2 8800's....

    Couple things:

    1: This SSD is awesome, most notable performance upgrade so far ( I haven't installed the 680 yet). HOWEVER... It seems to get slower and slower when i benchmark it. What gives?
    2: I can NOT, for the life of me, get my 3820 to OC past 4.3 ghz. The reason being is when i change my bclk (or whatever... FSB I call it) It automatically is a no go. But so long as I keep it at 100 the chip OC's like a beast, but the multi is locked at 43...

    Anyways, I'm going to go install the 680. Any recommended driver set for these? Beta's? Or just grab the latest. I'll be back!
    What is your sata configuration set to? Raid/AHCI/IDE What drivers are you using for the controller? If you bench a lot and are not using TRIM your speeds will slow down, especially if the drives garbage collection is not working that well.

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Stop Benchmarking it!

    Then it will stop going down.

    Other than that! Good rig!

    And as red said, the BLCK trick can work. But it may need a small volt increase. (As I have experienced.)

    Although, on my 2600k & ASUS Z68Pro I have found it works great @ 104.3 2 stock volts, Sitting @ 4.6Ghz.

  5. #5
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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Quote Originally posted by jmcgee_jr View Post
    What is your sata configuration set to? Raid/AHCI/IDE What drivers are you using for the controller? If you bench a lot and are not using TRIM your speeds will slow down, especially if the drives garbage collection is not working that well.
    It's set to AHCI in bios. Single 240gb drive.

    As for the others telling me to change the bclk, re-read my post. I tried that. For whatever reason if it's not set at 100 I can't get the chip to OC correctly. When I get into windows the chip runs at 1500mhz. Has to be a setting or something I'm missing.

    Alright so what's the new cool people benchmark to throw at this rig.

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    You overclock these chips using clock multipliers... However, your chip isn't unlocked ("K" chips are ie 3930K) therefore you can pretty much forget about overclocking it. Just set it to 44x100 that's your max multi if i remember correctly and be happy with it.

    Remember that when you overclok via BCLK, your ram speed goes up as well as PCI-E frequency.

    EDIT: I'm not sure if you can get 44x multi for all cores, maybe only one... I've never had a non-K chip so I'm not really sure how this works.
    Last edited by QuadDamage; April 28, 2012 at 18:27.

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Sup Quad. Ah. Damn I guess I should have looked a bit closer before I purchased. Oh well it's rock stable at 4.3 ghz (max multi is 43 btw) With about 1.2 volts.

    First thing I did was check out that game RAGE. I got it for free with a purchase. With all the stuff cranked the 2 8800gt's had a hard time loading the textures it seems, like it would be smooth then stutter real bad when i spin around and load new textures. The 680 was a night / day diference.

    I guess I'll run the latest 3d mark then I'm gunna cut it short cause it's game time.

    EDIT: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3297591;jses...3tkw6bddw90un3

    Seems low /shrug
    Last edited by jblaze2; April 28, 2012 at 18:46.

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Stop benching it(SSD).. >.>
    Last edited by OrionCheung; April 28, 2012 at 18:47.

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Quote Originally posted by OrionCheung View Post
    Stop benching it(SSD).. >.>
    Yep excuse the ignorance. I see SSD's have limited read / write's.

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    Re: Finally got the last piece of the puzzle in the mail!

    Hey I noticed that this card is supposed to be the "superclocked" version yet when stressed it still only runs stock clocks. Ideas?

    EDIT: Nevermind when I use 8xaa in furmark it makes it go to 1215 or something core. I guess it calls for more juice as it needs it.
    Last edited by jblaze2; April 28, 2012 at 20:31.

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