X58 Pro QPI

joker1973

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I just read on hard OCP that the X58 Pro shows the actual QPI voltage.  Guess I shouldn't have spent $350 on the top of the line Eclipse to be a beta tester so they could get the low budget boards right. :bonk: :crying:
 

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Do you have a link  :shocked_anim: I find nothing to the topic at www.hardocp.com.  :nooo:
 

joker1973

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On the plus side, I have learned so much more about this new Tech not have the numbers right in front of me. So in a twisted sort of way it is much more rewarding to get this beast stable at 4Ghz while it was new than to have waited.  Your right, much better to tinker with bleeding edge than to be a boring already have the answers user. :emot-tip-wink:
 

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Guys want to check few thing with you, trying to find max qpi and default settings.  I have come up with 1.12 base default qpi for 920, max is 1.35v.  The PLL max is 1.88v, the cpu intel max is 1.375v for core.  my ram max is 1.60v.  Now I got my TRUE in and temps went down 15 degrees  ;D :lol_anim: and AS5 has not "cured" yet so I am pumped.  Now when I get my core past the 1.35V, say 1.375V should I leave my QPI at 1.35?  or can I push it a little.  I do not know what this chip will take to get to 4.0, I do just want to get there 1st and 24/7 is not what I am looking to yet, but if temps look good..maybe.. 
 

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@ jakethesnake011,  I bet you get to 4GHz under 1.38Vcore, also doubt you need to go over 1.30V QPI--1.55/1.6VDIMM.  Get your BCLK stable then play with the ram.  These little chips don't take much to scream. :agrees: :agrees:

Did you AS5 your IOH/ICH chips?
 

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@mechsner,  He means the Thermalright extreme (TRUE) CPU cooler.  One of if not the best.  He is waiting for the Artic silver 5 thermal paste to cure.

Now I got my TRUE in and temps went down 15 degrees  Grin lol_anim and AS5 has not "cured" yet so I am pumped.
 

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Sorry, meant I had received the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme RT 1366 cooler I ordered on Friday and I installed it, I also put Arctic Silver 5 on.  I installed last night, and computer has only been on about 4 hours so the Arctic Silver 5 has not had time to make a good bound between the CPU and Heatsink.  I was thinking about that in the overclocking area.  I am looking at other forums and interacting with those on Overclocking the CPU, but I figured I would ask you 2 since you 2 have been able to help me so far.
@joker, no I did not take the Heatsinks off, yet I found the nylon bolts but I wanted to ask you about the pins on the motherboard.  Did you break the bottom of the push pin off? and pull it out or were you able to pull them out?  I did not want to break them and then my bolts not fit, since I have some nylon bolts, not metric though.  I got size 6, washers hex nuts and bolts.  I do not have package up here so I will look and get back to you on size, want to make sure I have the right or close enough size before I take them off, I think they are close enough.  
One more question, I was running LinX to stress my CPU and my temps from Core 0 to Core 3 there is a 8 degree difference.  Seems high to me, with my old CPU cooler my temps were about 4 degrees different from those 2 cores, now double.  Could it be since the Arctic Silver is not bounded, or my heatsink is not flat, maybe convex?.  I did not sand it down to make it flat.  I wanted to see what my temps were 1st and if I was unhappy then sand the Heatsink.  Just seems like a big temp difference to me.
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Those voltage were just thrown out there, say worst case situation, if I had to push the CPU that much.  I do not plan on going that high, but I want to know what QPI limits were and if I were to pass the recommend value, what to do.  I have been doing things to see what works best, so I will inform with progress. 
So far I have not overclocked any more.
 

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The push-pins need to be compressed on the under side of the mobo.  If you pinch them together with tweezers or pliers they will slide out the top of the hole.  If you push down on one to compress the spring and look under the board you will see what I mean.  Just use a gentle hand and it's simple.
 

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@joker  When I have the motherboard out, I ended up ding that and looking under the board.  I took my finger and nails and tried to compress those little pins and they did not move at all, really tight.  That is why I ask what you did, but I will try the tweezers thing, they just seems like they would not compress for some reason, and I did not want to ruin the pin in case I needed it in the future.  I know how to take it out, it just did not seem to give with my hands  :bonk:
 

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Just a quick update for jakethesnake011. Unless the i7 data sheet has been updated since my copy, the max. CPU V. is 1.55. PLL is 1.89, QPI 1.35, & processor to RAM 1.575. The RAM voltage max. may have been increased officially to 1.65, I'm not sure on that one. Some brave soul will test the built in safety margins one of these days for us with some 'absolute' max's.

In the next week or so, I can confirm on the X58 Pro QPI voltage. Going to help both relatives update to bios 7.1. Yes! With the 'MSI HQ Forum USB Flash Tool'!
 
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