Originally Posted by Slaymate
BCLK (or Base Clock) is the "Bus" speed I was taking about. I looked at your sig for your mobo and I was going off of that, looking back to your 1st post I see your new rig. You should edit your sig, please.
Yes, the System Memory Multiplier [SPD] is the ratio I was taking about
You have it set to AUTO so it's defaulting to a value of 10. With your BCLK at 133 and the AUTO at 10 it was 133x10=1333. Now your BCLK is 160 x AUTO (10)=1600.
If you change the BLCK back to 133 and then change the System Memory Multiplier to 12 your memory will be at 1600 MHz and your cpu will be back to stock.
Are you now understanding how these values are changing your speeds? I have a i7 Overclocking Guide posted that should help you. The i5 has a lot of the same basic settings as the i7.
i7 Overclocking Guide
Every cpu clocks a little differently and different mobo bios use slightly different names for the various settings. You can't go off of a chart and expect things to work for everyone.
When your gadgets quit working did the system lockup, keep working, BSOD???
Can you post a HWMonitor Screenshot and some CPUID screen shots? Links are in the i7 guide.
Wow! What an education! Thanks for helping me understand the basics of overclocking and yes, I will read your overclocking guide so I can have a fuller understanding of how this stuff works.
And now to answer your questions...
Yes, now I am beginning to see how the various adjustments interact with each other. I know so very little, but at least now I am beginning to see some of the patterns in the interaction.
When the gadgets quit, the system still worked fine. No BSOD's [whew!] Upon restart, the gadgets went right back to work and did not close again since then.
Yes, I am happy to post the HWMonitor Screenshot and some CPUID screen shots! Please give me a little more time to read your guide and better familiarize myself with this new world of OC'ing that you have helped me to discover.
Last, there is no setting [well, none that I could find anyway], on this Gigabyte P55A-UD3 that permits me to raise the System Memory Multiplier to 12 [the only settings are Automatic, 6, 8, and 10]. So this MB may have some limitations in that area.
Slay, thanks again for all your time, patience, and understanding you have shown me. I appreciate you.
Have a good one and I will post the HWMonitor Screenshot and some CPUID screen shots immediately after I have finished reading your guide.
UPDATE 1: Oh boy, I must have messed something up really bad. My computer will not start now. BSOD's repeatedly. Can someone help me to load BIOS back to normal stats please?
UPDATE 2: Ok, I read an article that I have two options to get back to where I was at the beginning of this adventure: a]remove the battery of the MB. b] jump the CMOS reset prongs. I chose the latter, and the BSOD's stopped.
Now I feel like I just went from a strong brave eagle, flying very high [3.3GHz @ 1600 MHz] to a cowardly chicken, with knees knocking together, scratching in the dirt of stock speeds of 2.66GHz @ 1333 MHz all over again. I know I must have done something terribly wrong. I just hope I didn't mess some component up permenantly. Nothing was way out of line in the realm of temps, so I hope clearing the CMOS will solve my self induced problem!!!