Daingurse
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Alienware Aurora 980X overclocking?

Hi i just recently got my Alienware Aurora Desktop after having my system exchanged. It came with an i7-980x, which is pretty sweet but I wanted to enable the level one overclocking. When I tried setting the level 1 setting the clock didn't change from 3.33ghz which to my knowledge is stock. I tried updating the bios to current(it shipped with A08), but it still doesn't change from 3.33ghz. I'm just trying to see if there is anything I'm doing wrong here or if this is the limit to factory overclocking with this board(even though its the stock speed).

Alienware AuroraBios A09
CC 2.5.51.0
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
ATI 5870 1GB 900/1300 Crossfire
6GB DDR3 1333mhz
Realtek HD Audio
Intel i7 980X 6C @4.0ghz
Samsung 24'' LED 1920x1080

 

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bando0t
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Re: Alienware Aurora 980X overclocking?

 after u apply the change and reboot, where are u seeing its still at 3.33GHz. Got a screenshot?

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Daingurse
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Re: Alienware Aurora 980X overclocking?

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This is a picture from the Computer Properties and the BIOS reflects this same number too, even after following the steps to enable level 1 overclocking.

Alienware AuroraBios A09
CC 2.5.51.0
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
ATI 5870 1GB 900/1300 Crossfire
6GB DDR3 1333mhz
Realtek HD Audio
Intel i7 980X 6C @4.0ghz
Samsung 24'' LED 1920x1080

 

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bando0t
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Re: Alienware Aurora 980X overclocking?

That screen you are in will give u the stock (rated) speed of the chip you are running.Don't know about the BIOS though. Download CPU-Z

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Aurora  ALX | Win 7 Ultimate  x64 | CC 2.5.52.0 A08 | BIOS A09 | Intel Core i7 930 @ 3.37 GHz | 6GB Triple Ch. DDR3 SDRAM  @ 1600 MHz
1 TB (2 x 500GB 7.2k rpm HDDs RAID0) | ATi Radeon HD5870 Catalyst 10.6 | Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium | Internal USB Bluetooth
2x Optical Drives; Blu-Ray Burner & DVD-ROM | 19-in-1 Media Card Reader | Alienware TactX Keyboard | Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers | 2x 21.5" Dell SX2210 1920x1080 Monitors | iomega Professional 1TB External HDD | APC BR1500 865 Watt UPS

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Daingurse
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Re: Alienware Aurora 980X overclocking?

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ah ok, it seems my cpu is overclocked then even though my bios and windows says otherwise(which is strange because my 630i actually recorded the changes...). Ok then one less thing to worry about, thank you.

 

Alienware AuroraBios A09
CC 2.5.51.0
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
ATI 5870 1GB 900/1300 Crossfire
6GB DDR3 1333mhz
Realtek HD Audio
Intel i7 980X 6C @4.0ghz
Samsung 24'' LED 1920x1080

 

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donta1979
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Re: Alienware Aurora 980X overclocking?

ouch all they did was up the multi on the unlocked multiplyer on the cpu how much did they charge you for that? That is a very easy overclock for an i7 980x extreme.... Many of them will hit 4-4.2ghz on average just upping the multi alone without tweaking any of the voltage settings or messing with qpi or ram settings.

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