GRX40
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

Hello everybody,

I have a couple of questions:

1)What kind of PSU does the 730x use? How much power can it provide?
2)What kind of mobo does the system use?

 

Thanks in advance

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PH3N0M
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

Hello everybody,

I have a couple of questions:

1)What kind of PSU does the 730x use? How much power can it provide?
2)What kind of mobo does the system use?


Thanks in advance

 

The PSU in the 730x is a 1000w PSU and it's 80+ certified. The motherboard is an X58 chipset which accommodates the Core i7 CPU.

 

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XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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GRX40
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

Thanks for the reply phenom! It has been very  tough for me to find somebody who has good knowledge on the 730x!

1) I have a couple more questions, I plan on overclocking my i7 920 CPU on my 730x from 2.66 --> 3.2 GHz. However my system is air cooled. My current idle temps are low 30's and 100% max load temperatures are mid 60's. Is air cooling sufficient for this overclock? What temperatures do you think I would be looking at?

2) My VCore is currently at 1.264 volts. Lets say I overclock to 3.0GHz (150 BCLK x 20 = 3.0Ghz). What should I set my voltage offset to? +20mv or +40mv or leave the Vcore are its current value?

3) Lastly, I would like to install the Corsair Dominator 6GB PC12800 1600Mhz (model number TR3X6G1600C8D). I know that the 730x will recognize it, but will it underclock it to 1066Mhz? Has this issue been adressed in the latest BIOS updates?

 

I hope I don't annoy you with all these questions, it's tough to find good reliable info on overclocking the 730x!

 

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PH3N0M
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

1) I have a couple more questions, I plan on overclocking my i7 920 CPU on my 730x from 2.66 --> 3.2 GHz. However my system is air cooled. My current idle temps are low 30's and 100% max load temperatures are mid 60's. Is air cooling sufficient for this overclock? What temperatures do you think I would be looking at?

 I had mine overclocked at the same speed and while gaming, I never saw my CPU temp climb above 50c. However, I keep my apartment at or below 70F at all times and I have my PC elevated up off the floor.

 

2) My VCore is currently at 1.264 volts. Lets say I overclock to 3.0GHz (150 BCLK x 20 = 3.0Ghz). What should I set my voltage offset to? +20mv or +40mv or leave the Vcore are its current value?

ALWAYS increase your voltage in small increments. If the system hangs after increasing it to +20mv then increase it to +40mv but you shouldn't need to do that because to my recollection, I only used +20mv.

3) Lastly, I would like to install the Corsair Dominator 6GB PC12800 1600Mhz (model number TR3X6G1600C8D). I know that the 730x will recognize it, but will it underclock it to 1066Mhz? Has this issue been adressed in the latest BIOS updates?

Yes, the system will underclock the memory. One way to remedy this is by installing a Core i7-965 or higher CPU because the Core i7-920 won't allow you to adjust the memory ratio and the ratio remain on the setting you chose.

The only other way is to increase your memory speed is to lower your CPU multiplier to 16 and increase your BClk to 200. Set your memory ratio to 8 and then your CPU will be running at 3.2GHz and your memory will be running at 1600MHz. Don't EVER increase your memory voltage higher than 1.65v or you will FRY your CPU.

I hope I don't annoy you with all these questions, it's tough to find good reliable info on overclocking the 730x!

No prob man. That's what I'm here for.

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XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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jstsell
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

Having pre boot issues with 730x single 300g Rapter

looking to replace with (Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5)

current vista 64

60% of drive used

 

go ahead or stay away

note dont worry Warrenty ran out dec of 09

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GRX40
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

Hello,

I'm have a little more detailed questions here,

1) I just realised that my memory multiplier can be chaned to { 6 , 8 ,10 , 12}. If I'm going to OC to 3.0Ghz, my BCLK is going to be set for 150. Can I change my memory multiplier to 12 and have   150 x 12 = 1800Mhz Ram. Would the Corsair Dominator kit (TR3X6G1600C8D) be able to support this? It's not that I want to have it run at 1800Mhz, but its just that the 10x multiplier would give me 1500Mhz.

2)  I read on http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-920-overclocking_2.html  this page that the  [Uncore multiplier] should be at least twice as high as the [Memory multiplier]. If I raise my memory multiplier when installing the dominator kit, should I be worried about the Uncore multiplier?

3)Will I need to change any other settings such as the "QPI frequency" , PCI/PCI - E frequencies. Or offset the QPI and Uncore voltage?

 

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hbk123
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

Hi guys,

Just noticed, that when i put my computer into sleep mode it 'awakes itself' after about 5 minutes. Is there any reason why this happens?

Thanks

hbk123

Alienware Area 51 ALX

i7 970

GTX 580

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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

(1) Disconnect from the network jack. Put it to sleep. Does it wakeup?

(2) List every peripheral plugged into the PC

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phi1316
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

Hi all, I have had my 730x for over a year now and it's still going strong.  Win7 x64 is running great on it.  I just wanted to ask if anyone is using an SSD in their 730x and if you had any problems with setting up the drive?  I have an SSD coming in and I from what I have read the configuration can be a little different on some motherboards for setting it correctly for ACHI.  I had planned on leaving my RAID 0 array for storage and the SSD would be SATA Port 0 but I wasn't sure if this would cause any problems with the SSD not being a RAID setup.

 

Thanks for the help.

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PH3N0M
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Re: NEW XPS 730x Owner's thread March 15, 2010

An SSD would prove to be faster in a RAID0 setup but it's plenty fast without putting it in RAID. Additionally, when you put drives in RAID, you're more likely to have data loss due to drive failure unless you opt for a RAID1 configuration.

 

You're much braver than I because I'm not touching the solid state drives for awhile. They've proven to be buggy and unreliable, not to mention the price per gigabyte is ridiculously high. The warranty is on the SSD's is pretty much worthless.

 

I'll stick with my VelociRaptors because they're backed by a 5-year warranty and fast enough for anything I will ever do.

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XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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