garyehr
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I am curious as to why i do not have the XMP Support option available in my bios settings. Would it be because some of you have bios version 1.01 and some of us 1.00. If that is the case how would i get version 1.01?

 

XPS 730x H2C
i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4050 GHz
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1242MHz
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1118MHZ 7-7-7-20-C1
RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cache
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)
Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card
Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit
1 Kilowatt power supply
Dell 2408WFP monitor

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PH3N0M
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

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Would it be because some of you have bios version 1.01 and some of us 1.00.

 

The XPS 730 has bios 1.0.1 but the 730x has bios 1.0.0. As to why you don't have the XMP support option, you certainly should. Unless, the bios of the 730x H2C is different than the 730x. Have you tried tweaking your memory settings, Gary?

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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
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Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
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Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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garyehr
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

There are reports of some people receiveing XPS 730x with bios version 1.01. I have not heard of the bios being different for the H2C units. And yes i can and have tweaked my memory settings. I am just curious as to why i DO NOT have the XMP support option available to me in my bios settings? Maybe somebody else with an XPS 730x H2C could chime in and let me know if they have that option in their bios settings. the rest of my configuration is below. I also use an i7 965 but i don't see how that would make a difference in the bios settings. Can you look into this Chris?

XPS 730x H2C
i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4050 GHz
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1242MHz
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1118MHZ  7-7-7-20-C1
RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cache
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)
Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card
Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit
1 Kilowatt power supply
Dell 2408WFP monitor

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PH3N0M
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

There are reports of some people receiveing XPS 730x with bios version 1.01.

 

If there are users with a 1.0.1 bios, I'd definitely like to know and I'd also like to know why Dell sent out machines with (2) separate bios versions and haven't yet made the latest version available on their website to the rest of the 730x owners. Having a 965 or a 920 wouldn't make a difference as to why you do or do not have XMP support in the bios. So, you're telling me that under the Frequency/Voltage Control, when you select that page you don't see XMP Support between CPU Core (Non-Turbo) Ratio and Memory Ratio...????

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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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garyehr
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

That is correct PH3N0M i do not have XMP Support under Frquency/Voltage Control i have all the other settings except that one. If you check the "Random re-Booting thread there is quite a bit of mention about bios version 1.01 i also found a few other people talking about not having the XMP support option in there bios settings.

 

XPS 730x H2C
i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4050 GHz
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1242MHz
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1118MHZ 7-7-7-20-C1
RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cache
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)
Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card
Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit
1 Kilowatt power supply
Dell 2408WFP monitor

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PH3N0M
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

If you check the "Random re-Booting thread there is quite a bit of mention about bios version 1.0.1

 

Hmmm, I didn't find anything in the 730x Random Rebooting thread about users having different bios revisions. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong thread? What is your PC manufacture date? Flip down the small bay that covers your Bluetooth and floppy drive, it will be on that label. My manufacture date is 12/05/08. I find it rather odd that some bios chips have it and others don't. It sounds to me like someone mixed some chips up at the Dell factory, or something has gone haywire somewhere.

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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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Gingerkid
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

The CPU is running at 2.93mhz. Basically I reset everything to default as I can't change the multiplier. I changed everything as it was on your screenies, the non-turbo multiplier is locked on my machine for some reason. Everything is adjustable but that, and yes I disabled turbo mode and it doesnt matter. Maybe this is to prevent overclocking and you got lucky on your system. The machine runs great and fast, its just a bummer that the normal RAM adjustment isnt supported on these lower machines. Or if it is, we havent figured it out yet. Adjusting the voltage and timings should OC the RAM, period. Something isnt supported or set right in this BIOS. The 965 machines I have noticed have listed under the shipping slips and on the descriptions on the outlet under software upgrade "BIN + 1 Overclock". Maybe this is why the 965 guys arent having problems adjusting their RAM the proper way and you have had to resort to adjust the BClk really high, and 200 is a high clock for the FSB equivalent on these chips. Some people are having trouble getting up to 190 on some OC forums and have to play with the multiplier to get the OC they are after. Regardless, I am glad you got the machine running the way you were after, and thanks for the info and help, it just seems that my machine wont clock with that technique for some reason, and I might end up returning it and just get a 965 model to avoid all this hulabaloo.

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garyehr
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

PH3N0M this thread talks about others who do not have the XMP bios option and there is mention of a bios 1.01  http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19247444/19419899.aspx#19419899

this second link actually has someone saying they received their XPS 730x with bios version 1.01 installed http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19247444/19419899.aspx?PageIndex=10

 

 

XPS 730x H2C
i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4050 GHz
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1242MHz
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1118MHZ 7-7-7-20-C1
RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cache
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)
Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card
Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit
1 Kilowatt power supply
Dell 2408WFP monitor

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PH3N0M
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Basically I reset everything to default as I can't change the multiplier.

 

It's odd that you can't change your multiplier, when there are a couple of others in this thread who can. Maybe it's something to do with the Core i7 940 cpu? I don't know but my 920 and the guys with the 965 have their multipliers unlocked. I've also been keeping a close eye on my voltages and temps and they're within spec.

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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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Gingerkid
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I know it is odd, but this processor isnt even offered on the 730x page anymore. I'm wondering if this is why they are popping up on the outlet. What kills me is the system I ordered had a 965 and when I received it I got a 940. While it was an outlet deal and priced cheaper, and Dell's mistake, my options were have a coupon and keep the 940, or return the system and receive a credit to purchase a new one. Problem is, all the systems when I received this option were priced at 2200 or more, so I opted to keep the 940 as I was told it was supported for overclocking. If I knew then what I know now I would have sent it back and just built my own.

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