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    Default Re: New to Gigabyte

    Although for the X48T this article has some good definitions of the bios AnandTech: The Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 - Redefining the High End? which will be useful to you.

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    Thanks for all the help, gents!

    It seems that 3.2-3.6 stable overclocks are quite possible. vCore, though, really takes off above 3.0, along with heat. I'm familiar with the board, now, as well as Gigabyte boards in general thanks to the references and suggestions you've kindly posted.

    I'm at 8x, 375MHz, RAM is 4-4-4-12, vCore is 1.3125. All else at default settings and quite stable in Prime95. Temps min-max are low 40's to low 60's @ ambient of 88f. Increasing PCI-E, FSB and MCH voltages doesn't seem to help much with stability. Even increasing these quite a bit doesn't get me out of big jumps in vCore. I'm pretty sure at this point that to reach a higher, stable overclock without increasing vCore +0.1 and up I'll need to upgrade my memory.

    I'm quite happy at 3.0GHz , going higher was just for bragging rights on benchmark tests (LOL) All things considered, I'm much happier than I was with Asus.

    Thanks again,

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    Ya may need to also think about upgrading your cooling for your CPU. Thats hot ambient!!!

    That would help your overclock for sure. How high can you get with 555-15/18 timings?
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    5-5-5-18 is required for me to go above 3.0GHz.

    Yes indeedy it's hot here in Cheyenne. My apartment is older and does not have air conditioning.

    I read the instructions for tuning RealTemp, but really don't know for sure how to tune it with my Q6600 G-zero. I don't have a thermal DMM and without one the instructions don't tell a whole lot. The examples he quoted are for C2D's. In any event, I'm using CoreTemp now. Both RealTemp and Coretemp agree once temps get aove 60c, as promised, but my idle temps may be off 5-10c.

    If my Zalman is out of date, do you have a recommendation?

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    What Ram multi are you using? And with what CPU Multi and Freq?

    You should be good up to 850-870MHz I would think with 444-12/15 timings

    Well coretemp would be fine for you to use, either one your TJMax should be 105 (Which it is already set to in coretemp) The calibration is easy for realtemp, did you read the calibration page? If so your cpu would be the same at a very low Vcore such as .8 or so you would still be +5 or so from ambient with your CPU

    Thermalright True 120 if you have room in your case, if not maybe the Tuniq Tower. Yes Zalmans are by far not the best anymore. They used to be for sure but not now. Above 60 is ok, above 70 is when you should worry

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    RAM multi is 2.00B (750 MHz). CPU is 3.0 GHz, or 8x 375. Insofar as x.xxA, x.xxB, etc... does it matter what the letter on the end is? In other words, are the letters provided for convenience/info or do they really matter? I would think not, but I don't know..

    I agree completely, I should be able to make 10% (880 MHz) at 4-4-4-12 and 2.1v. I think my Crucial memory has a limitation here. I also have 2x512 OCZ 800 in the closet, maybe I'll try that today and see if there's a difference.

    I did read the calibration page you kindly provided the link to. The author's math and physics are clear. What I have trouble with is the actual procedure; para. 4 in the calibration procedure tells us to set "Idle Calibration" to a value that will produce a "believable" result. What's up with that?? Also, CoreTemp v0.99 shows Tjmax= 100c. I checked the Intel spec finder for B3 and G0, I'm puzzled here as well.

    In any case, if CoreTemp is OK then that's what I'll use!

    I will look into the other coolers you've mentioned, and thanks for your continued help and patience!!

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    Use 402 or 398 for your FSB and do not use a letter on the ram multi. And add +1 mch. That may help

    Do you have the latest Realtemp? If not grab it, it has it's own settings page. Then you just add a +/- 1 to the calibration box to adjust temps to more closely be 5 or so above ambient temp (When you are using the 6 multi and Below .9 or .8 volts)

    TJmax is 105 for 65NM cpu's all of them

    Yeah if you have room in your case a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 is the way to go, Or water if you have the cash

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    Got it! I stored the following in my BIOS. Speed, (multi x FSB), (timings), vCore and highest temp. Memory speed is 800MHz and 1.984v in all these. All were stable in Prime95.

    2.40 GHz, (9x 266), (4-4-4-12), 1.0625v, 48c
    2.66 GHz, (8x 333), (4-4-4-12), 1.1375v, 50c
    3.00 GHz, (9x 333), (5-5-5-18), 1.2625v, 58c
    3.20 GHz, (8x 400), (5-5-5-18), 1.3625v, 65c

    Higher speeds send temps above 70c. Although stable, it's just too hot.

    In another thread you explained about MCH strapping; it was what I needed to understand. Thanks again for making these things clear!

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    Looks like you have got a handle on things!!!

    Sounds like once you get a larger/better cooler if you get the chance you will have no problems running 3.2-3.4 easily. That is good on a quad, and also keep in mind what you have stable now will be MUCH cooler with a better cooler but all those temps are safe for using as you rarely if ever when "Using" a PC without doing prime testing or similar run at 100% anyway

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