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Thread: EP45-DS3R and Q6600 cannot OC at all




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    Default EP45-DS3R and Q6600 cannot OC at all

    I have not overclocked for years (since my trusty celeron 300a). I built a new PC for my wife with no intention of overclocking but then the bug hit me and I have to try.

    I have read over the other threads in this forum and attempted to change settings but anything over the stock settings seems to cause instability either in a non-boot POST or BSODs. The most I was able to get into Windows with was at 2.8 GHz but games like Bioshock and Crysis lock up. Currently I have put all BIOS settings back at default.

    My components:

    • Intel Q6600 with OCZ Vendetta2 cooler
    • Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R - BIOS F10
    • G.Skill PC2 6400 DDR2 2GB x 4 (8 GB)
    • VisionTek Radeon 4850 (stock cooling for now)
    • WD WD6400AAKS 640 GB HD
    • Corsair 650TX Power Supply
    • Vista 64


    I feel that it is probably the memory timings to blame and it seems that having more than 2 DIMMs invites trouble. No problems at all temp wise.

    Any suggestions for settings to use? From what I read I should be able to hit 3.2 without much issue and don't really want to push it more than that.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and Q6600 cannot OC at all

    why the hell does ur wife need 8GB? xDDD
    well 2GB*4 is tricky,the mobo will probably get a headache, u need to manually set timings so they will be stable, very loose as well,maybe ur pushing 2 far with the fsb, and not increasing enough voltage, u need 1.3 MCH VOLTAGE for 2GB*4 even more!!!(i think,the exclamation marks are for the drama!) try the settings LSDMEASAP posted in this thread:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-e...locking-28117/

    the Static tRead Value. should be........................:10-8.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and Q6600 cannot OC at all

    Quote Originally Posted by Dweirdo View Post
    why the hell does ur wife need 8GB? xDDD
    I couldn't resist with 4 GB of RAM being only $60. Plus I use this computer sometimes too.

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll experiment and see what I get.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and Q6600 cannot OC at all

    another thing is, if u try this settings, and it starts a "reboot cycle"
    just go over every settings in the MIT and get them all to optimized defaults:
    " i went to every option and did F7(load optimized defaults) not just to the main screen of M.I.T , even when i enter any advanced settings or channel settings i pressed F7, then i reboot, then i manually change timings and everything was fine :S"
    this is a quotation from me how i fixed the reboot cycle :P.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and Q6600 cannot OC at all

    So far so good testing and running at 3.2.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and Q6600 cannot OC at all

    Please post the highest bootable settings you have as of now and I will advise you for 3.2

    As said above 8Gb does take some tweaking for sure, many things need to be adjusted.

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: 
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled]
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB
    *EDIT*

    Ohh, seems you posted you have it working now! Missed it I think! HAHA

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