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    Default GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Ram = 2.1v 5/5/5/15
    Mobo = F10 BIOS
    CPU = 3.16ghz stock - targeting 4-4.2ghz
    HSF = Stock Intel cooler

    Anyone have some sample BIOS settings or can point me in the right direction?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Please post where you are at now, and I will advise. Also please let us know what CPU you have, and if you can a link to the ram page you bought from. Thanks

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Memory = Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

    CPU = Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

    Mobo = Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards with the F10 BIOS

    Currently everything on the M.I.T page is default except for the ram voltage which I bumped up to 2.1 as per the memory specs. Trying to target 4-4.2ghz, currently it is running at the factory 3.16ghz. Thanks!

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    K, here try this for 4Ghz for now >>>>

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 4.05Ghz
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 450Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 50-100
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 100-150
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [400] << Set Voltages, and Static Tread high, and this only and save/reboot to make other changes.  Main idea is to make as little changes as you can with this setting.  If you have issues, set all other values high first then reboot and change this
    
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 900
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................4/5
    tRP'...........................................4/5
    tRAS..........................................12/15
    
    ^^^ I posted slower then stock speed for your ram, so you may be able to use tighter timings then stock, as noted above.  If you do test these, do so with the below all still on highest (If you would rather me give you settings for 1066 speed ram, let me know and I will)
    
    Set to all highest below first, then later lower one by one testing as you go with memtest86+
    
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-5
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (may need 12 for first boot thru)
    tWR............................................4-6 (may need 14 for first boot thru)
    tRFC...........................................48/52-62
    tRTP...........................................3-5
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................1066 or 1200, sometimes higher here is better
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8-10
     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.........................:8-10
     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….……….........................: << All up to your chip, Keep in mind what you set here will be about .6 or so less actual Voltage applied.  So maybe around 1.38 set in the BIOS for 1.32 actual.  May take more, maybe less, it all depends on your chip
    
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< 1.2-1.36
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< 1.5
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 1.2-1.3
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< 1.55-1.6
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< 1.15-1.2
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.0-2.1 (Stock Spec is not always needed, or best so be sure to test lower voltages after you get stable)
    
    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] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Hi
    I would like (if you can), to help me out with a similar overclocking I would like to do. You can read my post at this link:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ep45...ck-test-28251/

    Thank you in advance.

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    Please post where you are at now, and I will advise. Also please let us know what CPU you have, and if you can a link to the ram page you bought from. Thanks
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R; Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300; 4GB G.Skill DDR2-1066 PC2-8500; RAIDMAX RX-530SS ATX Power Supply; EVGA e-GeGorce 7200GS; Samsung SyncMaster 2220 wm; HEC 6XR8 mid-tower case.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Hi.
    I have an almost identical setup to the original poster.

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
    Corsair 4GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066

    BFG GTX 260 OCX Maxcore

    LSDMEASAP: I want to try out suggestions here but I don't know what some of your explanations mean. I don't even necessarily want to go as high as the poster is asking. I'm a total noob at this, so I really need black and white descriptions. Thanks!

    Under DRAM performance control.... "Set Voltages, and Static Tread high, and this only and save/reboot to make other changes."
    - What do you mean? Is this the first setting to change before making any other change in this whole list?

    For Advanced Timing Control.... "Set to all highest below first"
    - Huh? Does that mean set all these to the highest of what you suggested? ex: if you wrote "3-5", choose 5?

    Also, "may need ## for first boot thru"
    - There's going to be more than one boot? Does this mean if I don't set it to the suggested ##, it's not going to boot properly?

    Under Motherboard Voltage Control.... "all up to your chip"
    - You see what chip I've got. What should I set these to?

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    I think that's it. I hope you can help. I'd really like to try this out but don't want to fry my mobo or cpu or whatever.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your response.

    Overnuke never came back. That kind of scares me.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Yes, change that first (MCH) and then set your ram multi again, then static Tread high and voltages and then reboot. Then change the rest. Main thing is to try to make as little changes with MCH latch as you can..... You can also set them all at once, I do, but just suggest that to everyone as it does boot thru easier that way.

    Yeap, set to all highest then lower later testing with memtest (Has to be this version) as you go >>>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    For boot thru, I mean that sometimes like for those I suggest 3-6 as optimal for example with may need 12 to boot thru means set to 12 and then save and reboot back and lower back to optimal range. Yes there will be many reboots as you tweak your ram.

    And so you know now, a double reboot when making BIOS changes is normal. A triple or more is not and you will see red warning box in the BIOS and defaults will be applied (Not shown, you will still see your incorrect/failed settings). That means something is still incorrect

    Up to your chip means, all chips are not the same. Some will need far more voltage then others will, some far less at the same clocks.

    You will be fine, just dont go voltage crazy if things are not working for you. And be sure you look now with CPU-z what voltage you get in windows for your CPU compared to what you set in the BIOS it will be less and you need to keep that in mind

    Please read the overclock and Memory stickies and if you do need help post me what speed you want to run and I will post you back some settings. Make a new thread if you like, that way I dont confuse you with the other 2-3 already posting here

    Good luck, and I am here to help so dont run away like overnuke? HAHA Dont know what happened there? Maybe he got what he needed and just has not posted back, sometimes it happens

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Good luck, and I am here to help so dont run away like overnuke? HAHA Dont know what happened there? Maybe he got what he needed and just has not posted back, sometimes it happens
    Thanks. I may post a new thread, but I don't want to make more work for you. :)

    I really appreciate the help. I will be sticking around here at least until I get it right. I'll let you know how it goes. And I'll read the stickies before doing anything.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R(F10) + 2x2gb Corsair Dominator 1066 + E8500

    Well, A new thread makes my work easier.... So dont feel like you are making it worse at all.

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