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    Default Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Hi, I love the forum. I was wondering what kind of overclocks fellow members are getting with this board on air. I am running pretty much stock right now except for the "extreme" setting in the BIOS, with E8400, 3 x 2 PC2 6400, ATI 4850, XP x64. Appreciate any feedback. I've looked around the forum and this board does not seem very popular, as I don't see many threads concerning the X48-DS4.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Well I see MANY (most all) using 3.80-4Ghz with that CPU, not so much that board because it is much higher priced then P35 or even midrange P45 boards.

    You can do 4Ghz for sure on air, as long as you are not using the stock fan. I think that would only be good to 3.4-3.6 or so

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Well I see MANY (most all) using 3.80-4Ghz with that CPU, not so much that board because it is much higher priced then P35 or even midrange P45 boards.

    You can do 4Ghz for sure on air, as long as you are not using the stock fan. I think that would only be good to 3.4-3.6 or so
    Thanks for the feedback. Could you suggest some starting settings for me to attain the 3.4-3.6 range? I am using an Arctic Cooler Pro 7 for CPU fan.

    TIA

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Sure thing, 6GB may take you a bit to tweak just right. Is that 2GB x3?


    Try this >>>>

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Thanks LSD.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Good luck, and be sure to post back if you have issues... or not
    Up and running with your settings. Passed 2 passes of memtest and Super Prime. Temps are 47c when idle and 57-60 under stress. I think this is a successful stable OC for me.

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Nice to hear it, you do know those settings are ranges and that you can likely lower them all if you used the highest values I posted.... Right? If you didn't know that, yes they are and you can, just do it slowly and test as you go.

    Hey, you never said is this ram 2GB x3?

    Just wondering, as I am about to test out 2GB x2 + 1GB x2 at the same time for stability using the fine tunning channel adjustments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Nice to hear it, you do know those settings are ranges and that you can likely lower them all if you used the highest values I posted.... Right? If you didn't know that, yes they are and you can, just do it slowly and test as you go.

    Hey, you never said is this ram 2GB x3?

    Just wondering, as I am about to test out 2GB x2 + 1GB x2 at the same time for stability using the fine tunning channel adjustments
    yes 2GB x 3 running in Flex mode.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DS4

    Thanks, just wondered. Nice to see you are all stable, I will be testing this method myself tonight with some crucial test samples

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