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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    Test ram with this, one stick at a time at stock set speeds, main timings manually set and manually set Ram voltage >>>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    A double reboot is normal, a triple or more is not and means incorrect settings. Test your ram so you can be sure both sticks are good.

    You have to leave that Enabled if you want to change your FSB

    I see you got memtest, did you test each stick by itself for a few hours? If not please do

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    Earlier I tested both sticks together ... later when I get some more time I will test each stick separate.
    also, I installed vista ultimate x64 on another drive I had and tested the sleep function. works like a charm!!!
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    I finished testing the RAM, one by one and there was no errors.

    What now? should I give up on this overclocking venture?
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    NO! HAHA

    Give me your settings you are trying that fail and I will try to help you some more. Never give up, that will not get you anywhere

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    Hey Lsdmeasap,
    I made a break through last night and went over my overclocking notes and tried again with some changes, and guess what ... I managed to successfully get the system to overclock at 3.02GHz with a 402MHz bus. Am at work now, but I will post some shots later.
    You the greatest ... cannot thank you enough for all your assistance.
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    Those are my settings:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 7x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: +0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.01GHz (402x7.5)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 402Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< [800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< [900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< [0ps]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< [50ps]


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [400MHz]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)..............: [2.66D]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066 1072
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5 [ 5]
    tRCD ......................................... 7 [ 5]
    tRP'........................................... 7 [ 5]
    tRAS.......................................... 20 [ 15]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 4 [3]
    tWTR.......................................... 4 [3]
    tWR............................................ 8 [4]
    tRFC........................................... 68 [52]
    tRTP...........................................4 [4]
    Command Rate (CMD) .................... 0 [ 2]

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:10 [8]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:8 [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................: 8 [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................: 7 [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................: 9 [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................: 10 [8]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................: 8 [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................: 8 [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................: 7 [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................: 9 [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.22500V [1.32500V]
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) : 0.760V [Auto]
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above)

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << [1.200V]
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave : 0.760V [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave : 0.900V [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< Leave : 1.500V [Auto]
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave [not in list]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [2.000V]
    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] {not listed}
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled] {not listed}
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC

    Question:
    what if I want to clock abit higher, which of those settings would one need to change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    NO! HAHA

    Give me your settings you are trying that fail and I will try to help you some more. Never give up, that will not get you anywhere
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    Nice to see you did not just give up! I told you that you would get it!

    To clock higher you just need to raise your FSB (CPU host clock control) and likely CPU Voltage (but you do that after you start to fail) just raise FSB a little at a time until it fails then you know you need more voltage or other adjustments. Did you read the guide about overclocking?

    Settings look good, maybe a bit more MCH before you go any higher

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    A few days ago I took the processor up to 3.20GHz.

    tried going to 3.25Ghz, but system was unstable. Choppy video with crashes.
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R & Q9300 overclock test ...

    Choppy video? Maybe you need a better card? Could be any number of things though really, did you memtest the ram before you tried to use the system? If not and the ram was failing then that could cause issues as you are seeing as well

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