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    Default EP45-DS3R and an E8400

    Hi, I've had my set up of a Gigabyte EP45-DS3R, 4GB Gskill PC6400, Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM, EVGA 9800 GTX+, Samsung 22x Optical, Sharp 32" Aquos HDTV, Sony 19" LCD Monitor, NZXT Tempest, OCZ GameXStream 700W, Zalman MFC1+, Intel E8400, and a Zalman CNPS9500A for about a month now, and as of now, I'm running on a 3.6 GHz Overclock, and I am aiming for about 4. Anyways, I was wondering if this is possible with the RAM I am using right now if I overclock the two modules as well.

    I don't remember much about my MIT settings, only that I enabled the FSB alteration so I can get the 4x400 FSB for my 3.6 OC, that my vcore is 1.2875000, that my RAM voltage is 1.8, that I put my RAM....something on 2.00B, that my PCI-e frequency is on 100, and that everything else is on auto. Honestly this was my first little OC, so I'm pretty much a novice at this. So a few pointers here and there would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and an E8400

    Yes you can run your ram at 900Mhz for a 450 FSb if you like. Please give me a link to the ram so I can best advise you as some modules are different. And of course you would need to set more vcore as well I assume you knew that though.

    Please give me a link to you ram, so I can check warrantied voltages and so I can see if you are using 2x2 or 4x1 so I can better advise you

    Temps may get a bit hot on a Zalman 9500 at 4Ghz, not sure I used a 9700 not long ago and at 4Ghz Load temps would be about 70C

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    Thank you for the reply. Here's the RAM which I am currently using. Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    It's a 2x2GB PC26400 DDR2800, so it's pretty standard. Yikes, 70 degrees is definitely too hot. Then would 3.8GHz be a more plausible overclock with a lesser temperature?

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    K, here see how your temps are with this and of course the Vcore is a high suggestion, for two reasons. One so you can boot into windows, and two so you can check with CPU-z what the difference is between what you set in the BIOS and what you get in windows

    Try this for 3.8 (Why? You know you are going to go 4Ghz anyway---Just giving you a hard time ) >>>


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    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.825
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 425Mhz
    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...............: [400]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 850Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................15/18
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (may need 12 first boot thru)
    tWR............................................4-6  (may need 12 first boot thru)
    tRFC...........................................52-62 (may need 68 first boot thru)
    tRTP...........................................3-6
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    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….……….........................: 1.28-1.34 (Actual)  Set in the BIOS 1.38 or so for a possible 1.32 or so actual value.  You may need more or less, but once you get going you can start to lower until it fails then raise back up a few
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave (You may need 1.2-1.3 or so, but try last if needed)
    
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< set to what you see for stock Auto tends to overvolt this
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    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............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 1.9-2.0
    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: EP45-DS3R and an E8400

    Lol. Okay, thank you =].

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    Intel Burn Test passed with no problems on the OC =D. Highest temps reached were 65 degrees Celsius while the idle temps were at 27 degrees Celsius. Now I need to go back and set my Advanced Timing Control settings lower since it booted through.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and an E8400

    Nice to hear you had no problems! Ya you can start to lower things, possibly even vcore as well!

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    Yeah for sure. Oddly, my idle temperatures have DROPPED from what they were when I had a 3.6 GHz. Perhaps the stress testing loosened up the thermal compound for better heat transfer. Either way, thank you so much!

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R and an E8400

    Ya, they may lower the more you use the system as the paste breaks in. What paste do you use?

    Nice to see you are running smoothly

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    Arctic Silver 5. Running pretty well. Thanks =]

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