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    Default Re: How do I overclock EP45-DS4

    Ya, 3D mark is really for testing your card more then anything else.

    I would advise you test memory with Everest or SiSandra or RightMark

    Those loose main timings (Because you are using Auto) is why your scores are low, with both sets of ram. Your timings for your new ram should be 555-15 likely

    Yeap, that is what you need to do. If you want to leave most of the in Auto, I would advise you set and try to lower your Main timings for sure, then Static Tread, and trfc at least those 3 things for sure.

    Use Performance Enhance Standard, especially if you plan to lower Static Tread (The Single MOST Performance Enhance Setting you have, aside from the Main timings)

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    Default Re: How do I overclock EP45-DS4

    Hi

    Ok, I have been playing with the setting and the best so far I got and I don't want to take voltage any higher anyway is:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:+0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.99


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 420 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:100
    C.I.A.2........................................Dis abled


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: Auto
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.4B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1008
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [manual]

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    Timing<o:p></o:p>
    5-5-5-15<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    CPU Core 1.3<o:p></o:p>
    CPU Termination 1.24<o:p></o:p>
    CPU PLL 1.5<o:p></o:p>
    ?? auto<o:p></o:p>
    ?? auto<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    MCH Core 1.2<o:p></o:p>
    ?? auto<o:p></o:p>
    ?? auto<o:p></o:p>
    ?? auto<o:p></o:p>
    ?? auto<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Can you check my voltages are all OK?

    I don't know just how stable it is, so far it hasn't crashed on me but maybe you might have a betetr way

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    Default Re: How do I overclock EP45-DS4

    I use memtest+ 2.01 every time I was playing with the strap and memory multiplier and timings, I was told that I orginally had set the strap to 400, I thought I should keep it near the CPU FSB, but someone on another forum said that I should keep the strap at the orginal CPU FSB rating which for the E8500 is 333. So I just put it to auto and it selects 333 I think.

    1. Do you agree with this?

    2. Why is the MB limited to the number of memory multiplier options, if I select the ideal CPU FSB I would like to run so I don't to increase voltages much it would be about 400MHz. But if I keep the strap (GCH LATCH) at 333, 2.66 takes it to 1280 (fails memtest), 2.4 brings it down to 960 to bring it back up I need to increase CPU FSB to 415, so its all a bit this or that, not ideal, is this normal?

    UPDATE

    I did some testing that brings into question the idea that setting the starp to the CPU designed FSB helps performance.

    SETUP ONE
    CPU FSB 415
    CPU 9.5 X 415 = 3.94G

    Strap set at auto (therfore 333)
    memory multiplier 2.4
    memory running at 960MHz
    5-5-5-15

    Result : 3DMARK6 = 16080

    SETUP TWO
    CPU FSB 402
    CPU 9.5 X 402 = 3.81G

    Strap set at 400
    memory at 2.66 (i think)
    memory running at 1072
    5-5-5-15

    Result : 3DMARK6 = 16162

    So the idea that having strap set at 333, or lower increases system performance is out, what you can do is increase the FSB becuase you have a lower strap, so it would be good for maybe serious overclocking, but for a mild to midium overclock it does not seem to hold any water, anyone has any thoughts?
    Last edited by krishcanag; 11-11-2008 at 02:14 AM.
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    Default Re: How do I overclock EP45-DS4

    Ya, I saw your thread over there. 333 Is better performance/faster/tighter, but at your FSB speed you may or may not be able to keep it stable.

    The board is not limited to any Memory multipliers. What you choose for MCH latch is what changes your available Memory Multipliers. If you put MCH Latch to Auto you will see you can choose MANY of them (And most will not work, Just FYI) What it is, is that there is a set number of Memory Multipliers for each Northbridge/MCH Strap. So when you Choose a strap manually you would only see those choices available.

    Here is a Image I made for a user here with each one shown for each strap >>>

    Available Northbridge/MCH Straps & Associated Memory Multipliers


    Post to member is here >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/gott...27/#post263166

    And yeah you will need to raise CPU Multi or FSB to get the exact memory speed you want for sure.

    As for actual Strap performance, they are right at that site. The lowest Strap you can run and be stable will be the best performance. Your testing results vary because your FSB and ram speed Varies and likely does your memory timings if you also had them in Auto

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