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    Default Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3 + Q6600

    Hey Guys.

    Just recently installed a new Mobo, CPU and RAM and have been having some slight issues with it. Looking at trying to get it to about 3.00Ghz (333FSB). I have upped the Vcore and Dram Voltage (1.375ish and 2.1v - At work atm.) but every time I boot, at post it reboots and sets the values back to stock? I have also had it happen on just a reboot.

    I have disabled the following:
    -Disabled ESIT
    -Disabled C1E
    -Disabled TM2
    -Disabled Virtualisation Technology

    Could be a coinsidence but one of my HDD's has also apparently just died.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3 + Q6600

    Enabled TM2

    I think your Hard drive may be fine, you just may have to format it. Sounds like you are not setting PCI Express freq to 100 so your data became corrupted since you overclocked.

    Set performance enhance to standard for sure. I can help you with all your settings but you need to link me to your exact ram and tell me how much of it you are using

    Fill this out with what you are trying that fails and I will advise back once you link me to your ram >>>>

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: 
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    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...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     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.........................:7-10
     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….……….........................:
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much
    
    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...........: << 
    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............: 
    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: Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3 + Q6600

    Hey man.

    Thanks for the quick reply. I'll get those figures ASAP. But yeah. the HDD is failing. I've reformated and checked the drive. Keeps coming up with errors. But thats not why I'm here atm :)

    I'll reply asap with my numbers :)

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3 + Q6600

    K, please do set PCI Express to 100 though, and it may help your errors go away with your drive since you are overclocking

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3 + Q6600

    OK. Finally got to the settings. New HDD and CPU Fan installed.

    http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/T...6-8500C5DF.pdf

    Rated at 2.1v

    I believe the memory isn't quite stable it did come up with a error during prime95 and Orthos. I would like to get it to 3.2Ghz.

    Under 100% load, its running at approx 61degrees.


    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.NA
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.00Ghz
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100 100Mhz
    
    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)...................: 0ps 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Auto
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 333Mhz
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 3.20b
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: Auto
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5
    tRCD ......................................... 5
    tRP'........................................... 5 
    tRAS.......................................... 15
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 4
    tWTR.......................................... 4
    tWR............................................ 8
    tRFC........................................... 68
    tRTP........................................... 4
    Command Rate (CMD) .................... 0
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A (All Auto)
    Static tRead Value......................... 8
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto 0
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto 0
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto 0 
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto 0 
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 8 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 8
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 7
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 9
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Channel B (All Auto)
    Static tRead Value......................... 8 
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................: Auto 0
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto 0 
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto 0
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto 0
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 8
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto  8
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 7
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 9
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.37500
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave 1.300
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << 1.500
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< Auto
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< Auto
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.160
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; Auto .760
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: Auto .900
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: Auto 1.500
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: NA
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.1v
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: Auto .900
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: Auto .900
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: Auto .900
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: NA
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: NA
    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
    [/QUOTE]

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3 + Q6600

    This motherboard overclocks really well, but there's one issue, V.droop like hell, near 0.1v in full usage, i can't get stable in high frequencies such as 3300mhz without Intel Burn Test reboots my system, to endure such test, i set at bios 1.47v to drop to something like 1.33v, and temperatures skyrocketing until i manually stops that test at 75 degrees.

    Looking for anything who at least tries to supress that high v.droop, i know Intel has designed that way, but it doesn't help when the subject is overclocking. I don't want to do some crazy mods installing resistors and stuff at the motherboard, i think that's too extreme.

    I've set here to 1.3750v at V.core, 1.344v at Windows, at 3Ghz. Northbridge at 1.2v and the rest is set at their default values.

    I'll keep trying to do something, perhaps lowering my multiplier and raising FSB to see if i'll have any progress.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3 + Q6600

    Memtest86+ is how you should test your ram to see if it is stable, orthos/prime may give you CPU related errors and you wont be sure. Run 5-10 passes of memtest to see whats what.

    Ya, vdrop will be alot, and it will fluctuate so at a higher FSB you may see less of a drop. You will just need to compensate in the BIOS. I can see if I can find you a volt mod (Pencil) if you like?

    I see MCH 1.16 in your settings above, if memtest fails you may need to adjust tha 1.24-1.28 maybe

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