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    Default Re: X48T-DQ6 bios will not save overclock settings...help!

    Hi Lsdmeasap, thanks for your swift response!

    All sounds very odd to me... And your last comment about your Heatsink screws makes it worse. Sounds like your board may have a internal or external item that is shorting out?
    It is extremely odd, I have never come across an issue like this with a m/board.

    If I were you I would be flashing back in the BIOS that gave you no issues and see how that goes as it sounds like it was working fine for you
    The problem is that I was not overclocking with the original bios (F4) which shipped with the board, so I cannot really say whether flashing to that bios will resolve the issue. I suspect it won't given that I have tried two more recent versions. Everything works fine at default speeds, its just when trying to overclock with M.I.T. do I experience the issue.

    If you think this is or are not sure if this is caused by incorrect settings, please do post what you are using and a link to your ram. Incorrect settings at any level can cause this behavior you are seeing. As could a faulty piece of hardware or a not o great BIOS.
    Link to the ram specs is as follows:

    http://corsair.com/products/go.aspx?...2048-1333C9DHX

    I highly doubt the issue is being caused by incorrect settings. As explained previously, when the bios is experiencing this issue it will not save any overclocked settings regardless of how small or large the overclock is. Even a 1 MHZ increase in the FSB will cause it to reset the M.I.T. settings.


    Did you reseat your CPU when you adjusted the heatsink? If not, you should for a few reasons. One being moving a heatsink will allow air channels to form in the paste, tightening it down may cause that as well since you would be moving it around. And two, I have seen a reseat solve this exact issue for others in the past.
    I actually did do a total reseat and reapplication of thermal paste just to eliminate that as an issue. This required me to pull my rig apart in order to access the HSF (thermalright ultra 120 extreme). Suffice to say that it did, like previous occasions when I moved parts around, temporarily resolve the issue until my machine hardlocked from an overclock which reintroduced the bug.

    If you are unsure, like I said let's see your settings you are using vs what you try that fails >>>

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

    [code]Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8]
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [450]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]

    Performance Enhance = [Standard]

    CAS Latency Time________________ ?
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ ?
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______?
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ ?

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ ?
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ ?
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ ?
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ ?
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ ?
    Static tRead Value_______________
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto]

    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control [800mV]
    CPU Clock Skew Control [normal]
    GMCH Clock Skew Control [Normal]

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.25]

    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
    I will compare those settings to what I have in the bios and will report back.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: X48T-DQ6 bios will not save overclock settings...help!

    Gigabyte support have also forwarded me a new beta bios to try (F6B), so hopefully that will resolve the issue. Will probably give it a go tomorrow.

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    Default Re: X48T-DQ6 bios will not save overclock settings...help!

    Yes, please do post me back your settings into that template so I can have a better look at what you are using.

    And if you get bored (I would I mean) flash back to the BIOS you was using and see if all is ok. If it worked before without issue it is not likely a faulty board unless something was physically damaged, so it may just end up being the be the BIOS update

    Sorry, I do have to go for now but I will for sure be back tonight.

    Good luck in the mean time!

    *EDIT*

    Ahh Great to hear about the Beta they mailed you, ya try that and if no luck I would try the one that you used before that was ok

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    Okay, I have had some progress now in resolving the issue. The bios now seems to be saving overclocked settings. They are now set as follows:

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8]
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.0]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [350]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]

    Performance Enhance = [Standard]

    CAS Latency Time________________ 9
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 9
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______9
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ 24

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ 4
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ 5
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ 10
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ 60
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ 5
    Static tRead Value_______________ 7
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto]
    Command Rate_________________ [Auto]

    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control [800mV]
    CPU Clock Skew Control [normal]
    GMCH Clock Skew Control [Normal]

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR3 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.10V]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [Normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.15V]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.0.05V]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.275]

    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect___________________[Disabled]
    A reboot due to an excessive overclock no longer seems to lock me out of changing the M.I.T. settings, however I am now finding it difficult to achieve the overclocks I was obtaining before (e.g. 3 - 3.4 ghz) as the system simply resets. Any tips on how I can obtain better stability?

    P.s. haven't tried the new beta bios as yet.

    Edit:

    and what memory strap can I use when overclocking?
    Last edited by defiant; 12-31-2008 at 02:52 PM.

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    Default Re: X48T-DQ6 bios will not save overclock settings...help!

    Is this one 2GB stick of ram? Can you link me to it please?

    Then I can better advise you. What got it working for you anyway since you did not flash the BIOS? I was about to tell you not all settings will work that you used with a previous BIOS, but seems you did not flash. You likely just need to make some minor adjustments is all. Once I get a link to your ram I will be able to better offer you some tips

    You can use 333 strap and 400. I am not sure but I think your board does not show you this one, but after 400 FSB you will be able to use it I think. Memory Multi's on the 400/1600 Strap are 2.00D, 2.66D, and 3.33D. If you do not see those memory Multi's then you cannot use 400 Strap. Letters of course may also be symbols on your board. Here is a image that shows you what Memory Multi's are on what straps >>>



    You of course can use a lower strap then 333 as well but it may not be stable for you

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    hi there,

    i am having nearly the same problem with my Gigabyte board.

    if i change the FSB in MIT to anything besides the default 333MHz (even only +2MHz), after doing a save-exit from the bios it will have a boot failure anywhere from 1 to 3 times and then finally POST the whole way. when it has finally loaded XP Pro, CPUZ reads that the FSB is at 333MHz.

    i had first tried updating the bios to version F9 as i was using F8, didn't help. tried changing Vcore and others, with more boot failures. tried flashing back to bios F8, loaded optimized defaults, save/exit, and ONLY changed the FSB by 2MHz; again boot failure.
    tried re-seating the CPU and heatsink, no change.

    i have:
    Intel E6750
    Xigmatek HDT S1283 with a Noctua 120mm
    GA-EP43-DS3R
    2GB of OCZ Reaper PC2-9200
    BFG 9800GT OC+
    Corsair 750W
    Seagate 7200.11 640GB +others
    dual optical drives
    Antec 900 case
    XP Pro SP3

    unlike 'defiant' the settings are being saved but every time i go back into MIT it has a red message window saying there was a boot failure and the settings might not match my H/W.

    oh, i have been able to OC using EasyTune6, but it doesn't let me change the FSB:DRAM ration, as to why i started playing with MIT in the first place. i get rounding errors when i go above FSB- 390MHz for some reason though.

    any ideas why i keep getting boot failures?
    thanks in advance for your ideas.
    Last edited by JapaneseAstronomy; 01-02-2009 at 10:37 AM.

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    fixed the main problem and i can now OC using MIT.

    i got soo frustrated that i took apart my rig on a table and used the case just for the power switch and placed the motherboard on a piece of cardboard. thus it was like a bench set up. i could see that the Xigmatek heatsink was causing the mobo to flex like crazy, maybe causing shortages against the inside of my case. i also found that after i disconnected the chipset fans from the mobo and hooked them up by Molex, i could actually lightly oc the voltages. maybe they were sucking up power from the mobo during the start up that was needed for the Vcore and Vdram?? not sure.

    i was able to tweak till i got the core clock up to 415MHz, Vcore 1.36V, Vdram 1.94V and Vmch 1.2V .
    if i raise the clock up a couple more MHz, i get the boot failures again, even if i raise the voltages.
    darn, was hoping for a higher OC than this but i will live as it at least boots correctly now.
    running a Prime95 overnight to make sure everything is stable.

    i will put down some rubber washers between the stand-offs and Mobo near the cpu to help raise it up a bit; along with electrical tape or something on the inner case pannel there to help future shortages.

    any other ideas, please let me know.
    hope this helps someone.

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    Default Re: X48T-DQ6 bios will not save overclock settings...help!

    Also be sure that flexing is not causing your Mosfet heatsinks to not touch the mosfets, this often happens and they will overheat very quickly and can cause failures and even start on fire if not properly covered.

    Sounds like you need to buy a Backplate FOR SURE!! >>>
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    Is this one 2GB stick of ram? Can you link me to it please?
    Link here: http://corsair.com/products/go.aspx?...2048-1333C9DHX

    It is 2 x 1 gig.

    Then I can better advise you. What got it working for you anyway since you did not flash the BIOS? I was about to tell you not all settings will work that you used with a previous BIOS, but seems you did not flash. You likely just need to make some minor adjustments is all. Once I get a link to your ram I will be able to better offer you some tips
    I am not exactly sure what got it working, it may have been something in your suggested settings which I didn't previously have disabled, but I do not want to mess around with it further just in case it causes the issue to resurface.

    Any advice about the ram settings would be appreciated.

    You can use 333 strap and 400. I am not sure but I think your board does not show you this one, but after 400 FSB you will be able to use it I think. Memory Multi's on the 400/1600 Strap are 2.00D, 2.66D, and 3.33D. If you do not see those memory Multi's then you cannot use 400 Strap. Letters of course may also be symbols on your board. Here is a image that shows you what Memory Multi's are on what straps >>>



    You of course can use a lower strap then 333 as well but it may not be stable for you
    Thanks! That might explain why it wouldn't boot when I was attempting an FSB over 400! Will try the "D" strap to see whether that improves the overclock.

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    Default Re: X48T-DQ6 bios will not save overclock settings...help!

    Ya, you should have much better luck with D strap, you can use B it just will take you some time to find the correct timings and MCH Voltage which could be more or less, it is tricky

    Well here would be some ranges for your advanced timings, main would be 999-20/24 unless you were running under 1333. If you was then you could likely try 777-20 up to a certain point (Maybe 1150 or so)

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ 3-5
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ 4-8
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ 6-10
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________44-54
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ 3-5
    Static tRead Value_______________ 7-10
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto] << Always Auto
    Command Rate_________________ 2 << 1 if you can boot it

    And of course maybe lower or higher for any of those depending on the strap used, voltages, Main timings, tRD, and FSB Speed. So, just a general idea of optimal ranges there I suppose

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