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    Default Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    Sorry, I re-posted it in the overclocking section:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f13/advi...extreme-29737/

    Hi all,

    I'm at work at the moment, so I can't give details into exact which you may require, but I can when I get home (Details that you'd request to make my question answered easier).

    I want to overclock my Intel Q8200, I know it can't be overclocked a lot, I didn't buy it for that purpose (I know the contradiction of this post), but I'd like to overclock it slightly, I've read you can get to 2.8, 2.9ghz safely.

    My set is:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme
    RAM: G.Skill DDR3 1333 2x2GB
    CPU: Q8200

    What program(s) would I need to achive it, what settings would I need to do, I've never overclocked before due to fear about warranty or failure issue in the past, but I plan to upgrade my current CPU in a year (bought it mainly cause of the 45nm over the Q6600 65nm processor).

    Also, would heating become an issue, I've got a thermaltake liquid cooling set (not installed yet, just need pump, not sure if I should bother installing it if I were to overclock it, advice needed there too)

    Thanks in advance,
    Adrian
    Last edited by adrian_P; 01-13-2009 at 08:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    Please give me a link to your ram or the model # if you cannot find a link.

    Ya, you can likely do 2.8-3.0 for sure, dont know how the stock cooling would be on that though as I have not seen many use this CPU or stock coolers. So you may want to go ahead and install your water once you get your pump.
    (That's why you bought it right? )

    For now, with 2x2GB you should set MCH Voltage to 1.2-1.3 and set your ram voltage to what you see on the sticker, put performance enhance on standard.

    After you link me to your ram I can better advise you with a full table of optimal settings

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    G.Skill 2x 2GB PC10666 NQ F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ (Dual Channel Retail Pack)

    Also.

    Part of my initial post was to tell me how to overclock. What program, will I need to do it in the bios etc.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    Yes, in the BIOS all overclocking should be done there.

    Try this for 2.975 This will have your ram loose for now so if you have issues it is likely voltages. We can tighten up your ram timings or raise the speed once you get going >>>>

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 7
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.975
    
    
    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...........................: <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 900
    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 ..............: 2.66D
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1130
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................9
    tRCD .........................................9
    tRP'...........................................9
    tRAS..........................................24
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................4-6
    tWTR..........................................6-10
    tWR............................................8-12
    tRFC...........................................58-72
    tRTP...........................................4-8
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................OC-1200
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8-12
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< 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.........................:8-12
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< 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….……….........................: All up to your chip, what you set here will be less actual in windows.  So set high enough to for sure boot, you can lower later.  Maybe 1.25-1.38 actual
    
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< 1.22-1.36
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << 1.5-1.6
    
    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 (1.22-1.28 likely good)
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< 1.55-1.6
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< 1.14-1.2
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.500V............: 1.5-1.55
    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: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    Ok thanks.

    I'll bookmark this page and come back to it and try it when I get liqiud cooling, would rather not do it on stock cooler.

    Regards,
    Adrian

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    Ahh ok! Ya, you can't push to hard with a stock cooler

    Good luck on getting your water setup!

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    Also,

    What do you mean my ram will be at a lose?

    Regards,
    Adrian

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    By ram loose I meant slower speeds and looser (Higher) timings.

    Hey, so did that link I pm'd you at Overclock.net get you into your BIOS or not?

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    I got no private message.

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    Default Re: Advice: OverClocking Q8200 with EP45T-Extreme

    lsdmeasap,

    with regards to this post:

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f13/advi...extreme-29737/

    What would I need (settings) to achieve 2.6ghz stable?

    Would I need any voltage change (you know gigabyte well I'm assuming) etc.?

    Thanks

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