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Thread: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C




  1. #1
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    Default X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    Hi

    I have a moderate overclock on my system which appears to work perfectly until I open up GTA4, and after about 8-10 minutes it hangs to a black screen with the PC still running. Prime95 has no issues and runs overnight without error. Temps for the CPU cores are around 45 underload. What would be the first place to start to fix this stability problem- voltages for CPU, MCH, FSB? I don't have a fan on the MCH atm however the case has very good airflow.

    My specs are:
    Q9550 @ 3.31Ghz w/ Thermalright Ultra120 Extreme + 120mm fan
    X48-DS5
    Corsair XMS Dominator 2x2Gb 1066MHz (rated to 5-5-5-15 @ 2.1V)
    Sapphire 4870x2
    Zalman 850W PSU
    Antec 1200

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ___________________[8]
    Fine Clock Ratio ___________________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_____________ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [390]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)________ [Auto]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    Performance Enhance ______________[Standard]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)______ [2.66D]
    Memory Frequency_________________ 800 1040
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD _ [Manual]

    CAS Latency Time________________ 5 [5]
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 5 [5]
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay________ 5 [5]
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)___________ 18 [15]

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ Auto (3)
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ Auto (3)
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ Auto (6)
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ Auto (52)
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ Auto (3)
    Static tRead Value_______________ Auto (8)
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto] (5)
    Command Rate (CMD)____________ Auto (2)

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

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.20V]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.10V]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.100]
    Loadline Calibration________ [Auto]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.26250V]

    Thank in advance for any help.

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    I think the first thing that you should do is set your PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) to 100Mhz. I would nearly bet that that is were your problem is. But, I would also back up important info before doing this as I have read that it may currupt your data.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    So Any news?
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    Hey mate,

    Cheers for your help. Looking at that, its set to auto, wouldn't that imply it's set to 100?

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    AUTO is evil. Especially for voltages. When its on AUTO it will be overclocked when you raise you FSB to overclock your CPU. I would just take the plunge and try it. set your PCI EXpress Bus to 100 and see what happens. Its should be all sweet. If your looking for FSB over 500Mhz, which I dont think you are set it to 101Mhz. but 100MHZ is fine. You should have really done if before you installed your OS. But it should (maybe) be fine. Try it. Go On. Let me know.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    Yeah I tried setting PCIe bus to 100MHz, same problem as before unfortunately.

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    Is this with just GTA4?

    There have been several reports of it being a buggy game. (PC wise)

    Are you using Vista?
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    Yeah, I can understand your logic, but I've now found Crysis also does it after a similar period of time. GTA4 runs for a few hours for me and only CTDs as opposed to getting a black screen with zero response.

    Yeah I'm on Vista 64-bit.

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    Well the Million dollar Question is does it do this when your not overclocked. As in Stock BIOS Settings?? Maybe try that and see, as Vista is bad enough but 64bit Vista is just asking for games to not run right. I have sorta similar porblems on my X64 Vista rig. Also It cant hurt to update everything driver wise.

    I just had an Idea, go to your system event viewer and see what exactly is causing the freeze, it should tell you for sure.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

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    Default Re: X48-DS5 Moderate O/C

    Yeah, I've had this setup for the past 2 weeks and I was running it with a minor overclock on the stock cooler with no issues. Now that I got the Ultra120, I've decided to wind it up a bit. Temps are lower now even with the overclock.

    I've just upped the MCH voltage up another 0.05V to +0.15V as I suspect that might be the culprit. I've read in several places that the MCH needs a decent increase on the voltage to run stable. CPU seems fine as Prime95 doesn't throw it out. I ran it before with the MCH strapped to 2.40B as opposed to 2.66D and it ran for a good 30minutes without a crash so that seemed to help. I did do a bodge job with an old mini fan onto the NB to keep me happy with increasing the volts. I will let you know how it goes.

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