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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    Thanks! And Thanks for sure for helping out!

    We do have a few members who help when they can, but not too many.

    A full time user to offer help in anyway would be most appreciated. If you have the time, willingness, skills, and of course patience let me know.

    I see patience may not be a easy thing for you, but if you do want to help out please do let me know as I can for sure use some help. This forum seems to get more and more posts for help each day!

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    I have some exams in the next few months but I guess I'll be around a bit but not at 100 posts a day anymore.
    I intend to finish the guides and keep working on them, but I eventually will also put them on my own website (but I'll keep them up to date here as well).
    That one post was pretty much my only impatient one, but a few extremely stupid people in other threads lead to that. I still wouldn't be able to do this every day, maybe somtimes in an unanswered thread or in some of the trickier ones, but answering threads every day where the poster could have found the answer by using Google is too much for me...


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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    I hear that!

    Well, whatever help you can provide, whenever is appreciated. Just so you know, I if no one else, does appreciate you helping

    Good luck with your exams

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    What is your exact settings you are using, and your full specs again please? I can help you get 3Ghz easy, provided you do not have a hardware issue of course.

    MY SYSTEM SPECS:

    coolermaster cm690 case ( comes with 3 1200rpm fans, i swapped the led illuminated one at the front with the regular one at the back as the board didn't seem capable of powering both the leds and the fan from the front sysfan header)
    . 2 more from Antec (1200? on medium) 1 top, one on side above graphics card.

    CPUcooler : Coolermaster Z600 with 1200rpm fan

    Psu: Bequiet 650w darkpower pro (not cheap) w. modular connectors.

    Memory: OCZ Platinum Dual Channel OCZ2P10004GK
    (pc2-8000) 4gig

    Cpu: q6600
    , SLACR G0

    Harddrive(s) : seagate ST3500320as (non affected firmware sd25) 1 installed so far.

    GFX: Nvidia Quadrofx 3500 (essential for intended use so this had better not be a problem).

    dvdrw: nec-optiarc: model unknown
    floppy drive: sony: model unknown



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

    Ok thanks, I've highlighted some things in your template that I either didn't understand or couldn't find, etc. in the bios.

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0 Not available/listed
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.00GHZ (333X9)
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333 Mhz
    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)....................: <<< 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 0
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled (not available in my bios)
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: (2.40B)
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................18
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go (OK, they were on auto, will change to highest)
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................15
    tWTR..........................................31
    tWR............................................31
    tRFC...........................................255
    tRTP...........................................15
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................?? can't find this 
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH   SET to 7 (auto)
     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.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH Set to 8 (auto)
     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….…1.33475v ??…….........................:Auto if not overclocking, if you are overclocking please do find and set your own voltages
    
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.2-1.5 depending on Vcore, try to keep at least .1 under vcore.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.5-1.65.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    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 I only have 1x cpu reference...
    
    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............: Had put this to 2.1 set to 1.8 now 
    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] not available
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled] not available
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC Don' t know what this means
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB
    was enabled, have disabled it

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    Ok, thanks. Try this and see if it helps you out >>>

    Please press Control + F1 on the MAIN page of your BIOS then go into MIT, and you should find Driving Strength Profiles as they are in your BIOS as you can see here (I checked for you to be sure. This is BIOS Version F10) >>>





    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.00GHZ (333X9)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333 Mhz
    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)....................: <<< 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 0


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled Memory specific is why you do not see this

    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: (2.40B) You may also try 3.00A for 999Mhz
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................18

    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first. Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go (OK, they were on auto, will change to highest)

    WOW you have some serious issues below, no wonder you are not getting anywhere!!

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6
    tWR............................................4-6
    tRFC...........................................255 WHAT??? Hope that is a mistype, if not that may be your issue. Set 64 for now

    tRTP...........................................15? ?? Set 4 for now
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ set 1066

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:manually set 9 for now
    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.........................: manually set 9 for now
    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….…1.33475v << you may need more for 3Ghz, have you ever got it to run with this, if so what was the voltage shown in CPU-z and was it stable?

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << Must be set manually, auto will kill you CPU. Try 1.25-1.35

    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << 1.55-1.6

    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 I only have 1x cpu reference...

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 1.24
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< 1.55
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< 1.14

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.1
    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]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC Don' t know what this means << Then you can disable this

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Ok, thanks. Try this and see if it helps you out >>>

    Please press Control + F1 on the MAIN page of your BIOS then go into MIT, and you should find Driving Strength Profiles as they are in your BIOS as you can see here (I checked for you to be sure. This is BIOS Version F10) >>>





    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.00GHZ (333X9)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333 Mhz
    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)....................: <<< 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 0


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled Memory specific is why you do not see this

    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: (2.40B) You may also try 3.00A for 999Mhz
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................18

    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first. Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go (OK, they were on auto, will change to highest)

    WOW you have some serious issues below, no wonder you are not getting anywhere!!

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6
    tWR............................................4-6
    tRFC...........................................255 WHAT??? Hope that is a mistype, if not that may be your issue. Set 64 for now NOT a mistype, this was the highest selectable value for me so that is what i changed it to per your recommendations. Or did i misunderstand? It was at a much lower level, much lower than 64.

    tRTP...........................................15? ?? Set 4 for now Again this was the highest value i could set it at.
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ set 1066

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:manually set 9 for now
    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.........................: manually set 9 for now
    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….…1.33475v << you may need more for 3Ghz, have you ever got it to run with this, if so what was the voltage shown in CPU-z and was it stable? It ran ok but the test with prime didn't last for longer than 25min without a worker stalling. voltage = 1.296 in cpu-z

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << Must be set manually, auto will kill you CPU. Try 1.25-1.35

    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << 1.55-1.6

    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 I only have 1x cpu reference...

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 1.24
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< 1.55
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< 1.14

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.1
    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]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC Don' t know what this means << Then you can disable this

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB
    oh, my bios is f8, should i flash to F10? I can't get into that menu through ctrl + F1 you see?
    Last edited by sdiboid; 02-22-2009 at 05:39 AM. Reason: ctrl + F1 checked, doesn't work

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    Control + F1 is a hotkey. You push it on the MAIN page of the BIOS and the screen will flash, then you go into MIT Section and any hidden settings will be shown.

    Ya, I would flash to F10 just for all the fixes since F8. As for F8, I checked and you are correct it is missing from F8. If you update you may or may not need to use the hotkey, I really do not think you need to use the hotkey anyway, but you may?

    I would update, that BIOS looks funky I see DDR3 settings in there and they are labeled DDR3 as well? Do you see that in your BIOS, it sure should not be. >>>



    I thought it was a mistake on my part in grabbing the wrong BIOS but I downloaded it again from another source and it is the same???

    If you do decide to flash DO NOT USE @BIOS and please read this >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    You should find Driving Strength Profile settings here in this section of your BIOS once you update >>>



    Same for Both Channels A+B >>>



    So, ya I would update for sure if it was me. Please do read the Guide, and if you are using RAID BE SURE TO Pay attention to the things mentioned about loading optimized and resetting your RAID BEFORE you load windows or you will corrupt your Array

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    Thanx! I was starting to wonder if i was just so incompetent that i can't even press two keys at the same time! Odd about the ddr3, I agree.
    I'll let you know if I have the same.
    I'll probably get round to it sometime this afternoon, I have the day off...
    thanx again, I really hope this will solve my problems, i'd really bargained for a cheap, stable 3ghz system. It would be a shame if i'm stuck at 2.8
    Speak to you soon.

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    So did your old BIOS say DDR3 in it?

    Well, sorry for my late reply here I was not feeling well yesterday. Let me know how you are getting along with this

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    Default Re: EP45 DS3R q6600 overclock guidlines

    Hi,

    things have been conspiring against me so so far I have only had the time to flash the bios, haven't even had the time to look inside. I hope to do so this evening...! You're bios flashing guide was very helpful though.
    I'm always a bit apprehensive when it comes to these things but it all went smoothly.
    Hope you're feeling better and speak to you soon

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