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    Sure will keep you guys posted. Sorry I haven't tried to get 4.0 stable or anything. Might do this when I get a bit more time. Thanks for all the great feedback and I'm very happy you guys can make use of the settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Marker View Post
    Sure will keep you guys posted. Sorry I haven't tried to get 4.0 stable or anything. Might do this when I get a bit more time. Thanks for all the great feedback and I'm very happy you guys can make use of the settings.
    Figuring this out must be time consuming. I appreciate your help as it saved me a lot of time!

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    I see BIOS F8 is out for the UD3R (I'm sure others). Web site says: Enhance memory compatibility. Looks like no reason to update. Stability one thing but enhance? Sounds like adding RAM to the compatibility list. Am I off here?

    Link: GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-EP45-UD3R (rev. 1.1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMongoos View Post
    I see BIOS F8 is out for the UD3R (I'm sure others). Web site says: Enhance memory compatibility. Looks like no reason to update. Stability one thing but enhance? Sounds like adding RAM to the compatibility list. Am I off here?

    Link: GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-EP45-UD3R (rev. 1.1)
    Nice catch there. I'm in total agreement with you. If you're not having issues, then I would suggest leaving well enough alone. I must say that my settings have been validated for F6 and F7 BIOS, but I have no intention of upgrading at this time. My memory is GSkill, and I have not had any compatibility issues. While a new BIOS should be fairly consistent, there is no telling what was done to "enhance memory compatibility." It should be noted that memory configuration is the biggest b'stard in the overclocking game. CPU stability seems quite easy... it's always the memory configuration that takes delicate tweaking. If anybody wants to test F8 with our known settings, please report back to the rest of us. For now though, I'm sticking with lucky 7!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Marker View Post
    Nice catch there. I'm in total agreement with you. If you're not having issues, then I would suggest leaving well enough alone. I must say that my settings have been validated for F6 and F7 BIOS, but I have no intention of upgrading at this time. My memory is GSkill, and I have not had any compatibility issues. While a new BIOS should be fairly consistent, there is no telling what was done to "enhance memory compatibility." It should be noted that memory configuration is the biggest b'stard in the overclocking game. CPU stability seems quite easy... it's always the memory configuration that takes delicate tweaking. If anybody wants to test F8 with our known settings, please report back to the rest of us. For now though, I'm sticking with lucky 7!

    Well, I for one am running your 3.6oc settings, stable and cool on the F8 bios. I have some GSkill 1066mhz on the way (4gb) and once installed I'll try the 3.8 oc and let you guys know. I attempted the 3.8 with GSkill 800 mhz, but it simply wouldn't post no matter what timing settings I tried.
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    I just wanted to stop in and say thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for and wanting to do for some time. A nice stable low temp OC. I'm using your 3.6 settings on an E8500 with the 9b BIOS on the UD3P, and so far no errors both with stress testing and real world (BD Movies, music, games etc.) usage. I'm tempted to try your 3.83! As my signature shows, I'm running 8G RAM (4 sticks X 2) so I was a little hesitant, but am impressed so far! Thanks again O.M. and the rest of you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Marker View Post
    Nice catch there. I'm in total agreement with you. If you're not having issues, then I would suggest leaving well enough alone. I must say that my settings have been validated for F6 and F7 BIOS, but I have no intention of upgrading at this time. My memory is GSkill, and I have not had any compatibility issues. While a new BIOS should be fairly consistent, there is no telling what was done to "enhance memory compatibility." It should be noted that memory configuration is the biggest b'stard in the overclocking game. CPU stability seems quite easy... it's always the memory configuration that takes delicate tweaking. If anybody wants to test F8 with our known settings, please report back to the rest of us. For now though, I'm sticking with lucky 7!

    I can't help with the F8 since I'm using the UD3P, but that has been stable with your 3.6 settings for the last 2 BIOS updates for my board. I was having issues with onboard sound and Video running through my Onkyo Receiver (clipping and drop outs). These last 2 seemed to solve those issues after a format and reinstall, with no adverse impact on the OC settings. If anything, perhaps my perception, everything seems to be running more smoothely.
    Curiously I noticed after the last flash, that my RAM, Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    was under volted at 1.8 instead of the rated 2.0 - 2.1. I can't say if that was the case when I built this iteration of my rig. It was detected as 1066 with the correct stock multiplier unlike my old P35 DS3P that I had to manually set.
    NADEON
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    G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB sticks) (PC2 8500) @ 1069
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    Well OM, your 3.83 OC settings worked wonderfully. No issues, and heat seems to be pretty much normal as stock. Maybe it's me, but the 3.6 settings seemed a little "snappier". Maybe the Memory Frequency going from 1069 to 1022? Regards.
    NADEON
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    Glad to hear it is working well for you. The difference between 1069 and 1022 should not be discernible in regular computing. In fact the 3.6 settings used the D Strap which is slightly looser in Northbridge timing. The 3.83 settings use the B Strap which is more aggressive timing. Benchmarks of memory latency and bandwidth were actually nearly identical using Everest Ultimate Edition. Did you try 3.6 settings on F8 BIOS? You have to compare settings within the same BIOS number. You can use BIOS profiles for this. I have a 3.6 and a 3.83. The 3.83 for me is snappier due to the better CPU speed which far outweighs memory tweaks.

    Nice to hear the temperatures are good too. I prefer low temps and stability over razor's edge 4.4GHZ overclocks!
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    If you need some further help let me know, looks like you guys are moving right along though so I will be on my way

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