Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?




  1. #1

    Default 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?

    Hi there!

    My first post here, this seems like a great community and I have already learned alot about my new rig, thanks to everyone for that! I am new to the OC world although I have built PCs for a few years, just kept them stock.

    I am looking for a mild overclock in the 3.2 to 3.3ghz range as this will mostly be a HTPC for playing games and surfing the web on my plasma. I have read alot of posts and pretty much think I have it stable but would like a 2nd pair of eyes to look over it as I am still a bit confused with some of the settings.

    My setup is:
    E5200
    Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
    EP45-UD3L F1 bios
    Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
    OCZ DDR2 1066 2x2gb
    OCZ Technology | Products | End of Life | OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Platinum 2GB Edition
    Xigmatech S963
    Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
    MSI 4850
    Newegg.com - MSI R4850-512M OC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
    Corsair 400w PS
    Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

    cpuz validation
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=523824


    I filled in the template below with my current settings. So far I have been able to post and run some stress testing programs without any problems. IBT has done 10 passes at 100% passed though I did see 64c in Hardware monitor, typically it idles at 39-40c. Everest only gets it up to about 50c for some reason. Super Pi has been run to 32m with no problems. Prime 95 went for over an hour as well. I know I need to do a 24 hour run but wanted to be sure it was pretty close on the settings before I do that.

    Here is what I have so far, any comments are appreciated as I am sure some of this can be tweaked, especially the ram. Again, I am not looking for a 4ghz monster, just want to hit the sweet spot of speed and stability.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast (i switched this to Turbo, hope thats ok)
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 12
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.33


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266Mhz (wondering if 333 would be better as my ram should be able to handle it?)
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Auto

    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 (this did tighten up my timings on profile 2 but I am wondering if manual settings would be better?)
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto] (should I change this?)
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 4.00A (not sure if this is correct though it does show 3325mhz, 266 bus, 1064 fsb in cpuz)

    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................15

    Set all below to highest suggested first, then you can lower later one at a time

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................4
    tWTR..........................................4
    tWR............................................8
    tRFC...........................................72 (this seems high?)
    tRTP...........................................4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:0 (think I should def change this?)

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................Auto (should this be 1066?)

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< 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
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< 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
    Load Line Calibration.....................: Disabled
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:1.250 (in bios) CPUZ shows 1.200 (this ok? wondering if I should lower it slowly to see how low i can get it, did have it at 1.275 in bios but it seems to still be stable at 1.25)

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.200
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.550

    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: .762v <<< .64% Of Vtt (should I set to Auto?)

    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:(did not have this option)

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.200 (I have 2x2gb, should I drop to 1.1?)
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: leave (did not see this option)
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: auto

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 1.90 (OCZ website says my ram is 2.1-2.2v. was not posting at 1.8 unless I ran it at 800mhz)
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave (did not see these 3 options, maybe in another spot?)
    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 ..............[Enabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB


    Should i use a 333mhz Host Freq instead of 266 and then change the SPD/Latch settings? This still has me a bit confused tbh. I tried that and somehow ended up with a 1333 fsb in cpuz so I must have had the wrong setting in there. Maybe someone can post an example of how I would get to 1066 fsb with 333 host frequency?

    Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions, so far the new comp has run pretty well, it was super smooth on left 4 dead! Can't wait to see it on my plasma!
    Last edited by Captain Jack; 03-10-2009 at 11:50 AM. Reason: added cpuz validation
    Pentium Dual Core E5200
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
    OCZ Platinum 1066 2x2gb
    MSI 4850 Radeon
    WD 250GB sata
    Xigmatech S963 HDT Cooler
    Corsair 400CX PSU
    Win XP Home SP3

  2. #2

    Default Re: 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?

    Made some changes, got the vcore in bios down to 1.250 and the ram voltage to 1.9, did 10 passes on IBT at 100%!

    Just trying to figure out the rest, thanks in advance!
    Pentium Dual Core E5200
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
    OCZ Platinum 1066 2x2gb
    MSI 4850 Radeon
    WD 250GB sata
    Xigmatech S963 HDT Cooler
    Corsair 400CX PSU
    Win XP Home SP3

  3. #3
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?

    Hey, sorry for the late reply here I am backed up a few pages still!

    That sounds good, 10 passes on IBT!!

    So were clear on things, please post back your full settings again, and new questions since it sounds like things have changed or you got the hang of something.

    Let me know what you need further help with and I will be happy to help ya out

  4. #4

    Default Re: 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?

    Hey LSD, no problem on the late reply, looks like you have your hands full in this forum! Great community btw

    Anyway, not much has changed but I did lower the secondary timings on the ram. Just went into Everest and looked at what the ram was capable of and chose the settings for 400mhz. I think I can go tighter as I am running it at 266, but its completely stable where it is at and I don't want to trade off a few milliseconds for stability. I might still play with it though!

    I will post where it is at now since it might benefit someone else looking for a mild OC. Alot of the posts are trying to OC the crud out of these things which is great for bragging rights but not for an HTPC.

    Just had a run with Left for Dead and Bioshock last night and they are both smooth as butter with my 4850 on my 50" plasma, damn near orgasmic (ok, only a nerd would appreciate it, I admit it!)

    Here is where I ended up:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast (i had switched this to Turbo, but didnt' really notice anything so back to fast)
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 12
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.33


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266Mhz (might switch this to 333 and play with the mem multiplier but it seems to be fine at 266)
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Auto

    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 (left this at disabled)
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto] (left on auto)
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 4.00A (I think this was right as it got me to 1066)

    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control (according to everest my ram can do 3-4-4-10 at 266mhz with much tighter secondary timings but this seems fine for now)
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................15

    Set all below to highest suggested first, then you can lower later one at a time

    Advanced Timing Control (the only thing I really went back to tweak)
    tRRD...........................................3 was at 4
    tWTR..........................................3 was at 4
    tWR............................................6 was at 8
    tRFC...........................................54 was at 72
    tRTP...........................................3 was at 4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2 (was at 0 before, but that could not have been right)

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................1066 (switched from auto, works fine)

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< 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
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< 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
    Load Line Calibration.....................: Disabled
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:1.250 (in bios) CPUZ shows 1.200 (no stability probs and it seems to be well under the max so I will prob leave it on this)

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.200
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.550

    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: .762v <<< .64% Of Vtt (should I set to Auto?)

    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:(did not have this option)

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.200 (I have 2x2gb, should I drop to 1.1? - Still not sure about this one, I might try lowering it back to stock)
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: leave (did not see this option)
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: auto

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 1.90 (OCZ website says my ram is 2.1-2.2v. No post at 1.8 but 1.9 works fine so I left it here)
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave (did not see these 3 options, maybe in another spot?)
    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 ..............[Enabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB


    So, she is running fine at 3325mhz for a 33% OC. Have not done a 24 hour run on anything but 10 passes on IBT at 100% showed me that its not flakey. Idles at 43c with the case closed up and I might add an extraction fan as I only have 1 in the front atm. The only prob is that its pretty loud with the Vid card fan so I am reluctant to add another fan.

    Best $75 processor out there and in a year or so I can move up to a cheap quad! I'd better start reading all of those quad OC threads....
    Pentium Dual Core E5200
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
    OCZ Platinum 1066 2x2gb
    MSI 4850 Radeon
    WD 250GB sata
    Xigmatech S963 HDT Cooler
    Corsair 400CX PSU
    Win XP Home SP3

  5. #5
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?

    Ya, you wont be able to go lower then 555-112/15 main timings at 1066, especially with tRD (Static tRead) of 6. But loosening that up to even attempt it would be a waste, that is good tRD for 1066 speeds, 5 may work but maybe not depending on voltages (MCH Core, Vtt-Termination)

    Yes, leave CPU Ref on Auto as well as all other Ref voltages

    MCH Core is tricky on P45. Normally 2x2GB means more then stock voltage would be needed, but some work better under stock so you just have to try and see. This setting also will need more or less depending on the actual FSB Speed, Ram speed, tRD in use, and the Memory Multi/MCH Strap you are using. So you may get away with less, but maybe not without trading off something else like tRD which would not be worth it

    Ya, that 2.1-2.2V is just the max allowed under warranty, not always what it needs. I would expect at 1066 you would need 2.0v at least but hey if 1.9 works for you then great. If you ever get errors, I would bump this first to 1.95-2.0 and if that does not correct them then you would need to look into MCH Core voltage or Vtt voltages

    Options you do not see are just board specific, you have the "L" version which is the budget model so they are hidden and set to stock values.

    Ya, I would add you a exhaust fan just to prolong the life of things. Just get a real quite one, even very low RPM would be better then NO Fan.

    You like your 4850 eh, sounds like it works great on your plasma! I just picked me up two Sapphire 3870 toxic's, seems I am always a gen. or two behind when it comes to GFX, but I don't game so it does not bother me so much

    All looks very good man!

    *EDIT*

    Oops forgot to say, please set your PCI Express to 100 now so you dont maybe forget later if you overclock to 333 FSB. It's a good thing to get in the habit of noticing that it is set to 100

  6. #6

    Default Re: 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?

    Great, thanks for the follow up. I'll make those suggested changes but it sounds like I am in the right ball park.

    I too am usually a gen or two behind and this is the first time I have really gotten a "current" gfx card, but for $125 after rebate the 4850 was too good to pass up and everything looks really nice with some of the options turned up on it!

    Thanks again!
    Pentium Dual Core E5200
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
    OCZ Platinum 1066 2x2gb
    MSI 4850 Radeon
    WD 250GB sata
    Xigmatech S963 HDT Cooler
    Corsair 400CX PSU
    Win XP Home SP3

  7. #7
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: 3.2-3.3ghz E5200 / EP45UD3L Settings?

    Ya, it does look like you are coming along good man!

    Ya, I did look at some of the 48xx cards, but I wanted to go crossfire and that was just too pricey for me. I found 2 3870 Toxics on ebay one for $65 and the other for $70 so I think I did well for the price, especially since I don't game and just wanted crossfire for aesthetics and benchmarks

    Post back anytime!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •