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    Default EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Hi all,

    I have been reading on these forums for a long time now but this is the first time that I actually registered and posted.

    I recently thought of buying either an E8500 or just OCing the hell out of my E6400 first. I went for the latter. Now my system setup is the following (well for the bit that is interesting to OCing):

    EP45 DS3L rev1.0 F10 Bios, E6400, Geil DDR2 OCZ 800 (4x1GB), Noctua NH-U9B - the Rams are the same brand and make.
    I have read another thread and tried the settings Lsdmeasap suggested which where the following:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.2Ghz


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 400Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<<
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<<
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 0-50 Same as below
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 100-200 for 2x2, only for stability testing once you get going


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333]

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00 (the 333 latch)
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

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

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................6
    tWTR..........................................5
    tWR............................................6
    tRFC...........................................62
    tRTP...........................................6
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

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

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7 for 333 MCH)
    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.........................:7 for 333 MCH
    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
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.39-1.4

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: ....?? (where on earth is this stuff)

    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: ...??

    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: ....??
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......: ....??

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 1.15

    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< 1.55
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: .....?? (where is that in my bios?)

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.0
    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]

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

    These worked fine in F5 my load temps were a bit high at 66 degrees at 1.40 VCore. My problem now is that I can't OC my PC at all anymore in F10 and am not sure what it is I am doing wrong or have been doing wrong.

    I flashed the BIOS with QFlash (not @bios) and used the F10 supplied file. Then reset as the flash was done and loaded the fail-proof settings to go back to my FSB 267 Mhz, 2.13 Ghz and 800 Auto setting RAM. However, I would like to crank it back up to 3.2 GHz but the bios keeps giving me the warning continuous beeping if I put my settings to the above.

    Then I read that the settings for F5 are not necessarily the same as for F10 particularly with respect to voltage. Also the settings above are a copy from a GA P45-DS4 which are (as another user suggested) not necessarily the same between two mobos so I was wondering whether you had any more suggestions.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    In your next post, include a link to your ram's specs.
    OCZ is a ram vendor, and it is unlikely that Geil would use this in the model name. We need to know exactly which model ram you have.

    Some bios settings are not available in all ep45 mobos, or they might have different names. From the bios main menu, you might have to use <ctrl> <ctrl> [CTRL] + F1 to access some advanced bios settings.

    After flashing your bios, did you load FAIL SAFE settings or OPTIMIZED settings? FAIL SAFE settings can be problematic, use OPTIMIZED settings initially. The first thing you need to do is get your system stable at stock settings with no overclock.

    </ctrl></ctrl>Do you have a hard copy of your bios settings when you were using the F5 bios?

    It will be easier for us if you add a list of your system's major components to your signature.
    <ctrl><ctrl>
    Once your system is stable at stock speeds, we'll offer suggestions to get you back up to a maximum stable overclock.

    ========
    Here are some basics settings that will provide most mobo's with a stable system at stock settings:

    </ctrl></ctrl>Robust Graphics Booster ...............: [Fast]

    C.I.A.2 ......................................: [Disabled]

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: [Disabled] <-- to avoid overclocking problems

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type ........ Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore ............. 1.xxxxxV ......: [xxxx] <-- set to the value displayed in the bios
    CPU Termination ..... 1.200V*.......: [xxxx] <-- set to the value displayed in the bios
    CPU PL .................. 1.500V*.......: [xxxx] <-- set to the value displayed in the bios

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core .............. 1.100V .........: [1.20] <-- for 2x2GB, 1.05 need with some memory

    ICH I/O ................ 1.500V ..........: [xxxx] <-- set to the value displayed in the bios
    ICH Core .............. 1.100V ..........: [xxxx] <-- set to the value displayed in the bios

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ....... 1.800V............: [xxxx] <-- usually 1.80 - 2.10 volts (don't exceed max rated ram voltage)

    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.................: [Enabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] <-- disabled while overclocking
    <ctrl><ctrl>
    </ctrl></ctrl>
    Last edited by profJim; 04-14-2009 at 10:50 AM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Okies,

    I have updated my signature and included it all.
    Here is the link to my RAM.

    After I flashed the BIOS I loaded the fail safe settings not the optimised settings (I have as a result to your post loaded optimised settings). It is running stable on those as we speak, no freezes or anything like it.

    I have written down the previous settings in F5 which were the ones I posted at the beginning.

    My current version of BIOS is now back to the optimised defaults so everything is back to the settings below:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.13 GHz (266)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: Auto

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter] - Untouched
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<<
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<<
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<<
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<<


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [Turbo]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled - Can't see this option (also not in Ctrl + F1?)
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333]

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Auto]

    Standard Timing Control (on Auto)
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................18

    Advanced Timing Control [Auto]

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ Auto

    Channel A
    Channel B


    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Auto
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.325

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V.......: [Auto]

    CPU PLL…………………....1.550V.......: [Auto]

    CPU Referen.…………....0.805V.......: [Auto]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: [Auto]

    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: [Auto]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [Auto]
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]
    Last edited by Thorhall; 04-14-2009 at 01:21 PM.
    CPU: E6400 @ 2.66
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B
    Mobo: GA EP54-DS3L (rev 1.0) ~ Bios: F10
    RAM: 4x1GB Geil PC2-6400 DDR2-800 Dual Channel GX22GB6400DC @ 5-5-5-15
    Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora
    PSU: CoolerMaster RP-600-PCAR
    HDD: WD2500AAKS
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 940BW
    Speakers: Logitech Z-340
    GFX: Sapphire Radeon HD4870 512


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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Lsdme's suggestions were for a different mobo. Now that you're using optimized settings there are several settings that will give you a nice o/c.

    Lsdme is back from his "mini-vacation" and can help you. I'll still be watching your thread in case he gets tied up.

    The ball is now in his court.
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Eeks I am slipping to page three!
    CPU: E6400 @ 2.66
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B
    Mobo: GA EP54-DS3L (rev 1.0) ~ Bios: F10
    RAM: 4x1GB Geil PC2-6400 DDR2-800 Dual Channel GX22GB6400DC @ 5-5-5-15
    Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora
    PSU: CoolerMaster RP-600-PCAR
    HDD: WD2500AAKS
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 940BW
    Speakers: Logitech Z-340
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    OK, now you'll be back on page one. Your DS3L doesn't have all the bios settings that other P45's have. On your mobo always press [CTRL] + F1 before entering the MIT bios section.

    1) Change your settings to those that I listed in post #2.
    1a) MCH Core .............. 1.100V .........: [1.15] <-- for 4x1GB <-- 1.10 might work, if not, try 1.15 - 1.2 (whichever is available in your bios)

    2) Make the following changes:
    If there is an FSB Overvoltage setting, increase this by +0.10 volts <-- +0.20 might be needed

    MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.66 GHz (333)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled] <-- ENABLED
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter] - Untouched
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<<
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<<
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<<
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<<


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled - Can't see this option <-- ignore this
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333]

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto <-- AUTO will set this to 2.40 for 800 MHz memory speed
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Auto] <-- MANUAL

    Standard Timing Control (on Auto)
    CAS Latency Time........................5 <-- manually set this value
    tRCD .........................................5 <-- manually set this value
    tRP'...........................................5 <-- manually set this value
    tRAS..........................................15 <-- manuall set this value

    Advanced Timing Control [Auto]

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ Auto

    Channel A
    Channel B


    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….………..... 1.3250.......: [AUTO] <-- manually set this to the value displayed in your bios

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V.......: [Auto] <-- manually set this to the value displayed in your bios

    CPU PLL…………………....1.550V.......: [Auto] <-- manually set this to the value displayed in your bios

    CPU Referen.…………....0.805V.......: [Auto]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: [Auto] <-- see note "1a)" above

    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: [Auto] <-- manually set this to the value displayed in your bios

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [Auto] <-- 1.90
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Enabled] <-- DISABLED
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled] <-- DISABLED
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled] <-- DISABLED

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled] <-- DISABLED

    ========
    Save settings and exit (reboot)

    Run Memtest86+, if there are no errors (at least 6 complete passes), continue stress testing with Prime95, OCCT, or Orthos for a least 3 - 6 hours, overnight testing is best. If there are any errors or problems, give details, don't just say XXXX failed.

    Next post:
    1) Iinclude the bios settings you used, don't just copy these, manually enter your settings and add [AUTO] where appropriate. Include any additional MIT bios settings from your bios to your post.

    2) Include a screen shot of Memset; press the SPD and ">>" tabs to include additional memory settings.

    If stable, next step is 400 MHz cpu host frequency.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
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    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Ya, sorry page 3 was going to get you to me faster then page one. Anyway I am back now and can help anytime. Just dont worry about your place in the pages as I try o get to all new posts each night, if not the next day when I get back. If you take your post back to page one I may not see if for a while

    If you want my suggestions feel free to let me know what CPU Speed you want to run and I will give you a full suggested list of settings for that speed

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Okayyyyy.
    First of all thanks for the tailored response =D

    So below I have all the settings that I can find in my BIOS with the values that are in there now and I have added all the lines that were missing (Ctrl + 1 doesn't change anything )

    There is also supposed to be a ss of memset but I have to figure out how to attach more than one file or include it as a picture *scratcheshead...
    embarrassing I know...I am more of a gamer less of a forum poster (or so my excuse for being a nub) =P

    I have run memtest so far and done 6 passes with no errors whatsoever. I have also done some preliminary stability testing with orthos and nothing has frozen so far but will run another overnight test as well.

    So yay!!! First hurdle taken!



    MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.66 GHz (333)

    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: [800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: [800mV]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: [0ps]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: [0ps]


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [Standard]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [2.40 B]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    CAS Latency Time........................5 [5]
    tRCD .........................................5 [5]
    tRP'...........................................5 [5]
    tRAS..........................................18 [15]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD.........................................3 [Auto]
    tWTR........................................3 [Auto]
    tWR..........................................6 [Auto]
    tRFC.........................................52 [Auto]
    tRTP.........................................3 [Auto]
    Command Rate............................0 [Auto]

    Channel A Timing Settings [Enter]

    Static tRead Value........................7 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 0 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 1 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 2 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 3 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]

    Trd3rd (Different Rank)..................6 [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)..................6 [Auto]
    Twr2rd (Different Rank).................5 [Auto]
    Trd2wr (Same/Different Rank).........8 [Auto]

    DIMM1 Clock Skew Control..............[Auto]
    DIMM2 Clock Skew Control..............[Auto]
    DDR Write Training.........................[Auto]

    Channel A Driving Settings [Enter]

    Driving Strengths Profile.................[Auto]
    Data Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Cmd Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Clk Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]

    Driving Strengths Profile.................[Auto]
    Data Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Cmd Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Clk Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]

    Channel B Timing Settings [Enter]

    Static tRead Value........................7 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 0 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 1 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 2 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]
    tRD Phase 3 Adjustment.................0 [Auto]

    Trd3rd (Different Rank)..................6 [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)..................6 [Auto]
    Twr2rd (Different Rank).................5 [Auto]
    Trd2wr (Same/Different Rank).........8 [Auto]

    DIMM1 Clock Skew Control..............[Auto]
    DIMM2 Clock Skew Control..............[Auto]
    DDR Write Training.........................[Auto]

    Channel B Driving Settings [Enter]

    Driving Strengths Profile.................[Auto]
    Data Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Cmd Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Clk Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]

    Driving Strengths Profile.................[Auto]
    Data Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Cmd Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]
    Clk Driving Pull-Up Level...............[Auto]


    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... [Manual]
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….………..... 1.3250.......: [1.32500V]

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V.......: [1.200V]

    CPU PLL…………………....1.550V.......: [1.550V]

    CPU Referen.…………....0.85V.......: [Auto]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: [1.100V]
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........: [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: [1.550V]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [1.900V]

    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]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled]

    Last edited by Thorhall; 04-17-2009 at 08:17 PM.
    CPU: E6400 @ 2.66
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B
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    RAM: 4x1GB Geil PC2-6400 DDR2-800 Dual Channel GX22GB6400DC @ 5-5-5-15
    Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora
    PSU: CoolerMaster RP-600-PCAR
    HDD: WD2500AAKS
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 940BW
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Before you make any new changes, use the bios PROFILES feature to save your stable 333 MHz settings.
    1) F11 = save current settings.
    2) Enter a name for this profile, such as 333stable.
    3) Save this profile and return to the bios main menu.

    Using your latest (333 MHz) bios settings, change:

    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 401 Mhz (note: 400 might cause problems)

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [2.40 B] <-- change to 2.00B

    Driving Strengths Profile..................: [AUTO] <-- change to 1066 [changes for channels A and B]

    CPU Vcore….………..... 1.3250.......: [1.32500V] <-- change to 1.33125 (1 setting higher)

    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: [1.100V] <-- change to 1.15 (1.20 might be needed)

    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [1.900V] <-- change to 1.92 (1 setting higher)
    After you've saved settings and exited, re-enter the bios and view the dram voltage in the PC HEALTH screen and note this setting.

    Rerun Memtest86+ and extended stability tests.

    Once we've reached a final stable o/c, we'll tweak the memory settings for best performance.

    When you post your results, be sure to include another Memset screen shot.

    Have fun!!


    Last edited by profJim; 04-20-2009 at 10:58 AM.
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L rev1.0, E6400, 4x1GB RAM, need overclock help

    Hi again,

    so I saved my current settings, and adjusted to what you suggested. Which is still the stuff below:

    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 401 Mhz (note: 400 might cause problems)

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [2.40 B] <-- change to 2.00B

    Driving Strengths Profile..................: [AUTO] <-- change to 1066 [changes for channels A and B]

    CPU Vcore….………..... 1.3250.......: [1.32500V] <-- change to 1.33125

    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: [1.100V] <-- change to 1.16

    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [1.900V] <-- change to 1.92


    The system does not post with these settings. I get to the point of windows starting to load but then it resets. I used MCH Core of 1.16,1.18 and 1.20 as you suggested but all three failed to post. Next step would be use the above settings and up the Vcore? (I am trying to find a structure to this madness ).
    Apart from that....where do you guys actually 'know' what you all have to tweak? While it is nice to have someone do all the work 'for' me...I'd like to understand it a bit more. In particular why you change voltages etc...might have to find the appropriate thread somewhere in here.
    CPU: E6400 @ 2.66
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B
    Mobo: GA EP54-DS3L (rev 1.0) ~ Bios: F10
    RAM: 4x1GB Geil PC2-6400 DDR2-800 Dual Channel GX22GB6400DC @ 5-5-5-15
    Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora
    PSU: CoolerMaster RP-600-PCAR
    HDD: WD2500AAKS
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 940BW
    Speakers: Logitech Z-340
    GFX: Sapphire Radeon HD4870 512


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