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    Default Overclock Suggestions: EP45-UD3P w/Q9400

    Any suggestions on what the best overclock settings would be for my build? Here are the specs and thanks in advance:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 with Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
    GPU: EVGA GTS 250
    Memory: 8GB G.Skill DDR2-1066
    PSU: Antec 850 Watt TruePower Quattro

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    Default Re: Overclock Suggestions: EP45-UD3P w/Q9400

    What do you want to run? You will have a hard time running 8GB at 1066, 900-1000 will be much easier

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    Default Re: Overclock Suggestions: EP45-UD3P w/Q9400

    I just want to make it faster. Maybe 3.4 to 3.6 range? More if possible.

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    Default Re: Overclock Suggestions: EP45-UD3P w/Q9400

    Nobody has any other suggestions?
    Last edited by Oogy; 04-22-2009 at 11:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Overclock Suggestions: EP45-UD3P w/Q9400

    It looks like Lsdme is away from the forums for a few days.

    I can help you with your o/c starting on Thursday or Friday night.

    Check out this post for info that we'll need before we can make recommended bios settings for your o/c.

    If you're not familiar with saving and loading bios PROFILES, read the first part of this post.
    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 My Current Bios Settings

    Here are all of my current bios settings. To get my system stable with 8 GB of 1066 ram, I had to underclock it to 800, up the DRAM Voltage from 1.8V to 2.080V, and change the timings to 6,6,6,18. So that is what I am starting with. I would like to get to 3.4 or 3.6 on air cooling. Thanks!

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: +0.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.66 GHz (333x8)


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

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


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800 mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 900 mV
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 0ps


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [2.40B]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 6
    tRCD ......................................... 6
    tRP'........................................... 6
    tRAS.......................................... 18


    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 4 [Auto]
    tWTR.......................................... 4 [Auto]
    tWR............................................ 8 [Auto]
    tRFC........................................... 68 [Auto]
    tRTP........................................... 4 [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:0 [Auto]

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

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................: 8 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................: 1 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................: 0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................: 0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................: 0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................: 6 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................: 6 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................: 5 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................: 8 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    DDR Write Training..........................: Auto

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................: 8 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................: 1 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................: 0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................: 0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................: 0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................: 6 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................: 6 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................: 5 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................: 8 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    DDR Write Training..........................: Auto

    Motherboard Voltage Control

    CPU
    Load-Line Calibration....................: [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore….………... .1.21250V.......: [Auto]
    CPU Termination…........1.200V.......: [Auto]
    CPU PLL…………………......1.500V.......: [Auto]
    CPU Referen.……….….....0.755V.......: [Auto]


    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: [Auto]
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........: [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: [Auto]
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: [Auto]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [2.080V]
    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]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: Disabled
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    USB Storage Function........................[Enabled]

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    Default Re: Overclock Suggestions: EP45-UD3P w/Q9400

    To make it easier for us, please add your system components to your signature, and include your mobo rev#, bios version, cpu cooler, etc.
    Add a link to your ram's full specifications.

    To reach 3.6 GHz, your cpu will need to run at 450 MHz and your ram will need to be stable at DDR2-900 speeds. With 8GB of memory, memory speeds of 1000 MHz are often possible at rated memory timings.

    Leave your cpu host frequency = 333 MHz for initial testing.

    We need to know the limits of your memory, especially when using 8 GB.
    Make the following bios changes:

    Static tRead Value............8............: [Auto] <-- set to 7 for now (both memory channels

    CPU Vcore..................1.21250V.......: [Auto] <-- set to the value displayed in the bios
    CPU Termination…........1.200V..........: [Auto] <-- set to 1.20 for now
    CPU PLL…........…........,1.500V..........: [Auto] <-- set to 1.50 for now

    MCH Core…........….......1.100V..........: [Auto] <-- set to 1.28 for now (1.30 or more might be needed)

    ICH I/O…........…..........1.500V...........: [Auto] <-- set to 1.50 for now
    ICH Core…........…........1.100V...........: [Auto] <-- set to 1.10 for now

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled] <-- OK
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled] <-- OK
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Enabled] <-- set to Disabled while over-clocking
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled] <-- OK
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled] <-- OK
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled] <-- OK
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled] <-- set to Disabled while over-clocking
    Virtualization Technology.................: [Disabled] <-- OK

    Integrated Peripherals
    USB Storage Function........................[Enabled] <-- set to Disabled while over-clocking (This needs to be Enabled if you want to boot or flash from a USB device)

    Save these settings and test for stability using:

    Memtest86+ (4 full passes minimum)
    Intel BurnTest (IBT) using 5 - 10 test-setting for 1 full test (watch your temperatures!!)
    Prime95, OCCT, or Orthos for at least 6 hours (longer is better)

    If any of these tests generate even 1 error, stop further testing and post the error details (program that failed, run time of error, error type, etc.). If you're into gaming include several hours of the most demanding games you have.

    Post your test results and include a screen-shot that has:
    Memset using the SPD and ">>" panels
    cpu-z main screen
    EasyTune6 --> Tuner tab --> Advance tab --> Voltage tab

    Once your system is fully stable, the next setup will use the 2.66D system memory multiplier to run your memory at 888 MHz.

    After these tests, we will test with higher cpu over-clocks.

    Check this post if you are not familiar with saving and loading bios profiles.
    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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