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    Default Re: Overclocking with EP45-UD3R and Q6600

    I think all the air quad people are looking at 500 fsb as top speed on air whether its 65nm or 45 nm(normal intel desktop quads that is,not xeons.

    Then duals can go higher not beacause they are better cpus,but because they put less strain on the system.
    A quad with same l2 cache running at the same speed as a dual should be better.
    Thats why duals are better for gaming cos v few quad cpu games out there.

    From all the posts there doesnt seem to be any difference between ud3 boards for overclocking unless its a ddr3 variation or dual gx cards.
    Find your memory and a quad on a UD3 post and you should get a lot of info.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
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    Well, time and overclocking march on. I'm up to 3.4GHz and would like comments on my settings. So far so good, but I'll comment further at the bottom of the post.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

    Robust Graphics Booster .................: [AUTO]
    CPU Clock Ratio .........................: 8
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.400

    Clock Chip Control

    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control...................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ................: 425Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .............: 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
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch.................: [AUTO]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ................: 1020Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

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

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD....................................3
    tWTR....................................3
    tWR.....................................4
    tRFC...................................52
    tRTP....................................3
    Command Rate (CMD) .....................2

    Driving Strength Profiles A/B

    Driving Strength Profile...............:1066
    Data Driving Pull-Up Level.............:[AUTO]
    Cmd Driving Pull-Up Level..............:[AUTO]
    Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level.............:[AUTO]
    Clk Driving Pull-Up Level..............:[AUTO]
    Data Driving Pull-Down Level...........:[AUTO]
    Cmd Driving Pull-Down Level............:[AUTO]
    Ctrl Driving Pull-Down Level...........:[AUTO]
    Clk Driving Pull-Down Level............:[AUTO]

    Channel A/B Timing Settings

    Static tRead Value.....................:10
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment..................:[Auto]
    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]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:[Auto]

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type...........................:[MANUAL]
    Load line Callibration.................:[ENABLED]

    CPU
    CPU Vcore..............................:1.35000V
    CPU Termination........................:1.400V
    CPU PLL................................:1.570V

    CPU Referen............................:[AUTO]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core...............................:1.240V
    MCH Reference..........................:[AUTO]
    MCH/DRAM Ref...........................:[AUTO]
    ICH I/O................................:1.570V
    ICH Core...............................:1.200V

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage...........................:2.0V
    DRAM Termination ......................:[AUTO]
    Channel A Reference....................:[AUTO]
    Channel B Reference....................:[AUTO]

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3..................:[DISABLED]
    No-Execute Memory Protect..............:[ENABLED]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................:[DISABLED]
    C2/C2E State Support...................:[DISABLED]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ............:[ENABLED]
    CPU EIST Function......................:[DISABLED]
    Virtualization Technology..............:[DISABLED]

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

    As I may have mentioned before, electric bills and desert temperatures don't give me a break when trying to minimize ambient temperatures.

    At 3am this morning, the temp was 22.7C inside, but is rising every night.
    During the day, it is more like 26.1C inside. Looking at 38.3C outside tomorrow. And soon 43.3C outside everyday. Phoenix has cheap housing and huge electric bills. Always tradeoffs.

    At 3am at idle Core 0 39C
    Core 1 35C
    Core 2 33C
    Core 3 32C

    Have run the Intel burn test twice (only 5 iterations) successfully during the day and night... no issues, although the highest temp in core 0 and 1 did hit 70C. That is a nasty alarm that goes off when you hit the temperature you want to know about, set at 70C on my motherboard. Think the saving grace is my Antec 900 case. All these fans are set to high speed: two 120mm fans in the front. One 120mm fan on the side and upper back, the 210?mm on top and the fans on the video card, PS and the CPU cooler. From what I've read (a lot) there is a dimes worth of difference between the top coolers and my Red Scorpion, it seems to fare pretty well in the tests. Still experimenting with application of the Arctic Silver 5 that I use. The cooler is not a killer but it holds it's own. Still water is probably the answer...but so is $$$. I haven't seen a good water unit for under $200 USD.

    So again, comments welcome and encouraged. If this can be tweaked to 3.6GHz, that would be more icing on the cake. I consider 3.4GHz to be just fine too. Am afraid without a more robust cooling solution, I'm going to stay here. Feel free to convince me otherwise. In any event, if any setting stands out as too high, am happy to back it off and test. Like the house of cards, you don't want to change the wrong setting and have it all come down.

    Yes, I know I need to do extended runs of say Prime95, but I do know the Intel test isn't particularly easy and normally I don't put near that much strain on the system unless I'm doing Folding@Home.

    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited by OldGeek; 05-06-2009 at 12:53 PM. Reason: Found 3.6 Post by LSDme


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    Default Re: Overclocking with EP45-UD3R and Q6600

    Help with q6600 and ep45-ud3r.
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    Nice numbers, worth a try lest there are any objections.
    Last edited by OldGeek; 05-06-2009 at 12:55 PM. Reason: Found a new post by LSDme


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    Default Re: Overclocking with EP45-UD3R and Q6600

    Your core temps at 3.4ghz are high enough. My opinion is that you can't get stable at 3.6 with this cooler (eventhough your vid is very good). But , if you want to try :

    Set cpu host at 450 with the same strap (2.40b). Raize your memory voltage at 2.1volt and set the advanced memory timings to auto.

    Raize your vcore at 1.4125 in bios (during stress time , this has to be at 1.4) and lower cpu term to 1.28-1.30. Also set the mch core to 1.34 - 1.38 , and set No-Execute Memory Protect and CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) disabled.

    Run linx for 10rounds and check your temps , if you see >70 then i wouldn't suggest to keep it for 24/7.

    Try the above settings and write back. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Overclocking with EP45-UD3R and Q6600

    Mathewgx, thanks for your insight. I will try the numbers you gave me. One of my main issues with my cooler is those damn friction pins. I have reinstalled 4 times and no temperature has changed. Core 0 still runs the warmest, by some 4-5 deg C. Have even tried mounting the cooler horizontal versus vertical... reduced cooling, I am using vertical now which blows the heat over the cooler fins and immediately out the 120mm fan on the back of the case. I have attempted to see if there is any evidence that the connection is not tight. I found no such evidence. However, I found on Newegg the XIGMATEK ACK-I7361 connector that works on the 775 and although you have to remove the motherboard, you end up with a solid connection.

    One thought that I haven't come to a decision on is how much thermal compound to use and how to apply it. Put a dollop the size of a grain of rice on each of the heat pipes. My question, will this fill the "gap" between the heat pipe and the block... i.e. the juction of the heat pipe and the heat block? If not, you don't have a uniform heat sink. Is that even an issue? Any thought on the application of the thermal compound, let alone the brand will be appreciated.

    Thanks.


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    Default Re: Overclocking with EP45-UD3R and Q6600

    Well 3.6 AND IBT. Yep the numbers made it work... except for core max temps. 85,84 and two 83s. I guess that's good news and bad news. I know with water, it would have to be practical. With air, without stress, it works in the 50's. For now back to 3.4GHz... I love the memory. 1.8V and runs perfect at 3.4.

    Thanks for everyones help.


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