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    Default overclocking with a Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48

    Hi Every one

    Just git this board and was wondering if any one has done anything with one? any hints/tips/ etc to get me started it will by using a E6600 for now till funds allow an upgrade tpa E8400 will add the rest of the spec if required

    Thanks Dave

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    Default Re: overclocking with a Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48

    Hi Rembrandt, Firstly I have to say that you have a winner of a board there dude. I have the very same cranking a E8500 to 3.8Ghz. Now I really need to know what ram you have to give you a proper guide to what to do but lets just assume your using 800Mhz DDR2 like me. Now the easiest and bestest way to overclock your processor would be to up the Front Side Bus or FSB. I would try this, First Load Optimum Defaults. ok. Then after a save and restart go back in and go to the MIT and set you CPU Host frequency or what ever its called your default is 266Mhz to say 400Mhz yeah. Then lower your Multiplier to 8. That will give you a nice overclock to 3.2Ghz. Make sure you set your PCI-E Frequency Manually to 100Mhz, and also go right to the bottom of that screen and set you CPU Voltage Manually to your Stock VCORE, not sure what the Q6600 Is but you should know. its probably around 1.3volts or something, anyway the bottom volt. leave all other volts to manual but normal. Depending on your ram you may need to bump it up .1v or something. make sure you set your RAM multiplier manually to reflect your correct Mhz for ram. And set your ram settings manually just the top section not the hard core settings just leave them on auto. Now leave Robust Graphics thinggy on auto or standard (sorry my wife is on my other computer and im on my X48 machine so I cant look in the BIOS right now, My memory is a bit fuzzy at the moment) and your memory thing dont put on turbo just standard will do or normal. What BIOS are you using? ANyway that will get you started see what happens with those settings. Sorry if its a little hard for you to follow. I will try and do better soon.
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    Default Re: overclocking with a Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48

    EDIT: You may need to bump the Vcore to 1.35V to get stable above 3Ghz but try a 7 Multi first and see what happens with 2.8Ghz. IDK just give it a burn. You wont hurt nothin. just make sure you watch temps with real temp or something like that.

    It all depends on what ram you have. I have suggested a FSB of 400 so you can have a nice easy 1:1 RAM:FSB ratio, but People are running the Q6600 @ about 3Ghz easy with 333X9 so maybe try that, might not get as hot. Just make sure you set your RAM speed up correctly then Run PRIME 95 for a few hours after you get it started and see what the temps are and if its stable.
    Last edited by NimrodAUS; 05-17-2009 at 03:34 PM.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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    Default Re: overclocking with a Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48

    Thanks for the reply The ram I have is OCZ 4x1g platuinum 800Mhz but I also have 2x2gb of OCZ reaper 1066

    cheers Dave

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    Default Re: overclocking with a Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48

    Ok Kewl well really it doesnt matter what FSB you choose but Id probably go with the 1066 Ram 2 x 2 config. Set the memory multi to show the ram @ 1066 and set the timmings as per spec. i.e My Corsair XMS2 is 5-5-5-18 @1.8volts. I dont know the specs of your ram but you will be able to google it easy if you have the model number on the sticker. So have you tried anything yet????????
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------

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    Default Re: overclocking with a Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 Intel X48

    havent had time yet been to busy hoping to one night this week

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