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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    Dual channel interleaved is perfect.

    I'm at a loss as to why you seem to be getting less performance. It's a shame, but there is a nice easy (ish) remedy.... Your Q6700 should be more than happy to run at 3.2GHz, maybe on stock cooling but keep an eye on temps. X48 should handle Quad clocking nicely, and your new ATI card would be well at home with a CPU speed of at least 3-3.2GHz.

    Which card are you getting BTW?

    The 4890 overclocks really good, possibly to 1GHz core with some aftermarket cooling. 4870's are nice and cheap now, and almost as good.

    If you're on a budget like me, a 4850 is sweet, clocks well etc, and the new 4770 is almost as good, but cheaper still. Either of these won't be a step up from your 9800GTX+ though. the 4850 beats it sometimes, other times the Nvidia card pulls ahead.

    You aren't a "noob". I hate that word, after playing World of Warcraft for 3 years, I cringe at the mere sight of it. Everyone is new at some time, and the X48 boards are enthusiast oriented. They have loads of settings, some of which you may never need, unless you're going for over-clocking world records. You're doing just fine. As long as you're learning, what more can you do?
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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    Well Put Psycho101. The 4800 Series ATI cards rock. I also have the HD4850 and it was a good step up from my old 8800GT Nvidia. I am also at a loss to understand why your system is noticably slower. What I can suggest is running a Disk Proformance tool like HD TUNE and post a pic of the test and let us analys it a bit. HD Tune it will give us an idea anyway. Did you update your BIOS yet? If not I would do that anyway. Follow these steps http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/ .
    Also just confirm in windows by right clicking on Computer and going to properties what windows see's your CPU Clock speed @. I have had a wiered thing happen with X64 Vista the first time and everything was super slow.
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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    Looks like all is well now right? If so, great to see you have learned some!!

    And yes, I agree Noob is a terrible word because we ALL have to learn something new everyday

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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    Hi, sorry for my late reply. Been really busy at work.
    Psycho101. Thanks for the advice about ocing it but before i do im going to give it a little longer, see if something else can be done.
    The card im hoping to get will be the ATI 4870 or possibly the 4890 if funds permit.
    Well when i say funds permit i really mean if the wife lets me.
    NimrodAUS. Thanks for the links. Ill try HD Tune and see what it tells me. Il also have a look at that guid and then flash my bios. Thanks again for that.
    Lsdmeasap (great name by the way)Hopefull the bios update will sort me out and yes, thanks to Psycho101 and NimrodAUS im learning a great deal :)
    Ill post back when ive done the bios.
    Thanks again guys
    Sheffieldf :)

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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    Hi again all. Right, im about to update my BIOS (finaly got enough time from work,, slave drivers they are!!!...lol) from F1 to the latest Beta and im just wondering if there is anything i should bare in mind.
    Im using a 1gig FAT32 patition on another hdd to do the update.
    Ive downloaded the lates BIOS from Gigabyte (motherboard_bios_ga-x48-ds4_1.3_f3b)
    When i update the bios ill be unplugging my C drive just to be safe so as far as i can see im all set.
    Are there any other steps i need to take to make sure it goes smoothly and without incidents.
    Sorry for all these question, i guess im just nervous something will go wrong.
    Thanks in advance.

    Sheffield :)

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    Sounds fine to me. I'd make sure there's no way your electricity could be cut off. My main electric board in the house has a sensative trip switch, it sometimes flips out when someone puts the kettle on, so as a precaution I hide the kettle power lead until I've finished flashing the BIOS.

    You can flash from USB drive too if you wish. I've done this. In fact as my drives are all NTFS, the only way I can flash is from USB. It works great, but remember it needs Legacy USB Storage Detect enabled in the advanced section of the BIOS (if your board has that setting.

    No pressure on the overclocking. However my stock CPU was really holding my 4850 back, so likely your 4890/4870 will be even more bottle necked.

    I would bet money on your CPU working great with the FSB set to 333, on a 9x multiplier, with a 3.2B memory multi. You probably wouldn't need to touch any voltages, and it would help freme rates in game by a surprising amount. This OC should be fine for stock cooling and above average ambient temps.

    Have a read and do some research, and it might give you confidence to try it. You are always welcome to post here too. People will no doubt be pleased to help. Here are some links you might find useful. The first is a review of the Q6700, including OC results. The other guide is geared towards the Q6600, but should apply to your CPU too. You have the advantage of a 10x multi, so you could possibly do even better than those results.

    HEXUS.net - Review :: Core 2 Quad G0-stepping overclocking - Q6700 retail. How high will it go? : Page - 1/6

    bit-tech.net | Overclocking Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600
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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    SUCCESS!!!!!!
    Bios updated with no problems at all. Thanks so much you guys. :)
    Im just about to try the overclocking now and see what happens.
    Ive also now got access to the advanced features in the bios.
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    Advanced Bios Features
    
    CPU Multi-Threading...............:
    Limit CPUID Max to 3..............:
    No-Execute Memory Protect.........:
    CPU Enhanced Halt(CIE)............:
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2.............:
    CPU EIST Function.................:
    Virtuaalization Technology........:
    What would be the best settings for the the now unhidden features?
    Ive already set EIST & C1E to off but do i need to change the others.
    Thanks so much for all the help, ive learnt a great deal and its sparked my interest in overclocking too. I wont get too ****y though, small steps are the key i think
    You guys are just the tops.
    Thanks once again

    Sheffield (Lee) :)

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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    Best settings ate as follows:

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    MB Intelligent Tweaker (MIT)
    
    Advanced Bios Features
    
    CPU Multi-Threading...............: Enabled
    Limit CPUID Max to 3..............: Disabled
    No-Execute Memory Protect.........: Enabled (Hardware support for Windows No Execute Protection)
    CPU Enhanced Halt(CIE)............: Enabled <--Power Saving
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2.............: Enabled <-- Thermal Protection
    CPU EIST Function.................: Enabled <-- Power Saving
    Virtuaalization Technology........: If you use Virtual Machines, Enabled. If you don't, or don't even know what a Virtual Machine is then Disabled
    If you do decide to over clock, disable C1E and EIST (SpeedStep) until you are stable, then see if stability is maintained with them on.

    Note that with Speedstep and C1E enabled, your multiplier will be lowered automatically at idle, meaning you'll get a lower reported clock speed from programs such as CPU-Z. This makes no difference to performance, and as soon as a program starts utilising the CPU, SpeedStep will inicrease the multiplier seamlessly.

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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    hi guys, ive just been reading this thread and have a similar system myself. i cannot for the life of me get any overclock to stick no matter what i try. only real difference is i have 8gb of ddr2 800mhz ram and 4870 in crossfire.

    issue is once i change the host setting to 320 and try and change the ram multi to resemble 800mhz, save + exit. it will post right up until the memory test to which it will then shut down and revert back to stock settings. it's really quite frustrating.

    apologise for hijacking the thread by the way :) any info would be greatly appreciated

    MB Intelligent Tweaker (MIT)
    Robust Graphics Booster...........:Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio...................:10x
    CPU Frequency.....................:3.20GHz (320x10)
    CPU Host Clock Control............:Enabled
    CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)...........:320
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz).......:100 or Auto
    C.I.A.2...........................:Disabled
    Performance Enhance...............:Standard
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)....:2.50A
    Memory Frequency(Mhz).............:800MHz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ...........:Manual
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time (tCL)............:4
    DRAM RAS# to CAS# (tRCD).........:4
    DRAM RAS# Precharge (tRP).........:4
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)............:12
    Advanced Timing Control
    ACT to ACT Delay(tRRD)............:3
    Rank Write to READ Delay (tWTR)...:3
    Write To Precharge Delay (tWR)....:6
    Refresh to ACT Delay (tRFC).......:52
    Read To Precharge Delay (tRTP)....:3
    Static tREAD Value (tRD)..........:5
    Static tREAD Phase Adj............:1
    Command Rate (CMD)................:2
    Clock Driving and Skew Control
    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control...:800mV
    CPU Clock Skew Control............:Normal
    (G)MCH Clock Skew Control.........:Normal
    System Voltage Control () = Base Voltages - Manual
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control...(1.50v):+0.30V
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control.,(1.50v):+0.05V
    FSB OverVoltage Control....(1.10v):+0.05V
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control,(1.45v):+0.025V
    CPU GTLREF1 Voltage*.......(67%)..:N/A
    CPU GTLREF2 Voltage*.......(61%)..:N/A
    Loadline Calibration..............:Auto
    CPU Voltage Control...............:1.38125V
    Normal CPU Vcore..................:1.28750V
    Note: * Hidden Features Press [CTRL] + [F1] from main Menu to Access
    Advanced Bios Features
    CPU Multi-Threading...............:N/A
    Limit CPUID Max to 3..............:N/A
    No-Execute Memory Protect.........:N/A
    CPU Enhanced Halt(CIE)............:N/A
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2.............:N/A
    CPU EIST Function.................:N/A
    Virtuaalization Technology........:N/A
    Last edited by broke; 04-21-2010 at 04:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Advice needed for a GA-x48-DS4

    No problem posting here buddy! This was an older thread anyway, so they wont mind :)

    What CPU are you using? And can you please link to your memory or give the model # and tell us how much you have.

    Try these settings and see if you have any luck

    MB Intelligent Tweaker (MIT)

    Robust Graphics Booster...........:Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio...................:10x
    CPU Frequency.....................:3.20GHz (320x10)
    CPU Host Clock Control............:Enabled
    CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)...........:320
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz).......:100

    C.I.A.2...........................:Disabled

    Performance Enhance...............:Standard
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)....:2.50A << Try 2.40B for now until I know what CPU you have
    Memory Frequency(Mhz).............:800MHz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ...........:Manual

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time (tCL)............:4
    DRAM RAS# to CAS# (tRCD).........:4
    DRAM RAS# Precharge (tRP).........:4
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)............:12

    Advanced Timing Control
    ACT to ACT Delay(tRRD)............:3
    Rank Write to READ Delay (tWTR)...:3
    Write To Precharge Delay (tWR)....:6
    Refresh to ACT Delay (tRFC).......:52
    Read To Precharge Delay (tRTP)....:3
    Static tREAD Value (tRD)..........:5 << Set 6-7 for now
    Static tREAD Phase Adj............:1 << Set Auto
    Command Rate (CMD)................:2

    Clock Driving and Skew Control
    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control...:800mV
    CPU Clock Skew Control............:Normal << Auto
    (G)MCH Clock Skew Control.........:Normal << Auto

    System Voltage Control () = Base Voltages - Manual
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control...(1.50v):+0.30V
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control.,(1.50v):+0.05V
    FSB OverVoltage Control....(1.10v):+0.05V << Set +0.1
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control,(1.45v):+0.025V << Set +0.2-0.3
    CPU GTLREF1 Voltage*.......(67%)..:N/A
    CPU GTLREF2 Voltage*.......(61%)..:N/A
    Loadline Calibration..............:Auto << Enabled
    CPU Voltage Control...............:1.38125V
    Normal CPU Vcore..................:1.28750V
    Note: * Hidden Features Press [CTRL] + [F1] from main Menu to Access

    Advanced Bios Features
    CPU Multi-Threading...............:N/A Enabled if you have
    Limit CPUID Max to 3..............:N/A [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect.........:N/A [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt(CIE)............:N/A [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2.............:N/A [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.................:N/A [Disabled]
    Virtuaalization Technology........:N/A [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC

    ^^ Why all the N/A's? ^^

    Those are in your BIOS for sure, in the Advanced BIOS page, please set them as instructed above.

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