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Thread: P35-DS3L + Q9550 overclock help needed

  1. #11
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    Default Re: P35-DS3L + Q9550 overclock help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by GanjaStar View Post
    Anyways im happy with 3.4 for now. Its amazing but my minimum fps in team fortress 2 and l4d has literally doubled with a Q9550 compared to an E6600, so im still awestruck.
    Glad you're getting an improvement.

    As a gamer myself I apreciate the dramatic difference a rise in minimum frame rate can make to bring a much smoother experience.

    I don't want to discorage you from going further with your OC, infact I encourage you to grab some 1066 (Patriot, Gskill, Corsair XMS2, Mushkin etc) and go higher. You could reach 4GHz plus, not 100% sure how high your board can go with a quad.

    I found that my gain in FPS tailed off with my quad at around 3.2GHz. 2.4GHz bought some more improvement but nothing like the difference from 2.6GHz to 2.8GHz, or from 2.8GHz to 3.0GHs etc. Gains in game tail off after a while and most games become GPU bound. Running a dual core at 3.9GHz though has given me a gaming experience much better than my quad in all but GTA4, which is CPU intensive and multi threaded enough to want a quad.
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    Default Re: P35-DS3L + Q9550 overclock help needed

    Hey guys thanks for all the replies. the tightest settings i achieved for the mem with a 3.4ghz oc is this

    CAS Latency Time________________ 5
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 5
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______5
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ 15
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ 4
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ 7
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ 4
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ 60
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ 4
    Static tRead Value_______________ 8
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ Auto
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [normal]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [normal]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [Normal]

    core voltage is at 1.136 idle, 1.088 load.

    stable for the past two days of intense gaming.

    I did a quick attemp at 3.8ghz which would make the ram 895ish, but i just couldn't get into windows. i tried 5-6-6-18, 5-6-6-21, which would cause a restart after the pst screen, with 6-x-x-x i couldn't even get it to post so the ram only works at cas 5.

    If only i haven't bought crucial ballistix 1066 before that didn't work well with my board... if i picked a different brand id have nice 1066 sticks now :\.

    too bad this is all im investing in this rig. cant justify buying new ram.. ill still attemp 3.8 with 5-6-6-18 and very loose advanced timings if i get no success ill be happy with my low volt 3.4 :)

    Again, thx for everyone's input!

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