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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3L + Q9550 Vcore

    Good Deal man could you post your bios settings.. I'm positive that would be within easy reach even maybe a little lower vcore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoscoP View Post
    Chike, I have not tried a lower tRD and adding more voltage to the RAM. The OCZ RAM I have is rated 1066 @ 2.1v I don't need 2.1v to pass memtest @ 800 4-4-4-12.
    DDR-800 at 4-4-4-12 may not be exacly equal to DDR-1066 at 5-5-5-15 but it is pretty close, and the RAM is only rated 5-6-6-18 @ DDR-1066. You would probably be able to use lower voltage with DDR-1066 with 333FSB too. To me it seems you are pushing it's limits so at least give it it's spec voltage.
    Is there a reason you are using 2.00B and not 2.00D multiplier?
    Memtest is not a stress program and does not even come close to the load windows may have on the memory, just look at it's reported bandwidth.
    I manage DDR-800 4-4-4-12 with tRD 7 and 400FSB with 2.03v in HWMonitor, but I only have 2x1GB, and I get higher bandwidth than what I had with DDR-1066 at 333FSB. There's much more stress on the RAM with 400FSB.
    Try 2.1v (what gives 2.1v or close to it in BIOS HWMonitor) and see if it helps. I' would also try 1.26v MCH if DRAM voltage alone still don't let you to lower tRD.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3L + Q9550 Vcore

    Thanks for the response guys, I took a photo of the nb fan I put on. I used a fan from an old AMD heatsink I had lying around. Rigged it on with some zip ties ;~} - It really dropped my temp on the nb, and even my lowered my CPU temp. Everest reports my Motherboard temp at idle of 37C right now, and it used to idle at 41C prior to the fan. Real Temp and Everest both report lower temps, so maybe I shouldn't sweat over trying 1.26v on the nb?

    I will post back soon with my current settings.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3L + Q9550 Vcore

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    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0] < ignore if not available 0.5
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    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to DISABLED when overclocking standard
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    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto] 2.00B<o:p></o:p>
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto] 800<o:p></o:p>
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking
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    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]4<o:p></o:p>
    tRCD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]4<o:p></o:p>
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]4<o:p></o:p>
    tRAS ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]12<o:p></o:p>
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    tRRD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto] auto<o:p></o:p>
    tWTR ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto] auto
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto] auto
    tRFC ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto] auto
    tRTP ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto] auto
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [Auto] <--- Auto or 0 is OK 0<o:p></o:p>
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    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking
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    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO 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] ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto] ps
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    Channel B
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [Auto] 8<o:p></o:p>
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto]
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    Twr2wr(Different Rank) ----------------- : [Auto]
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    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto] ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto] ps
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3L + Q9550 Vcore

    Quote Originally Posted by RoscoP View Post
    <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">CPU Clock Drive</st1:address></st1:street> ---------------------- : <<< 800 -700 (change to 800?)
    <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">PCI Express Clock Drive</st1:address></st1:street> -------------- : <<< 900 -700 (change to 900?)
    From what I've read this means you haven't started with optimized defaults. It'll be a good idea to load optimized defaults and reapply your changes.


    Quote Originally Posted by RoscoP
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto] 333<?xml:namespace prefix = o /><o:p></o:p>
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto] 2.00B
    Why use 333 latch and not 400 or auto? The 400 latch has a 2.00D and 2.66D multipliers for DDR-800 and DDR-1066, try both and use whichever gives you better results.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3L + Q9550 Vcore

    Stable tRead values can be strange and hard to explain at times.

    At 3.6GHz, 400*9 I have to set tRead=9 for stability at DDR800 4-4-4-12 or 5-5-5-15. However with my RAM at DDR-1066 5-5-5-15 and the same settings I can happily use tRead = 7. This doesn't change, regardless of SMM, VDIMM or MCH Core voltage.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3L + Q9550 Vcore

    RoscoP Try these settings on for size and let me know how it goes.

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Fast]
     Ratio ---------------------- : [8X]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.5]
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 3230
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [380 MHhz] 
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100] 
    <?xml:namespace prefix = o /><O:P itxtvisited="1"></O:P>
    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]
    <O:P itxtvisited="1"></O:P>
    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><ST1:STREET itxtvisited="1" w:st="on"><ST1:ADDRESS itxtvisited="1" w:st="on">CPU Clock Drive</ST1:ADDRESS></ST1:STREET> ---------------------- : 800
    <ST1:STREET itxtvisited="1" w:st="on"><ST1:ADDRESS itxtvisited="1" w:st="on">PCI Express Clock Drive</ST1:ADDRESS></ST1:STREET> -------------- : 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : 0ps
    <O:P itxtvisited="1"></O:P>
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <<< or try standard
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto] 
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [2.66D]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [1010]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Manual]
     
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRCD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [6]
    tRAS ------------------- ?? ---------- : [18]
    What does your bios show for the below on the left hand side
    <O:P itxtvisited="1"></O:P>
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]<WHAT itxtvisited="1" in side<O:P left the these? for show bios does>
    tWTR ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [2] 
     
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- :1066
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [9]
    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] ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto] ps
    <O:P itxtvisited="1"></O:P>
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [9] 
    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] ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto] ps
    <O:P itxtvisited="1"></O:P>
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled] 
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.????? ---- : [1.2875] 
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [1.200] 
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V* ----- : 1.500] 
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.755V* ----- : [0.760] 
     
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.100] 
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.800V ------- : [0.760] 
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V ------ : [Auto] 
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [Auto] 
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto] 
     
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [2.100] 
    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) ---------------- : [Disabled] 
    C2/C2E State Support ------------------- : [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) ------------ : [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function --------------------- : [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology -------------- : [Disabled] 
     
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB <NOBR style="FONT-SIZE: 100%; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" id=itxt_nobr_58_0>Storage</NOBR> Detect ------------- : [Enabled]
    Last edited by Conners; 08-08-2009 at 06:40 AM.

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    Chike, I'm using the 333 strap because I have heard it will give better performance than the 400 strap. I've heard (and read) there are certain latencies applied that affect bandwidth when changing straps. From what I understand, a lower strap (with same FSB & tRD) will give more performance than a higher one, because of the different latencies applied to the nb.

    Now that we have the ability to change tRD, we really don't have to worry about straps anymore. I think the reason straps used to be important, is because certain straps have a default tRD. Since we can change tRD now, we don't have to worry about being in a certain strap to get a particular Performance Level - AKA tRD.

    I'm not saying I won't see more performance in going from 2.00B to 2.00D, but the only way to find out is to try. I'll give it a shot and post back with results that Everest gives me.

    Chike, I do believe I started with optimized defaults. I don't know why my clock drives were both set to 700. I didn't change them, but I did manually change them to 800 & 900 accordingly. (I have no idea what the setting does)

    Connors - I'm trying to stay 1:1, so I probably won't run my RAM any higher than 800. I will tryout the profile you made me though, and let you know where it gets me.

    What kind of load temps should you see for a P45 nb? The only program I have of telling nb temps is Everest. Everest reports a "Motherboard" temp for me, and I assume this is the nb. After putting my fan on the nb, I did notice the temp Everest reports went down. Can anyone clarify that the "Motherboard" temp Everest reports is the p45 nb temp?

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    There's no way to tell what latencies and hidden timings are applied to the NB at 333 and 400 straps, therefore no way to tell which are tighter/looser per strap.

    Lsdmeasap did a strap comparison a while ago, it's in the stickies. It shows that in his tests, at 400 FSB or higher, the D (400) strap gave better performance.

    As said, if your clock drives are at 700 then you are running failsafe defaults. You need to load optimised and save before re-entering your overclock. Failsafe defaults are applied automatically after a BIOS flash, and if you don't load optimised defaults, failsafes continue to be used. there are many hidden settings that are changed between the two, so manually adjusting clock drive isn't enough.

    There is no NB temp sensor on your board. The sensor is nearer to the SouthBridge. The motherboard temp is that sensor, not the NB sensor. TBH at a mere 400 FSB you don't need any further cooling, but keep the fan if you like.

    Now that we have the ability to change tRD, we really don't have to worry about straps anymore. I think the reason straps used to be important, is because certain straps have a default tRD. Since we can change tRD now, we don't have to worry about being in a certain strap to get a particular Performance Level - AKA tRD.
    If this were true then nobody would bother programing different straps for different FSB's. Straps have no direct link to tRead. It may mean a different strap lets you select a different tRead, but that's not a direct effect, it's a side effect of differing NB latencies etc. If what you say were true, then I would be able to use 2.66D and 2.66C on my current overclock. As it goes, 2.66D simply doesn't work at all, no matter the tRead, voltages etc.
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    I can sleep at night a little better knowing my nb runs cooler Psycho :-P My next step in cooling will be to properly cut a blow hole in the top of my case, and put a 120mm fan up there to suck out heat.

    I believe you about getting better performance on the 400 strap versus the 333 strap when using 400 fsb or higher. I havn't tried the 400 strap yet, but I will when I get home from work today.

    Can you post me a link to the comparison that lsdmeasap did? I tried searching the forum board for "strap comparison" but couldn't find it. I'd really like to show my buddy that has an X48 board.

    Thanks for the responses guys.

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