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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 Overclocking for first time

    my cpu temp is fine tho :P

    edit* i was playing lego batman the game tho lol. i will do an overnight prime95 test without running anything and c if that works.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 Overclocking for first time

    @kimboy11
    increase CPU Vcore up 1 click to 1.36250 volts
    increase CPU Termination up 1 click to 1.22 volts
    and retest
    Temperatures look good.
    Nice screen-shots, it tells us what we need to know.
    It looks like you've been running the Prime95 Blend tests. Yes?
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 Overclocking for first time

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    It looks like you've been running the Prime95 Blend tests. Yes?
    yep
    motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR P45 DDR2 PCI-E
    processor: intel core 2 quad q8400 2.66ghz 4mb 1333mhz
    ram: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB xms2-6400 unbuffered 5-5-5-18
    power supply: 750W "Antec" TruePower ATX
    HD: Samsung 1TB HD103UJ 32MB Cache SATA2 7200rpm
    CPU cooloer: Zalman CNPS9500
    graphics card: Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896H GTX260

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    @kimboy11
    Any progress report?
    It looks like number of viewers of this thread has dropped by 50%
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    lol sorry, been busy, couldn't run prime overnight coz had ppl staying over. i'll get back to u guys asap
    motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR P45 DDR2 PCI-E
    processor: intel core 2 quad q8400 2.66ghz 4mb 1333mhz
    ram: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB xms2-6400 unbuffered 5-5-5-18
    power supply: 750W "Antec" TruePower ATX
    HD: Samsung 1TB HD103UJ 32MB Cache SATA2 7200rpm
    CPU cooloer: Zalman CNPS9500
    graphics card: Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896H GTX260

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 Overclocking for first time

    OK, you're forgiven, for now ;)

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    prime95 9 hours success.
    motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR P45 DDR2 PCI-E
    processor: intel core 2 quad q8400 2.66ghz 4mb 1333mhz
    ram: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB xms2-6400 unbuffered 5-5-5-18
    power supply: 750W "Antec" TruePower ATX
    HD: Samsung 1TB HD103UJ 32MB Cache SATA2 7200rpm
    CPU cooloer: Zalman CNPS9500
    graphics card: Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896H GTX260

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 Overclocking for first time

    ok i think i might stop overclocking at 3.60ghz. time to increase my memory performance i think?
    motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR P45 DDR2 PCI-E
    processor: intel core 2 quad q8400 2.66ghz 4mb 1333mhz
    ram: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB xms2-6400 unbuffered 5-5-5-18
    power supply: 750W "Antec" TruePower ATX
    HD: Samsung 1TB HD103UJ 32MB Cache SATA2 7200rpm
    CPU cooloer: Zalman CNPS9500
    graphics card: Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896H GTX260

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 Overclocking for first time

    Can you post memory benchmark? MaxxMEM2 or Everest?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 Overclocking for first time

    @kimboy11
    You didn't post your current bios settings, so the following recommendations are based mostly on your screen-shot.
    For tighter memory timings:

    System Memory Multiplier ----------- : [2.00B]
    CAS Latency Time ------------------ : [5]
    tRCD ------------------------------- : [6]
    tRP -------------------------------- : [6]
    tRAS ------------------------------- : [20]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------------------ : [3]
    tWTR ----------------------------- : [3]
    tWR ------------------------------- : [5]
    tRFC ------------------------------ : [52]
    tRTP ------------------------------ : [3]

    Channel A and B <-- both must be the same
    Static tRead Value ------------------ : [9] <-- start with 9, then test with 8

    DRAM Voltage --------- 1.80V ------- : [1.92]

    After your test, post your current settings along with the screen-shot.
    Run Prime95 Blend test for 12 hours or longer.

    It's usually best not to make many changes at one time because it will be harder to determine which settings caused an error.
    tRD = 8 will give a slight memory improvement (if stable) but you probably won't be able to notice any difference in game playing.
    If you want to try tRD = 8, first test with tRD = 9 for at least 12 hours. If this test is free of errors, set tRD = 8 for both memory channels and then perform the 3 tests below for 24 hours each.

    For a final overclock, it's best to run 3 different Prime95 tests, with each test running for 24 hours:
    1) Prime95 Blend (tests both cpu and memory)
    2) Prime95 Small FFT (tests cpu the most)
    3) Prime95 Large FFT (tests memory the most)

    If there are any errors, include the Prime95 screen along with Memset, cpuz, and ET6 in your screen-shot.

    Good luck.
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    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
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    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
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    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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