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Thread: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.




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    Default Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    Ok. Swapped out my Q6600 for a Q9550. I am hoping for a 4.0 o/c. Here is my template. The system specs are in my sig.


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8.5
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: +0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.83


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: Disabled
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: Auto

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<<
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<<


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00D

    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 667Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................15/18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................4-8
    tWR............................................5-10 These settings on auto
    tRFC...........................................58-68
    tRTP...........................................3-5
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................Auto

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................: Auto
    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

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:Auto
    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

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:1.25
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: Auto
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: Auto

    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: Auto
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:Auto

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: Auto
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; Auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: Auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: Auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< 1.1x-1.2

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.1
    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 Storage Detect ..............[Disabled]<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
    Antec Twelve Hundred Case**Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev 1.1 - F8 BIOS**BFG EX-1000 PSU**Intel Q9550 @ Stock**CM Hyper-212 Plus Cooler**G.Skill 4x2 GB DDR2 1000**2xWD 1TB Caviar Black 32MB Cache Raid0**Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus 1 TB **Vision-Tek Radeon 4870X2 (2 gig)**Asus VE276Q 27" Monitor**Win7 Ultimate 64

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    So where do you want to start? 3, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 GHz. And I see you have 8 GB ram is this correct? If so I doubt you can get the full 1066 speed. Unless you just need 8GB memory I'd go with four gb.
    Last edited by Conners; 10-01-2009 at 03:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    Hey Conners. I want to achieve 4.0. If I need to remove 4 gigs of ram to do so, I will. The Q6600 I replaced would not budge above 3.3.
    Antec Twelve Hundred Case**Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev 1.1 - F8 BIOS**BFG EX-1000 PSU**Intel Q9550 @ Stock**CM Hyper-212 Plus Cooler**G.Skill 4x2 GB DDR2 1000**2xWD 1TB Caviar Black 32MB Cache Raid0**Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus 1 TB **Vision-Tek Radeon 4870X2 (2 gig)**Asus VE276Q 27" Monitor**Win7 Ultimate 64

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    With 8 bg ram you may only get 800 to 1000 memory speed therefore limited in how high you can go. It's up to you man, matters not to me. Are you completely stable @ stock speed?

    Just name a starting freq and memory amount you want to achieve and we'll go from there.

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    I think 3.8 would be a nice start. I will try with 8 gig first & go to 4 if needed.
    Antec Twelve Hundred Case**Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev 1.1 - F8 BIOS**BFG EX-1000 PSU**Intel Q9550 @ Stock**CM Hyper-212 Plus Cooler**G.Skill 4x2 GB DDR2 1000**2xWD 1TB Caviar Black 32MB Cache Raid0**Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus 1 TB **Vision-Tek Radeon 4870X2 (2 gig)**Asus VE276Q 27" Monitor**Win7 Ultimate 64

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    Thats a pretty big jump so lets start with 3.4 GHz then to 3.8 GHz. Also disable:
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)
    C2/C2E State Support
    C4/C4E State Support
    CPU EIST Function
    Virtualization Technology

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...................: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ...........................: 8
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.......................: 0.5
    CPU Frequency .............................: 3400 MHz (400*8.5)
     
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control.....................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ..................: 400 MHz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ...............: 100
    C.I.A.2 ...................................: [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive............................: <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive....................: <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)........................: <<< 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)........................: <<< 0ps
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance........................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.)............: [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch.....................: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..................: [2.00B]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ....................: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ....................: [Manual]
     
    Standard Timing Control Set to whats listed on the side of your ram
    CAS Latency Time...........................:
    tRCD ......................................: 
    tRP'.......................................: 
    tRAS.......................................: 
     
    Advanced Timing Control Set to bios default to start
    tRRD.......................................: 3
    tWTR.......................................: 3
    tWR........................................: 6
    tRFC.......................................: 51
    tRTP.......................................: 3
    Command Rate (CMD) ........................: 2
     
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ..........................: 1066
     
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................: 8
    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
     
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................: 8
    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
     
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Load-Line Calibration......................: [Enabled]
    CPU Vcore............1.25000V..............: 1.25000V  set to default
    CPU Termination......1.200V*...............: 1.200V
    CPU PLL..............1.500V*...............: 1.500V
    CPU Referen..........0.760V*...............: Auto
    MCH/ICH
    
    MCH Core.............1.100V................: 1.100V TRY p 1.3 or 1.28 
    MCH Reference........0.760V................: Auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.........0.900V................: Auto
    ICH I/O..............1.500V................: 1.500V
    ICH Core.............1.100V................: 1.100v
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ........2.000V................: 2.000V  
    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] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect .................: [Enabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB
    For stability testing use IBT, P95, Real Temp, Everest. You an get them all from this link: http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/late...y-tools-30530/

    Oh and you might want to update your bios to the latest bios in link. Make sure it's the EP45-DS3R before flashing. This is the bios thread link: http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/giga...st-bios-28441/
    Last edited by Conners; 10-01-2009 at 08:25 AM.

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    Lol. I've always been an overachiever. I will report back. Thanks again.
    Antec Twelve Hundred Case**Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev 1.1 - F8 BIOS**BFG EX-1000 PSU**Intel Q9550 @ Stock**CM Hyper-212 Plus Cooler**G.Skill 4x2 GB DDR2 1000**2xWD 1TB Caviar Black 32MB Cache Raid0**Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus 1 TB **Vision-Tek Radeon 4870X2 (2 gig)**Asus VE276Q 27" Monitor**Win7 Ultimate 64

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    You have the ram at DDR-667. Before you attempt overclocking the CPU make sure you can have the ram at least at DDR-800.

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    @ Chike - I can get the ram at 800 without a problem.

    @ Conner - I could not post at those settings. I upped the vcore an increment at a time, up to 1.35v. I decided not to go higher.
    Antec Twelve Hundred Case**Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev 1.1 - F8 BIOS**BFG EX-1000 PSU**Intel Q9550 @ Stock**CM Hyper-212 Plus Cooler**G.Skill 4x2 GB DDR2 1000**2xWD 1TB Caviar Black 32MB Cache Raid0**Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus 1 TB **Vision-Tek Radeon 4870X2 (2 gig)**Asus VE276Q 27" Monitor**Win7 Ultimate 64

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    Default Re: Bought a Q9550. The quest for 4Ghz starts now.

    What settings have you managed so far?

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