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    Default OC'ing for the first time!

    Hi all...I've finally installed everything and it is running smoothly. I'd like to start the OC'ing process and just looking for a few tips or suggestions on what numbers to use...here is my setup:

    Q9300 (7.5x333=2.5)
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6
    G.SKILL PI Black DDR2 800
    Seagate Barracuda 750GB/WD Velociraptor
    NVidia 9800GT
    Zalman 9500A CPU Cooler
    Antec NeoPower 650W
    Antec 300 Case

    Some preliminary research shows that I can get a stable cpu speed of 3.4-3.5ghz...not sure how to tune the BIOS though well enough to get this...and I guess too scared to do it without suggestions. So any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Greg
    Intel Q9300 @ 2.5GHz
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6
    8GB G.SKILL PI Black DDR2 800
    WD Velociraptor 300GB
    NVidia GeForce 9800GT
    Antec NeoPower 650W PSU
    Zalman 9500A CPU Cooler
    Antec 300

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    Default Re: OC'ing for the first time!

    Well you start by upping your FSB to say 343 MHz and see what you get. Also post your current bios settings using this template and a link you your ram would be helpful. Just ignore the number and replace with yours.

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8 X
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.66
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800mV 
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 900mV 
    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 ..............: Auto 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1333
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time............9............ 6 Set the next 4 to what's on the side of your ram
    tRCD .......................9.................. 6
    tRP'........................9................... 6
    tRAS........................24.................. 20
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 4
    tWTR.......................................... 5
    tWR............................................ 10
    tRFC........................................... 74
    tRTP...........................................5
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................: 2T <<< Change to this
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ Auto
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    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.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    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….………........1.212500.................: 1.212500V
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.200V
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.500V << set to 1.500
    CPU Referen.…………....0.760V*.......: Auto <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.100V< 
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.750V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.500V............: 1.800V Set ot what's listed on side of ram
    DRAM Termination .…0.750V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    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 ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB__________________
    Last edited by Conners; 10-19-2009 at 10:36 AM.

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    Default Re: OC'ing for the first time!

    Here is a link to my ram: G.SKILL PI Black

    How do I post the template? Apologies for being such a newb.

    Greg
    Intel Q9300 @ 2.5GHz
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6
    8GB G.SKILL PI Black DDR2 800
    WD Velociraptor 300GB
    NVidia GeForce 9800GT
    Antec NeoPower 650W PSU
    Zalman 9500A CPU Cooler
    Antec 300

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    Default Re: OC'ing for the first time!

    While composing your post hit the # button in the icon menue and copy and past it between the [ code] Paste Here [ /code]

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    Default Re: OC'ing for the first time!

    Can I increase the cpu speed without touching the RAM? I would like to leave my memory at stock right now.

    Thanks,
    Greg
    Intel Q9300 @ 2.5GHz
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6
    8GB G.SKILL PI Black DDR2 800
    WD Velociraptor 300GB
    NVidia GeForce 9800GT
    Antec NeoPower 650W PSU
    Zalman 9500A CPU Cooler
    Antec 300

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    Default Re: OC'ing for the first time!

    Quote Originally Posted by GregsPC View Post
    Can I increase the cpu speed without touching the RAM? I would like to leave my memory at stock right now.
    Up to a pint yes. Lowest memory multiplier is 2 so that will be 400FSB, which can bring you to 3GHz, above that you will have to OC the mermory.

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