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    Default Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Hi,

    I am looking for some help in setting up my mobo.
    I use my pc for HD movies, and I wish to make a light overclok to gain extra performance, especially with these memories.

    OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB Series

    Thanks in advance.
    Q9550 E0
    GA-EP45 UD3R rev. 1.0 f11 Bios
    Cooler Master H212
    OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB Kit.
    ATI Shappire HD3870
    Windows 7 64 bits
    Thermaltake 700W PSU
    1 WD Raptor 74GB (O.S.)
    1 WD Black Series 500GB
    3 x 1 WD Black Series 1 TB
    Sharkoo
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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Follow steps 1 - 4 in this post to provide us with information we need to best help you.
    Use the generic bios template from this post to accurately list your current bios settings.

    Did you ever load OPTIMIZED bios settings from the main bios screen before you made any bios changes?
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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Yes Jim, allways load the optimized settings... here ya go.






    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Rev#: 1.0 Bios Version: F11
    Cpu: Intel Q9550
    Ram: OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB Series
    Power Supply Unit: Thermaltake Toughpower 700W PSU


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.40 Ghz


    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)....................: 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 0


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: NOT AVAILABLE
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00D
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 4
    tRCD ......................................... 5
    tRP'........................................... 5
    tRAS.......................................... 18


    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... [Auto]
    tWTR.......................................... [Auto]
    tWR............................................ [Auto]
    tRFC........................................... 68
    tRTP........................................... [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................: 2

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ [Auto]

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:[Auto] But my Bios shows 10
    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] But my Bios shows 10
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< 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

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.26875V
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.200V

    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.500V

    CPU Referen.…………....0.760V*.......: 0.760

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.24
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; 0.760
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: 1.500V
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: 1.100V

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [2.10V]
    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]



    Right now the pc is stable, no blue screens.
    Thanks for your reply Jim.
    Last edited by SuperPollo; 10-31-2009 at 06:27 AM.
    Q9550 E0
    GA-EP45 UD3R rev. 1.0 f11 Bios
    Cooler Master H212
    OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB Kit.
    ATI Shappire HD3870
    Windows 7 64 bits
    Thermaltake 700W PSU
    1 WD Raptor 74GB (O.S.)
    1 WD Black Series 500GB
    3 x 1 WD Black Series 1 TB
    Sharkoo
    n Rebel 9 Value case

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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Save your current bios settings as bios profile before you make any changes.
    F11 from the main bios screen allows you to save up to 8 separate profiles.
    Give each saved profile a meaningful name.

    Your current 3.40GHz settings represent a 20% overclock, but your memory settings are far from optimal.
    Make the following changes for a 3.8GHz setup:

    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.82 Ghz

    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 450 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100

    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1080

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ [5] <--- 6 might be needed
    tRCD ......................................... [5] <--- 6 might be needed
    tRP'........................................... [5] <--- 6 might be needed
    tRAS.......................................... [15] <--- 18 might be needed


    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... [Auto]
    tWTR.......................................... [Auto]
    tWR............................................ [Auto]
    tRFC........................................... 68
    tRTP........................................... [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................: 2

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ [OC-1200] <--- for memory channels A and B

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ......... 10 ...........:[9] <--- 8 might be OK, lower is better
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ......... 10 ...........:[9] <--- 8 might be OK, lower is better

    CPU Vcore ....................................: 1.26875V <--- 1.27500 or 1.28125 might be needed
    MCH Core ............... 1.100V ...........: 1.24 <--- 1.26 or 1.28 might be needed
    DRAM Voltage ......... 1.800V ............: [2.20V] <--- your memory is rated up to 2.25 volts

    Once your overclock passes extended stability testing, we can further tweak the memory Advanced timings for better performance.

    Are you familiar with running Intel BurnTest (IBT), Prime95, or OCCT stability test programs?
    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
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Hi Jim, that settings fail in memtest86+

    Only at 3.4Ghz with this strap [2.40B] past the memtest86+.

    2.20V are too much for this memories. Black Screen. My system was not able to boot.

    Any idea?

    Regards,

    Pablo.
    Q9550 E0
    GA-EP45 UD3R rev. 1.0 f11 Bios
    Cooler Master H212
    OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB Kit.
    ATI Shappire HD3870
    Windows 7 64 bits
    Thermaltake 700W PSU
    1 WD Raptor 74GB (O.S.)
    1 WD Black Series 500GB
    3 x 1 WD Black Series 1 TB
    Sharkoo
    n Rebel 9 Value case

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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Any special reason you had tRFC set to 68? SPD is set to 45 for DDR-800.

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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Let's try a more conservative overclock:
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.61 Ghz

    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 425 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100

    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1020


    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ [5]
    tRCD ......................................... [5]
    tRP'........................................... [5]
    tRAS.......................................... [15]

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ......... 10 ...........:[8]
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ......... 10 ...........:[8]

    DRAM Voltage ......... 1.800V ............: [2.10V]

    If your system won't boot, try the 2.00B memory multiplier.
    If you need to try the 2.00D multiplier, you will need to increase Static tRead Value (tRD) for both memory channels to 9.
    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
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    Any special reason you had tRFC set to 68? SPD is set to 45 for DDR-800.
    His memory is rated for 1200MHz and the SPD doesn't have any EPP profiles for higher memory speeds. With 2x2GB of 1066 memory, tRFC = 50 - 52 is about as tight as you can go in most cases. tRFC was left intentionally loose for the time being and would be tweaked after the overclocking goal is reached.
    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
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    If it was 1066 i would not ask, but it was for 800.
    I asked because if it was erquired to be that high for 800 maybe it needs to be higher for higher frequency.

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    Default Re: Help on BIOS Settings for GA-EP45-UD3R + Q9550 and OCZ 4GB RAM

    It worked Jim,
    Maybe it was a bit aggressive move from 3.40 to 3.8
    Now I will try to reach 3.8GHz.
    I tray again (5-5-5-18) (6-6-6-18) & fail.

    Regards,
    Last edited by SuperPollo; 11-01-2009 at 08:50 PM.
    Q9550 E0
    GA-EP45 UD3R rev. 1.0 f11 Bios
    Cooler Master H212
    OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB Kit.
    ATI Shappire HD3870
    Windows 7 64 bits
    Thermaltake 700W PSU
    1 WD Raptor 74GB (O.S.)
    1 WD Black Series 500GB
    3 x 1 WD Black Series 1 TB
    Sharkoo
    n Rebel 9 Value case

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