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    Default EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    Hi all I am going to start recording the baseline and then overclocking this baby. I want to record the baseline first so I can get the numbers for the baseline and then compare them to the OC of this build. I would like the public to add their comments as well this is a learning experience for all.

    Here are my system specs to start out with.......

    EP45-DS3R SYSTEM INFO ON FEB 13 2010
    SYSTEM SPECS FROM 3DMARK06 utility.
    MOBO=GAEP45-DS3R ver 1 I think? BIOS F10
    CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream
    P.S.=Antec TP3-650
    CPU=INTEL Core2Duo E8400 LGA 775
    RAM=Mushkin 996599 1 x 2GB (Starting with one stick)
    Hard drive=St3500320AS 500 GB SATA2
    DVD=HP DVD1160d
    OS=Win XP SP3 all updates
    Video=BFG Geforce 8800GTS 640MB

    How do I tell the MOBO revision number? All I see is FSB 1600 DDR2 1200 VRD 11.1 support near the main model number on the mobo. There is nothing else I can see to indicate revision number.

    Thanks in advance.....
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    Last edited by MadMax2911; 02-14-2010 at 09:33 AM. Reason: add info
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    Lower left, rear corner where it says REV: x.x
    just above the mounting screw.
    Last edited by profJim; 02-14-2010 at 03:18 AM.
    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: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    Thanks Professor Jim its the revision 1.0 I am looking at BIOS options and modifying them according to the OC guide in this forum.
    I am having trouble with the HP dvd 1160d again. It has been uninstalled for some time so maybe if I can find the drivers then reinstall, maybe it will work. I can also use the liteon cd dvd too.
    Here is a BIOS template to start out with and maybe I can get some views to help me sort out this baseline of the EP45-DS3R.
    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: (Auto) or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: (9 x)
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: (3.0 GHz)
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............:(333MHz) Note this is a baseline setup. 
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    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...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............:[2.40B] 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: (800)
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time.......................[5]
    tRCD .........................................[5]
    tRP'...........................................[5]
    tRAS..........................................[18]
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................[4]
    tWTR..........................................[6]
    tWR............................................[8]
    tRFC...........................................[64]
    tRTP...........................................[5]
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:[2]
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................auto
    
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     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
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     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….……….........................:1.25 changed to 1.2625 Auto if not overclocking, if you are overclocking please do find and set your own voltages
    
    CPU Termination…..... .......: 1.20 normal<< If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.2-1.5 depending on Vcore, try to keep at least .1 under vcore.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.50 normal<<< If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.5-1.65.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......:0.760 auto <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......: {not shown} <<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........:1.1 normal<< 
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........;0.760 normal<<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: 0.9 v normal<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: 1.5 v normal <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: 1.10 v normal <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............:   2.0 v
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............:  0.910 v <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: 0.910 v <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............:  0.910 v<<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Disabled]
    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
    The link to the post where I am getting my information is here http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/giga...g-guide-26112/
    02-18-10 Updated BIOs settings in blue color

    Max out
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 02-19-2010 at 01:31 PM. Reason: add infor
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    OK I have saved my baseline to Q Flash and maybe to my USB drive, as mentioned in the OC guide.
    Now its time for a "quickie OC" by changing the Buss speed to 375. I also have some screenshots of the settings too will post more when I get off work...:)
    Just found out that this Hard drive is one of the possible defective drives that needs an update to firmware. Backing up my data now :(
    To the audience did you see what you were looking for? Is there something you wanted to see but did not?



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    Last edited by MadMax2911; 02-20-2010 at 11:59 AM. Reason: add info
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    Its best if your screen-shots include:
    Memset using the SPD and ">>" tabs
    cpu-z CPU and Mainboard screens (several instances can be run at the same time)
    EasyTune6 --> TUNER tab --> ADVANCE tab --> VOLTAGE tab (only the Voltage tab is needed)
    CoreTemp screen [for your cpu's VID (Voltage ID)]

    To make it easier to read, I suggest that you use the bios template below.
    Code:
    Motherboard: Model:  Rev#:  Bios Version:
    Cpu: Model
    Ram: Brand, Model/Part#, Link to your ram's specs
    Power Supply Unit: Brand, Model#, Wattage
    
     note: replace all ?? with the value displayed in your bios.
    ----> Replace "Auto" with manually set values.
    
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto] 
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [??]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0] <-- ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: #### <-- this is set by your bios
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [???]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [Auto] <--- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto
    
    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : [???]
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : [???]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [???]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [???]
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to STANDARD when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto] <-- this is the setting that you are using
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRCD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRAS  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [Auto] <--- Auto or 0 is OK
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to 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] <-- leave this and below set to 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
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore --------------- ?.?????  ---- : [Auto] 
    
    CPU Termination --------- ?.???V* ----- : [Auto] 
    CPU PLL ----------------- ?.???V* ----- : [Auto] 
    
    CPU Reference ----------- ?.???V* ----- : [Auto] 
    CPU Reference2 ---------- ?.???V* ----- : [Auto] 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- ?.???V ------- : [Auto] 
    MCH Reference ----------- ?.???V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ ?.???V  ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- ?.???V ------- : [Auto] 
    ICH Core ---------------- ?.???V ------- : [Auto] 
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ ?.???V ------- : [Auto] 
    DRAM Termination -------- ?.???V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel A Reference ----- ?.???V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel B Reference ----- ?.???V ------- : [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]
    This is the same EP4x template available in this post.

    Here's a quickie homework assignment:
    In your forum signature, embed the Muskin memory link into your "Mushkin 996599" text.
    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: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    To make it easier to read, I suggest that you use the bios template below.
    Yes Sir,
    Motherboard:Gigabyte Model:GA-EP45-DS3R Rev#:1.0
    Bios Version:F10 Cpu:Core2Duo Model E8400
    Ram:Mushkin Model/Part# 996599,
    996599 - 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 Blackline (Dual Kit)
    Power Supply:Antec, Model TP3-650, Wattage 650 watts.
    note: replace all with the value displayed in your bios.
    ----> Replace "Auto" with manually set values.
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [9x]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0] <--
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 3.0 GHz<--
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [[333] note the OC guide says set to 266 but I then later it said to make sure the CPU speed was the rated CPU speed. So I choose 333 x 9]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100] This is and important setting
    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] This is an important setting set to standard while OC ing and maybe any other time IMO
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [2.40B]<-- this is the setting that you are using
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [800]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Manual] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRCD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRAS ------------------- ?? ---------- : [18]
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [4]
    tWTR ------------------- ?? ---------- : [6]
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [8]
    tRFC ------------------- ?? ---------- : [64]
    tRTP ------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [2] <--- Auto or 0 is OK
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to 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] <-- leave this and below set to 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
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [N/A]
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.25 ---- : [1.26250]
    CPU Termination --------- 1.20V* ----- : [Normal]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.50V* ----- : [Normal]
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference2 ---------- ****V* ----- : [N/A]
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.10V ------- : [Normal]
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.760V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.90V ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.50V ------- : [Normal]
    ICH Core ---------------- ***** ------- : [N/A]
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.8V ------- : [2.0] note that the suggested voltage is not what is listed by mfr. 2-2.1v
    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]changed temporarily
    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 ------------- : [Enabled] using USB however the forum suggests leaving this disabled as it may cause some problems
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 02-21-2010 at 05:42 AM. Reason: add info
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    Your screen-shot didn't include the ET6 or CoreTemp window (to show us your standard cpu VID info).

    I suggest that you use the recommended voltage settings in this post as a starting point for your overclocking. Leaving the settings on AUTO will overvolt some settings. The "Normal" settings might not over-volt when overclocking, but we have no idea what settings are applied. Replacing the ???? values in the template with the values displayed in your bios (to the left of the colon) will give us an idea of what the "standard" bios settings are.

    EasyTune6 --> TUNER tab --> ADVANCE tab --> VOLTAGE tab will show us if voltages are OK.
    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: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    Your screen-shot didn't include the ET6 or CoreTemp window (to show us your standard cpu VID info
    Yes, here are the requested SS's
    Yes I am working on the other voltage values now.
    UPDATE: 03-14-10 I have finished backing up the system and prepared another drive (80 gig seagate) for Main Install. Updated the BIOS to F11e I believe. After reboot the BIOS did an auto recovery thing so I assumed the worst and reflashed the BIOS with another USB floppy (had trouble seeing the USB (Flashdrive) due to settings change in the BIOS) I reinstalled the system with BIOS set to IDE mode for the hard disk to facilitate any future backups with True image home. or other apps. IDE mode will also allow me to use my SATA DVD optical drive in this system too :] Updating now and reinstalling AV and other scanners. Yes I know I loaded and saved optimized defaults both times...:]
    UPDATE 03-20-10 Updated the onboard NIC using the have disk method but only one LAN got updated. :( Did I update the correct way I wonder? I suppose I could have had the correct driver to begin with during install.


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    Last edited by MadMax2911; 03-21-2010 at 08:29 AM. Reason: update post
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Baseline and OC questions

    Here is a BIOS template of where I am right now with voltages inserted, as advised. I had to take time out to reinstall on another disk due to firmware problem on the 500 Gig drive. I have to see if Seagate will RMA that drive now. I also updated the BIOS to the F11e version and upon booting I saw a message the the BIOS was rebuilding or something so I reflashed the BIOS again with a USB floppy. Loaded optimised defaults both times that I flashed, then saved. I also have installed True Image home 10 (latest build) Ther are some problems with True Image seeing drives wboot CD but I have seen that before(possibly a problem w True Image not the board)

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Model: GA-EP45-DS3R Rev#: 1.0 Bios Version:F11e
    Cpu:Intel Core2 Duo socket 775 LGA 45nm technology Model: E8400 Wolfdale revision EO
    Ram:Mushkin, Model:Blackline Part#996599 Link to your ram's specs 996599 - 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 Blackline (Dual Kit)
    Power Supply Unit: Brand Antec Model#TP3-650 Wattage: 650W

    note: replace all ?? with the value displayed in your bios.
    ----> Replace "Auto" with manually set values.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [9x]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0]
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 3.0 GHz <-- this is set by your bios

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    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.) --- : [Disabled] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [3.20B] <-- this is the setting that you are using
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [1066]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Manual] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRCD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRAS ------------------- ?? ---------- : [15]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [4]
    tWTR ------------------- ?? ---------- : [4]
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [6]
    tRFC ------------------- ?? ---------- : [52]
    tRTP ------------------- ?? ---------- : [3]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [2] <--- Auto or 0 is OK

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [8] I hope 8 is ok here?
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ------------------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO [ok]
    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] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO[ok]
    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
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled] [N A]
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.25 ---- : [1.25]

    CPU Termination --------- 1.2V* ----- : [1.2]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.5V* ----- : [1.5]

    CPU Reference ----------- .755V* ----- : [.755]
    CPU Reference2 ----------XXNAXX ----- : [XXXX]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.10V ------- : [1.10]
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.760V ------- : [0.760]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V ------ : [0.910]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [1.50]
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.10]
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.80V ------- : [2.00]
    DRAM Termination -------- 0.900V ------- : [0.910]
    Channel A Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [0.910]
    Channel B Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [0.910]

    The following settings are recommended while overclocking & testing.
    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]
    UPDATE Mar 21-27th Fine tuning windows XP according to the Tweakguide Tweaking companion v4.3 I believe. The areas that I am examining now are Memory optimization, Disk Cache, Icon Cache(added the Max Cached Icons edit) and reset the page file to another drive. I installed Cacheman (trialware 29.00 I think) and am also looking at the Drive optimization chapter. I met the requirements and disabeled the Disk indexing feature on all internal drives(not USB drives ok). Updated .NET to 3.5 and installing SANDRA and Diskeeper.
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 03-29-2010 at 03:06 PM. Reason: add information
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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