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    I got up and fired the computer up and as soon as I started Large FFT's, it BSOD'd on me. Restarted and tried again, it went a half hour and locked up. The ONLY difference I could think of is that yesterday during the 2 hours 40 minutes it ran without a problem, I was using the computer while running Prime. Is that a problem, does that give false stability since Prime isn't technically using 100% of the CPU? Off to tweak some more...

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    It's is possible. For me I have found that starting Prime95 right when the desktop shows up and the system is still starting services that it is likely to fail very quickly when otherwise if I wait a few minutes it can run for quite a long time without a failure.

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    Hmmm, yea, that's what I did. Yesterday for the 2 hours 40 minutes, I was browsing the web and watching a video, nothing too demanding. Oh well, I won't get Prime running asap after starting the computer :) Back to the hours and hours of testing...
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    Well it's a good thing actually, never happen with a stable system, so save the time of hours waiting.

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    How's things going tonight?

    It's ok to use your system while running stability tests, but don't use it too much like photoshop, gaming, ect otherwise you might run into false errors caused by not enough CPU cycles allowed for the stability test.

    And it is best to let your system be up and running for several minutes at least before you start testing, that way it has time to load everything it is doing in the background and settle down.

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    5 hours 33 minutes of large FFT's while I do my normal tasks on the computer :)
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    I think I've come to a resolution. I have achieved the overclock I want with the help of lsdmeasap, Chike and Freak from OCN. It's taken some weird turns and also taken a lot longer than anyone thought. I think I know why. I took a break from overclocking my CPU and decided to see what my GPU could do in the mean time and I didn't get very far without errors in OCCT's GPU test. The test would run for minutes and be fine but then have a couple errors. I backed down to a clock that was just under the FTW version of my card. I thought this was weird so today I decided to go at it full speed and I got ATI Tool. I heard something I don't like when I opened the 3D window, a high-pitched squeal from the PSU. This got me thinking about the weird noise I heard while running Prime95, turns out that weird noise also came from the PSU, it seems like a duller version of the squeal which I originally thought might be the fan spinning up faster to cool the PSU but this noise is immediate from starting/stopping Prime95 and the fan wouldn't respond that fast. So I've come to the conclusion that my PSU isn't up to the task of running my computer at load which I'm sure gave some bad results when overclocking. I think I will take this opportunity to RMA my PSU, sell the replacement and get a future-proof and more efficient one.

    Back to the overclock, the one I posted last went 9 hours of Prime95 and a day and a half of World Community Grid and most of the units are back and valid. I tweaked it a little bit and I've had no problems in my normal tasks or gaming. I'll keep tweaking further (not too much with this current PSU) and see where it gets me. I'll post back a full template when I feel I can't go any further.

    I appreciate all the patience and help given to me in this thread :) This sure is a friendly place that I will recommend and come back to as well.
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    G.Skill RipJaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL @ 1.72GHz 9-9-9-24-1T 1.65v
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    Default Re: Help me improve/optimize my EP45-UD3P and Q9550

    Great to hear you have found a stable overclock, and the possible cause of some of your issues!

    Good luck on the PSU RMA/Sale. Be sure to get a good strong PSU as you new one, PSU is the single most important part of your system so never go cheap/small.

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    Alright, here's where I'm at now. It seemed like whatever I did would always fail after quite a while but this time I'm SURE I've found a stable setup. It's chewed through many sessions of gaming and Large FFT's in Prime.

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: .0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 4.0GHz
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 500Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 900
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................:
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................:50
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: Auto
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00D
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1000
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................12
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................4
    tWTR..........................................4
    tWR............................................8
    tRFC...........................................62
    tRTP...........................................4
    Command Rate (CMD) ............................2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................1066
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:9
     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.........................:9
     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
    
    Load Line Calibration.................: Enabled
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.425v (1.392v in CPU-Z depending on load)
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.36v
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.59v
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: 0.76v BIOS @ 1.2vtt
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.44v
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; 0.800v BIOS @ 1.2vtt
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: Auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: 1.5v
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............:1.2v
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.06v
    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............: [Disabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Disabled]
    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
    Probably not too good on the voltages but I do know that dropping VCore or MCH voltage is an almost instant fail/freeze. I can try to play with ref's but it seems I've either hit a sweet spot or this is as good as it gets for me. I have this saved as a profile and I'm going to try the whole range of MCH voltage from 1.2 to 1.44 and see if there's one that's just as good. Is there anything obvious that I'm not trying?

    As for the see-saw that is my PSU, I have to believe it is not a problem. I was running Prime95 and Furmark for a half hour and nothing happened except my PSU put out some nice heat. It seems like for whatever reason, ATI Tool makes a lot of PSU's squeal. Since it doesn't do it any other program or while gaming and hasn't shut my computer down while I'm using it... I have to assume that it's ok. However, I'll have to buy a new heatsink since my current one definitely cannot pull the heat away fast enough since in 3.5 minutes in Linpack shoves the temps last the 80c mark. In Prime, I've hit 66c in an hour and a half.
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    Computer Specs:
    AMD Phenom II x6 1090T @ 3.655GHz (215x17) (stock volts)
    Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 (NB @ 2.58GHz, HT @ 2.15GHz) (stock volts)
    G.Skill RipJaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL @ 1.72GHz 9-9-9-24-1T 1.65v
    EVGA GTX 275, 2x250GB SATA RAID0, Corsair AX850
    TRUE w/Delta 120x38mm

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