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Thread: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama




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    Default Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    hi guys, ive just been reading this thread and have a similar system myself. i cannot for the life of me get any overclock to stick no matter what i try. only real difference is i have 8gb of ddr2 800mhz ram and 4870 in crossfire.

    issue is once i change the host setting to 320 for example and try and change the ram multi to resemble 800mhz, save + exit. it will post right up until the memory test to which it will then shut down and revert back to stock settings. it's really quite frustrating.

    any info would be greatly appreciated.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker (MIT)
    Robust Graphics Booster...........:Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio...................:10x
    CPU Frequency.....................:3.20GHz (320x10)
    CPU Host Clock Control............:Enabled
    CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)...........:320
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz).......:100 or Auto
    C.I.A.2...........................:Disabled
    Performance Enhance...............:Standard
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)....:2.50A
    Memory Frequency(Mhz).............:800MHz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ...........:Manual
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time (tCL)............:4
    DRAM RAS# to CAS# (tRCD).........:4
    DRAM RAS# Precharge (tRP).........:4
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)............:12
    Advanced Timing Control
    ACT to ACT Delay(tRRD)............:3
    Rank Write to READ Delay (tWTR)...:3
    Write To Precharge Delay (tWR)....:6
    Refresh to ACT Delay (tRFC).......:52
    Read To Precharge Delay (tRTP)....:3
    Static tREAD Value (tRD)..........:5
    Static tREAD Phase Adj............:1
    Command Rate (CMD)................:2
    Clock Driving and Skew Control
    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control...:800mV
    CPU Clock Skew Control............:Normal
    (G)MCH Clock Skew Control.........:Normal
    System Voltage Control () = Base Voltages - Manual
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control...(1.50v):+0.30V
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control.,(1.50v):+0.05V
    FSB OverVoltage Control....(1.10v):+0.05V
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control,(1.45v):+0.025V
    CPU GTLREF1 Voltage*.......(67%)..:N/A
    CPU GTLREF2 Voltage*.......(61%)..:N/A
    Loadline Calibration..............:Auto
    CPU Voltage Control...............:1.38125V
    Normal CPU Vcore..................:1.28750V
    Note: * Hidden Features Press [CTRL] + [F1] from main Menu to Access
    Advanced Bios Features
    CPU Multi-Threading...............:N/A
    Limit CPUID Max to 3..............:N/A
    No-Execute Memory Protect.........:N/A
    CPU Enhanced Halt(CIE)............:N/A
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2.............:N/A
    CPU EIST Function.................:N/A
    Virtuaalization Technology........:N/A

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    Which thread were you refering to?
    What is the board revision and BIOS version? Please provide a link to RAM specs.
    Try 333MHz FSB with x8 CPU Ratio, and 2.40B memory multiplier.

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    hi, thanks for the reply :)

    the RAM link is here i have 4x2Gb inserted at present

    also the motherboard has F3B bios on it at the moment and the revision is 01 according to CPUZ.

    i did briefly play about with a lower multiplier setting but not in any great depth, ive basically left it at 10x and changed everything else. i will try your suggestion

    thanks again :)

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    Rev 1.3 is the only one found on GB site, so it's probably it.
    Also set MCH OverVoltage +0.1 - +0.15v, that may be needed for 8GB RAM, and also to loose the timings for now.

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    ok, back from trying your suggestion. no luck again. i fear im stuck running this system at stock settings until next upgrade. i cant help but think it's to do with the RAM. ive got the timings set to auto which are stated at being 5-5-5-12 in the bios. if i manually change them to 4-4-4-12 and save it causes a constant series of restarts to which i have to clear CMOS to get it back again. im not sure if this is faulty RAM or not, in the manual it states that some boards may require the timings to be set manually.

    ive also tried removing all but 1 stick of the RAM to no avail and running only 4gb in dual channel which also gave me the negative result.

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    The memory won't operate at 4-4-4-12 even with stock settings?
    Could you post a screen capture of MemSet main(click >>) and SPD(click spd) windows?
    You can download MemSet from http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/late...y-tools-30530/

    EDIT: check DDR voltage in PC Health, maybe it is a little low and could have some more

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    sure, here is that screen grab you we're looking for. sorry for the large white section i had to use paint as i haven't installed photoshop as yet. is this what you were refering to?
    Last edited by broke; 04-21-2010 at 08:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    I use paint myself, you can resize the image selecting image attributes.
    Are Advanced Timing Control set manually or those are just the values you see as defaults for auto settings?

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    at the moment that's all set to auto. the only way my PC will even boot into windows is with everything on auto and defaults. it's quite frustrating.

    when i first purchased this PC and built it i was able to get a couple of working overclocks, i had it running at 3.2ghz for about 6months but it always felt a little unstable. anyway after that i reset it all back to stock settings and the PC ran almost twice as quick, however since then refuses to accept any alterations. im really only going on about it because when i researched all these parts i had in mind that once i had it for a year or so i'd go the overclocking route. and now its been about 18months and it refuses overclocking. im not sure if in my previous attempts at overclocking i've done damage.
    Last edited by broke; 04-21-2010 at 08:21 PM.

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    Default Re: Q6700 + X48-DS4 Overclocking drama

    tRD autoo too?
    It's weird that SPD shows tRFC 42 and actual applied is 52, was Performance Enhance standard or turbo when you made the screen capture?
    Lets try to take it step by step, does memory fail with 4-4-4-12 timings at stock settings too?

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