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    Red face Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Hello all,
    I would like to inform that I have followed exact steps that mentioned and demonstrated by one of an experience person ..

    However, I couldn't overclock my pc ! .. Once I save the BIOS Settings and rebooting it, it automatically return to backup BIOS Settings after unsuccessful booting with new settings ! ..

    Can you please help me?

    My PC Details are:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9950 E0
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6
    PSU Epsilon 1010W
    6GB DDR2 devided into "2GBx1GBx2GBx1GB" ==> Kingmax brand
    Graphic: nVidia Geoforce 8800GTS 512
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
    Case: Gigabyte 3D Mercury
    CPU Water Cooler
    3 Sata HDD
    3 External USB HDD
    1 DVD Writer
    2 CD Writer
    1 Blue Ray Writer
    1 USB HUB (7 Ports)
    Dual Monitor

    Thanks in Advance ..

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Anyone Please ??

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Can you please give us a link to your memory, or the model #?

    Then please give us your full current BIOS settings you are trying and we can help, template is in my signature for you to give us your settings.

    Please do let us know the BIOS version as well.

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    Dear Lsdmeasap,
    Thanks a lot for your kindly response.

    1) Link: KINGMAX Technology Inc.
    Details According to EVEREST Application:
    DIMM1: Kingmax KLEE88F-B8KU6 2 GB DDR2-1100 DDR2 SDRAM (6-7-7-25 @ 555 MHz) (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-15 @ 333 MHz)
    DIMM2: Kingmax KLED48F-B8KO6 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM3: Kingmax KLEE88F-B8KU6 2 GB DDR2-1100 DDR2 SDRAM (6-7-7-25 @ 555 MHz) (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-15 @ 333 MHz)
    DIMM4: Kingmax KLED48F-B8KO6 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)

    2) Current BIOS Settings:
    Download 1.JPG
    Download 2.JPG
    Download 3.JPG

    3) Current BIOS version:
    F7

    Thanks again ..
    Last edited by AbuAli1981; 05-31-2010 at 02:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Thanks!

    If you update to the latest BIOS your boot times will be faster
    GA-X48-DQ6 - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS

    If you do update please use Qflash and read my guide (Especially if you are using RAID)
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/


    Before I advise you on settings, I need to know if you are using stock cooler or a better one?

    And what speed do you want to run your CPU at?

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Dear Lsdmeasap,
    Thanks again for your quick response.

    If you update to the latest BIOS your boot times will be faster
    GA-X48-DQ6 - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS
    Yesterday night, I upgraded my motherboard BIOS to F8D and I repeated all overclock steps and still I didn't get any benifit :(.

    If you do update please use Qflash and read my guide (Especially if you are using RAID)
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/
    Sure, I will read it and thanks a lot ...


    Before I advise you on settings, I need to know if you are using stock cooler or a better one?
    At the moment, I'm using Stock Cooler that comes with case "Gigabyte 3D Mercury".

    Also, I'm planning to buy Cooler Master HAF-X (RC-942) Full Tower once it released on the market and of course with new CPU Cooler.


    And what speed do you want to run your CPU at?
    Anything dear, just I want to know why I can't overclock it.

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Well I need to know a speed you think your cooler can handle, then I can suggest settings.

    Ohh! I just noticed you are using mixed memory speeds and sizes, this is not suggested at all and may be part of your problems. Sorry I missed this before now!!

    Please use only one set, 2x2GB would be best if you need more memory.

    Try these for 3.2Ghz using the 2x2 Kit

    Code:
    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto or fast]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8] 
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5] << 0.0
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [399 or 401] 
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00B or D] = 800Mhz, if you want to run 1066Mhz try 2.66D or 2.40B for 960
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]
    
    Performance Enhance = [Standard]
    
    CAS Latency Time________________ 5
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 5
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______5
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ 18
    
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ 3-4
    Rank Write to READ Delay________3-6
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ 4-8
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ 52-62
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ 3-5
    Static tRead Value_______________ 6-8
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto]
    
    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control [800mV]
    CPU Clock Skew Control [normal]
    GMCH Clock Skew Control [Normal]
    
    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V] = 2.1V
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [Auto] 
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V] 
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.2-0.3V] 
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.25]  << Try 1.25-1.38
    
    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
    
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    Legacy USB Storage Detect___________________[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Dear Lsdmeasap,
    Thanks alot for your quick response again.

    I will test them today evening once I return back to home from my office. Also, I will buy 8GB of DDR2 (kingston) tomorrow evening (2*2*2*2).

    Thanks again and I will update you today with current DDR2 RAM.

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    Hello Dear Lsdmeasap,
    Really I prayed for you today, do you know why?

    I followed your steps and now I'm writing to you with overclock CPU and it reached to: 3.65GHz with FSB of 430 ..

    I ran the Prime95 x64 to check the stabiliy and nothing happened within 53 minutes. in addition, one of the core's degree reached 71.

    Aslo, I have 1 question dear, will this overclock affect on my PC component age life?


    I attached for you the snapshot ..
    Download 365GHz.png

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    Default Re: Cannot Overclock with my GA-X48-DQ6 & Q9550 E0 ! ..

    71C is very hot and is about the limit set by Intel for that Core 2.

    I get my Q9450 (2.66GHz default speed) to 3.5GHz and get around 60C but my ambient temperature of around 20 to 25C is probably lower than yours at your location which I suspect gets very hot even with air conditioning.

    Overclocking, putting more voltage and higher temperatures through a CPU will lower their lifespan but with the rate which PC hardware progresses your PC will be long out of date before it reaches it's end of life. Unless it really overheats!

    Keeping temperatures as low as possible is best. If you are air cooling in a hot environment it doesn't work as well so other cooling methods might be worth investigating.

    Your motherboard has a backplate which could get in the way of many coolers and might have to be removed.

    Prime95 isn't the most comprehensive testing software, others generate much more heat such as IntelBurnTest and others. But don't go using those if you are getting 71C temperatures with Prime95. ;)
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