Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    new york
    Posts
    10

    Default UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    Hello all, I have the UD3P rev 1.6 board, I'm running a Stepping E0 Q9550 and OCZ Gold Ram 4x2gb. I am using all 8 of the rear USB ports + firewire and I have an additional fan (in addition to the cooler, case fan).

    I have 2 questions:
    1.) Right now, I just want to get system stability before I go to overclock this thing. What MCH/ICH settings should I use given my RAM and usb load.

    2.) I have hooked up a fan to the 3 pin header called system fan 1. But it spins pretty slowly - 800 rpm I believe. Is there a bios setting that I am not aware of that would boost this thing. (i'm running osx)

    My thought process here is to get the system completely stable before I start to overclock. The OCZ Gold is 1066mhz (pc2-8500) ram, I assume that I will want to get the settings to run this is full 1066mhz before I overclock. Please let me know if that is not a good idea and if I'm just better keeping the ram slow and overclocking the CPU.

    I have a corsair TX750 PSU, OCZ Vertex SSD drive, 2 SATA hard drives and 2 EVGA 9800GTX+ video cards. I realize that this is probably a fairly heavy load.

    Thanks in advance for everyone's help.
    Last edited by vipnyc; 06-28-2010 at 12:43 PM.
    Q9550 Stepping E0
    Thermaltake CL-P0370 TMG i1 CPU Cooler
    GA-EP45-UD3P 1.6 Bios FE
    2gb x 4 OCZ Gold PC2-8500 DDR2 5-6-6-18 2.10v (http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...b_dual_channel)
    OCZ Vertex SSD 64gb (Firmware 1.5)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb Sata
    Seagate FreeAgent Xtreme 1tb eSata
    2 Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Graphics Cards
    Corsair TX750 PSU
    Antec Sonata 3 Case

    Snow Leopard 10.6.4

  2. #2
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    With 8GB of 1066 memory, MCH Core = 1.28 - 1.32 will probably be needed. If this setting is too high or too low, this can lead to boot loop problems and/or instability.

    I recommend that you follow the suggested basic settings in this post.
    If you have problems, post your current settings using the generic EP45 template.

    If you haven't already loaded optimized bios settings, you must:
    1. load optimized bios settings
    2. save settings and exit
    3. re-enter the bios and then make any necessary bios changes
    4. you should save these initial settings as a bios profile

    The motherboard user manual describes how to save and load different bios profiles.
    You can save up to eight different bios profiles and you can later replace any of these saved profiles with a newer profile.

    With many systems, 8GB of memory will not run at it's full rated speed and needs to be underclocked somewhat.
    With your stock 333MHz bus speed, you might need to start with 800MHz memory speeds using the 2.40B System memory multiplier.
    Once your system passes stability tests at stock settings, we can help you overclock higher.

    Are you running a dual boot system?
    Your memory's maximum rated voltage is 2.15 volts if needed.

    Your cpu cooler might not be adequate if you're looking for a final overclock in the 3.8GHz or higher range.
    Most good coolers with a 92mm fan setup are OK for mild to moderate overclocks.
    You will need to watch your cpu core temperatures as you overclock, especially during stress testing.
    An overclock up to about 3.4GHz should have reasonable core temperatures unless your room temperature is 25 (C) or higher.
    A 3.6GHz overclock or higher will probably require a top tier cpu cooler, such as Prolimatech Megahalems or Thermolabs Barum cooler.
    For best cooling, one or two 1600 - 2000 rpm fans with high static pressure will be best.

    Your psu should easily handle your hardware setup.
    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
    .


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    167

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    If you are lucky like me and have a cpu that overclocks easily with low Vcore then you can get quite high even with modest cooling. My Q9550 runs stable at 3.61 GHz using only stock Vcore, LLC disabled and temps are real low even with Linpack.
    Attachment 2692

    Sysfan1 connector is pretty useless at the moment, it runs temperature controlled like Cpu fan connector but at half speed. If you want to run your case fan temperature controlled but using full speed then get a splitter cable and connect both fans to Cpu fan connector. There are splitter cables for both 3- and 4-pin fans but I really recommend using 4-pin PWM fans if you are running Snow Leopard, voltage control doesn't work same way on OS X as it does on Windows. This is the splitter that I use: Akasa Thermal Solution . That cable is specially good because it takes power for fans straight from PSU, no need to worry about motherboard connector's power capability.
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4
    i7-2600K @ 4.5 GHz, EK Supreme HF
    Kingston HyperX Genesis PC3-12800 2* 4 GB
    Radeon HD 7950
    OCZ Agility 3 120 GB
    XFX 650W Core edition
    Fractal Design Arc Midi

    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UDH5
    i7-3770K @ 4.5 GHz, XSPC Raystorm
    G.Skill Ripjaws X 2* 4 GB
    Radeon HD 6870 * 2
    PNY XL8 120 GB
    Super Flower SF-700P14XE
    Bitfenix Shinobi XL

  4. #4
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    Thanks mm67, I forgot to include that Sys_Fan2 runs fans at about half speed if the fan under-volts well.
    Fans that don't under-volt well won't spin at all when using the Sys_Fan2 connector.

    **edit** Except for the Sys_Fan2 header and the cpu PWM header, the remaining fan headers on your motherboard should power each connected fan at full speed.
    Last edited by profJim; 06-30-2010 at 11:16 AM. Reason: correction
    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
    .


  5. #5
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    new york
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    Wow thanks for the quick replies. I will do as suggested then come back with my template. Do I need to change my ICH voltage because of the # of USB devices?

    I am not running a dual boot system.

    I will buy a new cooler - I didn't research any - I bought this thermaltake thinking it was big and should suffice but didn't do any checking.

    What temperature should I not let the cores go past during testing? FWIW I briefly tried just bumping up the FSB to 471 and then Prime95'd. (Left everything at auto voltage except MCH (1.3v) and Memory (2.14). It worked well but I chickened out when temps got to 77 degrees. I then manually set the v-core to 1.3625 and the system crashed after a few hours of normal usage.

    Lastly, I looked up my fan spec - it's 800 rpm max anyway. So I guess this is running full speed, again not sure why I didn't research that but it is what it is. Do you think I need to replace that with a high speed fan? Keep in mind I already have the cooler fan, and the primary case fan. The fan that I am referring to sits towards the front of the case and blows over the memory.

    Thanks again guys. Really appreciate the help.


    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    With 8GB of 1066 memory, MCH Core = 1.28 - 1.32 will probably be needed. If this setting is too high or too low, this can lead to boot loop problems and/or instability.

    I recommend that you follow the suggested basic settings in this post.
    If you have problems, post your current settings using the generic EP45 template.

    If you haven't already loaded optimized bios settings, you must:
    1. load optimized bios settings
    2. save settings and exit
    3. re-enter the bios and then make any necessary bios changes
    4. you should save these initial settings as a bios profile

    The motherboard user manual describes how to save and load different bios profiles.
    You can save up to eight different bios profiles and you can later replace any of these saved profiles with a newer profile.

    With many systems, 8GB of memory will not run at it's full rated speed and needs to be underclocked somewhat.
    With your stock 333MHz bus speed, you might need to start with 800MHz memory speeds using the 2.40B System memory multiplier.
    Once your system passes stability tests at stock settings, we can help you overclock higher.

    Are you running a dual boot system?
    Your memory's maximum rated voltage is 2.15 volts if needed.

    Your cpu cooler might not be adequate if you're looking for a final overclock in the 3.8GHz or higher range.
    Most good coolers with a 92mm fan setup are OK for mild to moderate overclocks.
    You will need to watch your cpu core temperatures as you overclock, especially during stress testing.
    An overclock up to about 3.4GHz should have reasonable core temperatures unless your room temperature is 25 (C) or higher.
    A 3.6GHz overclock or higher will probably require a top tier cpu cooler, such as Prolimatech Megahalems or Thermolabs Barum cooler.
    For best cooling, one or two 1600 - 2000 rpm fans with high static pressure will be best.

    Your psu should easily handle your hardware setup.
    Q9550 Stepping E0
    Thermaltake CL-P0370 TMG i1 CPU Cooler
    GA-EP45-UD3P 1.6 Bios FE
    2gb x 4 OCZ Gold PC2-8500 DDR2 5-6-6-18 2.10v (http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...b_dual_channel)
    OCZ Vertex SSD 64gb (Firmware 1.5)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb Sata
    Seagate FreeAgent Xtreme 1tb eSata
    2 Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Graphics Cards
    Corsair TX750 PSU
    Antec Sonata 3 Case

    Snow Leopard 10.6.4

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    167

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    Power usage can be surprisingly high, yesterday I bought a power meter and of course I had to check what is the maximum power that my system needs. Running OCCT PSU test at 4.1 GHz settings power usage was 434 Watts, on stock 2.83 GHz maximum was only 334 W. Looking at those numbers it's easy to see why a powerful cooler is needed for overclocking, after all that extra 110 Watts is pretty much all heat.
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4
    i7-2600K @ 4.5 GHz, EK Supreme HF
    Kingston HyperX Genesis PC3-12800 2* 4 GB
    Radeon HD 7950
    OCZ Agility 3 120 GB
    XFX 650W Core edition
    Fractal Design Arc Midi

    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UDH5
    i7-3770K @ 4.5 GHz, XSPC Raystorm
    G.Skill Ripjaws X 2* 4 GB
    Radeon HD 6870 * 2
    PNY XL8 120 GB
    Super Flower SF-700P14XE
    Bitfenix Shinobi XL

  8. #8
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    When overclocking, Cpu Termination (VTT) and Cpu PLL should NEVER be set to AUTO, as the bios will over-volt both of these settings.
    Your cpu fan is rated at 300 ~ 2500 rpm.
    If you set CPU Smart Fan Control to DISABLED, your fan will run at full speed for better cooling. You should be able to manually reduce cpu fan speed using EasyTune6 or SpeedFan if you want to reduce fan noise.

    When stress testing with Intel BurnTest (IBT) or LinX, cpu core temps will be about 60 -65 (C) with room temperature about 20 (C).
    Most Prime95 or OCCT tests will about 8 - 10 (C) cooler. For each 1 (C) rise in room temperatures, cpu core temperatures will rise by about 1 (C). These are optimal results when using an excellent cooling setup.

    Choosing a top tier cpu cooler requires a bit of research to verify that the cooler's dimensions won't interfere with your computer case or memory modules.
    Check out this post for some information with fitting a premium cpu cooler.

    His setup with a decent older cpu cooler and his Q9550 was running with cpu core temperatures in the 70 (C) range during stress testing. You might find that your current cpu cooler is adequate for your everyday usage. Naturally, the higher you overclock, the higher your temperatures will be.
    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
    .


  9. #9
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    ICH Voltages may be OK in auto, if you have USB Issues you are safe to raise them though if you find it helps.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    new york
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: UD3P - Rev 1.6 FE Bios - 8gb ram and a lot of USB connections

    Makes sense - thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by mm67 View Post
    Power usage can be surprisingly high, yesterday I bought a power meter and of course I had to check what is the maximum power that my system needs. Running OCCT PSU test at 4.1 GHz settings power usage was 434 Watts, on stock 2.83 GHz maximum was only 334 W. Looking at those numbers it's easy to see why a powerful cooler is needed for overclocking, after all that extra 110 Watts is pretty much all heat.
    Q9550 Stepping E0
    Thermaltake CL-P0370 TMG i1 CPU Cooler
    GA-EP45-UD3P 1.6 Bios FE
    2gb x 4 OCZ Gold PC2-8500 DDR2 5-6-6-18 2.10v (http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...b_dual_channel)
    OCZ Vertex SSD 64gb (Firmware 1.5)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb Sata
    Seagate FreeAgent Xtreme 1tb eSata
    2 Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Graphics Cards
    Corsair TX750 PSU
    Antec Sonata 3 Case

    Snow Leopard 10.6.4

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •