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    Default Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Hi guys,

    About a year ago, I built a computer and have wanted to overclock it ever since but always had the same problem....and now that Starcraft II is out I have the bug to overclock it again and optimize it!!
    I have a:
    Q6600 2.4 Ghz
    EP45 DS3L F10 Bios
    Mushkin 2x2gb 1066 mhz
    Xp Professional

    I have ran memtest 86+ multiple times with no errors reported. My problem is that when I go into BIOS to change the DRAM voltage to 2.1V and 5-5-5-15 as specified by mushkin, it will double boot and reset itself. If I try to change the clock speed it also does the same thing. I have followed many other suggestions online but none has made a difference on my machine. I was wanting to try 3.6 ghz which I realize might be a little much for my artic cooler 7. Any suggestions? I think its obviously a memory setting problem since it will not boot if I change the values to anything outside of the optimizied defaults.

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Drams can work at lower voltage don't have to set 2.1v, . Mine works at 1.6V 800Mhz and 1.8 1000.
    Perhaps disable the Xms profile there in bios first and then reboot and set manually the rest.

    3.6Ghz is too much for the mbd. 4 weak phases passively cooled.

    3.2Ghz may be possible 400 Host, 8x ratio, just make sure to set MCH Core, Termination, Pll voltages manually, otherwize these will skyrocket if left on auto. Besides my motherboard EP45 was unable to work with 65nm cpu and more than 1.3V on MCH core, so set it below 1.28V.

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Please read http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post295784 and follow steps 1-4 to provide more information about your hardware and settings.
    3.6GHz are not easy to get woth Q6600, 32-3.4GHz may be possible.

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L





    For some reason these pics didn't come out the best on here, you can see them at CPU pictures by 04tdiwagon - Photobucket One is CPU-Z mainboard and one is cpu screen!!
    Last edited by mackdaddy; 08-05-2010 at 06:18 AM.
    Intel Q6600 with Artic Cooler 7 Cooler
    Gigabyte EP45 DS3L ver 1.0 Bios F10
    Antec 800w Power Supply
    Mushkin 996599 2x2GB DDR2 1066 Mhz

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    And where are the templates, all the links I find to them are dead!!
    Intel Q6600 with Artic Cooler 7 Cooler
    Gigabyte EP45 DS3L ver 1.0 Bios F10
    Antec 800w Power Supply
    Mushkin 996599 2x2GB DDR2 1066 Mhz

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Sorry about that changes were made to the board broke all links.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post312016

    EDIT: And you say that simply changing DRAM Voltage manualy to 2.1v cause multi boot or have you made other changes as well?
    Last edited by Chike; 08-05-2010 at 07:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Motherboard: Model: EP45 DS3L Rev#:1.0 Bios Version:F10
    Cpu: Model
    Ram: Mushkin 2x2GB 996599 DDR2 1066MHz
    Power Supply Unit: Antec 750w

    .

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [9x]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [n/a] <-- ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 2.4 GHz <-- this is set by your bios

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [266]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100] <--- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto

    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]

    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : [700mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : [700mV]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0]

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Standard] <--- 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 ---------------- : [manual] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 5 ---------- : [5]
    tRCD ------------------- 7 ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- 7 ---------- : [5]
    tRAS ------------------- 24 ---------- : [5]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- 8 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- 68 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP ------------------- 4 ---------- : [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 --------------- 1.325V ---- : [Auto]

    CPU Termination --------- 1.2V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.550V* ----- : [Auto]

    CPU Reference ----------- .85V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference2 ---------- N/A ----- : [Auto]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.1V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH Reference ----------- .760V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ N/aV ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.550V ------- : [Auto]
    ICH Core ---------------- N/AV ------- : [Auto]
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.8V ------- : [Auto]
    DRAM Termination -------- N/aV ------- : [Auto]
    Channel A Reference ----- N/aV ------- : [Auto]
    Channel B Reference ----- N/aV ------- : [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]


    If I manually set the standard dram timing control such as I had on this one, it will not boot! I have to leave it on auto to get it to boot. Please help, this is very frustrating.
    Intel Q6600 with Artic Cooler 7 Cooler
    Gigabyte EP45 DS3L ver 1.0 Bios F10
    Antec 800w Power Supply
    Mushkin 996599 2x2GB DDR2 1066 Mhz

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    Sorry about that changes were made to the board broke all links.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post312016

    EDIT: And you say that simply changing DRAM Voltage manualy to 2.1v cause multi boot or have you made other changes as well?
    Thanks for the link!!

    Changing the voltage or the standard timing to the suggested 5-5-5-15 causes a double boot or a cycle of boots where I have to disconnect the power supply for a bit for it to reset.
    Intel Q6600 with Artic Cooler 7 Cooler
    Gigabyte EP45 DS3L ver 1.0 Bios F10
    Antec 800w Power Supply
    Mushkin 996599 2x2GB DDR2 1066 Mhz

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Memory currently running at 533MHz (DDR-1066) with 2.05v as specified in EPP, timings are set looser (5-7-7-24) due to Performance Enhance = Turbo, set it to Standard to change memory settings manually.

    Run MaxxMEM² - PreView or any other memory benchmark of your choice to compare your current and manual settings. IMO it's not worth messing around if there's no gain.

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    Default Re: Q6600 with EP45 DS3L

    Your bios template in post #7 shows that you have FAIL SAFE defaults loaded, not OPTIMIZED defaults.
    Start over by loading OPTIMIZED settings first, save settings and exit, then re-enter the bios to make any needed changes.
    Note: MCH Core Voltage should be set initially to 1.20 volts immediately after you've loaded OPTIMIZED settings.
    I've found that Mushkin XP DDR2 1066 works best at 2.00 - 2.02 volts unless you have memory speeds higher than 1100MHz.

    I've fixed the broken links in the my post that Chike referred you to in post #3.
    Let us know if this helps.
    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]
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