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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Your core temperatures are good and show that you can probably overclock higher.
    The SPD values show settings that should work at different memory speeds.
    With your current 1069MHz memory speed, you should be able to use 7-7-7-20 primary memory timings with tRD = 8 or 9; lower is better.
    8 x 425MHz = 3400MHz should be doable and you can probably use 2.66 x 425 = 1133MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings.
    8 x 450MHz = 3600MHz might be doable with 2.66 x 450 =1200MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings.
    tRD = 8 for both memory channels should be OK up to 425MHz, but tRD = 9 will probably be required with higher FSB settings.
    With higher overclocks, DRAM voltage might need to be increased slightly and MCH Core voltage is probably OK.
    Using tighter (lower) memory timings and/or lower tRD settings might also require somewhat higher DRAM voltage settings.

    My concern is the problems you're having with manually setting tRD to lower "normal" values.
    It might be necessary to clear your CMOS, load Optimized Bios settings, and then manually change your bios settings.
    There is a newer beta bios F4c that is one year newer than your current bios version and the newer version might help with overclocking.
    You would need to user QFlash (not @BIOS) for bios flashing by following the procedures in http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ash-guide.html where you flash using non-overclocked bios settings. Don't flash you bios unless you fully understand the procedure in the tutorial.

    Using memory slots 2 and 4 might be OK, instead of the normal setup using slots 1 and 3.
    I did extensive memory slot testing with my EP45-UD3P and DDR2 1066 memory and had no problems with either setup; 1 and 3 versus 2 and 4.

    Check out the following threads where they're using a Q9550 with faster memory:


    If you're happy with your current overclock, fine, but your memory's performance is not as good as it should be.
    4GB of memory should be fine with your system.
    Trying to add your 2x1GB memory will probably require much more tweaking and stability testing.

    Gigabyte provided quite a few bios updates for the very popular EP45-UD3P and R versions, but offered very few bios updates for the less
    popular EP45T DDR3 motherboards.

    Any questions?
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Let me experiment with several settings, and post back soon.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    I changed the settings to 7 7 7 20, with a static read value of 8, and it booted fine. I am running a prime test now.Maybe it was some other setting that triggered the failed boot in the first place, because this worked fine.

    keep you posted. Any further recommendations ?

    EDIT UPDATE - running Prime for almost 90min, and no errors temps ok,
    Last edited by hanleyc; 08-27-2012 at 05:07 PM.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    I recommend performing the Prime95 Blend and small FFT tests.
    Running a 5 loop test using IBT or LinX will give a GFlops score that is useful to confirm your system's improving performance.
    If you're not going to overclock further, you should also run a 6 - 12 hour Prime95 Large FFT test.

    You could also try 401 x 3.33D = 1335MHz memory using 9-9-9-25 timings but the faster memory speeds won't give a noticeable improvement in system performance. You will get better overall performance using:
    8 x 425MHz = 3400MHz and 2.66D x 425 = 1133MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings.
    Naturally you will need to repeat the stress tests each time you change your overclock settings.
    It's up to you to decide how much higher you want to overclock.

    In one of the other EP45T-DS3R threads, the overclock was 4.0GHz with the Q9550's 8.5 cpu multiplier, which means that they were using FSB = 470MHz. There's no guarantee that you can overclock using 8 x 470MHz for a cpu speed = 3.760GHz or how far your memory will overclock with much higher speeds.

    Make sure that you save each of your stable bios settings as a saved bios profile.
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    typing at the same time Jim....

    I might try the 425x8 and thats probably the most I will go for now. I read that one at 4.0ghz...a bit scary for this amateur me thinks...LOL.

    I have taken all your points in, and will experiment further, and keep you posted. Things are looking up from several weeks ago, thats for sure.

    ALL HAIL PROF JIM.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    I'll drink to that.
    It takes a lot of time and effort to find a stable overclock.
    I think that stopping at 8 x 425MHz will probably be optimal for you.
    For the benefit of others viewing this thread, please post your "final" bios settings and screen-shots.
    As of right now, your thread has 2,195 views....not bad for an older system.
    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
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    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
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    If you click the Output results to results.log box, IBT will automatically save your test results.
    With 4GB of memory, your GFLOPs score will be somewhat higher if you test with 1792MB or 2048MB of memory.
    Your IBT GFlops scores are good.

    A Q9550 overclocked to 4.0GHz will have 55 GFlops scores.
    The variation in your individual scores indicates the CPU Vcore is a bit on the low side.
    Ideally the variation between all scores would be within 0.04 GFlops.
    Increasing CPU Vcore one or two clicks higher will lower the variation.
    If your system is fully stable with your current cpu voltage, don't worry about IBT score variations.

    To overclock using FSB = 425MHz, you will probably need CPU Vcore to be at least 3 or 4 clicks higher than your current setting.
    Don't forget that you will need tRD = 9 for both memory channels and that 8-8-8-24 primary memory timings will be needed.
    With 8 x 425MHz = 3400MHz, your IBT scores should be slightly more than 45 GFlops.
    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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    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
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    I tried 425, with a vcore of 1.3125v..... 8 8 8 24................ and 9 on each of the channels. I also increased the dram voltage to 1.56v.


    Prime failed after about 2 minutes, with a BSOD with the usual 0124 error message.

    back to the drawing board.....running at the stable 3.21ghz settings previously posted.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    I tried 425, with a vcore of 1.3125v..... 8 8 8 24................ and 9 on each of the channels. I also increased the dram voltage to 1.56v.


    Prime failed after about 2 minutes, with a BSOD with the usual 0124 error message.

    back to the drawing board.....running at the stable 3.21ghz settings previously posted.

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