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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    BSOD 0x124: need more CPU Vcore voltage!!
    Try increasing it by 2 or 3 steps, you'll have to find the optimal setting.
    You are nowhere near the maximum safe voltage limit for your cpu.
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    When running P95 I generally start with small FFT and run for at least an hour. If you fail small FFT it will error out because of: Not enough vCore Possibly low CPU Termination (VTT) Possibly low/high CPU ref Possibly low PLL (clock generator) voltage.

    Then I run Large FFT for at least an hour. If you fail large FFT it will error out because of: Not enough vDIMM (RAM voltage) Not enough (and rarely too much) MCH core voltage Incorrect MCH ref voltage Unstable memory timings (includes both main timings ie 5-5-5-15, and also tRead and tRFC. Only fails because of processor when vCore is waaaaaay too low!

    One other thing to keep in mind is CPU and MCH refrences may need a little loving...
    Last edited by Conners; 08-29-2012 at 05:24 AM.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    +1^^ good points.
    Tweaking P45 reference settings usually isn't need until your FSB is higher than 450 - 475MHz.
    Let's not scare the OP by talking about tweaking clock skews.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Yeah lets not scare me...you'll force me to increase this habit.... LOL

    been running for about an hour now with these....increased the vcore some more, and its going ok. If this goes ok at 425, this will do me.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Temperatures look good, as do the rest of your bios settings.
    Let us know which Prime95 tests you've completed and how long each test ran.

    Keep in mind that cpu core temperatures will probably be higher during your Australian summer.
    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)
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Just running the blend test now, then i'Il run the small fft, and large fft. I noted Conners post about doing the small fft first. Should I stop and do that?

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    I'd keep running the Blend test as long as you've had it running for several hours.
    There isn't a "best" way to run all three tests, opinions vary.
    You won't go wrong with Conners' approach; some prefer his posted approach.
    Some report that several hours of the small FFT and large FFT tests pass, but the Blend test eventually fails.
    Others say that the Blend test sometimes fails before the other tests.

    If any Prime95 worker threads fail, be sure to report the FFT size that failed and how long the worker thread ran until it failed.
    Once a single worker thread fails, you should make a Prime95 screen-shot and then stop the test.
    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
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    will do....keep going for now.

    Agree about the temps in summer. We have air conditioning , but my pc room does face the west, so it can get warm in late pm during daylight saving, even with the a/c on. I'll save different profiles, and if it gets too warm I'll load a lower setting over the warmer monmths

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Once my overclocked system was stable, I enabled EIST and C1E power saving options in the bios to automatically lower cpu speeds under lighter loads. I then repeated all my extended stress tests to ensure that the system was still stable. Trying to overclock your system with the power savings options enabled is a PITA and can make it much more difficult to find stable settings. Under lighter loads, my cpu multiplier varies from 6.0x to 7.5x, instead of my standard 8.0x setting. With heavy loads, the standard 8.0x multiplier is used.
    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
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Ok fellas..prime crashed at around the 4hr mark, or just after, then the BSOD with...wait for it...you guessed 00124 error.

    Last info from prime was

    [Wed Aug 29 21:56:10 2012]
    Self-test 84K passed!
    Self-test 84K passed!
    Self-test 84K passed!
    Self-test 84K passed!

    and it was going so well...I was downloading a large file as well...would that have affected it?

    Regards

    Craig

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