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    Default Re: Phase LEDs and buzzing sound from internal speaker

    I've put the F13 file on my FAT32 USB, but when I go to QFlash it doesn't show up. I have gone to Update BIOS from Drive, Floppy B and it finds an empty folder. It's recognising the flash drive fine because the Total size is showing 7.46G. Is there anything else I need to put on the USB? I only copied the .F13 file

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    Default Re: Phase LEDs and buzzing sound from internal speaker

    Just grabbed another USB drive and tried again. BIOS flashed successfully. Going to try installing Windows 7 again now. Fingers crossed!

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    Default Re: Phase LEDs and buzzing sound from internal speaker

    USB drives can sometimes be a hit or miss situation.
    Call me old fashioned, but I've never had a problem when flashing from a flopsy drive.
    I'm holding my breath waiting for the win7 install results with your updated bios....

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    Looking good so far! I don't want to jynx it, but Windows installed successfully in 10 minutes, and the computer has been running for the last 15 minutes with no issues. I'm starting to load on a few programs, so will see how it progresses. Will post back here later to let you know how it's going :)

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    Glad to hear that you're making progress with the F13 bios update.
    Good things happen when you compromise and do it my way!!
    Thanks for the quick update.

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    2 hours on and it's still working well! Looks like you've cracked it - thank you so much!

    I'll be heading to the computer shop tomorrow to get some more RAM. Is there anything you can recommend?

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    Default Re: Phase LEDs and buzzing sound from internal speaker

    I'm using 8GB of HyperX T1 PC2-8500 ram

    The 60mm tall heat spreaders can be a problem with aftermarket cpu coolers.
    Hopefully Kingston is still selling similar HyperX memory with normal height heat spreaders.
    My memory speed is set to 876MHz with 4-4-4-10 memory timings. YMMV

    G.Skill memory kits are very popular in our forum and seldom have problems with bios settings.
    My Mushkin memory is also excellent.

    For best performance, buy a kit that is rated with 4-4-4-12 timings at 800MHz, or 5-5-5-15 at 1066MHz.
    There is no real world difference in performance with cas4 settings up to 875 - 900MHz and cas5 settings at 1066 - 1100MHz.

    If you have a good enough cpu cooler, we can help you overclock your cpu to 3.20GHz and possibly up to 3.60GHz.
    Overclocking to these levels will give you a huge boost in performance.

    With 4GB (or more) of memory, there are 2 memory voltage settings that will probably need to be increased.
    Without these bios changes, you will probably have boot loop problems.
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    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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    Awesome, thanks.

    I think I've found something similar at my local shop. The head spreaders look quite standard in this photo - http://www.cplonline.com.au/online-s...ategory_id=281

    Would my motherboard have the capabilities to get the full benefits of this RAM? I don't want to buy something that is better than what I actually need...

    I've only got a standard head spreader and fan on my CPU - not sure if it's enough to maintain safe temperatures if clocked?

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    Data sheet for the memory you linked to: http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/khx8500d2k2_4g.pdf
    This is similar to my memory, but with a standard height heat spreader.

    My P35-DS3L is the low end member in the Gigabyte P35 family.
    You should be able to run with settings similar to what I posted earlier.
    This memory is high end memory that will let you run with optimal memory timings for the best performance.
    Lower rated memory would require looser memory timings and memory performance would be somewhat lower.

    If you are using the stock Intel cpu heatsink, your overclock will be limited to about 3.0 - 3.2GHz due to higher temperatures.
    With a $40 - $50 (USD) aftermarket cpu cooler, you should be able to overclock higher.
    There have been many Q6600 overclocking threads in the Gigabyte forum where EP45 motherboards were used.

    From your cpu-z screen-shot, you have the more recent G0 stepping for your Q6600. As I recall, these were somewhat cooler running and often overclocked better than the original B3 stepping Q6600's. Keep in mind that there is often a significant difference in how well 2 nearly identical systems will overclock.

    You can overclock your current system and see how high it goes before heat and/or voltages get too high.
    You will need to do a lot of stress testing to ensure that your overclocked system is stable.
    Use the forum's advanced search feature to find threads with Q6600 in the thread title and select the search titles only option.
    Happy reading
    Don't forget to always unplug your power supply's cable from the wall outlet before removing or installing hardware.

    Set:
    • DDR2 OverVoltage Control to +0.4 (2.20 volts)
    • (G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.1
    With your current 266MHz bus speed
    • setting the System Memory Multiplier = 3.2 will run your memory at 850MHz (with manually set 4-4-4-12 memory timings)
    • setting the System Memory Multiplier = 4.0 will run your memory at 1066MHz (with 5-5-5-15 memory timings)
    I recommend starting with the 850MHz settings.
    Save settings and exit before your install your new memory.

    Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and create a bootable usb or optical disk for testing your new memory before booting into windows.
    Last edited by profJim; 09-30-2012 at 10:23 PM. Reason: changed P35 bios setting names instead of P45 names
    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: Phase LEDs and buzzing sound from internal speaker

    Thanks for your advice :) I'm going to start with 4GB today, and see how I go. A little bit apprehensive overclocking since I've just got the computer working again, but I have some time next weekend so will read up between now and then and might give it a go.

    Will definitely post back here before going ahead, because I'll no doubt have some questions.

    Thanks for all your help profJim!

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