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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    Oh my... just a quick read of that, I looked to your 800MHz memory. I see it's alread overclocked to what looks like 840MHz which in my opine is probably as good as its going to get.

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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    It is a PITA to have to scroll through your thread to find your hardware listl.
    We need detailed information about ALL OF THE HARDWARE in your system.

    We can best help you after you create a detailed hardware list in the System Specs portion of your
    forum profile http://forums.tweaktown.com/profile.php?do=editprofile at the bottom of the
    profile page or in your forum signature http://forums.tweaktown.com/profile....=editsignature.
    Be sure to include brand names and model numbers.

    Using PC Specs will let us review hardware information in each of your posts.
    Adding the information in your forum signature will not show the information in any of your earlier posts.

    Have you done any stress testing with IntelBurn Test (IBT), LinX, or Prime95?
    If yes, which tests have you run and for how long?
    Were there any errors while running these tests? If yes, provide error detail information.

    There are some inconsistencies in your posted bios settings.
    • Is your memory speed 840 or 850MHz?
    • PCI Express Frequency = [100] <--- don't use the auto setting
    • Advanced Clock Control section are the actual settings = 800, 900, 50 and 150 as shown in your post?
    • Standard Timing Control ---> change your settings to 6-6-6-18 for now.
    • For 3600MHz cpu speeds, your Cpu Host Frequency will need to be increased later to 450MHz, where 8.0 x 450 = 3600MHz and this will mean that your memory will have to run at 900MHz, where 450 x 2.0 = 900MHz. Running memory at 900MHz will require looser/higher settings than you are currently using.

    G.SKILL- [ P Q ] F2-6400CL5Q-8GBPQ (2Gx4) is the link to your memory's specs at the G.Skill web site.

    Providing the following screen-shot will let us confirm some of the settings.

    Include a screenshot that displays:
    Memset using the SPD and ">>" tabs
    cpu-z CPU and Mainboard screens (several instances can be run at the same time)
    EasyTune6 --> TUNER tab --> ADVANCE tab --> VOLTAGE tab (only the Voltage tab is needed)
    CoreTemp screen [for your cpu's VID (Voltage ID)]

    Links for these programs are in the Latest Overclocking Programs, System Info, Benchmarking, & Stability Tools thread.

    It's best for you to created the cropped screen-shot before you test with updated bios settings and then close EasyTune6 and Memset before you start a new test.

    The attached image is a sample of what your screen-shot should look like.
    Note: The poster did NOT press the >> Memset button, so the settings do not show the applied memory settings for memory channel B.
    Keep the image width less than about 1024 pixels so the each window will be readable.



    This is an example of what your posted bios settings should look like, where it is perfectly clear which settings are set to AUTO or if they have a manual setting, and you show the values to the left of the colon exactly as they appear in your bios.

    Ignore the values in this sample post, and include accurate information.

    Some bios settings might not appear in your bios.
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    CPU = Model #
    Motherboard = Model, Revision #
    BIOS Version =
    Ram = Brand, Model#, Part#, And or Link  http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=190
    
    note: replace all ?? with the value displayed in your bios.
    ----> Replace "Auto" with manually set values.
    
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [9X]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0] <-- ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 3000 <-- this is set by your bios
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [Auto] <--- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto
    
    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : [800]
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : [900]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [OPS]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [OPS]
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to STANDARD when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Auto] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto] <-- this is the setting that you are using
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto] [800]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 5 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRCD -------------------  5 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRP --------------------- 5 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRAS ------------------- 12 ---------- : [Auto]
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD -------------------  3 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR -------------------  3 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- 6 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- 52 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP -------------------  3 ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ------------------- : [   0] <--- Auto or 0 or 2 is OK
    
    Driving Strength Profiles		N/A
    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
     (MY MOBO HAS)	DDR WWRITE TRAINING ---- : [Auto]
      Also my mobo has Channel A Driving Settings - all on [auto]
    
    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
     (MY MOBO HAS)	DDR WWRITE TRAINING ---- : [Auto]
      Also my mobo has Channel B Driving Settings - all on [auto]
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.250000 ---- : [Auto]
    
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V* ----- : [Auto]
    
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference2 ---------- ?.???V* ----- : [Auto]  N/A
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Normal]
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.760V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [Auto]
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto]
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [2.00]
    DRAM Termination -------- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel A Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel B Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [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]
    (USB Storage Function)
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    With your suggestions, I have input the following settings. the computer powered on, but gave a winboot.exe error prior to windows startup. when i attempted to reboot from cd, the computer reset. instability somehow? what should i change on these settings for a stable 3.6 overclock? I could live with 3.5 if need be. I took a screenshot with all my optimized defaults but could not take one of the new settings since i could not boot.


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    CPU = Model Intel q6600
    Motherboard = GA-EP45-UD3p
    BIOS Version =f10
    Ram = G.SKILL- World leading DDR3 computer memory and SSD manufacturer -Products
    
    note: replace all ?? with the value displayed in your bios.
    ----> Replace "Auto" with manually set values.
    
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [9X]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0] <-- ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 3600 <-- this is set by your bios
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [450]
    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 ---------------------- : [800]
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : [900]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [50]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [150]
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [DISABLED OR NOT AVAILABLE]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [2.00D]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [900]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [MANUAL] 
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 5 ---------- : [6]
    tRCD -------------------  5 ---------- : [6]
    tRP --------------------- 5 ---------- : [6]
    tRAS ------------------- 12 ---------- : [18]
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD -------------------  3 ---------- : [3]
    tWTR -------------------  3 ---------- : [4]
    tWR --------------------- 6 ---------- : [4]
    tRFC ------------------- 52 ---------- : [65]
    tRTP -------------------  3 ---------- : [4]
    Command Rate (CMD) ------------------- : [   2] <--- Auto or 0 or 2 is OK
    
    Driving Strength Profiles        N/A
    Driving Strength --------- : 1066
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [10]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ------------------ : [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
     (MY MOBO HAS)    DDR WWRITE TRAINING ---- : [Auto]
      Also my mobo has Channel A Driving Settings - all on [auto]
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [10]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ------------------ : [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
     (MY MOBO HAS)    DDR WWRITE TRAINING ---- : [Auto]
      Also my mobo has Channel B Driving Settings - all on [auto]
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.250000 ---- : [1.325]
    
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [1.2]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V* ----- : [1.5]
    
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference2 ---------- ?.???V* ----- : [N/A]
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.1]
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.760V ------- : [.76]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V ------- : [.900]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [1.5]
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.2]
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [1.8]
    DRAM Termination -------- 0.900V ------- : [.9]
    Channel A Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [.9]
    Channel B Reference ----- 0.900V ------- : [.9]
    
    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]
    (USB Storage Function)
    [/QUOTE]
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    There is no sense trying for 3.60GHz until we know that your system is stable at your current 3.40GHz settings.
    Prime95? IBT? LinX? Have you run any of these tests with stable 3.40GHz settings.
    I recommend that you keep the 6-6-6-18 memory timings until you find your highest stable cpu speed.
    You will waste a lot of time if you try to o/c the cpu and memory at the same time with optimal settings.
    If Prime95 isn't stable for at least 4 - 8 hours at any cpu speed, your system isn't stable.
    LinX or IBT (5 test loops only) are quick and dirty preliminary stress tests will fairly quickly tell you if your system is partially stable. If your system gets errors with IBT or LinX, there is no reason to run Prime95 for several hours.

    Check out EP45-UD3R - random bsod's with 8 gb Patriot DDR2 - bios settings? where I go into a lot of detail for stress testing and and bios settings. Right now your 3.40GHz settings don't look right and I need the requested screen-shot to confirm your settings and we need to know if your system is stable before we go higher. Some Q6600 systems have trouble getting stable at 3.40GHz, let alone going higher.

    My old fashioned approach is what I've found works best. Lsdme, Kick, and others have their own approaches. I want to teach you and others the tools to be able to overclock. Others may be willing to spoon feed you ballpark settings that might or might not be stable. Right now your system might be near its limits or it might be able to go 3.60GHz or possibly a bit higher.

    Right now I feel that you're trying to finish the roof while I'm making sure that the foundation is solid.
    There really aren't any good shortcuts. Getting a solid high overclock is like running a long race.
    FWIW, from what I've seen, overclocking Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge systems is much easier and simpler than with LGA775 systems.
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    master yoda, after making the memory timing changes you suggested to 6-6-6-6-18 and my own idea of increasing vcore to 1.4, the system booted. however, when i tried to run OCCT, the stress test program i use, windows crashed immediately. Here are my settings before i ran the test.Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM-current-settings-3600mhz-unstable-jpg
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    UPDATE: after rebooting, the system was still not stable. I launched firefox and got a BSOD. the computer also rebooted itself a few times before actually proceeding through boot sequence of gigabyte screen then windows. so clearly the settings are either incorrect or too high. what should i start changing to get it stable? could 200mhz really make the difference from 3400 to 3600???? again thanks for everyone's help.
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    With your Q6600, going from 3.40GHz to 3.60GHz is too much, because many Q6600 systems are not stable at 3.60GHz.
    Which specific OCCT test are you running?
    How long do you usually run OCCT to determine that your system is stable?
    I assume that your system is stable at 3.40GHz running OCCT.

    Try the following settings for 3.48GHz:

    Cpu Host Frequency = 435 (8 x 435 = 3.480MHz)
    Dram Voltage = 1.90 - 1.94
    MCH Core = 1.15 - 1.24

    Most 8GB memory setups require MCH Core = 1.24 - 1.30 or slightly higher when running at or near 1066MHz speeds.
    Many G.Skill 8GB setups required much lower MCH Core settings, sometimes as low as 0.95!

    Change the Cpu Host Frequency and Dram Voltage first and note how long OCCT runs before any errors occur.
    Then increase MCH Core slowly and see if OCCT runs for a longer time.

    Higher Cpu Termination (aka VTT) settings are often required with high overclocks.
    VTT should always be at least 0.05 - 0.10 volts lower than Cpu Vcore.

    Some of the Reference settings will be changed as you change the VTT settings.
    When you post your settings, use the following setup for any changed Reference bios settings:
    xxxxxxx Reference ----------- 0.760V ------- : [.812] ---> 0.76 with VTT @ 1.20
    In this example .812 is the new applied value when you had it set to 0.76 with VTT = 1.20
    and when increasing VTT, the bios automatically changes the reported reference value(s).

    When you crop the unneeded portion for your screen-shots, the image will be more legible.
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    I just checked the Q6600 specs and your cpu can use a 9.0 cpu multiplier.
    This means that 9.0 x 390MHz would give you 3.51GHz with memory speed = 2.0 x 390 = 780MHz.
    It might be easier to reach 3.50 - 3.60GHz using the 9.0 multiplier, but overall performance would be somewhat lower than using the 8.0 cpu multiplier to reach similar speeds. I'm pointing this out as a possible alternative approach if using the 8.0 cpu multiplier turns out to require too much time and effort on your part.
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    Just some observations and disclaimers and from my faulty memory(the biological kind)

    1.I found easytune to be unhelpfull at high overclocks,to even have installed.

    2.430 mhz approx on the board was a "wall",my chip memory needed volts boost from there till 450mhzto run at 4-4-4-12.
    An important point is it was only 2 sticks of 2gb.
    450mhz was a hard wall for the memory at 4-4-4-12 timings.it needed 5-5-5-15 after that..

    3.with 1.8 volts..which will drop to maybe 1.79 under load you wont get very far with 4 sticks.

    4.The mch v..1,4 is doable for long term but really shouldnt be needed for that (comparatively) low fsb

    5.PJ aka Yoda is trying to advise systematically..in a gradual progression..but that takes patience(on both sides :) )

    6.The other poster in the thread ..formerly known as "mannix"..thats an in joke btw.has experience of the tradeoff between fsb,memspeed and cpu multiplier speed on the board.

    7.The 6600 ..people were running pretty high voltages thru it for overclocking..Im not saying what,but it was higher than the q8's and 9''s(cos it was thicker)

    8.Tjhe mch and other ref settings as outlined by PJ above are key or at least I found it so for anything above the boards designed approx 400 mhz fsb.

    For clocking set optimum defaults, then enter the value that shows beside the auto box manually for ref voltages, save and load.. then go to the overclocking/increased main voltages.

    9.When I joined this site there was still plenty of action on clocking the q6600 on the ep 45 but it started to die out really quickly as the cpu was superceded by thinner tech quads..that was some 4years ago!

    10. search the site,afaik older posts/threads dont get wiped out but there should be a lot more of them from that era.
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    Default Re: Overclock Q6600 on GA-EP45-UD3P + 8GB DDR2 800MHZ RAM

    ^^+1^^
    Betcha Kick hasn't seen this reply in several years.
    a three finger salute is this
    Last edited by profJim; 02-03-2013 at 09:14 AM.

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