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    Default First OC Q9550

    In response to the response from Lsdmeasap (thanks!), posting my specs:

    Mobo: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
    CPU: Q9550
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro
    Mem: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) 5-5-5-15
    Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    PSU: Corsair 650 Watt
    Case: Coooler Master Storm Sniper 2x200 fans, 2x120 fans.

    Again, for first OC, looking to go to 3.2 GHz.

    Settings, at the moment:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

    Robust graphics Booster: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio: 8
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio: +0.5
    CPU Frequency: 2.83 GHz (333x8.5)

    Clock Chip Control

    CPU Clock Control: Disabled
    CPU Host Frequency: 333 MHz
    PCI Express Frequency: 100
    CIA2: Disabled

    Advanced Clck Control

    CPU Clock Drive: 700mv
    PCI Express Clock Drive: 700mv
    CPU Clock Skew: 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew: 0ps

    DRAM Performance Control

    Performance Enhance: Standard
    Extreme Memory Profile: (X.M.P.): Auto
    MCH Frquency Latch: Auto
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD): Auto
    Memory Frequency (MHz): 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD): Auto

    Standard Timing Control

    CAS Latency Time: 5
    tRCD: 5
    tRP: 5
    tRAS: 15

    Advanced Timing Control

    tRRD: 4 Auto
    tWTR 4 Auto
    tWR 13 Auto
    tRFC 68 Auto
    tRTP4 Auto
    Command Rate (CMD) 0 Auto

    Driving Strength Profiles
    All on Auto

    Channel A Settings
    Static tRead Value: 6 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment: 0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment: 0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment: 0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment: 0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank): 8 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank): 8 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank): 7 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank): 9 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control: Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control: Auto
    DDR Write Training: Auto

    Channel B
    Same as Channel A

    Motherboard Voltage Control

    CPU
    Load Line Calibration: Disabled
    CPU Vcore: 1.23750V Auto
    CPU Termination: 1.200V Auto
    CPU PLL 1.500V Auto
    CPU Reference: 0.76V Auto

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core: 1.100V Auto
    MCH Reference: 0.76 Auto
    MCH/DRAM Reference: 0.900V Auto
    ICH I/O: 1.500V Auto
    ICH Core: 1.100 Auto

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage: 1.800V Auto
    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) Enabled
    C2/C2E State Support: Disabled
    x C4/C4E State Support: Disabled
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2): Enabled
    CPU EIST Function: Enabled
    Virtualization Technology: Enabled

    Integrated Peripherals

    Legacy USB Storage Detect: Enabled

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    Default Re: First OC Q9550

    You need to start over. Please go into the BIOS and load and apply optimized defaults, then set your ram voltage only and save/apply/reboot BACK to the BIOS. You will then need to set all your changed settings again as they will be reset. This includes, and do not forget especially if you are running RAID, SATA And Disk settings in Advanced BIOS, and Integrated Peripherals page.

    I can help once you do that, you cannot start overclocking from Fail Safe settings as many hidden per hardware settings may be incorrect, as well as ones I can visibly see that are.

    Please see this thread for all Optimized Default steps needed if you are running RAID >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

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    Default Re: First OC Q9550

    Okay. Reset to Optimized Defaults and set DRAM Voltage to 2.00V. Not running raid. It's about midnight here, and I've got to sleep. Check back tomorrow. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: First OC Q9550

    OK
    Here's the new settings:


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

    Robust graphics Booster----------------------Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio------------------------------8
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio-------------------------+0.5
    CPU Frequency------------------------------2.83 GHz (333x8.5)

    Clock Chip Control

    CPU Clock Control---------------------------Disabled
    CPU Host Frequency------------------------333 MHz
    PCI Express Frequency----------------------Auto (100)
    CIA2---------------------------------------Disabled

    Advanced Clck Control

    CPU Clock Drive-----------------------------800mv
    PCI Express Clock Drive----------------------900mv
    CPU Clock Skew-----------------------------0ps
    MCH Clock Skew-----------------------------0ps

    DRAM Performance Control

    Performance Enhance: Turbo
    Extreme Memory Profile: (X.M.P.)-----------Auto
    MCH Frquency Latch-----------------------Auto
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)------------Auto
    Memory Frequency (MHz)------------------1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)--------------Auto

    Standard Timing Control

    CAS Latency Time--------------------------5
    tRCD---------------------------------------5
    tRP----------------------------------------5
    tRAS---------------------------------------15

    Advanced Timing Control

    tRRD--------------------------------------4 Auto
    tWTR-------------------------------------4 Auto
    tWR--------------------------------------13 Auto
    tRFC--------------------------------------68 Auto
    tRTP4-------------------------------------Auto
    Command Rate (CMD)----------------------0 Auto

    Driving Strength Profiles--------------------All on Auto

    Channel A Settings
    Static tRead Value-------------------------6 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)----------------------8 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)---------------------8 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)---------------------7 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)--------------------9 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control------------------Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control-----------------Auto
    DDR Write Training-------------------------Auto

    Channel B----------------------------------Same as Channel A

    Motherboard Voltage Control

    CPU
    Load Line Calibration----------------------Disabled
    CPU Vcore--------------------------------1.23750V Auto
    CPU Termination--------------------------1.200V Auto
    CPU PLL----------------------------------1.500V Auto
    CPU Reference----------------------------0.76V Auto

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core--------------------------------1.100V Auto
    MCH Reference---------------------------0.76 Auto
    MCH/DRAM Reference---------------------0.900V Auto
    ICH I/O----------------------------------1.500V Auto
    ICH Core---------------------------------1.100 Auto

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage----------------------------2.000V Auto
    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)------------------Enabled
    C2/C2E State Support---------------------Disabled
    x C4/C4E State Support-------------------Disabled
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2)---------------Enabled
    CPU EIST Function------------------------Enabled
    Virtualization Technology------------------Enabled

    Integrated Peripherals

    Legacy USB Storage Detect----------------Enabled


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    Default Re: First OC Q9550

    Try this for 3.2, I give a few ways trying to keep your ram above 1000. You can also use CPU multi 8/8.5x400 FSB but your ram will need to run 900-960 that way >>>

    Robust graphics Booster----------------------Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio------------------------------7
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio-------------------------+0.5
    CPU Frequency------------------------------3.187 (425x7.5)

    Clock Chip Control

    CPU Clock Control---------------------------Enabled
    CPU Host Frequency------------------------425 MHz
    PCI Express Frequency----------------------Set 100 Manually
    CIA2---------------------------------------Disabled

    OR

    CPU Clock Ratio------------------------------7
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio-------------------------+0.0
    CPU Frequency------------------------------3.150 (450x7)

    Clock Chip Control

    CPU Clock Control---------------------------Enabled
    CPU Host Frequency------------------------450 MHz
    PCI Express Frequency----------------------Set 100 Manually
    CIA2---------------------------------------Disabled

    Advanced Clck Control

    CPU Clock Drive-----------------------------800mv
    PCI Express Clock Drive----------------------900mv
    CPU Clock Skew-----------------------------0ps
    MCH Clock Skew-----------------------------0ps

    DRAM Performance Control

    Performance Enhance: Turbo << Standard (You can try turbo later but it may need looser settings or more MCH/Ram/Vtt voltages)

    Extreme Memory Profile: (X.M.P.)-----------Disabled
    MCH Frquency Latch-----------------------Auto
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)------------2.40B
    Memory Frequency (MHz)------------------1020 (if using 425 FSB) 1080 (If using 450 FSB)

    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)--------------Manual

    Standard Timing Control

    CAS Latency Time--------------------------5
    tRCD---------------------------------------5
    tRP----------------------------------------5
    tRAS---------------------------------------15

    Set below settings to highest suggested, then later lower one at a time testing as you go with Memtest86+

    Advanced Timing Control

    tRRD--------------------------------------3-4
    tWTR-------------------------------------3-5
    tWR--------------------------------------4-6
    tRFC--------------------------------------52-62
    tRTP4-------------------------------------3-5
    Command Rate (CMD)----------------------2

    Driving Strength Profiles-------------------- Set 1066

    Channel A Settings
    Static tRead Value-------------------------6-10 (6-7 should be fine)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment---------------------0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)----------------------8 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)---------------------8 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)---------------------7 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)--------------------9 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control------------------Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control-----------------Auto
    DDR Write Training-------------------------Auto

    Channel B----------------------------------Same as Channel A

    Motherboard Voltage Control

    CPU
    Load Line Calibration----------------------Disabled
    CPU Vcore--------------------------------1.225-1.35 << you will need to find and set your own voltage, more or less may be needed. Keep in mind what you set here will be less in windows at idle and less then that at load. You can check the actual value with CPU-z

    CPU Termination--------------------------1.2-1.28 should be plenty (DO SET CPU Termination and PLL manually Auto will give to much when overclocking)

    CPU PLL----------------------------------1.55
    CPU Reference----------------------------0.76V Auto

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core--------------------------------1.2-1.24
    MCH Reference---------------------------0.76 Auto
    MCH/DRAM Reference---------------------0.900V Auto
    ICH I/O----------------------------------1.55
    ICH Core---------------------------------1.14

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage----------------------------2.0-2.1V
    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)------------------Enabled << Disabled
    C2/C2E State Support---------------------Disabled
    x C4/C4E State Support-------------------Disabled
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2)---------------Enabled
    CPU EIST Function------------------------Enabled << Disabled
    Virtualization Technology------------------Enabled

    Integrated Peripherals

    Legacy USB Storage Detect----------------Enabled

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    Default Re: First OC Q9550

    Thanks! Going to give this (425x7.5) a try. Before I start, I thought I'd post my stock fan temps at idle. Will continue with your settings unless you see a temp problem.




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    Default Re: First OC Q9550

    Those temps look fine, but you do need to Disable C1E and EIST still of course, just incase you are overlooking that when you get started.

    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress and tweaking results

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    Default Re: First OC Q9550

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Those temps look fine, but you do need to Disable C1E and EIST still of course, just incase you are overlooking that when you get started.
    Sounds good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress and tweaking results
    Will do. Thanks again.

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