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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi

today i need some tips, help or advice if i do it right.
first of all a good friend of mine helped me with my current overclock of a QX9770.
After i cleaned up our basement i found an "old" Q9550 and thought "lets overclock it and see how far it goes"

i just replaced my current chip with the Q9550 and tried to overclock it.

testing setup is in my rig except for the CPU!

okay lets start with the settings i made so far:
disabled C1E Support Disabled
CPU Margin enhancement Optimized

then i manually set my rams to factory default
9-9-9-24 @ 1.5V @ 1333

then i set my OC data in Asus Ai Tab:
Multiplier set to 8.5
FSB set to 450
PCiE Frequency to 100 MHz
CPU VCore: 1.28750 V
FSB Term: 1.3 V
Dram: 1.5 V

LLC: Enabled

then i went back up to the Ram settings due to FSB increase.
i changed it to 8-8-8-22 @ 1199 MHz

everything else is untouched and or Auto

Prime 4 hours, 0 errors with 3.8 GHz
max temp 65°

now the tricky part, did i forgot something or did i made another mistake even it is stable. I would like to archive 4 GHz with this Chip aswell
i am glad for any advice, thanks and kindly regards
Edited by justanewguy - 1/30/12 at 8:58am
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post #2 of 5
Big thing would be the PLL and the NB volts. I remember with my board I needed atleats 1.3 for the chip and the NB.
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post #3 of 5
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thanks for the response.
i cant find PLL in my bios settings and i am really unsure about the NB voltage.

i read so much that i am already confused like a 6 year old sitting in a corner that dont know what to do next
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Alright first off I was always told that you should set all your voltages...running them on auto can be dangerous.

I am a bit unfamiliar with this board, so I don't know what the cpu pll would be called. Get back to us when you find out every possible voltage please, then we can really assist better.
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post #5 of 5
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back, sorry i totally forgot this thread frown.gif

here are my printed settings:

Configure Advanced CPU Settings

Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Intel (R) Core(TM) 2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Frequency: 4.06Ghz
FSB Speed: 1910Mhz
Cache L1: 128 KB
Cache L2: 12288 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Min:06, Max:8.5)
Ratio Actual Value: 8.5
CPUID: 10677


CPU Ratio Setting [8.5]
C1E Support [Disabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit: [Disabled]
Intel(R) Virtualizatopn Tech [Disabled]
CPU TM Function [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Configure System Performance Settings


Ai OVerclocking Tuner : [Manual]
CPU Ratio Setting : [08.5]
FSB Frequency : [475]
PCIE Frequency : [100]
FSB Strap to North Bridge: [Auto]
DRAM Frequency : [DDR3-1521MHz]
Dram CLK Skew on Channel A1 : [Auto]
Dram CLK Skew on Channel A2 : [Auto]
Dram CLK Skew on Channel B1 : [Auto]
Dram CLK Skew on Channel B2 : [Auto]
Dram TIming COntrol : [Manual]
1st Information: 9-9-9-24-5-74-10-5
CAS# Latency : [9 Dram Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS #Delay : [9 Dram Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge : [9 Dram Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha : [24 Dram Clocks]
RAS# to RAS# Delay : [Auto]
Row Refresh Cycle Time: [Auto]
Write Recovery Time : [Auto]
Read to Precharge Time : [Auto]

Sec. Information:

Read to Write Delay (S/D) : [Auto]
Write to Read Delay (S) : [Auto]
Write to Read Delay (D) : [Auto]
Read to Read Delay (S) : [Auto]
Read to Read Delay (D) : [Auto]
Write to Write Delay (S) : [Auto]
Write to Write Delay (D) : [Auto]

third Information:

WRITE to PRE delay : [Auto]
READ to PRE delay : [Auto]
PRE to PRE delay : [Auto]
ALL PRE to ACT delay : [Auto]
ALL PRE to RED Delay : [Auto]
DRAM Static Read Control : [DISABLED]
DRAM Dynamic Write Control: [DISABLED]
DRAM Read Training: [DISABLED]
DRAM Write Training: [DISABLED]
MEM. OC Charger [ENABLED]
Ai Clock Twister: [Auto]
Ai Transaction Booster: [Auto]

**** Please key in voltage numbers directly! ****

CPU Voltage [1.4500]
CPU GTL Voltage Reference(0/2) [Auto]
CPU GTL Voltage Reference(1/3) [Auto]
CPU PLL Voltage [1.56]
FSB Termination Voltage [1.26]
DRAM Voltage [1.80]
NB Voltage [1.30]
NB GTL Reference [Auto]
SB Voltage [1.40]
PCIE SATA Voltage [Auto]

**************************************************

Load-Line Calibration [Disabled]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
CPU Clock Skew [Auto]
NB Clock Skew [Auto]
CPU Margin Enhancement [Optimized]


are these settings okay? or did i miss something very important like to enable LLC to avoid voltage spikes/peaks?
Edited by justanewguy - 2/3/12 at 1:44am
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