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post #11 of 22
are you sure the vcore hold ya back from 4? with this vid 4 should be the end of the safe line with another board.. but bla
i think it was the board the sounds came from.. the voltage converter/ potential transformer cuz its not a 1600 board.
nevertheless a great overclock! GL
post #12 of 22
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@Smex: Thanks mate, however I don't really think that I achieved something really great. My MB, although top-of-the-line at the time (rig was assembled on March, 2008), was NOT quite as good as ASUS RAMPAGE version I, the MB with which ppl achieve 4.2 GHz OC's with my processor. Actually, my MB is a 1600 MB, however, even that is NOT sufficient as OC'ing with a 9x multiplier requires rated FSB speeds over 1600 which my MB does not support. I should have bought ASUS RAMPAGE instead of this Gigabyte MB, since it supports Rated FSB values of well over 1600.
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post #13 of 22
i see.. my mb goes officially to 1600 too.. but i had luck. when i bought it i had no idea about overclocking.
it simply worked smile.gif
i guess the thing is that you have a p35 chipset which cannot achieve that high fsb´s frown.gif
post #14 of 22
What kind of temps do you get running OCCT or Prime95?

One core of my Q9550 shows 70-72C at full load on a custom water loop @ 4.3GHz, I'm not worried about as it's perfectly stable.
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What kind of temps do you get running OCCT or Prime95?
One core of my Q9550 shows 70-72C at full load on a custom water loop @ 4.3GHz, I'm not worried about as it's perfectly stable.

Hey mate. After applying the suggested TJ MAX correction, my ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM REPORTED temps are as follows at max load: 68, 63, 67 61.

Normal operation at high load is abt. 58,58,66, 57.

Clarification: Running 10x379 MHz @1.278 Voltage.
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That's a pretty nice OC. Have you pushed to 4.0?
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No. I have got an extremely overclock-unfriendly MOBO which nobody uses.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2745#ov

GA-P35-DS4

It has got a wide array of annoying features, but most importantly it does not report values for the important OC controls such as FSB, Northbridge, Southbridge, etc. As a result, one is never sure what is the voltage of these components.

In addition, there are errors in the manual. In the manual it is stated that memory voltage starts from 1.55 V so an addition of 0.3 should get that to 1.85 V. However, I found out the hard way, that the memory component voltage actually starts from 1.80V so an addition of 0.3 would make that 2.10.

There are also far less features for precise tweaking compared to other brand pro series, such as Asus Turbo Pro or Asus Rampage. GA-P35-DS4 was supposed to be a pro, high-price, enthusiast model.

I am so disappointed and annoyed by Gigabyte that I will never, ever again buy anything from gigabyte nor suggest to anyone to buy anything from them either. I will stick with ASUS for the rest of my life.

Compare:

414

and

503

with:

461

It is NO COINCIDENCE that nobody ever managed to overclock anything faster than 3.8 GHz with this fail MOBO. Look it up on the internet, nobody succeeded. I am open to suggestions, though I have already tried every possible setting and every possible combo, even 12X333 (DONT USE!!!).
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post #18 of 22
Well I got an H80 on my Q6600 which is a hotter 775 cpu than yours, I managed to get it overclocked to 3.6 with temps under 71 in prime.

The D14 or something similar is a good option too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arxontas View Post

No. I have got an extremely overclock-unfriendly MOBO which nobody uses.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2745#ov
GA-P35-DS4
It has got a wide array of annoying features, but most importantly it does not report values for the important OC controls such as FSB, Northbridge, Southbridge, etc. As a result, one is never sure what is the voltage of these components.
In addition, there are errors in the manual. In the manual it is stated that memory voltage starts from 1.55 V so an addition of 0.3 should get that to 1.85 V. However, I found out the hard way, that the memory component voltage actually starts from 1.80V so an addition of 0.3 would make that 2.10.
There are also far less features for precise tweaking compared to other brand pro series, such as Asus Turbo Pro or Asus Rampage. GA-P35-DS4 was supposed to be a pro, high-price, enthusiast model.
I am so disappointed and annoyed by Gigabyte that I will never, ever again buy anything from gigabyte nor suggest to anyone to buy anything from them either. I will stick with ASUS for the rest of my life.

Look at the 775 rig in my sig, running 4.3GHz daily on a GIGABYTE board. Your problems have nothing to do with Gigabyte, you didn't do your reasearch before you bought. Don't blame them, if you had made one thread about "what's the best 775 motherboard" on this site before you bought, you'd have the UD3P and you'd be running at least 4.0. No ASUS board can touch Gigabyte in 775.
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Look at the 775 rig in my sig, running 4.3GHz daily on a GIGABYTE board. Your problems have nothing to do with Gigabyte, you didn't do your reasearch before you bought. Don't blame them, if you had made one thread about "what's the best 775 motherboard" on this site before you bought, you'd have the UD3P and you'd be running at least 4.0. No ASUS board can touch Gigabyte in 775.

Sorry, what you say is inaccurate.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/250738-11-sharing-q9650-overclocking-rampage-extreme

People are overclocking QX 9650 @ 4.2 GHZ rock solid, idling at 25 C and 60 C full load, ONLY on ASUS Rampage Extreme, AND at a MERE 1.32V CPU voltage.

Pretty sure you can't get even REMOTELY close to the above figures on any fail Gigabyte MOBO even if you use liquid cooling.

^^FYG, the guy above uses stock fans and conventional air cooling on a $10 cheapo bulk plastic case.
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QX 9650: Retired
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Asus P5Q DELUXE Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock GSKILL Trident Extreme Performance Memory F2-88... 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
GSKILL Trident Extreme Performance Memory F2-88... GSKILL Trident Extreme Performance Memory F2-88... GSKILL Trident Extreme Performance Memory F2-88... Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Blue Thermaltake Frio Overclock King Windows 7 Professional  Philips FTV 32PFL5605H, 32'' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve Silverstone Strider Gold, 850W Cooler Master Cosmos RC 1000 Microsoft Intelli Mouse 
Audio
SoundBlaster Audigy 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor Asus Maximus VI Hero Palit GameRock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR... G.SKILL ARES F3-2400C11Q-32GAB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Blue 6TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive WD Blue 6TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB Samsung 750 Evo 120 GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GDR-H30N DVD-ROM DRIVE Thermaltake Frio Overclock King Windows 7 Professional  Acer Predator X34 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve Silverstone Strider Gold, 850W Corsair 780T Sharkoon M20 Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 Northwood@3.06 GHz with HT Single Cor... Intel 845 PE Brookdale based Toshiba BTR80 on T... Nvidia GeForce4 460 Go DDR1 1GB 
RAMHard DriveOS
DDR1 1GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVE 250GB Windows XP 32bit Home Edition 
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