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Well guys, i recently have bought new hardware to my 2 years old Core 2 Quad - Q6600 (I know mi cpu is old), so the point is "how to get the most of my Rig" and play games decently, I have read some simililar tutos on internet and i am not very confident because of my limited knowledge and most of them are to Asus P5, that's why i asking you for help please.

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Processor - Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Mainboard - Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR Rev 1.0 / Bios F12e
Memory - Corsair Vengeance DRR3 8gb 1600 MHz 2x4GB RED/ Part Number : CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Video Card - Nvidia Asus Gtx 570 Direct CUII
PSU - Antec Earthwatts 750 Watts Green Version
Cooler - Antec Kulher H2o 620
Plataform - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits Service Pack 1


Note: I was testing the memos with Memtest86+-4.20 usb then select test 5 and show me errors also i have tried with 1 stick of ram and the same, dont know what happen to my ram which is new and in desktop seems to works well however not tested in games yet?
i have not manipuleted bios and voltages, all are default.
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I would think that if you overclock your processor you should be able to get it to play most new games quite well. Could you be a bit more specific about what sort of help you want?

For the memtest error: Are you running your memory at the correct voltage, frequency, and timings? I know that on my desktop the default voltage I get for my memory is lower than what it is supposed to be run at.
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Investing in Core™ 2 Quad Q9650 (difference is huge) - with your cooler you can reach near 5GHz easy thumb.gif
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post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by jason793 View Post

I would think that if you overclock your processor you should be able to get it to play most new games quite well. Could you be a bit more specific about what sort of help you want?
For the memtest error: Are you running your memory at the correct voltage, frequency, and timings? I know that on my desktop the default voltage I get for my memory is lower than what it is supposed to be run at.

My problem now is my ram, i still don't stabilize in memtest, it continues displaying errors acording what i read, one should first stabilize the memory then the cpu...

Well, i don't know exactly how much voltage is correct, i have read that 8 GB of memory needs more power in the northbridge

Motherboard Voltage Control (This is my bios settings - Default)

Load-Line Calibration .........................[Disabled]
CPU Vcore...............[1.20000]..........[Auto]
CPU Termination.......[1.200]..............[Auto]
CPU PLL .................[1.550]..............[Auto]
CPU Reference.........[0.805]..............[Auto]

MCH Core................[1.100]............[Auto] --> i tried to change this one to 1.20 errors continues
MCH Reference.........[0.760]............[Auto] |
ICH I/O...................[1.550]............[Auto] | --> what about these voltages, should i try or too dangerous
ICH Core.................[1.100]............[Auto] |

DRAM Voltage..........[1.500]..............[Auto]
DRAM Termination.....[0.750].............[Auto]

Don't know, How should i tweak ?
Edited by Valleck - 11/21/12 at 2:11pm
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post #5 of 5
The voltage for your ram looks right, checked it here:
http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9.html
I am not sure what the DRAM Termination voltage is though. I would suggest leaving it alone until you can find out what it is.

Maybe look for your memory frequency and memory timing settings. I would recommend setting your ram to run lower than stock values for a bit, just to make sure it will work there. So lower frequency and higher memory timing settings. If you can't get it to run right below stock settings there is probably something wrong with the ram. (Also I don't know much about overclocking ram, if anyone else can help that would be awesome)
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3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Club 3D 295x2 (x2) Patriot Viper (4x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 EVO Western Digital Black (750GB) (x2) EK Supremacy EVO Full Nickle EK-FC R9-295X2 - Nickel (x2) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Club 3D 295x2 (x2) Patriot Viper (4x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 EVO Western Digital Black (750GB) (x2) EK Supremacy EVO Full Nickle EK-FC R9-295X2 - Nickel (x2) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCP655 (x2) Bitfenix Spectre PWM 140mm (x12) Windows 8.1 Samsung S27A850D (x6) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Wacom 24HD Touch Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate (MX Blue) Enermax Maxrevo 1500 Lian-Li PC-A71F 
Other
AverMedia Live Gamer HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9450 EVGA nForce 780i SLI EVGA 9800GT Kingston HyperX DDR2 (4x2GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 320 SSD 160 GB WD Caviar Black 2TB WD Caviar Black 2TB WD Caviar Black 2TB 
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