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ok i've been following this thread for a while but im still a little confused. So could someone help me overclock mine

motherboard: p5n32e sli (obviously)
cpu: e8400 w/ zalman 9700
ram: G. Skill F2-6400CL64D-2GBHK

my cpu idles around 40c
sorry for sounding like a newb and all.
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it looks like you have the 2x2gb version of my ram. I posted my settings the previous page. Try those out, and follow Robiler's first post about what to disable in the bios. Also make sure you have bios 1404 or later, but I've had best results with 1404.
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I OC'd my Q6600 to 3.0GHz and my RAM is at 800Mhz~Though this prove to be unstable since i will get a Blue screen with the message "irql not equal or less than"~ I tried various RAM timing but the problem remains~ even with RAM voltage@2.2V!

BTW : Does the MCP temperature mean anything!~ Cause mine is at 87C!
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it looks like you have the 2x2gb version of my ram. I posted my settings the previous page. Try those out, and follow Robiler's first post about what to disable in the bios. Also make sure you have bios 1404 or later, but I've had best results with 1404.
i noticed in your setup you said to make sure that i have a fan blowing on the nb, i dont have one thats why i didnt want to try your setup, but i'll give it a go anyway. thanks
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Hey everybody, long time reader, first time poster. Believe it or not I have read ALL 526 pages of this thread.

Robilar, props on such a great guide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So here is my delima. After doing everysingle thing I could get out of this thread, including upgrading my nb/sb cooling to Evercool VGA coolers, installing a RAM fan, installing swifttech mosfet heatsinks, trying allmost every single bios for this board, including downgrading/upgrading it from 0602 to the newest 1503. I CANNOT oc my Q6600 past 2.83Ghz stable. I have tried every voltage modification based off other q6600's on this forum.

First off, I "think" I know of a few things that might be my problem. And I want to get some of your guys feedback/suggestions. About 8 months ago when I first tried oc'ing my q6600, I came across a post about it was a problem with my motherboad, something about I would have to solder something, and unsolder something else, I was like hell no, i'll just live with the fact of not being able to overclock. Then about 6 months ago I started seeing people post some insane numbers on this same ASUS P5N32-E Sli mother board and their q6600's and was like ***. So I started trying again. I even bought a new 850watt power supply thinking that was the problem. I think I have narrowed it down to;

1) I have the B3 revision instead of the GO revision, BUT, from my understanding all that revision ment was I would have to pump some more voltage to it to get the same OC's as the GO's.

OR

2) I am using 4xCorsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400C4 ALLTHOUGH I have tried OC'ing with only 2 sticks.

So anyways more of the recent posts have said that the 1503 bios was the best for quads. So I update my bios... And here is what I tried based off those posts.

FSB 1600
8X multi
ram 800 4/4/4/12/2t
vcore - 1.4000 (friggin insane right?)
mem - 2.1
1.2 HT - 1.35
NB - 1.55
SB - 1.55
VTT - 1.55

So my computer posts at 3.2Ghz, windows loads fine, login fine, and system properties says 3.6GHz?!?!? but everest is reading 3.2Ghz. I run prime95 for about 3 minutes, and BAM, one of the threads fails. I have tried ram timings of 5/5/5/18/2t and 5/6/6/19/2t and same thing.

So, even more knowledge for you to chew on before you reply..... I cannot even get a 1333x9 = 3.0Ghz stable. It seems ANYTHING above 2.83Ghz and this computer just laughs at me. Please give me some feedback and let me know some things to try before I let this thing get the best of me. And THANKS in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!

~sorry for such a long post, like I said, I tried everything i could find before posting this a year after trying to OC this thing.
Edited by Nutka$e - 10/31/08 at 3:27pm
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Hello everyone,

I have been reading this thread for a long time and then I finally decided to add my first post (526 pages is clearly not enough)

As you can guess I have issues with my P5N32 board (bios 1503)
My spec is
-Q6600 B3
-2x8800Ultra SLI
-4x1GO OCZ 800 (can't remember the exact ref) (default is 3-4-4-15)
-x-fi sound card.
-850Watt power supply

I have overclocked the CPU @ 3.2Ghz (sounds quite reasonable) and RAM to 925Mhz with CAS changed to 4. (I tried even underclocking to 712Mhz the ram but results were the same)

If I run OCCT in mixed mode (RAM+CPU) everything is fine for more than 1 hour but as soon as I play a new gen game (like warhead for example) the PC freezes after 15mins.

Here are my voltage settings:
-Vcore: 1.45 (I have a big Zalman fan)
-HT: 1.30
-NB: 1.50 (with 40mm fan on top of default heat sink)
-SB: 1.50
-VTT: 1.55
I also have a 20cm Antec fan blowing directly on graphic cards and NB.

I also tried to remove any kind of overclocking on PCI-E or MCP->SPP HT bus without a success.

Do you have any idea on what could be wrong?
I used have the same kind of issue with the 1203 bios but it was happening less often.

Thanks in advance
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Hey guys,

I was so tired to try one thing after the other that I decided to reduce all the voltages at min value (except VTT and core) and see what happen and it is working much better
-stable OCTT v2.0.1 during 1h, 1h stable under Warhead, vantage loop x3 run is ok.

I really got the feeling that this motherboard does not like high voltage on RAM. Spec is at 2.4volts which a bit high compare to others modules, right?

So just in case someone (maybe you Nutka$e ) has the same problem as me here are my settings:

Voltages:
-Vcore:1.45v
-Mem:2.35v (maybe lower is OK but not tried yet)
-HT:1.2v
-NB:1.45v
-SB:1.50v
-VTT:1.55v
-ref Ram controller: MemVDD/2-30mV
-ref canal A: MemVDD/2-30mV
-ref canal B: MemVDD/2-30mV

Clocks:
-125Mhz ref clocks for PCI-E 1,2,3
-250Mhz ref clock MCP->SPP
-FSB: 356Mhz, Mem: 925Mhz with 4-3-3-8 timings (cmd: 2 clocks)
-CPU mult: x9
-LDT mult: x6 (non negligeable impact on Vantage results: x1 extrat -> +300 points)

Moreover, "disable bit", "virtualisation", "HPET", "SLI-broadcast" and "GPUEx" are all Active.

A+
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Well, I finally got a decent power supply... I went with the PCP&C 750W QUAD. It's a great power supply. I have gotten my e8400 stable at 3.96 and I'm still testing. I couldn't get stable over 3.8ghz before. Still more testing to come. When I feel I've reached the full potential of what I want, I will post my specs. Thanks to everyone here.
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Here are some pics of my aftermarket cooling and the space limitations of a sound card in the middle slot with SLI.
This thread has been extremely helpful and inspiring. Through reading much of the information given here, I finally felt confident enough to achieve some of the overclocking I’ve been wanted to. After reading a few pages here, I immediately ordered a pair of those coolers and 4gb of Corsair Dominator PC2 8500. I feel obligated to give back to the thread by sharing some of my feats with the cooling uprades I’ve done to my P5N32-E SLI PLUS.

I also used a pair of Thermaltake CL-C0034 Extreme Spirit II North Bridge (northbridge) and South Bridge (southbridge) fan and heatsinks. However, I attached them to the existing stock heat pipe cooling system on my P5N32-E SLI PLUS motherboard by removing the cooling fins over the north bridge and the Ai Lifestyle shield over the south bridge so the stock heat pipe system can still work as a team with the upgraded system I created.

I will also show how a Creative X-Fi or Audigy2 zs card can still fit next to the Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II south bridge cooler and with two GTX 260 cards in SLI 2-way. Even though I opted not to do this as I am fully satisfied with the stock AMR card that came with my P5N32-E SLI PLUS, I still wanted to see if it could be done. Yes there will be pictures.

After removing the stock copper heat pipe cooling system with a pair of small needle nosed pliers pushing the plastic retainer pins back through and out, I cleaned off the old and dried up thermal compound I found on the underside of the stock cooling blocks, cleaned the surfaces and applied Arctic Silver 5(See Image 1) on the necessary surfaces. Starting with the South Bridge, I removed the “Ai Lifestyle†Shield(See Image 2) from the stock heat pipe block. Then using some longer bolts I purchased matching the thread size of the hardware supplied with the Extreme Spirit II coolers, I reattached the stock south bridge heatpipe cooler. Notice the clearance available over the stock block here(See Image 3 – Image 4).

Now before I installed the Extreme Spirit II I went ahead and trimmed the fins on one side using a small carbide tipped circular saw blade(See Image 5). Here is a close up of the trimmed fins(See Image 6). With the corner edges of those fins shaved off, I was able to mount the Extreme Spirit II at a slight angle allowing for airflow in the direction I desired. These next two pictures show how the Extreme Spirit II fits along side a GTX 260 above(See Image 7) and below(See Image 8) it. I also fancied a small heat shield out of an aluminum can(See Image 9) that I will use to protect the 2nd GTX 260 I intend to purchase in the near future. I don’t know if it will help protect that bottom GTX 260 from the heat generated by the south bridge chip or not, but I know it won’t hurt. That is the whole reason I trimmed the corners and mounted at an angle in the 1st place, because I didn’t want it to blast hot air directly on the back of the bottom GTX 260 core. Mounting the Extreme Spirit II on the south bridge was challenging, but with a stubborn diligence to make it work, I was able to make a custom bracket out of an old expansion slot shield(See Image 10) with a pair of 8 Inch needle nosed pliers, a vice grip, some tin snips, a cordless drill and a black Sharpie. The upper end of the bracket needed to be bent down so the securing nut would still clearance the back of the upper GTX 260. Have another look here(See Image 11). And of course here’s an up close look at how the south bridge Extreme Spirit II upgrade turned out(See Image 12).

Mentioned briefly in the very beginning of this thread was information stating that the Extreme Spirit II on the south bridge will interfere with a Creative X-Fi or Audigy2 zs card in the coinciding PCI slot. This is not so. It will absolutely work if you mount the fan on the other side of the heatsink(See Image 13). This may not have been so with the 8800GTXs, but there is a bit more room available using GTX 260s as the fan section is inset quite differently. The Extreme Spirit II would need to be lowered down approximately 3/16th inches towards the bottom of the board. However, this will not effect the efficiency of the Extreme Spirit II as it’s heat pipe cooling block will completely cover your south bridge chip at this lower mounting point and with the fully adjustable install kit, this was easily achieved. I took special care in lining everything up so I could verify this satisfying my curiosity. Furthermore, I wanted to point out that if desired, one could easily upgrade the 40mm X 40mm X 10mm fan included with the Extreme Spirit II with any 40mm X 40mm X 20mm fan, either by mounting it on the opposite side of the heatsink(See Image 14), or by predrilling a new hole to relocate the screw(See Image 15).

Okay with the south bridge upgrade complete, I’ll move on to the easy part being that the north bridge doesn’t have any clearance issued to worry about. My plan was to have the fan blow the air through the heatsink in the same direction as my Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro all to be sucked out the rear of my case with my rear exhaust fan. I removed the stock north bridge copper heat pipe cooling system the same way I did with the south bridge saving the black plastic clips for who knows what. Then I secured it with screws to the side of my project countertop flush to the top allowing me to make a clean flat and straight cut removing the stock fins from the block(See Image 16). After sticking some very fine grit sand paper to a long sanding block, I cleaned up any imperfections the saw made making sure to create a very flat surface to mount the Extreme Spirit II cooler to(See Image 17). Here is a close up of how the north bridge Extreme Spirit II upgrade turned out(See Image 18). I’m super happy with how everything turned out. Here, you can see how I was able to retain the stock mosfet cooling(See Image 19). After upgrading my CPU cooler, I was unable to use the top ASUS cooling fan, so I ordered a couple of 30mm case fans that screwed perfectly into the top mosfet cooling heatsink.

Here are some pictures of the finished product. (Image 20 – Image 21 – Image 22 – Image 23) And here is a final look at the P5N32-E SLI PLUS with the dual Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II coolers mounted back in the case. (Image 24 – Image 25 – Image 26 – Image 27)

Please don’t make fun of my thermal paste mess under these two Extreme Spirit II coolers. I lost the Arctic Silver 5 after reinstalling the stock heatpipe system. I was forced to use the included ceramic thermal paste between the Extreme Spirit II blocks and the stock blocks and did not expect it to act the way it did. Lesson learned. However, at the end of my addition to this thread, you will be able to see the outstanding results I’ve had using this cooling system. I am thoroughly impressed with the included ceramic thermal paste.

Furthermore, after studying many of the new products out for now by ASUS, I can see how this very same approach I’ve taken can be implemented into upgrading the stock heatpipe cooling systems on nearly all of their products; including the P5Q, P5K, P5E and even the P5N series motherboards. I haven’t been lucky enough to see up close and personal their very high end boards, but from the pictures I’ve seen at newegg, it looks as though this very same Extreme Spirit II can be used with only slight modifications to those as well.
Keep in mind that this type of modification will obviously void the warrantee, but to me it’s more than worth it.

Tools used: Screw Drivers – Two sizes of Needle Nosed Pliers – Vice Grip Pliers – Razor Blade/Utility Knife – Palm Sander – Fine Sand Paper – Large Sanding Block – Circular Saw with Carbide Tipped Blade – Cordless Drill – 1/8†Drill Bit – Tin Snips – Steady Hands

Have a friend help hold a circular saw steady for you if you don’t feel comfortable doing it on your own. You’ll need all your fingers to get those frags. A good carbide tip blade is all you need and the more teeth, the better. I used to install Sun Rooms/Solariums made out of aluminum, so I am quite accustomed to working with metal. I knew Copper was very similar to Aluminum as far as cutting goes, so I went for it.

And here are my results(See Image 28). As you can see, I like to keep my other monitor on so I can keep an eye on the system. I remember with my previous 7950s that SLI mode will disable the other monitor while gaming though. I’ll have to use the annoying alarms then; not that I need them anymore. With the help of Robilar and the rest of this thread, I was able to get my FSB to 410(1640). I did lower my multiplier to 8 until I get my E8500 next week I picked up from mwave.com for $186 + Free Shipping. Otherwise, at a 9 multiplier with my E6600, I maxed out the FSB at 378(1512) and the CPU at 3402MHz. I can’t wait to play with my new CPU! As far as my cooling results goes, depending on what the ambient room temperature is, wherever the motherboard temperature idles at, which is usually 28C to 31C, is right where it will stay, whether I’m sitting on the internet, or playing Crysis for 10 hours straight. It doesn’t budge more than a single degree. Now those are some impressive results!
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