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I just read (most) of it... my brain hurts a bit now thank you very much.
Mine did too.

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Does anyone run these things at 1.5v for daily use?
Yes all day every day. I do keep my system pretty cool though. You usually need to raise your voice to talk over my PC noise.

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Oh wait, one more thought then I'm out of ideas. Any benefit to lowering the multiplier to 8 and raising the FSB?
Try it. FSB @ 400 will give you 3.2Ghz if it works out.

EDIT: Keep in mind that every chip is different. Two people could each buy the exact same CPU/MB/RAM new off the shelf and easily have a 10% or more difference in OCing results. Otherwise we would be able to simply download the maximum settings chart for whatever system we owned. So when you consider how many chips there actually are in a complete working system, you can see why there are always such great discussions available to read on the subject.

You're stuck quite lower than most everyone else OCing the Q6600 on this board, so at this point, as cheap as memory is right now, I'd order up these and try it out.

Also, replace that stock dried up thermal junk on your NB & SB and make sure you do indeed have good airflow through your case.
Edited by Paraleyes - 3/12/09 at 11:41pm
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I managed to set my FSB to 1440, and my vcore to 1.35. Below that the pc boots but hangs in Windows at the moment the drivers are started (read: immediately). I have to do some tests now to be sure 1.35 is my bottom vcore, but my case is that it is very strange that we have the same mobo, the same cpu, but very different possibilities.

I think that the memory has to be stable before you overclock your cpu. That again is not proven, but just my way of working. In that way you can isolate the problems and figure out where the bottleneck is. Right now I'm OC'ing my memory, but again and again I have to go to stock-settings 'cause it gets very unstable.

Try settings your memory to default settings. Not at auto, but at the stock settings. Also your stepping. Keep your NB at 1.4V, just like mine. Set your vcore at 1.5V, and try to boot with 9x1440. What does is do then?
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has any one try'd or have the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 working with the p5n32-e motherboard and how is it on overclocking with this board
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has any one try'd or have the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 working with the p5n32-e motherboard and how is it on overclocking with this board
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Asus has claimed that the mobo will run 45nm chips. But I think your 680i-chipset is the problem, 'cause the 45nm won't work if i'm right
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Asus has claimed that the mobo will run 45nm chips. But I think your 680i-chipset is the problem, 'cause the 45nm won't work if i'm right
Please dont spread incorrect rumors

This board supports ALL Core 2 Duo's made to date. You just need to update the firmware if there are issues. This can be verified on the Asus site!

I am running a 45nm chip (E8400) and its working fine! Overclocked to 3.9Ghz easily.

Note: The biggest issue I find with this board is getting RAM that works well. I have a Patriot kit thats passes memtest86 and other stress testing just fine, but gives me BSOD every once in a while.

When I put in Corsair ram, the issue seems to disappear....go figure. Board also picky with memory dividers, but as long as you find that sweet spot, it will be just fine
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Please dont spread incorrect rumors

This board supports ALL Core 2 Duo's made to date. You just need to update the firmware if there are issues. This can be verified on the Asus site!

I am running a 45nm chip (E8400) and its working fine! Overclocked to 3.9Ghz easily.

Note: The biggest issue I find with this board is getting RAM that works well. I have a Patriot kit thats passes memtest86 and other stress testing just fine, but gives me BSOD every once in a while.

When I put in Corsair ram, the issue seems to disappear....go figure. Board also picky with memory dividers, but as long as you find that sweet spot, it will be just fine
and does the Q9550 run with the chipset 680i? Always thought that the 680i has big problems running 45nm cpu's
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I haven't dealt with dividers yet, just been running the timings at auto with the FSB set to unlinked and my ram mhz at 857 (which I've read is a happy area for the OCZ Reaper 9200 to be for some reason). I turned on the EPP stuff in the BIOS last night for the hell of it and selected 0% OC then noticed it set my ram at 1066 or so. On rebooting it wouldn't load windows however, then back in the BIOS it actually froze up and wouldn't reboot. I had to pull the CMOS battery again to clear it. I'll stick with manual stuff from now on, though I haven't immersed myself with knowledge about ram and ram timings yet. Stock settings on the box are 5-5-5-18 at 1150mhz, but somehow I don't imagine that's happening. Might just stick with auto/857mhz unless I find there's a pressing reason to improve that.

I hope to have some time tonight for testing my last few options for getting past 3.0ghz (as mentioned above)... unless the whiskey gets me first mind you, which it might.
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ok, mem timings and all that will be left to auto for now. Since I can't get past the 2.7/3.0 range at all I'm thinking I'll go ahead with the BIOS update to 1701 and see if that gets me anywhere.
Paraleys has some good advice. The ONLY thing i would say different is:

DON'T LEAVE RAM SETTINGS ON AUTO. Go into the Bios and set everything manually to what the stock values should be. This applies to both Mem Voltage and timings.

I have gone through 3+ different RAM kits on this board and NOT a single one was running @ stock values if I left things on auto. In fact, my Patriot (EPP) 2x2GB 4-4-4-12 2T (2.2v) kit, wouldn't even POST on auto settings.

However, when I took 1 stick out, set all timings/voltage manually and booted back up with both sticks, it worked just fine. On auto, with 1 stick...it was undervolting the ram @ 1.85v and some weird ass timings.

Once all set manually (@ Stock), you can play with your FSB/vCore till you find the limits. Further to Paraleys point, this board seems to have these holes where it wont boot (i.e. I couldnt boot @ 3.75Ghz, but got it 24/7 stable @ 3.89Ghz and even 4.13Ghz....lol so go figure).

Anyway good luck, i will be playing with my settings a bit more this weekend...couldnt resist and grabbed a few new parts:

i) Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition)
ii) EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 55NM
iii) Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5D
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and does the Q9550 run with the chipset 680i? Always thought that the 680i has big problems running 45nm cpu's
Its true, the 680i has had issues in the past and I think only around Oct. 08 did Asus finally release a BIOS update that started to support 45nm processors.

Since then, it hasn't been a issue. My E8400 (45nm) runs perfectly.....just ironing RAM related issue for the most part.....that's my biggest issue.
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Is there a Bios update for the Q9550? I had a look for my Plus and couldn't find anything!
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