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What's the general consensus on the northbridge heatsink for this board? Do most of you replace it, or is it good enough?
I haven't stumbled across any programs that work with 64-bit Vista to monitor the temperature. I do occassionally take the case door off and touch the heatsink / memory and it seems to be pretty cool, and I've got a decent overclock on the FSB, with +0.1v on FSB and (g)MCH.

I feel dirty not knowing exactly how it is; shots in the dark = $$.
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What's the general consensus on the northbridge heatsink for this board? Do most of you replace it, or is it good enough?
I replaced it with a waterblock since it's only an extra 30 dollars. From what I heard, it is not that hot but I am not clear myself since I am still waiting for my CPU and have not boot my motherboard yet. If you don't want to replace it, u can always get a little fan for couple dollars and put it on top of the heatsink to make yourself comfortable.
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...since I am still waiting for my CPU...
Hey, when you get that bad boy installed, keep us updated. I'm very interested to see how they perform.
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Hello,

intro..(just some inside info)

First off I wanna say what a great site and thread this is and because of this thread I chose the this board. I am new to overclocking and building intels most of my pc building exp was with the ole socket A AMD's and socket 754. I have finally given in and switch to intel!! (funny part is I used to work in a moms and pops shop by the intel campus and would wear a AMD shirt just so they could harrass me, LOL) Anyway the build went ok ran into a few bumps (mostly user error) everything install and loaded Vista 64 Ult (both first time exp). So I got everything fired up and install OS and drivers and started the long hunt for compatible free software (wow what a pain didn't know most things seem to hate the 64bit ver).

issue..(what i am having questions on?)

Now the fun stuff, time to overclock and get this machine running as best as I can. Now this is the first time overclocking never wanted to really mess with it before but another reason I chose the C2D was how well it could overclock even on stock. Now not being a complete fool I start going to all the overclocking sites and tomshardware, anandtech and few others. All of them had a how to overclock core 2 duo guides. The first thing I noticed was that all the sites advised getting these tools..

CPUZ - works great..
Prime95.v25.5 - can't get it to work or even install in vista 64 ( there home site says its not compatible even though I have seen screenshots of people using it, guess i am doing something wrong)
Orthos - haven't tried heard it puts too much stress on the PC.
Coretemp - can't get it to work with Vista 64 get werid signature errors that keep popping until I reboot.
Speedfan - got that too work but don't understand it - even read the help guide, I must be a dummy cause I still don't get it.

Now from all the reading and checking what so many others have done and tested all mostly different this is what I did....

My BIOS

Advanced BIOS Settings...

Hard Disk Boot Priority [Press Enter]
First Boot Device [Floppy]
Second Boot Device [Hard Disk]
Third Boot Device [CDROM]
CPU Hyper Threading [Enabled] - this good?
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
Boot up Num-Lock [Disabled]
Password Check [Setup]
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability
Limit CPUID Max. to 3 [Disabled]
No-Execute Memory Protect [Enabled]
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) [Enabled]
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) [Enabled[
Virtualization Technology [Enabled] - what is this?
Full Screen LOGO Show [Enabled]
Init Display First [PEG]

PC Health..
Everything is disabled but the CPU temp warning set that to the 60c option (Figured it can't Hurt)

M.I.B Tweak..

Robust Graphic Booster [Auto]
CPU Clock Ratio [7]
CPU Host Clock Control [Enabled]
CPU Host Frequency (MHz) [ 400 ]
PCI Express Frequency (MHz) [100]
C.I.A.2 [Disabled]

System Memory Multiplier [2.00x]
Memory Frequency (MHz) [ 800 ]
Performance Enhance [Standard]

DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) [Manual] - Belive this is the speed of my ram.
- CAS Latency Time [ 4 ]
- DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [ 4 ]
- DRAM RAS# Precharge [ 4 ]
- Precharge Delay (tRAS) [ 12 ]

- ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD) [Auto ]
- Bank WRITE to READ Delay [ Auto ]
- Write to Precharge Delay [Auto ]
- Refresh to ACT Delay [0 ]
- Read to Precharge Delay [Auto ]
- tRD [ Auto ]
- tRD Phase Adjustment [ Auto ]

System Voltage Control [Manual]
DDR2 OverVoltage Control [+0.3] - From what i understand my ram is at 2.2v so i belive this is correct.
PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal]
FSB OverVoltage Control [Normal]
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control [Normal]
CPU OverVoltage Control [1.150V] - Decided to underclock since I am running on a stock cooler, read a guy who had my same setup get good results with prim 95 at that voltage.
Normal CPU Vcore [ 1.35V ]

Most of these settings were based on what most people were settiong there settings to...

few things in the bios did make sense...

in power mgt there was like a hpec which was enabled and another that had 32bit and 64, according to manual set it to 64 because of the OSso i did. In preiphals set everything at default leaving the usb and legacy stiff at default if there is any recommended suggestions please let me know...

Sorry about such a long post soo many questions wasn't sure where to begin(been brewing on these for a week). Also in case I didn't mention I would like a 1:1 ratio basically wanna to overclock the system so its stable and cool with a stock cooler. Not into how far I can push the machine don't have the proper cooling for somthing like that. The machine's purpose is to game and become my new main PC. So am I doing things correctly, what can I do better and lastly what software can I run to verify stability. Last night just for the heck of it I installed crysis and turned everything up on highest and set aa to 4 and it ran kinda tad bit sliggish but night and day from my previous good ole clawhammer. Anyway sorry about such a long post and I appreciate all you can answer, thanks

Kwang.
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new F8a beta bios for GA-P35-DS3L has been released on the gigabyte website!

I'm running it now, it hasn't seemed to fix the vdroop problem under load however.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...S&FileID=13293
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Did you turn of EIST after updating the BIOS?



RAM synced at 1:1 ratio? (2.0 memory multiplier)

Have you raised your default RAM voltage to whatever your recommended voltage for that particular RAM is?
Did all of that. It wouldn't reach 3.2 before the update either. I know the motherboard and ram can do 400fsb no problem because I did it with a lower multi.
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Hello,
Coretemp - can't get it to work with Vista 64 get werid signature errors that keep popping until I reboot.
You have to push F8 when you are booting so that you can pick "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" It's a Vista feature that throws a wrench into a lot of programs without proper driver certificates.

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Speedfan - got that too work but don't understand it - even read the help guide, I must be a dummy cause I still don't get it.
I've never gotten speedfan to work properly with Vista 64bit, besides, it's inaccurate for multiple core processors.


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CPU Hyper Threading [Enabled] - this good?
Hyperthreading is the way a single core processor simulates multiple cores. If you have a multi-core processer, disable it.

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Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) [Enabled]
If you're going to overclock, turn this feature off so that the processor runs at its highest frequency setting at all times.

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Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
Virtualization Technology [Enabled] - what is this?
It allows you to run multiple OS's and Applications in seperate partitions.
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System Voltage Control [Manual]
DDR2 OverVoltage Control [+0.3] - From what i understand my ram is at 2.2v so i belive this is correct.
Native memory voltage on this board is 1.8v, so you need +0.4V DDR for 2.2v.



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Hello NP2H,

Heya, thanks fer answering some of my questions. Just wanna make sure so
1. set the ram volt at +4
2. so disable CPU enchance halt (c1e), also noticed that CPU EIST aka speedstep is enabled too should I disable that as well?
3. disable CPU hyper thread.
4. I will try going into boot options when I get home disable dse and launch core temp and uninstall speedfan.
5. Any programs you recommend that will work for checking stability and work on vista 64?
6. And lastly how does everything else look? Any other suggestions on changes?

Thanks

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Hey, when you get that bad boy installed, keep us updated. I'm very interested to see how they perform.
I have seen a lot of reviews of the E8500 retail chips and they all hit 4G+ and I can't wait til I get the CPU and see how the DS3L does with it. My only concern is whether or not the DS3L will support the 0.5 multiplier and I hope it does.
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1. set the ram volt at +4

Yes

2. so disable CPU enchance halt (c1e), also noticed that CPU EIST aka speedstep is enabled too should I disable that as well?

Yes

3. disable CPU hyper thread.

Yes

5. Any programs you recommend that will work for checking stability and work on vista 64?

I use 3dmark06, super pi, and a heavily multithreaded game (i.e. Crysis). I -think- Prime95 works if you right-click and run it as an administrator.
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