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I've got an Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi and would like to share some of my overclocking settings with anyone that has this board or anyone considering getting it. I don't have information on that many CPU/RAM combinations so this is based on what I have. I posted some of this at Asus before.

Overall I'd say that it's a very good motherboard for stable overclocking. There is plenty of chip cooling thanks to the copper heatsinks it has. The motherboard temperature reading is fairly high by a few degees C (mid 40s) but that's probably because of the sensor location or BIOS. Keep in mind that my settings are for a quad. It's a little harder to overclock the quad than a dual so keep that in mind. I've been able to get a good frequency/heat/voltage balance at 3.4GHz with 1001 BIOS and most of the below settings but with higher CPU and NB voltage. That meant more heat for the processor, but I was able to keep it under control at around 48C with a Swiftech LCS.

My system specifications

MB: P5E3 Deluxe WiFi (BIOS 1001)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Stepping B3 and Pentium 4 661, Stepping C1
RAM: 2X1GB G.Skill DDR3 1066 Link
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX
Power supply: Seasonic M12 700 (new)

Overclock settings for 3.014GHz

Ai Overclock Tuner: Manual
CPU Ratio Control: 9
FSB Strap to North Bridge: Auto (when enabled try 333)
FSB Frequency: 334
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: 1072MHz
DRAM Command Rate: 2N (has worked with 1N)
DRAM Timing Control: Manual (7-7-7-18) or 6-6-6-18 with 1.6V
DRAM Static Read Control: Auto
DRAM Static Write Control: Auto
Ai Clock Twister: Auto
Ai Clock Skew for Channel A: Auto
Ai Clock Skew for Channel B: Auto
Ai Transaction Booster: Disabled (worked when enabled at setting 2 but I currently have it off)

CPU Voltage: 1.31 and 1.325 (1.248 and 1.256 in CPU-Z)
CPU PLL Voltage: 1.6
FSB Termination Voltage: 1.3 (1.3 - 1.5 may work)
DRAM Voltage: 1.5
North Bridge Voltage: 1.5
South Bridge Voltage: 1.05
Clock Over-Charging Voltage: Auto
CPU Voltage Damper (Load-Line Calibration): Auto
CPU Voltage Reference: Auto
North Bridge Voltage Reference: Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disabled

CPU Ratio Control: Manual
C1E Support: Enabled
CPU TM Function: Enabled
Vanderpool Technology: Disabled
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Intel (R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech: Disabled (if available)

Speedfan temperature reading at 3.014GHz for CPU is about 50C with Hyper TX.

Overclock settings for 3.2GHz

Ai Overclock Tuner: Manual
CPU Ratio Control: 9
FSB Strap to North Bridge: Auto
FSB Frequency: 356
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: 1069MHz
DRAM Command Rate: 2N (has worked with 1N)
DRAM Timing Control: Manual (7-7-7-18 and 7-7-7-20) or 6-6-6-18 with 1.6V
DRAM Static Read Control: Auto
DRAM Static Write Control: Auto
Ai Clock Twister: Auto
Ai Clock Skew for Channel A: Auto
Ai Clock Skew for Channel B: Auto
Ai Transaction Booster: Enabled - Boost Level 2 (also works when disabled)

CPU Voltage: 1.36 (1.33 in CPU-Z)
CPU PLL Voltage: 1.6
FSB Termination Voltage: 1.5
DRAM Voltage: 1.5
North Bridge Voltage: 1.5
South Bridge Voltage: 1.05
Clock Over-Charging Voltage: Auto
CPU Voltage Damper (Load-Line Calibration): Auto (also works when enabled)
CPU Voltage Reference: Auto
North Bridge Voltage Reference: Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disabled

CPU Ratio Control: Manual
C1E Support: Enabled
CPU TM Function: Enabled
Vanderpool Technology: Disabled
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Intel (R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech: Disabled (if available)

Speedfan temperature reading at 3.2GHz for CPU is is about 52C with Hyper TX.

Here goes what I''ve been able to do with my Pentium...

Stable overclock settings with Pentium 4 661 @ 4.5GHz

FSB Frequency: 250
Ai Transaction Booster: Enabled at level 2
CPU Voltage: 1.28V (1.256V in CPU-Z)
CPU Voltage Damper (Load-Line Calibration): Enabled
RAM voltage: 1.6V
North Bridge Voltage: 1.35
RAM settings: 1003 MHz 6-6-6-18 1N. All other RAM settings at auto
C1E Support: Enabled
CPU TM Function: Enabled
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Intel (R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech: Disabled
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Looking at getting the X48 version of that board. It has added 3 phase pwer managment to the DDR3 slots and a few other tweaks. If the X38 Deluxe prices bottom out I might still go with that board. Good oc and thanks for sharing.
    
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Whats your opinion on the splashtop and wifi capabilites of this board? I am looking to make it an access point to save getinng a new router.
    
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Originally Posted by noneed4me2 View Post
Looking at getting the X48 version of that board. It has added 3 phase pwer managment to the DDR3 slots and a few other tweaks. If the X38 Deluxe prices bottom out I might still go with that board. Good oc and thanks for sharing.
Thanks. The P5E3 Premium should be a good board. The X48 is supposed to be a hand picked version of the 38 and I was thinking of waiting for either the premium or the Nvidia 790, but decided to just get the P5E3 Deluxe. The prices are still a little high for it yeah.
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Whats your opinion on the splashtop and wifi capabilites of this board? I am looking to make it an access point to save getinng a new router.
Hmm, well, I've kept Express Gate disabled in the BIOS because I prefer just using internet in th OS. I haven't had a chance to use the WiFi it came with yet but I'll probably get around to it one of these days. I'll be sure to post my experience with it here though.
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Here's a pic of my desktop with the Pentium at load. I don't know how accurate the CPU temp is in Speedfan. The actual temp might be lower than that because Speedfan shows 42C at stock idle.

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Overclock settings for 3.402GHz

FSB Frequency: 378
CPU Voltage: 1.43V (1.408V in CPU-Z)
CPU PLL: 1.6V
FSB Termination Voltage: 1.5V
CPU Voltage Damper (Load-Line Calibration): Enabled
RAM Voltage: 1.66V
North Bridge Voltage: 1.6
South Bridge Voltage: 1.2
CPU GTL Voltage Reference: 0.67x
North Bridge GTL Voltage Reference: 0.67x
RAM settings: 1134 MHz 7-7-7-18 2N. All other RAM settings at auto
C1E Support: Disabled
CPU TM Function: Enabled
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled

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Have you tried finding the max stable FSB. Also which bios's have you tried?
    
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Have you tried finding the max stable FSB. Also which bios's have you tried?
Hi noneed4me2.

So far I've been able to boot into Windows with 9x389 3.5GHz 1.49V and run some common programs but I didn't load it because the Cooler Master can't handle the heat at higher voltages. Besides that I used 1.7V for NB and increased memory voltage to 1.68 since I had to bump the speed to 1170 MHz. At that memory speed voltage and heat might become a problem as well and I don't want to push this RAM. If I had some better 1333 RAM I could probably even use a higher speed without worry.

I'm using 1001 BIOS right now. It seems to be the most stable for me up to now so I went back to it.

Here's a quick snapshot I took.
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