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GA-P35-DS3 won't overclock!!!

post #1 of 13
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Hi all,

Firstly i have read all the OC guides before this post :-)

I'm running a Q6600 G0 on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 board.

The POST reports the CPUID-06FB and PATCHID-00B3

My problem is this; no matter what i change the bios settings to my CPU still runs at 2.4 GHz.

At first when i checked, the settings were all standard, and the cpu was running at 200x9 which was showing as 2.4GHz 1.8GHz in Vista, why the two values, i don't know?

When i first started the overclock i tried 300x9 but at the POST it just showed 2.4GHz 267x9. I have tried multiple values but none seem to have any effect at all, it only ever shows 267x9.

The only setting i have been able to change that works is the multiplyer. I can change from 9x to 8x but no matter what frequency i put in it will only ever multiply by 267. So if i use a 8x multiplyer i get 2.13 GHz, aaarrrggghhh!

The V core is listed as 1.275 normal and increasing this to 1.3125 has had no effect. But as my PC will boot fine and function normally i don't think the Vcore is the issue.

I always save the bios settings before exiting the bios and they are always the increased values when i return to the bios but the settings seem to have no effect!

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Is there some random hidden bios setting that i am missing here? I feel that this has to be something simple but i'm just missing it. Has anyone else had a similar problem with a GA-P35-DS3?

All help gratefully received

Cheers

Jamie
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post #2 of 13
do you have the EIST function [also called speed step], cpu enhanced halt state (C1E) disabled? you may also want to disable the TM2 function as well.
all these things function reduce the clock and voltages automatically, they will often make everything screwy when you overclock.

by the by, on the main bios screen press CTR+F1 to enable the advanced bios controls as well
post #3 of 13
You have intel speedstep turned on, which throttles down the cpu speed when not needed, and considering that it is an $80 mobo, that means the bios might not allow you to even turn it off.

Once that is turned off, if it can, other options that actually allow you to OC the cpu might show up. Some bios' have those options disappear until another option is enabled or disabled. It could be something as easy as finding a clock speed or fsb speed option and setting it to manual.
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
You have intel speedstep turned on, which throttles down the cpu speed when not needed, and considering that it is an $80 mobo, that means the bios might not allow you to even turn it off.

Once that is turned off, if it can, other options that actually allow you to OC the cpu might show up. Some bios' have those options disappear until another option is enabled or disabled. It could be something as easy as finding a clock speed or fsb speed option and setting it to manual.


oh lord....yes you can turn off the EIST with the p35-ds3.....
Good that you are giving advice, but they are wrong.
Other bios function don't show up once something is turned on or off.


With that Gigabyte board, turn off EIST and Thermal Monitor in I believe is the advance chipset menu.

At the MAIN menu, press and hold ctrl+f1, it UNLOCKS memory timming and voltages controls on the gigabyte board.

Do make sure that set your memory voltage according.
Example, my OCZ are 2.1, the default on your board is 1.8, so you have to add .3 to memory voltages to have them run at spec.

If you have an aftermarket cooler, and want to run it at full speed, go into pc health menu, and turn the fan control to off, which means that the fan for the cpu will run at 100% all the time. Good if you have your CPU overclocked.


Do make sure to set your memory multi accordingly as well. Don't leave it on auto, set it manually.

Set PCIE at 100!




Gigabyte boards are really easy to overclock, you just have to turn a couple things off (mainly EIST and Thermal Control) and set a couple things, (mainly memory voltage, memory multi, and for anything above 400fsb add .1 or .2 to your MCH and FSB voltages.)
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I think that to OC my GA-p31 is the same right??, sad have to disable the protections

Also there is an option like dinamyc overclocking that most people never use lol!!!
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post #6 of 13
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Hi,

C1E, Thermal monitor and EIST are all off!

Everything in PC health is disabled.

But still my machine will not boot with anything other than 267x9. :-(

Please Help!!!

Cheers

Jamie
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post #7 of 13
Try the "Reset to defaults" in the BIOS, restart, then try overclocking again. This will often fix the problem on the DS3 boards. (BTW, didn't know there was a DS3, thought it was just DS3L and DS3R for the P35 chipsets).

Also, make sure you do a small step at first (i.e. 10mhz up on the FSB), not a 33mhz jump right at the start!

And do lock your PCI-E speed to 100, and change your memory multiplier to 2.00.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
change your memory multiplier to 2.00.
I'm willing to bet this was his problem
post #9 of 13
Have you read the P35 thread? Allot of good stuff in there.
    
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post #10 of 13
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Hi Thanks guys, I'd already reset the BIOS to default a couple of times and reset manually via the jumper to no avail.

This time after another 2 manual BIOS resets it finally accepts the OC!!

How wierd is this Board? I wouldn't have thought it required this many resets just to accept the settings!

Cheers

Jamie
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