Originally Posted by Wag
Yep. Got it. Thx.
Now, about ram. My ram is defaults to 6400 although it is the green Patriot Viper SLI kind which is supposed to be 8500. So right now I have the settings set at "Synced". What's the best way to nudge it faster?
Also, what's a good o/c overall for a Q9550?
you wont get much more than 1000mhz on the ram on this board, since it only supports 800mhz max by default! Set ram to unlinked, then you can push the ram to 1000mhz first and see if it is stable in games and prime95 blend! Also set the ram to the voltage it say on the package, and the right timings (probably 5-5-5-15)
I would say a good oc on a Q9550 is everything over 3.8ghz, I had my old Q9550 at 4ghz with 1.344v. That was with a P5Q-E motherboard though!
Originally Posted by Quatrix
Crysis crashes at 3.10/1550/930 despite the "stable" Memtest and Prime95 results. I give up. Considering the cost of the Q9400 (upgrade from E6850 3.0 GHz), the amount of time I've spent trying to get this working, and how much my time is worth, I could have just gone the i7 route.
what settings did you use? First thought I had was that your PSU couldnt handle it, but the Corsair 850w should be overkill, so its not that!
there is FSB holes in this motherboard, so at certain FSB speeds it won't get stable what so ever, so you could try to use a higher fsb with lower multiplier! Good luck!
Originally Posted by raydotulung
U r right my GURU, its works!! with right settings this card work like a charm. In the beginning I was worry with P45 chipset (not NVIDIA) cuz GTX295 has 2 GPU's and the last thing is my PSU.
Now I'm trying to learn how to overclock my Graphics Card
BTW, thanks to this thread cuz this is where I learned to OC
Last thing is.. "Anti Wife System"?? u r also right.. just don't let them know what we are doing...
Lol im a Guru? haha thanks
The P45 chipset is much better than any nvidia motherboard, in fact most nvidia boards is much worse overclockers than intel motherboards in the same class
you PSU is good enough, but if your overclocking hard and have A LOT of fans and pumps and lights and extra stuff like I do, you might have to upgrade your psu
How to OC graphics cards is really easy, download Rivatuner, then just put the core, shader and memory higher! Simple as that! But watch out, the GTX295 is damn hot, so when overclocking check that the temps don't go to far under gaming! (like over 85c)
lol yeah Anti-wife is kinda funny^^ she is in for an upgrade now though, so she's under construction untill next weekend!
Have fun with your new system!Edited by go4life - 6/15/09 at 6:51am