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My DFI X48 has a VERY hard time doing anything near 450FSB with a quad in it. I have to up the VTT and NB by a fair amount before I hit it. You can also try messing with the GTL settings in an effort to lower the voltage.
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post #12 of 27
Try pumping up the GTL reference
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
It's your motherboard, none of the X38s apart from the DFIs and MSIs can clock higher than 450FSB. You should have known this before you bought the board.
I got my board in December 07 about 2 weeks after it came out as it got good reviews in both magazines and with people on this forum recommending it so i bought it, therefore i had no idea that DFI's and MSI's could achieve a higher fsb, therfore before i purchased my cpu, I also bought the Q9450 again as people in general where talking about its good performance/value ( i didnt want an QX series chip that would be a waste of cash for just an unlocked multiplier imo) , all im after is a couple more mhz to try and get a 3.6ghz stable which seems feasable on these chips, i can understand how factors such as cpu build,motherboard and other things will affect this but i have already got 3.6 but unstable, that is why i was asking for some advice from the people on this forum who have more knowledge of the subject than myself. again thanks for the advice so far guys, if anyone can post their stats of a 3.6 overclock that would be great.
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Could he have hit a Vdroop and thus not had enough power to get it beyond 3.4ghz?

I might be wrong, just wanted to know?
umm had the northbridge at 1.6v, ram at 2.10v, SB at 1.5v, cpu at 1.35v which is what a guy had on a similar setup on this forum somewhere and got 3.7, even when i put the cpu voltage up to 1.38, again wouldnt log into windows without BSOD,

ps, sorry for the late replies, im at work lol
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Quote:
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umm had the northbridge at 1.6v, ram at 2.10v, SB at 1.5v, cpu at 1.35v which is what a guy had on a similar setup on this forum somewhere and got 3.7, even when i put the cpu voltage up to 1.38, again wouldnt log into windows without BSOD,

ps, sorry for the late replies, im at work lol
Quads need extra GTL Reference voltage. Try upping that up if you haven't.
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Quads need extra GTL Reference voltage. Try upping that up if you haven't.
cheers, il have a try when i get home, what voltage would you suggest that i try for the GTL Ref Voltage that would be safe? do the other voltages ive been trying look ok?
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cheers, il have a try when i get home, what voltage would you suggest that i try for the GTL Ref Voltage that would be safe? do the other voltages ive been trying look ok?
Everything else seems fine. The GTL is probably what's holding you back.
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okay nice one, il let you know how it goes in a couple of hours, if anyone else has any hints that would help on top of increasing the GTL let me know
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post #19 of 27
Sub'd for your results.

I'm at 3.4 as well, @ 1.34 (1.28 after droop) 1.5 on the north bridge. Thinking this might be it for me. Boots into windows at 3.6 but any kind of stability testing equates to BSOD. Its only day two for me...

GL
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post #20 of 27
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Everything else seems fine. The GTL is probably what's holding you back.

just got home and am still unable to get past windows at 3.6ghz i have the GTL ref at 0.63 on cpu and NB, where can i go from here with the GTL reference mate? what settings do you suggest i put them on?
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