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Alright I am 3.2 GHZ right now. I have the memory linked and synchronous... core voltage is at 1.368. I am running prime 95 now...
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Yeah i hit 500 on the working SIIE and stopped there. It was for someone else so I had to stop before taking things to the point of degradation. But damn it was tempting
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Alright I am 3.2 GHZ right now. I have the memory linked and synchronous... core voltage is at 1.368. I am running prime 95 now...
hopefully that resolves your issue. EVGA dodged a bullet by being able to resolve the Q6600 issue with a bios update (seeing as there are so many of the chips out there).
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Alright I am 3.2 GHZ right now. I have the memory linked and synchronous... core voltage is at 1.368. I am running prime 95 now...
Well let us know how it turns out! And if its stable at this point, go ahead and try and push it farther, the 790i boards that actually work (obviously not SIIEs!) overclock beautifully.
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Well let us know how it turns out! And if its stable at this point, go ahead and try and push it farther, the 790i boards that actually work (obviously not SIIEs!) overclock beautifully.
I will do that! Yeah the bizarre problems are not happening any more... I think it was the BIOS update that fixed everything. Thanks everyone for your help; I just ran prime 95 for about half an hour and no errors yet. I am gonna run 3dmark 06 now and give you guys my scores... and later run prime 95 for a few hours to really make sure it's stable.
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um yeah... so 3dmark06 is not running right... my fps's are going from like 70-12 to 65-3... really choppy. great

[EDIT]

So i just finished 3dmark06 and my scores went DOWN from stock stock everything was 11751; cpu overclocked is 10600 I'm gonna make sure all my settings are right... ugh
Edited by om3n - 5/11/08 at 12:17pm
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OH MY GOSH it just froze again. Back to where we started
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ok... what can cause 3dmark06 to be choppy? maybe that could have something to do with the root problem?
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lol it sounds like you are having fun.

Make sure that P1 and P2 are enabled under the RAM settings in your BIOS. Nobody knows what they do except that they increase performance with high FSBs.

Also, your ram timings may be slightly off. Do a memory bandwidth check, you should be getting 8.5gb/s at the very least. What are your memory specs anyway? You may have to manually increase tRFC and set it to 2T on that board to get it stable. Well, at least the ASUS needed me to do that, not sure about EVGA.
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Now that's more like it!! 14136 with the cpu overclocked Fixed everything now I think... thanks again everyone
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