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Went from nForce 680iLT to Asus P5Q-E. Need help OC'ing

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Recently I got annoyed with my XFX nForce 680i LT mobo giving me posting problems, and also wanted a new mobo with Crossfire support, so I picked up an Asus P5Q-E mobo (based off of P45 Intel chipset, as anyone reading this will most likely already know).

With my 690i, it took a little over 1 week, but I had achieved a respectable OC on my E6600 ES cpu, from 2.4GHz to 3.45GHz. I will admit, I'm now overwhelmed by all of the options available for OC'ing. Apparently, now I "must learn how to use:

GTL Reference Voltages
CPU VTT and its relation to GTLs
Clock Skews
CPU PLL Voltages"

I also need to learn about the Northbridge strap, and basically everything that is more involved than I needed to know with my 680i mobo (basically all I tweaked were the multi, fsb, vcore, mem volt, fsb volt, and spp (northbridge) volt). I know OC'ing is supposed to be an art, and requires a lot of patience, etc, but I have no idea what is even a reference point for all the new settings. I don't know which settings I should start tweaking first, which values to start with, or heck, what most of this new crap means. I know that generally means that I should not be trying anything, and that just doesn't sit well with me.

Can anyone provide me any useful info, or links on this, or dare I ask, some good basis settings I could try, and then work from there? If you need a complete list of all the BIOS settings, I'll add them.
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3 x Western Digital 500GB SATA-II Pioneer DVR-212D & DVR-215 Windows XP (32-bit) LG Flatron L1751S 
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Toughpower 650W Thermaltake Soprano RS 
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I just got a Asus p5k4 deluxe (which ironically im selling now..) but over clocking w/ it has been mad easy - Can you get the Asus AI Suite running? makes things pretty easy - and what you cant do in the program you can do in the bios...

As far as GPU Ocing i recommend Rivatuner...


Im probably a bit newer to this then you are though so who knows maybe Im waisting my time lol
Good luck regardless
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I just got a Asus p5k4 deluxe (which ironically im selling now..) but over clocking w/ it has been mad easy - Can you get the Asus AI Suite running? makes things pretty easy - and what you cant do in the program you can do in the bios...

As far as GPU Ocing i recommend Rivatuner...


Im probably a bit newer to this then you are though so who knows maybe Im waisting my time lol
Good luck regardless
Yeah, to be honest, I managed to re-attain my 3.45 GHz OC stable with total ease. I didn't have to mess around with any of those additional settings, just set the ratio to 9, FSB to 370, and the Vcore to 1.40 (1.38 after VDROOP), and it worked no sweat.

I actually even attained a 3.6 OC, also with ease, but the benchmark scores were negligible, and I had to increase the VCore by a fair amount, so I didn't not deem it worthwhile. I'm happy just keeping my current OC of 3.45, I don't need any more.

I could probably get it stable at a lower VCore if I messed around with all of the other settings. But, again, I really don't know how or what to do. Can anyone suggest what I can try to modify in order to be able to reduce my VCore?
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E6600 Conroe ES - Lapped @ 3.45GHz Asus P5Q-E (formerly XFX nForce 680i LT SLI) Sapphire Radeon HD 4870(Formerly EVGA 8800GTS 640) 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Dominator PC8500C5DF 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 x Western Digital 500GB SATA-II Pioneer DVR-212D & DVR-215 Windows XP (32-bit) LG Flatron L1751S 
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Toughpower 650W Thermaltake Soprano RS 
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E6600 Conroe ES - Lapped @ 3.45GHz Asus P5Q-E (formerly XFX nForce 680i LT SLI) Sapphire Radeon HD 4870(Formerly EVGA 8800GTS 640) 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Dominator PC8500C5DF 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 x Western Digital 500GB SATA-II Pioneer DVR-212D & DVR-215 Windows XP (32-bit) LG Flatron L1751S 
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Toughpower 650W Thermaltake Soprano RS 
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