Right then.... firstly
Ive been doing some research, and it seems that cruisant is correct in saying that the later bios updates are playing up with win 7.
I'm using the latest bios supplied and it just re-boots or gets to the post page of the bios, then hangs around where it loads drivers.
but it will boot second time around after a restart.
even so its irritating, if you have a failed overclock, it hangs before you can re-enter the bios for changes so your stuck in a loop.
i'm becoming more aware that my system is not running as it should, my previous E8400 is seeming to be a bit faster at load times to desktop, and more responsive on cheaper ram too..
at present, i can only clock my q9550 CO to 3.4 with high temps (one core higher then the rest)
34 39 *48* 41 alarming wouldnt you say!!, and when under load, this core likes to be ahead of the game.
at present, all my settings are at stock bar the fsb (400)
i'm having difficulty with the ram setup here also, with my kingston hyper x 1066mhz 8gb paired kits.
they run at 800mhz fine, with normal timings 5-5-5-15, but i'm getting around 8321-8734 mbs bandwidth in everest mem read, write, etc. and a copy of 54125 !!....lol..
when i got this chip new, and had geil dimms, i could get 10137mbs on the read/write at 1003 mhz in everest. (although i never ran the geil at 1066 either)
my ram is rated for 2.2v, although, people do say they need 2.3v however on *either* these dimms do not want to play at 1066.
Not at stock everything, not overclocked, not anything, they go to 960mhz at 400 fsb at some crappy multiplyer ratio 12:10 and then re-boots commence.
there are some settings in the bios that i dont know much about...like the fine tune ddr
i can get them to 960mhz at 400 fsb by using the frequency setting in the bios, and it runs, but i want to go up and beyond to at least the dimms rated speed, any further and it plays up.
everything seems to get hotter these days, with my idle temps creeping up over the months, its time for a more pro approach then just rubbing the bus up the wrong way.
i'm going to follow the scew settings and others that cruisant put up and will report back here later.
i just hope my third core isnt playing up!!! with its temps being what they are.
i just used 8 as a multiplyer with a front side bus of 450mhz which gives me 3.6ghz i used the config earlier in this thread by cruisant and its booting, however the ram speeds are all over the place
71** on the read, 98** on the write, and 51** on the copy
i had it better with the same clock earlier with a newer bios, and with the bios p45aab03 it seems more stable but i still have my double reset issue.
and ram has defo changed.
the tread value of 9t is crucial on those settings, as it will not boot any other way.
somehow i managed to get 90's all across the board on the ram earlier in everest mem and cache test...tut...now its seemed to of changed to more staggered results. onward...Edited by shaun2k - 11/3/09 at 4:32pm