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Hey chevelles. You've got most of the settings right so far (PCI-E MHz, your straps...) Looking good.

I'm completely unfamiliar with DDR3 RAM though.

What is that RAM rated to run at at stock speed? It looks like you are overclocking the RAM along with the cpu. I'm totally unfamiliar with DDR3 so we'll have to figure this out together.

#1 You want to keep the RAM at or just below the stock speed. Don't let it get away from you as you overclock the cpu...keep it out of the troubleshooting loop while you get the cpu stable. After you get a stable oc on the 9550 you can go back in and oc the RAM. So, using the dividers in your bios, get the RAM down to it's stock speeds, timings, and voltage; set everything manually--you want to take as much off of auto as you can to prevent the board from over/under compensating as you clock higher.

#2 Set your vcore manually. Start at about 1.32v in your bios. Boot at the settings you have now and open CPU-Z to get the vcore in there. That's the important one. Write it down so we can see the amount of vdrop you get from bios to Windows.

#3 Walk your fsb upwards until it won't boot into Windows. With 1.32 set in bios, if you boot successfully at your current settings, try 410 next. If that boots, try 420, if that boots try 425. Write down at what fsb you failed to boot. You've got 1.30v on the NB so that should be good for a bit. If you can get up to 425 x 8.5 that would give you 3.61GHz. After it fails to boot, go into the bios and raise the vcore one notch until she boots. That 9550 is capable of a very high fsb, but, you have to see where the mobo is going to hit the fsb wall and refuse to go any higher.

#4 Look and see what your cpu PLL voltage is at stock also. (Does that board show it in a little window if you go in to change it?) Mine is 1.5v stock. Whatever your's is at stock set that manually in the bios. Look in the manual if you have to. You shouldn't have to change this from it's stock setting but setting it manually to it's stock value helps a bit.

I wish I knew more about that memory to help out better but overclocking is all basically the same: keep RAM at stock, raise cpu speed, tweak voltages, rule the internet.

There's some really smart dudes here. But you have to put in a little work also . We'll get something going here.
Hey this settings works very nice! You mentioned 425 FSB, but I went 430FSB/3655MHz/1.3040V/51-52°C at max. I let the mem go a bit higher 1376 and it was stable. I uploaded some pics, take a look. For the moment i'm quite pleased with this result, so i'm gonna stay with it for a while.
Amazing top temps, Megahalems rules!!!!!

I also got the CPU-Z Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=827375

Thanks a looot!!!
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Edited by chevelless - 11/17/09 at 1:38pm
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Alright! Looks good! Woo!

I'll tell you this, with that cooler, since you only saw temps in the very low 50's you could try a bit more. Just when you get that itch, you know? We all get it after the first overclock. Mwa-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I think it's just the boards chipset not playing nice bro. But you could try and go higher. I think you'd be good with 1.32/1.34 vcore (in cpu-z) if that's what it takes for more speed.

I mean, it takes me 1.376v in CPU-Z for this 3.8GHz I run 24/7 and this Mega keeps the temps at ~52 in Orthos. *The cooler you keep that chip, the longer it will live and the less stress the extra voltage you use will put on it.

Glad to see you succeeded there.

Be cool.
 
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Alright! Looks good! Woo!

I'll tell you this, with that cooler, since you only saw temps in the very low 50's you could try a bit more. Just when you get that itch, you know? We all get it after the first overclock. Mwa-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I think it's just the boards chipset not playing nice bro. But you could try and go higher. I think you'd be good with 1.32/1.34 vcore (in cpu-z) if that's what it takes for more speed.

I mean, it takes me 1.376v in CPU-Z for this 3.8GHz I run 24/7 and this Mega keeps the temps at ~52 in Orthos. *The cooler you keep that chip, the longer it will live and the less stress the extra voltage you use will put on it.

Glad to see you succeeded there.

Be cool.
aaaahmm, guess what!!!!

take a look at that, it looks pretty nice:
tell me what you think
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Wait!!! You've only got the voltage at 1.325v in the bios..? What?

What is the voltage in CPU-Z at that bios voltage (1.325)?

You've still got lots of room to go upwards in the bios as long as it doesn't get too high in CPU-Z. 1.325/1.34 in CPU-Z would be fine. As long as the temps are good in Prime95 or Orthos and it passes all the stability tests, those voltages are harmless. Electromigration (damage to the circuitry within the cpu) only happens when it runs hot for long periods of time. You've got a Megahelms bro!

Raise the vcore until it reads 1.325 or 1.33 in CPU-Z and see if it'll go higher.

The video looks good too. "Highway to the Danger Zone"...yeah...that's OCN bro we are the Highway to the Danger Zone, lol. And you are a part of that now.

Excellent job on that oc. Tweak tweak tweak and find out exactly what that hardware can do.

Personally, I think it's got more to give. But, that's just me

Great job and keep 'clocking!
 
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hmmm i think that v core is a little high. Try reducing it. The VID range of the 9550 is 0.85V – 1.3625V. i Myself am running 3.4Ghz @ 1.14V prime stable
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Wait!!! You've only got the voltage at 1.325v in the bios..? What?

What is the voltage in CPU-Z at that bios voltage (1.325)?

You've still got lots of room to go upwards in the bios as long as it doesn't get too high in CPU-Z. 1.325/1.34 in CPU-Z would be fine. As long as the temps are good in Prime95 or Orthos and it passes all the stability tests, those voltages are harmless. Electromigration (damage to the circuitry within the cpu) only happens when it runs hot for long periods of time. You've got a Megahelms bro!

Raise the vcore until it reads 1.325 or 1.33 in CPU-Z and see if it'll go higher.

The video looks good too. "Highway to the Danger Zone"...yeah...that's OCN bro we are the Highway to the Danger Zone, lol. And you are a part of that now.

Excellent job on that oc. Tweak tweak tweak and find out exactly what that hardware can do.

Personally, I think it's got more to give. But, that's just me

Great job and keep 'clocking!
Thanks for the remarks on my soundtrack (Top Gun). That was the exact idea, Danger Zone. The best song i could ever find for this video.

Know what, i'll try 3,9GHz, and see what i get.
I'll get back on track next week, if i have the time after work
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hmmm i think that v core is a little high. Try reducing it. The VID range of the 9550 is 0.85V – 1.3625V. i Myself am running 3.4Ghz @ 1.14V prime stable
Hi.
Instead of reducing it, i'll try to go higher with the same voltage. But thanks, it's good to know that 1.3625 is the max. I personaly haven't check that for myself, so i'll take your word for it.

I probably wanna fry my CPU, but i don't know yet.....:-)))))
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Hey chevelles. You've got most of the settings right so far (PCI-E MHz, your straps...) Looking good.

I'm completely unfamiliar with DDR3 RAM though.

What is that RAM rated to run at at stock speed? It looks like you are overclocking the RAM along with the cpu. I'm totally unfamiliar with DDR3 so we'll have to figure this out together.

#1 You want to keep the RAM at or just below the stock speed. Don't let it get away from you as you overclock the cpu...keep it out of the troubleshooting loop while you get the cpu stable. After you get a stable oc on the 9550 you can go back in and oc the RAM. So, using the dividers in your bios, get the RAM down to it's stock speeds, timings, and voltage; set everything manually--you want to take as much off of auto as you can to prevent the board from over/under compensating as you clock higher.

#2 Set your vcore manually. Start at about 1.32v in your bios. Boot at the settings you have now and open CPU-Z to get the vcore in there. That's the important one. Write it down so we can see the amount of vdrop you get from bios to Windows.

#3 Walk your fsb upwards until it won't boot into Windows. With 1.32 set in bios, if you boot successfully at your current settings, try 410 next. If that boots, try 420, if that boots try 425. Write down at what fsb you failed to boot. You've got 1.30v on the NB so that should be good for a bit. If you can get up to 425 x 8.5 that would give you 3.61GHz. After it fails to boot, go into the bios and raise the vcore one notch until she boots. That 9550 is capable of a very high fsb, but, you have to see where the mobo is going to hit the fsb wall and refuse to go any higher.

#4 Look and see what your cpu PLL voltage is at stock also. (Does that board show it in a little window if you go in to change it?) Mine is 1.5v stock. Whatever your's is at stock set that manually in the bios. Look in the manual if you have to. You shouldn't have to change this from it's stock setting but setting it manually to it's stock value helps a bit.

I wish I knew more about that memory to help out better but overclocking is all basically the same: keep RAM at stock, raise cpu speed, tweak voltages, rule the internet.

There's some really smart dudes here. But you have to put in a little work also . We'll get something going here.
crashdummy35,

My situation here:

FSB 425*8 ~3,4GHz,
memory freq at 5-5-5-15
cpu voltage a 1.28v
dram voltage a 2.10v

I set those values, used prime95 x64 for 2 hours. Is it normal the workers 1 and 2 show "fatal error"? Because the blend test runned only on 3 and 4 as you can see at the picture. No blue screen. I've checked temperatures all the time and they got stable with those values, see screen below:



So after 3 minutes, a new screen showing temperatures, that would be idle state right? Screen below:



After that, I used 3dmark vantage and SFIV benchmark:



So for now it's good, do you have more tips to get this time 3.6ghz? More cpu voltage? or dram voltage?
Edited by pbsk8 - 1/28/10 at 1:42pm
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crashdummy35,

My situation here:

FSB 425*8 ~3,4GHz,
memory freq at 5-5-5-15
cpu voltage a 1.28v
dram voltage a 2.10v

I set those values, used prime95 x64 for 2 hours. Is it normal the workers 1 and 2 show "fatal error"? Because the blend test runned only on 3 and 4 as you can see at the picture. No blue screen. I've checked temperatures all the time and they got stable with those values, see screen below:



So after 3 minutes, a new screen showing temperatures, that would be idle state right? Screen below:



After that, I used 3dmark vantage and SFIV benchmark:



So for now it's good, do you have more tips to get this time 3.6ghz? More cpu voltage? or dram voltage?
Hi.
If the Prime95 gives you errors, it means it's not stable!!!!!!
It's not about the Temps
Is your RAM a Value edition??? But 2.10V does not look like a ValueRam.
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This is my first port here, hello. I'm new to OCing. I actually just started.

I have this motherboard, but with:

Q9300 2.5Ghz
G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3-2133.
Asus Radeon HD 7750

You might think: wow! Such outdated mobo and cpu! But I only can afford what I can get with my bare hands.

Can somebody recommend me any other BIOS configs for these hardware specs? I'm not necessarily looking for the whole thing. Maybe just a nudge to start out?

Thanks in advance for any help. Peace!
Edited by Karolinger - 2/26/13 at 12:31am
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