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Poll Results: Do you prefer the new OCN?

 
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post #4501 of 6461
Just an update from me rolleyes.gif

I tried playing around with BIOS settings again, I could get up to 475MHz stable in Memtest, but anything higher either wouldn't post or had errors galore. And I'm still have trouble playing with the AI Transaction booster. I tried various values ranging from 4 to 10 and I couldn't get the board to post, even with the AI Clock Twister set to "light" or "lighter", so I'm still confused on that front. confused.gif

Also, does anyone know if there is a way to tell the difference between an unstable FSB and unstable RAM?

Lastly, I sent a PM for those Dominator sticks, should give me something else to play with if/when I get them. And also, I'm back up to 4.4GHz, and seem to be much stabler this time around (1.42 vcore). I'll give it a true stability test tomorrow. drum.gif
post #4502 of 6461
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jetpak12;15056735 
Just an update from me rolleyes.gif

I tried playing around with BIOS settings again, I could get up to 475MHz stable in Memtest, but anything higher either wouldn't post or had errors galore. And I'm still have trouble playing with the AI Transaction booster. I tried various values ranging from 4 to 10 and I couldn't get the board to post, even with the AI Clock Twister set to "light" or "lighter", so I'm still confused on that front. confused.gif

Also, does anyone know if there is a way to tell the difference between an unstable FSB and unstable RAM?

Lastly, I sent a PM for those Dominator sticks, should give me something else to play with if/when I get them. And also, I'm back up to 4.4GHz, and seem to be much stabler this time around (1.42 vcore). I'll give it a true stability test tomorrow. drum.gif

hi jetpak12, hitting 4.4GHz is a 1.24GHz increase from stock with 1.42V VCore. That's impressive to me! thumb.gif

Members here said that set CPL to 10 or 11 is better for high FSB setting.

I set AI Clock Twister to [AUTO]... seems working for me.

For reference, there's a link to a guide called How to overclock duals and quads... in the 1st page of this club. It might give you some more ideas. wink.gif

Something off topic, recently, I realize I'm running low on memory... I had 4GB installed.

The biggest memory hogger are the web browsers like IE (with 10 web pages opened) ~600MB and Firefox (with 30-60 web pages opened) used ~1GB both with flash running. Next on the list would be those Java based programs ~500 on average.
Edited by ocman - 9/25/11 at 1:21pm
     
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Originally Posted by ocman;15008287 
Hi Boorock, Ket over at XS forum has replied to the BIOS question... check out the link below (post#2355 and post#2356) for the Q & A:

link

Looks like Ket doesn't recommend cross flashing... frown.gif

Btw, if there isn't problem with your mobo that is bugging you (e.g. instability during normal operation)... there's really no need to use a mBIOS. wink.gif

Hopefully that's the case. rolleyes.gif

P.S. If you really want to mod the Turbo BIOS... there are two tools in the 1st page of this club you can use... if you want some help to mod the BIOS... just search and ask in the OCN Intel BIOS section. wink.gif

Actually, a few members in this club mod their own BIOS... PM them if needed. cheers.gif

Thanks ocman thumbsupsmiley.png
I don't have any stability issues yet. But after the arrival of the 8Gb G.Skills I may need some help...
I know where to search for this help, if I need it cheers.gif
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post #4504 of 6461
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boorock;15073824 
Thanks ocman thumbsupsmiley.png
I don't have any stability issues yet. But after the arrival of the 8Gb G.Skills I may need some help...
I know where to search for this help, if I need it cheers.gif

turrican9 and co are the guys who have experience dealing with 8GB setup...

Just don't get too dragged down by their sometimes negativity from their user experience... tongue.gif

P.S. From what I heard from them, more vNB and vFSB are needed with more RAMs.
Edited by ocman - 9/26/11 at 1:25pm
     
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Originally Posted by concretefire;15007175 
Alrighty fellas. Need some help here. Not really help per se but guidance. As you all know I just got myself a Hyper 212+ cooler. This is the first real aftermarket cooler I have ever had. So going from stock to this has been wonderful.

I won't give you a full template, because most of my settings are set manual. I'll abbreviate most of them but I have 2 questions.

1) I'm at 3.2 ghz now with these settings....do you see anything that jumps out at you that I can lower? Or change? I am stable. 24 hrs prime 95 and IBT. No sweat.

2) Now that I'm confident my CPU is stable, I'm curious about my ram. (duh) I'm running these sticks G.Skill F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ. 2x2 gigs = 4 gigs total. Right now I'm running at 1:1 at 800 mhz. (with the settings as below) What is better? 800 mhz or use a divider and run them at 1000mhz? 1000 mhz is their rated max. I haven't tried to overclock them but what is the general rule of thumb here? Lower MHZ and tighter timings or Higher Mhz and looser timings?

Here we go:

8 x 400 = 3200
Fsb Strap = auto (< this should be on auto, yes?)
Dram Manual settings: 5-5-5-15-?-55
Mem OC charger = enabled
AI clock twister = lighter
AI transaction = Manual = 10

Speaking of Manual AI transaction settings, what the heck are "pull ins" under that?????? I got them all at disabled I think.

Cpu = 1.40000 biost (actual 1.384)
CPU GTL Ref = .63x
PLL = 1.56
FSB Term = 1.3
Dram = Auto ( I know I know, but my ram seems to run pissy if I change this from auto.)
NB = 1.20
SB = 1.10
PCIE = 1.50
LL Cal = Enabled
Cpu Clock Skew = Auto
NB Clock Skew = auto
Cpu Margin = Performance mode

All power saving crap turned off for now on the next bios screen. You know what I mean. C1E , etc.

So, where would you go from here? Would like to tweak my ram now, or should I go for a higher CPU OC first? I did hit 3.6 on stock. smile.gif

Does anyone else have answers for concretefire?

I kinda answered his question # 2 but the ones in BOLD still need an answer!
     
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Originally Posted by ocman;15073883 
P.S. From what I heard from them, more vNB and vFSB are needed with more RAMs.

I'm going to upgrade to 8GB too... I'll move from 4x1GB Cellshock Red to 4x2GB Corsair Dominator. Do you think I'll have to increase voltages in my case? I'm asking cause in both cases, I'll be using 4 sticks.
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Originally Posted by favas;15074012 
I'm going to upgrade to 8GB too... I'll move from 4x1GB Cellshock Red to 4x2GB Corsair Dominator. Do you think I'll have to increase voltages in my case? I'm asking cause in both cases, I'll be using 4 sticks.

Try boot with the current supplied voltage, and if no good, bump it up step by step til you get them to run!

My way of trial and error. tongue.gif IMO never go over 1.4V even for vNB and vFSB.
Edited by ocman - 9/26/11 at 1:58pm
     
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ocman thanks for your (as always direct) answers! biggrin.gif I'll post again when the Dominator sticks arrive!
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Thanks ocman. I suppose everything in my list seems to be in order or someone would have said something by now. It's not like I listed my Vcore as 2.4v. Someone would have said something....not before I smelled my chip smoking but still.

Next question. These boards support the 45nm chips right? Is it only certain ones? All 45nm chips? Etc. In other words, at this moment in time what is the very best CPU I could upgrade to? Going from my 65nm Q6600 to 45nm > ????? What's the absolute best I can pop in here?
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concretefire,

I'm running the Q6600 also, so I'd go for the 3.6 and when/if you get that stable I'd work on your RAM. So up the volts and the FSB.
I looked at your BIOS settings that you posted and all seems to look in order. Most of the stuff that you have set I've actually left on AUTO. It wasn't until I tried to get a stable 3.7 that I started messing around with other values and voltages. I couldn't come across a stable setting, but there are so many combinations to try. I'll have to play around more when I have the time.

As for your 45nm chips, you can take a look at the Q9*** series. They all work on these boards.
The 9550 and the 9650 are still really great chips and I've seen a few around these boards that have them up over 4ghz. They're still expensive though. I think there is a QX9770 Extreme Edition, that would probably be the best you can get. You may as well upgrade to the newer i5/i7 for the price you'd pay for that chip.

Look at Muff1n's, he's running the E8400 which is a 45nm chip and hes got that thing running at 4ghz. I've got an E8400 lyin around, I should throw it in one day and see what I can get out of it.
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