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post #4611 of 6459
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Hey KingT, have you tried lowering vNB and/or vFSB to see if you can get your Q9550 to hit 4GHz stably?

In my experience, I have better luck/results with lower voltages (except for VCore) when overclocking~

     
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Originally Posted by ocman View Post
Hey KingT, have you tried lowering vNB and/or vFSB to see if you can get your Q9550 to hit 4GHz stably?

In my experience, I have better luck/results with lower voltages (except for VCore) when overclocking~

That's not how OC of C2Quad works on these P5Q's..

It's not about how high your voltages are,but how fine tuned they are..

I can hit 4GHz stable but it needs 1.32V for Vcore and 1.34V for vFSB,simply not worth it compared to 3.9GHz (Vcore=1.30V and vFSB=1.30V)..

These boards due lack of advanced CPU GTL voltage options in the BIOS have ~ 450MHz FSB limit with a C2Q.. (you cannot fine-tune GTL voltage so you need to compensate with high vFSB but still it doesn't help much)..


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Well I managed to hit 4ghz and it seems stable enough for my purposes so far.
I have to admit I didn't run 6 hours of prime, in my previous experiences if I could manage 2 or 3 hours and then have a couple of long gaming sessions without having any trouble I'm stable enough.

I've passed 4 hours of large FFTs
2 hours of small FFTs
and 2 hours of blend

And quite a few hours of Bad Company 2. Without so much as a hiccup. I'll be doing a lot more gaming tonight to see how it holds up, but so far so good. If it starts crashing on me, or spitting errors at me I'll go back to prime 95 and fine tune it some more. I know this won't get me into the official 4ghz club (need 12 hours of p95 for that right?) but if my system doesn't bsod, produce erros or behaves weirdly I'm happy.

At the moment I'm using these settings
FSB: 445mhz
Vcore: 1.30625v
GTL ref 0.63x
Cpu PLL: 1.54v
FSB termination: 1.22v
NB: 1.24v
SB: 1.1v
PCIE SATA: 1.5v

So thank you KingT and ocman for helping me out and pointing me to some useful information.


now..how would I go about tweaking my memory?
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Well I managed to hit 4ghz and it seems stable enough for my purposes so far.
I have to admit I didn't run 6 hours of prime, in my previous experiences if I could manage 2 or 3 hours and then have a couple of long gaming sessions without having any trouble I'm stable enough.

I've passed 4 hours of large FFTs
2 hours of small FFTs
and 2 hours of blend

And quite a few hours of Bad Company 2. Without so much as a hiccup. I'll be doing a lot more gaming tonight to see how it holds up, but so far so good. If it starts crashing on me, or spitting errors at me I'll go back to prime 95 and fine tune it some more. I know this won't get me into the official 4ghz club (need 12 hours of p95 for that right?) but if my system doesn't bsod, produce errors or behaves weirdly I'm happy.

At the moment I'm using these settings
FSB: 445mhz
Vcore: 1.30625v
GTL ref 0.63x
Cpu PLL: 1.54v
FSB termination: 1.22v
NB: 1.24v
SB: 1.1v
PCIE SATA: 1.5v

So thank you KingT and ocman for helping me out and pointing me to some useful information.


now..how would I go about tweaking my memory?
Well that's great man..

4hrs of large FFT,2 of Small FFT and 2 of BLEND is good enough mate..

Now for memory I don't know what you mean,but I would keep it as it is,as memory speed would not give you any extra performance..

I went from DDR2 @ 920MHz 5-5-5-15 (459MHz FSB) to DDR3 1224MHz 7-7-7-20 (459MHz FSB)and I haven't noticed any performance increase..

Also for Official 4GHz club here @ overclock.net you do not need any stability testing proof,all you need is CPU-Z validation link of your OC validated with your OCN nick..

CHEERS..
Edited by KingT - 10/21/11 at 9:11am
     
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EarlGrey, I'm glad to hear your success!

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Hello there, fellow overclockers. Could you share some insights for a OC'ing noob as me? I've been trying to pump some power on my C2Q 9400 (R0) + Asus P5Q (vanilla). I've already installed a aftermarket HSF (Thermax Eclipse II). I'm using 2x2GB G.Skill PI Black 4-4-4-12 @ 1.9 (NB needs to be at 1.12 or it isn't dual channel stable). I've been tinkering with FSB only (and RAM freq. to avoid excess overclocking - can't seem to boot past 850MHz at standard timings and voltages) and set my voltages on AUTO, but I read that it could be dangerous due to overvoltage (at 3.2 CPU-z read 1.29V Vcore on P95, prolly lower than actual voltage due to Vdroop). I'm trying to make a 3.2-3.6 stable config. Any tips to make it stable for 24/7?

(weird fact: My CPU monitor always reports 40ºC idle, stock or OC'd. I've installed the HSF two weeks ago with TG1. Max core stabilizes at 55ºC when P95ing after 30 minutes)

I'm using a Corsair HX620, so power shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks!
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Hello there, fellow overclockers. Could you share some insights for a OC'ing noob as me? I've been trying to pump some power on my C2Q 9400 (R0) + Asus P5Q (vanilla). I've already installed a aftermarket HSF (Thermax Eclipse II). I'm using 2x2GB G.Skill PI Black 4-4-4-12 @ 1.9 (NB needs to be at 1.12 or it isn't dual channel stable). I've been tinkering with FSB only (and RAM freq. to avoid excess overclocking - can't seem to boot past 850MHz at standard timings and voltages) and set my voltages on AUTO, but I read that it could be dangerous due to overvoltage (at 3.2 CPU-z read 1.29V Vcore on P95, prolly lower than actual voltage due to Vdroop). I'm trying to make a 3.2-3.6 stable config. Any tips to make it stable for 24/7?

(weird fact: My CPU monitor always reports 40ºC idle, stock or OC'd. I've installed the HSF two weeks ago with TG1. Max core stabilizes at 55ºC when P95ing after 30 minutes)

I'm using a Corsair HX620, so power shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks!
Good choice for the location of your first post on OCN! and welcome!

Look a page or two back for a post by KingT on how to acquire and test higher FSB frequences. Basically, you need to focus on OCing the FSB first, while leaving the proc downclocked to test its stability first, then once you have a rock solid frequency there, you can see how far you can push your proc.

EDIT: This is what you need.
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Also... guys I'm afraid I have some bad news. At least one of my four beautiful Corsair Dominator sticks literally kicked the bucket today. Started getting random BSODs with memory management, cache, and page fault errors earlier this afternoon. Started up memtest and got errors galore within about two seconds.

So... I get to have a fun time dragging my comp in and out to swap out sticks. At the very least I can still put back in my faithful OCZ sticks if all else fails.

And is anyone familiar with Corsair's warranty policy regarding second-hand products?
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jetpak12, sorry to hear that your Corsair RAMs became faulty.

I only own one USB flash drive by Corsair (the Flash Voyager GTR 32GB)

I tell you... it failed to recognize itself after the 3rd use and I had to search online for a fix and found out that quite some users were in the same boat... and the guy from Corsair tried to dismiss that saying the their flash drives are faulty by telling unlucky users that it's only some isolated cases. LOL... I smell lies.

Anyways, after quite a while, they offered users a flash tool to update its firmware. I flashed the newer revision and the flash drive to alive and working again... just that everything inside had to be erased since the firmware updating requires a format of the flash drive. Sucks for some, but thank god I got backups.

As for warranty, not sure for 2nd hand, but I heard that Corsair provides RMA and give people a replacement, as least for the faulty usb flash drives.

I still believe Corsair is a great brand, they just need to fix those faulty flash drives, my friends bought a total of 7 (16GB voyager mini) and 5 of them are faulty, 1 is working half of the time, only 1 is fully working, it's really not some isolated cases.

P.S.: I've just bought and installed KHX8500D2K2/4G into my system. Now all 8GB working but I noticed the timings are higher (on AUTO) 5-5-5-15... umm... guess I'll try manually set them a little later.
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I've just bought and installed KHX8500D2K2/4G into my system. Now all 8GB working but I noticed the timings are higher (on AUTO) 5-5-5-15... umm... guess I'll try manually set them a little later.
When I had that Kingston DDR2 RAM it worked at 5-5-5-18, 800MHz by default..

That's it's nominal spec stored in SPD for 800MHz, 1.8V..

For rated timings at 1066MHz you need to set voltage to 2.1 - 2.2V and timings to 5-5-5-15..

Off-course due incompatibility with P5Q Pro/Pro TURBO those sticks are unstable at 1066MHz (pretty much anything higher than 1020MHz)..

My Kingston HyperX sticks were stable @ 850MHz 4-4-4-12 w/ 2.1V on P5Q Pro..


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