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Poll Results: Do you prefer the new OCN?

 
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Hi All Club Members,

 

My 4.5GHz Attempt:

 

Successfully booted into Windows @ 500FSB, done CPU-Z validation, but not Prime95 stable... yet. wink.gif

Q9650 @ 4.5GHz validation link: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2232960 cheers.gif

 

Q9650 @ 4.5GHz CPU-Z validation.png

 

These are the settings for 500FSB to boot into Windows: thumb.gif

500FSB settings.png

 

Cheers,

ocman.

 

 


Edited by ocman - 2/4/12 at 6:43pm
     
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@ Ocman

Gratz man,4.5GHz is a great score..

But you would never get 500MHz FSB Prime95 Large FFT stable on that motherboard,it just can't be done without advanced CPU GTL options in BIOS (and NB GTL)..

Max you can try to get P95 Large FFT stable is 460MHz FSB..


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@ ocman
Yeah, its really dusty, I'll be sure to clean carefully! thumb.gif Still waiting on the Kingston HyperX from newegg, so I have some time to get it sparkling clean. smile.gif
Does the AIDA64 benchmark automatically compare against other CPUs, or are you finding numbers from elsewhere to compare?
I'd like to come up with a good list of both synthetic and gaming benchmarks, so keep the suggestions coming. I'll also make a new thread for the slugfest between the Duo v Quad, and P5Q Pro vs P5Q3. boxing3.gif
And how much was that combo going for?
@ Matt-Matt
I'll be using the same cooler that I have now, the Corsair H70. Its done really well on my Duo (less than 50C in games!), so I hope it can keep good temps on the quad. Also, the P5Q3 has an adjustable FSB strap, which should be advantageous for CPU overclocking, and it also seems to be the only P45 board from ASUS with 16-phase powah! specool.gif
Additionally, I plan on running at least a few tests with the same overclock with my Duo on both boards, to see if DDR2 vs DDR3 makes a difference on this chipsest. thinking.gif
But right now the plan is to bench the heck out of both setups, and whichever one comes out on top is the one I'll keep, and the other will go to OCN marketplace, unless someone from this club calls dibs first. thumb.gif
EDIT: Oh, and one last thing, I'm also planning on going full watercooling once I've sorted out which one I like best. Snorkle.gif

Ah yes! A H70 should be fine for it one would assume! After all i'm running a Hyper 212+ on my Q9400, i also had it on my E8500. The Core 2 stayed under 50c no matter what, the Core 2 passes 50c sometimes on hot days. Still great for a $30 cooler that's almost silent! biggrin.gif
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@ ocman
A U3S6 sounds pretty neat, especially if you aren't planning on using your second PCI-e slot. I don't know how much they normally cost, so I can't say if its a good deal or not. I think that would bring the socket 775 up to its maximum potential though! thumb.gif Is the U3S6 a x1 or a x4 card (or more)?
The guy I bought the new board from said the only reason he upgraded from the P5Q3 was becuase he wanted USB3 and SATA3. He said he got an AMD board, but he didn't say what platform/CPU he got. thinking.gif
And in other news, I decided to finally start pushing the Mushkin ram. I haven't really had time until now. I did finally get over the 4.5 GHz barrier! wheee.gif I kept tweaking and tweaking the memory settings, thinking it was the RAM that was holding me back, but it turns out the CPU just wanted more juice, 1.44V in fact. I passed 5 runs of IBT, now onto Prime95 for the night...
CPU-Z validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2231388
Since the memory voltages and settings are actually still set pretty low, I have high hopes for the Mushkins, I was never able to get this far with the Dominators no matter what I did. But I'm a little disheartened with the vcore right now. My pen-ultimate goal is 5GHz, but I'm worried I'll need too much voltage to get there.

Yes, i noticed this too. My E8500 wanted alot more voltage past 4.1GHz (memory also held me back). Funny story actually, i didn't realize my computer was hibernated when the Q9400 arrived.. So i just put it in there and it booted up stable (on 2 cores). I was like "**** yeah!" haha
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need some help been looking around at new mobos but wanna stick with 775, DDR2, SLI gonna ether get this ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo for £50 or Asus Maximus II Formula Socket 775 P45 for around £60 im not bothered bwt cash but just wonderted wich wood be worth getting really i want wat to get the gigabyte p45 ud3p but cant find nowere that still sells them (if any 1 selling let me no) apart from 1 place in the stats for $200 and thats a joke lol thumb.gifthumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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I was going to do a trade plus cash with a seller... but he wanted cash only... tongue.gif

Btw, I'm going to reinstall Win 7 (this one I'm currently using) in a day or two.

I have already reinstalled Win 7 x64 onto my Intel 320 80GB SSD... WEI back to 7.4... but my Q9650 WEI score was still 7.3 at stock and 7.5 at 4GHz... faulty benchmark tool.

@ cvtmih Have you check out the temps? Might be the cause too. If software conflict clean install the software or simply uninstall the problem software! wink.gif

It's been broken since Windows Vista was released wink.gif
It's quite terrible though, yes! I've heard you need 4x SSD's in raid 0? To get 7.9 on HDD.. hahaha
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@ cvtmih, KingT, and jetpak12

The height of the HS is a minus other than limited overclockability... and plus it costs more to acquire... the conclusion now is a definite no go. wink.gif Thanks all! thumbsupsmiley.png

I heard next to no one who have/had Q9650 could ever get it to run stably at 500 and beyond FSB even with P5Q-E and alike mobos with more GTL options... doh.gif

Getting Q9650 to run 4.5GHz stably with temps under control is next to impossible right now. thinking.gif

I'll try out KingT again and set FSB to 500 with 6x multi and see...

I'm sure you can push it further! If you have to make it run 1:1 and lower the timings, push a bit more voltage to the memory and see how that goes! biggrin.gif
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Hi All Club Members,

My 4.5GHz Attempt:

Successfully booted into Windows @ 500FSB, done CPU-Z validation, but not Prime95 stable... yet. wink.gif
Q9650 @ 4.5GHz validation link:http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2232960 cheers.gif

Q9650 @ 4.5GHz CPU-Z validation.png


That's quite good, i'm sure you can push more out of it though! wink.gif

These are the settings for 500FSB to boot into Windows: thumb.gif
600x461px-LL-ebd8bc84_500FSBsettings.png

Cheers,
ocman.


My board can do 500FSB.. My memory can't mad.gif
I should get some more but it's not worth it.
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@ Ocman
Gratz man,4.5GHz is a great score..
But you would never get 500MHz FSB Prime95 Large FFT stable on that motherboard,it just can't be done without advanced CPU GTL options in BIOS (and NB GTL)..
Max you can try to get P95 Large FFT stable is 460MHz FSB..
CHEERS..

Theres a Ctrl + F1 trick for (some) Gigabyte boards to unlock extra features, look around the web and there may be something similar for ASUS boards? I dunno. I think i'd swap my board for someone with a half decent ASUS board + 1066mhz memory.. tongue.gif
I do love this board however! rolleyes.gif

EDIT: Also for the person wanting that USB3/SATA6 card i'd grab it! That's quite a good price and if you want it i mean why not grab it?

If you want crossfire you can always swap it out for another card.. I went crossfire and i don't think it was worth it. I've got the cards now anyway, for when i upgrade in the near future (when i can afford it).
Edited by Matt-Matt - 2/4/12 at 11:29pm
 
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Ah yes! A H70 should be fine for it one would assume! After all i'm running a Hyper 212+ on my Q9400, i also had it on my E8500. The Core 2 stayed under 50c no matter what, the Core 2 passes 50c sometimes on hot days. Still great for a $30 cooler that's almost silent! biggrin.gif
Yes, i noticed this too. My E8500 wanted alot more voltage past 4.1GHz (memory also held me back). Funny story actually, i didn't realize my computer was hibernated when the Q9400 arrived.. So i just put it in there and it booted up stable (on 2 cores). I was like "**** yeah!" haha

Did your Q9400 feel like an upgrade compared to the E8500? I'm really anxious to try it out, but I want to wait for the DDR3 memory to run it in my new board. Hurry up UPS! tongue.gif

I hope my cooler will do a good job, but I also want to do full watercooling for fun and to quiet down my 6970. It sounds like a hair dryer and still gets pretty hot temps! I haven't been able to overclock it more than about 20 MHz.

Pretty funny story about the CPU swap, I guess it makes sense since everything is dumped to the hard disks. Pretty amazing nonetheless, definitely something I wouldn't try if I had known. wink.gif

And for my first overclock on the E8400, all I did was change FSB to 400 and it booted without any issues. Going past that I had to start ramping up the volts pretty quickly after that. I've heard other people talk about a voltage "wall" when overclocking these chips as well. That's another reason I want true watercooling, being able to run higher volts. biggrin.gif
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Did your Q9400 feel like an upgrade compared to the E8500? I'm really anxious to try it out, but I want to wait for the DDR3 memory to run it in my new board. Hurry up UPS! tongue.gif
I hope my cooler will do a good job, but I also want to do full watercooling for fun and to quiet down my 6970. It sounds like a hair dryer and still gets pretty hot temps! I haven't been able to overclock it more than about 20 MHz.
Pretty funny story about the CPU swap, I guess it makes sense since everything is dumped to the hard disks. Pretty amazing nonetheless, definitely something I wouldn't try if I had known. wink.gif
And for my first overclock on the E8400, all I did was change FSB to 400 and it booted without any issues. Going past that I had to start ramping up the volts pretty quickly after that. I've heard other people talk about a voltage "wall" when overclocking these chips as well. That's another reason I want true watercooling, being able to run higher volts. biggrin.gif

Well i get pretty high temps on my cards, i should do something about it but much can't be done without spending $100+ on GFX card coolers.. I know getting a water loop would cool it down more.. But it's not needed i guess..

I saw an upgrade in benchmarks (of course). This does lose by a few seconds on SuperPi however, (probably 'cause of clockspeed + cache per core). For games i saw a fair bit of improvement.. Overall BFBC2 was playable at max and BF3 gained about 5-10fps on average i'd say. Just ran smoother i suppose. My C2D ran at 100% no matter what, my C2Q runs at about 95-100% depending.. Again more clockspeed here would help me.

I did the same thing with my E8500, i needed a slight voltage bump though. Oh and yes, i've realized that with both of my 775's the C2D needed a bigger voltage bump to get to 4.1GHz stable. Same with the C2Q just at 3.4GHz stable. Still my Q9400 needs less voltage then what the E8500 did! biggrin.gif

It depends on the revision, but my E8500 was one of the best overclocking revisions, but then i got my R0 Q9400 which i found out is OEM.. Which is even better at overclocking! thumb.gif

Anyway goodluck with your setup! If you need any help/benchmarks just ask us! biggrin.gif
 
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@ Matt-Matt Welcome aboard Matt-Matt!!! cheers.gif

 

Yes, I think I can boot in at higher frequency! But like KingT have said... it might never be Prime95 stable ever. thinking.gif

 

RAID setup might hit 7.9 WEI score... I know some SSDs can hit that 7.9 mark... again... It's a faulty benchmark... I should have never brought that up... doh.gif

 

It's not worth it when you spend more and more money just to realize the performance gain is little... I would rather buy a new system in that case. biggrin.gif

 

I wish there are some combo keys to unlock more features for my mobo... but I just don't know... I'll try and look it up though. Thanks! wink.gif

 

Btw, the guy who asked about buying USB3/SATA6 card was me! tongue.gif I'll wait a week and see if I can get it at a lower price elsewhere before going back to that offer. biggrin.gif

 

Also, my Q9650 with 1.175 VID is from an OEM machine too... Dell workstation that is. specool.gif

 

 

@ KingT Thanks! biggrin.gif Will try more a little later... after reinstalling Windows 7 that is... wink.gif

 

@ jetpak12 People say that fan(s) run loud like a hair dryer with ATi/AMD card with reference design... Full water cooling is still safe to me! specool.gif The other thing I missed answering was yes there are scores of other chips in the list in AIDA64. wink.gif

 

@ rudderz666 On ebay or classifieds here in NA... we can still get the Gigabyte EP45 mobos at a reasonable price. biggrin.gif

 

@ Petrol Nice observation! LOL! rolleyes.gif

     
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my mind is going to explode from the hundred multi-paragraphed replies each time this thread gets bumped!!! I'll be back after my kidneys rinse a few litres of coffee maybe then I can keep up tongue.gif

My bad! biggrin.gif
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@ Matt-Matt Welcome aboard Matt-Matt!!! cheers.gif

Yes, I think I can boot in at higher frequency! But like KingT have said... it might never be Prime95 stable ever. thinking.gif

RAID setup might hit 7.9 WEI score... I know some SSDs can hit that 7.9 mark... again... It's a faulty benchmark... I should have never brought that up... doh.gif

It's not worth it when you spend more and more money just to realize the performance gain is little... I would rather buy a new system in that case. biggrin.gif

I wish there are some combo keys to unlock more features for my mobo... but I just don't know... I'll try and look it up though. Thanks! wink.gif

Btw, the guy who asked about buying USB3/SATA6 card was me! tongue.gif I'll wait a week and see if I can get it at a lower price elsewhere before going back to that offer. biggrin.gif

Also, my Q9650 with 1.175 VID is from an OEM machine too... Dell workstation that is. specool.gif


@ KingT Thanks! biggrin.gif Will try more a little later... after reinstalling Windows 7 that is... wink.gif

@ jetpak12 People say that fan(s) run loud like a hair dryer with ATi/AMD card with reference design... Full water cooling is still safe to me! specool.gif The other thing I missed answering was yes there are scores of other chips in the list in AIDA64. wink.gif

@ rudderz666 On ebay or classifieds here in NA... we can still get the Gigabyte EP45 mobos at a reasonable price. biggrin.gif

@ Petrol Nice observation! LOL! rolleyes.gif

Yeah, i've found alot of the time the OEM processors have extra cores and/or overclock more then "Boxed processors", 'cause AMD don't want the general public getting cheap processors then unlocking them (to an extent). They have alot of binned models that are just quad cores with 2x cores disabled. I don't even think AMD make a true Dual Core anymore! tongue.gif
As for Intel the OEM processors i've worked with just overclock higher for some reason! rolleyes.gif

As for my motherboard, i can't find a EP45-UD3 in Australia! Heck it's hard to find G43's now.. And yes the W7 tool is rubbish, it's good for a general look at your computer but it's not great.
 
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How do you guys like this? Okay, I used TurboV to get this! rolleyes.gif

 

Q9650 E0 @ 4.608GHz CPU-Z validation and SuperPI run:

 

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2234652

 

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Hey guys. I'm in a desperate situation right now, I've been sitting hours and hours in front of my computer trying to overclock my q6600 (G0). I'm trying to achieve 3.6GHz,I've pretty much tried every single combination of settings possible. Previous owner stated he had his q9550 @ 3.6 GHz 24/7 but I'm having a REALLY hard time trying to overclock mine. My board is the asus p5q-se2, I dont believe it's tht much different from the pro version.
Here's my current settings:

400 FSB
9x Multiplier
400MHz Strap to FSB
800MHz DRAM (1:1)
4-4-4-12 timings
1.6 on vcore

And all my other settings are put in to the right values, but my oc is never stable
I've tried over and over and over again with different values, settings others suceeded with.
Maybe it's a hardware problem? OCCT will close within 10 seconds of testing with either 'Error on core #" or just BSOD

Thanks guys!

Heres a screenie:
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