Here's my BIOS information, anything not included should be considered disabled or auto.
CPU Voltage 1.31250V
CPU PLL Voltage 1.50V
FSB Termination Voltage 1.32V
DRAM Voltage 2.10
NB Voltage 1.36
Load Line Calibration Enabled
CPU Spread SPectrun Disabled
CPU Margin Enhancement - Performance mode
My friend who has a vast knowledge of this stuff helped me with the original OC. I'm not sure i want to try and push my grumpy OCZ RAM just to get another .4GHz so if anyone sees some settings that are whacky or unnecessary or a lack of something i should do. Reaching my old OC speed (3.8GHz) would be nice though if any one has ideas about that as well. My RAM is some OCZ Reapers. not sure of the model # but it's the kind with the big heatsink on top.
Also should I update to the newest BIOS? I'm very unfamiliar with that process. I also see a lot of you using the software tools that came with the p5q pro turbo. Should i use any of these? I'm just looking for a stable overclock that'll squeeze a bit more life out of some old tech.
Lastly, i got the U3S6 add-on card and it appears to be working. I installed drivers for both USB3.0 and SATAIII, i know the sata end works because it hangs on boot for a while until it begrudgingly alerts me that there are no drives attached. Assuming it all works fine could/should I boot from this to maximize my SSD's SATAIII potential? or will the PCI bandwidth be my bottleneck and i might as well stick with SATAII ports. I never saw if you acquired one OCMAN, though i saw you were looking. Even if i can't use my SATAIII (i could hook some HDD's up to it, but why?) it's a pretty pimped out USB3 card and it's ASUS tech so it looks SWEET in the case.
Thanks to any and all that have ideas or suggestions. I'd love to know specifics and reasoning behind the changes too so i can learn this for myself in the future. -John-