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Hello ,

Happy Holidays to everyone and thank God for this kind forum !

I am re-trying to overclock my CPU with my current mobo (see system details) while having ran it smoothly at 415 FSB for a long time. I have the Corsair H50 and idle temps are perfect at 29 Celsius .

I'm a enthusiast and no where near expert , but I know the basics but still am quite unfamiliar on some of the DRAM timing and some other BIOS options please assist if you can .

So I keep getting a good stable start up only at the 415 ~ 420 FSB mark , and I feel I can go higher , I hear people getting to 4.0 Mhz overclock.
I am now having to Overvolt my VCORE to 0.20000 which I am not sure to how far I can take it ... it's now on 1.340 V in CPU-z (see attachment)
Also I don't know if i should let me FSB strap to NB to 333 or set it to 400.
Also not sure on how to set the DRAM frequency to just leave it , or I should turn it a notch down each time I tune up the FSB till the point of actual RAM speeds.


Here are some details from by Bios (ASUS P5P43TD/USB3) with (Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400):

CPU Ratio [0.8]
FSB Frequency [415]
PCIE Frequency [100]
FSB Strap to NB [333] there is 400 available
DRAM Frequency [1329 Mhz] going down a setting as I overclock

DRAM Skew ALL AUTO
DRAM Timing ALL AUTO
DRAM write training ALL AUTO
DRAM read training ALL AUTO
DRAM static Read Control ALL AUTO
DRAM Dynamic Write CTL ALL AUTO

VCORE setting [0.20000] (1.344 in CPU-Z)

C1E , Intel Virtualization Tech, CPU tm Function, Execute Disable Bit capacity, Max CPUID Value limit = ALL DISABLED !!!

Thanks for now

Ralph
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post #2 of 11
Your P43 chipset mobo is holding you back as those mobos top out at around 420MHz FSB..

P45 hipset would take you to 4GHz but not every P45 mobo..

The best P45 mobo for 4GHz and more on C2Q are GA-EP45-UD3P and P5Q Deluxe as they have CPU GTL voltage options in BIOS necessary for OCing C2Q beyond 450MHz FSB (Prime95 LARGE FFT stable)..

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post #3 of 11
Since it is a P43 based Motherboard you will always hit a FSB wall at around 410-420. For my old gigabyte EP43-UD3L on a e7400 the absolute max FSB it could ever take was 419.

So you are pretty much stuck dead in your tracks Ralph .
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Dude , you killing me !!!! Are you serious ? Actually , wanna hear a funny story , I bought this board for it's aesthetic features !!! ^^ !!! silly me ...

so there is now to go beyond ? 420 ? if I do , the system simply won't even boot to Post.
And what about my question about the max for Vcore ? Am I allowed to try it at least ?
But you adamant it won't work simply because of the P43 ?
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post #5 of 11
There`s nothing you could do to go beyond 420MHz FSB..

P43 chipset limitation,that`s why they are cheaper than P45...

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Originally Posted by honsbeek View Post
Dude , you killing me !!!! Are you serious ? Actually , wanna hear a funny story , I bought this board for it's aesthetic features !!! ^^ !!! silly me ...
What? it's brown!
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Originally Posted by honsbeek View Post
Dude , you killing me !!!! Are you serious ? Actually , wanna hear a funny story , I bought this board for it's aesthetic features !!! ^^ !!! silly me ...

so there is now to go beyond ? 420 ? if I do , the system simply won't even boot to Post.
And what about my question about the max for Vcore ? Am I allowed to try it at least ?
But you adamant it won't work simply because of the P43 ?
No no the pretty blue one ! ^^

Yuor srtnugaie is qtuie azmanig by the way !!!
Edited by honsbeek - 12/25/10 at 4:46am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by honsbeek View Post
Dude , you killing me !!!! Are you serious ? Actually , wanna hear a funny story , I bought this board for it's aesthetic features !!! ^^ !!! silly me ...

so there is now to go beyond ? 420 ? if I do , the system simply won't even boot to Post.
And what about my question about the max for Vcore ? Am I allowed to try it at least ?
But you adamant it won't work simply because of the P43 ?
1.45v or so, or 1.5ish to see if it will post.

And no there is nothing you can do, you'd have to get a different board to get anything better, which is possibly not worth it for a couple hundred more mhz. Sorry man!
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Maybe I should just go for the x58 boards and change things around , or wait for the 1155 sandy bridge board and cpu's to come out , what do you guys think ?
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Maybe I should just go for the x58 boards and change things around , or wait for the 1155 sandy bridge board and cpu's to come out , what do you guys think ?
I would just hold out for sandy bridge for sure. My as well it wont be long .
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