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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Thank you for your answer.

It annoys me that this cheap EP45-UD3L is a better Quad overclocker VS our P5Q Pro and Pro Turbo. It is not fair
Yeah and it has only 4Phase CPU power managment an only 4Pin CPU power connector.. LOOK HERE

But it has a better BIOS..

CHEERS..
     
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Yeah and it has only 4Phase CPU power managment an only 4Pin CPU power connector.. LOOK HERE

But it has a better BIOS..

CHEERS..
I know it has only 4-phase power and 4 pin connector. I'm not surprised by that, this is one of Gigabyte's cheapest P45 mobos, if not the cheapest.

That is why it annoys me that it has a better bios than our mid-range Asus motherboards.
    
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I'm going to get a Q8400 CPU when i get the chance..
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post #24 of 33
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I'm going to get a Q8400 CPU when i get the chance..
I have a Q9400 in a 'Good' (Good overclocking) P35 board. The GA-P35 DS3R. Best I can get Rock stable is 3.6GHz.

I would need a P45/X48 board with advanced GTL settings for more then this.

Looking at your sig motherboard, you will probably do alot worse than me with a Q8400...
    
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post #25 of 33
My Q8400 is one heck of a stubborn chip, only ones that can even get to 3.8 are platinum chips!!
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My Q8400 is one heck of a stubborn chip, only ones that can even get to 3.8 are platinum chips!!
If you are overclocking with that P5Q SE2 it has nothing to do with your chip. That motherboard will struggle overclocking Quads past 450FSB. Maybe even 440FSB. And it has a very weak CPU power circuitry. 4-phase...
    
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post #27 of 33
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P95 LARGE FFT separates little boys from the men..

When OCing a C2Q it is essential as it would give you error if your OC is unstable (low vNB,vFSB or inacurate CPU Referenece voltage)..

In order to be P95 Large FFT sttable (at least 6h) you need to finetune vNB,vFSB and especially CPU Ref voltage..

CHEERS..

I don't know about that, since I have countless overclocked machines that never crash, most of them at the upper limits of their class for 24/7 and I've never run the large FFTs that I can remember. Somehow I'm successful without them, so I don't really feel the need.

And I can tell you right now, this system would not be stable if I didn't have access to CPU and MCH reference, and that's why I traded for this board.

H5O is in ($54 for "refurb" at Microcenter, packaged like a brand-new unit) so just for your pleasure I'll run the large FFT. How long does it need to go?



I'll run it while I'm building out the 555 BE that will hopefully unlock for my in-laws....
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You should run Large FFT's for at least 6 hours...
    
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That's pretty amazing. I can't get my 8400 past 3.5. Nice!
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post #30 of 33
I can't OC my Q8300 thanks to my board
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