Don't know much about the E7AUM-DS2H but with my Q9550 E0 on Gigabyte EP45-UD3R I got 3.83ghz stable just by upping FSB to 451x8.5 and MCH (NB) core voltage to 1.200v.
CPU Vcore in bios is VID value of 1.225 and I enabled LLC. All other voltages in bios are set to stock values.
Maybe 8 gigs of ram will hold you back a little though.
Also depends on the cooler but still you should be good for 3.4 or 3.6ghz all stock for a start.
see i wanted hdmi thought this be a short cut to a grapics card
I think there is some OCing potential there. It should reach 400 FSB since I checked the Gigabyte CPU support list and the QX9 series (400 FSB native) are supported. It would help if you could take pics of your bios settings and post them. I am curious to see the voltage controls you have available to you.
With a 400 FSB, you could run your Q9550 at 3.4GHz. I just have no experience with the board, so you need to give more info to to OCN before I or anyone else here can really help you.
Go into bios (hit delete at bootup) and go to the section were you can change voltages (most gigabyte board bios refer to this section as M.I.T.). I know the EasyTune program allows you to change settings in bios from within windows, so maybe even a screen shot with that program running will give us your options. Also, go here and fill out your system specs:
and do i really need this large of a heat sink if i only can OC that much?
It all depends on your temps. Quads do run hotter then dual cores.
Originally Posted by ComputeRx
i have a q6600 i havent returned yet
is this q9550 really better
Clock for clock the Q9550 will be faster and run cooler. So if you have it in a small case, the Q9550 will be a better choice. But the Q6600 has the potential to OC higher with the 9x multi. So only actual testing will tell. But a Q6600 at 3.4GHz will run hotter then a Q9550 at 3.4GHz for sure.
Ok, there are no voltage settings for the CPU or the chipset. As you increase the FSB (which inturn increases the CPU speed and ram speed) you need to add voltage to the northbridge and the vcore for the CPU itself. You also have to lower the memory divider to compensate for the FSB increase.
Can you go into the bios and see if there are additional voltage settings? Again, when the computer is booting up, just keep hitting the Delete button until the bios loads.
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