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Old 10-26-09, 06:33 PM   #13
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He is gonna get a good deal dude either way.
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Old 10-27-09, 08:08 PM   #14
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Problem is being solved.

Both my overclocking problem and his.

I bought a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P for my system and I'm going to put my P35-DS3R in his system. Its a much better board, and I'll be a lot happier knowing he's got a decent board that isn't bottom of the barrel crap. Oh, and now I have an excellent mobo with a second PCI-E slot so I can finally use my 9600GT for Physx!

I used Amazon prime and got the board here in 2 days for only $4.

And I also have Windows 7 Pro x64, so I'll be doing a totally unexpected system upgrade tonight... followed by some more overclocking.
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Old 10-28-09, 04:23 AM   #15
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Nice work Joe.
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Old 10-28-09, 06:21 PM   #16
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So how high have you got that 9550 overclocked Captn? I really believe mine would go higher than 3.8 stable with a different motherboard. Mine doesn't like the ram dividers being changed other than where I have it set now I don't think. If I lower or raise the ram speed from where I have it set now it crashes windows. Ah well 3.8 is fine for me.

Also how are your temps?
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So how high have you got that 9550 overclocked Captn? I really believe mine would go higher than 3.8 stable with a different motherboard. Mine doesn't like the ram dividers being changed other than where I have it set now I don't think. If I lower or raise the ram speed from where I have it set now it crashes windows. Ah well 3.8 is fine for me.

Also how are your temps?
Well it turns out one of my sticks of memory was bad so I'm kind of stuck for now.

I just threw in some GSkill DDR2-800 that I had laying around and I pushed the CPU up to 3.4 with absolutely no problems. I'm not going to mess with it until I get that ram replaced though. I've always been a little suspicious that I had a memory problem but I narrowed it down to just one of the four sticks today using memtest.

Honestly, I wish the price of memory didn't go through the roof (comparatively) recently. I'd like to get a 2x2Gb set of 1066. I think using 4x1 has always been problematic for overclocking for some reason.

EDIT: woot... got the E6750 in the other system to 3.2Ghz easy on an OCZ Vendetta cooler. It runs pretty hot (58C) in OCCT so I think I'll back it down to 3Ghz and drop the voltage a bit. I think that'll add a bit more oomph to the CPU over the 2.66Ghz stock clocks.
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Cool, keep us informed on your overclocking adventures.
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Cool, keep us informed on your overclocking adventures.
Will do.

I really want to do 4Ghz at a reasonable temperature with this Q9550.
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Old 10-29-09, 10:18 AM   #20
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Just to make sure that none of my other Wintec AMPX memory was bad, I threw the 3 good sticks in last night and ran memtest on it for nearly 6 hours with no errors. That was at 2.2v (for the ram). I read around a bit online and there seems to be some inconsistency with the voltage this memory should run at. Some places say it should run at 1066 at 1.9v, while others list it as 2.2v for that speed (including the PDF spec sheet at Wintec). So a little while ago I dropped the voltage back down to 1.9v and memtested it for about 15 minutes with no errors. I'm still not 100% sure if that's correct but it seems stable enough. The heat spreaders always seemed quite hot at 2.2v. I'm honestly surprised that I only have one bad stick after running it like that for so long.

So I messed with the fsb a little and booted it at 800Mhz 1:1 for a 3.4Ghz CPU clock... and it worked the first time. With that bad stick of memory in there it was a nightmare trying to get my previous system to boot after changing FSB settings.

So... of course, I had to crank it up to 450Mhz FSB.

So now I'm running at 3.83Ghz at 1.3v with the ram at 900Mhz (for now) and its running OCCT without a hiccup. The temps are a bit warm (59,55,55,54 on the cores) but not bad at all. The memory timings have been at 5-5-5-15 the whole time.

It sucks that I probably have to send one of my good sticks in to RMA the bad kit. I think I could probably hit 4Ghz easy with this setup today.
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Are those mid to high 50 temps while running OCCT? If so that is pretty damn good.

I hope it isn't while idling.

I get a high of 60C after running Prime 95 for a few hours and OCCT hits 71C after an hour.
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Are those mid to high 50 temps while running OCCT? If so that is pretty damn good.

I hope it isn't while idling.

I get a high of 60C after running Prime 95 for a few hours and OCCT hits 71C after an hour.
Yeah that was under load.

That wasn't the linpack test though. It was the large file OCCT test.

I ran it for an hour and 25 minutes and actually forgot is was going while I posted here.

My temps topped out at 61,59,58,58.

The temps are great but I just can't believe its actually stable. I don't have Load Line Calibration turned on, so it still reads around 1.26v (set to 1.3v in bios) idle and 1.23v under load. At this same setting on my other board my startup programs would be crashing before they all loaded successfully. I'm not sure if it due to the board having more stable voltages or that bad stick of memory being removed. It was probably the memory, but it just seems strange because the memory worked fine at 848Mhz... not a single error.

I'm pretty psyched about the stability and temps though. I don't even have a real good fan on my CPU (just a cheapo antec tri-cool set to high) but my rear exhaust fan is so close to the heatsink it must be acting like a push-pull setup.

EDIT: LOL... yeah its stable...

I was just working on something off the computer for a while with a CD playing on the computer. The CD skipped a few times and I couldn't figure out why. I just sat back down and looked something up online and I realized I'd had the OCCT small data set test running for the past hour and a half.

I totally forgot that I started that test. My temps are great though. 61,58,56,56.
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Wow that's great Capt. Why don't you have your TRUE heatsink on the CPU? Do you need an adapter? Oh and don't forget to change your sig to reflect your overclock.
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Wow that's great Capt. Why don't you have your TRUE heatsink on the CPU? Do you need an adapter? Oh and don't forget to change your sig to reflect your overclock.
I do have it on there. But I got mine before they came with a fan.

Actually, Mullet sent it to me for free. He's a good guy.

EDIT: Almost forgot, this thing is running at 450Mhz FSB with no FSB or MCH voltage increase. All I did was crank the FSB, set the memory voltage to 1.9v, set the memory to 1:1, set the PCI-E speed to 100 (to make sure it doesn't change), set the CPU voltage to 1.3v and disable any thermal throttling options.
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