Yup , i have used that before on a laptop as well.
Ok. So once I know that my system is stabled, I will make my memory timings 4-4-4-12 and enable power savings options.Once you get a stable overclock with a minimal vcore, you can try adding more aggressive memory timings back (like 4-4-4-12) and also try enabling those power savings options as well as lowering your other voltages. Its best to do this one-at-a-time so you can understand the minimum for each one.
Yeah... you do. Might be easier to write down all the power savings settings and the mem timings that are stable (or if your BIOS supports saving a profile do that). Then you can go ahead and enable the PS options and tweak your mem settings and stress test w/ prime95 v25.x... just know that you may have to go back and tweak the settings one-at-a-time if it's unstable.Ok. So once I know that my system is stabled, I will make my memory timings 4-4-4-12 and enable power savings options.
My question is, do I have to run Prime95 again to stress test with these new settings?
No, if one fails, that's an indication of instability. One error is bad!Fantastic guide man just what I needed. I have one question though as I am very new at OCing. You mentioned that it ran for an hour without an error or crashing yet the screenshot that is shown has an error on the 2nd thread.
I was running mine and would get an error on one and the other would just keep on truckin'. Should I just ignore the error and wait till they both fail or once one fails try a different voltage?
What multi and FSB? What are your mem settings (and vcore for the mem) and as well your other voltages such as NB, SB, etc. The instability may be caused by another voltage.Cool, thanks for the reply. I'm currently working with E6850 G0 and it's not stable at any voltage. Am I doing something wrong?
Intel says 62 °C as I recall. Use coretemp 0.95.4 to measure the true core temps / core. I would start off @ 5-5-5-15 to be sure your processor is stable... if I can do it @ your vcore for 6+ h of p95, you're probably fine. From there I would recommend that you find the min. voltage it can use for 6+ h. THEN go about tweaking mem timings.one question for q6600, what should be the absolute max temp for each of the cores? and is there an accurate program for just the cpu, and not all cores? Right now at 3.0ghz @ 1.2875 I'm idling 34,32,30,34. Max it got up to was 50 while 3dmark06. I plan to prime95 test everything overnight tonight or tomorrow so let me know. If you think i should raise vcore a lil let me know. I haven't done anything with timing except 1:1 ratio. When i did 5-5-5-15 timings, I tried to oc the graphics, and ati said that with the memory overclocked I wouldn't get as higher of an oc for graphics. Just wondering if I should run it at 4-4-4-12 and see what happens? Mike
Orthos does a fine job, it's just a pain to start two instances of it AND set the CPU affinity in taskmanger. Half the time one of them will crash as the affinity mask is applied. P95 makes it much easier.BTW is Orthos out of style now? I liked how it gave you a visual indication that it was running and a live clock.
What about with just Dual Cores? For those its identical right?Orthos does a fine job, it's just a pain to start two instances of it AND set the CPU affinity in taskmanger. Half the time one of them will crash as the affinity mask is applied. P95 makes it much easier.
I guess because it came up out of my attempts to find out about overclockin this quadcoretemp[/url] forums?
Well I put a Big typhoon on it and now have it running nice at 333 / 3.0 . I had to bump the Vcore to 1.3475 to get it stable , temps are now 63C max running prime.Cool, let us know.
You're welcome -- glad you found it useful. Why not vdroop mod the board?Thanks for the work you did on this thread, it was a lot of help in planning and testing my Quad.
Looks like the vdroop on this board is why it needs 1.3475v to be stable, because when it is running prime it is down to ~ 1 .27
Actually ratio 1:1.5 is the standard configuration I only tried the other ratios because the RAM are rated as capable of running 1066Mhz. Also, since they are performance RAM I expect them to go a bit higher, say 1115Mhz or something similar.Can I ask you why are you trying those ratios? First find the stable FSB and THEN play with the memories...try using 1:1 ratio with those FSBs... and put all the memory configs to auto first.
You can try 4-4-4-12 or 4-4-4-10 without changing anything else and see if it boots. If it does, try the prime95 blend test for 6-8 hours. If no errors, you're probably good.Is it ok to leave my mem (gskill 2x2g ddr2-800) at 5-5-5-15 timings or should I lower them? I assume if I bump the multiplier then I should drop my volts and tweak timings then?? If I keep it this way should i drop my volts anyways or is it ok to leave them be?
thanks much, your guide was simply outstanding!
ps... I'm air cooling w/ultra extreme w/sflex and 2 120mm fans!