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  1. c0nc0n

    780i Vs DFI DK X48 T2RS

    The two cards will work individually when they're placed in the system. I'm not sure how PhysX cards work in tandem with another card i.e. do they use SLI bridge etc.
  2. c0nc0n

    Need help overclock !

    Nice first PC. When you enter the bios The options when you first enter the bios are as show. At the top of the screen there will be the following options Main - This contains the basic settings, e.g. time, date and what drives are connected to the computer Ai Tweaker - this is where all the overclocking options are placed. Advanced - This contains the options for USB configuration and CPU options, e.g. EIST and C1E Power - This contains info such as suspend mode, this is also where you will find the hardware monitor you can monitor the voltages and temperatures of your system. Boot - This contains the options to change boot priority and Hard Disk priority. What we will be focusing on is the Ai Tweaker part of the bios, this is where all the settings for overclocking are located. Once you enter the Ai Tweaker tab it will show up like this: Ai Overclock Tuner - this option is for setting whether to manually adjust the fsb and ratio settings for overclocking the CPU, We want this set to [Manual] so we can put in the frequencys we are wanting to achieve CPU Ratio Setting - this is used to select the Ratio or Multiplier of the CPU, this varies depending on what CPU you have. For you it's 9x multiplier FSB Frequency - this is the frequency of the Front Side Bus, this is used to determine the speed of the CPU. For example, if you set this to 400 and you had the Ratio CMOS Setting set to 9x, this would cause the CPU speed to be 3600Mhz or 3.6Ghz. PCIE Frequency - This slightly boosts your graphics performance. However, anything set over 120 can corrupt your hard drive, It is recommended to set this to 105. FSB Strap to North Bridge - this is the strap the northbridge and the FSB share, it helps determine what memory frequency we will use. It is recommended to set this to 333 for most of the latest cpus DRAM Frequency - This is the frequency the RAM will be operating at, for most people it is recommended to select the first option. DRAM Timing Control - this is used to determine what timings the memory will have, this depends on what your memory is capable of. This will be listed on your memory packaging. If you cannot find them, you can leave this on Auto - If you do know the timings, relative to what you set in the DRAM Frequency you can set the timings of your ram. If you are new to overclocking, you will not have to worry about these for now. These will be explained in more detail later in this guide. DRAM Static Read Control - Auto DRAM Read Training - Auto MEM. OC Charger - Auto Ai Clock Twister - Auto Ai Transaction Booster - Auto Voltage Control CPU Voltage - 65nm CPUs, the E6xxx series and Q6xxx series cpus it is save for 24/7 usage to go up to 1.5v - 45nm CPUs, the E8xxx and Q9xxx series, it is recommended to only go up to 1.4v, anything above that can cause gradual degradation. Meaning it will slowly kill itself. CPU GTL Reference - Auto CPU PLL Voltage - For any gradual overclock with a dual core, you can leave this on Auto, but for any Quad Core CPUs, it is recommended to set this to 1.6v, the stock voltage is 1.5. This can help with overclocking a quad core. FSB Termination Voltage or VTT - it is recommended to keep this under 1.4v for any 24/7 setup as this can also cause degradation on 45nm cpu's. Setting this to 1.3 can alleviate any bottleneck it might cause, as well as still being safe. DRAM Voltage - This depends on what voltage your memory comes stock with, this can range from 1.8-2.4v depending on the speed and timings of your RAM. It is recommended to stay below 2.2v with active cooling (having a fan blowing over top of the ram). But it is also recommended if you want to keep your warranty of your ram, to keep to the stock voltage. North Bridge Voltage - As the DRAM frequency is controlled here, it can help with FSB overclocking it is recommended to stay under 1.6v for any 24/7 usage. South Bridge 1.5 Voltage - You can leave this set to Auto PCIE Sata Voltage - Auto Load-Line Calibration - Enabling this can help with vDroop. vDroop is the voltage drop of the cpu, e.g. you could set 1.4v in bios and then in windows you will find the voltage will be set to 1.37v, meaning that you have a vDroop of 0.03v. This can increase also when you are putting a load onto the CPU. If the voltage drops to low, it can cause system insability, as it will not supply enough voltage to the CPU, making it unstable. It is recommended to have this set to [Enabled] CPU Spread Spectrum - Auto PCIE Spread Spectrum - Auto CPU Clock Skew - Auto NB Clock Skew - Auto MB Clock Skew - Auto This explains the basics of the settings for overclocking on the P5Q Pro Motherboard Here are some settings that can be used to achieve a stable overclock Settings for Q660 for 3.6ghz - should be possible for every Q6600 Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual CPU Ratio Setting : 9 FSB Frequency : 400 PCIE Frequency: 105 FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto (p5q pro has some problems with straps) DRAM Frequency: Auto, this will be set to 848Mhz (or change to the mhz of your memory) DRAM Timing Control: Auto (adjust to your timings of your memory) DRAM Static Read Control: Auto Dram Read Training : Auto MEM OC Charger : Auto Ai Clock Twister : Auto Ai Transaction Booster : Auto CPU Voltage : Set what you need, this will range from 1.20-1.4v CPU GTL Reference: Auto CPU PLL Voltage : 1.50 FSB Termination Voltage: 1.30 DRAM Voltage : 2.1 NB Voltage : 1.2-1.5v (quads are alot harder than dual cores to clock, the NB voltage helps with the higher FSB on quad) PCIE Sata Voltage: Auto Load Line Calabration : Enabled CPU Sread Spectrum : Disabled PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled CPU Clock Skew: Auto MB Clock Skew: Auto
  3. Just about the Cosmos S + TRUE. You need to take that 230mm side fan off to fit the TRUE.
  4. c0nc0n


    Water cooling doesn't cost $100. More like $500 for a good setup. Aftermarket aircooling + fans $150 if you go all out. Seriously, it's not a good idea to get a cheap WC kit from TT or something like that, no better than aircooling and much more riskier.
  5. c0nc0n

    Where art thou overclock?

    Very very likely, CMOS batteries are cheap anyway, pop yours out, check the 4 digits eg LR44 or LR32 or something, take it to your nearest supermarket and away you go!
  6. c0nc0n

    E8600 OCing

    Just air, TRUE + Slipstream Yeah, my E8500 was solid. I'm loving this new E8600 too - farrrr out, it has a low VID, and lovely boots. Check this out Also - I'm getting some 1600rpm slipstreams, you guys think changing that over from the 1200rpm slipstream will make much of a difference? I know, I should get 38mm stuff, but this was for like $20 for 2 1600rpm slipstreams :D
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    E8600 OCing

    Hey all, I'm new here, but I have been OC'ing for a fair bit, however with this new generation of 45nm, this talk of tinkering with GTLs etc have gotten me very confused. This is my current situation - I like doing high speed, on the edge runs, i.e. for superpi or wprime. I know the limits of max 24/7 OCs with my chips. I've done some crazy runs on air in the past - here is one example Done at 1.51v Done at 1.46v Now, I got hold of this great E8600 second hand from a mate who's recently gone to i7. This chip, has some great potential, like 1.2v VID, run 4ghz at stock voltages. 4.3ghz at 1.25v after droop. The OC above in that 2nd picture, I did that in around 10 minutes of minor tweaking - I am pretty sure I can do better and run a better superpi. Also - I have crashes running it at around 4.6GHz benching SuperPi, but the VPU recovery always springs up regardless of GFX speeds, even at stock. So, naturally I believe it's the CPU instability, now will playing with GTLs and PLLs change anything? I know that 45nm needs more than just vcore and vNB adjustments to make them run at higher speeds, I just need some help with what works and what doesn't i.e. GTL, PLL etc. I hope I haven't confused anyone, c0nc0n out
  8. c0nc0n

    My Build (with pic)

    No offense but you ruined the TRUE. Why did you go over the TRUE with a felt pen? Also - might wanna give the cables a tidy over.
  9. c0nc0n

    Budget Overclockable Core i7 Rig

    Hey mate - no difference except you get the fan mount in the 1366 package. Oh yeah - just a little side note, may be relevant, the P6T vanilla has 775 and 1366 holes around the CPU, so if you change your mind and go for the ASUS P6T, that could save you a tad. Also - VF1000/GV1000 don't work on the 4870 like you said, crashes constantly etc.To be quite honest, the stock cooling design is actually really good, the only other cooler if you were to REALLY get one is the Accelero, however, you'll need to have plenty of airflow i.e. strap a 120mm to it and have something blow from the back to move the heat away from the memory/voltage regulators. Like nesquick said - HIS ICEQ 4870 is your best bet. If you're striving for OC'ing ability of the 920 to 4GHz, it's almost pot luck because some i7s are really great clockers, while I've heard some are just complete rubbish. You may want to look into that because you may get a cruddy i7 920 :( With cases - it's a personal thing, you like the Raven, so be it. How much noise do you mind? Because the P182 has acoustics in mind, although mine has a window now, it is just as quiet as it was before, doesn't make any difference, plus its a sleek case with the right parts can be very cool because it's so damn quiet. Other than that - your system looks great :)
  10. c0nc0n

    Atomic Superpi Scores V5

    Like I said - skills of win :) LOL kidding Here is my new one with my new E8600, 2 minute bench.
  11. c0nc0n

    Asus EAH4870

    Surely they can see the impact damage on it lol?
  12. I honestly think using XP64 is really a silly idea - it never was any good. Some people say it's not too bad but I found it useless... Try Vista 64bit or even 7 64bit if you don't have the money to buy Vista
  13. c0nc0n

    Atomic Superpi Scores V5

    Hehe - wait for my E8600 in a couple of days :P From my skills of win, this was at 480 x 9.5 = 4.56GHz. Very nice, what did you do? Tight timings?
  14. c0nc0n

    P182 mod

    I'm in NZ so this is in NZD. It costed me $80 all up including GST etc, for the two tone paint. I sparkled it up a little with glittery metallic white.
  15. c0nc0n

    P182 mod

    Haha - I wouldn't call this my tidiest. I can do much much better now after having a fair of experience with the P182. Once I have got those LEDs wired, I'll be ready to tighten those cables