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EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2009, 11:08:18 pm »
wow thats a big un lol

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2009, 08:03:05 pm »
they didnt have the Akasa in so i got this instead

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cooler/Retail/CL-P0310-01/cl-p0310-01.asp

£10 more expensive but will get the Akasa also.

how long does thermal paste take to set?

Right now its 56c under full load so thats a huge drop from 72c and im happy with that.

May try for 3.4ghz

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2009, 10:29:24 am »
For me to try 3.4ghz can I leave everything as is and just up the cpu voltage?

Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2009, 12:18:31 pm »
Thermaltake Typhoon used to be pretty good. For value though, I will always prefer the Akasa.

3.4Ghz you need to change the muilti again + FSB again.

To Be honest, best bets are 333x9/10 (3Ghz/3.3Ghz) or 400x8/9 (3.2Ghz/3.6Ghz). You might not need to increase the voltage, but then again you might. Try it without and if needed, then increase the voltage. Just make sure you set the memory divider accordingly with your RAM.

~Bex

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2009, 08:46:57 pm »
do i set the system memory multiplier to 2.00 or 2.60?

Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2009, 09:00:50 pm »
Which ever suits your RAM best

~Bex

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2009, 09:09:03 pm »
ive set it at 2.0

thing is, windows says my cpu is 3.6, real temp says 3.2 and 3d mark says 3.2 with clock max of 3.6???

confused.

Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2009, 11:56:17 pm »
What does CPUZ say? CPUZ is the real 1.

~Bex

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2009, 08:13:30 am »
I thinkl it was unstable as it kept crashing.

Also I can't set it to x 10 on the cpu? 9 is the max.


oggmonster

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2009, 01:02:52 pm »
Did the EP43-DS3 have fsb problems @ 400? I may be compleatly wrong and thinking of another motherboard though.

 I have a G0 Q6600 on my P5K deluxe I have the FSB at 400. The multi at 9x.(giving 3.6GHZ) CPU voltage at 1.425v and voltage damper enabled. I have 2x2GB PC6400 memory (800mhz). I left memory settings alone (which means memory is running in a 1:1 ratio with the fsb). Temps did not go over 65oc even after running prime95 for over 24hours. Though am using Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme - 120mm Yateloon
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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2009, 01:23:21 pm »
I didn't have problems running it at 400. And yeah, some CPU's only go up to 9, some 8. I wasn't sure. Just an example of what you could do that's all.

As I say, you may need to raise or tweak some voltages, make sure the dividers are correct (so if you have 800mhz they divide to 800mhz etc).

Wish I'd that boar din front of me still, then I could be of more help :(

~Bex

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2009, 05:38:12 pm »
Can you explain about Ram settings for me?

I think this is what scuppers me as i dont know about it.

my ram is 800mhz

oggmonster

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2009, 05:54:00 pm »
Like Bex said is kinda hard not having the board infront of you so is somewhat difficult to suggest things. Are you keeping your FSB at 400mhz? And are you keeping your RAM at its factory default speed?

If the FSB is at 400mhz then that will mean you are running a 1:1 ratio with your ram as 800mhz ddr2 is actually 400mhz (Double Data Rate)

On my motherboard I did not play with any of the ram settings. Just the FSB, the multi, CPU volts, CPU dampener (Also disabled speedstep etc etc whilst i was making sure of system stability, then renabled when i was happy with everything)
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djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2009, 06:35:22 pm »
just stress testing 3.2 now.

3.6 it either wont boot or get blue screen of death at the minute

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2009, 06:43:55 pm »
What settings are you using? Let us know how it goes!  :)
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