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Hello,

 

Is there anyone willing to give me a RAM overclock 101 course?

 

If there is anyone willing to take the time to give me as much info as possible on overclocking my ram I would really appreciate it!

 

I overclocked the processor Intel Pentium D 830 3.0 to 3.6 W/ 961 FSB, but I find the overclocking of the RAM confusing!

 

 

Thank you for your reply! I don't feel I'm a dumb person (built this computer) but this is making me feel really stupid! Here is the specs. and thanks again for your help and patients!

 

*Windows XP Pro. SP2

 

*Asus P5WD2 Premium Motherboard (0519)

 

*Pentium D 830 running @ 3.6Mhz with a FSB @ 961Mhz

 

*Zalman 9500 Heat Sink

(43 degrees Celsius @ Idle and no more then 63 under heavy load)

 

*2 GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC-6400 Ram @ 800Mhz (5-5-5-12-5)

 

*WD Raptor 74GB 10,000 rpm w/ 16MB Cache (Main Drive) - SATA 1

*WD Raptor 74GB 10,000 rpm w/ 8MB Cache (capture drive) - SATA 1

 

*Hitachi (IBM) 500GB 7200 rpm w/ 16MB Cache (storage drive) - SATA 2

(SATA 1 Drives on Intel Controller - SATA 2 Drive on Silicon Image Controller)

 

*Plextor CD Writer

*Plextor DVD/CD Writer

*Sony Floppy Drive

 

*ATI X800XL All-IN-Wonder 256MB PCI-EX Video card

 

*Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Sound Card

 

*Antec Phantom 500w Power Supply

 

Thank you very much for any info you can give...

 

Alex

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Keep in mind that double posting is a forum no no.

 

http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56660

 

Give this a try:

 

Configure System Frequency/Voltage:

 

1-AI Overclocking : "Manual"

2-CPU Frequency: 240

3-DRAM Frequency: DDR2-800

 

4-Performance Mode set to: Auto

5-PCI Express Frequency, set to: 100

6-PCI Clock Synch Mode, set to: 33.33MHZ

7-Memory Voltage: 2.1v or 2.2v

8-CPU Voltage Core: I'm sure you have this figured out for your system

9-FSB Voltage : AUTO

10-MCH Chipset Voltage: 1.55v

11-ICH Chipset Voltage: AUTO.

 

Advanced CPU settings:

1-Microcode: Enabled

2-Max CPUID: Enabled

3-Execute Disabled Function: Enabled

4-Enhanced C1 Control: Enabled

5-CPU Internal Thermal Control: Enabled

Advanced Chipset Settings:

 

1-Configure Dram Timings By SPD: Disabled

2-Set to: 5-5-5-12-5

3-DRAM ECC Mode: Disabled

4-Hyper Path 3: Enabled (if 250fsb+ set to: Disabled)

5-DRAM Throttling Threshold: AUTO

6-Boot Graphics Adapter Priority: PCI-Express/PCI

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Derek, I actually didn't know that about the double post! I just recently started my own posts usually just reply to others. I am still learning this is all new to me. It won't happen again!

 

Thank you for being cool about it and for the reply!

 

Alex

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Derek, I don't have 6 & 7 under Advanced CPU Settings of your reply. Does that matter or could it be elsewhere?

 

Also why do you specify voltages on Memory and MCH, but auto on others. The specified voltages show up red instead of the normal blue?

 

I'm just trying to learn. : ^ )

 

Alex

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The other voltages are more for higher overclocks and attempts at gaining stability with an unstable system.

 

6 and 7 removed from later BIOS's. Thanks for the update. Post changed.

 

The red is because you are out of the standard voltages which is normal as you have high end dram which needs higher voltages.

 

Learning is what it is all about :)

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Keep in mind that double posting is a forum no no.

 

http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56660

 

Give this a try:

 

Configure System Frequency/Voltage:

 

1-AI Overclocking : "Manual"

2-CPU Frequency: 240

3-DRAM Frequency: DDR2-800

 

4-Performance Mode set to: Auto

5-PCI Express Frequency, set to: 100

6-PCI Clock Synch Mode, set to: 33.33MHZ

7-Memory Voltage: 2.1v or 2.2v

8-CPU Voltage Core: I'm sure you have this figured out for your system

9-FSB Voltage : AUTO

10-MCH Chispet Voltage: 1.55v

11-ICH Chipset Voltage: AUTO.

 

Advanced CPU settings:

1-Microcode: Enabled

2-Max CPUID: Enabled

3-Execute Disabled Function: Enabled

4-Enhanced C1 Control: Enabled

5-CPU Internal Thermal Control: Enabled

Advanced Chipset Settings:

 

1-Configure Dram Timings By SPD: Disabled

2-Set to: 5-5-5-12-5

3-DRAM ECC Mode: Disabled

4-Hyper Path 3: Enabled (if 250fsb+ set to: Disabled)

5-DRAM Throttling Threshold: AUTO

6-Boot Graphics Adapter Priority: PCI-Express/PCI

 

Derek, I have a small issue with the settings you turned me on to. I have narrowed it down to the Execute Disable Function. What is happening is when I do something like change my icons to thumbnails I get a message about some windows feature that is suppose to keep viruses from writing to your RAM! This is not my virus protection or anything else I have on the computer, it is Windows. I have Windows pro sp2. Any idea what this is all about?

 

Also, just for the sake of clarity there is a couple of spelling errors in the info you provided (microcode, enhanced) I fixed them here and thought you might want to fix them in your post. Your fingers must be on fire, you sure get around and help a lot of people! Kudos to you!

 

 

Thanks, Alex

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Click Start --> Control Panel --> System ( or Windows Key + Pause/Break).

 

Click on the Performance (Settings) Button, Click on the Data Execution Prevention.

 

If you have it set for "Turn on DEP for all programs and Services except those I select", move it to "Turn on DEP for essential Windows Programs and services only".

 

You can also turn off Execute Disable, perform your alterations and then enable it or you can just turn it off if you want. I like the security so I enable it but each to their own.

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Thanks again! My system seems to be running very stable very snappy! I ran prime95 torture test all night last night with no problems. I plan on putting it through a lot more testing, but I think it is dialed in!

 

Your the man!

 

Alex

 

P.S. Just for my own knowledge what is the Enhanced C1 Control?

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For my own knowledge, do you mind telling me basically what Enhanced C1 Control Is?

 

C1 is a clock step ramping for power saving. It reduces the power consumption of a processor when the processor is on idle. Certain states known as P-States (Performance States) and an instructional mode known as HLT (Halt) are enabled in order to divide the processors multiplier and down-step the voltage necessary to maintain the processor's stability. This leads to a much cooler running system.

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