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  1. HTC

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    Here is the complete "Extreme Tweaks" page of my BIOS:

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : AUTO
    CPU Ratio Setting : 8
    FSB Frequency : 442
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : 266
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-1062
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : 5
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : 5
    RAS# Precharge : 5
    RAS# ActivateTime : 15
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : Auto
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : Ligher
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : 7
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : 1.4v
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.5v
    North Bridge Voltage : 1.53v
    DRAM Voltage : 2.06v
    FSB Termination Voltage : 1.44v
    South Bridge Voltage : 1.050v
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : 1.5v
    Loadline Calibration : Disabled
    CPU GTL Reference : Auto
    North Bridge GTL Reference : Auto
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled

    I've tried with the AI Clock Twister @ Stronger and it fails MemTest ISO test but it does pass if i select Light, instead of Stronger. Then, i changed the multi to 6 and reduced the CPU volts to 1.3875 and started Prime95 but it freezes the PC after about 15 minutes. Tried changing the AI Clock Twister to Lighter but little to no effect.

    I'm guessing the problem is with the memory settings so i'm asking if someone can suggest changes in this page in order to maintain this memory speed and, if impossible, lower the speed a bit.

    EDIT

    CRAP :( WRONG sub-forum :(

    @ mods: please move this post to the "Motherboards & Memory" section. Thank you in advance!

    EDIT #2

    Forgot 1 line in the BIOS: the "Common Performance Level" line
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    Cant see your system specs (BUG?)
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    looks like you need to move your dram frequency back to 900-1000 and run the timings the same and see what she does. ALLEN
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    Strange: i can see them just fine!

    Here's a pic of them:

    [​IMG]

    EDIT

    Right now, i'm trying to maintain this memory speed. If it's impossible, i'll try that.

    Thanks for the suggestion, dude
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    mmm strange i cant see anyones on this pc ill check my pc upstairs in a bit.

    *EDIT*working ok on my main rig must be my exploror settings
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    try manually setting ref cycle time trfc to 55 or 60

    CPU GTL Reference :0.63
    North Bridge GTL Reference : 0.67

    I have this setting for my quad but im, not sure about your cpu?.
    have u tried putting the ai clock twister to auto and just mess with the preformance level while adjusting (trfc) or try cas 6 maybe?
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    The only thing i tried was the AI Clock Twister:

    @ Stronger - fail in MemTest ISO
    @ Auto - fail in MemTest ISO
    @ Light or Lighter - Pass in MemTest ISO

    As for the rest, haven't tried.

    This memory is the Dominator DHX CL4 from Corsair and i've tried all 4 sticks i have (only using 2, atm) @ it's rated speed (4-4-4-12 @ 2.1v) but they fail MemTest ISO. Tried it using stock options in this BIOS page, except the 4-4-4-12 part and the DRAM volts, which were @ 2.04 in BIOS for a 2.1 real.

    Currently, i'm using an 8 multi and only changed the CPU volts to 1.40, used Crystal CPUID to change the multi to 6, maintaining the rest and this is what it reads:

    [​IMG]

    Will try your suggestions after lunch.
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    If your going to run that memory close to 1066 your going to have to apply more voltage to it. 2.2 at least and try adding some mch voltage also or 1.70 on northbridge. ALLEN
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    Ok: tried every suggestion thus far presented and ... none worked :mad:

    Tried a different multi, getting the same speed (9 * 393 instead of 8 * 442) and using a different memory divider, lowered the memory speed from 1062 to 985 and ... didn't work either :banghead:

    Any other suggestions?
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    is your cpu vcore stable?
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    shouldn't his voltage be higher than 1.3 idk just looks low to me.
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    You need to use tCL = 4.

    [​IMG]

    Here is a where you should start.....set 4-4-4-15 with 5:6 divider @ 400 FSB and tRD = 7(or 6 if you can) which will give you DDR2-960 speeds. I'm using 1.71v MCH and 2.2v ram(2.16 in bios) with 4 x 1GB sticks of PC2-6400 Ballistix. If you ram wont run at these speeds then you might need to bump the voltage up to 2.2v or you will need to use a slower memory divider.

    Once you get it stable at these settings you can bump the FSB up maybe 5 at a time until it becomes unstable.
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    I've tried it with 1.4425 (in BIOS) which gives me 1.37 real: still no go and it freezes @ about 10 minutes after Prime95 started it's torture test.

    I had a 6 multi while testing to see if the problem was the memory or the CPU as per instructions on this site:

    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3156&p=4

    Have only tried @ 4-4-4-12: never @ 4-4-4-15. Didn't work because i couldn't raise much above 800 MHz but i'll try.

    Thank you all for the suggestions!
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    Nope: didn't work. Couldn't even start windows :(

    Tried setting it @ 6 * 550 with a 1 : 1 divider and then lowered the FSB to 442 (884 MHz @ 5-5-5-18 with tRD = 8) and it worked: FINALLY!

    I'll try it @ 8 * 442 with LLC enabled, VCore @ 1.4 in BIOS. Check pic below:

    [​IMG]

    Starting Prime95 now!
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    I ran Prime95 for 2 hours and 34 minutes with zero errors using this:

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : AUTO
    CPU Ratio Setting : 8
    FSB Frequency : 442
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-884
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : 5
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : 5
    RAS# Precharge : 5
    RAS# ActivateTime : 15
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : Auto
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : Lighter
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : 8
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : 1.39375v
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.56v
    North Bridge Voltage : 1.67v
    DRAM Voltage : 2.06v
    FSB Termination Voltage : 1.5v
    South Bridge Voltage : 1.050v
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : 1.5v
    Loadline Calibration : Enabled
    CPU GTL Reference : 0.63x
    North Bridge GTL Reference : 0.67x
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    Many thanks to all that helped with these setting adjustments :respect:

    Btw: i tried this with a lower VCore voltage but it froze. Started @ 1.375 and raised 1 increment @ a time until it stopped freezing: 1.39357 volts, with LLC enabled.

    If anyone has any further suggestions, i'm all ears :)
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    Managed to adjust the voltages and am now using this:

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : auto
    CPU Ratio Setting : 8
    FSB Frequency : 442
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-884
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : 5
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : 5
    RAS# Precharge : 5
    RAS# ActivateTime : 15
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : Auto
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : Lighter
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : 8
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : 1.39375v
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.52v
    North Bridge Voltage : 1.4v
    DRAM Voltage : 2.06v
    FSB Termination Voltage : 1.39v
    South Bridge Voltage : 1.050v
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : 1.5v
    Loadline Calibration : Enabled
    CPU GTL Reference : 0.63x
    North Bridge GTL Reference : 0.67x
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    [​IMG]

    It does heat up, a LOT, and i expect it to do so until my NH-U9B arrives. That's the only problem i have with my case: GREAT air flow but too narrow to fit higher coolers like True, NH-U12P, Xigmatek and the like :shadedshu

    Any other suggestions?

    EDIT

    @ Mods: any chance you could move this to the "Motherboards and Memory" section? I chose the WRONG forum when i made the original post :(
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    Revised settings: managed to get my RAM @ 4-4-4-12

    Lowering the CAS means i can change the tRD from 8 to 7: YES!!! :rockout:

    Changed settings in red!

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : auto
    CPU Ratio Setting : 8
    FSB Frequency : 442
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-884
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : [color=red]4[/color]
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : [color=red]4[/color]
    RAS# Precharge : [color=red]4[/color]
    RAS# ActivateTime : [color=red]12[/color]
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : Auto
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : Lighter
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : [color=red]7[/color]
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : 1.39375v
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.52v
    North Bridge Voltage : 1.4v
    DRAM Voltage : 2.06v
    FSB Termination Voltage : 1.39v
    South Bridge Voltage : 1.050v
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : 1.5v
    Loadline Calibration : Enabled
    CPU GTL Reference : 0.63x
    North Bridge GTL Reference : 0.67x
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    Ran Prime95 for 56 minutes with no errors: will prime overnight.

    Also: lapped my CPU and stock heatsink and got a combined drop of 10º, according to real temp 2.5 :rockout:

    With multipliers other then 1 / 1, i was never able to run @ 4-4-4-12, which is why i thought i wasn't able.
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
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    Disabled LLC: have it stable @ lower volts (under load)

    Changed settings in red and swapped, by mistake, are in green.

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : auto
    CPU Ratio Setting : 8
    FSB Frequency : 442
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-884
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : 4
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : 4
    RAS# Precharge : 4
    RAS# ActivateTime : 12
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : Auto
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : Lighter
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : 7
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : [color=red]1.425v[/color]
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.52v
    North Bridge Voltage : [color=green]1.39v[/color]
    DRAM Voltage : 2.06v
    FSB Termination Voltage : [color=green]1.4v[/color]
    South Bridge Voltage : 1.050v
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : 1.5v
    Loadline Calibration : [color=red]Disabled[/color]
    CPU GTL Reference : 0.63x
    North Bridge GTL Reference : 0.67x
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    With the revisions, i was able to prime95 for 2 hours with 0 errors and warnings, using 0.008 less volts then with LLC enabled (under load): it's value was 1.3600v. Dunno if i can drop a little bit more on the VCore but i'll try: will leave it primming overnight!

    [​IMG]

    Are these temps OK?

    NB temps are as low as 35º, in idle, and as seen in the pic. SB temp is 38, in PC Probe II: my screenie utility was over it ...
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
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    Some more changes in the memory timings as well as other settings

    Changed settings are in red

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : auto
    CPU Ratio Setting : 8
    FSB Frequency : 442
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-884
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : 4
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : 4
    RAS# Precharge : 4
    RAS# ActivateTime : [color=red]10[/color]
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : [color=red]35[/color]
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : [color=red]Stronger[/color]
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : 7
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : [color=red]1.41875v[/color]
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.52v
    North Bridge Voltage : 1.39v
    DRAM Voltage : 2.06v
    FSB Termination Voltage : 1.4v
    South Bridge Voltage : 1.050v
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : 1.5v
    Loadline Calibration : Disabled
    CPU GTL Reference : 0.63x
    North Bridge GTL Reference : 0.67x
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : [color=red]DRAM_REF[/color]
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    Here's a pic of it primming:

    [​IMG]

    Look @ the voltage under load: it's lower with LLC disabled then it was with LLC enabled.

    1 question, though: in the pic above, why has prime95 different tests in the 2 cores? I have seen 1 test difference (1 core finishes a test a few seconds before the other), but 3 tests?


    If anybody has more suggestions, i'm all ears :)
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    Changed settings are in red

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : auto
    CPU Ratio Setting : [color=red]9[/color]
    FSB Frequency : [color=red]393[/color]
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-[color=red]786[/color]
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : 4
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : 4
    RAS# Precharge : 4
    RAS# ActivateTime : [color=red]12[/color]
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : [color=red]Auto[/color]
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : Stronger
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : [color=red]6[/color]
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : [color=red]1.38750v[/color]
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.52v
    North Bridge Voltage : 1.39v
    DRAM Voltage : [color=red]2.04v[/color]
    FSB Termination Voltage : [color=red]1.3v[/color]
    South Bridge Voltage : [color=red]Auto[/color]
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : [color=red]Auto[/color]
    Loadline Calibration : Disabled
    CPU GTL Reference : [color=red]Auto[/color]
    North Bridge GTL Reference : [color=red]Auto[/color]
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : [color=red]Auto[/color]
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    Many thanks to echo75 for the help in achieving this OC: although the RAM is quite slower (around 800 in Everest memory read), i manage to be ... 1 MHz faster ... but, more importantly, 4º cooler.

    Here's a pic of my latest Prime95 run:

    [​IMG]

    About the temps, i'm still unsure which is the accurate one:

    Real Temp gives 66º (it's the one i base my readings on) but OCCT (not in the pic), Core Temp and Everest all read the same (@ lower temps, OCCT temp readings are between Real Temp and Core Temp). That only means they take their reading the same way: doesn't mean it's the right one!
    Last edited: May 24, 2008
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    HTC

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    Changed settings are in red

    Code:
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : auto
    CPU Ratio Setting : [color=red]8[/color]
    FSB Frequency : [color=red]442[/color]
    FSB Strap to North Bridge : Auto
    PCI-E Frequency: 110
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-[color=red]884[/color]
    DRAM Command Rate : Auto
    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
    CAS# Latency : 4
    RAS# to CAS# Delay : 4
    RAS# Precharge : 4
    RAS# ActivateTime : 12
    RAS# to RAS# Delay : Auto
    REF Cycle Time : Auto
    Write Recovery Time : Auto
    Read to PRE Time : Auto
    
    Read to Write Delay (S/D) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (S) : Auto
    Read to Read Delay (D) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (S) : Auto
    Write to Write Delay (D) : Auto
    
    Write to PRE Delay : Auto
    Read to PRE Delay : Auto
    PRE to PRE Delay : Auto
    All PRE to Act Delay : Auto
    All PRE to REF Delay : Auto
    
    DRAM Static Read Control: Disabled
    AI Clock Twister : Stronger
    AI Transaction Booster : Manual
    Common performance level : [color=red]7[/color]
    Pull-In of CHA PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHA PH5 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH1 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH2 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH3 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH4 - Disabled
    Pull-In of CHB PH5 - Disabled
    
    CPU Voltage : 1.38750v
    CPU PLL Voltage : 1.52v
    North Bridge Voltage : 1.35v
    DRAM Voltage : 2.04v
    FSB Termination Voltage : 1.3v
    South Bridge Voltage : Auto
    South Bridge 1.5 Voltage : Auto
    Loadline Calibration : Disabled
    CPU GTL Reference : Auto
    North Bridge GTL Reference : Auto
    DDR2 Controller REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage : Auto
    DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage : Auto
    
    CPU Led Selection : CPU Voltage
    North Bridge Led Selection : NB Voltage
    South Bridge Led Selection : SB Voltage
    Voltiminder Led : Enabled
    
    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    Applying what i had learned in the previous post to an 8 multi worked and now the RAM is 700 points in Everest memory read faster, when compared to using the 9 multi, i manage to be ... 1 MHz sower, again ... but, more importantly, be as cool as with the previous attempt using a 9 multi: 66º.

    Here's a pic of my latest Prime95 run:

    [​IMG]

    I can offer no explanation as to why i was unable to lower the VCore 2 posts back and earlier (tried it but it kept crashing Prime95 between 20 and 40 minutes into the run) except maybe the lower NB, but i don't really know if it had anything to do with it!

    @ mods: a change in the title wouldn't be a bad idea, IMO. Something along the lines of "HTC's OCed BIOS setting's progression"!
    Last edited: May 24, 2008

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