• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Q9450 + P45 Oc

Tau

New Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Well I have finally got around to OCing this new Q9450 machine, its had 2 weeks of time to burn in so it should be good to OC its balls off now :nutkick:

After 5 hours or so of playing today I have managed to get 3.8Ghz @ 475FSB pretty stable (testing right now, but its fully benchstable vantage/superpi, etc.)

Ram is cranked down to 5-4-3-12 2T

3Dmark vantage went from 6377/34657 to 6381/41650 (GPU/CPU) on vista business x64 with 4GB ram.

Temps are steady around 60*C (corrected and calibrated real temp) open side panel, so this will probobly go up 3-5*C when i close it up, still need to play with the cooler/fan orientations though once i get this OC finalised and stable i will play with that to get the best cooling that i can from it.

Anyways onto the pics, here is a pic of the install and a ss of the clocks I will post the bios settings here in a little wile when i can be arsed to go write them all down.



 

3dsage

New Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
1,797 (0.43/day)
Location
NW Burbs of Chicago
System Name *5GHZ_STAR*
Processor Core i5 2500K 5GHZ 24/7 1.38Vcore
Motherboard Asrock P67 Extreme6
Cooling Scythe SCMG-2100 REV. B
Memory 2x2GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 CL7
Video Card(s) 4850 XFIRE
Storage 500GB + 1TB NAS
Display(s) I-INC 28" LCD 1920x1200
Case Antec P180
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650
Software Seven Ultimate 64-bit
Those are nice timings on the Ram. Nice overclock too.
But those temps seem high to me for the Voltage.

Also download Superpi Mod, so you can see the milliseconds.
 
Joined
Jun 2, 2007
Messages
5,105 (1.09/day)
Location
Kansas
Processor Core i5 3570K
Motherboard AsRock z77 Pro4
Cooling Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Memory 2x4GB GSkill Sniper
Video Card(s) MSI GTX970 Gaming
Storage 240GB OCZ ARC 100, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Display(s) LG 23" 1920x1080
Case Antec P100
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Edge 750W
Software Windows 8.1 Pro 64
Will your heatsink not fit so that you can blow air towards the back? In my case I found a significant temp difference by blowing the air to the back instead of pulling the air off the GPU and blowing out the top.
 

Tau

New Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Those are nice timings on the Ram. Nice overclock too.
But those temps seem high to me for the Voltage.

Also download Superpi Mod, so you can see the milliseconds.
The XS mod wont run for some reason... crashes instantly... (even @ stock) its odd.

Will your heatsink not fit so that you can blow air towards the back? In my case I found a significant temp difference by blowing the air to the back instead of pulling the air off the GPU and blowing out the top.
I havent tried turning the heatsink around yet i will worry about that once i get the clock stable as right now it crashed after 3.5 hours of OCCT :banghead:
 

philbrown23

New Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2007
Messages
1,229 (0.27/day)
Location
vermont
System Name Dominator
Processor INTEL C2Q Q6600 FTW!!
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-E!!!
Cooling TEC cooled cpu, everything else is under water :D
Memory 4GB CELL SHOCK D9GMH 1066MHZ/4GB CRUCIAL REDS
Video Card(s) 4850 (VT)/ 4850 IN CROSSFIRE!
Storage western digital= 1X 250GB, 1X 500GB, IDE 160GB (BOOT DRIVE ONLY). SEAGATE FREE AGENT 500GB EHDD
Display(s) viewsonic 19" hd widescreen
Case ROCKETFISH FOR NOW :(
Audio Device(s) ONBOARD WORKS JUST FINE FOR ME :p
Power Supply ULTRA X3 1KW MODULAR
Software win vista ultimate 64 TWEAKED!!!
Benchmark Scores http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=434759 3dm06: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm0
3.5hrs of full load is pretty stable my friend
 

Tau

New Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
3.5hrs of full load is pretty stable my friend
I guess, but i want atleast 12 hours of stability I will playaround with the GTLs a bit later today after the superbowl and post back with the voltages/settings see if anyone can lend a bit of insight (this is my first major overclock since the Q6600ES on a BadAxe2.... lol)
 

spearman914

New Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2008
Messages
3,338 (0.76/day)
Location
Brooklyn, New York 11223
System Name Mine | Dad + Mom
Processor E8500 E0 Wolfdale @ 4.6GHz 1.5V | E2180 M0 Allendale @ 3.0GHz 1.3V
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (X48) w/ Rampage BIOS | Asus P5Q Pro (P45)
Cooling Xigmatek Rifle HDT-S1283 w/ SFF21F Fan | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 1.02GHz CL5 | OCZ Reaper 2x2GB 1.05GHz CL5
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870X2 2GB 820/1020MHz | Sapphire 4850 1GB 700/1100MHz
Storage WD VR 150GB 10K RPM + WD 500GB 7.2K RPM | WD 200GB 7.2K RPM
Display(s) Acer P243WAID 24" 1920x1200 LCD | Acer V193W 19" 1440x900 LCD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full-Tower | Antec Twelve Hundred Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer w/ Z-5500 5.1 | On-Board Audio w/ S-220 2.1
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 750W Non-Modular | Corsair HX-520W Modular
Software Windows Vista Home Premium X64 | Windows Vista Home Premium X64
Benchmark Scores Not Wasting Time!
Wow, that's some badass clocks. And are those ram Mushkins?
 

Tau

New Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Wow, that's some badass clocks. And are those ram Mushkins?
Mushkin Redline DDR8000, Picked them up in anticipation of being able to hit 500-525FSB on this quad :( , I am pretty happy with were it is now though, when i get unlazy here ill go down to the basement and copy down the Bios settings for you guys and tweek the voltages a bit see what i can come up with.

Anyone have any advice to hit 500FSB on a quad?
 

spearman914

New Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2008
Messages
3,338 (0.76/day)
Location
Brooklyn, New York 11223
System Name Mine | Dad + Mom
Processor E8500 E0 Wolfdale @ 4.6GHz 1.5V | E2180 M0 Allendale @ 3.0GHz 1.3V
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (X48) w/ Rampage BIOS | Asus P5Q Pro (P45)
Cooling Xigmatek Rifle HDT-S1283 w/ SFF21F Fan | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 1.02GHz CL5 | OCZ Reaper 2x2GB 1.05GHz CL5
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870X2 2GB 820/1020MHz | Sapphire 4850 1GB 700/1100MHz
Storage WD VR 150GB 10K RPM + WD 500GB 7.2K RPM | WD 200GB 7.2K RPM
Display(s) Acer P243WAID 24" 1920x1200 LCD | Acer V193W 19" 1440x900 LCD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full-Tower | Antec Twelve Hundred Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer w/ Z-5500 5.1 | On-Board Audio w/ S-220 2.1
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 750W Non-Modular | Corsair HX-520W Modular
Software Windows Vista Home Premium X64 | Windows Vista Home Premium X64
Benchmark Scores Not Wasting Time!
Mushkin Redline DDR8000, Picked them up in anticipation of being able to hit 500-525FSB on this quad :( , I am pretty happy with were it is now though, when i get unlazy here ill go down to the basement and copy down the Bios settings for you guys and tweek the voltages a bit see what i can come up with.

Anyone have any advice to hit 500FSB on a quad?
If u have any luck push all the way to 1.4V or 1.45V and go 525fsb (500fsb is pretty good too) If fails try adding a few nb volts, still no luck then stay with the 3.8GHz.
 
Joined
Oct 19, 2007
Messages
7,267 (1.60/day)
Processor Intel i9 9900K @5GHz w/ Corsair H150i Pro CPU AiO w/Corsair HD120 RBG fan
Motherboard Asus Z390 Maximus XI Code
Cooling 6x120mm Corsair HD120 RBG fans
Memory Corsair Vengeance RBG 2x8GB 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Asus RTX 2080 STRIX OC
Storage Samsung 250GB 960 EVO m.2, 970 EVO 1TB, Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD, 10TB Synology DS1515+ RAID5
Display(s) Acer Predator 34" 3440x1440 OC'd to 100MHz
Case Corsair 570x RBG Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Onboard / Corsair Void Wireless RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX850w Platinum Series
Mouse Logitech G602s
Keyboard Corsair K70 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 x64 Professional
Benchmark Scores Firestrike - 23520 Heaven - 3670
Try these settings:

Vcore - 1.40000
CPU GTL - .63 & .67
CPU Pll - 1.64
FSB Term - 1.38
NB - 1.5
NB GTL - .63
SB - 1.1
PCIe sata volt - 1.5

Ram timings (for me) 5-5-5-15-45

100% stable at 3.8GHz 24/7.

RAM with DDR2 800 was oc'd to 951. With DDR2-1000 its still at 951. Cant seem to get past 1000 at all. :(

Edit: I wish they would hurry up and release that CMOS jumper switch that you can connect to the back of your computer to reset CMOS already. Makes life of an ocer that much easier.
 
Last edited:

Tau

New Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Try these settings:

Vcore - 1.40000
CPU GTL - .63 & .67
CPU Pll - 1.64
FSB Term - 1.38
NB - 1.5
NB GTL - .63
SB - 1.1
PCIe sata volt - 1.5

Ram timings (for me) 5-5-5-15-45

100% stable at 3.8GHz 24/7.

RAM with DDR2 800 was oc'd to 951. With DDR2-1000 its still at 951. Cant seem to get past 1000 at all. :(

Edit: I wish they would hurry up and release that CMOS jumper switch that you can connect to the back of your computer to reset CMOS already. Makes life of an ocer that much easier.

Im prime95ing right now with 1.375Vcore - seems good sofar!

Also anything over 1.24vFSB is unstable for me 1.24 is perfect (for this FSB anyways) I made a little switch ages ago to reset bioses so its not that big of a deal.

Will post back in a couple hours with current results, and this time ill write down the settings im at ;)
 

Tau

New Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
821 (0.17/day)
Im prime95ing right now with 1.375Vcore - seems good sofar!

Also anything over 1.24vFSB is unstable for me 1.24 is perfect (for this FSB anyways) I made a little switch ages ago to reset bioses so its not that big of a deal.

Will post back in a couple hours with current results, and this time ill write down the settings im at ;)


Alright i got bored and decided to start testign some higher frequencies results as follows;

i needed 1.24vFSB to be bench stable @ 475FSB, i was able to boot to windows with relative stability @ 500FSB with 1.4vFSB though NOT stress stable (crashed within 10 seconds of prime95) Right now im debating how high i dare run the vFSB on a 24/7 base... doing some hard googling at the moment wile the machine stresses @ 475FSB some more (dropped multiplyer to test FSB stability)

From what i have been reading people are saying ~1.4vFSB is alright... though i still have my doubts about this.

anyways here is a screenshot of 500FSB



Ignore the vcore it was still setup for 3.8Ghz i was just to lazy to turn it back down, other voltages were;

CPU PLL - 1.56v
CPU VTT - 1.4v
vNB - 1.4 (it might have been 1.5 i cant remember :rolleyes:)
CPU GTLREFS were both 0.630
NB GTLREF was Auto (manually setting it would give me isntability... so im happy with auto for now)

Will be sitting down with this machine again here tommorow i hope for another OCing session, goal is to get 3.8Ghz stable (475FSB) then i will work up from that stable base and see if the speed increases are worth the extra voltage/temps.
 

aCid888*

New Member
Joined
May 19, 2008
Messages
2,754 (0.63/day)
Location
In a state of flux...
Gotta love Mushkin, I have some 1150mhz stuff from them and once I get this damn DFI board RMAed they will be fed some volts and clocked til they almost cook lol (I have an OCZ ram cooler so I'm sure that will help me)

I also own the P5K-E...solid board but so far I've only managed to get 470fsb stable from it and that's with a dual :( ...any help would be great lol
 
Top