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  Topic : [Problem]Rampage Extreme Benching on Air (and Now on Water) Q9650 Now Up To 505x9 (4.545 GHz) and some OCd HD4870s 24,070 in 3DMark06 w Beta CCC 8.10 Non Sanctioned Drivers. New Topic
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Posted:9/30/2008 7:46:00 AM # 31
@Vinny -  here are Bios screen shots.

These will work as long as you are 1) running XP Pro (Not Vista), 2) Have a Premium 750 W or higher PSU, and only running a 2x1GB Ram setup that is rated as DDR3-1800.











This is found on another Bios Tab




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Posted:9/30/2008 3:25:00 PM # 32
Hi Kensek,
   I am curios to know why it would work with XP and not Vista?  

-z

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Posted:9/30/2008 6:34:00 PM # 33
@Zeppelin

It may work with Vista, but I haven't tested the Q9650.  But in all my benching of systems with E8600s and QX9650s and QX6850s Vista always has a lower FSB ceiling than XP Pro.

The range is between 50-175 MHz.

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Posted:9/30/2008 9:09:00 PM # 34

Kensek, when you do your OCing do you ever get an error message that says "Unkown CPU. Upgrade the BIOS to unleash its full power"?. Im trying to figure out if this is QX9770 specific or not.

EDIT: Its "Unknown CPU detected. BIOS update is required to unleash its full potential"

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Posted:9/30/2008 10:19:00 PM # 35

I got the message only once when it failed to Bootup from a OC attempt.

I just turned off the machine and reset the BIOS and I've never seen that  message again.

 

But I've found my golden bootup setup at 478x9, so I don't mess around anymore at going higher.  Anything higher would need unsafe voltages, I feel.

 

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Posted:10/1/2008 7:17:00 PM # 36
Peculiar. I get the message more than often, even with auto settings, it boots like a normal boot but says the CPU is unknown but all the settings are running at the ones I set them to. It just refuses to boot the OS. However I managed to OC it to 4.5Ghz at 1800 now, but vista wont start/BSOD at the higher memory frequencies. I have to tweak that a bit. Problem is the heat atm, and I wont try again until my WC kit is here and my temps are down.
 
There are two things I feel with this is that the BIOS isnt tuned for the QX9770 and it feels bad that the "auto" feature XMP doesnt work... 
 

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Posted:10/1/2008 7:29:00 PM # 37
@heg

What voltages are being reported when you run the QX9770 at 450 x 10.

CPU v =
NB v =
CPU Pll v =
FSB Vtt v =

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Posted:10/1/2008 10:17:00 PM # 38
CPUv=1.29
CPUpll = 1.66
NB=1.34
FSBv=manually set to 1.31216 cant remember if it/what it showed under voltages.
Dimm=1.998
SB1.1=1.05
SB1.5=1.501

I started to hate that each boot screwed up my Vista setup and eventually make it BSOD/hang just because failed setups, forcing me to make a complete restore (yes I use a raid which isnt recommended but heck I cant just sit around doing benching all day long). And memtest86/+ doesnt boot on my machine so I got microsofts own memtest for taking the first hits. Makes my life alot easier :D and things go faster. http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

I still get the "Unkown CPU..." but it actually lets me to boot now.

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Posted:10/1/2008 10:35:00 PM # 39
@Heg

The CPUv, NBvm and the FSBv are super low for a 450x10 setup.

I'd at least raise the NB to 1.45v

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Posted:10/2/2008 5:08:00 AM # 40

Yeah, they probably are. Its just right now Im more worried about the temps. And Im going to redo the heatsink. I use AS5 and Im obliged to swap for MX-2. The only two I can choose from. Will get it done when I prepare the board for the WC kit.
Only good thing were I brought down the vDimm from 2V to a 1.8V. The problem were that I set it to 1.800 in BIOS but it always showed up as 1.799, bumped it up just a notch and it worked.

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