Ga-965p-ds3 rev 1 0 overclocking
Hello,i have a q6600 and 4gb pc6400 patriot ram and a ga-965p-ds3(rev1.0) with bios f14 i beleive and i have it stably overclocked at 3.0ghz using the auto voltage feature but i cant seem to push it past that because i dont know what to do with the other voltage options(fsb, chipset ram ect) if abyone has this setup with th q6600 and that mobo and has it to iduno 3.2-3.6 could you tell me what you have the voltages set too? thanks for your time and help
You may be inadvertently overclocking your RAM. Assuming you left your RAM timing on [Auto], by the time your FSB is at 333 MHz, your memory is running at DDr2-1000 speeds.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.
Go through the guides. Then go into the BIOS and change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00, 2.00B, or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in step with it. If you are at 3.0 GHz (333 MHz X 9), your memory clock should be at 667 MHz.
Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio.
Warning - confusion factor between what the BIOS calls things and what CPUZ calls things. What the BIOS calls "memory frequency" is actually the memory clock. What CPUZ calls "memory frequency" is half the memory clock - DDR2 RAM, remember? It transfers two chunks of data each bus cycle. What you want in CPUZ is a 1:1 FSB:RAM ratio.