ASUS P5Q3 BIOS check

Hey guys, I have a P5Q3 standard and a Q8200 I just OC to 3.02 (best I could do for now). So, I'm putting it to the community to see if there is anything I missed in my BIOS settings or anything I should look at... There are a couple settings I changed til I got it stable and plan to change back t oit's 'default'. They are the C1E and SpeedStep, unless someone can give me good reason to leave them as they are... Thanks all!!

Ai Tweaker Screen

Ai Overclock Tuner -----------Manual
CPU Ratio Setting ----------7.0
FSB Frequency ----------430
PCIE Frequency ----------100
FSB Strap to North Bridge ----------Auto
DRAM Frequency ----------Auto
DRAM CLK Skew on Channel A1 ----------Auto
DRAM CLK Skew on Channel A2 ----------Auto
DRAM CLK Skew on Channel B1 ----------Auto
DRAM CLK Skew on Channel B2 ----------Auto
DRAM Timing Control ----------Manual
1st Information : 7-7-7-16-3-44-6-4
CAS# Latency ----------7 DRAM Clocks
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay ----------7 DRAM Clocks
DRAM RAS# Precharcge ----------7 DRAM Clocks
DRAM RAS# Activate ----------16 DRAM Clocks
RAS# to RAS# Delay ----------Auto
ROW Refresh Cycle Time ----------Auto
Write Recovery Time ----------Auto
Read to Precharge ----------Auto
2nd Information : 8-4-6-4-7-4-7
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
3rd Information : 15-6-1-8-8
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 ----------Auto
DRAM Dynamic Write Control ----------Auto
DRAM Read Training ----------Auto
DRAM Write Training ----------Auto
MEM OC Charger ----------Enabled
Ai Clock Twister ----------Auto
Ai Transaction Booster ----------Auto
C/P : A1 A2 A3 A4 | B1 B2 B3 B4
LVL : 15 15 15 15 | 15 15 15 15

**********Please Key in Numbers directly!**********
CPU Voltage ----------Auto
CPU GTL Reference ----------Auto
CPU PLL Voltage ----------Auto
FSB Termination Voltage ----------Auto
DRAM Voltage ----------1.64
NB Voltage ----------Auto
SB Voltage ----------Auto
PCIE SATA Voltage ----------Auto
Load-Line Calibration ----------Enabled
CPU Spread Spectrum ----------Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum ----------Auto
CPU Clock Skew ----------Auto
NB Clock Skew ----------Auto
CPU Margin Enhancement ----------Optimized

Advanced -> CPU Settings Screen

Manufacturer : Intel
Brand String : Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33Ghz
Frequency : 3.02Ghz
FSB Speed : 1729 MHz
Cache L1 : 128KB
Cache L2 : 4096KB
Ratio Status : Unlocked (Min:06, Max:07)
Ratio Actual Value : 7
CPUID : 1067A

CPU Ration Setting ----------7.0
C1E Support ----------Disabled
Max CPUID Value Limit ----------Disabled
CPU TM Function ----------Enabled
Execute Disable Bit ----------Enabled

Advanced -> NB Chipset Config Screen

Memory Remap Feature ----------Enabled
PCI MMIO Allocation: 4GB to 3328MB
Memory Hole ----------Diabled

Initiate Graphic Adapter ----------PEG/PCI

Power -> Hardware Monitor Screen

CPU Temperature ----------35C/95F
MB Temperature ----------38C/100F

CPU Fan Speed ----------1430RPM
CPU Q-Fan Control ----------Disabled

Chassis Fan 1 Speed ----------1939RPM
Chassis Fan 2 Speed ----------907RPM
Chassis Q-Fan Control ----------Disabled

Power Fan Speed ----------N/A

CPU Voltage ----------1.368V
3.3V Voltage ----------3.312V
5V Voltage ----------4.968V
12V Voltage ----------11.984V
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  1. 3.02 GHz is pretty good for a Q8200.
  2. Best answer
    2 things i would change

    1 FSB strap to northbridge i would set this to 333 it will tighten up the timings and run a little bit quicker.

    2 PCI E spread spectrum disable it

    Everything else looks good but I would see if you can maybe lower the Vcore voltage a little but its not that big of a deal i always like to keep it as low as possible.
  3. What should I shoot for volt wise? The lowest possible that will allow it to boot? How should I decide how low to go with each try? .05V at a time? I've never had to lower volts, always had to raise them :P
  4. Yea just go down .05 each time till you get unstable then raise .05 to keep it stable. Lower volts = less heat and longer life :)
  5. Got it at 1.18 volts. PC Monitors were showing it using 1.176 pretty consistently, so I capped it in the bios at 1.185 in case it needs a little extra boost sometime!! Thanks all...
  6. Best answer selected by scottiemedic.
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