motherboards
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Foxconn X38A + Q6600 OC Help

  1. #1
    New Member

    Status
    comb1ne is offline

    Last Online
    22-07-2009 @ 04:14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Level completed: 88%,
    Points required for next Level: 24
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 24
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Overall activity: 27.0%

    Default Foxconn X38A + Q6600 OC Help

    Hello, I have a Foxconn X38A motherboard with a Q6600 CPU. I've been so fustrated recently trying to overclock this thing with the least increase in voltage (while maintaining stability in Prime95). I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could give me possible settings (vcore,fsb,etc.), that will boot stable, for this board specifically. I've spent several hours changing the values, but after so many resetting of CMOS, it has become quite an annoyance :mad:.

    My current stable settings under 2 hrs prime95 are:

    FSB: 345
    Multiplier: 9

    FSB:RAM: 1:3
    Target Memory Freq: 1035 MHz
    (I am using 4 x 1GB OCZ HPC Reaper PC9200 running @ 1035 MHz )
    Memory settings: 5-18-5-5-6-42-11-11-11

    PCIE Freq: 33.34 MHz

    Voltages:
    cpu: 1.248V
    ram: 1.8v
    nb: default
    sb: default
    fsb: default

    While I know that increasing voltage will increase stability for higher frequencies. I'd like to know the miminal voltage require to achive stability (keeping heat emission and power consumption low ).

    Can anyone please let me know of any other possible combinations of FSB, voltages, and settings that will boot and be stable under prime95 (hopefully within the higher spectrum of speed). Thank you !
    Last edited by comb1ne; 12-07-2009 at 03:06.

  2. #2
    Core Member

    Status
    Geralt is offline

    Last Online
    30-03-2017 @ 15:54
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland
    Posts
    810
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 67 Times in 61 Posts
    Points: 12,185, Level: 33
    Points: 12,185, Level: 33
    Level completed: 34%,
    Points required for next Level: 465
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 465
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    Hi and welcome to Pure OC!

    Can you tell us how far you want to go with your OC??

    Also what cooler you are using and what temperatures you are getting at the moment

    Also what i can advise you is have a look through maximus formula club:

    The Maximus Formula Club

    I know it is a different board but some settings are applicable across all boards.

    While I know that increasing voltage will increase stability for higher frequencies. I'd like to know the miminal voltage require to achive stability (keeping heat emission and power consumption low ).
    If you want to OC anything you really have to skip consideration of low heat emission or power consuption. It simply doesnt work that way

    from what i can see you could try your voltage at around 1.35 - 1.45 ( Of course cooler dependant), also your RAMs seem to be bit undervoted. By common OCZ does rams with voltage of 2.1 - 2.3 ( model dependant)

    " There are some things Man should not know, for rest is Google"
    " Never argue with an idiot, he'll drag you to his level and beat you with experience"




  3. #3
    New Member

    Status
    comb1ne is offline

    Last Online
    22-07-2009 @ 04:14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Level completed: 88%,
    Points required for next Level: 24
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 24
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Overall activity: 27.0%

    Default

    Hello Geralt! Thank you for such a quick reply . I have been browsing through various threads and forums looking for possible settings, but somehow my board isn't as flexible as the others. Certain settings will boot up 100% stable, yet if I even increased it by 1 notch (ex. FSB freq), it will crash and I'd have to reset the CMOS. Oddly enough, after the crash, that previous settings will no longer boot and I'll have to go about finding an entirely different settings (combinations of FSB, FSB:RAM Ratio, Voltages) that will allow me to boot (aside from stock freqs).

    I would like to OC towards of 3.6-3.8 GHz, as at 3.9 GHz or above, there isn't that much significant increase (according to 3DMark06 results from other sites).

    Cooling: CoolIT TEC Eliminator
    Temps at current settings: CPU: 35C Idle, 65C (Prime95)
    System: 40C

    I don't care if I'd have to increase voltage significantly, as long as I'm getting a good yield. With the RAMS, I cannot get it to run at 1150 MHz. Maybe I'm not understanding the division correctly.

    I tried (which failed):
    vcore: 1.434V
    ram: 2.3V
    NB: 1.55V
    SB: Default
    FSB: +0.340V
    timings: 5-18-5-5-6-42-11-11-11
    FSB: 400 MHz
    FSBRAM: 1:3 (1200 MHz)

  4. #4
    Core Member

    Status
    Geralt is offline

    Last Online
    30-03-2017 @ 15:54
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland
    Posts
    810
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 67 Times in 61 Posts
    Points: 12,185, Level: 33
    Points: 12,185, Level: 33
    Level completed: 34%,
    Points required for next Level: 465
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 465
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    well TBH i doesnt look to go for you....

    You are using TEC cooling there, which cooling capabilities heavily depend on what type of peltier have been used . The one you have there from what i found out is capable of disspating 125 W of heat , and anything above that will prove it inefficient unforunatelly. your OC at the momen produces aroune 135 W of heat ( give or take) which can be seen by your temps .

    Unfortunatelly i think you wont be able to go higher without upgrading your cooler. This is what might be causing your issue . If you cross the critical heat disippation vaule of peltier it begins to beahave like insulator and keeps the heat on the CPU, which causes to temps rise drastically and in the end you get BSOD or reboot

    " There are some things Man should not know, for rest is Google"
    " Never argue with an idiot, he'll drag you to his level and beat you with experience"




  5. #5
    New Member

    Status
    comb1ne is offline

    Last Online
    22-07-2009 @ 04:14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Level completed: 88%,
    Points required for next Level: 24
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 24
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Overall activity: 27.0%

    Default

    Do you really think it's the cooling? If anything, I thought anything besides water cooling would be a downgrade from the TEC system. Pricewise, passive cooling devices are much cheaper. I haven't seen any sharp spikes in temperatures while at 400FSB (temperatures at 40C Idle). While I was able to boot once, it failed the Prime95 test. I've also been able to increase the FSB to higher than 345 (currently), even at one point running 355 stable. However, as I've mentioned, I tried to continue, and at the next step, it crashed and wouldn't let me return to 355. Hence, why I had to arbitrarily pick different combinations of settings hoping I'd hit the "sweet spot."

    That's very interesting what you told me about the TEC system. I understand that it creates a hot->cold gradient, but I was suprised that it could also act as an insulator.

  6. #6
    Core Member

    Status
    Geralt is offline

    Last Online
    30-03-2017 @ 15:54
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland
    Posts
    810
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 67 Times in 61 Posts
    Points: 12,185, Level: 33
    Points: 12,185, Level: 33
    Level completed: 34%,
    Points required for next Level: 465
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 465
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    Well it does in some way

    It can disspate given amount of heat at a given time. If that value is exceeded the overflow value of the heat stays there. So if your CPU produces lets say 160W @ 3.6GHz and your peltier is capable of 125 W rest of 35 W still stays in the CPU . Thats why peltiers arent still so popular among overclockers as you would have to use at least 200W peltier to cool down decently overclocked CPU and such peltier reqiures its own PSU as most of the current PSU wouldnt be able to take to system and peltier load.

    As it goes for your OC first try to disable alll CPU enhacments ( like speedstep, c1e ect) also you can try with lower FSB . AFAIK your board set default FSB to 1.2 + 0,34 that you are putting on it = 1,54 v on FSB. Maybe try it around 1.4 . Also NB voltage seems to be on high side. set it on between 1.4 - 1.45 should do.

    " There are some things Man should not know, for rest is Google"
    " Never argue with an idiot, he'll drag you to his level and beat you with experience"




  7. #7
    New Member

    Status
    comb1ne is offline

    Last Online
    22-07-2009 @ 04:14
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Points: 1,526, Level: 10
    Level completed: 88%,
    Points required for next Level: 24
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 24
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Overall activity: 27.0%

    Default

    I'm afraid that after browsing the x38a forums, a lot of other people have ran into the same limitations. It is very difficult to oc with this motherboard. I might just switch over to a rampage motherboard.

  8. #8
    New Member

    Status
    Desy244 is offline

    Last Online
    11-12-2017 @ 16:35
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 32, Level: 1
    Points: 32, Level: 1
    Level completed: 64%,
    Points required for next Level: 18
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 18
    Overall activity: 64.0%
    Overall activity: 64.0%

    Default Re: Foxconn X38A + Q6600 OC Help

    So much useful information. I am very glad that I joined you!
    EDD phone number live person
    Last edited by Desy244; 11-12-2017 at 16:35.

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Q6600 OC Voltage with MSI P45 Neo-F
    By SeraphTC in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-01-2011, 13:14
  2. Q6600 OC'ing help please
    By Izzie in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 01-09-2010, 02:34
  3. Foxconn X38A DigitalLIFE - <<The Q6600 OvErClOcK TesT>>
    By *d18* in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-03-2009, 19:35
  4. Q6600 with Foxconn 975X7AB O/C probs
    By Paulie1968 in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-01-2008, 14:39
  5. P5E With Q6600
    By thuyhung in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-01-2008, 18:17

Search tags for this page

forums.pureoverclock.com 6425-foxconn-x38a-q6600-oc-help

,
foxcon digitalife x38a clear cmos
,
foxconn q6600 motherboard
,

foxconn x38a bios mod

,
foxconn x38a led code 2e
,

foxconn x38a overclocking

,
overclock q6600 foxconn setup
,
overclocking q6600 processor p45 foxconn
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread