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saaya
07-08-2008, 09:50 PM
Hey guys,

I made an excel spreadsheet of the most important BIOS settings to:
- share your BIOS settings with others
- write down notes about the settings you tried
- write down details of a configuration profile that worked well

I always used spreadsheets like this when pushing my system, especially when tweaking memory, to keep track of the combinations of settings i had tried already and how they worked out for me. Ie if the settings were stable, what score in what benchmark they gave me etc.

This Spreadsheet can be viewed, edited and printed out with Microsoft Office or Open Office, which you can download for free. Its for the BlackOps with BIOS G28, but i will try to add several spreadsheets for different Boards and BIOS versions from now on. if you want a Spreadsheet for a certain BIOS version or Board, just let me know in here or send me a private message :)

You can work with the spreadsheet in excel or open office, which is what i do, but you can as well print it out and fill it out with a pen. I adjusted the Spreadsheet so it fits well on 2 DinA4 pages when printed out.
If you want anything changed, like the size of the boxes to write notes in or anything else, again, just let me know :toast:

EDIT: I quickly made a few more templates

1.0 original spreadsheet
1.1 with hw info and blackops logo
1.2 same as 1.1 but just lines and not boxes
1.3 i removed a few settings and reduced the letter size to make it fit on a single page
1.4 same as 1.3 but with boxes and not just lines.

Those different templatest are all in the same attached excel file v1.4, just switch to a different worksheet on the bottom of excel by clicking on the tab labeled v1.1, v1.2 etc. Feel free to customize your speadsheet and for example remove the settings you dont play with to save space :D

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saaya
07-08-2008, 10:09 PM
Here is the List of settings the Spreadsheet contains. Please copy and paste this list when reporting problems, so that everybody can see your detailled settings and can have a better understanding of what might be causing a problem. thanks! :D

Quantum BIOS
CPU Clock Ratio Unlock
CPU Clock Ratio
CPU Clock Ratio +0.5x
Target CPU Core Speed
CPU Clock (FSB)
CPU Clock vs Memory Speed
System Memory Speed
CPU Clock skew Control
CPU Clock Amplitude Ctrl
PCI Express Clock
PCI Clock
Spread Spectrum
Over Clock Recovery

CPU Feature
EIST Function
Limit CPUID MaxVal
C1E Function
Execute Disable Bit
Vrtualization Technology
Frequency Unlimit
Core Multi-Processing
Cold Bug Boot Fix

All Voltage Control
CPU Voltage Multiplier
CPU Voltage Setting
CPU Vdroop Compensation

CPU PLL Voltage Setting
Cpu VTT Voltage Setting
Cpu GTL Ref 0. Voltage
Cpu GTL Ref 1. Voltage
Cpu GTL Ref 2. Voltage
Cpu GTL Ref 3. Voltage
NB Voltage Setting
NB GTL Ref Voltage
SB Voltage Setting

DRAM Voltage Setting Auto
DRAM Pull-Up Voltage Auto
DRAM Pull-Down Voltage Auto
DRAM Ref Voltage Auto

Memory Timing Control
ECC Scrubing Auto
Dram Timing Selectable Auto
Cas Latency Time (tCL) Auto
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Auto
RAS# Precharge (tRP) Auto
Precharge Delay (tRAS) Auto
Row Refresh Cycle (tRFC) Auto
Performance Level Auto
Write to Precharge (tWR) Auto
Write to Read Delay (tWTR) Auto
Act to Act Delay (tRRD) Auto
Read to Precharge (tRTP) Auto
All Precharge to Refresh Auto
Refresh Period Ratio Auto
Refresh Period (tREF) Auto
Command Per Clock Auto
R2RD Same Rank (tRTRD) Auto
R2RD Different Rank (tRTRD) Auto
W2RD Same Rank (tWTRS) Auto
W2RD Different Rank (tWTRS) Auto
FSB Gain 1 Auto
FSB Gain 2 Auto
FSB Gain 3 Auto
FSB Gain 4 Auto
Dimm1 Clock Skew Adjust Auto
Dimm2 Clock Skew Adjust Auto
Dimm3 Clock Skew Adjust Auto
Dimm4 Clock Skew Adjust Auto
Dimm1 Control Skew Adust Auto
Dimm2 Control Skew Adust Auto
Dimm3 Control Skew Adust Auto
Dimm4 Control Skew Adust Auto
Dram 1/2 Command Skew Auto
Dram 3/4 Command Skew Auto

jolliffee
07-11-2008, 09:18 AM
Thanks Saaya!

I've lost my way a few times now because I'd not recorded my settings, this will be a massive help.

Harshal
07-11-2008, 01:07 PM
Should be good if I can get board with work with my OCZ :p

HDCHOPPER
07-13-2008, 08:05 AM
hahahahaaahaaaa eye have 2 tablets full of settings for my mars

saaya tell em to give you a raise:D

saaya
07-14-2008, 01:05 AM
thanks guys! :toast:

yeah i always used to write down notes about settings left and right on anything, cornflake cardboxes, dvd boxes, on the table, on my monitor :lol:
then i started to use excel to have less of a mess and to always find the settings again that i was looking for, and its working great for me :D

Oliver
07-22-2008, 05:02 AM
Sweet work Sasacha...

Exactly the same work around David and i use when we pretest...

Keep up the good work man...

saaya
07-22-2008, 08:29 PM
thanks :toast:
if you have any recommendations lmk!

Spork!
06-25-2009, 12:17 AM
/me dummy, no excell / spreadsheet on my comp.
dl'ing open office now :)

Wotcher
06-25-2009, 01:11 AM
/me dummy, no excell / spreadsheet on my comp.
dl'ing open office now :)

/Facepalm ... /end Facepalm

Taswegians :shrug:

pffffffffft

lmfao

:ROTF: :rofl:

Pekalion
01-24-2010, 01:50 PM
Thank you alot saaya! This is going to work for me. I was with a really simple configuration for my Q9550, yesterday I took it off and put a PIV 631 in the BlackOps, and now is a pain for my ass to get that config.

PD: I'm having problems to get to 310 FSB with the 631, indeed, is rock solid in 4500Mhz with less than 1.325v, but when I reach 310Fsb, not matter what config I place in the Bios, it will not reach Windows, and when using SetFSB is the same, 310fsb and BSOD. Can you give me a hand or at least some tips for this mother?