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Am I supposed to have tCR set to 2T, like CPUZ shows?

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Blah blah blah problems issues blah blah blah background blah blah. Skip everything past the next sentence, that's the meat of my post:

Bottom Line:
CPUZ's SPD page shows Command Rate 2T, but I have it set to 1T. The BIOS SPD table reports the same thing from reading the DiMMS... Haven't tried changing it -- should I?


Currently I'm running @ CPU stock speed/auto volts & have RAM set to 1333, 1.65 manually & 9-9-9-24 (stock speed for the RAM).


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I got a new M5A97 and am having strange issues. Not sure if it's RAM or what, and haven't completely ruled out possibility GPU &/or RAM were damaged at the same time my previous mobo went zzzt! from a water-cooling mishap. Even under stock speeds, while folding or surfing the web, I've seen the issues described in the pics below. Both IntelBurnTest & wprime32 pass the shorts tests I have thrown at them, and Memtest86 & Furmark don't detect anything with hardware.

I know this RAM (in sig) RAM isn't pretty bad stuff, but I'm stuck with it for now.

Plenty more questions I could raise if changing the Command Rate doesn't fix it or is a bad idea. . . Below are some shots of what happens when I know things are going badly -- weird rendering of web pages, and all of a sudden the text in the Folding@Home client turns into lots of white space & square boxes instead of characters -- as if RAM were corrupt. Symptoms include: Folding@home failures, where otherwise I was stable with same CPU, RAM, PSU, GPU -- the only change has been the mobo. My PSU is slightly underpowered, or rather barely enough for my needs -- it's a 400W Xigmatek and does meet the needs according to the extreme PSU calc. Could be due to that but I doubt it, because I have UPS battery and the most it looks the system uses is 300, and that's when I was OC'd to 4ghz and folding (though agreeably that's cutting it too close for comfort -- upgrading PSU is on the list right next getting better memory).

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In most cases.... Auto.. thumb.gif and BTW thats for SLOT 2, check slot 1 i bet its 1T instruction set
    
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On this board, with 2 modules, you are supposed to put them in the blue slots, #2 & #4, not 1 & 2... as you can see, Slot # 1 is empty.. . .

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Re: Auto setting, though, that's my point. How come CPUZ and the BIOS SPD table are both showing 2T? That doesn't happen for most RAM does it?
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