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Ok, so before (when i had the asrock 939 dual sataII) my memory was hitting past 250fsb, now my fsb is 240, but i am running my ram at a divider (200:166mhz) to make it stable... is anyone familiar with this board? The are soooo many options in the bios for the ram and i dont know how to set it up. Like i said, this should be able to push OVER 250fsb, and now its like around 200.
    
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Have u tryed raising the memory voltage?
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Have u tryed raising the memory voltage?
thats not the problem, its something to do with the 20+ ram options in the bios. i cant figure out wat i need to change. This BIOS has waaaaaaaaay more options than any other board ive used before.

well bad new and good news:

Cpu-z score went up 2 secs (due to 30+mhz ram drop i would imagine)

3Dmark06 went up almost 100 points, which means the pcix on this board is definately more efficient than on the last board (because my ram is crippled a bit right now). So, hopefully once i get my ram situation settled, i can get my score up to 5800+, maybe 6000 if i can push the cpu a little more.
    
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MaKe sure your ram is in the Orange slots.
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MaKe sure your ram is in the Orange slots.
ive got 4 sticks, so all are used
    
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ive got 4 sticks, so all are used
Typically the yellow slots will not go above 240 fsb. Amd's memory controllers don't play nice with 4x512 or 4x1bg sticks of ram. I would try taking out the ram sticks that are in the yellow slots and see if you can go further, if so then you will know what the problem is.
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Typically the yellow slots will not go above 240 fsb. Amd's memory controllers don't play nice with 4x512 or 4x1bg sticks of ram. I would try taking out the ram sticks that are in the yellow slots and see if you can go further, if so then you will know what the problem is.
well they wouldnt even do 230...

y would the slots matter tho... i thought that was color coding for dual channel?
    
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it's not a good idea to use all of the ram slots on DFI mobos. If i were you, i would sell 4x512mb rams and get a 2x1GB kit...
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post #9 of 21
Well the yellow slots are crap. The orange ones work best. Yes you can get dual channel using the same colors. When I first got my mobo I had the ram in the yellow slots and could not overclock very much at all. A member told me to use the orange ones and worked like a charm. At the time I had a 3700 Sandy. I got it up to 2.71.
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i got it, was messing with the settings, and now i can boot at (200:180)
gonna try some more.

EDIT: 1:1 ratio hooah!

now lets see if i can tighten these weird timings a bit. I guess ill just do one at a time, gonna take a while lol
    
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