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Hello all.
I just upgraded my system.
My biggest worry was that I could not get all 4 sticks of my value ram to work on a dfi MOBO.
Right now test is at 74% and no errors so thats good news.

However, the memory is running at ddr3300, 165mhz.

Timings are 2.5 3 3 7 (dual channel 128 bits).

Is this extraordinarily slow?

Your input is welcome and appreciated.

Thank you.
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My advice is leave them running at DDR333 - don't fiddle with that.

Overclock to get them back up to their standard speeds.

Timings are fine
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Thanks for the quick reply posser.
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Hello,

Well I use Kingston memory on my DFI board with no problems.

Saying that though there are 2 problems I can see with your current setup firstly DFI boards do not "generally" like Kingston and even advise against using them on DFI motherboards the only exceptions to this rule tend to be the Winbond BH-5 based modules not the "value" range.

Secondly the use of 4 memory modules can lead to further issues. The memory controllers built "on die" generally struggle to address 4 modules and tend to reduce the speed of DDR400 to DDR333. It is not a limitation of DFI but a limitation of AMD.

Since your system in all other aspects is a cracking rig, Do it some justice and get some "Non-Value" RAM

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NP, also consider emailing Kingston and getting a list of all the settings so you can set them manually.
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NP, also consider emailing Kingston and getting a list of all the settings so you can set them manually.
I actualy have these numbers, but I cant access them till dfi-street comes back up. Do you think I can get all 4 to run at ddr400 running them with manual settings?
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I actualy have these numbers, but I cant access them till dfi-street comes back up. Do you think I can get all 4 to run at ddr400 running them with manual settings?
unlikely. See my previous post for explanation.
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unlikely. See my previous post for explanation.
Just saw it. Unfortunately I wont be getting new memory for a while.

To tell you the truth I was going to wait to get memory till my next upgrade when i jump to a core 2 duo, which uses differnt type of memory.

Do you suggest I run this with only 2 ram chips, at 1 gig ram?

Right now the memory seems stable. 2 passes zero errors.
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Well I would imagine that your memory will perform much better with just 2 modules. Try it see how you get on.

Out of interest what are the memory module chips labelled as? Since Kingston at one point "binned" high spec IC's for the value range as have other manufacturers when stocks of lesser chips were not available to meet the demand. You might be one of the lucky few who won this "lottery"
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Well I would imagine that your memory will perform much better with just 2 modules. Try it see how you get on.

Out of interest what are the memory module chips labelled as? Since Kingston at one point "binned" high spec IC's for the value range as have other manufacturers when stocks of lesser chips were not available to meet the demand. You might be one of the lucky few who won this "lottery"
Where should I look? On the chips themselves?
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I7 2600k Sandy Bridge@4200 mhz , 1.24 v stable P67 FTW 3x EVGA gtx 480 hydrocooled  ddr3 2133 gskill ripjaws. 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 300 gig velociraptor in Raid 0 for strorage,  120 gig corsair SSD boot drive dvd r/rw 480 mm bix radiator dedicated to video cards, 1... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 x64 3x dell 2408wfp check Toughpower 1200watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian-Li pc-p80 check check Bose sound system 
Audio
Bose sound system 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 2600k Sandy Bridge@4200 mhz , 1.24 v stable P67 FTW 3x EVGA gtx 480 hydrocooled  ddr3 2133 gskill ripjaws. 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 300 gig velociraptor in Raid 0 for strorage,  120 gig corsair SSD boot drive dvd r/rw 480 mm bix radiator dedicated to video cards, 1... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 x64 3x dell 2408wfp check Toughpower 1200watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian-Li pc-p80 check check Bose sound system 
Audio
Bose sound system 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 2600k Sandy Bridge@4200 mhz , 1.24 v stable P67 FTW 3x EVGA gtx 480 hydrocooled  ddr3 2133 gskill ripjaws. 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 300 gig velociraptor in Raid 0 for strorage,  120 gig corsair SSD boot drive dvd r/rw 480 mm bix radiator dedicated to video cards, 1... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 x64 3x dell 2408wfp check Toughpower 1200watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian-Li pc-p80 check check Bose sound system 
Audio
Bose sound system 
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