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Running the setup in my sig and when I started the oc process, I set the ram to 533(266)mhz to create my 1:1. My current setup allows for a max oc of 3.0ghz (see "can't get stable" thread in this forum). Needless to say, my ram is now only functioning at pc2 4800. I would like to change that and get it running at rated speed but is this going to do nothing for me? I'm assuming 1:1 is optimal but what the hek, Orthos doesn't even push ram past 62%.

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Well... what are your current settings?

What does Orthos memory usage have to do with anything?
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Hello DuckieHo:

Current settings: fsb 300, mem at pc2 4800, 4 4 4 12. And Orthos doesn't have anything to do with anything aside from the fact that it doesn't stress ram to 100% (it used to with other ram). Just noting it.

Which other settings would you like to know?
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So...I upped the speed on my ram, from what I understand so far is 1:1 is great but ram should run faster than cpu (I hope I have that right).

Problem now is: I only have the option to select pc2 mem not actual speed so I set to pc2 8000, the oc on my cpu brings ram up to pc2 8500 (confirmed during POST). I set my timings to 5 5 5 12 (Mushkin says 5 5 4 12) and tried full spectrum of volts 2.2 ~ 2.35. Booted into memtest86 and errors after only five minutes in all volt range.

Right now running at pc 2 7200 (ddr900 - 450mhz) 5 5 5 12 timings and 2.25 volts memtest86 been running now for about 15 minutes with no errors but what the hek!!! Ram is rated at pc 2 8500 5 5 4 12. What am I doing wrong?

Ok, I take it back. All is not good at current test speed. Memtest froze after 0:15:34 Pass 1 at 19% thirteed per cent of test completed (block move, 64 moves). I really hope someone can help.

Started memtest again all same but ram at 400mhz (pc2 6400).

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I can't get my mem to run correctly faster than 600mhz (300 really). Desperately seeking help.
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This is really wierd. Went home for lunch (didn't get to eat but did this)...I tried loosening the timings on my ram all the way (as far as the board allows) to get them to run correctly. No luck. Then I set timings to auto and tried to run at pc2 8500. I don't know why (maybe because timings on auto?) but now memtest86 doesn't boot from cd on startup (I tried more than once) so I used Vista's memtest (I'm sure not the best but). Had error after 2 minutes (@2.3v and 2.35v).

Back to bios, left timings on auto, 2.3v, 500mhz (pc2 8000). Vista memtest ran fine, booted to vista64 running Orthos now for a while (about 1hr) and all is good (this has nothing to do with mem problem but wierd thing now is that core temps dropped 5c since last night with only 2c ambient change - wierd, anyway)

Running pretty stable now (with, I think no mem errors) but ram is not at rated and timings are much looser than rated (can't remember but either - 6 6 5 18 or 6 6 5 20).

I haven't got any feedback from anyone but I'm updating so that if someone has anything to say you already have most of what I've done.

If I am way off in the process, I hope someone can let me know. Very new at this but I've read all the guides pretty thoroughly and also researched other member's setups similar to mine...you guys (and gals) have some nice equipment, my compliments.

Thanks again,
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