Yes it does. idk what you mean by How. umm you set the ram voltage in the bios.
Now for my own question which i have probably touched on in this post previously. Im really wanting to know how many people here with ds3l boards run into the issue i run into every once in a while. every once in a while my pc fails to boot.
It does the automatic restart thing at bios level where it restarts 2 times then all my settings are gone, i simple re-enable everything then im fine until next time it happens.
So to you ds3l owners, does your pc start 100% of the time and you guys never experience this ?? Ive tried a bunch of things and was hoping it would never happen again, but alas i woke up today pushed the shiny silver power button and here i am again. Maybe this is normal and i should stop beating myself up trying to figure it out. Hook me up with your feedback pm or in the trhead Thanks Guys
I had set it up at 460FSB for 3.22G on my E6550, ran prime 95 36hrs w/o error. memtest86 12 pass without error. Then I found out xp sp2 would not come out of standby. drop to 450FSB and standby worked fine. That was my baseline but I still had the problem.
I installed cubase studio4 which this system was built for and a day later I got a call: video locks then sound drops out.
It was dropping the firewire sound (MOTU traveller) hardware on boot also.
I kicked up pcie volts from +0.1 to +0.2 seemed to work, +0.3 gave a loud pop on boot through the sound system. I stumbled on this by accident thinking the video issue was separate.
I still had the problem (see my many other posts about this) then I kicked up the Vcore. I had set bios to 1.35000 to see 1.291 in cpuz under load, 1.31 idle. I wanted to keep temps down.
I finally ended up setting bios to 1.37500 and cubase settled down and ran fine. cpuz showed 1.344 Vcore idle and under load, temps were still fine (in the 30s). even with prime 95 full load it only came up to mid 50s same as with the lower Vcore.
Setting the Vcore higher seemed to solve this dropped settings problem. I'm very happy with AC freezer7. since this was my 1st OC and I still wanted a long life and cool running PC I made the mistake of running Vcore unreasonably low. (I had read of others getting this on 1.26 and 1.28 Vcore but it WAY DID NOT WORK FOR ME).
I hope this helps, I was dissapointed nobody came through with much good advice for my case. see other posts in this thread about smart fan, bios ver., legacy usb, and others probs causing this for others. One guy fixed this with a little looser memory timing. went from 4-4-4-12 to 4-4-4-14 which was grat for him but didn't help me (I was still very glad he tried to help). I have smart fan on and did not have usb, ahci issues or anything. just low Vcore.
I AM JUST PISSED THAT STABLE ON PRIME95 CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO MEAN STABLE. CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A BETTER STRESS/STABILITY TEST??????
Edited by claytona - 5/31/08 at 8:15am