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Update: I installed the Crucial Ballistix (4x1GB), set the BIOS timings (4-4-4-12) and DDRv (+0.4V). This actually, now, the third set of RAM I've installed in this build. When I launch BIOSHOCK (as an example, it's happened in other games as well), the system freezes after 5-10 minutes. And only when there's 4GB of RAM installed (no problem with only 2GB). Anyway I reset the BIOS to optimized defaults and changed the boot order and RAM timings/voltage only and same problem occurred. I'm kind of at my wit's end on this one and I'm not sure what to try to check next. I have run memtest (v.34, I think) and I get RAM errors regardless of the RAM that's installed or the configuration (1 DIMM, 1 Pair, 2 Pairs, etc).

Any thoughts??

Thanks!

Jim
Try what stranglx302 suggested. When you have all your RAM slots filled, you have to loosen your timings, so if you don't want to leave it on Auto, try 5-5-5-18 and 2T (cannot do 1T with four sticks, from what I understand).
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I would like to add my 3dMark and SuperPI times to the list!

3dMark06: 13740
Superpi: 15 seconds

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...DMarkPIGPU.jpg

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Ok, I'll add you in.
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SkyDawg: thanks for the update. This may well help other people if they encounter a similar problem. Cheers.



I doubt it's your RAM timings. Rather, you may have to bump your vcore up a notch or two. If you want to be sure of stability, I suggest running Prime95 for a minimum of 8 hours, and 12 hours is better. If you pass after that, you can declare your system stable.

As to your previous question about memory speed, I'm not sure if you can manually set it to 800 MHz or not. You could try fiddling with the multiplier to see if it gets you closer to 800 MHz. But most things I've read seem to conclude it's better to leave your memory synced to your FSB (1:1 ratio).
Thank You. You were right. Bumping the vcore worked. No more errors in prime95.
I have concern regarding the core temps. Using core temp 0.95 The cores read 37 31 30 37 at idle and 52 45 44 52 under load. The 2 middle ones are always 7degrees cooler. Is this normal or is it a HS placement issue? Zalman 9500. It would be nice to have them all at the lower end.
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Oh.....now I'm strange, huh???

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Try what stranglx302 suggested. When you have all your RAM slots filled, you have to loosen your timings, so if you don't want to leave it on Auto, try 5-5-5-18 and 2T (cannot do 1T with four sticks, from what I understand).
Tried that reset everything in M.I.T. basically back to default (left CIA disabled) - including the voltage settings. Same problem. Bioshock crashes after 5 minutes. Is there something else I should be looking at at this point (could it be my video card drivers and not the RAM). This only happens in some games, but only when 4GB is installed - not when 2GB was installed, so I just assumed that it was RAM issue...

Thanks!

Jim
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Tried that reset everything in M.I.T. basically back to default (left CIA disabled) - including the voltage settings. Same problem. Bioshock crashes after 5 minutes. Is there something else I should be looking at at this point (could it be my video card drivers and not the RAM). This only happens in some games, but only when 4GB is installed - not when 2GB was installed, so I just assumed that it was RAM issue...

Thanks!

Jim
You should have still had the ram set at +.3 or .+4. That is the default for ballistix.
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Also, have you bumped the MCH volts and FSB volts? I have them both at +.1v.
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Well, I've been battling this all night.

Updated BIOS: doesn't overclock.
Tried resetting to fail-safe and try again: nope.
Tried resetting to optimal settings and tried again: didn't work

The BIOS says it's overclocked, but CPU-Z doesn't say so.
Is there another way I can verify if it is overclocking?

Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm happy as heck with the computer. I just want a little more...not trying to set records. Any suggestions?
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Well, I've been battling this all night.

Updated BIOS: doesn't overclock.
Tried resetting to fail-safe and try again: nope.
Tried resetting to optimal settings and tried again: didn't work

The BIOS says it's overclocked, but CPU-Z doesn't say so.
Is there another way I can verify if it is overclocking?

Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm happy as heck with the computer. I just want a little more...not trying to set records. Any suggestions?
You manually cleared the CMOS too?
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Yes, manually cleared the CMOS, according to manual instructions.
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