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I'm having a weird problem on my A8N, I've got it set so the ram is 1:1, but its always about 10mhz behind the Bus Link. Any ideas? It was fine untill I got above 220, at 225 the ram was at 215, at 230 the ram was 220 ect.

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It is because you have a 10.5 multiplier. The memory is computed as follows:

Divisor = ceiling{(CPU speed * stock HTT) / (divider * HTT)}
Memory speed = CPU speed / divisor

In your case:

Divisor = ceiling{(2625.2 * 200) / (200 * 250)} = ceiling{525,040 / 50,000} = ceiling{10.5} = 11
Memory speed = 2625.2 / 11 = 238.65

Half-integer multipliers tend to introduce strange things in memory speeds as we have just shown. A 10x or a 11x would solve that issue. However, I would test your bandwidths and benchmarks with Everest and SuperPi... if the system performs best at DDR-477 as above, why worry about it?
     
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I'm having a weird problem on my A8N, I've got it set so the ram is 1:1, but its always about 10mhz behind the Bus Link. Any ideas? It was fine untill I got above 220, at 225 the ram was at 215, at 230 the ram was 220 ect.

Mine does the same thing when I use a stock 9x multiplier (on my Opty 165). Like Blitz said, try going down to the 10x multiplier, and see how that works for you. You might find that your current settings might be faster though, by using the Everest Memory benchmark (found in Everest Ultimate).
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Ah thanks to both of you + rep . I found its faster at 250 and the x10 then 240 with x10.5 with the everest benchmark.
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Ah thanks to both of you + rep . I found its faster at 250 and the x10 then 240 with x10.5 with the everest benchmark.
I have found that higher HTT speeds with a lower multiplier (even if the RAM speed is still the same) usually ends up being faster as well. I'm not talking RAM dividers, I'm talking about RAM speed (as close as I could get to the same at least).

For example:
I tried running 200x9 with the 250 divider
250x7.5 with the 200 divider
325x5.5 with the 166 divider (might have used 6x multi, don't remember)

And the higher the HTT speed was, the faster my memory benchmarks came out to be. Even though my memory speeds were just about equal on each run.

Yet another reason why I need to find a board capable of 350+ HTT stable with a dual core....
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Which OS should Second Life get? XP or Win7. She's only got 2GB of RAM.
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Which OS should Second Life get? XP or Win7. She's only got 2GB of RAM.
Why not experiment with Linux
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Which OS should Second Life get? XP or Win7. She's only got 2GB of RAM.
Even with Windows Vista, that rig would work beautifully. So Windows 7, or as Tator recommended, you could try out Linux too .
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Even with Windows Vista, that rig would work beautifully. So Windows 7, or as Tator recommended, you could try out Linux too .
Well, from now on Second Life is going to be the rig I tinker with. I might put a small 5GB partition on for Ubuntu just for giggles, but I really want to fold on the 8800GTS, so I'm going to need Windows.

You say Win7 works well with only 2GB of DDR400? We shall see.

Edit: Also, I'm impressed with the temps in the BIOS. The CPU levels out at just over 30C with 1.35v at stock clocks. And that's using Arctic Silver Ceramique, without properly cleaning either the chip or the heatsink. And that might even go down after a couple power cycles. With the other Opty 165 I had, I think idle temps were above 30C under a Big Typhoon. I'm using a stock heatsink!
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Well, from now on Second Life is going to be the rig I tinker with. I might put a small 5GB partition on for Ubuntu just for giggles, but I really want to fold on the 8800GTS, so I'm going to need Windows.

You say Win7 works well with only 2GB of DDR400? We shall see.
That it does...and on a single core K8 clocked at a measly 1.8GHz. I honestly cannot tell a difference between what's in my sig, and my Opty 165 @ 3.1GHz + 4GB of RAM....until its game time.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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