Funny thing you should mention the 1T & 2T command timing. my ebay sli dr board will not run any ram at a 1T command rate. well I can get it to boot into windows w/1T but the second I run everest cache and memory benchmark the system crashes and restarts it self. is this a common problem w these boards or does this board have some sort of defect??? Any one have any idea's as to a componant fix???
So far that is the only thing that I have been able to find wrong with the board other then it takes a little longer to boot then my other sli dr board. I wonder if the cpu has something to do with the speed of which it detects the ram and runs post to finally booting into windows. I don't remember the board with the opty 180 taking this long when I had the 3500+ in it.
Your 3500+ was a single core so there is a bit of a difference. Have you installed the dual core optimizer? Have you configured your boot.ini to load with "two cores"? Go to Start -> Run and type, "msconfig". Go to the boot.ini tab -> Advanced Options. Where it says, "/NUMPROC=" change it to 2. It may not help but it's worth a shot.