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The ballistix are designd to boot up following the JDEC standard for DDR2 ram. The JDEC standard is what mother board manufacturers follow. So all bords default to 1.8v which is the standard of 1.8v with 5-5-5-15 timmings. But they are able to run at 2.2v with 4-4-4-12 timings.

Also if you open up CPU-Z and look in the SPD tab, yu will see that the DDR2 800 set are also designed to run in enhanced profile (EPP) of 5-5-5-15 at DDR2 1000 speeds.

So if you want to run them at the manufacturer's specs, set the ram voltage to 2.2v and the timings to 4-4-4-12 DDR2 800
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I have to run my Tracers at 2.3v(in BIOS) with 4-4-4-12 @ 800MHz or I get instability issues.
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Originally Posted by KingsidePressure View Post
Nevermind, I did a little bit of fishing around and found the information I needed. Now I just need to know if I did this right.

This is a picture of my voltages.


My voltages jumped from 2.0 to 2.05 to 2.10 to 2.20, so no setting of 2.18, so I just did 2.10

This is a picture of my timings.


Did I do everything correctly?

That looks good, now if you wanted to run the ram faster for a little better performance you could set it to ddr2 800 or close by changing the divider that is highlighted in the first pic but not necessary.

Also with that ram you could honestly get away with running it at lower volts more then likely but the settings you got should work great for now till you learn some more.
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post #14 of 14
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I have to run my Tracers at 2.3v(in BIOS) with 4-4-4-12 @ 800MHz or I get instability issues.
Are you sure that your actually getting that voltage to the ram. If you can check with a multi meter and see whats actually getting delivered. I know that most boards undervolt the ram a bit and most have a vdroop of sorts on the vdimm. The abit boards like the ip35 pro does the opposite and overvolts a little bit and a little bit more when under full load. Just a thought. Thats pretty odd behavior for ballistics.

Also did you play with vmch, that sometimes if set to low will mask itself as memory errors.
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