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Crucial ballistix on any x38/48 mobo turns out to be pretty bad. I had ballistix and I would not get stable past 3.6, but once I got the dominator here I am at 4.0
You are right, the only thing that seems to be holding me back is my RAM. I can get 400x8 for 3.2 Ghz stable (Ram @ 533 for 5/4 ratio). But anything else I try my computer becomes unstable. I did 450x8 3.6Ghz for a benchmark test (which was AWESOME, 3dMark went up 1500 points ), but my ram was unstable. 3dMark did okay with the one run, but OCCT would error and PCWizard 2008 would hang when it tried to detect the ram. I would love to get a stable 24/7 3.6 Ghz, I miss that 3dMark score
 
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post #222 of 339
So anyone else know how to fix my little issue?

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Secondary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatable
Press F1 to continue.



I get that every time I boot up. Anyone know why?


I have two RAID0ed raptors in SATA0 and SATA1, and a DVD drive in SATA4. Nothing in the IDE.
    
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post #223 of 339
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Arjy, has your issue been resolved?
If you arent using the IDE ports, you could just disable the IDE in bios, makes for a slightly faster boot as well.
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post #224 of 339
Hey overclock.net!

New here, and new to owning a machine from the current decade; this looks like just the forum for me....
need help determining a safe level for pll voltage, as information seems sparse on the topic. here's some specs for my new machine and then a couple questions....

Mobo: Asus Maximus extreme, no liquid attached
CPU: Q6600 (GO Stepping) LGA775
RAM: 2x1GB Kingston DDR3@1066 (PC-8500)
BIOS: 1007
1xAsus EAH3870top (heatsink model)
thermaltake big typhoon 120mm
thermaltake soprano silver

so I've uninstalled the asus software (junk imo) and am clocking manually from BIOS, currently all voltages set to "auto", FSB @ 354Mhz, cpu multiplier "auto" (to allow for 6x during idle to save power), ram @ 1410Mhz.
CPU-Z reports my cpu voltage at 1.38v, way under intel's spec; but i've just noticed that the "auto" pll voltage is hovering just over 1.8 and the bios paints the value red.....
What is a safe pll value? should i override the "auto" board setting to something lower (1.7)?
Other than pll voltage everything in the build is performing beautifully and I'm hoping to squeeze a bunch more out of the cpu, but I'm returning some **** to default until I can find some answers about safe pll voltage.
Thanks in advance
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Arjy, has your issue been resolved?
If you arent using the IDE ports, you could just disable the IDE in bios, makes for a slightly faster boot as well.
Still no resolution, and I have disabled the IDE ports I believe. Can someone remind me how to do this?
    
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post #226 of 339
It's called PATA in BIOS. Same screen as where you choose the HD Audio and LAN settings.
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post #227 of 339
Turns out I did have it disabled, so still not fix. However I found a way to set it so that i dont have to press F1 to pass it, which is good enough for now I suppose.
    
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post #228 of 339
I have to do the same thing for my PS/1 keyboard. For some reason, the port stopped working after I reinstalled my secondary graphics card last week. Odd, but no biggie since I'm using an USB keyboard.

It's slightly irritating, but not a show-stopper.
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post #229 of 339
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Originally Posted by Arjy View Post
Crucial ballistix on any x38/48 mobo turns out to be pretty bad. I had ballistix and I would not get stable past 3.6, but once I got the dominator here I am at 4.0
Was the crucial holding you back even if you ran the ram really loose or it wouldn't go past 3.6 1:1?
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post #230 of 339
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Was the crucial holding you back even if you ran the ram really loose or it wouldn't go past 3.6 1:1?
yeah. And i'm not the only one who has had that problem, so I know it wasnt just my specific ram.
    
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